Announcements 10/11

Today is Wednesday, October 10th, and it’s an ORANGE Day.
General Announcements:
Pulitzer Prize-nominated and New York Times Best Selling author Nicholas Carr will be visiting Brunswick High School this Thursday 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 tomorrow 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.
The town of Brunswick and The Yellow Tulip Project will be hosting the first annual Hope Garden planting ceremony at Brunswick High School today, 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, the Yellow Tulip Project 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. October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day and Hope Gardens will be planted this fall at over 50 locations across New England. In Brunswick, we will be planting at Brunswick High School, Brunswick Junior High School, Bowdoin College, the Healing Garden at Mid Coast Hospital, the Memorial Garden at Brunswick Landing, Sweetser, and The Gathering Place/Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program. Mental illness affects over 450 million people worldwide and the message of Hope resonates across the political, religious, cultural economic spectrum. The Hope Garden Planting Ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. today at Brunswick High School. Yellow tulips symbolize hope and will be provided for planting at the ceremony. The event will include speeches, poetry, and hope activities.  All members of the community are welcome as we strive to bring hope and healing to the lives of all those touched by suicide and mental illness. See Ms Kunhardt for more information. 
11th grade students – You are reminded that the PSAT is being given today. Please report to testing rooms at this time. 9th, 10th and 12th grade students: Classes will continue as usual today following the usual time frame.  Please check with the Counseling Office or Main Office if you have any questions.
Seniors – Be sure to fill out the Diploma & Cap & Gown Information form and return it ASAP to Ms. Wight in the Counseling Office.
Announcements for Clubs and Activities:

Attention all Outing Club members:  A reminder that everyone who is planning to come on our trip this Sunday must get a health form and a permission slip into Mr. McCullough or Mr. Stocker no later than Tomorrow, Thursday by the end of the day.  See Mr. McCullough or Mr. Stocker with any questions.  A reminder that the bus will leave from the front of BHS at 7:30.
Yearbook will meet Thursday after school in Room 135. New members are always welcome.
There will be a Girls Who Code informational meeting presented by Bowdoin Computer Science majors today during FLEX in Mrs. Dolan’s room. Did you know participation in Girls Who Code counts towards the Computer Proficiency Requirement at Brunswick High School? Stop by Room 102 to get a pass for Girls Who Code during Flex on Thursday.
Announcements for Upcoming College Visits:
The University of Maine, Thursday, October 11th at 9:30 a.m.
University of Southern Maine Thursday, October 11th at 1:00 p.m.
Roger Williams University: Monday, October 15th at 12:30 p.m.
University of Chicago: Tuesday, October 16th at 10:30 a.m.
University of New England: Tuesday, October 16th at 11:30 a.m.
University of Rochester: Wednesday, October 17th at 12:30 p.m.
Stonehill College: Thursday, October 18th at 12:30
Please stop by the Counseling Office to sign up and get a pass if you are interested with meeting with a college representative.
Sports Announcements in from the Coaches:
Boys Varsity Soccer: The Boy’s Soccer team paid tribute to their seniors last night and then swiftly torpedoed the visiting Wind Jammers from Camden Hills for a 4 to nil victory.  A swarming offense forced an own goal ten minutes into the match and the Dragons never looked back. Josh Musica picked the pocket of a visiting player, broke the ankles of a defender, and found the back of the net to double the lead before half. Luke Cheseldine got in on the fun mid-way through the second half by crushing a shot at the top off the box that the Camden netminder had no chance of stopping. Captain Everett Horch completely took the wind out of their sail by collecting a 50 yd put from Dragon goalkeeper Jack “Stonewall” McDiarmid, beating two defenders and slipping a cheeky shot into the corner. Coach Roma would like to thank all of the seniors not only for their contributions to last night’s victory, but also for their dedication to the program. 
Girls Varsity Soccer: The Brunswick Dragons and Mount Ararat Eagles girls soccer teams are joining forces to support the American Cancer Society as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Come support the teams as they battle to Kick Out Cancer. This event takes place on Monday, October 15th at Brunswick High School, with the JV​ game at 4:00, and the Varsity game at 6:00 p.m. The game will raise funds to help support the Society’s efforts to help people in the Midcoast stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.
  • Look for RAFFLE items. 
  • Put a card on the Wall of Hope.  
  • Honor those who are fighting cancer and those we have lost.
  • Talk with the Dempsey Center, The Dean Snell Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.
  • Watch these two amazing teams of girls play soccer!
Leading up to the Kick Out Cancer event, the Brunswick and Mt. Ararat Girls Soccer teams are teaming up to raise funds with a Kick Out Cancer Soccer Clinic at the Seacoast United Dome in Topsham on October 14th from 1-2. This clinic is free for all children in grades K-3, but a suggested donation of $10.00 for the American Cancer Society is encouraged. The girls will organize drills for the young players, and finish with small sided soccer games. Pre-registration is requested, but not required. Register by emailing your child’s name and grade to
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