Today is Monday, December 11th, and it’s an ORANGE Day.
There will be a Senior Class Meeting this Thursday, December 14th, during FLEX in Crooker.
The little school bus made its way over hill and dale on Saturday, braving clouds, wind and snow, surviving rattles, hums, bumps, sharp turns and music from the 80s, ever in search of the ultimate can’t-get-there-from-here destination, that elusive Shangri-La of inconspicuous academia where the “Nutcracker sweeps” are held each year…land of clear spring water, suburb to beautiful Mechanic Falls, close cousin or “sister city” to remote hamlets in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania… home of the Poland Regional High School. It was there that the BHS Speech and Debate juggernaut hit the ground running with virtually no time to spare. Despite the abbreviated rounds, and the impending category 7 storm, Logan, Tobiah and Chloe each held their own in Congressional Debate (with Chloe grabbing a second place prize in House 1). Meanwhile Nick made it happen in LD competition. Rayna and Adeline carried their banner into Dramatic Interpretation and Duo rounds; Lucas sampled some Original Works, Julia brought her usual poise to POI (taking 4th place) while Sarah took 3rd place in Humorous Interpretation. For all their hard work, their dedication, their joie-de-vivre, their elan magnifique, their impeccable fashion sense, we salute them. Are you perhaps wondering now: How can I be like that? How can I learn to be….oh…I don’t know…so diligent, so tenacious, so indefatigable? Well young truth-seeker, well young fact-checker, young emoter of strong emotions…it just so happens that the Speech and Debate team is meeting today after school in Room 212. We’ll be discussing more than just the latest fashion trends…or the etymology of the name Elon – as in Elon Musk. Hope to see you there!
The Boys Varsity Hockey Team gave it a valiant go on Saturday night in Portland vs. the South Portland Red Riots. After braving the elements, and a snowy bus ride, the boys took the ice for their first matchup of the season. The first period was a mix of early jitters and some untimely penalties as the Dragons found themselves down 1 to 0 after the first period. The second period saw the team face even more adversity as penalties mounted. However, a shorthanded goal by Michael Deveaux assisted by Jacob Doring narrowed the lead. South Portland took advantage of another power play situation but an absolutely blazing clapper from Jared Hummer, on the penalty kill, narrowed the gap to 4 to 2 to end the second period. The third period was by far the best period of the night for the Dragons as they came out in command of the tempo and saw a quick power play goal scored by Michael Deveaux, his second of the night, again assisted by Jacob Doring. The rally fell short at the end but would not have even been possible if not for the outstanding play of senior tendy, Riley Kirk. The boys look to get in the win column on Wednesday night at Watson Arena vs Cony at 7p.m. They want to see you out there supporting your Dragons!
In Girls Hockey action, our lady Dragons defeated Gorham on Saturday by a score of 5-1. Beth Labbe led the Dragons with a hat trick and Hanna Wentworth allowed only one goal in 22 shots on net. Other scorers include Emily Factor and Elena Palmer. Holding the blue line and playing great defense for the Dragons include Colleen McKearney and Shea Sullivan.
All Track Team members who will be competing in this Saturday’s meet will need to sign up for their events beginning at tonight’s track practice. Today’s track practice will be from 6:30 to 7:30.
Attention students who are involved in, or thinking about becoming involved in, the Maine State Science Fair: Please stop by Room 223 to get information from Mrs. Dumont today during FLEX time. Registration is ongoing and it’s not too late to join! We will be having a registration workshop after school this Wednesday, December 14th, for anyone who can’t make it during today’s FLEX period.
Mr. Wilson has job applications for Mid Coast Hospital’s Cafeteria and for Derosier’s Market in Freeport.
Fandom Club members attending the field trip to Barnes and Noble this Wednesday, December 13th, to select and purchase books for the Library, should stop by the Library to pick up a permission slip. Any BHS student interested in joining the book-buying excursion to Barnes and Noble in Augusta is welcome to attend.
Interact will be meeting this Wednesday after school. New members are always welcome!
Hot Country Nights is now Brunswick City Limits! Back, and better than ever! Auditions for soloists for Brunswick City Limits will be after school this Friday, December 15th, in Room 101. If you cannot make that date, see Mr. Porter ahead of time to make other arrangements. If you want to be in the on-stage chorus, see Mr. Porter for details. Show dates are April 6th and 7th, 2018.
Today’s Dragon Special in the Cafeteria is Sweet & Sour Chicken Vegetable Fried Rice & Egg Roll.
There will be a representative from UMaine Orono in the Counseling Office at 9 a.m. this Wednesday, December 13th. Please sign up in the Counseling Office, and get a pass if you are interested.
Interested in learning about opportunities at one of Canada’s leading universities? Join St.FX in an upcoming Facebook Live event this Tuesday, December 12th, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This event will cover academics, scholarships, involvement on campus and important dates to mark on your calendar for the upcoming year. Over 5,000 students from Canada, and all over the world, attend St. Francis Xavier University is located in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Brunswick Rotary is looking for bell ringers to help the Salvation Army this Saturday, December 16th. see Mr. Wilson for available times.
There’s still time to enter the Library’s 3D Printing Competition in the Makerspace! Create your own original design or modify an existing design using the online program Tinkercad. There are three categories in the 3D printing competition: Functional, Creative, and Animal Mutation! Stop by the Library to find out more, and sign up! Winners of the 3D Printer competition will be announced on December 22nd, just before winter break, and prizes will be awarded! Come see what you can make!
A representative from Chewonki will be in the Counseling Office on Tuesday, December 19th at 9 am to discuss Maine Coast Semester options with any interested students. Please sign up in the counseling office and get a pass.