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Friday, January 19, 2018

Aggie Weekly-January 19th

Aggie Weekly
Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
This week our students returned to school after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to have a four day school week.  We are hoping to have a full five days of school next week for the first time this year!  Students are reminded that as we approach the end of the month of January to ensure that their make up assignments are turned in as the second quarter comes to a close on January 25th.  

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.  


In the Classroom:
  • Landscape: On Wednesday in Mr. Latham’s class, a little snow's not going to stop the Sophomore landscape students from taking their plant ID quiz. Bravo!

  • ELA: Recently seniors in Mrs. Noel’s English class used the strategy “numbered heads together” to discuss and review some of Longfellow’s poetry.
“Numbered heads together” (Kagan, 1994) is effective in “decreasing the learning gap” for students because all learners in a group are held equally responsible and have motivation to support one another’s learning (High, 1993). This strategy targets these skills:  summarizing, synthesizing, reviewing, retelling, negotiating meaning, and problem-solving.
Students work in groups of about four, and each student numbers off, one to four. The teacher poses a question, and they “put their heads together” to find and agree on an answer (usually involves looking at the text).  Students may use small white boards to write down their answer or verbally respond in turn. The teacher can roll a die or use another method to choose a number (1, 2, 3, or 4), and that numbered student answers for the group.  Everyone in the group has to be prepared to answer because they do not know when their number will be up! They enjoy helping each other, and state they learn well with this method. Nice work, seniors!

  • Natural Resource Management:
    • Throwback to last week when we had enough snow to learn an important outdoor skill for natural resource professionals as well as a popular form of outdoor recreation - snowshoeing! (junior NRM class and Freshman Vo-Ag 3)










































































    • Also some of the first NRM students to getting some “flight” time on our new Drone Simulator program  #aggie air #big things coming.





















Community Photo: This photo was taken by Mrs. Coderre’s daughter after the snow storm on
January 4th in Westport.  Sometimes we have to stop and enjoy the beauty.  Thank you for the photo!

Activities and Athletics:
  • FFA: 26 Bristol Aggie students attended the state Winter Leadership Camp last Friday and Saturday. BA students along with 60 other FFA members from across the state participated in workshops presented by the State FFA Officers that focused on personal goals setting and premier leadership. Friends from across the commonwealth were made as well as memories that will last a lifetime.


FFA Workshop!!
The Class of 2021 is invited to come learn more about FFA!!! Our workshop Monday afternoon to learn what the organization is all about, what opportunities are on the horizon and how much fun you can have! The meeting will be immediately after school in the Floriculture Building and will run until approximately 3:30!

FFA Blood Drive:
Bristol FFA will be hosting a Blood Drive on February 28th from 2pm-7pm in the auditorium.  This event is a community blood drive and open to all! Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: BCA to schedule an appointment or see Mr. Caswell or Hannah Medeiros

Click here to review the requirements to donate blood at the blood drive. Please read the information and determine your eligibility prior to February 28. If you are unable to donate blood you can still participate by signing up to volunteer or spreading the word!

In order to donate you have to be 16 or older and regardless of age all students need a signed parent/guardian consent form. The decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several. Bristol FFA hopes to see you there!

Week Ahead: B Week
  • Monday, January 22
    • Extends: 2:30-4:00 pm (Library)
    • Boys Basketball vs Tri-County (HOME)
  • Tuesday, January 23
    • Assembly- Report to Gym
    • Admissions Tour: 8:00 (Auditorium)
    • Department Meeting
    • School Building Committee - 5:00 pm (Keith Hall)
    • Board of Trustees Meeting - 7:00 pm (Keith Hall)
  • Wednesday, January 24  
    • Boys Basketball vs South Shore (HOME)
    • Wrestling vs. Southeastern, Match Time 7:00
  • Thursday, January 25
    • Extends: 2:30-4:00 pm (Library)
  • Friday, January 26
    • Boys Basketball vs Norfolk (HOME)

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