Announcements 3/5

Today is Tuesday, March 5th, and it’s a BLACK Day.

BHS General Announcements:
Region 10 Technical High School is having an Open House for prospective and Interested students tonight from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!
 
A reminder to seniors: Turn your senior class trip sign up forms into the main office by March 22nd.  
 
Any senior interested in being the Master of Ceremonies at Graduation should submit a letter of intent and resume to Principal Mr. Henninger.
It’s Spirit Week with Winter Carnival on Thursday, March 7th! Dress Up Days are as follows:
Tuesday – Beach Day (Hawaiian Shirts, Shorts, Sunglasses, Hats, Flip-flops, etc. (no bathing suits) or America Day (Red, White, and Blue)
Wednesday – Class Color Day (9-Yellow/10-Green/11-Red/12-Blue) – Teachers wear the color of their Flex group
Thursday – Black and Orange Day
Each class gets points for participation. The class with the most participation points at the end of the week wins a cash prize of $500! Thursday is Winter Carnival with an abbreviated schedule and many activities to choose from. Sign-ups for activities will be done on the day of Winter Carnival during Flex time. ​
With the prestigious Harvard tournament behind them, and the regular season in the rear view mirror, the Speech and Debate teammust now turn its attention to other upcoming national tournaments on the distant horizon. The team will be meeting today after school in Room 212 to discuss possible fund-raising strategies for the NCFL national tournament to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during Memorial Day weekend. This year, five (count ‘em…) five team members have qualified for this illustrious competition: Calla Hladky, Ania Johnston, Eliza Rudalevige, Logan Holt and Chloe Brzozowski…and four of these are hoping to make the trip. Congratulations on a job well done!
 
Juniors: Are you interested in the Math SAT Prep classes starting tomorrow, and continuing next Tuesday and Thursday?  You can still participate if you get your name to Mr. Glover or Mrs. Bradley, and bring your check tomorrow! Hope to see you there!
 
Due to the snow day, Brunswick High School’s Winter Sports Awards Night will be held next Monday, March 11th, at 6:30 p.m. in Crooker Theater.
 
All students taking an AP exam must pay their exam fees to Ms. Wight in the Counseling Office by March 18th. Anyone who does not pay by this deadline will be unable to take the exam. Any questions or concerns about the exams should be directed to Ms. Jeppson in Room 248. 
Yearbook will meet today and Wednesday after school in Room 135. Any submissions for winter sports, clubs and senior college spirit photos needs to be turned in as soon as possible. The final Yearbook deadline is March 11th.
 
Class of 2022 t-shirts are still available. See a class officer, class advisor or Mrs. Driscoll to buy one before the rally on Thursday! Freshmen. Get your orders in and show your Dragon Pride! The t-shirts are $10.
Attention Seniors: Your Cap & Gown payment is officially overdue. Please see Ms. Wight in the Counseling Office with your $30 as soon as possible!
 
Want something fun to do this weekend? Go Galactic Bowling at Yankee Lanes this Friday or Saturday! If you buy your tickets from the Class of 2020 they are cheaper, so talk to one of the class of 2020 class officers or you can buy your bowling pass at the door! Remember, go Bowling this Friday or Saturday at Yankee Lanes in Brunswick!​
 
Intramurals begin today after school with with floor hockey! Everyone is welcome! We will play volleyball on Wednesday, and Thursday is to be determined. Don’t miss a chance to play with your classmates and favorite faculty this week and next! 
There will be a parent/student meeting for anyone interested in learning about next year’s trip to Vietnam. The meeting will be held this Thursday, March 7th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room. Interested in History? Tour the famous Hanoi Hilton, have Dinner with a war veteran, crawl through the Cu Chi Tunnels of the Vietnam War, and visit the War Remnants Museum. Interested in Culture? Learn about Buddhism at the mysterious Am Phu Cave, or try traditional fishing techniques as you paddle in an authentic bamboo-basket boat. Interested in Culinary Arts? Shop in a traditional food market, sample Hoi An Cuisine and take a Vietnamese cooking class! You can even earn Academic Credit while taking the trip of a lifetime! See Mr. Flanagan in Room 211 for more information if you are unable to make the meeting.

Seniors: Your Senior Class Trip to Six Flags New England takes place on June 6th, the day before graduation! Trip forms, along with the $30 park fee, are due in the Main Office by Friday, March 22nd. A meal voucher may be purchased for an additional $15. Checks may be made payable to “BHS Class of 2019”. Please turn in the trip form and payment in an envelope to the Main Office. Financial scholarships are available. Email Mrs. Groves for more information.

Class Meetings:
There is a Senior Class Meeting on Monday, March 11th, during Flex in Crooker Theater.
Please Join the BJHS Counseling Department and Elizabeth Munsey from Mid Coast Hospital in viewing “Resilience” with discussion to follow on Thursday, March 14th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the BJHS Library. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hopechronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat toxic stress and greatly improve the health of future generations. Official Trailer: https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience. Please RSVP by March 12th to: Caitlin D’Amour at cdamour@brunswick.k12.me.us or Alanna Roy at aroy@brunswick.k12.me.us
 
Attention seniors! The Brunswick High School’s Bruce Cook Scholarship is available in the Counseling Office! This scholarship is for Brunswick High School seniors only, so hurry in to apply! The deadline is May 1st. 
 
There is still time for the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund, The Elizabeth Nickerson Scholarship, and the Lewis Gallagher Scholarship. Stop by the Counseling Office for your applications today!
 
Sports Announcements in from the Coaches:
 
On Saturday, the indoor track team had 11 athletes compete at the New England Championships in Boston. All of the boys competed well and gained a huge amount of experience as they competed against the fastest and strongest athletes in New England.  Congratulations to the following team members: Joey Valliere, Sammy Cenescar, Tyler Patterson, Will Shaughnessy, Aiden Simmons, Andrew Chingos, Hunter Parker, Mitchell Lienert, Josh Musica, Jack Harvey and Daniel Lyons. 
 
There will be a Baseball sign up in the Multi-purpose Room on Thursday, March 7th, right after school at 2:30 p.m.
 
The Boys Hockey team traveled to Lewiston on Friday to play in the semi-final game against Cape Elizabeth. In front of an excited crowd the Dragons took the ice but the first period proved to be all Cape as they built a 3-1 lead, with the lone tally for the Dragons coming from Jack St. Pierre. But, the Dragons dug deep and with their recent playoff comeback as inspiration and controlled the second period. The boys got 2 goals, one from Jacob Doring assisted by Michael Eno and another by Isaac Burtis. With the score tied 3-3 at the start of the third period, Cape scored again but the boys did not go away quietly as they answered with a beauty of a backhander by Jacob Doring assisted by Liam Hemberger. However, with under 3 minutes to play, a penalty on the Dragons, and a power play goal by Cape, brought the game to a close. Spencer Marquis made 16 saves on 22 shots for the night and kept the boys in it for long stretches. Congratulations to the boys on a great season and for representing Brunswick proudly in the playoffs! Go Dragons!​

Spring is coming! And spring means Tennis! If you love playing tennis, or have an interest in playing varsity and junior varsity, you should attend the mandatory meeting today, March 5th, from 2:15 to 3:15 in the Multi-purpose Room. Please see Coach Kunhardt in Room 205 with any questions. Check out the Facebook Tennis page Brunswick High School Tennis for more information, and an opportunity to buy tennis gear!

 
BHS Spring Athletes: Please see Mrs. Maines to transfer your athletic forms from your winter sport to your spring sport. No forms, no tryouts/practices. If you haven’t yet played a sport at BHS, you need to see Mrs. Maines for all the athletic forms. You can also find the forms on the high school athletic website http://www.bhsdragons.com. If you don’t have these completed and approved by Mrs. Maines, you will not be allowed to tryout/practice. Baseball and softball arm conditioning in the Gym starts on March 18th, with softball from 2:30-4:00 and baseball from 4:00-5:30. Spring practices start on March 25th…Stay tuned for the schedule.
 
Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities:
Help make our Spring Fling on April 10th a huge success by volunteering to help pass out schedules, lead tours, or talk about your favorite club or activity. Help welcome the class of 2023! Volunteers should arrive by 5:30 p.m. Sign up with Mr. Wilson.
 
Help volunteer to make People Plus’s Music in April Gala Fundraiser a huge success! Volunteers are needed from 5:00 to 9:00 on Thursday, April 4th, at the Brunswick Recreation Center. Have fun helping a great organization while earning service hours! Sign up in Mr. Wilson’s office!
 
It is not too early to get your Big Brothers Big Sisters Team together for the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on April 26th at Yankee Lanes! Sign up in Mr. Wilson’s office and help a great organization while having fun and earning service hours!
 
Announcements for Clubs and Activities:
Go Club meets Thursdays in Mr. Goldstone’s room, Room 115. Go is an ancient Chinese board game, played by more than 40 million people worldwide. All are welcome to come learn to play or join the team!
Seniors: Submit your selfie with your college or career spirit wear to the Yearbook! Yearbook is creating a page featuring seniors and mementos, letters, hoodies, pennants, mugs etc. from your future college or career. Email your photo, name and caption to dragonspirityearbook@gmail.com or or upload pics to replayit.com. ​
 
Due to popular demand, Women with Weights is continuing through March 20th! Every Wednesday the BHS Weight Room will be open only to female faculty and students from 2:15 to 3:00! Come check out the new equipment and get workout tips from Ms. Strout! 
Like robotics? Plan on joining BrainSTEM Wednesdays after school in the CAD Lab from 2:15 to 4:00. All are welcome. See Mr. Clarke for more information. 
Artery has open studio time every Tuesday from 2:15 to 4:00 p.m. All levels of artists are invited to Room 114 for an afternoon of artistic growth, and exploration. Materials and instruction are available for all types of art, so come on down and get creative!
 
Fandom Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in the Library’s Makerspace.
 
Pride, Brunswick High School’s Gay Straight Transgender Alliance meets Thursdays during Flexin Room 118. The goal of the Gay Straight Transgender Alliance is to provide a safe, supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight ally youth to meet and discuss issues of concern, and to work to foster a school environment free of discrimination, harassment, and intolerance; all are welcome. New members are welcome! Please see Mr. Arcand with any questions.
 
College Visits & Opportunities Beyond High School:
Mr. Wilson has applications for the 2019 Maine Youth Law Enforcement Explorer Academy that takes place June 24-28th. Scholarships money may be available. See Mr. Wilson for details. 
 
The Freeport High School Guidance Department invites area students and families to A Night with Bill Smith: Understanding College Financial Aid and Paying for College on Thursday, March 21st, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
in the Freeport High School Performing Arts Center. Bill Smith’s presentation takes the mystery out of financial aid and college cost for students and parents. Learn about the different types of financial aid and how to choose a college you can afford. Understanding financial aid enables you to make good college choices and informed decisions to manage college costs. We’ll discuss how to identify your student’s need and merit profile and learn how to match that with college awarding policies so you can identify affordable colleges. This presentation is geared toward juniors, but can also be helpful for families of 8th, 9th, and 10th graders. http://www.scholarfits.com. 
 
Representatives from the United States Navy will be in the Counseling Office on Thursday, March 21st, at 9:00 a.m.
 
A representative from the University of Maine at Machias will be in the Counseling Office on Thursday, March 21st, at 10 a.m.
 
A representative from the University of Maine at Presque Isle will be in the Counseling Office on Friday, March 22nd, at 8:30 a.m.
 

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