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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Aggie Weekly-December 16th

Aggie Weekly
Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
This week we welcomed in winter with our first snowfall this weekend and on Thursday morning.  In addition, our students continued to brave the frigid temperatures and demonstrated the Bristol Aggie resilience.  Just a reminder that there are NO Midterms being sent/emailed home this week, so please check ParentPortals for updated grades.  

Next Phase for Seniors:  We are proud to share with you our seniors’ plans for their next steps in 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 cach week.  Please let Ms. Dias 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.  

School Building Committee Update: On Tuesday, the School Building Committee met to discuss the new Center for Science and the Environment and the Dairy Barn.  Below are some new renderings of the project to date.  The concept and design will likely change as this is still in the preliminary stage of the design process.  

BCAHS DESE Report Card 2017:

In the Classroom:
  • Floriculture: The senior flori class has been busy this week decorating the Stanish House for the holidays! Our department is so lucky to have the support from the other departments and foreman. Dan Flynn in Animal Science provided us with the feathers. Seth Cook and Melissa Duffy in Arboriculture provided us with different sized wood cookies.
  • Landscape: In Mr. Ryan’s Sophomore Related/Pesticide students learning about personal protective equipment (PPE)  Thank you James and Kaylanii for being such great models.

Scholarship Opportunities:  

The Yawkey Scholars Program invites you to help us find promising students for a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school students entering private colleges in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 school year. This program is designed to make college affordable for talented, motivated, low-income students from Massachusetts. It provides a four-year renewable tuition scholarship and other supports to help students achieve academically and go on to be successful and highly productive members of our community. Over the past twelve years, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided
$10 million in tuition supports to 298 Scholars as they pursue a college education.

Many students are deserving of this type of support during college, but this program seeks to support and encourage students:

  1. Who have a strong academic record, or demonstration of significant improvement over time
  2. Who are planning to attend a competitive private college in Massachusetts
  3. Who are engaged in a meaningful mentoring relationship
  4. Who have unmet financial need and would benefit from scholarship support so that they can graduate with a manageable loan burden
We invite you to share the Yawkey Scholars Program guidelines with students who will be entering college in fall 2018 and who meet this program’s criteria.

Information about the Yawkey Scholars Program, including guidelines and application instructions, can be found here.

Applications must be submitted online – hard copies will not be accepted.
Applications must be completed online by February 15, 2018 at noon EST.
The Yawkey Scholars Program is administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI). Please direct any questions to Laura Hechtman at 617.338.5895 or yawkey@tpi.org.
Activities and Athletics Update:
  • Presidential History Club: Attention History Enthusiasts! Wyatt Rego is coordinating a new club called the Presidential History Club.  The club will focus and discuss past Presidents, Vice Presidents, and First Ladies in history. They will meet on Friday's starting next week in room 109, with Mr. Chew. If anyone is interested in joining or wants to know more information, feel free to contact Wyatt.
  • Class of 2018: On Wednesday, December 13th the senior class officers organized a visit to The Dighton Nursing Center.  Students  brought handmade Christmas cards and sang Christmas carols bringing good cheer to the residents.  The wonderful folks at the Center are always happy to welcome students from the Aggie.  This is the third year that seniors have organized this event.  Pictured from right to left are:  Olivia Aguiar (Senior Class President)  Moriah Morris (Senior Class Treasurer) as well as Cassie Palmer, Jordan Marten, Cameron Oliveira, Mrs. Coderre (Senior Advisor), Mellany Munroe, Aaliyah Soto, Jessie Power and James Sharp.
  • Boys Soccer: Congratulations to Nate Pinard on his selection to the Mayflower League All Stars.  Click here for the full article.  
  • Girls Basketball: Congratulations to the girls varsity basketball team who picked up there first win of the year yesterday over Southeastern. All of the girls contributed in the scoring column with Tiffany Cabral leading the way with 11 points. The girls next game is against Avon on December 20th.
  • Wrestling: Congratulations to Camden DeMedeiros, Rob Burdick, and Ally Maitland who all secured their first wins in their wrestling career over South Shore Tech. Doug Francis, Frank Czepiel, Jake Soares, and Justyn Rebello were also able to secure wins in their respective weight classes.
  • Bristol FFA: The Best gift you can give his holiday season is happiness and joy. This is what the Bristol FFA chapter wanted to do by visiting the Wedgemere Golden Living Center in Taunton on Wednesday, December 13,2017. Seventeen students made snowmen and Christmas tree crafts with the residents. Students ended the visit by wishing residents a Happy Holiday and giving them handmade scarfs generously made and donated by Mrs. Linda VanRotz. The Bristol FFA Chapter would like to thank Mrs. Linda VanRotz for her donation as it brought a smile to everyone's face. If you are interested in coming on our next visit to the nursing home, keep an eye on your email or contact Hannah Medeiros.

B Week
  • Monday, December 18
    • Extends: 2:30-4:00 pm (Library)
    • Boys Basketball Game- Home Opener vs Falmouth
      • JV at 3:30
      • Varsity at 5:00
  • Tuesday, December 19

  • Wednesday, December 20  
    • Wrestling @ South Shore: 7:00 pm
    • 5:00 Late Buses
  • Thursday, December 21
    • Extends: 2:30-4:00 pm (Library)
    • Girls Basketball Game- Home Opener vs Avon
      • JV at 3:30
      • Varsity at 5:00
  • Friday, December 22
    • Early Release: 11:47 a.m. Flipped Schedule:  
      • I Period   
      • H Period   
      • C Period          
      • D Period   
      • E Period - Lunch: D: Gr. 9 & 12,  Lunch E: Gr. 10 & 11








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