MS Happenings

Bill Roberts Annual Auction is just a few weeks away!!!!

Bill Roberts Annual Auction IS JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY!!!

We hope that you can join us on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the History Colorado Center for Bill Roberts’ Annual Auction, Colorful Colorado! This year’s auction will feature great food and drinks, amazing silent and live auction items, fun games, and a DJ to dance the night away! Purchase your tickets to attend in person or bid on the silent auction items online.  Be on the lookout for some special “Middle School ONLY” auction items!

Expectation Reset!

It is that time of year where we need to reset some of our expectations with students.  Please keep the following in mind as we return to school:

  • Dress Code- Roberts or solid color sweatshirt/ shirt with logo no bigger than a fist
  • Phones- Need to be in lockers during the day.  They are not to be used during the school day in the building or on the playground.
  • Hallway transitions- students are expected to transition quickly and quietly.  Snacks should be eaten in hallway and not in classrooms (during nutrition break for 6th)
  • All students should be in all classes on time
  • No tackle football during recess
Community Potluck

What: The Bill Roberts Equity Committee invites you to join us for a potluck dinner. It is an opportunity to showcase the diversity within Bill Roberts and build community. The goal of this event is to come together, share our culture through food, and engage with fellow Bill Roberts families.

When: Thursday, March 16, 2023, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Bill Roberts Cafeteria

Cost: None – bring a dish to share if you’d like or just come enjoy food and time with other Bill Roberts families. Use the Sign Up Genius link to volunteer to bring a dish!
Club Updates

7th/8th Grade Quizbowl: All 7th and 8th graders are welcome to join for Trivia during lunch on Wednesdays in Mrs. Gallagher’s room!

Climbing Club: Stay tuned for an updated practice schedule. Tentatively our next practice is scheduled for Friday March 3rd. 

BSU: The Black Student Union has done a great job presenting their 28 days of Facts for Black History Month. We will continue to have BSU meetings on Monday at 7th/8th Grade lunch. 

6th Grade Quizbowl: We had a lot of fun last Friday and will meet again next week March 3rd

6th Grade French Club: Parlez-vous français? We have started a lunch club where we are learning some phrases in French and working on mastering those difficult French pronunciations. We will continue to meet at lunch recess on Tuesdays and every other Friday. Merci!

Sports Update

Spring Sports Information! 

  • Boys Baseball and Girls Soccer begin in mid-March! 
    • Try-out dates are TBD. 
  • If your child is interested in trying out for either sport, please have them fill out the following forms. They MUST be signed up in order to try out! 
  • Email Chelsea Teutsch or Keegan Nadon if you have any questions! 
Movie & Game Night on Thursday, March 2nd!

Bobcat Athletics is putting on a Movie and Game Night for students in 6th-8th grade! All proceeds go to our Athletics fund, which helps purchase equipment, scholarships, team apparel, and more! With our Sports program growing, we would like to purchase some Sport flags for the gym for each sport, in addition to some other items. 

Movie Night Information: 

  1. When: Thursday, March 2nd from 5:30-8pm
  2. Cost: $25 per student or $40 per family
    1. Cash only to Chelsea Teutsch
  3. We will provide pizza, games and a movie! 

If your child would like to participate, please sign them up using this form

Overnight Field Trip Information

We are so excited to have overnight field trips for all of our middle school students this year!  Here are the details:


  • Dates- May 15-17
  • Location- Keystone Science School
  • Parent Information Meeting- March 16th 6:30, zoom (look for link soon)


  • Dates- May 8-10
  • Location- YMCA, Estes Park
  • Parent Information Meeting- Monday, March 20th 6:30, Zoom (look for link soon)


  • Dates- May 22-26
  • Location- San Diego, CA
  • Parent Information Meeting-  Was this fall, here are the slides
Classroom Spotlight

Emily Roze – Finishing up our Metabolism unit by writing about Elisa and her test results we learned from Dr. Walker. We will be writing a final paragraph to showcase our diagnosis of her tiredness. 

Shari Connor- Math

6th: This week will finish up our unit on Equations and Inequalities.  We will begin our Geometry Unit next Monday!

7th:  We will only meet twice this week and will be taking the final assessment for our System of Equations and Inequalities unit.  We will begin to explore Functions on Monday!

8th (Core 5):  This week we will complete our unit on Logic and Proofs.  We explored a lot of Algebraic, Segment and Angle proofs.  Next up, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines and the rules, theorems and postulates we use in their proofs.

8th (Core 6):  We will be taking the final assessment for our System of Equations and Inequalities unit.  We will begin to explore Functions on Monday!

Kate Gallagher- This week we are reading chapter 10 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, along with researching notable female abolitionists. During Black History Month we have been making connections among the works of great Black writers, such as Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Ibram X. Kendi, Nic Stone, and many more. Students have been exploring overlapping themes in poetry, essays, and fiction as well as looking at the distinct voice of each writer.

James Harvey- 7th grade: We are finishing up our *LONG* unit on expressions and equations and will be taking our unit test next week. This week we are focused on expanding and factoring expressions. Check out the family materials here!

8th grade: We have laid the foundation for a holistic understanding of systems of equations and now we are going to apply our knowledge to start to find solutions to systems. There are a variety of solution pathways students can take and we will find out different strategies for solving. Check out the family materials here!

Kristen Roecker STEM- Students are turning in their Digital Colony Designs this week. They will then get to select from a variety of activities for the next portion of our Moon/Mars Colony Project: Monomyth, VEX VR Code, Build a Physical Model, Lego MindStorm. 

Sydney Simmons- This week we are having a discussion about the Civil Rights Movement for Black History Month. Students will be completing artist/author spotlights that help us to learn more about pivotal and key figures in Black history. We will continue reading from Unbroken, as well as working on our “Salute to Service” projects. 

Chelsea Teutsch- 

7th: Students are writing an argumentative essay about the Holy Land. 

8th: This week, students are peer reviewing and completing their argumentative essays about Andrew Jackson. 

CMAS Dates

6th Grade

  • Literacy- March 21st, 22nd, 23rd
  • Math – April 17th, 18th and 19th

7/8th Grade

  • Literacy-  April 10th,11th and 12th
  • Math – April 17th, 18th and 19th
  • Science- 8th Grade Only-  April 24th, 25th, and 26th
Important Dates

Friday, February 24th- Food Truck Friday

Saturday, March 4th- Annual Bill Roberts PTA Auction

Friday, March 10th- Middle School Spring Dance

Thursday, March 16th- 6th Grade Field Trip Parent Meeting

Thursday, March 16th- 8th Grade Continuation Pictures

Monday, March 20th- 7th Grade Field Trip Parent Meeting

Friday, March 17th- Progress Reports Go Home

Friday March 17th- Food Truck Friday

Tuesday, March 21st- Wednesday, April 26th- CMAS (See above for details)

Monday, March 27th- Monday, April 3rd- Spring Break

Wednesday, May 31st- Time TBD- 8th Grade Continuation