Welcome to the Brunswick School Department

The Brunswick School Department consists of two elementary schools, a junior high school, and a high school, providing public education for the town of Brunswick. For more information on our schools, please visit the SCHOOLS dropdown menu above.

OPENING OF SCHOOLS

 OPENING OF SCHOOLS FOR BRUNSWICK
Brunswick School Department announces the opening of school for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday, September 2, as the first pupil day.  School hours are:

High school:  7:40 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
Jr. High School: 7:50 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
HBSS:  8:50 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
Coffin:  9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Registration requires a birth certificate, record of immunizations and proof of residency

Brunswick High School

Registration: Registration packets for new students may be picked up at the school Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please call the guidance office at 319-1912 between 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment for the month of August with a guidance counselor.

Opening of School: Brunswick High School classes will begin on Tuesday, September 2, for all freshmen and new students.   Freshman and new student orientation will be from 7:40 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.  The BHS Freshmen Transition Team has planned various activities. There will be no classes for grades 10, 11, and 12 on September 2.  On Wednesday, September 3, students in all four grades will attend a full day of classes from 7:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m and they will follow their orange day schedule.

Brunswick Junior High School

Registration: Registration packets for new students may be picked up at the school Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Please call the Counseling Office at 319-1932 starting August 20th to arrange for an appointment with a councilor to register.  Registrations start August 22.

Opening of School: Brunswick Junior High School (grades 6, 7, 8) announces that on Tuesday, September 2, grade 6 students will arrive at school for a 7:50 a.m. orientation assembly and assignment to advisors.  Students in grades 7 and 8 will arrive at school at 10:55 a.m. and report to their advisor’s room at the entrance bell.  Lunch will be served and dismissal will be at 2:30 p.m.  Bus pick up runs will occur for both groups of students on Tuesday.  Wednesday, September 3, will be a regular day of school for all students in grades 6, 7, and 8.

Elementary School

Registration: Please call your assigned elementary school for an appointment to register your child.
Coffin School: 319-1950 for Grades K-1
Harriet Beecher Stowe School: 319-1960 for Grades 2-5

Grades 1-5: The first day of school for all elementary children is Tuesday, September 2.

Grade 1 at the Coffin School will attend from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grades 2 – 5 at HBSS will attend from 8:50 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Kindergarten

Tuesday, September 2:   K Screening (for those who missed the May screening)
Wednesday, September 3:  Class Placement Day (for those who missed the May screening)
Thursday, September 4:  Family Day, Classes:

Caron, Sapp, Stinson, Rickards & Strait attend from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
Burgess, Hunt, Jordan, Lucas & Thomas attend from 10:45 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.
Parent(s) or a designee attends with the child riding the bus if assigned.
Friday, September 5:  Short Day, Dismissal will be at 11:30 AM.
Monday, September 8 begins regular school hours: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

OPEN HOUSE

The following schools announced Open House activities:
Brunswick Junior High School – September 11
Brunswick High School – September 17
Harriet Beecher Stowe School – September 18
Coffin School – October 2

 

 

NCLB State Report Card 2013-2014

No Child Left Behind Report Cards are now available.
Click to see report cards for the Brunswick Schools.
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Central Office Summer Hours

From June 23-August 22, the Central Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Letter to Students, Parents, Staff, and Community Members

June 17, 2014

Dear Students, Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

We are the only business that opens every year and closes every year, and here we are again ending another school year.

The BHS graduation ceremony was held on June 6 at the Bowdoin College Watson Ice Arena.

A wonderful time was had by all that participated. At each graduation I’m always impressed by what the students have to say and this year was no exception.

The School Board has had a very busy year, culminating in the decision to place the fifth grade students at Brunswick Junior High School for the 2015-2016 school year. This will bring the HBS student population down to levels originally sought when the building was designed. As a result of that decision, the Facilities Master Plan has been paused so that a review of the timeline and priorities may take place. PDT will be coming back to the School Board after reviewing their past work on the redesign of both buildings. They also were asked to decrease the design of a new school to incorporate a PreK-Grade 1 model. Please keep an eye out for the next Facilities Committee meeting once the work is complete. We will post it on our website as well as the Times-Record.

During the next school year we will be working on policy, report cards, proficiency, diplomas, curriculum, and state assessment results related to the adoption of the Common Core Standards now known as the Maine State Standards. As part of this process we will include parents and students in the discussion. During the last week of June, Brunswick has five teams of teachers and administrators going for three days to a seminar to develop the outline of our work. It is also my intent to request of the School Board this fall an extension to 2020 to have this work completed.

The School Board continues to negotiate with RSUS (Pownal and Durham) and West Bath about accepting students on a tuition basis and also providing Central Office services. Should the three towns secede from their current union, they would be required to contract for business manager and office services, special education administration services, and superintendent services. This could mean an increase in revenue starting in the 2015-2016 school year. It could also mean that certain Central Office personnel will be working elsewhere during any given week. The decision to move forward with this possibility probably will not be finalized either way until late this fall.

Last, there will be a Superintendent’s Advisory Committing starting work late this summer on the development of innovative programming that could become opportunities in the future for students and families in Brunswick.

I hope that you all have a relaxing, safe and healthy summer. I’ll see you all in September.

Sincerely,

Paul Perzanoski
Superintendent

 

 

CALENDAR

no meetings/events scheduled as of 6/24/14

 

Approved School Budget 2014-2015

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REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS

Join a Superintendent’s Advisory Group to develop proposals for new choice programs within the Brunswick School Department.

If interested, please send a letter of interest by June 13, 2014 to:
Paul K. Perzanoski
Brunswick School Department
46 Federal Street
Brunswick, ME  04011

BSD Adopted Calendar 2014-2015

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