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I ended yesterday with visiting a couple of BHS practices. I missed seeing student athletes. Here’s to a return to High School sports.
Students in Jess Marion's Preparatory Biology class built candy models of DNA Proteins using gumdrops for the 4 nucleotide bases & Twizzlers for the sugar-phosphate backbone. Remote-only students had alternative options-No candy was harmed during the project. #teambrunswickme
Brunswick, Maine has again been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the @NAMMFoundation, recognizing commitment and support to music education and the benefits it offers students! #BestCommunitiesforMusicEducation
Brunswick School Department is always seeking qualified substitute teachers, educational technicians, resource assistants, and nurses. Visit https://www.brunswicksd.org/page/substitute-placement-frontline for more information.
Thank you to the SCG (Stowe Community Group) for recently providing lunch for the staff. As a bonus each staff member received a gift certificate to Bolo's Kitchen! #thankyou #teambrunswickme
Congratulations BHS Players for creating The Gondoliers by Gilbert & Sullivan! Student's songs are being recorded individually in a safe space & then later added to the production. https://wgme.com/news/local/brunswick-high-school-students-get-creative-to-perform-operetta.
Staff has worked hard to integrate students back to school, I thought I'd share one such example of their ingenuity-Mrs. Kaiser gave a before-school tour to her Cohort B students. Thursday will be their first Kindergarten day of in-person learning at KFS! #teambrunswickme
BJHS 7th grade teams (GDI & Jewell) designed an origami activity (where students make origami cranes) to spread peace and happiness! Each 7th-grade pod was given origami paper & each student was able to create an origami crane. The cranes now hang in the 7th-grade hallway!
190,159-Wanna guess what this number is? Its how many nutritious meals BSD nutrition staff have made & distributed to students since the start of the pandemic. Thank you to our awesome nutrition services team, bus drivers, & other staff members who have helped with this effort!
#DaylightSavingTime will begin at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14th. Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead.
Congratulations, Donna Dumas. Donna is the 1st bus driver to be nominated twice for the Schooltles Award! Her nomination says: Donna is wonderful, starting with her warm personal welcome to each child on the bus. I know my child is in the most caring, capable hands. #Schooltles
Rock Your Socks Fundraiser! Now until Friday, March 26, the Brunswick High Music Department will be selling something everyone needs: socks! For every pack sold, one pair will be donated to The Gathering Place here in Brunswick! To purchase go to this link. The Gathering Place was founded in Brunswick, Maine in 2010 to give daytime shelter, friendship and hope to the materially poor or homeless. On its first day, The Gathering Place received 7 guests. Now on a typical day, they warmly welcome between 80 and 100 guests. In the nine years that we have been open, they have been visited over 175,000 times.
Visiting the Junior High today this Doge art caught my eye @dogecoin the creativity abounds.
Another day of power washing with the Hurricane! Many School Transportation Departments have a wash bay to help remove salt and grime. In Brunswick, we use the Hurricane when the weather is warmish. #teambrunswickme
Celebrate the work of Brunswick students, and others from across the state of Maine in the first virtual Portland Museum of Art & YAM exhibit.
On Wednesdays, the KFS custodial team disinfects surfaces throughout the school. This week they are also swapping out all the air filters. #teambrunswickme --
Here's the latest group of Transportation Staff recognized for a "Job-Well-Done" with the Schooltes Award. Current Award Winners are in the photo: Leo Theberge - Andy Demmons- Frank Sodergren - Cindie Hilton - John Favreau -Ron Dodson - Donna Dumas - Butch Thibeault (not pictured) Schootles is a recognition, a compliment, or pat on the back for a job well-done award. An award for doing something exemplary or well earned praise for bus drivers and van drivers. Schooltles can be passed along by colleagues, staff, administrators, parents, school board members, community members, and students by sending an email to the Director of Transportation, Michelle Caron firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why the driver should have Schooltles on display on the dashboard of their vehicle. If you see Schooltles on the dash, be sure to ask the driver what they did to earn Schooltles. Simply ask, "Hey, you got Schooltles. What did you do?" Schooltles will be riding this week on Van 13 with Butch Thibealut for covering bus runs during COVID19 when other drivers when quarantined, and he wanted to do less driving but drove more when needed!!
The issues with PowerSchool have been resolved. All users will now have access to their PowerSchool accounts.