Announcements 10/5

Today is Friday, October 5th. It’s a Professional Development Day.

Brunswick, Maine – The town of Brunswick and The Yellow Tulip Project will be hosting the first annual Hope Garden planting ceremony at Brunswick High School on October 10th. The Yellow Tulip Project is a local non-profit that was founded three years ago by local teenager Julia Hansen who lost her two best friends to suicide when she was a sophomore at Waynflete School.  Since April 2016 YTP has spread to communities across Maine and across the US and recently won the first ever T-Mobile Social Innovation Challenge. This honor recognizes the most influential youth organizations from around the country who have new ideas about how to create positive and long-lasting change.  Click for full press release of the Yellow Tulip Project (PDF)!

General Announcements:
Pulitzer Prize-nominated and New York Times Best Selling author Nicholas Carr will be visiting Brunswick High School as part of Generation Text: a new speaker series featuring prominent writers and thinkers of our time.Nicholas Carr writes about the impact technology has on our intellect and culture, and will be giving a talk tailored specifically to Brunswick High School students. Students and teachers are invited to join us in Crooker Theatre on Thursday, October 11th, during Block 3-4. This In-School Field Trip is an incredible opportunity to learn from and talk to an award-winning author. You don’t want to miss it! See Ms. Russell or Ms. Francis-Taylor for details.
A reminder to all 11th grade students: The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 10th, beginning Period 1/2 and ending at approximately 11:10. Make sure you come prepared with sharpened #2 pencils and an approved calculator. Cell phones are not allowed during testing. Students will report to testing rooms at 7:40. Late Arrival will not be in effect on October 10th for 11th grade students.  Juniors who attend a morning Region #10 program will be excused from attendance on Wednesday. Afternoon Region #10 students will have lunch after testing and late bus transportation is provided. 
PSAT testing will take place on the second floor of the high school and room lists are posted outside classroom doors. Juniors: You will test in the Social Studies and English wings. Check ahead of time to find the correct location. If you have questions, ask a teacher or check with the Counseling Office, the Main Office or the Library. To all other grades, classes will continue as usual. Students who attend classes in Rooms 201 to 222: Check outside the classroom doors or with your classroom teachers for room changes.​
Seniors: Pleas be sure to fill out the Diploma & Cap & Gown Information form and return it ASAP to Ms. Wight in the Counseling Office.
A reminder to seniors: Start getting your alternate senior portraits turned in via email or to the Yearbook box in the Main Office. The file size  should be 1.2 megabytes, or 1200 x1800 pixels, and should be labeled with your last name then first name. Photos may be emailed to
School pictures have been rescheduled for Friday, October 12th, and Tuesday, October 16th. Pictures will be taken on the stage in Crooker Theater. Everyone should have their photo taken. ID cards will be issued from these pictures. Union School students or make-up students may drop in throughout the two days around scheduled English classes.
Announcements for Clubs and Activities: 
Congratulations to the BHS Mathletes for their win yesterday! The BHS Math Team topped Mt. Ararat, Freeport, NYA, Yarmouth, Greely and Morse in a  seven-way meet! Top scorers were Micah Pietraho, Leo Douhovnikoff and Daniel Lyons. Way to go Dragons!
Are you interested in Girls Who Code? Please stop by Mrs. Dolan’s room, Room 102, to pick up a pass to participate during Flex on Thursdays!
Fandom Club will meet in the Library’s Makerspace on Tuesday, October 9th. All are welcome!
Attention students, staff and parents/guardians: Do you have photos of great activities at BHS that would be great to include in the Dragon Spirit Yearbook? If so, go to and find our school, use the password “dragons” and upload you photos into our Yearbook website!
The Dragon Boutique is now open! What’s the Dragon Boutique? It’s a free clothing exchange for all students and staff! Donate clothes you no longer want or feel free to stop by and take clothes you’d like! The Dragon Boutique is located in Mrs. Burnette’s room, Room 112, and is open before school, during Snack Break, and during lunches. Come check it out!
Announcements in from the Coaches:

In golf news, BHS held its first annual Faculty/Golf Team scramble yesterday. The team finishing in 2nd place ended 3 under par, led by Rita Maines, with David Bright, Sam Sharpe, and Jack Tishkevich. First place honors, with a score of 4 under par, had Emma Parke, Kam Harrison, Mike Routhier, and coach David Boucher. Congratulations!
Boys Varsity Soccer: The boy’s varsity soccer team extended its winning streak to 3 yesterday by thrashing Lincoln Academy 6-1. The team needed a win and the captains said hop on my back lads, we got this. Senior Captain Emmet Taub sliced through the Eagles; giving them fits with precision passing to keep them on their heels. Kian Murray anchored a defense that consistently turned away Lincoln’s speedy attacks. Kian also scored on an absolute laser of a goal on a direct kick from 25 yards out. But the star that burned brightest belonged to “Man of the Match” captain Everett Horch. Everett scored 4 goals to lead an attack that could not be stopped. Come see the team take on Edward Little Friday night on the stadium field at 6 p.m.
Boys JV Soccer: Yesterday, the boys JV soccer team also traveled to Lincoln Academy turf and came away with an 8-0 win. By half-time, Zeke Spiro had 3 goals and 2 assists. As the game progressed, Josh “Diesel” Poulin had a fantastic finish off Zeke’s corner, and Luke Flanagan had a bottom-corner finish off a cross by Isaac Albaugh. Conlan Storer had 2 excellent goals off break-away runs, and Liam Hemberger topped it off by dribbling the keeper to score another. Excellent games were played by Luke Flanagan, Griffin Bannon, and James Kousky, who now has another Snapchat.
Girls Varsity Soccer: The Girls Varsity Soccer team had a thrilling game on Senior Night on the stadium field! The Girls Varsity team won its game against Lincoln Academy 8-1! Goals were scored by Isabella Banks (with 4), Charlotte MacMillan (with 2), Marley Groat and Alexis Guptil with assists from Emma Banks and Emily Larochelle. Beth Labbe was outstanding in goal with 10 saves!
Girls JV Soccer: The Brunswick girls JV soccer team had a stupendous win over the Lincoln academy Eagles yesterday. They played a dominating game with a final triumphant score of 4-1. Goals were scored by Mia Desantis, captain Elena Palmer, Captain Taylor Cunningham and Alex Bunker. The brick wall defense was glued together by Riley Turgeon, Riley McCallaster, and Carey Arnold with an outstanding header. 

Girls Varsity Field Hockey: Brunswick won its game against Lincoln Academy 8-0. In the 1st half, Brunswick goals were scored by #5 Sara Scrapchansky assisted by # 12 Shea Sullivan, #12 Shea Sullivan assisted by #17 Kelsey Sullivan, and by #32 Lauren Jacobs. Second half goals were scored by #24 Gia Guernelli assisted by # 15 Maddie Wayne, #28 Eliza Rudalevige, #24 Gia Guernelli,  #15 Maddie Wayne assisted by #5 Sara Scrapchansky, #23 Rosie White Assisted by #5 Sara Scrapchansky, and #9 Maggie Folsom assisted by #23 Rosie White. Brunswick goalie Ainsley Harrower had a shut out with 6 saves. The Dragons take on Camden Hills tomorrow at Camden Hills at 3:30. Be sure to come out to the Senior Game next Tuesday, October 9th, under the lights at Bowdoin in the Green Bridge Rival vs Mt. Ararat. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. Wear your black and orange to support your Dragons Field Hockey team!

Girls JV Field Hockey: The Brunswick JV Field Hockey team hosted Lincoln Academy yesterday in a 7 on 7 matchup and won with a final score of 4-0. The Dragons dominated the game keeping the ball in their offensive 50 a majority of the time and having 9 shots on goal.  Kelsey Sullivan got Brunswick on the score board by a pass from Delia Braillard. Then Julia Pols scored two goals on post from great passes from Braillard and Anna Barnes.  Brunswick came out strong after the half, Brianna Campbell scored on an assist from Julia Pols. It was mostly a Brunswick offensive game, and the forwards and mids worked well together. The defense stayed on their toes and kept the ball out of the defensive 25.  Liberty Krauss was in goal and never touched the ball. Brunswick travels to Camden Hills on Thursday, October 5th. The team’s record is now 5-5-1.​
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