Arboretum Committee History of the Arboretum Club
Under the direction of Fred Koerber, an Arboretum Committee was founded in 2003. The Committee’s objective was to plant a screen of trees between the new housing development and our school’s fields. This objective was reached May 2004.
The Arboretum Club members also designed an outdoor classroom, raised money, developed working relationships with several local companies and businesses, including Crooker & Sons and Jaiden Landscaping.
Please see Mrs. K-G if you have any questions. Mrs. K-G’s email is: email@example.com
What : BHS Players is the co-curricular drama group at Brunswick High School.
Who can join: All interested student
Auditions are held twice a year for the two major productions done by BHS Players.
The first production is in November with auditions held the first full week of school.
The second production is in March with auditions held just before Christmas vacation.
Also, there are many opportunities for students to get involved with sets, costumes, lights, props, publicity, make-up, stage crew etc. All rehearsals, meetings, etc. are held in Crooker Theater.
Contact Ms. Mutty in room 208 for more information.
The BHS Book Club meets on alternate Thursdays at 2:30 in the library. We discuss one book each month. On the alternating weeks we meet for conversation and select a title for our next read. Join us any Thursday for good books and yummy snacks!
Connections Mentoring Program
A Brief History: Connections Mentoring began in the spring of 1997 as a joint effort by people from the Brunswick Community, several churches, the Brunswick High School’s Guidance Department, the School Nurse and Teachers.
Mission Statement: The Connection’s Mission is to provide volunteers mentors to all students who need the support of a caring adult to realize their full potential. If focuses upon building assets in the youth and provides support in many areas of the student’s lives.
Names of Club Officers: Christina Ring (BHS School Counselor) and Dave Olson (Community Volunteer Recruiter).
When: The students meet with their trained community mentors during their study hall for 1 hour , generally,. They meet on school grounds. Meetings can be set up before and after school, as necessary, when no other times are available in the student’s school schedule.
How to Join: Teachers, counselors, friends, parents, the School Nurse and students themselves can be referred to the program by contacting Christina Ring at 319-1912. Students are usually matched within a week and asked to sign a permission form with the guardian. The school find places for the students and mentors to meet.
How the program works:
Connections recruits, screens, and trains mentors who are then matched to a student based on gender and interests.
Connections offers continuing mentor support and training.
Connection continually evaluates matches.
Connections is not a tutoring or counseling program.
Connections has had great success with the students who have worked with the program during the past few years. Teachers report that students have participated are more interested, attentive and demonstrate higher academic and personal success.
Contact Christina Ring at 319-1912 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
“Contemplators Anonymous is a student-run charity organization at BHS that helps to fight malaria. We raise money to send bed nets to Africa, where over 900,000 people die of malaria every year. If you want to get involved, CA meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. in the library conference room.”
The environmental club meets Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:30. The adviser is Mr. McCullough. Upcoming events include: Helping the town arborist plant trees downtown, conducting an energy audit of BHS, and doing a green fundraiser.
The Goal of the Brunswick High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is to provide an alliance between all members of the community regardless of sexual orientation. By building a community based on tolerance and acceptance, we strive for a world in which the personal happiness of every one person is the priority of all people. We will attempt to foster connections between any and all diverse groups, including the myriad of personal, religious, ethnic, legal, political and educational groups with which people may identify. We hope both to educate and to cultivate an attitude towards others marked by a generosity of spirit and acceptance. We will set a new precedent for those who come after us, in the hopes that one day a group such as ours will not be a necessity, but rather a cultural norm— an accepted facet of everyday life for every citizen of the world.
Faculty Advisors: Mr. Arcand, Mr. Ring, & Ms. Darrell
Meeting Times: Mondays 2:30-3:30 in room 118.
Student Officers: President: Rose Rothwell, Vice President: Stacia Brezinski, and Secretary: Tabitha Waite.
Mission Statement: To foster awareness of Internal Issues.
When: Thursdays 2:30-4:00
What: At meetings we discuss projects such as Safe Passage-Guatemala
How to Join : Show up and Participate
Where: In Mr. Goddard’s room-219
Mission Statement : Key Club is an international, student-led organization providing its members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership.
Goal: The goal of our club is to follow of the above by applying them to our homes, school, and community. The goal of our club is to better the world around us. It is the world in which we live, and we have a duty to tend to it.
When: Tuesdays 2:30-3:00
What: At the meetings we plan activities and fundraisers to benefit our school and community
Who: Anyone wanting to help their community is welcome!
Mission Statement: To improve the upper-level math skills of mathematically talented students:
What: The math team practice all types of problems to prepare for math meets. There are 3 levels of competition:
Grade 9-3 grade 9 meets
JV- 5 math meets (JV)
Varsity- 5 math meets, 1 State meet, 1 New England Meet
When: Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 in Room 106
How to join:
Just contact Mr. Audette or Mr. Boucher. Need to have a passion for mathematics and also have excellent math skills to succeed. Also need to bring a calculator and a pencil.
The math team scores for southern Maine schools and also for all Maine schools can be found at the following website.
The Pi Cone South Math League
The Maine Association of Mathematics Leagues
Mathematics Honor Society
“Mu Alpha Theta” Mathematics Honor Society
Mission Statement: To recognize, with a national organization (Mu Alpha Theta), math team members who are graduating seniors.
How to Join: Students need to be a varsity math team member during their senior year, and they need to have taken 4 years of Honors or AP level math classes, with grades of B or better.
Graduating seniors earn a blue/gold graduation cord to wear over their graduation gowns as they march during graduation.
What: The Modern Movie Club was experiment with last year and due to its success, will be continued again this year. At the meetings we will explore the world of modern films; the way they were shot, the directors’s styles, the importance of imagery and dialogue and how all theses elements work together to create a successful film.
When: After school every Friday at 2:30 till around 5:00-5:30. During this time we will watch a film on the syllabus or one that is brought in by a member. The following Friday we will have a discussion.
How to Join: All students who would like to join must fill out a permission slips, which is attached tot he syllabus. These permission slips allow the students to watch rated-R movies, which allows the club to have an open film base and broaden the students point-of-view and knowledge of films.
National Honor Society
Mission Statement: To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in the students of secondary school.
When: The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month @ 2:30 in Room 223
How to Join:
Have a GPA of at least 3.5 after your 4th semester at BHS
Exhibit the qualities of Service, leadership and character
For more information please contact Ms. Dumont
When: Monday after school at 2:30 in the Multi-purpose room
What: At the meetings topics related to the outdoors, previous trips as well as plan trips and fundraiser
Why: The Outing Club provides students with the opportunity to experience the Maine outdoors as a group in a positive and safe manner. Students learn safety, leadership and how to apply the “leave no trace ethic” in the outdoors through hiking, snowshoeing and camping. In the Fall and Spring the Club focuses on hiking, planning mountain hikes of progressive difficulty. They also participate in trail maintenance/trail building activities.
Each fall the Outing Club holds a bottle drive fundraiser. In the Winter the club focuses on mountain snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Special events may include 2-3 camping trips a year, overnight visits to camps, ropes course, and outdoor survival training. Traditionally all day hikes occur on alternating Sundays.
How to Join: Come to meeting, follow the rules and regulations, abide by them, and get the necessary equipment.
Spring Schedule- Check it out!
For more information contact Ms. Loyd
Spanish Honor Society
Mission Statement: to recognize high achieving students in Spanish 3 and beyond.
When: The meeting takes place in Early May:
What: At the initiation students are introduced to invited guests (parents, students, staff) and are then inducted into the society following the ritual prescribed by the national organization of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Refreshments follow the program.
How to Join:
Students are selected based on academic achievements in Spanish Honors or AP students must maintain Students must maintain a 90 average over 7 Quarters and students in non-honors or AP a 93 average.
The students must be sophomores to be inducted. They must be enrolled at BHS at the time of induction. Senior members of the society who are enrolled in Spanish at the time of graduation will be awarded a red honor cords to wear at graduation. Members must maintain a B average to retain their membership in the society.
What: A Student run organization that works to improve the school and the communication between the students, parents, and staff.
When: Student Government meets each Wednesday morning at 7:30 in the library classroom.
Who: Anyone is free to attend the meetings .After three meetings in attendance you will become a student representative.
Events: The Student Government runs both Homecoming and Snogard. In addition to school dances the group also helps sponsor activities at and around the school.
What: A group that helps students with writing. At the meetings students discuss their work, give and get feedback in both creative and academic projects.
What: Brunswick High School Yearbook is A student publication/ memory book which documents our school through photographs and text.
When: Meetings are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:20-3:30pm in room 135. Occasionally we may need to meet once during vacations in December and February to meet our deadlines. Pizza lunch is offered at these meetings.
What Happens at the Meetings:
Talking, laughing, looking at pictures, working, and eating snacks.
How is the publication created?
Students work with the Jostens yearbook representative to design a cover.
The team works on brainstorming a theme with sections for the book.
Working in small teams on sections of the book students will:
Design the section, design layouts for pages, take pictures for the section, crop photos, write captions, identify pictures, word process and write stories. Section Editors and Editor In Chief work with software programs like Adobe Indesign, JostensYeartech and Adobe Photoshop.
Seniors, Clubs, Sports, People, Student Life, Arts and Academics, and Community Advertising.
Section Editors are students who would like to play a leadership role and are highly dedicated. The Editor In Chief is a highly motivated student who is willing to provide leadership to the entire staff and help proof pages from all other sections and helps make sure deadlines are met. This student need to commit extra time beyond the meetings to meet this role.
How to Join: New staff are welcome to join at any time.