Announcements 3/18

Today is Monday, March 18th, and it’s a BLACK Day.

BHS General Announcements:
 
Are you a junior? Would you like to take a run at the Math part of the SAT before the actual test date? Then listen up! The Math Department will be offering a Practice Math SAT at 12:15 on the early release day, Wednesday, March 20th. To sign up, simply put your name on the form just inside Mrs. Dolan’s door (Room 102). If all goes smoothly, we’ll be done before 2:00 p.m. and you’ll walk out the door with a GREAT prep experience behind you and a corrected test in your hands!
 
An exciting new course is being offered at BHS next year open to Juniors and Seniors called AP Seminar. AP Seminar is an interdisciplinary course, with a very flexible curriculum, in which students will be able to explore their own interests using many different academic lenses through two long research projects. and will be open to juniors and seniors. The course has been endorsed by colleges across the country, many which grant credit for qualifying scores. See your guidance counselor or Mr. Goldstone in Room 115 to learn more.
 
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. 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.
 
The Brunswick High School Environmental Club is hosting a field trip by bus to Eco-Maine on Wednesday, March 20th (an Early Release Day), for any students and staff members who would like to tour its facilities. We will observe and learn how the single stream recycling system works to sort the different recycled materials and also how a waste-to-energy plant is run. Any member of the BHS faculty is welcome to attend from approximately 12:15 to 3:45 next Wednesday. Please See Mr. Stocker in Room 232 to sign up and get a permission slip for the Eco-Maine tour.
 
Sign up today for Youth Mental Health First Aid training happening Wednesday, May 8th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at BHS. Learn how to support a friend or classmate and learn when to be concerned, and what local help is available. You must be 16 or older to participate. Receive service hours and free lunch! Sign up with Mr. Wilson or Mrs. Kunhardt.
 
Auditions will be taking place for next year’s Chamber Choir and Treble Choir on Monday, March 25th, through Wednesday, March 27th! Sign-ups for auditions can be found on the door of the Music Room! There is no pre-requisite for the audition – anyone interested in singing in one of these two groups is encouraged to audition, regardless of prior experience! If you are interested in being a part of the BHS Choral Program, and you do not want to go through the audition process, simply sign up for Concert Choir on your course registration form! As always, if you have any questions, please see Mrs. Albert, or touch base with any current member of the group! Flyers with audition information can be picked up in the Music Room, or from your Flex Teacher on Thursday! Hope to see you at auditions!

Any senior interested in being the Master of Ceremonies at Graduation should submit a letter of interest and 1 teacher recommendation to Principal Henninger.
 
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. 
 
Attention Junior Shellfish Harvesters: New requirements are in place in order for you to apply for your license. New student harvesters need to participate in a two-hour training that will be offered in April at the Brunswick Town Council Chambers located within the Brunswick Town Office at 85 Union Street in Brunswick. The two-hour training will take place on Wednesday, April, 3 at 5:30 PM or Wednesday, April, 17th at 3:00 PM. Student harvesters who have already had licenses are required to attend two meetings related to the local shellfishing industry. Many of These meetings occur on the first Wednesday every month at 7:00 PM at the Brunswick Town Council Chambers located in the Brunswick Town Office. See Mr. Wilson with any questions.
 

You’re invited to come support and celebrate the Brunswick Community Education Foundation (BCEF) at The Spark on Saturday, April 6th, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Frontier. This is an adults only event. Tickets are available for $45 at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4100602. Visit www.brunswickcef.org for more information about BC​EF.

The next Senior Class Meeting will take place on Monday, April 1st, during Flex in Crooker Theater.
 
Class of 2022 t-shirts are still available. See a class officer, class advisor or Mrs. Driscoll to buy one. Show your Dragon Pride! 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!
 
Sports Announcements in from the Coaches:
 
If you missed the Track sign-ups, see Mr. Dearing for a schedule and details for the upcoming season. The first Outdoor Track practice will be Monday, March 25th, rain or shine.

 

All winter athletes need to stop by Mr. Ramich’s office to pick up the end-of-the-season survey, if you haven’t done so already. This includes Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Hockey, Boys and Girls Indoor Track, Boys and Girls Swimming, Cheering, Alpine and Nordic Skiing and Wrestling.
 
Attention all potential Boys Lacrosse players: Just a reminder that all your required paperwork is due to Mr. Glover by Thursday, March 21st. Extra copies of all Green sheets are on the Boys Lacrosse Board outside Room 108. See Coach Glover with any questions.
 
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:
 
There is an important Interact meeting today after school in Room 214. New members are always welcome.
 
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!
 
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!
 
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. 
 

Fandom Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in the Library’s Makerspace. All are welcome!

Pride, Brunswick High School’s Gay Straight Transgender Alliance meets Thursdays during Flex in 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, Scholarships & Opportunities Beyond High School:
 
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!
 
Get on board with “Remind” and stay connected! For job updates text @d2e7gh to the number 81010. For volunteer updates text @hhakc to the number 81010. You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind.
 
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment in Freeport looking for junior counselors to help at its camps this summer. See Mr. Wilson the application.​
 
Bowdoin College needs students to work in its Dining Halls after school and on weekends. Apply at Bowdoin.edu/employment/staff/casual or see Mr. Wilson.
 
Wilbur’s in Brunswick and Freeport is looking for after-school and weekend help at their stores. See Mr. Wilson for details.
 
The Front Desk at The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern has an opening after school for a few hours, and part of the weekend. Contact Ms. Pappas at 207-837-6565.
 
Strouts Point Wharf Co. is looking for dock hands 20-40 hours a week this summer. Apply now! Call 207-865-3899 or contact laura@stroutspoint.com.
 
Summer restaurants and boatyards near the coast are accepting applications for all positions…beat the college student rush! See Mr. Wilson for details.
 
Any senior looking for a job opportunity as a bank teller should see Mr. Wilson for details.
 
New England Tent & Awning Co. is looking for strong and able help for the upcoming season…drivers license preferred. See Mr. Wilson for details.
 
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.
 
A representative from University of Maine Augusta will be visiting the Counseling Office on Tuesday, March 26th, at 9:00 a.m.
 
BHS has its own Twitter page! We’re looking to build up followers – stay in the loop by following @BHS_Dragons!
 
 

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