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February 19
BMHS Talk Mail - February 19th, 2021

BMHS TALK MAIL

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2021

 

The 20-21 Yearbook is available for sale until March 1st on School Cash Online for 75$. After this, it will not be possible to order anymore yearbooks, so act fast!

 

We are looking for a coach for Badminton this season, please contact Mr. Eric Matheson if you or someone you know is interested.  Eric.matheson@nbed.nb.ca

 

The RED group is collecting money for the Youth Psychiatric Ward at the Moncton Hospital. If you would like to make a donation, please, donate to Highlanders for Mental Health on school cash

 

The school store has a new BMHS sweatshirt available for $40.  The store also has a new shipment of reversible face masks for only $5 each.  They are hand made by a student in our school.  Lots of beautiful patterns to choose from. Cash or cheque only.

Grad Photo re-takes will happen on March 9th and possibly the 10th as required.  Please use the link to book an appt time.  https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/10

 

We have postponed the Course Fair until after March Break.  Students will learn more about 4 courses they have chosen on March 9 &10th.  They will fill in their course selection requests for the 2021-22 school year on March 16 & 17th.  Parents/Guardians will be asked to sign the course selection forms and return to Homeroom Teachers on March 18 & 19th.  Information about the course selection process is available at bmhs.ca.  Please start to discuss this process with your child so they can be ready for March 16 & 17th

Attendance

On home learning days students are required to sign into the TEAMS for all their courses at the given time of the class.  Teachers will mark students absent IF they do not sign into TEAMS and hear the direction from their teacher. 

Bell schedules have been posted on our website to see class times.  Mr. Daigle will communicate every Sunday with all students in their “BMHS Student TEAMS Page” to advise of the bell schedules for the week to ensure students sign in on time for class.

March Break will be from March 1st- March 5th.  Group A will return to school on Monday, March 8th

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February 12
BMHS TALK MAIL FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2021

BMHS TALK MAIL

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2021

 

We want to wish our Highlander families a Happy Valentine’s Day on February 14th and a happy Family Day.    There will be no school on Monday, Feb 15th to observe the Family Day holiday.   We encourage all families to get outside to enjoy some family time in our winter weather through a walk, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sliding, snowmobiling etc. or if the winter weather is not to your liking perhaps a family movie inside.

 

The 20-21 Yearbook is available for sale until March 1st on School Cash Online for 75$. After this, it will not be possible to order anymore yearbooks, so act fast!

 

Group B will return to school on Tuesday, February 15th.

 

We understand that the new expectations for online learning have been a quick change since semester one finished.   Please know that teachers and students are learning to adapt to this new format and undoubtedly there will be some growing pains as we progress through the month of February. 

 

Course selection information

This week students viewed a Powerpoint presentation about graduation requirements (Group A may need to view from the website due to interruptions) and selected 4 courses to visit during our Course Fair next Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th.   These choices will inform students in selecting their courses for next year. 

 

Students will select their courses for the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 23rd.   Please visit our website at BMHS.CA to see more information about the Course Selection Process as supporting documents will assist conversations with your child.

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February 05
Talk Mail for Friday, February 5th, 2021

TALKMAIL message                                                        Friday, February 5th, 2021

 

Monday, February 8th will be the first day for semester 2 GROUP A students.

 

GROUP B students are reminded of the expectation to connect into TEAMS from home for their classes.

 

Schedules for 2nd semester will be given to students in their homeroom class between 8:25am and 8:43am and report cards will be issued later in the day.

 

Students are starting to learn about the course selection process for next year.  Please refer to our BMHS website under BMHS INFO on the main page of bmhs.ca.  Items will continue to be uploaded to this site over the next few weeks.

 

Cafeteria services will resume on Monday.

 

The 20-21 Yearbook is available for sale until the start of March on School Cash Online for 75$. After this, it will not be possible to order anymore yearbooks, so act fast!

 

The Grad Clothing store is open!  Visit https://bmhs-grads.dnaswag.ca/ to make your order.  Deadline for orders is February 12th

 

Have a great weekend!​

February 02
Talk Mail - Feb. 2nd

Dear Highlanders,

Just a quick reminder that there is no school tomorrow, February 3rd due to today's school closure. The first day of school will be the group "A" only, on Thursday, February 4th. 

After a semester of experience with the one day in school and one day home learning system, we are changing the student expectations for second semester. During the students’ home learning days, they will be required to join a team meeting for each of their 5 classes. Teachers will either teach new materials or give expectations of the students’ work when they are home learning. Attendance will be taken daily for all students. We hope this will permit students to stay engaged in their learning and connected to the school.

BMHS Admin

February 01
February 1st, 2020

Good Evening Highlander Family,


After a semester of experience with the one day in school and one day home learning system, we are changing the student expectations for second semester. On the students’ home learning days, they will be required to join a team meeting for each of their 5 classes. Teachers will either teach new materials or give expectations of the students’ work for when they are home learning. Attendance will be taken daily for all students. We hope this will permit students to stay engaged in their learning and connected to the school.


If there is a snow day tomorrow February 2nd, the first day of school for students will be Thursday, February 4th for group A and Friday, February 5th for group B. Evidently, if there is no snow day tomorrow, the school will start normally on Wednesday, February 3rd for group B.


Have a great semester,


BMHS School Admin​

January 29
Talk Mail for Friday, January 29th, 2021

TALKMAIL message                                                         Friday, January 29th, 2021

 

Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd are turn around days and therefore there will be no classes for students.  

 

Students will return to school on Wednesday, February 3rd (GROUP B) and Thursday, February 4th (GROUP A).   

Schedules for 2nd semester will be given to students in their homeroom class between 8:25am and 8:43am and report cards will be issued later in the day. 

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January 19
Talk Mail January 19th, 2021

Talkmail message                                                                            January 19, 2021

 

As we move to the RED phase at midnight tonight, we want to assure our Highlander community that we are ready to receive students for learning in the last few days leading up to "final assessment week".  Please refer to the district communication to families this evening for more information.

During a RED phase staff will be actively screened upon entry in the building.   Parents/Guardians are required to screen your child each and every day before sending them to school.  In the RED phase, if your child has one symptom they must stay home. 

Yesterday and today, students taking credited courses received a form to OPT out of one of their final exams.  This form requires a parent/guardian signature and must be returned to school tomorrow for GROUP A and Thursday for GROUP B.


BMHS Admin

January 15
Talk Mail for Friday, January 15th, 2021

BMHS TALK MAIL

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2021

BMHS is now accepting Co-operative Education applications from Grade 11 students for their 2021-22 school schedule. Application forms are available at the library and office.  More information can be found on the right bar of the bmhs.ca website under the name Course Selection information - Co-op.  Completed applications are due Wednesday January 20.  For more information email Mr. Bryden @ john.bryden@nbed.nb.ca

This is a reminder to all Graduating students who are interested in scholarships for university or college to check the Anglophone East Scholarship Webpage (https://aesdscholarships.wordpress.com) and the Post-Secondary Teams Page for updates from the Guidance Department. With Semester 2 starting we will begin to see more scholarship opportunities becoming available for students. Students with questions should check with their guidance counsellor.

Reminder that yearbooks are for sale on Schoolcash Online at an early bird special until the end of January

The Respect Equity Diversity group is putting on bake sales during the break between periods 4 and 5 next week, January 18th-22nd. Funds raised go to the Youth Psychiatric Unit at the Moncton Hospital. Please bring some extra change!

Final assessment week is January 25th – 29th.   Students are encouraged to begin reviewing material in preparation for final evaluations.   Please refer to the schedule posted on our website.  Students who are taking credited courses have been given the option to opt out of one of their final exams if all course work is complete and they are currently passing the course.  Parents/guardians will need to grant permission for this option and sign a form by January 21st.  Forms will be sent home on Monday & Tuesday next week.

Grade 12 students who have registered for an AP course 2nd semester are asked to have their $150 fee paid prior to 2nd semester beginning.   Please go to School Cash Online to pay the fee for AP Calculus, AP Chemistry and/or AP Psychology.

Course selection for next school year will take place in the month of February.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to check out our website for information and speak to your child about options during this process.

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January 08
Talk Mail for Friday, January 8th, 2021

Talkmail message                                                                            Friday, January 8th, 2021

 

Final assessment week is January 25th – 29th.   Students are encouraged to begin reviewing material in preparation for final evaluations.   Please refer to the schedule posted on our website.  Students who are taking credited courses have been given the option to opt out of one of their final exams if all course work is complete and they are currently passing the course.  Parents/guardians will need to grant permission for this option and sign a form by January 21st.

The cafeteria will be open for services again on Monday, January 11th.

Grade 12 students who have registered for an AP course 2nd semester are asked to have their $150 fee paid prior to 2nd semester beginning.   Please go to School Cash Online to pay the fee for AP Calculus, AP Chemistry and/or AP Psychology.

Course selection for next school year will take place in the month of February.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to check out our website for information and speak to your child about options during this process.

 

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January 03
Talk Mail - January 3rd

Happy New Year Highlanders,

The BMHS family would like to wish you a great upcoming year and we are looking forward in finishing semester one. Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is a "Group A" day.  

Before the break, we received an email from the Minister Cardy stating that we are invited to wear a mask for the first two weeks after the holiday break. At BMHS, we encourage staff and students to wear masks for the first two weeks of January. This is not mandated; it “strongly encourages” and “invites” the wearing of masks. So mask-wearing protocols remain the same as they have been under the Return to School guidelines for the current Yellow Phase.

May we all stay healthy and safe,

Mr. Daigle​

December 11
Talk Mail for Friday, December 11th, 2020

We wish to thank our Highlander community for the strong support shown towards the “Fill the Bus” campaign this year.   We are very proud of the contribution we can make to Food Depot Alimentaire.

 

Students were entertained virtually in Homeroom for the Staff Talent show yesterday and today.

We want to thank all staff for sharing their talents and putting a smile on our Highlander faces. 😊

 

Yearbooks can be pre-ordered at School Cash online; reserve your book of memories today.

 

The final assessment week for semester one will be held January 25 – 29.  Please see the January Exam schedule posted on the school website.  

A big shout out to all the parents that supported the Friends of the Highlanders Codiac Coffee Fundraiser.  We raised over $1100 to support our clubs, sports and students in need.

 

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful weekend!

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December 06
BMHS Talk Mail Dec 4th, 2020

Talk mail – December 4th, 2020

Any parents interested in purchasing BMHS hoodies, sweatpants, masks, or other items from the school store as Christmas gifts for their little Highlanders. You can contact Barb Wasson at barbara.wasson@nbed.nb.ca. She will arrange a time for you to come in and secretly pick up your Christmas items.  Cash or cheque only.

BMHS yearbook is for sale on “SchoolCash Online”. It will be available at an early bird special price of 65$ until the end of January.

Hi Highlander Families!  Are you tired of lugging large containers of laundry detergent around?  If so, please consider ordering “TruEarth” Laundry Strips.  Not only will you be reducing plastic waste, but you will also be helping BMHS Fill the Bus!  Visit bmhs.ca, copy the link and place your order!  The product is shipped directly to your home and BMHS receives 20% of the profits!  They also have other great products to make your home more sustainable.  Check it out today!

Monday, December 7th will be Group A Day.

Please join the Friends of the Highlanders page to support this great group of present and past parents of BMHS students. They fundraise funds to support our Highlanders with all aspects of our BMHS community from sport to drama. Join the Facebook page and see our great fundraising opportunities.

Thank you have a nice weekend.

 

M. Daigle​

November 27
​Talk mail – November 27th, 2020

Talk mail – November 27th, 2020​


If any parents are interested in purchasing BMHS hoodies, sweatpants, masks, or other items from the school store as Christmas gifts for their BMHS Highlanders they can contact Barb Wasson at barbara.wasson@nbed.nb.ca and she can arrange a time for you to come in and secretly pick up your Christmas items.  Cash or cheque only.


The Friends of the Highlanders are helping students by contributing equipment to school programs. They would like to get the support of many parents to help these students. You can see the exciting fundraisers they are currently happening on the “Friends of the Highlanders” facebook page. Please join and support our students in doing great things.


The clans this year are gathering some non-perishable school items for the Food Depot Alimentaire. You can also support our virtual “Fill the Bus” campaign by donating a few dollars through school cash online.


Don't forget that there is no school on Friday December 4th.



Have a nice weekend!

November 13
Talk Mail - November 13th, 2020

Talk mail message                                                                                                                                           Friday, November 13th

Students received their report cards today.   Parents can also see marks online through the parent portal.

There will be no school for students on Friday, November 20th due to Parent Teacher interviews and Professional Learning.

Parent Teacher Interviews will be happening next week on Thursday, November 19th from 6:00 – 8:30pm and Friday, November 20th 9:00 – 11:30am.    Appointments need to be made in advance starting Friday, November 13th.   Parents can request a phone call or a virtual meeting to discuss their child’s progress. The instructions on how to get on a virtual meeting with a teacher, are attached to this talk mail.   We ask that after reviewing your child’s report card you only request appointments with the teachers whom you feel you are concerned with your child’s progress.   Thank you for your understanding in honouring the limited time for phone interviews this year.

The link below will be open for bookings from Friday, November 13th until Wednesday, November 18th at 4pm. It can also be found on the school website: bmhs.ca

Bernice MacNaughton High School - You can book online!

or

https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BrianCorbettEST@nbed.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

 

Grad photos

Grad photos for Grade 12 students will end on Tuesday, November 17th. If the students do not take these grade photos, they will not be in the yearbook or on the composite with the other graduates. If you have not made your appointment, please use the link below.

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/

 

RED Group

The Respect, Equity, Diversity group (RED group) is raising money for Mi’kmaq Treaty Rights and Livelihood Fisheries as one of their initiatives. If you would like to donate, please go to school cash online! ​

November 06
BMHS Talk Mail - Friday, November 6th, 2020

Talk mail – November 6th, 2020

 

There will be no school on Wednesday, November 11th to observe the Remembrance Day holiday.

 

Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, November 12th for GROUP B students and Friday, November 13th for GROUP A students.   Parents and guardians may also view report card marks online through the parent portal.  Marks will be available on Friday, November 13th through the portal.  

 

 

Parent teacher interviews will be held Thursday, November 19th between 6:00 – 8:30pm and Friday, November 20th between 9:00 – 11:30am.   Due to COVID regulations, interviews will be made through an online booking system this year.  We respectfully ask that parents/guardians only request an interview time with teachers if you are concerned with your child’s progress.   This will allow for parents/guardians to get a booking time if needed.   The link to book an appointment will be sent out next week after report cards have been issued.   You may request a phone call interview or a virtual interview through the online booking system.  The booking system will be open from Saturday, November 14th – Wednesday, November 18th to received bookings.

 

Grad photos continue next week.  If you have a graduate who has not yet made an appointment to have their photo taken, please click on the link below to book a time now.

 

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/

 

 

Bernice MacNaughton High School’s ImaginAction group is fundraising to support the Sue Stultz Turkey Drive. Students will be in the foyer to take pre-orders of Holiday Kits that they will be selling for 10$ or 7$. These kits will be comprised of shortbread, gingerbread, brownies, rice krispies, meringues and candy canes. These can be purchased for yourself or you can also purchase them for others while keeping your identity a secret. These kits will be delivered by November 18th. Stay tuned for a later date when parents will have the opportunity to drop off turkeys at the safe drop-off zone.

 

  

 

 

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October 29
Talk Mail for Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Talkmail – October 29th, 2020

There will be no school Friday, October 30th due to the Professional Learning day for teachers.

Attendance next week:

GROUP A attends: Monday, Nov. 2nd, Wednesday, Nov. 4th and Friday, Nov. 6th

GROUP B attends: Tuesday, Nov. 3rd and Thursday, Nov. 5th

Progress reports went home on Monday, October 26th for GROUP B students and Tuesday, October 27th for GROUP A students.  Parents/guardians should have received a paper copy from their child with comments from of all 5 subject teachers. If you did not receive this report, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher to follow up.

Grad photos will take place between November 2nd – 13th.   Please use the link below to book your appointment time.  Pictures will be done at the school and we encourage Grade 12 students to book an appointment during their home learning time whenever possible to minimize the loss of instructional time. 

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/

 

School photo retakes November 5th and 6th

If your child requires a photo retake, they need to bring their original proof to the photographer.  Students who were absent on the original picture day will be called down to have their photo taken in the morning on November 5th or 6th.

TAKE YOUR KIDS TO WORK DAY November 4th

This year, Grade 9 students will stay home on November 4th and engage online in a virtual learning experience to learn more about the world of work.   In the past, Grade 9 students would be going to their parent/guardian’s workplace to learn more about the world of work. This year however, it will be done virtually and all grade 9 students will stay home to participate.

Parents must register their son/daughter through the link below to have access to the learning materials.  Information on how to register will be on the BMHS website. Once registered, students will have access to a variety of videos and learning resources. Guidance will also be providing some direction for students. More information will be shared in the coming week on our school website.

https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/take-our-kids-to-work/parents-and-students?register=1

 The next ice times for Girls Hockey are:

  • Tues, Nov 3, 7:00 am, Rink B
  • Thurs Nov 5, 7:00 am, Rink B
  • Tuesday Nov 10, 7:00 am, Rink B
  • Thursday, Nov 12, 7:00 am, Rink B

The team is still looking for a few more roster spots so if you are interested in playing, Please see Mr. Matheson on Monday to discuss the next tryout

 

 

 

 

 

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October 23
BMHS Talk Mail - Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Talkmail – October 23rd, 2020

Progress reports will be going home on Monday, October 26th for GROUP B students and Tuesday, October 27th for GROUP A students.  Parents/guardians can expect their child to bring a paper copy home with comments from of all 5 subject teachers. If you do not receive this report, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher to follow up.

There will be no school Friday, October 30th due to the Professional Learning day for teachers.

Grad photos will take place between November 2nd – 13th.   Please use the link below to book your appointment time.  Pictures will be done at the school and we encourage Grade 12 students to book an appointment during their home learning time whenever possible to minimize the loss of instructional time. 

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/

 

TAKE YOUR KIDS TO WORK DAY November 4th

This year, Grade 9 students will stay home on November 4th and engage online in a virtual learning experience to learn more about the world of work.   In the past, Grade 9 students would be going to their parent/guardian’s workplace to learn more about the world of work. This year however, it will be done virtually and all grade 9 students will stay home to participate.

Parents must register their son/daughter through the link below to have access to the learning materials.  Information on how to register will be on the BMHS website. Once registered, students will have access to a variety of videos and learning resources. Guidance will also be providing some direction for students. More information will be shared in the coming week on our school website.

https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/take-our-kids-to-work/parents-and-students?register=1

 

SPORTS

Many Highlanders are finishing their fall season sport this weekend. Even though we had an interruption in the season due to the Orange Phase, we would like to thank all the coaches and athletes who participated and devoted their time to our eight fall season teams.  We are looking forward to the winter sports which will be starting on Monday, October 26th.

Boys hockey:

 

First tryout will be Thursday Oct 29th. In order to comply with the NBIAA 18 players on the ice at a time we’ll be splitting the tryouts up into 2 sessions on Thursday the 29th and Saturday the 31st.

 

Tryout schedule below:

 

Thursday October 29th 7:45-8:45 p.m 4plex rink D

Thursday October 29th 9:00-10:00 p.m 4plex rink D

Saturday October 31st 8:15-9:15 p.m 4plex rink D

Saturday October 31st 9:30-10:30 p.m 4plex rink D

Monday November 2nd 4:45-5:45 p.m Coliseum

Wednesday November 4th 4:45-5:45 p.m Coliseum

 

A $ 50.00 tryout registration fee must be paid via e-transfer to bmhsboyshockey@gmail.com no later than October 28th.

 

To register please send the following info to bmhsboyshockey@gmail.com

 

Players name

Age/grade

Position

Team played for last season

Parents emails

Phone #

 

 

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October 16
Talk Mail for Friday, October 16th, 2020

Talk mail message                                                            Friday, October 16th, 2020

 

Students received their photo proofs this week in Homeroom.   If parents/guardians wish to place an order for pictures they are due by October 22nd to the company online or to the main office of the school.

 

Grad photos will take place between November 2nd – 13th.   Please use the link below to book your appointment time.  Pictures will be done at the school and we encourage Grade 12 students to book an appointment during their home learning time whenever possible to minimize the loss of instructional time.

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/

 

Next week Student Government will be hosting a fun theme week. (see the ad on social media)

Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20thGreen and White

Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22ndTwin day

Friday, October 23rd and Monday, October 26th  – Jersey day

Tuesday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 28th –  PJ day

Thursday, October 29thCostume day (no masks or weapons are permitted)

 

Students will be receiving progress reports on either Monday, October 26th or Tuesday, October 27th.

Please note that October 30th will now be a Professional Learning day for teachers.  There will be no school for students.  Our school calendar for Group A and Group B students will be adjusted to reflect this change shortly. 

The BMHS School Store is selling BMHS Hoodies for $40, sweatpants for $30 and face masks for $6 The store is open at lunch hour and accepts cash or cheque.

If your child finding learning from home a challenge?  Would they benefit from support from the resource team?  If so, please visit the link on the BMHS website called BMHS Academic Support.  The link is located under the quick links on the top right side of the web page.

 

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October 02
Talk Mail for Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Talk mail                                                                       Friday, October 2nd

 

Grade 9 immunization forms are now due to their Advisory teacher.   Public Health will be conducting the immunization clinic in November. 

 

Please respect that our building is a scent free building as we have several staff and students with allergies.   Thank you for your co-operation.

 

The BMHS School Store is selling BMHS hoodies for $40, BMHS sweatpants for $30, BMHS face masks for $6 and much more.  The store is open at lunch hour and accepts cash or cheque.

 

Students must wear a mask to school daily.  We have seen an increase in the number of students not arriving to school with a mask.  The office does have some disposable masks but we ask your co-operation to ensure that your child has a mask daily.    We suggest each student place a spare mask in their backpack.

 

Picture retake day will be held on Thursday, November 5th and Friday, November 6th for students who were absent for picture day originally.

 

Grad photos will take place Monday, November 2nd – Friday, November 13th.   Students will be given a link to book an appointment online later this month. We strongly encourage students to book their appointment on their home learning day to minimize the amount of instructional time they might miss. More information will follow with regards to these appointments.   Some evening appointments will also be available.

On October 7 and 8 during the second half of lunch the guidance counsellors will be hosting a scholarship information presentation in the theatre for any interested Grade 12 students.​

September 25
Talk Mail for Friday, September 25th, 2020

Talkmail message                                     Friday, September 25th, 2020

 

Parents/Guardians are reminded to fill out the start-up forms online and pay student fees.  This can be done at school cash online.

 http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/SchoolCashOnline.aspx

 

Green student profile sheets are to be returned to the Homeroom teacher as soon as possible.   These contain important contact and medical information that needs to be up to date for our database in case of an emergency.

·         Students and staff will be practicing our mandatory lockdown drill next week. 

·         Grade 9 parents/guardians are asked to sign the immunization consent forms that were sent home earlier this week.  Please return them to the ADVISORY teacher no later than October 1st.

·         September 30th is “Orange Shirt Day” –  “The events were designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of  reconciliation.”  https://www.orangeshirtday.org/

·         Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange on September 29th and 30th

·         There will be a Drama workshop and information session after school on Tuesday and Wednesday for any students interested in participating in extra-curricular drama this year. Each workshop will be from 3:45pm to 5:45pm each day.

·         The Vocal Ensemble is looking for new members. If you enjoy singing and would like to be a part of this group, please attend an information session on Monday or Tuesday at lunch. You can find the meeting in the music room, room 173, at the beginning of lunch.

·         Yearbooks from the 2019-2020 school year will be on sale Monday and Tuesday next week at lunch in the school foyer. The cost will be 75$ and it will be on a first come first serve basis. Very limited supplies, so act fast! Cash or check only.

·         ***JV Boys Soccer game on Sunday evening. Could the players please bring a green shirt and be there by 5:45pm at the latest!!!***

·         ***Boys Hockey tryouts will begin after the fall season is over. The planned start date will be October 26th. If you are interested in trying out for the team you can send the following info to bmhsboyshockey@gmail.com:

Name

D.O.B

Grade

Position

Team played for last season

Parent(s) names and emails

Stay tuned in mid-October for announcements regarding time and location of the first tryout.***

Many library books are still missing from last year. There will be no fines or penalties for these books but we would like to get as many back as possible. Please check around the house for books with the BMHS barcode label on the front and return them to the school.

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September 23
Talk Mail for Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Talkmail message Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Grade 9 students received their immunization consent form from Public Health this week. These consent forms need to be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the Homeroom teacher by Thursday, October 1st. Forms need to be returned even if consent is not given for the immunization.

The immunization clinic is for a standard vaccine administered to grade 9 students to immunize against meningococcal and varicella diseases. The clinic will be held in November at BMHS. The date is yet to be determined by Public Health.

Reminder: Picture day will be taking place Thursday, September 24th for Group A and Friday, September 25th for Group B. If parents or guardians wish to order pictures, please refer to the brochure sent home from the company LIFETOUCH.

Please take the time to verify the information on the green form sent home for student demographics and medical information. Return this as soon as possible to the homeroom teacher to ensure we have accurate information in case of an emergency.

School fees and forms can be filled out online at http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD​


September 21
Talk Mail 21st September, 2020 - Laptop Subsidy Program

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have received the first shipment of laptop ordered through the government subsidy program. We are starting to distribute laptops at the end of the day to the group B students. Tomorrow we will distribute the laptops to the group A students.

We recommend that the students open the box once they get home and keep the box for warranty reasons, if they encounter a problem with the laptop.

·         Once the student has received a new computer, it is considered their property. If they are having an issue with their device, they can request a loaner device, but the school is not responsible for fixing their broken computer. This is a conversation between the student and the vendor (IMP Solutions).

·         Students can call 1-800-387-5757 to speak with the vendor directly or through website https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-ca/

We appreciate your cooperation,

 

BMHS

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September 18
Talk Mail for Friday, September 18th, 2020

TALKMAIL                                                                                                           FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2020

We wish to thank all students and parents/guardians for the excellent support of our operational plan for returning to school. These routines and protocols have been established to ensure the safety of all in the building.   Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

REMINDER about MASKS.   Please ensure your child has a mask every day for school.  We do have some spare masks at the office but not enough to be giving out masks daily.     As a suggestion, place a spare mask in a bag in their backpack in case they forget one or lose one. 

Picture day is happening next week.    Group A will have picture day on Thursday, Sept. 24th

                                                                           Group B will have picture day on Friday, Sept. 25th 

Students will receive their ID card based on these school photos and parents/guardians are welcome to order pictures, if interested, through the LIFETOUCH company as per the brochure that went home earlier this week.

 

Please return the green student profile sheets to Homeroom teachers as soon as possible.   It is important we have accurate contact information and medical information for our students in case of an emergency.  

Please visit SchoolCash online to sign off on school forms and pay student fees. Steps to create an account can be found here: http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/SchoolCashOnline.aspx

 

Home learning should now be underway.   Please verify that your child has been able to log on to their student account through the school and at home.   Refer to the business card they received week one with their login information and password.  

There is a toll free number for assistance:  1-833-453-1140

Students can get help with the following:  Basic Home Wi-Fi troubleshooting

                                                                                Login and Home install of Office 365 Pro Plus

                                                                                Teams Desktop

                                                                                Login to PowerSchool

                                                                                Desire 2 Learn (D2L)

 

Parent portal information was sent home the first week of school.   Please make sure you have created an account as this is the communication tool for viewing your child’s schedule, attendance, and report card information.                    

 

NEXT WEEK:  Group A attends on Tuesday, Sept 22nd and Thursday, Sept 24th

                          Group B attends on Monday, Sept. 21st; Wednesday, Sept. 23rd and Friday, Sept. 25th

 

 

Girls Softball Team Tryouts

Date: Monday, Sept. 21st

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Evergreen Park School field. 

 

We would ask that all interested girls sign up in Mr. Matheson's room (242) at lunch on Friday(Cohort A) or Monday(Cohort B)  

 

 

 

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September 11
TALK MAIL FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2020

Talk mail Message                                                                                           Friday, September 11th, 2020

We want to thank all of our students and parents/guardians for a very successful first week of school.  The staggered start-up was very helpful in allowing students time to understand our operational plan and ease their way back into a school setting.  The students are being very respectful of our operational plan and the guidelines we must follow from Public Health.   Our priority is the safety of everyone in the building.

Next week

We will begin our alternating Group A and Group B days. 

Monday, September 14th GROUP A (all grade levels with last names Abdelsalam - Laxton will attend).

Tuesday, September 15th GROUP B (all grade levels with last names Le - Zou will attend). 

Groups will alternate every other day from there on.   Refer to the calendar on our BMHS website.

Students are expected to engage in their learning on their ‘home learning days” according to the plan each teacher has in place.   Students were all provided with their network information containing Login and Password information given to them on an ID card.   They must not share this information with others, and they are to keep this information in a safe place. 

Cafeteria services for food purchases will begin on September 14th.   Please remember, there are no microwaves available to heat up lunches this year.

We will be conducting our mandatory 3 fire drills and reviewing our emergency procedures.

Parent/Drop off and pick up is located at the side of the building for all grade levels.  Next week traffic will be heavier with all grade levels attending.  Please allow yourself enough time to have your student here by 8:43am.  Parents may also drop off and pick up in the back-parking lot.

Only buses are allowed to enter the driveway at the front of the building. 

 

Forms and Fees

All students received a green profile sheet to be verified and signed by parents/guardians for important contact and medical information in case of an emergency.  Please make sure this information is accurate, signed and returned to the student’s Homeroom teacher next week.

School cash online is where student fees can be paid and our regular start up information forms can be signed.  Please review these forms as soon as possible.  Student fees are $30 and grade 9 students have an additional fee of $5 for their lock.

Parent portal access:  a letter was sent home with your child this week giving instructions and access code information to set up a parent portal account.   This is how you will receive information about your child’s attendance, report card grades and schedule information. 

 

PICTURE DATE

Students will have their pictures taken by Lifetouch Photography on Thursday, Sept. 24th or Friday, Sept. 25th.   An information pamphlet will be sent home next week with your child.

If you have any questions during the school year, please contact your child’s Homeroom teacher.

There will be an information session for Grad Council next Tuesday and Wednesday (September 15th and 16th) at 12:30 in the auditorium.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Agnew

We will be distributing yearbooks Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 6 PM for the BMHS graduates of 2020. Please have your e-receipt ready from SchoolCash Online if possible.

FALL SPORTS TEAMS – Tryout information

Football              - Monday, Sept. 14th at 4pm      Turf Field behind BMHS

Boys Soccer        - Monday, Sept. 14th at 7pm     Turf Field behind BMHS Grades 9 – 12

Field Hockey       - Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 4pm     Turf Field behind BMHS Grades 9 – 12

Girls Soccer        - Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 6pm     Turf Field behind BMHS Grades 9 – 12

Baseball               - Tuesday, Sept. 15th/Thursday Sept.17th at 6:30pm CN Sportplex- Field 9​
September 03
Talk Mail - September 3rd

TALKMAIL FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS          THURSDAY, SEPT 3rd

We look forward to welcoming our students next week as schools re-open.

Here are a few details to help with start-up week:

COVID SCREENING

·         Each family is responsible for screening their child prior to sending them to school each day.

·         Go to GNB.CA/CORONAVIRUS for specific details. https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html

·         Ensure your child has a mask before sending them to school.

BMHS OPERATIONAL PLAN

·         The BMHS Operational Plan is currently available on our school website:

https://secure1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/schools/bmhs/Pages/default.aspx

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

·         STUDENTS WILL ONLY ATTEND ONE DAY THIS WEEK (SEPT. 8th – 11th)

·         TUESDAY, Sept 8th            GROUP A: Grades 9 & 12 ONLY

·         WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9th    GROUP B: Grades 9 & 12 ONLY

·         THURSDAY, Sept. 10th     GROUP A: Grades 10 & 11 ONLY

·         FRIDAY, Sept. 11th             GROUP B: Grades 10 & 11 ONLY

GROUP A  - students with last names “Abdelsalam – Laxton”

GROUP B – students with last names “Le – Zou”

·         At the moment, no request to switch groups will be deemed possible due to balancing each group.

·         When students arrive at school on their first day, they will check the grade lists posted in the hallways to locate their homeroom class. 

·         Parents/Guardians will not be permitted to enter the building with their child.  If your child needs assistance, please connect with a teacher on duty outside.

·         We will ask all students to proceed to their Homeroom class upon arrival.

·         The warning bell to start class rings at 8:43am daily.

TRANSPORTATION

·         Buses are the only vehicles permitted to drive to the front of the school.  Starting tomorrow (sept. 4th) you can get bussing information following the link: https://asdebp.nbed.nb.ca/

·         All bus students will enter the front of the school by grade level:

o   Grades 9 & 10 will use the main front doors

o   Grades 11&12 will use the second front door near the garden.  There will be signs posted.

·         Parent/Guardian drop off zone is located at the side of the school.  Drive straight after the 3 way stop and you will see signs for 2 parent drop off zones.   There are 2 entrances on the side of the building that students may enter.

·         Students driving themselves to school will be required to fill out a BMHS parking pass information sheet and park in the rear of the school which is designated as student parking. They will enter through the back right door which is the wood shop hallway.

ARRIVAL (after the first week of school)

·         Students arriving between 7:45 and 8:25am will be asked to take a seat in the cafeteria to maintain social distancing until classrooms are opened.  We ask for parental/guardian support to drop off your child after 8:25am if possible, to reduce our numbers prior to classes beginning.

·         At 8:25am all classrooms will be open to receive students.  A bell will ring to signal students to proceed to their period 1 class as no loitering is permitted in the hallways after this time. 

·         Classes begin at 8:45am daily.

 

HOMEROOM

·         All students will report to their Homeroom class on the first day to receive their student schedule and receive their locker information. 

·         Students will also receive a letter for the parent portal access.  Please follow these steps to set up your account for access to your child’s schedule, grades, attendance etc. throughout the school year.

·         The Homeroom teacher will be the main point of contact for students and parents with questions.

 

MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING

·         All students must wear a face mask to ride the bus, enter BMHS and in any common area.

·         Masks with the BMHS logo be available for sale at the school store during the second week of school.

·         Students are required to obey the social distancing measures as per the school operational plan.

 

LUNCH TIME

·         The Cafeteria will only be open for services beginning September 14th.

·         Students should pack a lunch, they will not have access to microwaves.

·         There will be limited seating in the cafeteria.  Students may also eat outside on our grounds area, or in classrooms while respecting social distancing measures.

·         Grade 9 students have a closed campus so they are not permitted to leave the school grounds during the day.

DISMISSAL

·         School ends at 3:30 daily.

·         Students will be dismissed by grade level to reduce congestion in the hallways.

·         Gr 9 & 12 will be dismissed first, and Gr 10 & 11 will be dismissed 3 minutes later.

·         Bus students will exit the building using their designated grade level doors.

·         Students being picked up will exit to the nearest side door from their 5th period class or the back doorways if you arrange this location with your child.

·         Parents are asked to stay in their vehicle for pick up from the side exits or back exit.  

June 19
Talk Mail - June 19th, 2020

Talkmail                                                                                                               Friday, June 19

Registration closes on Monday, June 22 for summer learning options for Grade 12 students only.

Guidance must be informed by noon on Monday if a student wishes to register.

Grade 12 students who did not write the AP exam will be receiving a refund this coming week.  Please check your emails for notification.

Please return any textbooks or library books to the school by the end of the day Monday, June 22.  These can be dropped off in the bins out front.  Make sure to have the student name and the teacher name identified on a sticky note inside the front cover of each textbook.   

We wish all Highlanders a safe summer and we are looking forward to your return to the school in the fall.   We will send the details of our return to school plan later in the summer.

 

Congratulations to our 2020 graduates, we wish you the best of luck 😊

June 16
BMHS Talk Mail June 16th

TALK MAIL MESSAGE                                                                        Tuesday, June 16th, 2020


It was great to see all the Grads in the building during the last few days. We are proud of all our graduates and we will be sending the link of the graduation ceremony this Thursday to all graduating students.

Graduates who are going to university or college in the fall need to make a request to have their final transcript sent to the university or college that they will be attending as soon as possible. Requests must be made through their “School Cash” online accounts. When making your request type in “Indicate FINAL MARKS” in the section titled “Reason for Request”. Please have all requests completed by June 19. After that date, the office cannot guarantee when it will be forwarded to the university or college.

In preparation for the next school year planning, we encourage families to return the following items to the school before summer: library books, team jerseys, instruments, textbooks, or any other materials that belong to the school. There will be bins placed at the main entrance of the school. Please place school items in the bins with your child’s name and each teacher's name identified on each item.

Report cards for grades 9 –12 will also be available for pick up in a DRIVE THRU style at the front entrance.  Please know your child’s homeroom teacher’s name to make pick up run smoothly.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 17th, Thursday, June 18th and Friday, June 19th

HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Main entrance

HOW: Please place items in the bins at the entrance in a plastic bag with your child's name and teacher name on each item.

 

School yearbooks will be passed out in the fall as they have yet to arrive. Grade 12 yearbooks will be available for pick up in the fall by a family member if the grad has gone away to university or college and is unable to pick it up themselves.   

Teachers will be conductions a phone call survey this week regarding technology and planning for the fall. Please be prepared to answer a few questions so we can best support our students this fall.

Grade 12 students who did not participate in the graduation ceremony can pick up their diploma June 17.​

June 07
June 7th - BMHS Talkmail

Dear Highlanders,

We have a few announcements for you this weekend.

Come and join us this Tuesday evening to celebrate student achievement. The BMHS Awards Ceremony will be streamed live at 7pm. The link will be sent to you on Monday evening or Tuesday morning. If you missed it on Tuesday evening, another link will be posted on our website at a later date.

This year’s Graduates of BMHS are starting their appointments this Friday. So, if you have not booked your appointment, please do so as soon as possible. You can book an appointment, using the following link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BMHSGRADS2020@nbed.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

If ever, you are having difficulties booking in our system, please call the school between 8:30am and 3:30pm early next week.

This is a great opportunity for the grade 12s to bring your textbooks; we will have a place for you to leave them when you walk in the school. Please write your name and your teacher’s name on a Post-it note or a sheet of paper inside of the cover. The current grade 9 to 11 will bring have to bring their textbooks in September.

This is the last week of instruction. Teachers are working hard to make sure they can assess everyone’s assignments. So please, respect the teachers’ deadlines for the final assessments that are due this week. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and I congratulate all students for doing their best during these difficult times.

Please stay safe and healthy!

 

Martin Daigle​

May 15
Talk Mail - May 15th

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

 

·         The last week of learning for this semester will be from June 8 to June 12. We expect that all work should be submitted before June 12, 2020.

 

·         Students who are going for a credit in their classes must make sure to hand-in assignments and evidence of learning on a regular basis. Teachers must be given a chance to give feedback and review the learning. It is impossible for teachers to receive all the work in the last week of the semester unless the teacher has specifically asked students to return their portfolio or work at the end of the semester. Teachers will reach out to student within the next few business days to let the students know if they are “on-track” to get the credit.

 

·         “L’Université de Moncton” will be offering a virtual online program in French for grade 9 and 10 students. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic this vastly popular summer program will consist of themed weeks in the month of July.  Students can choose to register in as many weeks as they want, up to the maximum of four weeks. The best part, it is offered free of charge. You must register before May 24th. You can find more details on the district and the school websites.

 

·         Any graduates requiring final transcripts be sent must submit the request through “Schoolcash” online, https://angloeast.schoolcashonline.com/. (You can also find the link on the school website bmhs.ca.)  Where it asks reason for request, write FINAL TRANSCRIPT and make sure you include an email address to send it.  It will be sent to the requested school once final marks are done in June.  If you have any questions please email monique.tower@nbed.nb.ca

 

 

Have a wonderful long weekend and stay safe!

 

M. Daigle​

April 29
Talk Mail - Grade 12's

​Grade 12 students registered to take the AP exams in May (or June) must read

through the Testing Guide information in preparation for their exam. The

checklist is also very helpful for exam day. Printed copies of the checklist will

be available at the main door when students come to retrieve their belongings

from school next week. We wish our students the best of luck writing these

exams.

How to Prepare Your Students for

the 2020 AP Exams

Additional information is now available to help you guide your students through the AP® Exam day experience. New Resources • 2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.9 MB): The guide, designed for educators to walk their students through test day, provides information about:

◦ The AP Exam e-ticket ◦ Five steps to take before test day ◦ Understanding the test day experience ◦ Exam scores, credit, and placement

• 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/526 KB): Teachers should have their students complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.

• Explainer Videos: New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist.

Other Reminders • AP Exam Demo (available May 4): AP students should use the clickable exam demo to practice the different ways to submit their exam responses. The demo will help students confirm that their testing device will be able to access and run the online exam. If they can’t access the demo, the final slide of the Testing Guide can help them troubleshoot. The sample content in the demo will be the same for all users and isn't a practice exam. We’ll send educators and students an email to remind them when the demo is available. Please encourage your students to take this important preparation step.

• Online AP Classes and Review Sessions prep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.

• Student Outreach:

◦ If you have any difficulty reaching your students, use your student roster in My AP to access email addresses and phone numbers. ◦ If any of your students are having difficulty receiving College Board emails, walk them through the steps on the "Confirm your email address" page​

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