Our Calendar

Thursday, November 21, 2019


  • 11/22: No 5:00 late buses
  • 11/22: Lunch: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza, Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza,Or Grab n Go Options, Mixed Vegetable,Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


  • 11/21: No 5:00 late buses
  • 11/21: Lunch: HOLIDAY DINNER Roasted Turkey Or Grab n Go Options, Mashed Potato, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Fruit Crisp, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


  • 11/20: 5:00 late buses
  • 11/20: Lunch: Pasta Bar w/assorted sauces “Aggie” meat sauce Or Grab n Go Options, Steamed Broccoli, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Monday, November 18, 2019


  • 11/19: No 5:00 late buses
  • 11/19: Lunch: Tacos w/ Aggie Beef Or Grab n Go Options, Lettuce, Tomato & cheese, Salsa Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Friday, November 15, 2019

Aggie Weekly-November 15th




Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
     Last week we released Term 1 grades and we hope that you had a chance to view them on PowerSchool (see directions below). This week we were able to meet with several parents at our annual Parent-Teacher Conferences and discuss Term 1 grades and plans for students to be successful. If you did not have a chance to attend, please do not hesitate to contact our amazing staff.












Attention Parents: Stay updated with your student’s grades- If you haven’t done so already, we strongly encourage you to create a login. See directions below.

Introduction

PowerSchool's Parent Portal is a tool specifically developed for parents and students that integrates into the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS). At Bristol County Agricultural High School we are committed to student success. With the PowerSchool Parent Portal, students and parents will have live access to grades. Our staff is committed to updating the portal every 2 weeks to ensure that you are up to date with your child’s academics. We strongly encourage families to utilize this feature to ensure that your child does not fall behind and meets expectations. If you have any questions on how to access the portal, please contact jcosta@bcahs.com with any questions.

Let’s Get Started

To get started, you must create your PowerSchool account and link your child(ren) to it.


Creating Your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account

Before you can log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you will need to create your account and link your child(ren) to it. You should have received a letter from Bristol Aggie with your child's Access ID and Access Password. This information is needed to link a child to your account. If you do not have this information, contact the Main Office at 508-669-6744.



NOTE: The Access ID and Access Password for your child should be protected. Only provide this information to individuals who need to monitor your child’s progress.








Create Parent Account

Creating an account requires 2 steps: 1. creating your parent/guardian account and 2. linking student to the account.






Enter the following information:

  • First Name – Your first name.
  • Last Name – Your last name.
  • Email Address – Your email address (must be unique). • Username – Your desired username (must be unique).
  • Password – Your desired password (must be at least 8 characters).
If you choose an email address or username that is already in use, the system will alert you when you submit the page and ask you to choose another.

The email address MUST be unique. If Parents/Guardians share the same email address, you should only set up one parent access account and you can only login and access one at a time. If you have different email addresses you can set up another account with that email address.

Your password must be at least 8 characters long. The system will indicate your password strength. Please try to use a password that is "Strong" or "Strongest"

Link Students to Account

This section requires that the information for at least one student be provided. The Access ID and the Access Password should have been provided to you in a separate letter. They are case sensitive and must be entered exactly as indicated in the letter.






Enter the following information:

  • Student Name – The name of the student in "First Last" format.
  • Access ID – The student's Access ID from the PowerSchool Parent Access letter.
  • Access Password – The student's Access Password from the PowerSchool Parent Access letter.
  • Relationship – Your relationship to the student. Choose a value from the drop-down menu.
Continue adding additional students. You should have received a separate PowerSchool Parent Access letter for each student in your family. The credentials for each student are unique and should be kept private.



When you've finished, press the "Enter" button.



Account Successfully Created!







If everything is correct, you will be returned to the sign in screen. Enter your Username and Password you just created to start using your new account.


Common Account Creation Errors

If there are any problems, PowerSchool will indicate the error and ask you to correct the problem. Common errors include: failure to complete all fields, entering an email address or username that is already associated with another account, or entering an incorrect student access ID or password.

Remember that access ID's and passwords are case sensitive; please enter them exactly as indicated in the letter.

When an entry error occurs, you will need to re-enter any information that was not entered correctly. Also, for security reasons, you will need to re-enter all passwords.




Switch Students

Once you've signed-in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you can easily switch between the students in your family. A button will appear in the upper-left corner of the screen for each student that has been linked to your account.



Forgot Your Password?

If you forget your password, you can request a password reset from the system at any time. Just click the "Having trouble signing in?" link on the Parent Sign-in page.





Fill in your Username and Email Address. The system will authenticate your information and send you a security token with instructions on how to reset your password.

It is important to note that the security token sent is only good for 30 minutes. If you do not reset the password in the allotted time, you will need to repeat the process.

In the Classroom

  • Library/College Presentation: University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) Presentation
Steve Clavett, East Coast admissions representative for the University of Northwestern Ohio, College of Applied Technologies, spent time giving a detailed presentation to Mr. Medeiros’ junior agricultural mechanics students on Tuesday November 12th.

The presentation focused on their COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES which offers the following programs:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Technology Supervision
  • Robotics and Automation Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • High Performance Motorsports Technology
  • Alternate Fuels Technology
  • Agricultural Equipment Technology
  • HVAC/R Technology
Mr. Clavett enthusiastically conveyed how students can earn the degrees, learn the skills, and acquire resources that lead to the careers of their dreams. Mr. Clavett emphasized that students receive real-world education from day one. He enhanced the presentation by sharing with them stories of successful business owners and operators who use their learned skills to earn a good living because their work is in high-demand. Mr. Clavett is proud of the fact that 83% of College of Applied Technology graduates are employed or continuing their education (based on recent surveys).

In particular, he brought to light for the students the many advantages that UNOH has to offer such as their state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on experience, and career opportunities.

Their website sums it up nicely: “UNOH will give you the power to do big things and we provide this power by delivering accredited academics at an affordable price with small classes, a rich campus environment, industry relationships, and so much more!”

UNOH offers other degrees and programs, and its list of degrees and programs is extensive. Bristol Aggie has matriculated students in the past to UNOH who have had good success.





Ag Mech: On Friday, Ag Mechanics students were working on their projects. #BAPRIDE





US History: Ms. Reilly is implementing the new technology with a surface and the interactive TV to increase student engagement. Nice work! #BAPRIDE

Flori: Today in Flori, Sean prepared and read a speech to his classmates. #BAPRIDE

Junior Floriculture: Students visited A Touch of Grace Florist in Dartmouth this week to learn more about running a flower shop from owner Chris Pinhancos.


NRM: Juniors in Ms. Couto's class were learning about townships and how to locate them on a map using their unique codes. We played Battle-(Town)-ship (a game very similar to battleship) where students had to correctly locate their opponents townships before they found theirs!







GSA: On Thursday prior to Parent-Teacher Conferences, the GSA sponsored a “Supporting our LGBTQ+ Loved Ones Family Night” by James Shultis. We are always looking for opportunities to create a supportive and welcoming environment for our school community.




Bristol Aggie Educational Foundation

The Bristol Aggie Educational Foundation, Inc is beginning it's 2019-2020 grant cycle. This grant is for students enrolled in Bristol County Agricultural High School. Funds from this grant can be used for expansion of knowledge related to your chosen field, equipment and/or software. If purchasing equipment, focus on requesting funds to purchase capital items (things that you will use year after year and don’t need to be re-purchased or items that expire/diminish) and that will sustain in the future.The maximum grant award will be in the sum of $3,000. The application selection process is highly competitive with many more applicants than available grants so submit early and do your best work. Grant recipients are announced in mid-January.

The Foundation grant committee evaluates each application, which must be submitted online and show that the project fits in a Plant Science, Animal Science, Natural Resource Management or Agricultural Mechanics pathways or be aligned with a Bristol Aggie club or organization. You can view the judging rubric at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Mx3OuZ6QFeMOSokpvTPaeDUsaG9q7d0R

All applications must be submitted electronically, through Google Docs. The Budget Form and Signature Approval Page must be passed into the Main Office by the close of school on December 20, 2019.

Grant will be released on November 18, 2019 via email.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. VanRotz at rvanrotz@bcahs.com.

Cafeteria:

Please join the cafeteria in our traditional holiday dinner on Thursday, November 21st during lunch periods. We will also be reserving a table for adults. Cost of lunch is $3.00 for students. $4.00 for adults. Free and reduced rates apply.




MSBA Update: This week the construction crew continued foundations at Building

A for the Center for Science and Environment. They also continued underground utilities (sewer and drainage) at new farm road and completed excavation and prep for cistern. See updated schematic below and the drone aerial pictures.




The Week Ahead A Week

  • Monday, November 18
    • Assembly (Gym)
    • EXTENDS @ 2:30 (Library)
  • Tuesday, November 19
    • Dept Meetings @ 2:30
    • SEPAC Meeting @ 6:00 (Library)
  • Wednesday, November 20
    • Fall Advisory Meeting @ 6:00 (Departments)
  • Thursday, November 21
    • EXTENDS @ 2:30 (Library)
  • Friday, November 22
    • Fire and Ice @ 4:00 (Pole Barn)

  • 11/18: No 5:00 late buses
  • 11/18: A Week
  • 11/18: Lunch: Brunch Bar  Choice of Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast Sticks, Bagels Scrambled Eggs, Ham and Home fries, Warmed Cinnamon Apples, or Grab n Go Options Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Thursday, November 14, 2019


  • 11/15: No 5:00 late buses
  • 11/15: Cheesy Bread Sticks w/marinara sauce, Or Grab n Go Options, Steamed Carrots, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


  • 11/14: Early Release dismissal time 11:47
  • 11/14: No 5:00 late buses
  • 11/14: Lunch: Salad Works! Create Your Own, Asst. lettuce, chicken & toppings, Or Grab n Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


  • 11/13: 5:00 late buses
  • 11/13: Lunch: Rosie’s Mac & Cheese Or Plain Pasta, Grab n Go Options, Peas, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Friday, November 8, 2019

Aggie Weekly- November 8th




Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

We wanted to notify parents that Term 1 grades are updated in PowerSchool.  Please check your child's PowerSchool.  If you have any questions with access, please contact Mr. Costa (jcosta@bcahs.com.) with any questions. 


This week our students had Tuesday off, so our faculty could receive professional development. We are always working hard to improve our craft to better prepare students for the 21st century. This week our students were honored for their hard work during Fall Show. During Fall Show Awards ceremony, we did ask students to reflect on Veteran’s Day and to reach out to a neighbor, family member, friend, or relative who served in the military to thank them for their service. 

This year marks 101 years since the signing of the armistice to stop the fighting during World War I. The armistice was signed on the 11th month, on the 11th day, and at the 11th hour, which marked a victory for the Allied Forces. We would like to THANK all of our service men and women who every day put their lives on the line to ensure that each of us are safe.



We would like to thank the Veterans from Bristol Aggie:

  • Mr. Joe Mendonsa, United States Navy
  • Mr. James Costa, United States Army/United States Air Force
  • Mr. Daniel Bence, United States Marine Corps
BA Excellence: On Tuesday, Ms. Costa and Ms. Eddlem were recognized for going above and beyond and received the BA Excellence Award. Congrats!












Congratulations NRM: the Bristol Aggie NRM program is featured in the recent issue of the Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine. See articles below.






In the Classroom
  • Landscape: Juniors and Seniors teamed up to cover the hoop houses in our container nursery to protect the plants for the winter. An increase in production as well as a donation of surplus plants from Walmart resulted in the need to cover three houses for the first time in several years.




Introduction to Agriculture:

Last week freshman group 7 utilized Pear Deck to enhance their learning of a unit about their digital footprint. Aiden Sarrazin eagerly used the touch screen to go over the learning objectives. 

What is Pear Deck, you might ask?  “Pear Deck Slides give teachers the ability to engage and assess every student in every seat.”  A teacher achieves this by projecting the material onto the students’ individual devices; the students, in turn, are able to write, sketch, drag objects, and answer questions, etc. to show their responses and demonstrate their learning. These interactive slides let every student participate and respond to Mrs. Noel’s prompts right from their own devices!


Student Services:




Landscaping
100 cans of cranberry sauce

Attention Parents: Please let us know how we can help!





Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Presentation for Parents Thursday November 14th @ 5pm

Would you like to learn more about transgender and gender non-conforming youth? James Shultis (https://jamesshultis.com/) will be coming to present on this topic and answer your questions on Thursday November 14th at 5pm in the Auditorium. Open to parents, students, and teachers. They will be giving a 30-45 minute presentation and then will be available to answer any questions you might have on this topic.

Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler:

Parent-Teacher conferences are next week- Thursday, November 14th

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE PORTAL

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Today, October 30th, the online portal is now open that will allow parents and guardians to set up conferences with teachers. Please take note this is not PowerSchool parent portal for grades. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, November 14th. Like last year we will have two different meeting times to accommodate more parents to visit with teachers. The first meeting time will be from 12:30-2:30 and the second from 6:00-8:00 pm. The sign-ups for parent teacher conferences will work the same as last year, as you will need to register to see a teacher through this portal. Please have your student schedule with teacher names available so you can book your appointments. All appointments are 8 minutes in duration. Please do not book appointments back to back since you need to leave time for you to travel from room to room.

Here are the directions to sign up for parent teacher conferences: If you completed this last year, you can use your same username (your email) and password (if you forgot, click “forgot password.”)
1) Go to: http://www.ptcscheduling.com/app/login.asp?HID=87625215





2) Register by completing YOUR (not your child’s) First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and Password (twice). Click Register. (If you already completed this last year, your student name should appear)

3) Go back to http://www.ptcscheduling.com/app/login.asp?HID=87625215 and log in with your email and password.

4) Select Add and Edit Children to enter your child’s names in.








5) Once you have added your children, select Schedule inside the box where it says “Current Child on File.”




6) Select Conference Date “11/15/2018” and then select ALL the Teachers you would like to meet with. Select Submit.




7) Check off one time for each teacher that you previously selected when you are available. Do not book times back to back since you need to consider the time it takes to move between classrooms. After you have checked off your times, select Home at the top of the screen.








8) Select Schedule Conferences again. This time select print/email to verify and have a record of the conferences you scheduled.








** If you plan on participating in a winter sport, please make sure Physical Exams are up to date.

** Continue to bring in updated Physicals and Consent for Medication forms.

** Physicals are only good for 13 months. Please get you Physicals up to date.

Thanks!!


MSBA Update: Work activities included: Substantially completed foundations at CSE Area B, continue foundations at Building A; continue relocation of farm road; continue excavation of Cistern; Began sewer pipe replacement work at Center St.




The Week Ahead B Week

  • Monday, November 11- No School- Veteran’s Day
  • Tuesday, November 12
    • Assembly (Gym)
    • Board of Trustees @ 7:00 (Keith Hall)
  • Wednesday, November 13
    • Late bus @ 5:00 pm
    • School Council @ 6:00 pm
    • PTO Meeting @ 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 14
    • 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
    • Parent-Teacher Conference (See directions above)
      • 12:30-2:30
      • 6:00-8:00
    • 5:00 pm Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Presentation and Q & A for parents and students in the auditorium
  • Friday, November 15

11/22: No 5:00 late buses 11/22: Lunch: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza, Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza,Or Grab n Go Options, Mixed Vegetable,F...