Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
We had our first snow day of 2020-2021 this week. In the future we hope to incorporate virtual learning days to ensure that instruction and learning continues. We hope that everyone was safe during the storm. Please take notice of the updated calendar (3 weeks virtual for students) below which was discussed at the Virtual Town Hall. See below for more details.
Bristol Aggie’s First Virtual Assembly: We had some technical difficulties as we were not able to host all of our students and staff. We believe we have fixed this issue and we should be all set for our next assembly on Wednesday, December 23rd at 8:15.
Virtual Town Hall:
After School Clubs/Activities to resume after break: We are excited to bring back clubs and activities after break. If you are interested in any of the clubs below, please contact the advisor.
BRISTOL AGGIE AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS 2020-2021
Archery - a club where students of all skill levels can come to enjoy Archery with other students. (Mr. Surdi-GSurdi@bcahs.com)
Beekeeping – Keep bees and process honey (Mr. Surdi-GSurdi@bcahs.com)
Class Officers – Class officers represent a single class (9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade and 12th grade). Each class has a group of class officers that are made up of a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Class officers help organize class activities and fundraisers. (Class Advisors are as follows:
Freshmen – OPEN
Sophomore – Mrs. Hamel (MHamel@bcahs.com)
Junior – Ms. Costa KCosta@bcahs.com)
Senior – Ms. Reilly-KReilley@bcahs.com)
Drama – The goal of Drama club is to enable students to gain an appreciation for the arts and to participate in dramatic activities. (Ms. Couto-SCouto@bcahs.com)
Drill Team (try outs are necessary) – A group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers. (Mrs. Bosworth-CBosworth@bcahs.com)
Extends Program – An after school academic support program that offers two teachers to assist students in receiving academic help in their classes. It is also an environment that allows students to make up tests and do their homework in a supervised setting. – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Library (Mr. Braga (Kbraga@bcahs.com)
In-Person with Ms. Szurley (library): Students will need to sign up ahead of time by clicking here
Virtual with Mrs. Kazijian (via Google meet): Students will need to sign up ahead of time by clicking here
FFA - FFA is a national student run organization that focuses on premier leadership, personal growth and career success. It is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture, leadership and furthering their knowledge in specific agricultural areas. (Ms. Blanchette-LBlanchette@bcahs.com /Mrs. VanRotz-RVnarotz@bcahs.com)
GSA Club - Genders and Sexualities Alliance provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, and talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. (Ms. Szurley-HSzurley@bcahs.com)
Geek Club - The Geek Club is a place for students to share their common interests. Examples include: Doctor Who, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokemon, Star Wars, Anime, Writing, Drawing, and many others. All are welcome! (Mr. Johnson-CJohnson@bcahs.com)
National Honor Society - The National Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization that honors and supports scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Membership is by invitation only for students that meet this criteria. (Mrs. Chevalier-DChevalier@bcahs.com)
Peer Mentor Program - Freshmen students are mentored by an upperclassmen for support, encouragement, and goal setting as they begin their high school career. (Mrs. Boudreau-BBoudreau@bcahs.com)
Student Council – This group of students help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the student and staff population. They often also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, helping people in need and school reform. (Ms. Szurley-HSzurley@bcahs.com/Ms. Reilly-KReilley@bcahs.com)
Yearbook Committee – Students assist with the collection and management of school photos from various student activities and events. Students also organize student information pertaining to their senior yearbook. (Ms. Reilly-KReilley@bcahs.com)
Holiday Break-Thursday, December 24-Friday, January 1, 2021
Extends will be offered virtually and in person on January 25th for Freshman and Seniors and January 26th for Sophomores and Juniors.
Western New England University, Springfield, MA
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Western New England University, Springfield, MA
The National FFA Scholarship application is open! Visit the scholarship website to access the application and resources. The application deadline is Jan. 14, 2021. Specific resources for Students & Parents. There are even videos this year for students on how to complete the application. Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions that we receive during the scholarship period.
Where can I find information on how to find your FFA ID?
Click HERE for a helpful resource.
I am having issues logging in with my membership ID.
Contact your FFA Advisor
I am having trouble with the National FFA Scholarship Application.
There are several options for assistance:
Call scholarship support, 855-332-2577
Email FFA@applyISTS.com (Allow 48 business hours for a response.)
Text 615-777-3750 with your name, the words “FFA Scholarships” and your question.
Response during business hours only; please allow two business hours for a response.
Utilize the green HELP button on the bottom right-hand side of the application and choose how you would like to receive assistance.
Students must utilize one of the various methods noted above to receive assistance. Also, please submit only one request for help. Submitting multiple requests through the various channels only slows down the response time for answering their questions.
LAST DAY TO DONATE TO THE TOY DRIVE
Can’t drop off a toy? Donate via our Paypal link!
In the Classroom:
Arbor: On Monday, Mr. Cook's senior arbor students learned climbing tactics inside before they went outside to learn. #BAPride
Teamwork in Plant Science-with the storm approaching, arbor students and flori students jumped into action to assist the landscape students to cover the hoop houses. So proud!
The Large Animal juniors are working on halter breaking the dairy heifers.
#RealityvsRendering photo was taken on Wednesday before the snow storm
The Week Ahead:
Monday, December 21
Gym: Sophomores 2nd period
Tuesday, December 22
Gym: Freshman 2nd period
Wednesday, December 23- All students Virtual: Early Release
Period 1: 8:10-8:50 (same)
8:15: Morning Assembly- remain in your 1st period. Your teachers will cast the Zoom meeting
Period 2: 9:00-9:40 (same)
Period 3: 9:50-10:30 (same)
Period 4: 10:35-11:15 (CHANGE)
Dismissal at 11:15