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Monday, September 30, 2019

  • 10/1: 5:00 late buses
  • 10/1: lunch: Taco Tuesday Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese, Chipotle Corn or Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Friday, September 27, 2019

  • 9//30: 5:00 late buses
  • 9/30: Lunch: Crispy Chicken Sandwich Or Grab n Go Options Lettuce, tomato & onion, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Aggie Weekly-September 27th

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

As Fall Show quickly approaches, all our Vo-Ags are in full swing in order to put on another wonderful Fall Show experience for the public. We have had the pleasure of some great weather that has allowed us to really benefit and move forward with many projects. This year, we will once again be focusing on student presentations as an instrumental piece of Fall Show. Stay tuned for more information!


Governor Charlie Baker Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products

State responds to public health concerns about unexplained vaping-related illness; Prohibits online and retail sale of nicotine, flavored, non-flavored and marijuana vaping products effective immediately

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker today declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth. The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail stores and online. The sales ban applies to all vaping products and devices, including tobacco and marijuana. The ban takes effect immediately and lasts through January 25, 2020.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently investigating a multi-state outbreak of lung disease that has been associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges). To date, the CDC has confirmed 530 cases of lung injury across 38 states. While many of the patients reported recent use of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products, some reported using both THC and nicotine products. No single product has been linked to all cases of lung disease.

Earlier this month, the Department of Public Health (DPH) mandated that Massachusetts physicians immediately report any unexplained vaping-associated pulmonary disease to the department. As of today, 61 cases have been reported to DPH. Three confirmed cases and two probable cases of vaping-associated pulmonary disease in the state have already been reported to the CDC. The rest are pending further clinical analysis.

“The use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products is exploding and we are seeing reports of serious lung illnesses, particularly in our young people,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The purpose of this public health emergency is to temporarily pause all sales of vaping products so that we can work with our medical experts to identify what is making people sick and how to better regulate these products to protect the health of our residents.”

“Vaping products are marketed and sold in nearly 8,000 flavors that make them easier to use and more appealing to youth,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “Today’s actions include a ban on flavored products, inclusive of mint and menthol, which we know are widely used by young people. It is important that we continue to educate youth and parents about the dangers of vaping.”

Vaping consists of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol (often called vapor) produced by an e-cigarette or similar battery-powered device. E-cigarettes come in many different sizes, types and colors. Some resemble pens, small electronic devices such as USB sticks and other everyday items. The products are often compact and allow for discreet carrying and use – at home, in school hallways and bathrooms and even in classrooms.

The U.S. Surgeon General has called teen e-cigarette use an epidemic. According to the CDC, since 2014 e-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among both middle and high school students. In Massachusetts, 41 percent of all youth in 2017 reported trying e-cigarettes and 1 in 5 reported using e-cigarettes regularly. Current use of e-cigarettes among high school students is 6 times higher than that for adults (3.3% of adults reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days).

Last week, the Administration convened a group of pulmonary doctors and pediatric experts from Massachusetts to share what they have seen in their patients—especially our youth—and their concerns about the trajectory of vaping related lung disease. The experts shared concerning information about the rapid rate of addiction to e-cigarettes, use and overuse of marijuana vaping products and cases of youth becoming hospitalized within two weeks of using vaping related products.

During the temporary ban, the Administration will work with medical experts, state and federal officials to better understand vaping illnesses and work on additional steps to address this public health crisis. This could include legislation and regulations. The Administration will also work on providing more resources for a public awareness campaign and smoking cessation programs.

“Vaping is a public health crisis and it is imperative that we understand its impact at both the individual and overall health care system level,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. “As a result of the public health emergency, the Commonwealth is implementing a statewide standing order for nicotine replacement products, like gum and patches, which will allow people to access these products as a covered benefit through their insurance without requiring an individual prescription, similar to what our Administration did to increase access to naloxone.”

Massachusetts has a long history of having a strong tobacco cessation and prevention infrastructure that requires close collaboration between DPH and local health departments which assist with the enforcement of tobacco control policies at the local level.

The Administration will work with these groups to ensure the temporary ban is enforced while also increasing the availability of cessation resources and the capacity of the Massachusetts Smokers’ Helpline. The Helpline is a free and confidential service for individuals who seek help to end their tobacco use. The service includes specialized coaching, including behavioral health counseling and connection to local support groups. Over 9,000 individuals are served annually.

The Baker-Polito Administration has strengthened the Helpline’s robust outreach about nicotine replacement therapies so individuals who were previously vaping are not inadvertently steered to traditional cigarettes. Individuals who would like help seeking treatment are encouraged to call the Helpline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit makesmokinghistory.org.

Massachusetts has made significant progress over the past two decades in curbing youth and adult tobacco use. In 1996, the youth smoking rate was 36.7%. Today, the youth smoking rate is 6.4%. The adult smoking rate is also low, with just under 14% of adults using combustible tobacco products.

“Our priority is protecting the public health,” said Public Health Commissioner Bharel, MD, MPH. “The Governor’s actions today will help prevent more cases of this dangerous lung disease while getting people, especially young people, the help they need to quit.”

To further inform the public about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarette use, DPH is relaunching two public awareness campaigns aimed at educating parents and middle and high school-aged youth. “Different Products, Same Danger,” originally launched in April 2019, links the dangers of vaping to cigarette smoking, and was developed with the input and feedback from middle and high school students across the state. “The New Look of Nicotine Addiction,” originally launched in July 2018, seeks to spread the word that these high-tech products are harmful and contain nicotine which can damage a teenager’s developing brain and lead to addiction. More information on both campaigns is available at mass.gov/vaping and getoutraged.org. Materials are also available for download on the Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse website.

Over the next four months, the Administration will work closely with the Legislature, public health officials and other stakeholders to consider legislative and/or appropriate regulatory reforms.

For more information please visit: mass.gov/vapingemergency.  Click here to read a copy of the declaration.

In the Classroom:
  • Landscape: Students are preparing for their exhibits for Fall Show.

  • Arbor:Sophomores are learning the basics of tree climbing.

In Mr. Cook’s senior arbor class, students practiced more advanced tree climbing techniques.

Thanks to treestuff.com for sending some free goodies for the sophomore class

  • Arbor students working with Dighton DPW to relocate trees at animal science to Standish House. #BAPRIDE

  • Ocean Bowl

On Saturday, September 21, Ocean Bowl students participated in the International Coastal Cleanup and CoastSweep MA to help remove over 40 lbs of trash from Horseneck Beach in Westport. Thanks for keeping our environment clean and healthy!

From the Cafeteria: The vision of the food service department is to strive to improve the quality of life of our campus through implementation of sustainable practices. In our efforts to increase student and campus engagement in our sustainability efforts, we have implemented a “food-recycling” bucket, affectionately known as the “pig bucket.” Please support our efforts and throw all unwanted food into our recycle bucket, except meat or paper products.

Keep Our Animals Safe!
No Meat or Paper Products

Student Services:


Thank you all to have donated to the Hygiene Drive! Below is a picture of all the items we have collected to date. We still have ONE MORE WEEK for the Drive. Please bring in your donations to help the community! Thank you!

MSBA Update: Concrete footings were poured this week. We are building a strong foundation for our future!

Week Ahead-B Week
  • Monday, September 30
    • EXTENDS: 2:30-4:00 (Library)
    • Boys Soccer vs Wareham @ 3:30
    • Late bus @ 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 1
    • Late bus @ 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 2
    • Boys Soccer vs Old Colony @ 3:30
    • Late bus @ 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 3
    • EXTENDS: 2:30-4:00 (Library)
    • Volleyball vs Norfolk @ 3:30
    • Late bus @ 5:00 pm
  • Friday, October 4
    • Grades 9-11 Lifetouch Portraits
    • Girls Soccer vsUpper Cape @ 3:30
    • Late bus @ 5:00 pm

Thursday, September 26, 2019

  • 9/27: 5:00 late buses
  • 9/27: Lunch: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza Or Grab n Go Selections, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

  • 9/26: No 5:00 late buses
  • 9/26: Early Dismissal 11:47
  • 9/26: Lunch: Grilled Cheese H.M. Soup, Or Grab n Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

  • 9/25: No 5:00 late buses
  • 9/25: Lunch: Pasta Bar w/assorted sauces Or Grab n Go Options, Steamed Broccoli, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Monday, September 23, 2019

  • 9/24: 5:00 late bus
  • 9/24: Lunch: Tacos with Aggie Beef Or Grab n Go Options, Chipotle Corn, Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese, Salsa, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Friday, September 20, 2019

Aggie Weekly-September 20th

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

This week we were able to meet our families at Parent Open House night yesterday. It is always great to hear from our community how great our staff is at Bristol Aggie. We are fortunate to be a part of such a great school community.

Groundbreaking Ceremony: Today, marked our official groundbreaking for the future of Bristol Aggie. Even though construction started about a month ago, today marked the beginning of the next 100 years. Please see photos below from the event.

Master of Ceremonies, Board of Trustees President, Mr. Ken Raymond 

Superintendent Sands

Bristol County Commissioner and School Building Committee Chair, Mr. John Mitchell

State Treasurer Goldberg 

State Representative Haddad

State Senator Pacheco

Freedom’s Ring: At Thursday’s Parent Open House, freshman James Chiavaroli and his mother and author of Freedom’s Ring Heidi Chiavaroli stopped by the library to take a picture with her book which is in our circulation. Mrs. Chiavaroli signed our copy, which was later checked out by a student! What a great moment! #BAPride

College Visit: Our Guidance department has done an amazing job organizing colleges to visit Bristol Aggie throughout the year. Today, we had 2005 Bristol Aggie graduate Kim Tarvis, come to speak to students about opportunities at Suny Cobleskill, NY where she is now a professor for Animal Science. #BAPride

Arbor Firewood Sale: The arbor program will once again be selling firewood for our student account. It is the same $200/cord as last year and you must arrange to pick it up. We will load it for you but you must supply the vehicle. The average full size pickup bed holds roughly a half cord. Payment will be expected upon the acceptance of wood. Checks are preferred and can be made out to B.C.A.H.S with student arbor in the memo. Please direct all inquiries to Mr. Cook (SCook@bcahs.com). The wood is all seasoned and ready to burn this year. It is a mix of hardwood (mostly oak with some maple and cherry mixed in) that can be used for indoor stoves and fireplaces. The sale will be on a first come first serve basis.

In the Classroom:
  • Ag Mec: Ag Mec students built custom running engine stands and fuel tanks for our new diesel engines!

  • Ag Mec: Mason and Quinn were working with Slow Tools Engineer Mr. Barry Griffin on a design for their Fall Show project.

  • AP Literature: In Ms. Szurley's AP Lit class, students played Jenga on Thursday to answer questions about The Great Gatsby. They only had one group who was able to keep their tower standing all period!

Activities and Athletics:
  • Girls Soccer: On Monday, the girls soccer team hosted Southeastern. Even though it was a defeat for Bristol Aggie, the girls played with a lot of heart.

Please return emergency and General Information Forms.

*** At the bottom of the General Information Form is consent for medication, please fill this out if you consent to your child taking medication at school. Consent is needed for Ibuprofen (Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) as well. Thank you!

Week 5- MSBA Update: This week the work crew worked on the dirt road that will eventually connect the north and side campus. In addition, they continued to strip soil from the north side of the campus.

The Week Ahead-A Week
  • Monday, September 23
    • Morning Assembly
    • EXTENDS: 2:30-4:00 (Library)
    • Boys Soccer vs Coyle Cassidy 3:30
    • Late Bus @ 5:00
  • Tuesday, September 24
    • Faculty Meeting 2:40 (Library)
    • Volleyball vs Old Colony 3:30
    • Late Bus @ 5:00
    • School Building Committee 5:30 (Keith Hall)
    • Board of Trustees 7:00 (Keith Hall)
  • Wednesday, September 25
    • Boys Soccer vs Norfolk Aggie @ 3:30
    • Late Bus @ 5:00
  • Thursday, September 26-Early Dismissal (Professional Development)
    • Period 1: 8:10-9:00 (same)
    • Period 2: 9:02-9:52 (same)
    • Period 3: 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, September 27
    • Late Bus @ 5:00

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