Meeker Fire District donates $80,000 fire alarm system to Barone school

MEEKER I On Aug. 13, the Meeker Fire District board voted unanimously to donate up to $80,000 to Barone Middle School to cover the cost of an all-new and much-needed fire alarm system.

TELL survey at Barone indicates school teachers pretty much satisfied

MEEKER I Principal Jim Hanks and the staff at Barone Middle School have something to be proud of. The BMS Colorado Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey results this year show high scores and improvements in teacher beliefs through several categories of school evaluation.

MHS and BMS concert Monday

MEEKER | Jeff Hemingson, the director of choral and instrumental music at Meeker High School and Barone Middle School, has announced that the combined spring choir and band concert will be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Meeker High School auditorium.

Barone wins history contest and will send 16 students to state

Several Barone Middle School students in Meeker qualified at the regional History Day competition on March 7 in Grand Junction to compete at the state competition, which will be held May 2 in Denver. Pictured, in the back row, from left, are: Kassie Luce, Tori Lasker, Abby Rosendahl, Kylee Bradford, Alex Murray, Charlie Day, Krissie Luce and Lila Klinglesmith. In the front row, from left, are: Allie Willey, Briar Meszaros, Pake Burke, Kale Burke, Gracie Bradfield and Kenzie Turner. Not pictured are Kallie McCain and Savana May.

MEEKER I At the regional National History Day competition in Grand Junction on March 7, Meeker’s Barone Middle School beat out Olathe Middle School by one project, forwarding 16 students with eight projects to state competition, to be held in Denver on May 2.

History Week a winner for BMS

The Barone Middle School eighth-grade winners who qualified for the regional competition in history are: back row from left to right, Gavyn Garr, Kenzie Turner, Luis Villalpando and Andy Kracht; third row, left to right, Krissie Luce, Stephen Walsh, Kale Burke, Brayden Woodward and Charlie Day; second row, from the left, Lila Klinglesmith, Allie Willey, Kassie Luce, Eli Hanks and Victor Arias; first row, Pake Burke, Briar Meszaros, Brennan Jensen and Allison Moon; sitting, from left, Kylee Bradford and Savana May; not pictured Gracie Bradfield, Tori Lasker and Abby Rosendahl.

MEEKER I Sporting the theme of “Leadership and Legacy,” the week of Feb. 17-20 was History Project Week at Barone Middle School.

Barone team wins area competition

Several Barone Middle School students combined efforts to win the MathCounts competition for the Western Slope in Grand Junction over the weekend. Usually, the winners of the competition are older students, but the Barone students prevailed. Bottom row, from left to right, are: Madison Kindler, Abbi Moon and Jon Baker; middle row, from left to right are: Marryn Shults, Brynlee Williams, Pake Burke, Kale Burke, Jose Garcia, Ryan Phelan and Ridge Williams; back row, from left to right are: Jake Shelton and Colby Clatterbaugh.

MEEKER I On Feb. 28, students from Barone Middle School traveled to Grand Junction to compete in the Western Slope MathCounts competition, emerging as champions in the team competition and placing highly as individuals.

MSD board upholds expulsion from Barone for girls in drug incident

MEEKER I At an executive session of the Meeker School District Board of Education on Jan. 20, the board upheld the year-long expulsion of two female students at Barone Middle School.

Two drug incidents at Barone

MEEKER I Officials at Barone Middle School and the Meeker Police Department both report that there have been two incidents of students bringing non-prescribed prescription narcotics to the school and distributing them to other students. At least one student has been charged and three were hospitalized, but the names of all students involved are being […]

Vicky Tate Fun Run/Walk…

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More than 200 kids and adults participated in the Vicky Tate Fun Run/Walk, starting and ending at Barone Middle School on Tuesday.

BMS tracksters endure bad weather to stay ready

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BMS eighth-grader Doak Walker is pictured in the 200 hurdles, where he finished third.

The Barone Middle School track team has been very busy over the past two weekends, competing in Glenwood Springs two weekends ago and in Rangely on Saturday.

STEM visits Meeker…


On Feb. 28, the mobile field trip known as the STEM Museum arrived at Meeker Elementary School. Stem stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Barone students look forward to testing

MEEKER I When standardized testing comes to Barone Middle School, students look forward to learning active and hands-on skills like archery, knitting or building model rockets.