Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
This week we hosted Lifetouch photos for picture day. The seniors and freshmen were able to take their photos on Monday, and we had to reschedule Tuesday’s photos to Friday. We were able to get a picture of everyone on site. It is imperative that we have these pictures taken so we can update PowerSchool with accurate information.
Have a Happy and Safe Halloween
COVID-19 Flowchart: We are continually reviewing our protocols and looking for opportunities to increase communication and understanding on how to react to this pandemic. We have adopted this flowchart from a nearby district which clearly communicates how to respond with COVID-19 symptoms, close contacts, etc. We appreciate everyone’s effort to keep our community safe. Please continue to be diligent with regards to health and safety. Everyone has a role to play in our school community. This virus does not follow any set of rules and does not discriminate. As we get closer to the holiday season, please continue to take responsibility for your own health and safety as well as the Bristol Aggie school community. If you are feeling sick, please stay home. In addition please avoid any social gatherings which could spread the disease among our school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school nurse, Ms. Anderson (EAnderson@bcahs.com).
Welcome Ms. Anderson: Last week we notified you of our nurse vacancy. We are pleased to announce Ms. Anderson to the Bristol Aggie Family! See below a short bio from Ms. Anderson
Ms. Anderson is excited to join the Bristol Aggie team as the School Nurse. Ms. Anderson believes that education is important but also equally important is the care and well-being of the students and staff. She is an alumnus of Brockton Hospital School of Nursing 2013 and earned her Bachelorette in Nursing from Curry College in 2016. She also attended Johnson & Wales University after high school where she earned an Associates in Business Management in 2006. Ms. Anderson has worked in the school setting for seven years with grades K-12 and thoroughly enjoys working with students and staff. She currently lives in West Bridgewater where she owns and operates a small farm. She raises beef cattle, a small herd of goats and enjoys every minute on the farm. Ms. Anderson looks forward to working with the Bristol Aggie family for many years to come and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Virtual Town Hall: On Thursday we hosted another Town Hall meeting where we took this opportunity to check in with students and families and gather feedback. We appreciate everyone’s diligence and safety in regards to remaining safe to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. Please remain vigilant, especially as the number of COVID cases continues to rise in Massachusetts and in Bristol County.
Quarter 2 Learning Plan: Every student must complete the Quarter 2 Learning Plan. You are opting for either full virtual or hybrid for the second quarter (November 23-January 29). At the end of each quarter we will send out another survey to ask if students want to switch.
In the Classroom:
Ag Mechanics: Ag Mechanics students working to assist in the install of the exhaust for the welding booths. #BAPride
Ag Mechanics: Our students are fortunate to have opportunities to bring in their own vehicle to troubleshoot issues with their teacher. #BAPride
Floriculture: Mrs. Chavaliers’s senior Flori students assembling and designing fall arrangements. #BAPride
Science: Ms. Perry teaches chemistry to our sophomores in the library, specifically how to solve for volume.
Math: Mr. Costa teaching conditional or biconditional definitions.
Math: In a normal year, this may seem strange. Whether students are in the classroom or not Mrs. Hoxie is teaching with the same enthusiasm
Large Animal Science: On Thursday, Ms. Gagne’s senior Equine Industry class hosted guest Randy Larivee from Horsemen’s Ltd. We purchased a driving harness and cart for our miniature horse Pip from Horsemen’s Ltd. and Randy was kind enough to come out and teach our students about fitting a harness and cart to a horse.
Large Animal Science:Ms. Gagne’s sophomore Equine Science students practiced their equine handling skills on Tuesday.
Small Animal Science: Ms. Blanchettes’s Senior Small Animal majors performed daily health checks on our reptiles, birds and small animals on Thursday. Daily handling of our animals is important for their social wellbeing (and ours too).
Small Animal Science: Ms. Blanchette’s sophomore Small Animal majors are practicing their grooming skills today on some staff dogs. Social distancing has changed up how we have to do things, but not what we do! Our sophomore students have participated in a COVID-19 Grooming safety training that they are putting to good use.
Firewood for Sale
As the year begins again, the arbor program will once again be selling firewood for our student account. All sales will be contactless and all customers must wear masks. 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.
Bristol Aggie PTO Apparel
BA Swag - The Bristol Aggie Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is pleased to announce the resumption of spirit wear sales. On the high school’s website, Parent Resources page, you can find the Bristol Aggie PTO and apparel links.
For those that do not have a student physically present at the school, the website site and delivery solution cannot currently be supported. The PTO maintains a small, physical inventory, but lacks volunteers to support robust physical apparel sales off school grounds. If interested in purchasing items, please contact the Apparel Orders and Questions - email@example.com. These would require coordination for you to pick up with our PTO team.
The PTO welcomes volunteers, particularly there is a need for an Apparel Coordinator(s) to help lead the website solution and expand apparel solutions. Our vision includes adapting new opportunities to serve the community that cannot utilize the new order fulfillment and distribution methods, managing our physical inventory and expanding the offerings. Please check us out https://sites.google.com/bcahs.com/bristol-aggie-pto/home
Matthew Leihton, PTO President
Weekends are the perfect time for shopping, right? We think so too! And that's why our online book fair has been extended through midnight on Sunday, November 1st.
Shop online now for home delivery: JLG@Home Book Fair.
Support our school while you snag great selections for your JLG home libraries or as gifts for loved ones. Thank you for helping us with our goal; contributions and proceeds raised will enable us to display an excellent selection of books in our new library/learning commons space in 2021!
This week’s #RealityvsRendering
The Week Ahead:
Monday, November 2
Gym: Sophomores 2nd period
Tuesday, November 3- No school (Teacher Professional Development Day)
Wednesday, November 4
All students Virtual: We will be using this day to deep clean the campus
Juniors 6th period
Seniors 7th period
Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7:00 pm (Keith Hall)
Thursday, November 5
Friday, November 6