Employee Spotlight Connor Lynch, Social Studies Teacher, Brunswick High School Connor grew up in the Brunswick area and is proud to be from the midcoast region. He attended the University of Maine at Farmington. What makes you proud to work in Brunswick? The students, faculty, and community have been my rock of motivation and learning. There is nothing sweeter than a coastal town full of kind, understanding, and supportive individuals. What do you like to do outside of work for fun? I enjoy antiquing, historical road trips in the countryside, reading, music, and video games. Favorite line from a movie? “Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!” -Monty Python and the Holy Grail If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Hard question for a history teacher. But my love remains for the Beatles, so Paul McCartney. It would be fun to have a conversation with Voltaire too. What is something you learned in the last week? Never get involved in a land war in Asia. #teambrunswickme
New support dog at Brunswick school aims to break down barriers, ease student stress. Desi, a 3-year-old black lab, was introduced to Brunswick Junior High School around the start of the school year in a collaboration between the school and police departments. https://www.pressherald.com/?p=6265089
According to dosomething.org, 95% of teens in the U.S. are online, and the vast majority access the internet on their mobile device, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
Did you know about 1 million passwords are compromised a week? To prevent this, experts recommend creating a passphrase! So what exactly is a passphrase? It is a sentence-like string of words that is longer than a traditional password, easy to remember and difficult to crack.
To culminate a Social Studies & ELA unit called “Coming to Maine,” author Reza Jalali spoke to BJHS 7th Grd students about his book Dear Maine: Trials & Triumphs of Maine’s 21st Century Immigrants. Mr. Jalali immigrated from Iran & is the Dir. of Greater Portland’s Welcome Ctr.
Coaching your child can be a memorable experience — but it has its challenges, too Parent coaches and student-athletes reflect on experience of competing together in high school sports. Click link for Portland Press article! https://www.pressherald.com/2021/10/20/coaching-your-child-can-be-a-memorable-experience-but-it-has-its-challenges-too/
Have you seen an increase in sensationalized headlines? That’s Clickbait, a post that is designed to get attention, even if the article is fake/misleading. Here’s a simple way to avoid: if it tells you how to feel instead of letting you come up with your own reaction, don’t click!
Did you know that 50% of people receive one phishing email each day? What is phishing? Phishing is defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
It is Digital Citizenship Week! Did you know you have a digital footprint? A digital footprint is the trail of data you create when you are online. Can you remove your digital footprint?
Kindergarten students this week took advantage of our beautiful October sunshine by snacking outside. #teambrunswickme #maine #kindergarten #snacktime #brunswickmaine
This year we made a shift to provide beginner band during the school day rather than before school. Just by being more equitable and inclusive our enrollment went from approximately 60 students to 134 students. Kudos to our HBS staff for making it happen! #teambrunswickme
Ms. Marion’s AP Bio students created some ex-cell-ent artwork to review Unit 2 - Cell Structure and Function. Groups drew on lab benches using erasable dry-erase and chalk markers. #Science #APBio
Gotta Love the 6:00 AM Pre-Trip Inspections our bus drivers start the day with! Step 1: The LED Stop Arm = ✅ In working order. The LED Stop Arm is proven to reduce illegal passes and ensures student safety. Safe Travels Mr. Lloyd, Bus #54 #TeamBrunswickme #safetyfirst #Busdriver
The BHS Tennis State Championship Sign was recently updated (thank you Carrot Signs!). Congratulations to Coach Kunhardt and the Brunswick Girls Tennis team!!! #GoDragons #girlstennis
A few more photos from our Friday Teacher Professional Development Day. HBS Teachers getting training in the new PowerSchool based report card.
Yesterday was a Teacher Professional Development Day. Here’s a few selected photos from BHS. Pic 1: Math Dept hard at work on our PD day! Pic 2: is of the BHS Counselor’s completing RTI Consultation. Pic 3: The BHS Science Department toured Canopy Farms with Founder and Director, Kate Holcomb and USM faculty member, Theo Willis, during their professional development time on Friday, Oct. 8th. Both Kate and Theo discussed the nature of aquaponics and nutrient cycling within the system. Kate spoke with teachers about how to involve their classes with Canopy Farms in the future.
Yesterday, at BHS teachers and staff were greeted to signs of appreciation! Each staff member was also given a Chrysanthemum. #teambrunswickme #teachers #maine #brunswickmaine #Chrysanthemum
Employee Spotlight - Amanda Carson Harriet Beecher Stowe School, Counselor Amanda currently lives with her fiancé, Zach, in Portland but she grew up many different places around the United Sates. Some of those places include: Lansing, MI; Middletown, CT; Tacoma, WA; Galesburg, IL; New York, NY; Milwaukee, WI; and Chicago, IL. She studied theatre and music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and recently received her Masters Degree in Counselor Education at the University of Southern Maine. What makes you proud to work in Brunswick? #BSDProud Brunswick is a beautiful and eclectic city and school district with many resources dedicated to work with and help students and their families/caretakers. From the beginning, the staff and students have made me feel that I am a part of this fantastic team of educators, administrators, mental health professionals, students, and families. I am encouraged by the district's emphasis on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as we move forward in educating and supporting all students as they spend their years in Brunswick and beyond! What do you like to do outside of work for fun? I am a spinning instructor at Rêve Cycling Studio in Portland, and love to take spin, yoga sculpt, yoga, and other fitness classes! I also love to read, explore Portland and the beautiful state of Maine, spend time with my family and friends, travel, sing, and write. What is your favorite line from a movie? "Don't let anyone, ever, make you feel like you don't deserve what you want." - Heath Ledger, 10 Things I Hate About You If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Brené Brown What is something you learned in the last week? I learned that I need to be patient with myself in this new role, and to trust that I have the foundation to be an advocate and support for all students - the rest will come with time!
Ashley Albert Music Educator of the Year Congratulations to BHS Music Teacher, Ashley Albert, who has been named Music Educator of the Year by District 3 of the Maine Music Educators Association! The Educator of the Year is someone who has demonstrated effectiveness in teaching young people through music, and the ability to inspire positive attitudes among students, school and community. One who has demonstrated a concern for music education by active involvement in the Maine Music Educators Association. Congratulations Ashley! #BSDProud
Today is School Custodian Day! Thank you to all of our BSD school custodians! Here's a picture of the treats we provided! Keep up the great work - we couldn't do it without you!