We would like to congratulate both of our music educators at BHS, Mrs. Albert and Mr. Duras. Mrs . Albert is the 2022 Maine Music Educator of the Year and Mr. Duras is the 2022 Outstanding New Music Teacher. Congratulations to them both for building a fantastic music program here at BHS!
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BHS Sophomore, Charlie Austin, has been selected by Volunteer Maine as the Young Maine Volunteer of the Year for 2022. Charlie is being recognized for his work with Unified BHS, Special Olympics of Maine as well as his two-year internship with Special Olympics North America. Charlie will be recognized at the State House this week.
Over April vacation break, members of the Brunswick High School Chamber and Treble Choirs along with the Wind Ensemble, traveled to Washington DC to participate in the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival. The group was led by Choir Director Ashley Albert and Band Director Brandon Duras. Over the course of several days, students were able to explore the city and museums before competing against other schools from across the country at the festival. Brunswick won with the following results: Wind Ensemble: Gold First Place, Highest Score Award, and Adjudicator Award; Treble Choir: Gold First Place and Adjudicator Award; Chamber choir: Gold Second Place Individual Awards for Excellence were given to Marguerite Benham, Kai Gillespie and Nolan Marblestone
The Maine State Science Fair results are in. Here are our students who participated and the recognition they earned. In Computer Science: Maia Pietraho - Game-based redistricting for small population states 3rd place in category National Geographic Society Prize Computer Science: Jacob Scrapchansky - Dynamic abstract-node neural networks In Engineering: Brady McQuaid - Evolved biometric lockbox 1st place in category Animal Science: Ilsa Tucker - Animal science: How red-throated loon, morning dove, yellow-rumped warbler, canada warbler, rose breasted grosbeak, and tufted titmouse populations have differed over the decades and if it lines up with climate change impacts https://www.maine-state-science-fair.com/awards/celebrate/
New editions this morning of The Orange and Black (https://5il.co/187p4) and Hey Brunswick! podcast: https://sites.google.com/brunswicksd.org/hey-brunswick/home. Catch up on BHS highlights from the past month.
School Board Special Meeting Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7PM PUBLIC FORUM ON THE BUDGET To be held at the Town Hall, 85 Union Street
On 3/10/22, Ms. Francis-Taylor's AP Literature & Composition Class met with Bowdoin College English Professor Marilyn Reizbaum to discuss Dubliners by James Joyce.
Just released: new editions of The Orange and Black (https://5il.co/16y2u) and Hey Brunswick! podcast: https://sites.google.com/brunswicksd.org/hey-brunswick/home. Both have many stories from BHS academics, arts, athletics, and people.
Brunswick Boys Hockey win Class B South Regional Championship for the first time in the team's history. State Championships Saturday, March 12 at Cross Insurance Arena, Portland CLASS B North winner vs. Brunswick (16-4), 1 p.m. CLASS A Scarborough (12-8-1) vs. Thornton Academy (15-5), 3 p.m. Images from Press Herald: https://www.pressherald.com/2022/03/08/boys-hockey-brunswick-end-greelys-reign-to-reach-class-b-final-for-first-time/
The girls Indoor Track Team won the KVAC Championship on 2/12/22 for the first time in 9 years. Maddie Kallin led the girls team as she placed first in 3 events, the 1-mile, 2-mile and pole vault and was named co-athlete of the meet. Kaiden Green set a new school record in the triple jump 37 feet 2.25 inches as she scored 26 points for the team. Scoring in multiple events and winning the 4x200 relay were Kayla Monahan, Isabel Dauphins, Ophelia Ladner, and Laura Butterfield Also placing in multiple events were Maddie Chaput, Abby Valliere, Lisi Palmer, Felicity Jackson, Ellie Gilman, Grace Costello, Cami Wagner, and Anjali Selinger
Congratulations to BHS senior Logan Brown for scoring her 1000th career point for the Lady Dragon's Basketball Team. Logan becomes only the 5th Lady Dragon to reach that milestone!
New editions of The Orange and Black and the Hey Brunswick! podcast were published last week. Catch up on what's new and what's next at BHS: The O&B: https://5il.co/15b3r Hey Brunswick!: https://sites.google.com/brunswicksd.org/hey-brunswick/home
Congratulations to our Senior & Junior Field Hockey Dragons for being named to the 2021 NFHCA High School National Academic Squad (Seniors & Juniors). Leila Bannon* Elly Burnham* Emma Comparato Sara Coughlin* Amelia Donsbach* Kaeden Green Sadie Higgins* Hailie Lord Sarah Palmer* Kelsey Sullivan* Ellie Sullivan* *Scholars of Distinction. The High School National Academic Squad program, sponsored by OPA Winning Teams, recognizes those high school seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted grade-point average of 3.50 out of 4.0 — or the equivalent — through the first semester of the 2021-22 school year. Seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 — or the equivalent — through the first semester of the 2021-22 school year have been recognized as Scholars of Distinction, designated with an “*.”
Congratulations to Margaret Chingos for receiving the Maine Seal of Biliteracy! The Seal of Biliteracy is an award earned by graduating students who have demonstrated a high level of skill in English and at least one other language. The Maine Seal of Biliteracy is the first credential students can earn on their bilingual journeys, which can be leveraged in applications for post-secondary education or employment. We hope that students who earn the Seal will continue to develop their language skills and enjoy the opportunities afforded by their linguistic and cultural competence.
Rates for substitute teachers, nurses, resource assistants, and ed techs are going up!
2021 Brunswick High School SCHOLASTIC ART AWARD WINNERS Congratulations to the BHS art student winners of the Scholastic Art Competition, the most prestigious and competitive juried art program in the country! Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, young artists in grades 7 - 12 in each of the 50 states, participate in the program along with the many Art educators who support and encourage their creative process. In the Maine Regional Scholastic Competition, our students competed with other students around the state. The work selected was based on judging criteria of originality, technical skill and personal vision. Students who won Gold Keys will have their work juried again for a 2nd tier of judging at the national level. Trevor Campbell Gr. 9, Gold Key, Drawing & Illustration, “Self portrait” Kiersten Dinsmore Gr.10, Gold Key, Photography - Mixed Media, “Journey of the Braid - Rapunzel” Maia Pietraho Gr. 10, Gold Key, Drawing & Illustration, “Inter-views” Max Hamilton Gr. 11, Honorable Mention, Photography, “Leaning Shadow” Amber Libby Gr.11, Honorable Mention, Photography, “Umbrella Path” Maine College of Art is hosting the Maine Regional Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony virtually on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 at 11:00 am and an exhibition of the Silver and Gold Key Award winners works at the college.
No In-Person Instruction Tomorrow 1/10/22 - Remote Instruction begins 1/11/22
Brunswick Schools will be closed Friday, January 7, 2022. After consulting with our Meteorologist, it is apparent tomorrow's storm track will create unsafe road conditions during the morning commute. Therefore, Brunswick Schools will be closed on Friday - January 7, 2022.
Brunswick Schools will be closed - Wednesday - December 22nd due to unsafe road conditions. Be Safe - Happy Holidays.