Today is Monday, February 10th, and it’s an ORANGE Day.
There’s still time to sign up for the next Driver’s Ed session starting February 11th. Applications are available in the Main Office and at the Merrymeeting Adult Ed website.
BHS Graduate and current Senior Correspondent for the Washington Post Kevin Sullivan will be speaking at Bowdoin College Tuesday, February 11th at 4:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. The talk, entitled “The View from Washington”, is Free and open to the public. Come learn about Kevin’s path from BHS to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist!
Brunswick High School is a stop on Maine Author Maria Padian‘s book tour for her newest novel How to Build a Heart, and the BHS Library is hosting a book launch party! The event takes place this Friday during period 3/4 from 9:45 to 10:45. Maria Padian will talk about the writing process, read from her new book and answer student questions. How to Build a Heart features a teen girl who is hiding her background from others. Kirkus Reviews gave it a starred review calling it “an absolutely enthralling depiction of family and self-discovery.” Stop by the Library for a ticket to the Book Launch Party this Friday for your teacher to approve and sign!
The BHS Music Department needs your help to win the CLYNK challenge! Collect bottles/cans in a BHS music CLYNK bag and return to any Hannaford by March 20. We earn an extra 50% and hope to win the $1500 prize for top in the state this year, after placing 2nd last year. Get your BHS Music CLYNK Bags in the music room or at The Music Center. Thanks for your support!
Students: create an awareness poster for organ and tissue donation and enter the 5th annual Donate Life Maine High School Poster Contest! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Posters can be mailed to: Maine Transplant Program, 19 West Street, Portland, Maine 04102 and graphic design entries can be emailed to VolunteerServices@neds.org. All entries must be recieved my March 6th.
Attention Seniors and Parents & Guardians: If you haven’t paid the $35 Cap & Gown fee, it is due to Ms. Wight in the Counseling Office by the end of February – Please get it in early!
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CLUBS & ACTIVITIES:
Is there someone you love? Or someone you’d like to show your appreciation for? During the week of Valentine’s Day, the Class of 2022 will be selling flowers and chocolate hearts in the Cafeteria during A and C lunches on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Carnations are $2 roses are $3, and chocolate hearts are $1. Deliveries will be made during Flex on the 13th!
ATTENTION SENIORS, Please submit your candid theme photos to the BHS yearbook! The current theme is SENIOR GRAD PLANS (COLLEGE SPIRIT, CAREER SPIRIT, MILITARY SPIRIT, ETC.) Photos are due by February 24th.
Students working on an Altered Couture project should continue planning designs during flex in Room 135 on Mondays and Thursdays.
Join the BHS Broadcasting Club! Come on down to the BHS Studio in the morning and join The First Five! There are many different positions and roles you can learn such as anchoring, directing, writing and content creation!
Do you not have a computer at home but need to write a paper, complete an assignment, do research, fill out a job application, or apply to college? The BHS Library now has Chromebooks available for students to check out overnight. Don’t have WiFi at home? No worries! The Library also has a portable hotspot to connect to the internet that you may check out with the Chromebook. Stop by the Library for more information or to pick up a Chromebook permission slip to have signed at home.
Attention students: do you belong to a club or organization that does some interesting things? Grab your cell phone cameras and help provide photos of your club group for the bhs yearbook. Simply shoot photos and email them to email@example.com before February break.
The Class of 2023 continues to sell the Classic Brunswick Sweatshirt! These high quality collegiate style crew sweatshirts are available in 3 colors: black, charcoal, and light gray. We have sweatshirts in-stock in most colors and sizes. The sweatshirts cost $25 and make checks payable to “BHS Class of 2023″. Email Ms. Groves at BHS with your requests.Order forms are also available on the BHS website. Thank you for your support!
The next Freshman Class meeting will be held Thursday, February 27th during Flex.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the next fundraiser (selling joggers) and class spirit.
Please go to your Flex for attendance and sit with your Flex group in Crocker theater
Looking for Brunswick swag and want to help raise money for the BHS Athletic Department at the same time? Make sure you visit our BHS store at Squad Locker. Lots of cool gear from shirts to hats, to pullovers to shorts, PJ pants to backpacks, blankets and scarves and more!
“Big B” sweatshirts are being sold by the Class of 2021! They’re in stock and are available for $20 at lunches. They are also being sold during Flex in Ms. Campbell’s room, Room 218. Thank you for supporting the Class of 2021!
SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS IN FROM THE COACHES:
Today’s track practice will be for the full state championship team and provisional qualifiers from 2:45-4:15 at Bowdoin.
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association has named the 2019 Keith Waldman — Optimal Performance Associates/NFHCA High School National Academic Squad. The High School National Academic Squad program recognizes those high school seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted grade-point average of 3.50 out of 4.0 — or the equivalent — through the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year. Seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 — or the equivalent — through the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year have been recognized as Scholars of Distinction. Student-athletes who have earned Scholar of Distinction honors have been marked with an asterisk. Congratulations to Brunswick High School Field Hockey players: Delia Braillard, Grace Casey, Gia Guernelli, Kristen Hummer, Liberty Krauss, Emma Lind, Betsy Orlando, Mallory Palmer, Julia Pols, Sara Scrapchansky, and Maddie Wayne.
Swimming: The BHS Dragons Swim Team competed Saturday at the KVAC Class A Swim Championships and emerged with a runner-up finish for the Girls and 3rd place overall for Boys. Brunswick was the only school with both Boys and Girls teams in the Top 3. Nicco Bartone swam away from the field in the 100 Freestyle to capture the individual championship. Ella Tycz and Sarah Palmer each had top 3 finishes in one of their events. The Dragons team depth made the difference, as 18 swimmers contributed to the team scores. Next up, 11 Brunswick swimmers will travel to Orono on the weekend to compete in state Class A Championships.
Boys Hockey: On Sat Feb 8th the Brunswick Dragons took on the Kennebunk Rams in a Class B South contest at Watson Arena. After recognizing both teams seniors on BHS’s Senior night prior to the game it was back and forth action from both sides in the first period. The Rams struck first though with a breakaway goal midway through the period. Kennebunk took their 1-0 lead into the second but the Dragons finally struck a when Scout Masse poked home a shot on net from AJ Wolverton that was initially saved by Kennebunk. Matt McCarthy scored his 2nd goal of the night for the Rams as they took back the lead a few minutes later. The Rams looked to be in control as they scored their 2nd of the period to take a 3-1 lead; however, Michael Marro jumped the bench and buried the puck for the Dragons on a breakaway to put the score at 3-2 to finish the 2nd period. The 3rd was all Dragons, with relentless pressure the Dragons finally broke the Rams. Nick Marro started things off by digging a puck out of the corner and roofing it to tie up the score 3-3. A little more than 2 and a half minutes later Scout Masse scored his 2nd goal of the night off a beauty of a drop pass from Joe Marro. The Rams made a last ditch effort late and pulled the goalie but Nick Marro found the empty net for his 2nd goal of the night to seal the 5-3 comeback win. The Dragons face off against 2nd place Cheverus this Saturday at Watson Arena at 8:15pm.
Indoor Track: On Saturday the track team competed in the KVAC championship with the girls finishing 4th while the boys placed 1st for the 3rd year in a row. Kaeden Green led the girls as she placed first overall in the triple jump and 200. Maddie Wayne joined the winning as she placed 1st in the 800. Every Brunswick girl who competed scored for the team. Placing for the team were Ophelia Ladner, Aela Hemberger, Adeline Dolly, Abby Valliere, Teresa Koval, Laura Butterfield, and Micaela Turgeon. The boys team were led by Co-KVAC Athletes of the Meet, Mitchell Lienert and Will Shaughnessy, who combined to score 56 points for the team. Mitchell was second in the 55 and won the 400 and 200. Will was second in the 2 mile and won the 800 and 1 mile races. Sammy Cenescar won his 4th straight KVAC high jump championship tying the school record of 6-feet, 6-inches while the relay team of Andrew Chingos, Joey Valliere, Eli Palmer and Jack Banks won the 4×800 relay. Tyler Patterson and Aiden Simmons scored multiple times in the distance events and were joined by sprinters Tyler Trebilcock, Wes Coffin, Josh Musica and Kyle LaDuke who added to the team victory. Max Bojarski and Thomas McCormack rounded out the team scoring in the pole vault.
Athletic Schedule for this week:
Please visit https://bhsdragons.com/main/calendar for updated schedules.
VOLUNTEER AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
Sebasco Harbor Resort is now hiring for all positions for the busy summer season. Available positions: activities staff, camp merritt staff, pool attendants, golf course staff, restaurant & banquet staff, housekeeping, bowling attendants, waterfront staff and much more! Go to Sebasco.com/careers for more information!
Interested in coaching? Volunteer coaches are needed this spring at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School for Girls on the Run, a 10-week, after-school program! Coach training is provided, and all lessons are scripted for you. Regardless of your running ability, you will serve as a role model and empower girls to activate their limitless potential. Make a difference…See Mr. Wilson for more information about this coaching opportunity!
TOWN OF BRUNSWICK MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS & DISCUSSIONS:
The Brunswick Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee has planned a busy February. Community members are invited to consider attending the following:
Climate Change Panel Discussion
Wednesday, 2/19/20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Meeting Room
Housing Panel Discussion
Thursday, 2/20/20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Meeting Room
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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