Summer Time Teacher Professional Development is continuing. Thank you to those staff that were able to attend today. #ireadyclassroom #curriculmassociates #teambrunswickme #maine #brunswickmaine #teacherprofessionaldevelopment
The Brunswick School Department is closed Monday, June 20, 2022, for the Juneteenth National Day of Celebration. Originally recognized in Texas Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of ending slavery in the United States. I hope you'll use this day to reflect on how you can help strengthen Brunswick School Departments' commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. #teambrunswickme #diversityequityinclusionbrunswickme
Inaugural BSD Juneteenth Celebration this Sunday. Join us as we look to educate and celebrate what this day means to us as a community and a nation. On the Brunswick Town Green, 11 am to 3 pm. #teambrunswickme #juneteenth
Thanks to Scott Smith for hosting the annual Facilities, Grounds & Food Service BBQ! An added twist this year was a corn hole game! #teambrunswickme
Summer hours are available for the Coffin School Food Market! Open to all Brunswick residents with school aged children. Starting tomorrow, June 16th, the pantry will be open on Thursdays from 12:30pm - 2:30pm.
The BSD budget is on the ballot for tomorrow. Don't forget to get out and VOTE! Polls open at 7:00am tomorrow morning at the Junior High.
Congratulations REAL School Class of 2022! You Rock! I’m proud of you!
Today, our graduating class of 2022 took a stroll down to Kate Furbish Elementary School for the parade of graduates. Our KFS students congratulated and cheered on our seniors as they walked past. Lots of energy and happy faces all around. Congratulations BHS seniors! #Brunswickme #BrunswickProud
We’ve started a new tradition to honor our departing school board members. Each time a school board member finishes their term, they are asked to select their favorite book, which will be donated to one of our school libraries. Margaret Chingos, Student Board Liaison from 2020-2022, made the inaugural selection! Margaret chose: The Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Pictured here accepting the donation are BHS Librarian Daurene Jerome and BHS Library Assistant Laurie DeCamilla. If you look carefully, Millay is on the BHS Library wall - one of the Maine authors prominently featured in our library. Thank You, Margaret, for all you have helped to accomplish these past two years. Brunswick School Department is undoubtedly better because of your steadfast advocacy for all students.
The Brunswick School Department is currently working on a new strategic plan. We have partnered with Hanover Research and one of our primary areas of focus will be Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This new strategic planning process will allow BSD to reevaluate the district's priorities and set new goals for future years. To keep up to date on the process, please visit our website under strategic planning or view the planning process by clicking here. If you have an interest in participating in the strategic planning process please email Lori Madden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at the School Board Meeting tonight - 7PM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83857158503?pwd=WUZicWJaSVBMWHZHN3JtUmRob1JXUT09 or in person at the Town Hall, 85 Union Street
Last student day is Wednesday, June 15th* Last teacher day is Thursday, June 16th* *with no additional cancellation days
I’m getting a jumpstart on my summer reading: Dear Maine by Morgan Reilly & Reza Jalali and Change the Narrative by @turnerhj & Kathy Lopes. Shout out to Henry a fellow BC Doctoral cohort classmate!
Thank You to all that have served as well as all of our current active duty service members. Happy Memorial Day!
Employee Spotlight Jessica Marion Biology Teacher, Brunswick High School Jessica grew up in Connecticut and attended Cornell University and is married to her husband, Lincoln. What makes you proud to work in Brunswick? #BSDProud Working with my knowledgeable, experienced, and independent-minded colleagues. What do you like to do outside of work for fun? Running long distances in the mountains, cross-country skiing marathons, backcountry skiing, and cooking. What is your favorite line from a movie? "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Sir David Attenborough What is something you learned in the last week? Which kinds of klister (very sticky Nordic wax for kick) do not work when it is 60 F and the snow has pools of water (at Nordic State Championship races).
Employee Spotlight: Bonnie Gilman Talent Development Teacher, Brunswick Junior High School Bonnie grew up in Manchester, Maine and attended the Portland School of Art (now called MECA) as well as the University of Maine at Orono. She is married to her loving husband, Evan and together they have a daughter named Ellie. What makes you proud to work in Brunswick? #BSDProud The variety of wonderful people in all the Brunswick Schools. What do you like to do outside of work for fun? Travel, visit family and friends, walk, do art and organize closets and drawers! Favorite line from a movie? "Where is my beige iridescent lipstick?" - Dirty Dancing If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Anthony Bourdain What is something you learned in the last week? That the first telephone operator jobs were given to tall women with long arms so they could reach all of the plug ins.
History in the making-Brunswick High School will host the FIRST EVER State of Maine Unified Boccé game on Tuesday, May 17 at 330pm. Thank you to the BSD Team for making this happen #teambrunswickme
Today is National School Nurse Day! Thank you to our BSD Team of Nurses and all the other school nurses out there. You are difference makers! #teambrunswicksd #maineschoolnurses #maine #healthcare #maine #Brunswickmaine
Employee Spotlight: Jessica Bennett Academic Evaluator, Central Office Jessica and her husband have two children; 2 year old Finnegan and 11 month old Rowan. Their family also consists of three dogs! Jessica is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington for her undergraduate degree and went on to receive her masters degree from the University of Southern Maine. What makes you proud to work in Brunswick? #BSDProud Brunswick is really working hard to improve the equity in education for all. What do you like to do outside of work for fun? I love to play with my kids and dogs; hike, swim/hang out at the beach, paint and draw, run, and go to concerts! What if your favorite line from a movie? "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it" -Ferris Bueller's Day Off What is something you learned in the last week? I learned a whole lot about fruit flies. A very energetic and enthusiastic student taught me all about their life cycle; how to attract them if wanted, and how to catch them.
Check out my latest article in the Forecaster: Helping students navigate the war in Ukraine. https://www.pressherald.com/2022/05/06/brunswick-superintendents-notebook-helping-students-navigate-the-war-in-ukraine/