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Friday, January 31, 2020

Aggie Weekly- January 31st


Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
        Today marks the first day that grades will be updated in Term 3. Please check your PowerSchool. Starting on Monday, all seniors will be enrolled in our Failure is NOT an Option program. Please see below for more information.

Safety Protocols:

As part of Bristol County Agricultural High School’s Drug Prevention program, Dighton Police and BCAHS administration requested assistance from the Bristol County Sheriff's Office, to conduct a search using K-9 dogs. Today at 8:25 am Mr. Braga instituted BA Security Protocols for a Shelter in Place. 8 K-9 dogs swept hallways, random classrooms, and the locker rooms. Once the Stay in Place concluded, the K-9 units went into the parking lots to continue to search. At 9:03 am Mr. Braga ended the Shelter in Place. No contraband was found during our search. We appreciate everyone's patience and dedication to safety.









Course Selections: Students can now enter the PowerSchool portal to make course requests. You cannot access the requests from the PowerSchool phone application. If you have any questions about your login, please contact Mr. Costa (JCosta@bcahs.com). If you have any questions about the scheduling process, please contact your guidance counselor. Here are the steps for course requests:
  1. Log into PowerSchool and complete your course requests. Please note that you will see your teacher recommendation for the course, which is shaded in.
  2. Complete this Course Selection Form.
  3. If there is no level changes for any of your classes, then submit to your teacher for recommendation and signature.
  4. If there is A LEVEL CHANGE (see below link), then you will need to schedule a time to meet with your guidance counselor to discuss your level change request.
  5. Resources
    1. Scheduling Presentation
    2. Level Change Sample Essay
    3. Program of Studies
    4. Class of 2021 Course Selection Sheet
    5. Class of 2022 Course Selection Sheet
    6. Class of 2023 Course Selection Sheet













Attention Seniors
Good Morning Students and Parents of the Class 2020,

We are reaching out to students and families to inform you regarding a new pilot program titled, “Failure is NOT an Option. We are starting this program now due to the fact that seniors tend to coast until graduation and develop poor habits. This new pilot program will be commencing on Monday, February 3, 2020. The Failure is NOT an Option Program is aimed to make sure that your student has the best opportunity to succeed academically and graduate on Thursday, May 28th. We will be piloting this program with the senior class only, as their grades are pertinent to graduation. Graduation is only 70 days away and even though the end is near, many students develop the “senioritis” tendency and risk not graduating.

Starting on Monday, February 3rd, we will run a report in PowerSchool to verify that students remain in good academic standing. We will run these reports every two weeks (to align with teachers updating their gradebooks). Once the report is completed in PowerSchool, any student who is not passing all of their courses at the time of the report, will be automatically enrolled in the Failure is NOT an Option program. The program will require your student to attend extra help on Wednesday for the class/teacher that your child is currently failing. They will also be assigned to the next available Saturday School to be afforded more time to complete missing work. If a student is able to make up assignments before the assigned Saturday School, they will be excused from it.

The Failure is NOT an Option Program is not optional. Please see the attached letter below for more details. On Monday, any student that does not meet our academic standing will receive the letter below. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Brian R. Higgins

Assistant Principal

BHiggins@bcahs.com



Next Phase for Seniors: We are proud to share with you our senior’s plans for their next step in their college and career exploration. Based on the knowledge and skills learned during their 4 years at BA, we are excited to publish acceptances into colleges, universities, military plans, and any career pathways each week. Please let Ms. Dias or Ms. Costa know in Student Services, so we can update our list weekly. Thank you for your dedication to excellence and drive to maintain Bristol Aggie Excellence.





We wanted to create an online Student Job posting to help you get started. Please click the link(s) below to view the job posting(s).

Ag Mec Featured in Taunton Gazette: Farm smarts-- Bristol Aggie students learn a wide array of skills: Click here for the full story and to purchase the pictures shown below.





















In the Classroom:
  • Flori: Juniors in Mrs. Chevalier’s class were creating freestyle arrangements! #BAPRIDE




  • Flori: Our senior class had the pleasure to work with Amber and CJ on their wedding flowers. The wedding took place in September. Amber and CJ saw the students work at the previous fall show and wanted the students to create their flower pieces. We received a very thoughtful thank you card and thought we would share some of the professionalism of our students.

“Words truly cannot describe our gratitude for all of the hard work and dedication put forth by you and your students with our wedding flowers. They were more beautiful than ever imagined and we are still receiving compliments about the uniqueness and professionalism displayed by your students, work. Each piece was breathtaking and balanced, putting a visual to the term perfection. Your students truly are gifted and we cannot thank you all enough!”



Spring Expo

NOW ACCEPTING VENDOR AND EXHIBITOR REGISTRATIONS

The Spring Expo was created to feature businesses, organizations, and agencies engaged in agriculture, conservation, the environment, plant and animal products, natural sciences and outdoor recreation. We are extremely excited to host and support you, our community agricultural partners, at the upcoming Bristol Aggie Spring Expo! Visit www.bristolaggie.org/expo for more information!



FFA:

There is still time to join us at this year’s FFA Convention, complete in CDE or LDE events. Contact Mrs. VanRotz or Mrs. Blanchette for more information. Registration paperwork and payment is due February 7th. Follow this link to our website or click on the graphic belwo.



FFA Jackets




From our friends at the Norfolk Aggie GSA: “We are hosting our annual dance on Friday February 7th from 6-10pm. Students and their friends under 21 are welcome to attend. This year, we have hired a live DJ. The suggested donation is $5. Snacks and drinks are extra. The event will take place in the Norfolk Aggie Gym.”

If interested in attending, but unable to get a ride there, contact Ms. Perry (eperry@bcahs.com, Room B23) as there might be spots available in the van. You do not need to be a member of GSA to attend- all are welcome.






From the Nurse:

BMI screenings for grade 10 students will be starting Monday. If you do not wish to have BMI screening, please send a note into the nurse.

FLU FACTS/INFORMATION: The flu is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract. Although the flu affects everyone, children tend to get it more often than adults. The season for the flu is usually from November to April with most cases occurring between late December and early March.

The flu is often confused with the common cold, but flu symptoms tend to develop quickly (usually 1 to 4 days after a person is exposed to the flu virus) and are usually more severe than the typical sneezing and stuffiness of a cold.

Symptoms of the Flu may include:

Fever Chills Headache

Muscle aches Dizziness Loss of appetite

Runny nose Nausea vomiting Weakness

Tiredness Cough Sore throat

Ear infection Diarrhea

Symptoms can last for a week or two. The flu is very contagious. It is spread by coughing or sneezing into the air. People who are infected with the flu are contagious as long as they show symptoms (most of the time that means about a week for adults, but for children it can mean up to two weeks).

Ways to Prevent The Flu:

· To have the flu shot if your pediatrician feels you should have it.

· Wash your Hands thoroughly and frequently

· Never pick up used tissues.

· Never share cups and eating utensils.

· Stay home from work or school when you’re sick with the flu.

· Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

How Do You Treat The Flu?

· Stay home from school

· Drink lots of fluids.

· Get plenty of sleep and take it easy.

· Call your doctor for a fever or achiness so that he/she can let you know what to take to make your child feel better.

· The student may return to school when he/she is both fever free (temperature not higher than 100 F) and has not taken Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Motrin) for 24 hours.









MSBA Project Update: This week we had approximately 25 cement trucks deliver cement to start the floor pours for our second and third floors in CSE. See progress below. .









The Week Ahead-A Week
  • Monday, February 3
    • Assembly
    • Boys Basketball vs Falmouth Academy @ 3:30
    • Late Bus 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 4
    • Faculty Meeting @ 2:40
    • Girls Basketball vs South Shore Christian Academy
    • Late Bus 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 5
    • Girls Basketball vs Cape Cod Tech @ 3:30
    • Late Bus 5:00 pm
    • Wrestling vs Marlboro @ 7:00
  • Thursday, February 6
    • Early Release Day- Teacher Professional Development
      • Period 7: 8:10-9:00 (same)
      • Period 6: 9:02-9:52 (same)
      • Period 5: 9:54-10:42 (same)
      • Period 4: 10:44-11:47 (CHANGE)
        • 1st Lunch: 10:42-11:10 (same)
        • 2nd Lunch: 11:18-11:47
        • PD Starts @ 12:30
  • Friday, February 7
    • Girls Basketball vs South Shore @ 3:30
    • Late Bus 5:00 pm

Thursday, January 30, 2020


  • 1/31/: 5:00 late buses
  • 1/31: Boys' Basketball vs Norfolk Aggie, JV at 3:30, Varsity 5:00
  • 1/31: National Hot Chocolate Day! Lunch: Cheesy Bread Stick w/Marinara Sauce, Or Grab n Go Options, Steamed Carrots, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


  • 1/30: 5:00 late buses 
  • 1/30: Lunch: Baked Potato Bar Baked Potato w/Korean Pulled Pork, Chili or Broccoli & Cheese Sauce, Or Grab n Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


  • 1/28: 5:00 late buses
  • 1/28: Pasta Bar w/Aggie Meat sauce Penne or Gluten Free Pasta Or Grab n Go Options, Roasted Broccoli, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Monday, January 27, 2020


  • 1/28: 5:00 late buses
  • 1/28: Lunch: Brunch Bar  Choice of Pancakes, Waffles or French Toast Sticks, Ham, Bagel Egg Sandwich, Warm Fruit Compote Or Grab n Go Options Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Friday, January 24, 2020

Aggie Weekly- January 24th


Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

     This week we started Quarter 3. Term 2 grades will be available to students and parents today. If you have any questions about your child’s grades, please contact the teacher.

     On Monday, we had no school to celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.






Next Phase for Seniors: We are proud to share with you our senior’s plans for their next step in their college and career exploration. Based on the knowledge and skills learned during their 4 years at BA, we are excited to publish acceptances into colleges, universities, military plans, and any career pathways each week. Please let Ms. Dias or Ms. Costa know in Student Services, so we can update our list weekly. Thank you for your dedication to excellence and drive to maintain Bristol Aggie Excellence.



We wanted to create an online Student Job posting to help you get started. Please click the link(s) below to view the job posting(s).


In the Classroom:
  • Floriculture: Sophomore students are to see enjoying taking photos of the new poppies blooming in the greenhouse.






From the Nurse’s Office:








FFAIt is that time of year again! State Convention is just around the corner. The sign up sheets for Career and Leadership Development Events are posted! Visit our website for State Convention paperwork and information!

Writing Contest:



MSBA Project Update: The steel construction finished on Building B and they started to wrap the building in preparation for pouring the concrete floors. 

















The Week Ahead-B Week
  • Monday, January 27
    • Girls Basketball vs Atlantis Charter @ 3:30
  • Tuesday, January 28
    • Assembly
    • Late Bus 5:00 pm
    • School Building Committee @ 5:30 (Keith Hall)
    • Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7:00 (Keith Hall)
  • Wednesday, January 29
    • Boys Basketball vs Upper Cape @ 3:30
    • Late Bus 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 30
    • Late Bus 5:00 pm
  • Friday, January 31
    • Ski Trip to Gunstock, NH @ 12:00
    • Boys Basketball vs Norfolk @ 3:30
    • Late Bus 5:00 pm

Aggie Weekly- May 29th

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members: This week was our first week that we did not have the Class of 2020 engaged in le...