8 Blue Team

Blanchard Middle School-Homepage

Supply List

Mrs. Destefano / Ms. Rice- Language Arts-Room 6

Mrs. Oliver-Math-Room 9

Mrs. McNiff-Science-Room 8

Mrs. Ward-Social Studies-Room 7

Mrs. Robinson-Student Support-Room 22

Mrs. Gupta-Student Support Assistant-Room 22

Team Communication

Throughout the year please use our school email, or phone, to contact us with any questions. General team questions (schedule, field trips, etc.) can be directed to your child’s homeroom teacher, and subject-specific questions can, of course, be directed to the teacher. Kindly allow at least 48 hours for us to respond to any emails/calls.

Team Meetings

If at any point in the school year you would like to meet with us to discuss your child’s progress, please contact the main office at 978-692-5580.


8th grade eats lunch around 11:30 each day. During Core 1, students may have a small working snack. Due to several students in the grade with allergies, the snack must be completely NUT FREE. We also ask that it is not something that is distracting to anyone in the classroom (it should be a snack - not a five-course meal!) Some suggestions are listed below.


Homework is posted on this website. If your child is absent from school, please encourage him/her to check the assignments online (even if they will not be completed), and then check in with classmates when they return to school. Students can come see us in Advisory if they have questions.


Staying organized is a very important part of finding success in middle school. We will spend a lot of time during the first few weeks of school setting up binders in classes, to help the students start the year on the right foot. Please try to stick to the the supplies listed above - creating your own “system” often results in confusion for the kids when we set up binders.