Today is Friday, March 29th, and it’s an ORANGE Day.
BHS General Announcements:
A reminder to all Junior and 3rd Year Students: In addition to the SAT, the Department of Education requires a Science and Technology assessment. The Science assessment consists of two Science tests and an additional third short questionnaire. The Science Assessment will take place on Tuesday, April 2. Students will report to their assigned classrooms at the first bell and testing will begin after morning announcements. Testing will conclude by the end of Period 3/4 and afternoon classes will continue as usual. If you are testing with accommodations, the time frame will vary slightly. You will receive a specific time frame that reflects that. Locations: English/Social Studies Wing – Rooms 201-224 and some additional classrooms. Testing Rosters are posted outside classroom doors. Check to see where you will be testing. If you have questions, please check in with the Counseling Office.
Freshmen: Please be aware that you will be going to assigned computer labs during Flex next week to input your 2019-2020 Course Registration information.
Even though spring means hope for many people, for others spring is a really difficult time. Sadly, we often see a spike in depression and suicide attempts during the spring months. The signs to look for in friends and colleagues who may need more support are: Isolation, being easily irritated, a change is behaviors, extensive worries that get in the way of school, an increase in risky behaviors, a sudden weight loss or weight gain, excessive alcohol and/or drug use, and complaining about headaches and stomach aches. Sometimes there are no signs! The best way to check in with your friend is to ask, “So, how are you actually feeling?“ If you are worried about someone you don’t know well, please inform an adult. The Suicide Crisis number is 1-888-568-1112, The crisis text line is 741-741, and you can also call 211 to get more information.
On May 8th, there will be an opportunity to learn more about mental health and how you can help yourself and others. MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDE Training sign-ups are by Mr. Wilson’s door or see Ms Kunhardt in Room 205 to sign up. Not only will you learn about ways to help others, you will also receive community service hours for participating. Mental health is not one person’s responsibility, it takes a village to keep us all connected! So get out there and smile and talk to people who you may not usually smile or talk to, because we just don’t always know how everyone is doing. It is proven that a smile can change a person’s day!
Captains and Bowlers are needed for the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on April 26th at Yankee Lanes! Teams that get their form in by today will receive free t-shirts! See Mr. Wilson, Phoebe Churney or Katherine Hartnett for details. Help a great organization while having fun and earning service hours!
If you couldn’t make Treble and Chamber Choir auditions, remember you can still touch base with Mrs. Albert for an audition.
Interested in law, justice and the legal system? Take part in Maine Youth Court Spring Volunteer Training!
Maine Youth Court training will be held at Morse High School the week of May 13th. To register or to receive more information, email Monica Bouyea firstname.lastname@example.org
. Learn more at www.maineyouthcourt.org.
Girls Who Code is back! Learn to Code with Bowdoin College students! Meetings will be in Room 139 during FLEX on Thursdays. Both new and returning students are welcome!
Seniors: A reminder to put your college acceptances in to Naviance and let the Counseling Office know as well! Don’t forget to fill out an orange cap in the Counseling Office to share your future plans!
The Class of 2020 is selling Brunswick Dragons water bottles. Stay hydrated in style! The water bottles are $15 and may be purchased in Mr. Hart’s room, Room 216.
Sign up today for Receive service hours and free lunch! Sign up with Mr. Wilson or Mrs. Kunhardt.
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 BCEF.
The next Senior Class Meeting will take place on Monday, April 1st, during Flex in Crooker Theater.
Sports Announcements in from the Coaches:
Inside sports schedule for the next two weeks:
March 25th – 29th
Boys Lacrosse – 2:30-4:10, Gym
Girls Lacrosse – 4:15-5:55, Gym
Baseball- 6:05 – 7:45, Gym
Softball- 7:50 – 9:30, Gym
Track- 2:30 – 4:00, meet in Cafe
Boys and Girls Tennis – Monday – Thursday 2:45 – 4:00 at Maine Pines
Friday dry land at BHS 2:30-4:00
JV tennis – stay tuned
April 1st – 5th
Girls Lacrosse- 2:30 – 4:10, Gym
Boys Lacrosse- 4:15 – 5:55, Gym
Softball- 6:05 – 7:45, Gym
Baseball- 7:50 – 9:30, Gym
Track- 2:30 – 4:00, meet in Cafe
Boys and Girls Tennis – Monday – Thursday 2:45 – 4:00 at Maine Pines
Friday dry land at BHS 2:30 – 4:00
A reminder to all Boys Basketball players: Please turn in your uniforms to Coach Hanson by the end of this week, or the Mighty Dragon will hunt you down!
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!
Maine Nephrology organizes a 5K each spring to draw attention to kidney health and raise funds to help dialysis patients. Here’s a chance for students to earn 4 hours of community service by helping with their 5K race on Sunday, May 5th from 8 a.m. to noon. It’s a fun event and the volunteer roles include jobs like helping with registration, handing out water, cheering younger kids on in the 100 yard “Fun Run”, and picking up at the end of the event. See Mr. Wilson to sign up.
Announcements for Clubs and Activities:
Interact Club meets Mondays after school in Room 214. New members are welcome. See Mr. Wilson 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!
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! The American Go Honor Society School Team Tournamentwill be happening Sunday, April 7th, and Sunday, April 14th. Brunswick Go Club would like to have as much representation as possible. If you are interested in participating, please talk with Mr. Goldstone before the end of this week.
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 the pottery room across from 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 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. The Link to all application documents is: http://www.brunswickme.org/information-on-student-shellfish-licensing/
Mr. Wilson has several job listings, including a local lobsterman looking for sternman help on his boat this summer, transportation provided. Hard work & good pay!
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 email@example.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.
BHS has its own Twitter page! We’re looking to build up followers – stay in the loop by following @BHS_Dragons!