Today is Thursday, April 11th, and it’s an Early Release BLACK Day.
BHS General Announcements:
The Teen Center’s annual Scoop-a-Thon at Gelato Fiasco takes place on Wednesday, April 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Celebrity Scoopers from the High School will be Mr. Scarpone, Mr. Clarke and Mr. Porter from 5:00 to 6:00. Come out to support this great program for teens, the Brunswick Area Teen Center!
Congratulations to Connor Pendergast and Amelia Witherell whose artwork was selected for display at the Casco Bay Artisans Regional High School Art Show in Portland. A special kudos to Connor who sold his first piece of art, a photograph of the Androscoggin River and the mill, at the opening reception.
Seniors: Prom tickets are available for $30. Prom tickets may be purchased from Mrs. Driscoll or from Mrs. Wight in the Counseling Office.
New at BHS! Starting Monday after April vacation, 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 on Monday, April 22nd, 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 from a participating teacher if you want to go out for a Wellness Walk during Flex.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Announcements for Clubs and Activities:
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!
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 on 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:
The Track meet scheduled for Friday at Lewiston has been postponed along with next week’s meet at Lisbon. The next Track practices will be next Monday and Tuesday from 2:30-4:00.
JV tennis will be postponed until after break due to weather conditions. See Coach Kunhardt with any questions.
- There is no concussion testing for tennis players this week.
- The Thursday Match against EL has been cancelled for both boys and girls.
- Practice for boys and girls will be 2:30 to 4:00 at Maine Pines.
- The Tennis teams wishes the Band the best of luck at Festival Disney!!
This Week’s Sports Schedule:
Thursday, April 11th:
Varsity baseball and softball v Waterville canceled
Boys lacrosse v Cony has been postponed to 4/29
Boys tennis v Edward Little 4:00 pm
Girls tennis at Edward Little 4:00 pm, bus at 2:00 pm, dismissal at 1:45 pm
Friday, April 12th:
Girls lacrosse v Lewiston has been postponed to 5/6
Track at Lewiston 3:30 pm, bus at 2:00 pm, dismissal at 1:45 pm
Saturday, April 13th:
Varsity baseball v Lisbon TBD ***might be at another site***
Varsity softball at Lewiston round robin TBD ***this is a change from original schedule***
JV baseball and softball v Lisbon canceled
Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities:
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. A two-hour training will take place on 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!