Absolutely my favorite day of the year! Let’s go! #teambrunswickme #brunswickmaine #welcome #openingofschools #maine
about 1 month ago, Superintendent of Schools
#teambrunswickme sign
welcome back staff sign
Hello Brunswick Families: We’re excited for another great school year in Brunswick! As a reminder, school starts on Monday, 8/29/22 for students in grades PreK, K, 3, 6, and 9. All students return on Tuesday, 8/30/22. Please note there is no school on Friday, 9/2/22 or on Monday, 9/5/22 (Labor Day). We’ve also updated our COVID protocols. They can be found at https://www.brunswicksd.org/page/covid-19-response. We can’t wait to see you!
about 1 month ago, Shawn Lambert
Today we welcome our new teachers! As part of our new teacher orientation is a 🚌 tour of the Brunswick community. #teambrunswickme #maine #newteachers #brunswickmaine
about 1 month ago, Superintendent of Schools
new teachers
The bus drivers finished lining the transportation parking lot this past Friday in between calling families to introduce themselves. We are getting ready to welcome back our students! #teambrunswickme
about 1 month ago, Phil Potenziano
Lining the Parking Lot
The work continues to get ready for the start of school. Prepping the Transportation Department Parking lot for line striping.
about 2 months ago, Phil Potenziano
Blowing Leaves
Leaf Blowing
BSD transportation staff received valuable mandated reporter training from Aerial Draper, LSW - Investigation Supervisor from Maine Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Child & Family Services. #teambrunswickme
about 2 months ago, Phil Potenziano
BSD Transportation Staff
BSD Transportation Staff
Stop by the FatBoy Drive-in for their 36th annual SockHop on Saturday, August 20th! All proceeds will benefit the BSD Student Assistance Fund. There will be carnival games, bounce house, live music, dunk tank and more!
about 2 months ago, Office of the Superintendent
I'm starting a podcast called: Brunswick Buzz - A podcast discussing education in the Brunswick, Maine, Community, and Beyond! You can find it wherever you listen to your podcasts. Any suggestions on topics feel free to DM me. #teambrunswickme
about 2 months ago, Phil Potenziano
Brunswick Buzz
The first day of the Fall 2022 Sports season has begun! What our students learn on the sports field is equally important to their success in the classroom and in life. Some of the benefits of High School Sports include: Community Pride Improved Mental Health & Fitness Improved Academics Teamwork and Cooperation Leadership Skills Time Management A Success Mindset Here’s to a successful season! Go Dragons #highschoolsports #mainehighschoolsports #brunswickmaine #teambrunswickme #maine
about 2 months ago, Superintendent of Schools
I had the pleasure of purchasing veggies and flowers from the BHS Dragon Garden this week. Farm stand workers: Sophia Gaffney & Emilie Poulin are ready to help! #mainefarmstands #maine #studentgarden #mainevegetables #brunswickmaine #brunswickmaine #teambrunswickme
about 2 months ago, Superintendent of Schools
farm stand business card
farm stand hours
farm stand girls working
farm stand girls standing
Summer in Maine is short and when the temperature is 83 outside I didn’t expect staff to be prepping their rooms. However, visiting KFS today I ran into two new 1st grade teachers (Ms. Campbell & Ms. Gilbert) working hard getting their rooms ready! #teambrunswickme #dedication
2 months ago, Superintendent of Schools
teacher preparing room
teacher preparing room
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On August 3, 2022, the Brunswick School Board appointed Mrs. Annie Young, as the Interim Principal at Kate Furbish Elementary School. Mrs. Young has Over 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in a variety of positions, schools and states. Most recently she has been the Assistant Principal at Kate Furbish Elementary School for three years. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Potenziano, stated, “Mrs. Young’s commitment and dedication to the students, faculty, and families of Kate Furbish School is unwavering. She has been an asset to the entire school community as Assistant Principal and Mrs. Young has established herself as an outstanding instructional leader, supervisor, and curriculum specialist. We are fortunate to have such an extraordinary educator who will serve as Interim Principal of Kate Furbish School." Upon acceptance of her appointment, Mrs. Young stated, “It has been a true privilege to work with and learn from, Kate Furbish School's exceptional faculty, staff, students, and families these past three years. I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as Interim Principal of this very special school. I look forward to the start of the 2022-2023 school year.” For more information contact: Dr. Phil Potenziano, Superintendent of Schools Email: ppotenziano@brunswicksd.org
2 months ago, Office of the Superintendent
Annie Young
Congratulations to Steve Ciembroniewicz for being appointed Assistant Superintendent at MSAD 17 Oxford Hills. Brunswick School Department wishes him well in this new position. https://www.sunjournal.com/2022/07/12/sad-17-hires-assistant-superintendent-facilities-director/
2 months ago, Phil Potenziano
Superintendent Banner
The BSD is collaborating with Brunswick Family Focus for PreK programming this upcoming year. I visited the program this past week and saw this incredible art work! The Magnificent Oak Tree Life Cycle-by TreeLis Harmon Hester. #teambrunswickme #familyfocus #prekmaine
2 months ago, Superintendent of Schools
Tree of Life Painting
Rising 5th grade students in Ms. Moll's summer art program have been working on Vincent van Gogh inspired painted sunflowers as well as immersive experience artist impressions. These are awesome! Way to go summer art students!
2 months ago, Office of the Superintendent
Cultivating Excellence & Equity at New York Council of School Superintendent’s Diversity Symposium of Thought Leaders
3 months ago, Superintendent of Schools
Diversity Conference Sign
Our second BCEF grant recipient was out of BJHS to support the #OwnVoices Book Club! Books will be purchased over the summer to fulfill this request.
3 months ago, Office of the Superintendent
Today we welcome Dawn Blanchard as our new Human Resources Director! Dawn has been working in public education since 2005 when she graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a secondary education biology degree. Before coming to work at the Brunswick School Department, Dawn spent eleven years as a middle school principal, superintendent of three districts in the Katahdin Region, and most recently as the assistant superintendent in RSU#3. Dawn has developed a passion for collaborating with others and working closely with staff. Over the past several years as a district leader, Dawn has found the best way to support the success of students is to ensure that staff are valued, supported, and have the resources necessary to meet their needs. Dawn earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine at Orono and continues to seek learning opportunities to help her within her field. She is currently preparing for her senior certified professional (SCP) certificate from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Dawn was born and raised in southern Maine and enjoys everything this beautiful state has to offer; camping, being outdoors and being near the water. She loves spending time with her husband and two young children and looks forward to creating memories with them, as she did with her family growing up.
3 months ago, Superintendent of Schools
Dawn Blanchard
Over the next few months, we would like to highlight our Brunswick Community Education Foundation grant recipients. Here is the first of many to receive funding for upcoming school projects. THANK YOU BCEF!
3 months ago, Phil Potenziano
BCEF Grant Notice
Learning today with New England Education Commissioner’s at the 109th Maine DOE Conference. #maine #maineeducation #newenglandeducation #publiceducation #brunswickme #teambrunswickme
3 months ago, Superintendent of Schools
zoom screen shot of Education Commissioners