Today is Friday, May 10th, and it’s an ORANGE Day.
BHS General Announcements:
Help STAMP out hunger by helping with the national 27th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger event on May 11th! BHS Interact is helping provide energy for this great event! Mark it on your calendars! Leave food items at your home mailboxes on May 11th, and your mail carrier will pick them up and transport them to MCHPP! Show your support for this drive by posting a pic of you in action collecting food or at your mailbox with #Brunswickpostaldrive. Help STAMP Out Hunger! Food sorters will be needed at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program ! Sign up in Mr. Wilson’s room.
Next Thursday, May 16th, is Husson Alive! a free, day-long event where high school students receive an immersive, hands-on experience in various media and marketing workshops. If you’re interested in this event at Husson College, please stop by the Counseling Office.
Attention seniors, parents and guardians of seniors: Please submit a baby or childhood photo to email@example.com to be included in the Senior Slide Show. The senior baby/ childhood photo deadline has been extended to Monday, May 13th.
Attention Freshmen students, parents and guardians: Please support the class of 2022, and visit the Mixed Bags website at http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com and select SHOP/ SHOP to support a fundraiser. Then enter our fundraiser number #935387 and 04011. They sell a variety of bags that are colorful, functional and well designed! Your bag purchase supports the class of 2022!
Brunswick High School parents and guardians are invited to a presentation on Vaping: The Target Is Our Youth on May 15th from 6:30 to 7:30 in Crooker Theater. Join Local School Resource Officer and prevention specialists for an interactive presentation on the latest trends in vaping, juuling and other products. Find out what local youths are telling our presenters, see some of the most common devices, and receive tips on how to talk to your teen about this health concern. Join us to get your questions answered! For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 373-6970.
On Thursday, May 16th, an Admissions representative from the University of Maine will be in the counseling office to meet with juniors interested in applying to UMaine. They will review your transcripts with you and advise you on courses for senior year and on admissions to your intended major or program. Interested students should sign up in the counseling office.
There will be a representative from the United States Marines in the Counseling Office on Thursday, May 16th, at 9 a.m.
A representative from the United States Army will be in the Counseling Office on Monday, May 20th, at 9 a.m.
There will be a representative from the Maine Army National Guard in the Counseling Office on Monday, May 13th, at 9 a.m.
A representative from MCPHS – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences – will be in the Counseling Office on Thursday, May 23rd, at 1:00 p.m.
Attention seniors: Please turn in your community service hours as soon as possible in order to be considered for recognition during Senior Awards Night which is the evening of May 21st at 6:00 p.m.
Attention all underclassmen: Please turn in your community service hours as soon as possible in order to be considered for recognition during Underclassmen Awards Night which is the evening of May 14th at 6:00 p.m.
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. 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.
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 May 13th – May 17th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. This is a great way to earn community service hours. The Maine Youth Court is a system that allows young people who have violated the law or school rules to be held accountable while also being supported by their peers and community. In Youth Court, student volunteers are highly trained and supported to act as advocates and judges in a restorative process. See Mr. Wilson for more information.
The Brunswick community is invited to a panel discussion entitled “What can we do about climate change?” taking place on Friday, May 10th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist church of Brunswick. Panelists include: Anna Siegel, seventh grade climate activist from Yarmouth; Anne D. Burt, longtime climate activist from Edgecomb; State Senator Brownie Carson, former director of NRCM; and Sylvia Stocker, minister, UUCB.
There is a Senior Class Meeting on Thursday, May 30th, during FLEX in Crooker Theater.
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.
Sports Announcements in from the Coaches:
The track team traveled to Winslow for a 6 team meet on Thursday.
The girls team had a strong meet with many improvements. Scoring for the team were: Kaedain Green, Aela Hemberger, Ophelia Ladner, Daryn Wood, Teresa Koval, Margaret Chingos, Addy Dolley, Maggie Johnson, Tea Kepler, Rosalie White, and Carey Arnold.
The boys took first place over all. Leading the boys were:
Hunter Parker who won the 100, 200 and 300 hurdles, Andrew Chingos in the 800, Joey Valliere in the mile and Will Shaughnessy in the 2 mile. Daniel Lyons and Tyler Patterson also won with relays.
Scoring points for the team in multiple events were: Wes Coffin, Mitchell Lienert, Aiden Simmons, Ben Guindon, Nicholas Pizzarelli, Matty Laforge, Sammy Cenescar, Michael McCrum and Max Borjarski.
Varsity baseball and softball v Messalonskee 4:00pm
JV baseball and softball at Messalonskee 4:15pm, bus at 2:30pm
Girls lacrosse v Scarborough JV 4:30/varsity 6:00pm
Boys tennis v Bangor 4:00
Girls tennis at Bangor 4:00pm, bus at 1:15, dismissal 1:00pm
Boys lacrosse at Greely varsity 12:00/JV 1:30pm, varsity bus at 10:30am, jv bus at 11:15am
JV girls lacrosse at Gray New Gloucester 10:00, bus at 8:30am
Boys tennis MPA singles at Brunswick 9:00am, registrations at 8:30am
Girls tennis MPA singles at Mt. Ararat 9:00am, registration at 8:30am
JV baseball at Lisbon 11:00am and 1:00pm, bus at 9:45am
JV softball at Oxford Hills 11:00am, bus at 8:30am
Varsity baseball and softball at Mt. Blue postponed until 5/18
JV baseball and softball v Mt. Blue postponed TBD
Announcements for Clubs and Activities:
Do you like games, Dungeons and Dragons or other sci-fi/ fantasy genre activities? Come play Magic the Gathering on Mondays after school in Ms. Campbell’s room, Room 218. Never played before? No problem! Come and learn!
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! There will be an Officer-led Interact meeting today after school to discuss Flex sign-ups on Thursday and Stamp out Hunger on May 11th.
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!
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! The next Fandom Club meeting is on May 14th.
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.
Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities:
Mid Coast Hospital is looking for volunteers to help serve finger food Friday night, May 17th, from 5:00 to 7:30 during their yard sale preview party. The yard sale is at Merrymeeting Plaza. See Mr. Wilson to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
College Visits, Scholarships & Opportunities Beyond High School:
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.
Summer restaurants and boatyards near the coast are accepting applications for all positions…beat the college student rush! 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!