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!
Fun fall activities can be learning experiences, too. https://newspaper.pressherald.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pnum=7&edid=fa1ac8f7-46c7-41e9-a764-3abbdc342ff4&isshared=true
Thursday's Throwback Thursday Photos are from 1968! The yearbook message rings true today: "To the Class of 1968, ... In this time of uncertainty, students are burdened with greater responsibilities than ever before". #teambrunswickme #brunswickmaine #maine #1968yearbook
The BHS Golf Team has advanced to the FINALS in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference! The "KVAC Shootout" will take place on our home course at Brunswick Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 30.
Brunswick School Department Employee Spotlight Brian Choate, Brunswick High School, Math Teacher Brian is a Brunswick High School Alumni and graduated with his Masters Degree from the University of Southern Maine. He has been married to his wife, Jessica, for 15 years. They have three children, a 14 year old daughter, Brooklyne, an 11 year old son, Brayden, and a 3 year old son, Bryson. What makes you proud to work in Brunswick? The students and staff are the best! What do you like to do outside of work for fun? Hang with my family, and I love watching my kids play sports. Favorite line from a movie? "Anybody want a peanut?" If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? John Lennon What is something you learned in the last week? The names of my students. #WeareBrunswickSD #teambrunswickme #brunswickmaine #maine #mathteacher #princessbride
5210 Let’s Go! An obesity prevention initiative, recognized BSD school district staff for participating in our 2020-21 program year, especially during a global pandemic. We are pleased to announce that the following school(s) achieved Let’s Go! recognition for the 2020-21 program year. Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary Kate Furbish Elementary School I commend all the hard work, innovation, and commitment led by our staff to ensure all students had access to healthy foods whether they were remote learning or in person. #teambrunswickme #maine #brunswickmaine #5210 #healthylifestyle
Steven Cumback, BSD Bus Driver, is the recipient of the Transportation Department's Schooltles Award. His nomination stated: "My granddaughter, a PreK student, has had an amazing first-time bus experience with Mr. Steve. Mr. Steve always makes sure she is safe, secure, and comfortable each day! So if you give out special bus driver awards, please put Mr. Steve on the top of the list!" Yes - we do have a special award! Congratulations, Steven Cumback, for receiving the Schooltes Award! #TeamBrunswickme #SchoolBusdrives #BusdriverAward
Yesterday, at the MPA Cross Country Meet - The Quabacook Relays - BHS Boys placed 1st and the Girls 3rd. Congratulations. #studentathletes #mainecrosscountry
HBS Friday Morning Student Greeters - Heather Martin, School Librarian and Amanda Carson, School Counselor. Thanks for making the start of the school day positive and welcoming. #teambrunswickme #schoolbusgreeters #posivity #brunswickme #maine #harrietbeecherstoweschool
A great day for a cross-country meet. Congratulations to all of the student athletes!
School is back in session! Please keep an eye out for our students riding bikes and walking to school. #teambrunswickme #maine #brunswickmaine #bikingtoschool #mainebicycle #school #bicyclesafety
BrusnwisckSD-in the news: Digital divide: Gap is narrowing, but how will schools maintain progress? https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2021/0825/Digital-divide-Gap-is-narrowing-but-how-will-schools-maintain-progress#
Today we welcomed our new professional staff to BrunswickSD! Pejepscot Historical Society Director Larissa Picard and BHS science teacher Andrew McCullough lead a bus tour through Brunswick with our 24 new teachers. The group then had lunch courtesy of Wild Oats. #teambrunswickme --
Throwback back Thursday. That back-to-school feeling – Looking forward to welcoming all our students back 5 days a week! #teambrunswickme @brunswickmesuperintendent #brunswickmaine #maine #abbiefowlerelementaryschool #sangerville #schoolpictures #turtlenecksweater
Great turn out for the Kate Furbish School self-guided tours.
Here in Brunswick and around Maine Career and technical education schools are piloting programs for middle schools and offering summer camps as part of a statewide effort to engage younger students. Read the full article https://www.pressherald.com/2021/07/26/summer-camps-build-on-effort-to-extend-vocational-programs-to-middle-schoolers/ photo credit Derek Davis
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