Announcements 2/14

heartToday is Friday, February 14th, and it’s a BLACK Day.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

Attention Students: If you are interested in voting in the upcoming presidential election, you can still register at the Brunswick Town office on Union Street anytime Monday-Friday right up until the day before the election.

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 today 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 free ticket to the Book Launch Party this Friday for your teacher to approve and sign!

Have you ever been on a blind date? Well, now you can! February’s challenge for the Dragon Literary Society is to go on a blind date with a book! Stop by the library and select a wrapped book with a clue on the tag (read tags). After you’ve read the book, rate your date with a raffle ticket on the blind date with a book display in the library! A winner will be chosen at the Dragon Challenge Literary Societies Meeting  on March 26th.

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:

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.

The Dragon Spirit yearbook is still hoping to feature photos from all the extra curricular and clubs at BHS. The final deadline to submit club photos is February 27th.  Email dragonspirityearbook@gmail.com or see Mrs. Driscoll.

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 Crooker 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:

Any girls interested in playing softball this season for the high school teams are invited to attend a sign-up meeting on Tuesday, February 26 in room 206, (Mr. Dwyer’s room), @ 2:20 p.m.  All interested girls are welcome!  Come see what all the excitement is about!

Friday 2/14- Alpine Ski State Championship at Shawnee Peak 9:00am

JV boys hockey v Mt. Ararat at Casco Bay Arena 8:05pm, bus at 6:30pm

Girls varsity basketball scrimmage v South Portland TBD

Saturday 2/15- Boys swim state championship at UMaine Orono 12:30pm, bus at 7:00am

Boys hockey v Cheverus (Bowdoin College) 8:15pm

Please visit https://bhsdragons.com/main/calendar for updated schedules.

VOLUNTEER AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Concerned about climate change? Considering a career in public service? The Horch for Maine 2020 Campaign has volunteer opportunities for you! Fred Horch is running for state rep in Brunswick. Fred invites students, teachers and staff to get involved. As a volunteer, you’ll learn first-hand how politics really works. If Fred wins, you’ll be part of a team making history. Help Fred become the first Green Independent from Brunswick to win a seat in the Maine House. To learn more visit horch2020.org. That’s h-o-r-c-h two-zero-two-zero dot o-r-g

Fielder’s Choice is hiring for it’s Brunswick location.  Anyone interested should apply on line at: www.fielderschoiceicecream.com/join-our-team

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!

Submit your announcements to bhsannouncements@brunswick.k12.me.us

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