Student Life



The BEST Basketball program in Mesquite!

Cross Country

The Runners with the MOST Stamina and Endurance!


At Berry, we use the game of Football to teach young men how to be successful at home, in the classroom, in the community, and in life after sports. We set the bar high and strive to be the standard of Excellence for Football in Mesquite.


Tennis is a UIL sport which requires active participation and students to pass all classes to compete.  We compete with all MISD middle schools.  We learn the fundamentals of tennis daily in a positive environment and the expectation is for the student-athlete to show growth in their tennis abilities continuously throughout the year.  The main goal is to prepare the student for high school competition.



We OUT RUN em’




Ms. Castle

Volleyball had an amazing season. Our 7th grade A team finished 3rd, 7th grade B team finished 2nd, and both 8th grade teams finished 1st in District. Our 8th grade A team went 22-0 in their Middle School career making them the first team in district history ever to do so. As a result of such a successful season, we are able to add 3 more banners to our wall! 

Fine Arts


Ms. Baker and Ms. Crawford

The Art program at Berry consists of a general introduction to design, drawing, sculpture, painting, art history, print making, and art forms. The students will also learn how to use a variety of media to create their works of art. The course also includes an orientation in the use of a variety of media and the basic skills essential in the use of each material.


Cassandra Tacket -   

Todd Payne -

These instruments are played in band. Students participate in UIL competition.

  • Woodwind: Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Alto, Tenor, and occasionally Baritone saxophones, Bassoons.
  • Brass: Tubas, Trombones, Trumpets, French Horns, Occasionally Baritones, or Euphoniums.




Ms. Newton


Welcome to the 2019-2020 Berry Orchestra School Year

I am proud to introduce myself as the Head Director of the Berry Middle School Orchestra.

Parents are crucially important to the success of each student individually and the Orchestra as a whole. You can help your student succeed by doing the following: 

1. Concerts - Make sure your student is there! Concerts are REQUIRED. We also need to you there for support! 
2. Grades - We support grades in all classes. Students ineligible from grades may miss out on amazing opportunities 
3. Effort - We all struggle with new challenges, please support your student throughout the entire year. We can do this together! 

Google classroom codes: 

Advanced: smk2g1

Intermediate: ufm9spc

Feel free to call/email me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Mr. Velez, Director 2017-2019 -


Ms. Tuggle

At BMS Theatre, students will learn basics of theatre and explore acting and technical aspects. Students also have the opportunity to perform in shows.

Clubs and organizations


Ms. Baker and Ms. Crawford

Anime club is available for all students. We learn how to draw anime from step-by-step instructions, videos, and manga. We also learn about Japanese culture and how anime has developed throughout the years. We meet in the art room 41 every other Thursday from 3:45 - 4:45.

Meeting dates 2020

January 09 and 23

February 13 and 27

March 19 - Only meeting once due to spring break

April 09 and 23

May 05


Ms. Grays and Ms. Malig

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books competition, coordinated by Mesquite ISD Library Services, is designed to encourage students to read, discuss, and enjoy great literature in a team setting.

Berry Battle of the Books


Ms. Police and Officer Long

Makerspace Mondays

Science Club

Ms. Kee and Ms. Carter

Students meet twice a month to learn about and create simple experiments that can be done at home. Students will also be facilitated to have an interest in science that goes beyond just classroom learning. Also educate on the jobs that they would be able to do as well.

Spanish Club

Mr. De León


Ms. Williams, Ms. Wiggins, Ms. Graham-Chapman, Ms. Ward

Technology Club

Legos and Hackathon- Mr. Rowe

Student Council

Ms. Police


Ms. Lusk

Provides students the opportunity to express themselves through the art of Dance. Students will experience what it’s like to have proper training and technique of dance, choreograph movements, and learn choreography.

Mondays from 3:35-4:30.