Friday, December 2, 2022

Friday, December 2, 2022, Weekly Administrative Blog

 This blog shares important information, classroom and cocurricular work, and photos throughout the week.

Upcoming Events

BFA Experience
Monday, December 5th

Mental Health Monday
December 5th

Career Connections Presentation with AmCare Ambulance Services

December 7th

Students, On Wednesday, December 7th, during Enrichment, BFA and NCTC will be hosting a career connections presentation with AmCare Ambulance Services. During the presentation,  representatives from the company will discuss job types in the organization, typical responsibilities of the different job types, and what makes a good job candidate/employee. They will also cover what kind of opportunities are available for high school students, recent graduates, as well as individuals who have experience in the field. If you are interested in HEALTH CARE, ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY, PUBLIC SAFETY, and/or EMERGENCY MEDICINE please attend!  Please sign up to attend this on Flextime Manager by searching for the event called “Career Connection Opportunity.” This event will be held live from room B120a. Email or speak to Mr. Mahabir ( or Mr. Thayer ( if you have any questions

BFA Fine Arts Night
December 8th

On Thursday, December 8th the BFA Fine Arts Department will present its second annual “Academy Arts Night.” The evening will begin with workshops that are open to all at 4 and 4:30 in the Theater and Music areas. At 5 the opening reception will happen in the connector where student art will be displayed, food will be served and music will be provided by both the BFA String Ensemble and the BFA Chamber Singers.

Following the opening reception audience members are free to visit the art exhibit and to follow a schedule of their own choosing that will include Theater, Music, and Dance performances in the PAC, solo and ensemble performances in the connector, and Band, Jazz Band, and Choral ensembles in the Gymnasium. Also joining this event is a jazz ensemble from City School and the SATEC Chamber Singers.

A full schedule of events will be available on the BFA website next week. Please come and support the Fine Arts Department here at BFA.

SAC Scholarship Event 
December 14th

Seniors, Need help with your VSAC scholarship application? Join your school counselors and VSAC in the library on December 14th during enrichment. Let us help you get started.

Check out the current scholarship guide at:

Winter Dance Performance
December 15th, 6 pm

Holiday Spirit Week
December 19 - 22

Congratulations November 2022 
World Languages & Classics
Students of the Month!

Congratulations November 2022
Business Students of the Month!
The Business Department wants to congratulate and thank Alayna, Liam, and Tomas for their positive attitudes, for being supportive of their classmates, and for demonstrating excellence in, Business Management, Accounting, Leadership Training, Sports Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance, and the National Business Honor Society.

Coat Drive Update

Yesterday we took another load of coats to CVOEO. We have collected about 750 coats to date from multiple drop-off sites in the community. We are extending the coat drive due to the demand. They are being passed out as fast as they come in. Thank you all for your support.

The 12th Annual Running of the Bells
Here are photos from 2022 Running of the Bells. Student Council had a blast and represented BFA with a large group of green and gold elves.

Building a marble run in math

Archery Class

The Mercury

Check out these articles recently published in The Mercury:

Asher Ballantine of The Mercury has published his recording of Bernie Sanders' BFA Town Hall visit, which can be viewed here.

Learn about BFA's foreign exchange student from Spain, in Rachel Ledoux's article: Foreign Exchange Student: Aroa Sanjuan Mas (‘24)

District Safety Update

Please review the following Resources:

Maple Run Website - The NEWS section is located on the homepage of the District site, this is where updates will be in the event of a safety issue.

District Facebook Page - Please Like/Follow the MRUSD Facebook page to see the events happening in the District. In the event of an emergency, updates will also be posted here.

District Safety Page - Different safety procedures and ways the District has engaged in safety and security preparedness efforts.

Emergency Preparedness Page - What to expect in an emergency or school closing.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Friday, November 18, 2022, Weekly Administrative Update

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

Upcoming Events

BFA THEATER Presents...
Addams Family House
The play is underway with shows on 
Friday evening at 7 pm and two shows on 
Saturday at 1 pm and 7 pm!

Amazing photos of the play, courtesy of Behold Photography!

Winter Coat Drive

Turkey Drive
Rotary and Rotary Interact are supporting the SLAM THE VAN event this Sunday (11/20) from 11:30am-12:30pm at St. Paul's Methodist Church, 11 Church Street, St. Albans, Vermont.   All turkeys will be distributed by our local food shelf, Northwest Family Foods (5 Lemnah Drive).  Traditionally this event yields around 60 turkeys, we need to triple that number this year due to need. Please contact Stephanie Hodgeman if you want to make a donation and can't make the drop-off.

BFA Experience
Monday, December 5th

Save the Date: Dec 8th
BFA Fine Arts Night
More details to follow.

SAC Scholarship Event Dec 14th
Seniors, Need help with your VSAC scholarship application? Join your school counselors and VSAC in the library on December 14th during enrichment. Let us help you get started.

Check out the current scholarship guide at:

Jay Peak Season Passes
BFA will be a part of the Founder's Program again at Jay Peak. They are offering discounted daily tickets for students at $50 a day and also discounted season passes. Please see the rates below.  There will be a raffle for season passes at BFA. Students have been sent an application to their school emails on 11/17. Please see that email for eligibility guidelines.

Student Town Hall with 
Bernie Sanders

The Mercury
Check out these awesome articles recently published in The Mercury:

ESPs: “Advocates for Students” but Staff Shortage an Issue - Reilly Babinski

Last Total Lunar Eclipse for the Next 3 Years Happened on Nov. 8 - Nick Bosley

Music Has A Place In The School Ecosystem - Brendan Conley

You can also read Elora Menard’s (‘23) Veterans' Day speech in The Mercury here:  What We Can Learn from Veterans

And, after that, you can read this article covering the ceremony:

2022 Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony - Rachel Ledoux

Journalism Class
Messenger sports writer Ruthie Laroche visited Mrs. Hebert’s journalism class this week!

Skills Building PotLuck
Chef Ginsburg Building Relationships

NCTC students traveled this weekend to the Cosmetology in Action Hair Show and competed in the Fantasy and Classic competitions. Congratulations to the following winners: 
Macie Boudreau took 1st Place in Fantasy
Gabby Depot took 2nd Place in Classic
Ella Reynolds took 3rd Place in Classic

Citizen Science in Physics
Physics students completed a Citizen Science Data Classification for their first Quarterly Project. Using the platform, students select a project to help scientists in their efforts to draw scientific conclusions.

Projects ranged from looking at Rhesus macaque blood samples with the University of North Carolina to projects about wildlife activity in Wisconsin to help the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to helping NASA learn more about Asteroids. As a whole, the Physics students classified more than
11,000 pieces of data.

Veterans' Day Aerial Photos
taken by Armand Messier

Thanksgiving Break

Reminder: No school for students November 21st-25th.