8th Grade Celebration and Awards Ceremony
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
BMS Principal Monette addresses the audience.
BMS Principal Monette addresses the audience.

Baird Middle School Principal, Stacy Monette, and Assistant Principal, Mary Dobek, were proud to welcome family, staff and the entire 8th grade class to the BMS gymnasium for the 8th Grade Celebration and Awards Ceremony on June 19th.  For the 8th grade class, this ceremony signified the conclusion of the last three years of hard work at the middle school, and the soon to be start of their high school journey.

Class members also remembered their missing classmate and friend, Eren Yanbul, who passed away on June 15th, after tragically drowning in a pool. To honor his fun and charismatic personality students placed a t-shirt of his favorite cartoon character- The Flash - along with the props used by Eren when he portrayed the Police Officer in the spring musical production of Annie, on an empty chair among his classmates. All who knew Eren agreed that although his physical presence was missed, his spirit was very much with them during the ceremony.

In addition to honoring the graduates, Monette also congratulated and thanked two BMS staff members who will be retiring at the end of the school year- Irene Pereira, BMS Chorus/Drama Teacher and Paulette Robillard, BMS Library paraprofessional.

Congratulations to the class of 2021, and best of luck as you continue to achieve your educational goals and dreams at Ludlow High School.  Click here to view the program from the evening's celebration. Below is a list of the award recipients and a video montage of photos from the ceremony created by Tina Gilbert, 8th grade English teacher.

The Mason Lindblad Award- This award is named after a former member of the Student Support Department and is awarded for most improved student.

Emma  Sotiropoulos

The Quiet Leadership Award-  This award is named in memory of Kristopher Walsh, a former student of Baird Middle School and is awarded for student leader.

Liam Smyth

The William R. Rooney Award- This award is named in memory of William R. Rooney, former principal of Baird Middle School, and is awarded for student writer.

Jhulie Gail Keziah Abanador

The Donna M. Hogan Award-  This award is named in honor of Donna Hogan, former Principal of Baird Middle School, and is awarded for student reader.

Avery Leary

The Diana Roy Award - This award is named in honor or Diana Roy, former BMS English teacher and Curriculum Director for the Ludlow Public Schools, and is awarded to a student for Outstanding Achievement for English Learners.

Anna Roznial

Highest Academic Achievement Awards

Drew Woishnis, Lizette Alves and Sydney St. Marie 


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8th Grade Celebration and Awards Ceremony Students Receive Accolades for Award Winning C-SPAN Video Students of Character - RESILIENCE 2nd Annual Career Fair Inspires Students Highlights from the Musical Production of Annie Lia Group Surprise Squad Honors Mrs. Desforges
Paige, Chloe and their Robot! Students of Character- COMMITMENT 6th Grader Torcato Zina Competes at the Massachusetts Geographic Bee Drama Club to Present the Musical, Annie BMS Symphonic Band Takes Away a Bronze at the MICCA Concert Festival 2017 Spaghetti Dinner Students Win Regional Patriot's Pen Awards BMS Students Receive National C-SPAN Award Students of Character- CITIZENSHIP Mrs. Monette's Day as a 6th Grade BMS Student Mr. Quinn Receives 2017 Teaching in Excellence Award 7th Grader, Gabriel Rivera, Wins 2016 Red Ribbon Contest 6th Grader, Torcato Zina, Takes 1st Place in Geography Bee Students of Character- COMPASSION 4th Place Finish for Project Purple Video- CONGRATULATIONS! C-SPAN Interviews Focus on National Issues Foreign Language Students Share Holiday Merriment! Frosty Spreads Holiday Fun! Massachusetts Elector Interviewed by Students Spreading Kindness at Baird Students of Character- INTEGRITY Senator Eric Lesser Interviewed for C-Span Project 8th Graders Writing for Task, Purpose and Audience Margolis Miles for Music Donates $1000 to BMS Music Program Community Service Club Supports Classmate Collecting Items for those in Need Baird's Got Talent 2016! Rotary Club Donates $4,500 to the Harmony Bridge Program Kaitlyn Rodrigues Wins Top Honors with her Patriot's Pen Essay Butter Braids Fundraiser Raises $12,000 to Support Student Activities Students of Character- RESPECT Stations of Impairment Offer First Hand Effects of Drug & Alcohol Abuse Annual Halloween Dance 2016 Band Bash a Musically Ghoulish Night! Project Purple Club Spreads Message of Acceptance to Chapin Street Students Chris Herren Brings his Message to Baird Students #goodbetterBaird Community Service Club Volunteers at Day for Kids Event New York Time's Best Selling Author Visits BMS Posters Share Messages of Kindness Grade 8 English Students Off to a Great Start! 2016 Open House Pitching in for Kids Baird Middle School Principal Announced