288 W Santa Monica Ave
Dededo, Guam 96929
8:00am - 3:30pm
CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS
Dec. 9 (Mon)
Lady of Camarin Holiday (Observed) - NO CLASSES
Dec. 10 (Tue)
6th Grade Assembly
Dec. 12 (Thu)
7th Grade Assembly
Dec. 16 (Mon)
8th Grade Assembly
Dec. 19 (Thu)
Dec. 20 (Fri)
Dec. 23 - Jan. 3
Christmas Break - NO CLASSES
Jan. 6 (Mon)
Make-Up Day (GOLD DAY)
Jan. 7 (Tue)
Professional Development Day - NO CLASSES
Jan. 8 (Wed)
Classes Resume (GOLD DAY)
PTO GENERAL MEETINGS ARE EVERY LAST WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH!
PowerSchool Parent Portal
Common Core Standards
Community Eligibility proVISION
Feed your NEED to Read with the BMS Book Fair and Book Swap!
Please support BMS PTO PIZZA HUT NIGHT 12.11.2019!
author of Isle of Blood and Stone, MAKIIA LUCIER - Former Roadrunner- conferences with BMS Book CLUB
Librarian, Mrs. Whitaker, hosts an interactive Google Hangout with author, Makiia Lucier, former BMS Roadrunner, and Shark Class of ‘93. The BMS book club read her book, Isle of Blood and Stone, and were able to speak with Ms. Lucier about it. (Submitted by Ms. Yolie Pilarca and Photo by Mr. Raymond Gibson)
"Happy Thanksgiving!" From our Roadrunner family
BMS is blessed by the avid and continuous support of all parents, families, and community partners in helping us to achieve our vision and mission for our students. We are grateful for all of you!
"ROADRUNNER EXPRESS" Sy2019-2020's first newsletter: Take a look!
Thank you to Project sottera and The palau's women association of guam!
For their teams' donations of feminine products so that our students can have them at no cost!
ROADRUNNERS LEARN ABOUT The construction TRADE WITH THE GUAM CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (Nov. 16, 2019)
WAY TO GO, boys soccer team, FOR valuING OUR community!
Thank you to Coach Sam and Coach Tess's guidance in helping our boys know the value in giving back to our school community. We are thoroughly blessed for the difference that you're making in our students!
Guam Peace Poster Contest Finalist: Congratulations, Abigail Gaza!
BMS SWEEPs THE GUAM ISLAND-WIDE WRITING CHALLENGE
Former Roadrunners and Silver Wolves took the 1st to 4th places on May 2019's Guam Island-Wide Writing Challenge. They were recognized for their accomplishment on Nov. 16, 2019: 1st Angel Munoz, 2nd Kyrie Santos, 3rd Jeanelle Maza, and 4th Ronald Illagas. Way to make us proud, Roadrunners!
Olympic Values Presentation 11.12.2019
VSABMS Roadrunners were treated to a presentation on Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship, and Respect by the Oceania National Olympic Commission, Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, and the Guam National Athletes Commission. This ties in with our school-wide learner outcomes: Value our Community, Make Positive Choices, and Strive for a Better Tomorrow. Our school feels certain that the Olympic organizations have instilled in our participating students a deeper spirit of perseverance, a greater sense of international comaraderie, and a renewed passion to serve their community through sports. Thank you to Ms. Karo Lalai, Mr. Jay Leon Guerrero, BMS alumna Ms. Richelle Tugade, BMS alumnus Mr. Paul John Dimalanta, Mr. Chris Duenas, Mr. Patrick Camacho, Ms. Jennifer Anson, Mr. Inoke Niubalavu, Ms. Pilar Shimizu, Ms. Tessa Marie Harman, Mr. Milton Kesapai, Mr. Jayden Francis, and Mr. Ricardo Dunn Blas, Jr. for your investment in our students!
Veteran's Day 11.11.2019: Thank you for your service!
Thank you for the sacrifices you've made that we enjoy our nation's freedom! Our Roadrunner family is also blessed to have our veterans on our side. Thank you so much for your service! From left to right: Ms. Amy Natuel, ESL teacher; Mr. Alden Bautista, 8th grade Language Arts teacher; Ms. Rosan Fernando, PTO Team Member and MAUES teacher; and Ms. Emelita Pineda, 7th grade math teacher. Not pictured: Ms. Dorris Abagatnan, 8th grade Interscholastic teacher.
Thank you to the Guam International Airport Authority for our new guard shack!
Special thanks to the VSABMS PTO, Ms. Roe-Ann Cruz, Mr. Patrick Flores Egrubay, and Mr. John Flores for assisting our school in order to make this happen. Roadrunners are truly blessed to be part of this community! Read more about our story with The Guam Post.
VSABMS LIBRARY FIRST EVER COMIC CON EVENT Oct. 30!
Comic Con is pop culture event highlighting comics, graphic novels, anime, movies, video games,and toys. With the high demand of graphic novels and anime in our library, our event coordinators, Ms. Alicia Whitaker and Ms. Rita Cortez, thought it would be a fitting event to promote our students' love of reading and tie it all together! The Comic Con featured a cosplay costume contest, the Global Cardboard Challenge, Anime Art Demo, Super Smash Brothers Tournament, and an Avengers: End Game movie screening. We would like to thank our awesome sponsors for making this event possible: Kai Productions, Bestseller, Tango Theatres, Cecilia Cruz, Colin and Bianca Leon Guererro, Ronel Cortez, Vangie Carlos, and Lorraine Salcedo.
Our Cosplay winners:
1st Place - Keyinn Santos
2nd Place - Dominique Quitugua
1st Place - Valentine Tano
2nd Place - Tommy Benavente
1st Place - Khloe Geroge-Estes
2nd Place - Michael Pontillas
1st Place - Dominique Quitugua
2nd Place - Ethan Aflague
Smash Bros Tournament Winner - Samyah Thompson
vsabms sba: Congratulations on your winning entry for the red ribbon week video contest!
Roadrunners are it again! SBA took home 2nd prize with their winning video entry. Awesome job to students and advisors, Mr. Jeremie De Leon! Way to go, BMS!
SY2019-2020 Red Ribbon Pledge to Stay Drug Free
Thank you to Ms. Abigail Lansang for organizing this year's Red Ribbon Week to be as memorable and meaningful to our Roadrunners, as they learn about the importance in being drug-free. Special thanks to the Guam National Guard Counterdrug Program, the Salvation Army, and the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency for your engaging presentations!
Winner of the Red Ribbon Week Door Decorating contest: Rm. 81 XL Class
This year's RRW theme: "Send a Message. Stay Drug Free." Congratulations to Ms. Theresa Castro's XL for their awesome design for this year's RRW Door Decorating Contest! There were many great entries and Roadrunner creativity was wild and grand!
Halloween and "Just Say 'Boo!' to Drugs" at BMS
Some were scares. Some were ghouls. But many more as cartoon and movie characters! Roadrunners got into the spirit of the holiday and Red Ribbon Week theme, "Just Say 'Boo!' to Drugs!"
October 24 Thursday Team Up Against Drugs
Participants will wear any sports jerseys or sports uniform. Uniform bottoms, pants, or jeans must still be worn.
October 25 Friday Lei Off Drugs
Participants will wear any lei matched with any floral/Hawaiin print top. Uniform bottoms, pants, or jeans must still be worn.
October 28 Monday Put Drugs to Sleep
Participants will wear pajamas/onesies or any type of sleepwear/accessories. Participants cannot wear lingerie, briefs/boxers and must be fully clothed.
October 29 Tuesday Blackout Drugs
Participants will wear a full black outfit that may include black accessories. Clothing should not promote drugs, alcohol, or violence.
October 30 Save the Day from Drugs
Participants will wear anything related to a superhero. They can either wear superhero merch or dress up as a superhero.
October 31 Say Boo to Drugs
Participants will wear their Halloween Costumes.
We're ready! BMS participates in the annual great guam shakeout Oct. 17
October is national PRINCIPALS MONTH
Thank you to our school administrators, Mr. Egrubay, Ms. Milan, Dr. Gofigan, and Ms. Cuenco, for your dedication, support, and hard work in making a difference in the lives of our students. BMS is blessed because of all that you do! Thank you for keeping us safe!
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS: GUAM CHESS FEDERATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN'S AFFAIRS
A heartfelt thanks to our community partners for continuing to invest in our students! Thanks to the Guam Chess Federation President, Mr. Roger Orio, and Mr. Danny Briones for their donation of chess sets for our students. Also, thank you to Ms. Jane Flores of the Department of Women's Affairs for their donation of sanitary products.
BMS BOYS VOLLEYBALL FINISHING STRONG!
We cheer for our Boys Volleyball A and B Teams as they made us feel very proud with their strong finish for the season! Congratulations on your wins against AIJMS, UMS, and AMS! Thank you to parents, PTO officers, and our Roadrunner family for all your support, and of course, to Coach Sam and Tess Obina for their untiring guidance and care for our students!
CLUB FAIR 2019: A BMS TRADITION FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
Club Fair 2019 was an awesome success! Our long standing tradition at Benavente Middle School for over 10 years, this year's Club Fair showcased 23 clubs and organizations, including 4H Club, Robotics, Math Counts, NJHS, Sports Club, and Academic Challenge Bowl, which provides our students a great variety of extracurricular activities to enrich their middle school experience. This was held on Oct. 3, 2019. Kudos to our event coordinators Ms. Maricris Brochon, Ms. Catherine Erne, Mr. Jeremie De Leon, STARS Club, and SBA for a positive experience! Ahh~ Beep! Beep! See us on the news with the Guam Daily Post!
FIGHT THE BITE: KEEP YOURSELVES AND YOUR FAMILIES SAFE!
VSABMS AND PTO OPEN HOUSE SEP. 25, 2019: Overwhelming Support!
BMS community continues to care! We were overwhelmed by the support of our community partners, parents and families, and PTO for making this evening's Open House a success. We want to thank our partners in this endeavor of helping our students succeed through home-and-school connections:
ATTN: LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT RE DENGUE VIRUS
A big thanks to bms staff for keeping our school safe!
The Counseling Department brought breakfast to our hardworking support staff for keeping our school safe every day! Thank you for all that you do!
WeLCOME TO THE ROADRUNNER FAMILY!
Let's give a warm welcome to our new teachers on board with us this SY2019-2020! Click on the slides to get to know them a little bit better.
We also want to welcome our new Assistant Principal for 7th Grade, Dr. Eileen Gofigan, and our new staff members, Ms. Roe-Ann Cruz and Mr. Joey Pangelinan!
Miki Junior High, Yookoso!
Students from Miki Junior High from Hiroshima, Japan, was able to experience the Håfa Adai spirit and Roadrunner welcome during their 3 day school visit. Thank you so much Cortez Sensei and Sasaki Sensei for organizing the event and making it a success!
Thank You, The Society of American Military Engineers, The Dededo mayor's office, and the fejeran family for your support for the BMS Robotics Program!
Thank you for believing in our team and our school! Your generosity will help us enhance our program in order to compete at the international level. You've allowed our students to hope and strive for more success in STEM!
Thank you tristar for 5 years of continued partnership!
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to Tristar Terminals for their donations of paint, supplies, and service for our school over the summer. It makes a grand difference when the community pulls together for the benefit and future of our children. Mr. K.K. Vikraman, Mr. Vivek Kannan, Ms. Heather Komiyama, and Ms. Diana Masga were present during the presentation of the plate.
First days of school!
Incoming and returning Roadrunners were greeted by our friendly faculty and staff to put first-day of school jitters at ease. Thank you also to the Army National Guard and the Student Support Division in joining us to welcome our students. Kudos Team Roadrunners for making the first week of school a success! Ahh~~ Beep! Beep!
THANK YOU VSABMS STAFF for helping get our school ready for sy2019-2020!
old Annex demolished!
Our Roadrunner family celebrates a historic moment in the demolition of the Old Annex that posed not only a decade-long eyesore, but also a safety hazard for our students, faculty, and staff. Thank you to GDOE for finally making this happen!
First day of school AUg. 13, 2019 BLUE DAY
Shake off your first day of school jitters! Don't forget your umbrella! See you next Tuesday for the first day of classes SY2019-2020. Check out the slides below for the policies and procedures important to your success at BMS.
BMS strives to show that we value our community, and we are blessed to see that our community values our school, also. It takes a village to raise a child and we have a village responding to our students' needs. HUGE thank yous, shout outs, and 3 cheers to our community partners: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Dededo Mayor's Office, DZSP21, Tristar Terminals Guam, Hilton Guam Resort and Spa, Access Medical Transport, ADZTech, Loco Promos, Payless Community Foundation, Cost-U-Less Guam, Guam Visitors Bureau, Sen. Will Castro's Office, Sen. Louise Borja Muna, US Navy Recruiter's Office, US Navy USS Emory S. Land Religious Ministries, US Air Force 644th Combat Communication Squadron, US Naval Hospital, Guam Christian Life Fellowship, GFS Group, McDonald's Guam, and of course, our very own BMS FACULTY and STAFF!!
SY2019-2020 is just around the corner! Get to know your school! We'd love to get to know you! Learn about the requirements, policies, resources, and what makes BMS the Best Middle School on the island!
ROADRUNNERS IN MATE ROV INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, TENNESSEE
Congratulations to BMS Robotics "Neptunebots" for winning the island-wide Underwater Robotics Competition held on May 4, 2019 that gave our Roadrunners the opportunity to observe the MATE ROVs International Competition in Kingsport, Tennessee. Representing BMS (left to right) are Clifford Ecal, Ronald Ilagas, Gabriel Bansil, Jillard De Fiesta, Leanelyn Tolentino, and Angel Velasco. Great job! Thank you to coaches Frank Lazaga, Alicia Whitaker, and Agnes Manosa for your guidance and support!
March 2019 Silibrasion Mes Chamoru
Biba Guahan! Biba BMS! Roadrunners had a lot of fun under our island sunshine during our annual Mes Chamoru program and activities. Izumizaki Junior High from Japan was also able to join us in the festivities and got to know the Roadrunner Håfa Adai spiriti. Shout out to our event coordinators, Señora Muña, Siñorita Guiao, and Señora Esteves, for putting together a successful event! Kudos to our volunteers and performers for all your contribution!
BMS Crowned Lip Dub Champions 2019!
Thank you for all the support and votes that our familes and school community have given Roadrunners for this year's Lip Dub Challenge! Ahhh~~ Beep! Beep!
Shout out to our Math Counts Mathletes!
Awesome job to our Mathletes for placing 3rd Place ISLAND-WIDE during the Match Counts State Competition held on March 9 at the Pacific Star Resort: Gabriel Bansil, Jason Casas, Michael Villeza, and Jillard De Fiesta! Thank you, coaches, for guiding our students to victory!
Boys Basketball Season Ends: BMS A-Team ranks 12-2; B-Team 13-1
We are so proud of our boys basketball team as they close the season 2nd place overall with all their hard work and dedication! Great job to our coaches, also. Ahh~~ Beep! Beep!
Mes CHamoru Guest Speaker Schedule
Take pride as a Guamanian as this year's guest speakers share important facts and opinions about our beloved island. Some of our guest speakers are Roadrunner alumni and are making a difference in our community! Here are the following guest speakers and dates:
Mar. 8 - Project Inspire/Dreamstorm (Niel Romero and JED)
Mar. 14 - One Punch Media (Ed Suarez)
Mar. 18 - Dr. Michael Bevacqua for his book "Roque"
Mar. 20 - Austimon and Earth Kitchen
Mar. 20 - Maisa Guam (Aguarin Iriarte)
Mar. 22 - Guampedia (Shannon Murphy/Rita Nauta)
Mar. 26 - Chamorrita Cosmetics (Tianna Cruz)
"Uniting the World Peace by Peace": Roadrunners bring a hopeful and positive light to our community.
Our 9th Annual Peace March brings our community for the a cause close to all our hearts: to see our world in peace and unity, thriving in the celebration of our differences. We would like to extend a heart-felt gratitude to GEB Chairperson Mark Mendiola, Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares, PTO President Gary Kuper, Superintendent Jon Fernandez, Deputy Superintendent Stacey Sahagon, WES Principal Evangeline Iglesias, MUES Principal Beverly San Agustin, Officer Susie Santos, Okkodo High School's The Last Minute Band, and all the volunteers who have shown our school incredible support. Thank you, Ms. Lansang and Mr. De Leon for coordinating this event! Read more about us on the Pacific Daily News.
Congrats on your SWEET victory, Lady Roadrunners!
Making BMS proud- our Girls Soccer team is the overall winner for Sugar and Spice Islandwide Soccer Festival! Great job, Lady Roadrunners!
Heartfelt gratitude and a bittersweet goodbye to our beloved Ms. Pascua!
Thank you, Ms. Pascua, for all that you've done for our Roadrunner family! You have touched many lives with your 40 years of service. We will surely miss you!
BMS raises over 1,000 canned goods for the Guam Homeless Coalition
Roadrunners, thank you for living by your vision of having passion to value your community! This is the 2nd year of BMS raising over 1000 canned goods for the Guam Homeless Coalition's Point-in-Time Count to be held on Jan. 25 this year. Superintendent Jon Fernandez and GDOE PIT Count chairperson Angelina Cruz were able to join in commending Roadrunners for a job well done. Read about us in the Guam Daily Post.