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Friday, May 26 -- Day 3

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The current Athletic Schedule can be viewed under “Athletics” at the top of the page, then “BJHS Weekly Sports Schedule”.

Civil Rights Team

The Civil Rights team will meet Tuesday morning at 7 am in room 101.

Announcements 5/26

How helpful have we been? Have you opened your eyes and seen helpfulness around you? If so, write it in a post it note and add it to the bulletin board by the stairs. Thank you for being helpful!

This is a reminder to Marching Band Students to be sure to bring home everything you need for Monday’s parade TODAY. The building will not be open on Monday. Busses to the parade formation site will leave at 8:00 AM on Monday! Remember to have only what you need for marching when you are dropped off. In case of bad weather, check the BJH Music website for information.

The Go-Green Team will meet after school on Tuesday, May 30th until 4:00 pm. We’ll meet at Room 108 first. Join us for some fun time outdoors! Healthy snacks provided.

Last night several students from BJHS participated in the annual Midcoast Altered Couture Fashion Contest in downtown Brunswick.  Working with a theme of “Masquerade”, teams of students collaborated to create wearable works of art and showed them off to an audience of local artists, community members, friends, and family.  8th grader Victoria Pulver created a mask inspired by the artist Frida Kahlo, which was modeled by Chloe Brzozowski.  8th graders Julia Pols and Maggie Johnson designed a gorgeous gown inspired by the celestial skies, which was elegantly modeled by Julia.  In 7th grade, the creative powerhouse team of Margaret Chingos, Madeleine Hladky, Micaela Shaw, and Cora Slocum created an impressive winged costume that lit up from within and was modeled by Aela Hemberger.  And coming in FIRST PLACE in the youth division was Logan Doucette’s swan-inspired headdress and gown modeled by Mariah Skelton!  Congratulations to all, and a job well done!  The fashion designs will be on display in the teacher’s workroom next week.

From our May Newsletter-Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”

For those who may have missed our announcement in the May newsletter, here is a reprint of the information we shared about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.  Please know that our counselors are always available to meet with you and/or your child should you wish to discuss this further.

Some of you may have been hearing about a Netflix series titled 13 Reasons Why. The series deals with the topic of teen suicide. Some concerns have been raised about the way the subject is presented, so the National Association of School Psychologists has created an informational piece to help guide educators and parents should the children have questions.

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and- publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing- youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations- for-educators

Letter from the Superintendent: May 2, 2017

Click for letter from the Superintendent, May 2, 2017.

Letter from the Superintendent: April 27, 2017

Click for Letter from the Superintendent!

Class of 2021

The class of 2021 will be the first class to graduate with a proficiency based diploma. To graduate, students will earn 21.5 credits and they will demonstrate proficiency in subject specific standards and the Maine Guiding Principles. Graduation requirements are outlined in the BHS course handbook, but if you would like to learn more about this, we will be holding a parent and guardian forum on Tuesday, May 2nd at Brunswick High School at 6:00pm in the BHS library. All 8th grade families are invited to attend.

Last Day of School, June 23

The last student day of school will be a full day on Friday, June 23, 2017
The last teacher/school-year staff day will be Monday, June 26, 2017

Volunteers at BJHS

The Brunswick School Department is updating the way we use volunteers district wide, we will be asking all our volunteers to fill out the “Application for Volunteers.” This will allow us to make sure all volunteers meet our requirements for keeping our school safe, and we will be better equipped to meet the needs of our teachers and students.

Once approved, volunteers will be added to our volunteer list. This listing will allow teachers to request volunteers via email based on task and/or availability. You can get an Application for Volunteer from Mrs. Duffy at the Main Office, or request one via email at aduffy@brunswick.k12.me.us  Please return the completed application to Mrs. Duffy at BJHS. We look forward to helping you help us!


Take a peek at the first edition of Brunswick School Department Teacher Talk Newsletter.  The intention of this communication is to share the great learning and teaching happening in the Brunswick Schools with the Brunswick community.  

This issue focuses on teacher initiatives to research, learn, implement and continue their efforts to meet the needs of Brunswick students through differentiation. 

We hope you enjoy learning more about our Brunswick Schools. 

The autumn newsletter can be viewed by clicking the following link:
Brunswick School Department Teacher Talk

Fund-Raising Project – Support Public Education

Superintendent Paul Perzanoski has announced a fund-raising project for the Brunswick School Department. In an effort to raise funds for the development of summer programs for students, the School Department is selling hooded sweatshirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, and t-shirts with the phrase “Support Public Education” on the front and back of the garment. Naturally, the clothes are black with orange lettering, the colors of the Brunswick High School Dragons.


Click to see -Tee Shirt


Click to see -Long Sleeve


Click to see – Hoodie







Click for Order Form!
Order forms are on all school and district websites and social media and also available at the Central office of the district which is Hawthorne School, 46 Federal Street. If you happen to see an older man out on the streets of Brunswick running or walking with the above mentioned garments on, it’s just Mr. Perzanoski supporting the cause.

Please join us in our support of public education.