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Brunswick High School Dragon News 116 MAQUOIT RD BRUNSWICK, ME 04011 TEL:(207)319-1910 FAX:(207)798-5515

We’re on the Web! www.brunswick.k12.me.us/bhs

Inside this issue: Dates to Remember

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Principal: Asst. Principal: Athletic Director:

Art Abelmann Donna M. Borowick Gene Keene

Issue 1V

December 2012

A LETTER FROM MR. ABELMANN... As the calendar places us closer and closer to the Holiday Season and the New Year, I wish all of the BHS extended community happiness, strong health and good fortune. I am amazed at how much activity Brunswick High School has going on, it is a busy place every day, including weekends. Much of that is thanks to you and your support together with the time commitments that so many parents make to BHS activities.

Senior Information 3 BASAF

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Superintendent letter

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Financial Aid Night 5 Saturnalia

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Mr. Farrell’s class

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Art Dept News

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Yearbook Info

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Yearbook Order Form

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Community Service Information

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Opt Out

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December Calendar

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There was a great deal of student success to celebrate this fall. I look forward to seeing more and more students involved in co-curricular activities as well as taking their classroom obligations seriously. Naturally, I and others are to help in any way we can to see to that, together with your help, we are able to maximize each student’s opportunity to be successful at BHS as well as with their post-secondary planning. Thanks to all of the Brunswick High School Staff for their time and commitment that they give daily on behalf of BHS students. Lastly, as you make your holiday plans, please recognize there are those less fortunate among us who struggle at this time of year. The giving and fundraising made to support our entire school community is appreciated. Best wishes with appreciation and gratitude.


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The staff of Brunswick High School would like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year! SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2012-2013 Progress Reports .........................................................December 7, 2012 Early Release Day ....................................................... December 12, 2012 Jazz Concert ................................................................ December 14, 2012 Winter Chorus Concert................................................. December 19, 2012 Holiday Vacation .......................................................... December 24-January 1, 2013 Second Quarter Ends................................................... January 18, 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)......................... January 21, 2013 Mid-Year Exams .......................................................... January 22-25, 2013 SAT Testing ................................................................. January 26, 2013 Early Release Day ....................................................... January 30, 2013 President’s Day (no school) ......................................... February 18, 2013 Winter Vacation............................................................ February 19-22, 2013 Winter Athletic Banquet................................................ February 26, 2013 Early Release Day ....................................................... February 27, 2013 Progress Reports ......................................................... March 1, 2013 Professional Development Day (No Classes) .............. March 15, 2013 Spring Musical ............................................................. March 18-23, 2013 Third Quarter Ends ...................................................... March 29, 2013 Chorus Concert............................................................ April 2, 2013 Hot Country Nights....................................................... April 5-6, 2013 Professional Development Day (No Classes) .............. April 12, 2013 Patriot’s Day (no school) .............................................. April 15, 2013 Spring Vacation............................................................ April 16-19, 2013 SAT Testing .................................................................May 4, 2013 Progress Reports ......................................................... May 10, 2013 All City Band Concert ................................................... May 14, 2013 Jazz Residency Concert .............................................. May 15, 2013 Early Release Day ....................................................... May 15, 2013 Talent Show .................................................................May 24, 2013 Memorial Day (no school) ............................................ May 27, 2013 Spring Band Concert.................................................... May 29, 2013 Spring Choral Concert.................................................. May 30, 2013 SAT Testing .................................................................June 1, 2013 Spring Athletic Banquet................................................June 4, 2013 Music Department Awards Night.................................. June 5, 2013 Graduation ................................................................... June 7, 2013 Final Exams, grades 9-11 (Tentative) .......................... June 17-20, 2013 Fourth Quarter Ends (Tentative) .................................. June 20, 2013

Plan Vacations Only During Periods of School Vacation The 2012-2013 School Calendar can be accessed on the Brunswick School Department website.


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IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SENIOR CLASS OF 2013... DATE

EVENT

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8:45 am

LOCATION

1/4/13

Senior Class Meeting for Cap & Gown Orders

Crooker Theater

1/10/13

Jostens's Graduation Orders due

3/15/13

AP Exam sign up & deposit due

Mrs. Kennett, Counseling Office

3/15/13

Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund applications are due No late applications are taken

Counseling Office

4/1/13

Prom tickets go on sale

5/1/13

Lewis P. Gallagher Scholarship applications are due

5/4/13

2013 Senior Prom

Counseling Office 8pm - 12am Hilton Garden, Freeport

May 6-10 and AP Exams May 13-17 5/28/13

Senior Night for ALL BHS Seniors

6pm

Crooker Theater

6/5/13

Mandatory Marching Practice for ALL BHS Seniors

9-11am

BHS Gym

6/6/13

Mandatory Marching Practice for ALL BHS Seniors

9-11am

Watson Arena, Bowdoin College

6/7/13

Mandatory Marching Practice for ALL BHS Seniors in am, 9am-12pm / Watson Arena, Graduation in pm 7pm Bowdoin College

BRUNSWICK AREA STUDENT AID FUND RECEIVES BEQUEST... Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund is proud to announce the creation of the George Dyer Senter Fund, funded by an immensely generous bequest from George Senter in excess of $2Million. The Senter Scholarship Fund will supplement the BASAF endowment that has awarded almost $6Million in scholarships to area students since its inception in 1956. The Senter bequest will allow BASAF to award larger and more meaningful scholarships to area students. Mr. Senter’s generosity was born of his life-long involvement in education. He was born in Brunswick where he grew up and attended public schools. Mr. Senter served in the Army during World War II and graduated from Brown University. He taught at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania for 31 years. On retirement from the Hill School, Mr. Senter returned to his roots in Brunswick where he remained interested and engaged in local education as well as the Association of Bowdoin Friends. A few years ago when Mr. Senter expressed an interest in supporting BASAF in a significant way, he told a BASAF director that he wanted to create long-lasting and meaningful support for local students through a bequest to BASAF. Mr. Senter was very concerned that the cost of higher education was growing at a rate almost triple that of inflation and that BASAF scholarship awards were not able to grow at a rate that could come close to off-setting these rising costs. He wanted to do his part to help BASAF scholarships keep pace with these rising costs. BASAF and our scholarship awardees are, and will be, forever indebted to Mr. Senter for his vision and support. He will be remembered each year when BASAF scholarship awards are announced and the George Dyer Senter Fund will be shown as a primary source of scholarship funds along with our largest benefactor, the McKenny Booker Trust. The McKenny Booker Trust complemented by the George Dyer Senter Fund will allow BASAF to make more meaningful scholarships to students in our area. More information about Brunswick Student Aid Fund may be found at our website—www.studentaidfund.org.


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FINANCIAL AID NIGHT... Brunswick High School will host its annual financial aid evening for juniors, seniors and their parents on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m. in Crooker Theater. Both students and parents are encouraged to attend. The forum will give parents and students the opportunity to listen to a financial aid officer explain the process of financing a college education – what financial aid is and where it comes from, how eligibility is determined and how to apply, what the FAFSA and CSS Profile are and how colleges put together a financial aid package. A question and answer period will follow. Scholarship information will also be provided. ™

SATURNALIA... Brunswick High School Latin students will host the 20th annual Saturnalia Festival on Monday, December 17th. These students will celebrate the Roman Festival, Saturnalia, with demonstrations (Roman wedding, Roman funeral, gladiatorial matches, interactive slave galley--yes, visitors get to row!), samples of food, models of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, a Roman play, and many other thrilling exhibits that they have prepared! Tour guides will take many high school, junior high and elementary school students on a 45 minute tour back in time. ™

MATH USED IN THE COMMUNITY... On Tuesday, November 13 and Wednesday November 14, Sgt. Russ Wrede of the Brunswick Police Department visited Mr. Farrell's Academic Algebra II classes to present to the class about how math is used in police work. Sgt. Wrede's main focus was on the math of crash reconstruction since that is his specialty with the Brunswick PD. He led some great discussions and used real life incidents to show the students how he reconstructs collisions. He also spoke about the causes of most crashes in our area, especially texting while driving and drinking and driving. This was his second trip to Mr. Farrell's classroom and as usual, it was a great pleasure to have Sgt. Wrede visit our students. ™


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ART DEPARTMENT NEWS... Mrs. Driscoll’s Art IV and AP Studio Art students participated in the Amtrak Discovery field trip program to visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It was an exciting trip to travel via the Amtrak train from Brunswick! Students viewed the museums’ American and European painting collection and contemporary art wing as part of their study of master artists.

A special recognition and thank you from Ms. Jennifer Blanchard, Director of Pejepscot Historical Society, and Mrs. Driscoll to the art students listed below for participating in a project to help the Pejepscot Historical Society . Students used their talents to make line drawings from photographs of historic buildings in Brunswick. The drawings were used to create a coloring book as a fundraiser . Many of these structures played an important role in Brunswick’s past although they may not be standing today. Coloring books are available in the gift shop at Pejepscot Historical Society on Park Row. Students and the historic buildings they drew are as follows: Emily Yuodsnukis, Grade 10 – Town Hall, Julia Grocholl , Grade 10 – Curtis Library and Maine Street, Marjorie Ciolfi, Grade 12 – Pejepscot Historical Society and the Tontine Hotel, Vanessa Boyle, Grade 11 – Merrymeeting Park, Lorelei Hipkins , Grade 12 – Eagle Hotel, Hannah Bobker, Grade 12 – Grostown School, Eleanor Black, Grade 12 – Chamberlain House, Elizabeth Arford, Grade 12 – Train Station, and Abigail Longbottom, Grade 12 – Dunlap Block and Cabot Mill.

A special congratulations to Digital Art students in Mrs. Driscoll’s class, Isabella Jorgensen, Enoch Nicholson and Alexander Howard who submitted designs for the North West Brunswick Neighborhood Association competition for the design of a seal for a new Village Marker program. This program will result in bronze plaques that will identify both residential and commercial buildings in the heart of historic Brunswick, increasing awareness of the architectural and historic interest of the area. Student works are on exhibit at the BSD office on Federal Street. Creative students wanted! Join in a fun art making activity to benefit the relief efforts from hurricane Sandy at the New Jersey seashore. BHS students will be participating in a regional art project, “ Seashells for the N.J. seashore” by creating seashell ornaments. An afterschool art activity will be planned for interested students on Wednesday, December 5th. Ornaments will be displayed at BHS and sold at the December 19th Chorus concert. University of Maine Visual Art Department is offering scholarship awards for seniors applying as visual art students.

The Maine Photography Show in Boothbay Harbor is accepting student entries from Dec. 1st – Feb. st

1 at Mainephotographyshow.com. Interested students should apply online.

Art III students Still Life mixed media art works created with Ms. Zate, Art Education student teacher at BHS under the direction of Mrs. Driscoll, are on display at the District Office through December.


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Scholastic Art Awards - Northeast Art Region-at-Large 3 Steps to Enter 1. REGISTER Create an account at artandwriting.org/Registration. Click here to see what you need to register. 2. UPLOAD ALL YOUR WORKS Once you have logged in, follow the instructions to upload all of your submissions into the system. Every category has specific requirements so please read the Guidelines and Category Descriptions carefully. Note that you will need your teacher's email address. 3. SEND IN THE REQUIRED FORMS Specific form requirements vary by region so please read the instructions carefully as you go through the registration process. Often a teacher and parent signature is required. Submission Fee- DEADLINE - Friday, January 4, 2013: $5 fee per individual submission and $20 fee per portfolio submission. Online registration (including all works uploaded) must be complete and all submission forms and fees must be POSTMARKED by Friday, January 4, 2013. Please make checks payable to: The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, memo line: Northeast ARAL. Checks made payable to the Scholastic Awards or Scholastic cannot be cashed and the student's application will not be accepted. Please note that purchase orders and cash are not accepted. One check may be written for multiple submissions. Fee Waiver - Any student who currently qualifies under the Federal School Lunch Act for the Free and Reduced Lunch program may have this fee waived. Reduced fees are also available to students for whom fees would be a barrier to participation. Please include a letter on school letterhead with your submission form(s) stating you qualify to waive the fee.

YEARBOOK NEWS… Orders can be placed at school until December 1st and online at www.jostens.com until January 24th at the $60.oo book price with personalization still available. From February 1st until May 1st. the yearbook will be available online only at www.jostens.com for the cost of $65.00. Congratulations to all the yearbook staff, Section Editors, and Senior Editor, Kristina Michaud, for meeting deadline #1 of forty –two pages completed. The yearbook community support section has two pages with spaces available for Senior Recognition Ads in 1/8th and ¼ page sizes. The Business Advertising section has available pages space as well for a timeless ad to appear. Contact Yearbook advisor, Mrs. Driscoll at jdriscoll@brunswick.k12.me.us for more information. Deadline two pages will include Senior Superlatives, senior highlights, chorus and band group photos, club group photos, underclassmen candids and fall sports. Action shots of fall and wither sports are especially needed and may be emailed to the yearbook advisor. ™


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COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES... Local Community Service Opportunities Posted On Line "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

You have three options… 1) Visit the BHS Main Page http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/bhs Click on the "Community Service" link and search the site or click on the "Current Events" category for the most up to date opportunities or "List of Organizations" to search a community partner of choice. 2) Follow Volunteer Maine Website Directions: (It takes just twenty seconds to start making a difference…) Go to www.volunteermaine.org Click on the "Red Button" Type in your zip code in the yellow box * Note the box to the right gives you the opportunity to search "zip only" or for service opportunities within a particular number of miles - even just five miles within zip code area produces significantly more opportunities. Hit the search button below the "Zip Code" yellow box 3) Visit Mr. Wilson in Room 203 ________________________________ A reminder to please verify that the hourly amount under the community connections category on your report card is correct. Any questions may be directed to Mr. Wilson at 319-1910 ext. 2203. A review of the policy is as follows: • Students must complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of community service as a graduation requirement. • Students need to earn five hours before their 11th grade year and fifteen before their 12th grade year to obtain off campus privileges. • It should be noted, in 2008 the Brunswick School Board amended the policy to allow 8th graders to earn up to 10 hours towards their thirty hour requirement for graduation at Brunswick High School. Certain job shadow opportunities may compliment the spirit of this requirement while also directly satisfying career objectives suggested by the Maine Learning Results. To the extent that these opportunities exist, pre-arranged and approved job shadow experiences may be used to fulfill up to ten hours of the thirty hour requirement. ™


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December 12 – Early Release Day; noon for BHS students

December 24 to Jan 1 – No School, Holiday Break

January 18 - Second quarter ends

SEE PAGE 2-4 FOR ADDITIONAL DATES.

116 MAQUOIT RD BRUNSWICK, ME 04011 TEL:(207)319-1910 FAX:(207)798-5515

For additional information, please visit our student handbook, daily announcements, athletics, etc., all located on our website, www.brunswick.k12.me.us/bhs

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