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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 Wednesday April 14, 2021- all Students Virtual Learning

 Thursday April 15, 2021

  • 4/15: Lunch: Asian Chicken Stir Fry, Brown Rice, Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruits.
  Friday April 16, 2021
  • 4/16: Lunch: Stuffed Crust Pizza or Fish Sandwich, Seasoned Green Beans, Grab and Go Options, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruits.



                                   🌺  Spring Recess from April 19-23!🌺

Monday, April 12, 2021

 12/13: All Students in Person

 12/13: Lunch: Rosie's Mac & Cheese, Or Plain Pasta, Roasted Broccoli, Grab and Go Options, Fresh 

Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruits. 

 April 12, 2021 - All In Person

4/12: Lunch: Crispy Chicken, French Fries, Carrots, Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruits.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Aggie Weekly- April 9th

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

This week was the end of Quarter 3, which means that freshmen were placed into their voags.  We look forward to welcoming them into their new majors on Monday for another opportunity to explore their future.  We want to remind everyone that on Monday, we will be welcoming back all of our in-person students.  Have a great weekend!


Monday Starts our Increase to In-Person Learning Plan


New Lunch Schedule







MCAS Update 1: Last Friday April 1st, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sent the following press release:


Malden – Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeffrey C. Riley announced today he will recommend to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education they modify the state graduation requirements for the Class of 2022. If approved, this year’s 11th graders will not be required to take the MCAS test. 

 

With the Board’s approval, the Commissioner’s recommendation will modify the competency determination (CD) requirement in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics for students in the Class of 2022 in recognition of the missed testing opportunities when schools were closed last spring. As a result, the upcoming administration of the MCAS, scheduled to open on May 3, will no longer be required for current 11th graders.

 

Current juniors and seniors may still take the test this spring to qualify for the Adams Scholarship and Koplik Certificate of Mastery. Juniors who do not participate this spring will be able to test for scholarships during the retest period in fall 2021.

 

Due to this information, I am reaching out to all Juniors and their families to see if students are interested in taking the MCAS this spring to still be able to qualify for the Adams Scholarship and Koplik Certificate of Mastery.  


Students are asked to fill out this google form so the school can account for students that are still interested in taking the MCAS test.   The dates below are the dates that students can take the MCAS test.

 


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out by email at BHiggins@bcahs.com or by phone at 508-669-6744


Sincerely,

Brian Higgins


MCAS Update 2:

Good Afternoon Virtual Students and Parents,

 

Recently the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education had notified schools that the class of 2022 is no longer required to take both the ELA and Mathematics MCAS in order to graduate.  Due to this we have adjusted some of the dates that MCAS will be offered at Bristol County Agricultural High School.

Freshmen: 

Biology MCAS: June 7&8th, make up date of June 9th

Sophomore:

ELA MCAS: May 3rd&4th, Make up date of May 6th.

Mathematics MCAS: May 17th&18th, Make up date of May 20th.

Junior: OPTIONAL

ELA MCAS: May 7th&10th, Make up date of May 11th.(optional)

Mathematics MCAS: May 13th&14th, Make up date of May 21st.(optional)

 


Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Mr. Higgins

Assistant Principal

BHiggins@bcahs.com



Attention Seniors!

Bristol County Agricultural High School

Parent Teacher Organization

2021 Senior Essay Contest


Topic: With almost every part of your high school experience changed, from what you imagined entering as a freshman to graduating a senior during a pandemic, write a personal statement about your high school years. Altered plans and changed people, exploring unexpected new directions, how do you see your Bristol Aggie experiences shaping you for years to come?


Award: $200 for first place and $100 for second place 


Essay Criteria:

Essays will be judged upon the content of the paper. However, as in life, presentation will be noticed.


Other Criteria:

  • Two-page minimum

  • Double spaced

  • Size 14 font

  • One-inch margin top and sides

  • Indent the line of each paragraph

  • Write your name and the date on a cover page. Do not put your name/identifying names on any other page.

  • If your paper has a title, type it in the center of the first line. Double space twice to begin your essay.

  • Use easy to read fonts such as Times New Roman.


Submission Date:

Essays must be e-mailed to Mr. Johnson (cjohnson@bcahs.com) by 2:30 pm on Friday, April 16th. There is NO exception to this deadline.


All submissions become the property of Bristol County Agricultural High School and may be used for recruitment purposes.


Award Date:

Academic Awards Night

Thursday, May 27th, 2021


The winner will be invited to read their essay at Academic Awards Night.



Flori in the Real World!

Ms. Szurley got married on April 3 in a very small backyard ceremony. She is endlessly grateful to the Flori department and students for helping to make this day beautiful and special. As a graduate of the Flori program at Bristol Aggie, having the opportunity to work with her students in this capacity meant so much. 


Thank you to Sabrina Sheldon, Elizabeth Soares, Brianna Vega, Emma See, Ursula Ballou, Rachel Jones & Bee Thompson for all their hard work & to Mrs. Fornari and Mrs. Chevalier for helping to make it happen! It meant the world to Ms. Szurley.



  • ELA: On Thursday in Mrs. Coderre’s senior ELA class students debated, “Was Thoreau a patriot or a traitor?”  









Bristol Aggie Spring Book Fair    (click the link to begin browsing)                                                                                         Running now through  04/18/21 

Pick up some quality reading for the beach --  a perfect “low-tech” solution to help you unwind this summer!  Every purchase helps our school.  Selections for grades K-12 & Adult Crossover. Thank you for your support!



Scholarships 2020-2021

Reminder to check the Scholarships sheet weekly. New scholarships are added often! 

BA Scholarship

It is that time of the year, Bristol County Agricultural High School is releasing their application for several scholarship opportunities. This one form will put your student in the running for multiple scholarships that are only available to BA seniors! That means they will only be against their classmates and not the general public. This application is a simple form and will take only a few minutes to complete. Please be accurate with the information you are reporting on the form. In addition to filling out the electronic from, it must be electronically signed by a parent/guardian and the student. The student must also submit a copy of a letter of acceptance to the school they plan on attending, if they are already listed on the Senior Acceptances list then we already have their letter of acceptance and do not need another copy from them. If we do not have a letter please submit a photocopy, picture or forward it to Ms. Kochan in Student Services. The form and letter of acceptance must be submitted by the end of the day, April 16. 

If the materials and application are not submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 you will not be considered in the running for any of the scholarships. Please email Ms. Kochan -  with any questions!

The link to apply is here: BA Scholarship Application - students can only access the form using their Bristol Aggie email address.


Bristol Community College On-Site Admissions for Seniors

We will be hosting an On-Site Admissions for Bristol Community College on Monday, April 12 from 8:30-1:45. This is an opportunity for students who have not yet applied to Bristol Community College but would like to. Once you fill out the Google form below you must fill out the attached application form and the student records release request form and give to Ms. Kochan to hold onto. 

On-Site Admissions allows you to meet with an admissions counselor virtually and have them review your application to Bristol Community College. Once they are done they will send you an acceptance letter on the spot! This takes less than 15 minutes and requires nothing but the completed application and student records release form from you. If you have already applied to BCC then you cannot participate in the On-Site Admissions.

There is NO fee to participate in the On-Site Admissions so disregard the application fee on the application form.

Steps to participate in On-Site Admissions:

1. Sign Up Here

2. Print out and complete BCC Application

3. Fill out Records Release Form (*if you are 18 or older you do not need a parent signature on the Application or Records Release Request Form)

4. Return BCC Application to Ms. Kochan in Student Services

5. Wait for the email to confirm appointment time (we will email students by 4/9)

 

Job Opportunities 

New Agricultural & Environmental Jobs are added weekly to our school website! Full-time, part-time and summer employment! Link below: 

Job Postings



Students and Guardians:


Bethany Sangler is a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University. She contacted Bristol Aggie requesting to survey our school community. She is conducting research for her thesis regarding the skilled labor gap in Massachusetts and Vocational High Schools role in it. Bethany has also agreed to share her results with Bristol Aggie and in our attempt at always improving our curriculum, admissions program and brand, we agreed to pass along her request. If inclined, please complete the survey at the link below which is contained in Bethany's message. 

My name is Bethany Spangler, and I am a Construction Management student at Southern New Hampshire University.

I am currently working on my thesis project for the Honors Program. The thesis I have chosen is focused on the skilled labor gap within Massachusetts and how Student and Parent/Guardian perception of vocational high schools' effects this. The same survey will be completed by both students and parent/guardians and discusses questions such as why they chose to attend a vocational school and if they are happy with their decision.

There is no personal identifying information in either of these two surveys, as it is completely confidential. This survey has been approved by the SNHU IRB Board, which means that the study that I am conducting meets all of the requirements for human research. The survey contains the necessary consent waiver as the first question

Survey Link:

https://snhu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7PeLqsDJGDq8QM5


The Week Ahead: 


Activities and Athletics

Any student who may wish to participate in Spring sports please return up to date physicals and immunization records to Ms. Anderson our school nurse. Her office is located on the main floor in the CSE building room # 2111. All physicals must be current to participate. If you have any question please contact Ms. Anderson at Ext 2111 or by email eanderson@bcahs.com

  • Sports Pictures on Monday ONLY

  • Drama Club: Please help the Drama Club raise some "dough" with their Papa Gino's Pizza Fundraiser! If you are in the Fall River area over April vacation, take a minute to enjoy some pizza and support the drama club! See attached flyer for more information, or Ms. Couto in room 2202 with any questions!

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George Gilbert Chapter

Bristol County Agricultural High School



On April 1, 2021 The National Honor Society donated over 2,000 products to the Fall River Deaconess Women's Shelter. The items consisted of  hand sanitizer, feminine products, masks, disinfectant products, soaps, toothbrushes , make up, nail polish, socks,  crocs, art supplies, games, puzzles, notebooks, coloring books, Wii consoles, Wii accessories, Wii games and so much more! The National Honor Society could not have such an amazing donation without the help of all who donated! Thank you all so much for making a difference in our community!



MSBA Update: Over the last week, the demolition of the Small Animal Science building was completed for the new robotic dairy barn.  Stay tuned for more information.  



Our outdoor amphitheater was getting some finishing touches this work adding loam and trees to the landscape . Looking forward to hosting events like our Spring Play on May 22nd! #BAPride


The Week Ahead:

  • Monday, April 12

    • EXTENDS 2:45-4:30 

      • In-Person with Mr. McKeen and Ms. Szurley (RM 2303): 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

    • Open Field Spring Sports: 2:30-4:30

    • Late Bus @ 4:30

  • Tuesday, April 13

    • EXTENDS 2:45-4:30 

      • In-Person with Mr. McKeen and Ms. Szurley (RM 2303): 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

    • Open Field Spring Sports: 2:30-4:30

    • Late Bus @ 4:30

    • Virtual Town Hall @ 5:00 pm via zoom (check email for details)

    • School Building Committee @ 5:00 pm (Keith Hall)

    • Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7:00 pm (Keith Hall)

  • Wednesday, April 14- All students Virtual

    • Assembly @ 9:05

    • PTO Meeting @ 7:00 pm (Virtual)

      • For the meeting link and credentials to join, please email bristolaggiemapto@gmail.com

  • Thursday, April 15

    • EXTENDS 2:45-4:30 

      • In-Person with Mr. McKeen and Ms. Szurley (RM 2303): 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

    • Open Field Spring Sports: 2:30-4:30

    • Late Bus @ 4:30

  • Friday, April 16


Spring Break: Monday, April 19-April 23- Please be safe and continue to social distance to protect our school community





  Wednesday April 14, 2021 - all Students Virtual Learning   Thursday April 15, 2021 4/15 : Lunch: Asian Chicken Stir Fry, Brown Rice, Grab ...