Announcements 4/5

Today is Friday, April 5th, and it’s a BLACK Day.

BHS General Announcements:

Mrs. Groves will be selling tickets for Brunswick City Limits during Lunches today. The show is at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights in Crooker Theater. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Don’t miss Brunswick High School’s talented teachers and students bringing you first class entertainment!

A reminder to all Juniors: You will be taking the SATs on Tuesday, April 9th. Here’s what to expect the day of the test and some details you need to know about:

  • Plan to arrive at the high school between 7:30 and 7:40 a.m. Check-in will take place in your assigned classroom.  
  • Check outside rooms 201-224 for your assigned room.  
  • Testing should begin at 7:50 and should end between 12:45 and 1:00.  
  • Please leave all beepers, cell phones, and watches that beep or make noise at home. 
  • Remember to bring the following: Two No. 2 pencils and a good eraser and an acceptable calculator –  A scientific calculator or graphing calculator is recommended (the library has a few calculators if you need to borrow one).
  • Snacks: Water and snacks will be provided for breaks, but you are also encouraged to bring your own snacks.
What about lunch?  The cafeteria will remain open until 1:30 p.m. for all students taking the SAT.  If you do not purchase lunch or have a meal plan, please make sure you bring a lunch that day. Following lunch you may report to your 7/8 class or remain in the cafeteria until the end of the day. If you have questions – Check with the Counseling Office.
Wondering How to prepare the day before?
•  Get a good night’s sleep: The brain needs to be rested so you can be focused during the exam.  
Wondering How to prepare the day of the test?
•  Have a good breakfast: The brain needs energy to think!  

Ok juniors! This is your last SAT announcement! You know you’re all taking the SAT on Tuesday, right?? So, there will be a final SAT review on Monday, April 8th, after school, at about 2:20, in Room 104. If you took the Mock Test on our March 20th early release day, bring it with you!! If you didn’t take the Mock Test you can come anyway! Sign up on Mrs. Bradley’s door by the end of the day TODAY so she knows how much stuff to bring! Hope to see you Monday!

New at BHS! Starting Monday, Flex groups will have an opportunity to go on a Wellness Walk during Flex and enjoy the benefits of walking! Did you know walking elevates mood, helps maintain a healthy heart, has a calming effect, helps reduce feelings of being overwhelmed, and helps increase creativity? If your Flex group is not going out for a walk, you still have an opportunity by getting a pass from one of the walking teachers posted on the whiteboard outside the Library. Just get a pass from one of those teachers first thing in the morning, sign out of Flex, and meet in the Main Lobby at the beginning of Flex. Teachers walking this coming Monday are Ms. Norbert in Room 247 and Mrs. Jerome in the Library. Remember, if your Flex group isn’t walking, you must get a pass if you want to go out for a Wellness Walk. 

Thinking about a summer job? Now’s the time to apply! The Town of Brunswick Parks & Recreation Department is hiring for summer!THE PARKS & RECREATION ANNUAL SUMMER JOB FAIR will take place Monday, April 8th, from 3:30 to 6:00 at the Parks & Recreation Department at 220 Neptune Drive. Apply and interview for a summer job! (Some wait time may apply, pending attendance). Work hours will vary from part-time to 40 hours per week (over eight weeks. They’re looking to hire for the following positions: Coaches/Instructors/Assistants, Vacation Camp Counselors, Baseball Assistant Coaches, Track & Field Assistant Coaches, Water Safety Instructors, Learn-to-Swim Aides, Girls & Boys Basketball Assistant Coaches, Coffin Pond: Concession Attendant, Coffin Pond: Gate Attendant, and Coffin Pond: Lifeguards. They’re also hiring for Seasonal Parks Maintenance Workers (40 hours through November). Please see Mr. Wilson for applications. 

The Cilvil Air Patrol and the Brunswick Naval Museum invites BHS students to an Open House to find out more about Civil Air Patrol! The Open House takes place this Saturday, April 6th, from 12:00 to 3:00 at 179 Admiral Finch Ave., Brunswick. There will be tours, giveaways and activities. The Civil Air Patrol offers leadership training and the opportunity to get a pilot’s license!  You can also see Cadet Airman Lizzie Haskell ​if you’d like more information about the Civil Air Patrol.

Attention Sophomores: Mr. Wilson has applications to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp as well as scholarships! See Mr. Wilson for more information!

Parents and guardians: show your Dragon pride, and support their Class of 2022 BHS student by wearing a class shirt on the court and on the field! There are remaining Freshman class t-shirts for sale, both short sleeve and long, $10 and $13. Freshman students, please see a class officer or Mrs. Driscoll at break to purchase one. 
 
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!
 
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 atmbouyea@maineyouthcourt.org. Learn more at http://www.maineyouthcourt.org.​ 
 
Beginning on June 24th, free summer lunch will be available in Brunswick in surrounding areas! Keep an eye out for updates about meal sites and lunch times. All kids are welcome ages 0-18, come for the food and stay for the fun! Meals are provided by Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program.  
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.
 
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.
Announcements for Clubs and Activities:
 
Do you like playing Magic the Gathering but find it hard to find time to play? Join us Monday afternoons in Ms. Campbell’s room from 2:10 to 3:10 for Monday Afternoon Magic! Never played before? No problem! Come to learn!. See you on Monday!
 
Art Honor Society students involved in the public art mural project: Please see Mrs. Driscoll for an info. packet, and sign up to attend a painting session on Saturday, April 6th, from 9 to 11 a.m. or on Tuesday, April 9th, from 2:15 – 4:00.
Interact meets on Mondays after school in Room 214. All are welcome! Come be a part of making BHS and the greater community an even more special place for everyone! Upcoming events include Bowl for Kids’ Sake and Spring Fling night for 8th graders and their families. See Mr. Wilson to sign up for any of these events or with any questions.
 
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!
 
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.
 
Sports Announcements in from the Coaches:
 
JV Tennis will start on Wednesday, April 10th. JV Tennis will meet in the Computer Lab across form the Nurse’s Office, Room 141, for a concussion test at 2:15. Be sure you have your paper work turned into Mrs. Maines. If weather permits, JV Tennis will hit the courts after the concussion tests until 3:30. Don’t be late, and you can always check the tennis board by the Learning Lab for updated information.
 
All Track team members will need to sign up this week for the first track meet. Students may still join the Track team, see Mr. Dearing for full details!
 
Inside sports schedule for this week:
 
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​
 
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.
 
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.
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 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. 
 
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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