Today is Thursday, May 16th, and it’s an ORANGE Day.
BHS General Announcements:
Students, parents, guardians, families and the public are invited to the opening reception of the Annual BHS Student Art Show tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come to BHS to see the marvelous student art exhibit on display in the Art wing and the Studios!
Due to the significant changes with the AP process next year, ALL students taking an AP course next year need to meet in the Multi-purpose Room on Monday, May 20th, during FLEX to discuss these changes and their impact.
All Boys Basketball players who are planning on attending Providence College Team Camp need to turn your deposit in to Coach Hanson by Friday, May 24th!
Elections for class officers will be taking place in Flex on Monday, June 10th. If you are interested in running as a candidate, please pick up the paperwork that needs to be completed from Ms. Campbell in room 218. The due date for returning this paperwork is Wednesday, May 29th. Make a difference in your school; become a class officer!
Brunswick High School Senior Night takes place on Tuesday, May 21st, at 6:00 p.m. in Crooker Theater. Awards and Scholarships will be presented followed by the Senior Slide Show. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Cafeteria.
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!
Next week is Pride Week! Help Brunswick High School’s Gay Straight Transgender Alliance, Pride, celebrate and support gay and lesbian students and their allies at Brunswick High School. Sign the pledge to be an ally and create a rainbow chain all week in the Cafeteria during lunch. Wednesday is rainbow day-wear your most colorful outfit. Thursday is Day of Silence; sign up at lunch or with Mr. Arcand in room 118, to promote awareness of the enforced silence experienced by LGBT students every day. Friday is shirt day. Where your “gay? fine by me.” t-shirt and wear your rainbow ribbon all week in support, which you can get in the Cafeteria.
An Admissions representative from the University of Maine will be in the counseling office today 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 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.
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 GRAND & GLORIOUS YARD SALE PREVIEW PARTY. The yard sale is at Merrymeeting Plaza. See Mr. Wilson to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
Volunteers are needed at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust PLANT SALE on Saturday, June 1st, the Masonic Hall in Brunswick. There are 2 shifts available: 8:45-11:00 and 10:45-1:00. Help is needed carrying plants and with parking. Please sign up with Mr. Wilson.
Volunteers are needed with MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL CLEAN-UP in Topsham for the New England Mountain Bike Association on two Sundays: May 19th and June 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Check the website https://www.nemba.org/chapters/six-rivers for more information, and sign up with Mr. Wilson.
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.
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.
See Mr. Wilson for summer job and volunteer opportunities!
Sports Announcements in from the Coaches:
Yesterday the Track team held its 1st home meet in 4 years at Bowdoin College. There were many outstanding performances as the girls placed 2nd and the boys placed 1st in the team competition. Rosalie White led the girls as she won the Discus and the Shot Put. Also placing first were Ophelia Ladner in hurdles and Maddie Wayne in the 800! Also scoring many points for the team were: Daryn Wood, Teresa Koval, Kaeden Green, Aela Hemberger, Margaret Chingos, Carey Arnold and Tea Kepler.
In the boys meet, winning events were Hunter Parker in the 100 and long jump, Mitchell Lienert in the 200, Will Shaughnessy in the 2 mile, Michael McCrum in the Pole Vault, Andrew Chingos in the 800, Matty Laforge in the race walk and Sammy Cenescar in the High Jump! Placing first with relays were Daniel Lyons, Kian Murray, Joey Valliere, Alan Poulin and Cam Ashby. Also scoring were Tyler Patterson, Ben Wilson, Ben Guindon, Owen Wilson, Max Bojarski Wes Coffin, Nicolas Pizzarelli, and Camden Peacock. Today is a recovery day, the next track practice will be Friday for the full team.
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Tennis team for its win over Mt Ararat.
Boys tennis at Mt. Ararat 4:30, bus at 3:30 pm
Varsity baseball at Mt. Ararat (Bowdoin College) and softball at Mt. Ararat 4:15 pm, bus at 2:30pm ***sharing bus with girls tennis***
JV baseball and softball v Mt. Ararat 4 pm
Boys lacrosse v Falmouth JV 4:30/varsity 6:30 pm
Girls lacrosse varsity only at St. Dom’s 4:30, bus at 2:30 pm
Boys tennis v Morse 4 pm
Girls tennis at Morse (McMann Complex) 4, bus at 2:30 pm
***sharing bus with baseball and softball***
Varsity baseball and softball at Mt. Blue (Baseball – Hippach Field, Softball at MBHS or at UMF’s Prescott Field.) 11am, bus at 8:30 am
JV baseball and softball at Bangor 1pm, bus 10 am
Boys tennis v Bangor 10 am
Girls tennis at Bangor 10 am, bus at 7:30 am
Announcements for Clubs and Activities:
All students going on the BHS Outing Club White Water Rafting Trip this Saturday MUST come to Mr. McCullough’s room during FLEX tomorrow. See Mr. McCullough or Mr. Stocker for passes or questions.
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 in Room 118 with any questions.
Are you an LGBTQ member or ally? Would you like a skirt made especially for you in the colors of your flag? “Sew Fabulous” is taking orders over the next few weeks for PRIDE skirts or for any other custom-made skirt. Part of the proceeds will go to PRIDE, Brunswick High School’s Gay Straight Transgender Alliance. See Mr. Arcand in Room 118 for an order form. Part of the proceeds will go to PRIDE, Brunswick High School’s Gay Straight Transgender Alliance.
College Visits, Scholarships & Opportunities Beyond High School:
Maine-based Apogee Adventures is offering opportunities for summer tuition discounts. Apogee Adventures is committed to developing confidence, character, and community mindedness through carefully designed summer adventures for students between the ages of 11 and 18. See Mr. Wilson for information on a limited number of reduced tuition opportunities for their summer programs.
A representative from the United States Army will be in the Counseling Office on Monday, May 20th, 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.
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!