The playground located at the Superintendent's office is "officially" open for business. Thanks to our grounds crew and additional staff for making it more inviting. #teambrunswickme
The Brunswick High School Dragon Garden is producing vegetables & flowers. I stopped by today & met Alondra Romero, a Bowdoin College McKeen Center intern and Rachel Kerr, a Rising BHS Sophomore. I also bought some peas! It’s open Tues.-Fri.-Sat-8:30 am to 11:00 am.
Tyler Patterson, class of 2021, competed at the Outdoor Track Nationals held in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, July 3rd. Tyler won his heat of the 1-mile with a personal best time of 4:15. 60 placing in the top 20 for all boys in the nation. Click for full results: https://live.athletictiming.net/meets/10436/events/361148/results
I'd like to recognize and thank the members of the Brunswick Community Education Foundation (BCEF) for their ongoing support. The BCEF provide grants to BSD staff at all levels. The grants are unique and benefit all of our students. When asked why they do what they do here's what the board members said: Cheryl Crocket: I’ve always valued and appreciated the support parents and parent groups have given me. This is my way of giving back. Vladimir Douhovnikoff - Brunswick has such creative and motivated teachers. Providing resources to help their ideas bloom is a privilege and as rewarding as watering a garden of flowers. Eric Foushee - I am honored to be part of the BCEF Board and to be able to give back to the community and directly support Brunswick schools. I see the impact all of the teachers, coaches, and staff has on my children. Katie Livesay - Supporting our Brunswick educators and their efforts to connect with our children through books, speakers, and activities has been incredibly rewarding. Thanks to the ongoing support of BCEF we have the opportunity to help expand the horizons of what’s possible for our school-aged children. Susan Olcott - Talking with teachers about exciting ideas and helping those ideas to become real funded projects in their classrooms is why I love being part of BCEF. The creativity that these grants foster is amazing. Tim Swan - I'm happy to be a member of the BCEF team because my children have been given an extremely high-quality education, due to the dedication of Brunswick's teachers and school staff, and I want to ensure that teachers always have support for new creative programs. Tracy Whitlock - As a parent and a former educator, I understand the vital work that teachers engage in every day to support their learners. I serve on the board of BCEF to show my support and admiration for the creative and innovative ideas of Brunswick's PreK-12 teachers. Becky Wilkoff - We are fortunate to be in a school district filled with incredibly dedicated and talented educators as well as a community that generously supports our schools.
We held a celebratory luncheon for Sue Alexander, Admin. Assist. to the Supt. Sue has worked in the BSD for 33 years! Her attention to detail is impeccable, and her easy-going attitude helped me survive this past year. Thank You, Sue - wishing you all the best in retirement!
The Interact Club, led by President Joyelle Webster, planted a tree at BHS to commemorate the Brunswick community coming together during this pandemic year. The Tree of Hope symbolizes the renewal of life and the brighter days ahead of us.
BHS Photography 2 students in Mrs. Driscoll's classes have work on display in a window exhibit at the Merrymeeting Plaza, hosted by Brunswick Public Art at 147 Bath Road in Brunswick (next to Peppers Landing). An outdoor reception is planned for June 25th, 7:00 PM to recognize the students. This exhibit highlights photographs created by students after meeting our Virtual Visiting Resident Artist, Justin Levesque from Portland. Justin joined our classes and shared his work online as part of a pilot VVAR grant program from the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Arts Commission.
Today the BSD School Board thanked all of BSD employees with a thank you breakfast. Dear Brunswick School District Staff: We would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for all for the incredible work you did before and throughout the 2020-2021 school year to help our students, families, and one another adapt, learn, and continue to grow as a community, despite the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges of the past year were unprecedented and have resulted in many, many hours of work beyond a typical school year. Each day required a level of flexibility, creativity, and adaptation that none of us could have imagined prior to the pandemic. We are proud and honored to serve such an amazing school community, and we are so grateful for all you have done over the past 16 months to keep our students safe, engaged in learning, happy, and well nourished, amidst constant challenges, changes, and uncertainty about the future. We know that there were many hard days and that you still showed up for our students. Today’s thank-you breakfast is a small token of our deep appreciation for all of your hard work, as we join you in celebrating the beginning of the final week of the 2020-2021 school year. Please know that your exceptional commitment to our district and students never went unnoticed. You made it through!! We wish you all a safe and restful summer, and we are grateful for the work many of you have put into preparing summer engagement opportunities for students at each grade level. We are looking forward to a 2021-2022 school year that will provide us with many more opportunities to gather and celebrate together in person, and hopefully, a return to easier days. In gratitude, The Brunswick School Board
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS TENNIS TEAM FOR WINNING THE CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! #GODRAGONS
A drones view of the BHS Class of 2021! Congratulations!
Brunswick High School’s Class of 2021 visited Kate Furbish Elementary (outside and masked) this morning for an entire school celebration. Congratulations Seniors!!!
Thanks to our wonderful covid vaccine clinic volunteers: Jessie Chalmers from midcoast hospital & Arthur Pierce who has volunteered tirelessly. Also a group of senior nursing students from USM. It was a wonderful celebratory way to cap our challenging year!
The incredible BSD nurses have spent the last 4 Weds meeting w/families, performing vision & hearing screenings for our PreK & Kindergarten students. An amazing way to welcome & build relationships with our newest members of the Brunswick School Department community! Thank you!
Congratulations to the BHS girls tennis team for their North Regional Championship win over Hampden Academy 3-2!!! They will play the winner of Falmouth/Kennebunk on 6/12 at 8:30am at Lewiston High School! #teambrunswickme #brunswickmaine #mainetennis #studentathletes
Congratulations to Coach Todd Hanson! Today State Sen. Daughtry & Rep. Arford presented a State of Maine Legislative Sentiment recognizing Coach Hanson for his dedication and commitment to Brunswick Basketball, Brunswick High School and the greater Brunswick community.
Thank You to all that have served as well as all of our current active duty service members. Happy Memorial Day. #teambrunswickme #landofthefree #brunswickmaine #maine
At 6:00 am yesterday morning, school bus driver Cliff Chase from Maine Association for Pupil Transportation and BSD Transportation Director, Michelle Caron set up the Maine Association for Pupil Transportation Skills Competition Course. Usually, every April vacation at MAPT Regionals Safety Conference the school bus drivers compete on this course against other school bus drivers throughout the State of Maine. The top 3 winners compete later in the year at the MAPT Annual Safety Conference and the winner from the Annual Conference represents the State of Maine and competes on a national level at NAPT. The school bus drivers have not been able to compete in over a year due to COVID19. But they organized their own event this week and the BSD had the 3 top winners - 1st Place Rick Ryan 2nd Place David Arnold 3rd Place Mike Factor BSD School Bus Drivers had a blast competing against each other. I’m told there was a ton of light-hearted competition and they learned how well their driving skills contended against each other.
Mrs. Thayer's 5th-grade class has taken on the duty of cleaning up and replanting the gardens in front of HBS.
Our Community for Furbish parent group has donated a copy of Alexandra Penfold’s ‘All Are Welcome’ to each of our incoming Kindergarten students. Thank you CFF!! #teambrunswickme #allarewelcome #maine #brunswickmaine #stongertogether #kindergarten #literacy