Friday, October 15, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021, Weekly Administrative Update

 This blog focuses on sharing important information, classroom work, and photos taken throughout the week.


October 8, 2021

Dear BFA/NCTC Students and Families,

BFA/NCTC staff and admin are heartbroken and outraged at the recent racist events at BFA and surrounding schools. We wanted to have an outward show of support for our BIPOC students by holding a No Hate Rally at BFA/NCTC. This was organized by Nicole Schubert, advisor for the Social Justice Club. The event was also attended by interested students, many of which are part of the Social Justice Club. The signs were messages of hope for inclusion and equity for everyone. We hope the message is clear and powerful.

Warmly,

The BFA/NCTC Administration


Annual College Application Event:
Seniors joined their school counselors and classmates in the library on October 6th from 8 AM to 9:30 AM, for our annual College Application Event. Counselors were on hand to support the application process. 



Business Department News:













Mercury Update:
The Mercury is collaborating with The Messenger again this year to have their student writing published in The Messenger to reach a wider audience. This week, Teresa Collins’s Mercury article previewing BFA’s fall production of “Into the Woods” has been published in The Messenger: https://www.samessenger.com/schools/bfa-st-albans-students-to-perform-into-the-woods-in-november/article_39fa984a-276a-11ec-b197-4720a918357f.html  Kaylee McKenzie's article has also been published in The Messenger.


Journalism Class Visit:
Ben Heintz from VTDigger’s Underground Workshop, which works to collaborate with student journalists across the state of VT visited Mrs. Hebert’s journalism class to give a mini-lesson on reporting and quote usage in articles.


PE classes playing Hardack’s Disc Golf course:



Spirit Week Update:

Thanks for a fun SPIRIT WEEK!!

Congrats to the Senior class for winning the Spirit Award!

2nd place - Juniors

3rd place - Sophomores

4th place - Freshman


Congrats to the Court!

Seniors:
Justin Brown
Erika Hart
Ethan Mashtare

Juniors:
Emma Archambault
Gabe Laughlin
Jack Ford

Sophomores:
Shelby Royea
Caroline Bliss

Freshmen:
Jared Helms
Lila Dumont



Cereal Drive Update:

250 Cereal Boxes Collected!

PowderPuff Game Photos:





YEARBOOK DATES:

 

·         Senior shots due November 1st, 2021 (email to jparent@maplerun.org)

·         Senior PDAs due November 20th, 2021 (email to jparent@maplerun.org)

·         Online yearbook link:  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A08772600

·         For sale now until December 31st yearbook $50

·         For sale from January 1st-March 4th yearbook $55

·         Personalization available until January 28, 2022

 


Senior Communication:

October 12, 2021


Attention Seniors and Families:


We’re off to a great start to your senior year!


I wanted to recap what we currently have in the works:


  • September - Cap and Gown Forms were handed out at your Senior Class Meeting and by our Balfour Representative in the Cafeteria. If you have not completed this, please come see me. Payment will be due in June when you pick up your cap and gown ($23).

  • October - Please complete the Diploma Name Form that was sent to you last week no later than the end of November so that I may place the order for your diploma.

  • November - Senior photographs are due by November 1st to Mrs. Parent (email jparent@maplerun.org).


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 527-6400 or email me at tcallan@maplerun.org.


Sincerely,

Theresa Callan

Graduation Coordinator


Basketball Opportunities Prior to Tryouts:

Check out these Basketball opportunities that will be offered prior to tryouts.

Oct 16th:
Girls 7th - 12th grade 6:00 - 7:15

Oct 17th:
Girls 7th - 12th grade 5:45 - 7:00

Oct 23rd:
Girls 7th - 12th grade 1:30 - 2:45
High school boys 5:45 - 7:00, 7:15 - 8:30

Oct 24th:
Girls 7th - 12th grade 1:30 - 2:45
High school boys 5:45 - 7:00, 7:15 - 8:30

Oct 30th:
Girls 7th - 12th grade 1:30 - 2:45
High school boys 5:45 - 7:00, 7:15 - 8:30

Oct 31st:
Girls 7th - 12th grade 10:45 - 12:00
High school boys 12:15 - 1:30, 1:45 - 3:00

Nov 4th:
High school boys 6:00 - 7:15, 7:30 - 8:45

Nov 7th:
High school boys 4:00 - 5:15, 5:30 - 6:45

Nov 13th:
High school boys 3:00 - 4:15, 4:30 -5:45

Nov 14th:
High school boys 4:00 - 5:15, 5:30 - 6:45

Nov 20th:
High school boys 3:00 - 4:15, 4:30 -5:45

Nov 21st:
High school boys 4:00 - 5:15, 5:30 - 6:45


There is a cost to play in this off-season league, however, we have payment plans and scholarship opportunities available.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Tristan Menard
Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

BFA St Albans


Parenting & Technology:
Free workshop in November for parents regarding teens and technology use.




Friday, October 1, 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021, Weekly Administrative Update

This blog focuses on sharing important information, classroom work, and photos taken throughout the week.


National Honor Society Induction September 26th:













Save the Date:


Mercury Update:
Please click here to read recent Mercury articles:
 https://bfamercury.org/


Health Update:
The health office: We continue to receive vaccine attestation forms and are inputting this information into the student’s health chart. Keep them coming.  (Nurse Val)


Principles of Engineering:
Crane Strain project where students are studying how shapes and forces interact with one another.


STEAM Update:
Time lapse video of a student's artwork being cut in the laser as they learn about the connections between subtractive manufacturing and artistic design in STEAM class.

Science Class Work:

















Spirit Week

Monday - American Tradition Day - (Pictures taken during lunch.)




Tropical Tuesday





















Wednesday - Support a Cause Day:























Thursday - Class Colors



Friday - Green & Gold





















Homecoming Pep Rally:


















Cereal Drive:

















Powderpuff News:
POWDER PUFF GAME
MVU vs BFA
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021, 7pm at Collin Perley
Benefits Camp Ta Kum Ta, Jim Bashaw Cancer, and Catastrophic Fund, 
and a Jim Bashaw Scholarship at each school.

The BFA team heard from Shari Bashaw and Mike Campbell about their experiences with the Jim Bashaw Cancer and Catastrophic Fund and Camp Ta Kum Ta to prepare for why this event happens. Please come out to support them this Saturday, Oct 2 at 7pm at the Collins Perley Sports Complex!




Bobwhite Football 9/24/21:



Please come out to support the Bobwhites Football team this Friday, Oct 1 at 7pm at the Collins Perley Sports Complex for Homecoming!


Bobwhite Volleyball:
















Comet Volleyball:


Comet Soccer Senior Night 9/29/21:




Bobwhite Soccer Senior Night 9/28/21:

































Friday, September 24, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021, Weekly Administrative Update

This blog focuses on sharing important information and photos taken throughout the week.


Positivity, Acts of Kindness, and Willingness to Help others:

Congratulations to the #whatsyour17BFA raffle winners: Taro Ditch and Loghan Hughes!! Thanks for being such positive members of the BFA/NCTC community!


Isaac Sullivan - Wroclaw 2021 World Youth Championship - Bronze Winner:


Last month BFA Junior Isaac Sullivan competed in the 2021 World Youth Archery Championship held in Wroclaw, Poland. Isaac, one of the top under 18 archers in the world, competed in both the Individual Compound Cadet Men Individual Bronze Medal Match versus Shamai Yamrom of Israel and the Compound Cadet Men Team Gold Medal Match against India. Archers shoot at a target 50 meters away with the goal of hitting the 8cm diameter center ring. More information is available at  World Archery.


I promise you this 18-minute video of Isaac’s bronze medal match makes for riveting viewing. 


Brett Blanchard, Principal


Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/4aTwjISaPFY


Mercury Update:
Please click here to read recent Mercury articles: https://bfamercury.org/


Environmental Science:
On Wednesday, students participated in Bio Blitz, an outdoor education program organized by Lauren Weston, district manager of the Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation District, and Molly Managan, a Bellows Free Academy science teacher.




















Homecoming and Spirit Week Info:

1. CHECK OUT THE SPIRIT WEEK THEMES for next week. SHOW YOUR BFA SPIRIT/PRIDE  EVERY DAY.

2. PEP RALLY FRIDAY 10/1.   All classes will be competing for the SPIRIT AWARD.

3. CHECK OUT ALL THE GAMES NEXT WEEK  ****** CHECK THE COLOR THEME FOR THE GAME*****  WHITE****GOLD ***** GREEN & GOLD  

4. FRIDAY ---HOMECOMING GAME ***PARADE & HOMECOMING COURT****HALFTIME FIREWORKS****BONFIRE FOLLOWING THE GAME
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MORE INFO WILL BE SENT OUT REGARDING:  The Homecoming Parade and the Homecoming Court





AS PART OF SPIRIT WEEK, STUDENT COUNCIL AND INTERACT ARE RUNNING A CLASS CEREAL DRIVE COMPETITION!

BRING BOXES OF CEREAL WITH YOU TO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK AND PLACE THEM IN YOUR CLASS' DESIGNATED BIN AT THE CONNECTOR ENTRANCE.   

THE WINNING CLASS WILL RECEIVE SPIRIT WEEK POINTS TOWARD THE OVERALL TOTAL!

WE ARE HOPING TO DONATE 400 BOXES OF CEREAL THIS YEAR TO THE FOOD SHELF!!!!


Student Council and Interact - Cereal Drive:


















St. Albans Messenger Athletes of the Week:

Congratulations to Jadyn Walent, Messenger Sports Athlete of the Week!















Congratulations to Cole Montagne, Messenger Sports Athlete of the Week!


Spectator Comments from Friday Night Football:
"Once again, another FUN night with the student section at the stadium! I’m telling you, parents, you should be proud of your students; respectful, kind, fun…they were amazing! When a player for the other team went down hurt and they were in the middle of a cheer, they listened to the adults beside them (including me) to stop yelling, to be respectful of that player. Then clapped and cheered when he got up! They also stayed and cleaned up! I’m so impressed with them all and just had fun!! Thanks, kids!" -  Camlin Weston

Friday Night Football Fun:

























Cross Country:
BFA St. Albans boys win Burlington High School Invite; Jacob Tremblay takes first place.
























Comet Volleyball 9/20/21:
The Comet volleyball team swept Vermont Commons, winning all three sets.


Varsity Comets volleyball cheering on the JV team!

















Bobwhite Volleyball 9/22/21:



























Bobwhite Golf:
Senior Camden Piper
























Guidance Update:
The PSAT's will be administered at BFA on October 13, 2021. They will not be given at any other time this year at BFA.  Please feel free to reach out to the Guidance Department with any questions or concerns.




Food Services Update:


Yearbook Dates:

· Free personalization icons until September 17, 2021

· Personalization available until January 28, 2022

· For sale now until December 31st yearbook $50

· For sale from January 1st-March 4th yearbook $55

· Senior shots due November 1st, 2021 (email to jparent@maplerun.org)

· Senior PDAs due November 20th, 2021 (email to jparent@maplerun.org)

· Online yearbook link: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A08772600