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September 28
Talk Mail Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Dear Highlander Community,


Contrary to my previous message where I said that the cafeteria will be closed for the year. The cafeteria will reopen on Monday October 3rd.


The PSSC is looking for 3 new members. If you are interested in joining the committee, please send Mr. Daigle via email before Friday at 3pm September 30th, 2022: If many parents show interest, we will have to go to an election.


September 28
Talk Mail for Wednesday, Sept 28th


Bernice MacNaughton High School

Thursday, September 29th, 2022


This is a reminder that schools and government offices will be closed this Friday, September 30th in recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day.  In previous years, September 30th was a school day and members of our school community were encouraged to wear orange shirts to honour and recognize the survivors of Canada's Residential School System, the children lost, and the impacts on First Nation and Metis communities.

As there will be no school on Friday, we are encouraging students and our school community to wear orange on Thursday, September 29th.  Students and staff have been engaged in learning activities related to Truth and Reconciliation, Residential Schools, and Cultural Awareness throughout the week. 


·         Mrs. Dominie and Mr. Harris will be offering a 2nd session on post-secondary education and scholarships this Thursday, Sept. 29th in the theatre from 12:30-1:00 pm.

·         The University of British Columbia will be here on Tues., Oct. 4th at 3:30 for ANY students who would like to more about UBC. 

·         Dalhousie University will be here for a lunchtime visit Friday, Oct. 7th


·         Do you have a classical guitar you are no longer using? The BMHS Music Department would love to put it to use! If you can help in this way, please contact Mrs.





September 23
Talk Mail for Friday, September 23rd, 2022


TALK MAIL FOR Friday, September 23, 2022


There is no school on the national truth and reconciliation day September 30th.

From September 26th to September 29th, students and staff will be marking Reconciliation Week in a variety of ways. On Monday, we will be raising the “Every Child Matters” flag and having an assembly with Knowledge Keeper and Cultural Coordinator, Nicole Porter, from Fort Folly First Nation. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students can participate in rock painting in rooms 117, 118, and 211. Students need to sign up for this activity. Finally, on Thursday, we ask students to wear orange for Orange Shirt Day to honour the survivors of residential schools and to remember the children who never made it home.

The PSSC is meeting Tuesday evening at BMHS. If you are interested in joining the committee, please let Mr. Daigle know via email before Monday at noon:


There are two upcoming ice times for girls’ hockey Friday, Sept 30 at 4:00 and Monday, Oct 3 at 4:00, both at the Superior Propane Centre, Rink C? All are welcome. Also, the coaching staff is looking for assistants so if you would like to help out as an assistant coach for Girls Hockey, please contact Eric Matheson at

September 16
BMHS Talk Mail for Friday, Sept 16th, 2022

Talkmail               Friday, September 16th


Please review and return the student data collection sheets as soon as possible.  This allows us to have accurate contact information and medical data in the event of an emergency.


School fees and forms can be paid/signed on School cash online.


School lockdown drill will be practiced with the RCMP on Wednesday, September 21st.  This drill sometimes causes angst with some students so please reassure them and review the importance of the drill.

Meet the Teacher Night will be on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm in the theatre.  Save the date in your calendar and bring a copy of your child’s schedule to know which teachers to visit by order of the 5 periods.  (You will be able to access this from the parent portal 😊)

Instructions for creating the parent portal account are posted on our school website.


Today is the deadline to submit the Grade 9 Immunization consent forms onlinePlease use the link below.


Please note that BMHS is a scent-free school.  We have many staff and students with significant allergies that are negatively affected by scents.


The BMHS Music Department will be offering BAND to any student who plays a band instrument. Rehearsals will be held, Mondays and Thursdays after school from 3:45 – 5:00 pm beginning on Thursday, September 22.  Contact Linda Touchie for more Information.


School photo day is Friday, September 23rd


Reach for the Top is a team-based trivia game where we compete against other high schools.  The topics range from politics to physics, Pokemon to pop culture, history, sports, and music.  We need grade 9s, 10s, 11s, and 12s.  It’s fun and you will meet a lot of new people.  See Mrs. LeBlanc in Room 212 if interested.​ 

September 12


You must fill out the form even if you do not want your child to receive the immunizations.

Mr. Daigle


Dear Parent/Guardian,

SUBJECT:              Vaccination against meningococcal (meningitis) and varicella for grade 9 students

During the school year, Public Health Nurses will be offering vaccination clinics at schools for grade 9 students.

Please follow the directives below to accept or refuse vaccines for your child:

If you have questions about vaccines offered at school, you can:

  • Contact Marilyne, Public Health Nurse at (506) 869-6492

The clinic date will be December 6th, 2022 at BMHS.

Thank you for your collaboration,

Marilyne Lavallée, RN

Public Health Nurse

Immunization School Program Coordinator

September 09
TALKMAIL - September 9th

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Talk Mail      Friday, September 9th



Please review and return the student data collection sheets as soon as possible.  This allows us to have accurate contact information and medical data in the event of an emergency.



Now that our grounds are nearing completion, we will begin our fire drills.

School lockdown drill will be practiced with the RCMP on Wednesday, September 21st.  This drill sometimes causes angst with some students so please reassure them and review the importance of the drill.



Next Friday, September 16th we will be hosting our annual corn boil for students after school followed by our home football game on the back field.

Meet the Teacher Night will be Thursday, September 22nd.  Save the date in your calendar and bring a copy of your child’s schedule to know which teachers to visit by order of the 5 periods.  (You will be able to access this from the parent portal 😊)

The school photos will be on September 23rd.



Instructions for creating the parent portal account are posted on our school website.



Most student schedules are fixed, but we do continue to have new registrations happening. Thank you for your patience during this first week.

The cafeteria will be closed on Monday, September 12th and hoping for it to be open Tuesday September 13th


June 13
​Talk mail – June 10, 2022

Talk mail – June 10, 2022


·         Next week is final assessment and evidence for learning week here at BMHS. You can find the final assessment week schedule on the school website. There are some exams, final interviews and presentations happening all week.

·         BMHS will be holding in-person graduation on Thursday, June 23rd, at 7PM at the Wesleyan Church on St. George Blvd. There is no cost, but tickets are limited, the graduates will have to let us know how many they need during the first rehearsal. There will be three rehearsals for graduation. The grads must attend all three. The two first rehearsals will be next week at noon on Tuesday, June 14th, and Thursday, June 16th in the BMHS auditorium. The third will be at the Wesleyan at 9 am sharp on the day of graduation June 23rd, 2022.


·         The next big, exciting, event for our grads is Prom. This will be the first school hosted prom since 2019!! We are having it at Royal Oaks from 7pm to 11pm on Tuesday June 21st. The cost is free for the BMHS grads if they have paid their grad fee of $130.


·         It is important that all uniforms, textbooks must be brought back by the end of the week. All school fees must paid ASAP on School Cash online.


·         Graduating students who have received a scholarship or bursary, including Entrance Scholarships, and would like them recognized in the graduation program need to submit documentation to Mr. Harris or Mrs. Dominie in Guidance by Friday, June 17 at the latest. Documentation can be emailed to them as well.


·         Graduating students who are going onto post-secondary in the fall must decide to have their final transcripts sent to the college or university they plan on attending. This can be done by filling out the Orange Final Transcript Request Form available in the guidance or the front office. This should be done ASAP.


·         We wish the best of luck to all students on their final assessments!



June 02
Talk Mail for Thursday, June 2nd, 2022


TALK MAIL FOR Thursday, JUNE 2nd, 2022


The end of the year is fast approaching, which means a lot of upcoming events for our Grads of 2022. First, this Friday, June 3rd, the BMHS Grads will have two boats in the annual Greater Moncton Dragon Boat Festival, which raises funds for the Lions Sick Kids Foundation.  All eight local high schools have entries in the event, which occurs at Jones Lake, and begins at 2:30 pm.  Come on down and support this worthy cause.


Then we have our “Graddies! A night in Vegas” event coming up on the last day of classes, June 10th. The event will begin at 5:30 with doors opening at 5 pm. Grads are asked to dress semi-formally for this event as its theme is an awards show/night in Vegas vibe. The cost of the event is 15$ but we will be providing the grads with supper, entertainment, and big-ticket prizes. Tickets for this event are on sale until this Friday in the foyer as well as SchoolCash Online. 


The next big, exciting, event for our grads is Prom. This will be the first school-hosted prom since 2019!! We are having it at Royal Oaks from 7 pm to 11 pm on Tuesday, June 21st. The cost is free for the BMHS grads so long as they have paid their grad fee of $130. Guest passes for non-BMHS grads cost $25. These are on sale in the foyer all this week and at the start of next.  Payments can also be made on SchoolCash Online, however, students must still sign up in person in the foyer, as there is specific information required for the guests.


Finally, BMHS will be holding in-person graduation on Thursday, June 23rd, at 7 PM at the Wesleyan Church on St. George Blvd.  There will be a few practices during exam week when tickets will also be handed out to Grads.  There is no cost, but tickets are limited; more information will be shared with Grads and their families over the next few weeks.


Anyone who has borrowed a school instrument is reminded to return it before the end of classes.

Anyone that has borrowed a library book is reminded to return it before the end of classes.

A reminder that all Fees owing must be paid before the end of classes. 




May 27
Talk Mail for Friday, May 27th, 2022




We are so excited for Mayday this Tuesday, May 31st. We suggest students wear sunscreen and bring their water bottle! Mayday ends at 9PM. Please arrange to get picked up at this time. If you have not purchased a ticket, your last chance is to go on School Cash Online this week.


You can find a link to the Final June Assessments in your email or on our website.

May 13
Talk Mail for Friday, May 13th, 2022

The Grade 10 Post-Intensive French Reading assessment(for Grade 10 students taking PIF 10) and the Grade 10 French Immersion Reading assessment (for Grade 10 students taking FILA 10) will be administered Wednesday, May 25 th

 Please ensure that students:

 ·         bring a laptop or tablet on May 25th

·         check their devices prior to their writing day to be certain they meet the technical requirements of the online platform.

·    alert the school if they do not have access to a suitable device so that alternate measures may be taken.

·         bring their devices to school on the day of the assessment fully charged and with a charger.

·        explore the practice test in preparation for the assessment.

 The assessment must be completed while students are at school.

The assessment may not be completed using a smartphone

·         MAY DAY YAY!!! Early bird tickets are now available on SchoolCash Online until May 20th for the biggest and best May Day yet. On May 31st, grade 8 students will visit BMHS, then all our Highlanders with tickets will join the festivities. It has been far too long since students were able celebrate all together. We hope your child can join this auspicious event. Included in the ticket is SUPPER, SNACKS, ALL ACTIVITIES, 5 bingo cards for AWESOME PRIZES and if we sell enough tickets there will also be giant inflatables, more bursaries for grade 12s, bubble soccer and a HYPNOTIST! Please support this fundraiser and community builder. Thank you!


·         Today we were informed that the fencing around the new school site will start to be installed on Monday May 16th.  Please advise students and staff that the sidewalk on the west side of the driveway will be closed starting Monday morning.  Students can access the school from St. George Blvd by the new temporary sidewalk on the east side of the driveway.


·         The Track & Field team is looking for volunteers for the following dates:

Saturday, May 14 @UdeM Time to be Determined

Tuesday May 17 5:30 - 7:45 pm @ UdeM

Saturday, May 21 @UdeM Time to be Determined

Please let Mr. Bryden know if can help and/or have any questions.

·         There will be no school for students on Friday, May 20th due to NBTA Branch Day or Monday, May 23rd Victoria Day holiday. 


·         Students were sent home on May 5th with a statement of fees owing.  We ask that you please have all fees paid as soon as possible.  Grads will need their fees paid by June 1st.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 856-3469







May 06
May 6th 2022

Dear parents and guardians,

Nice weather is coming, and we encourage students to walk around the school during lunch time. The construction of the new school is slowly starting and I want to reminds students to be careful and not go in the areas where there are machines working. Grade 9 students are not permitted to leave the schoolground during lunch, it is a close campus for the grade 9. 

A selected group of students are doing the PISA exam this Wednesday and Thursday. These students and parents have been contact last week via email. The students will get more detailed information on Monday or Tuesday to know where and when they are going to write

We wish the best to the Model UN teams who are participating in this years event this weekend.

We have a group of students who are participating in "dramafest" this coming week. They are participating in the first dramafest since 2019. "Break a leg"

And finally, good luck to all students who are doing the AP Calculus exam on Monday morning.

Have a great weekend!


April 29
Talk Mail for Friday, April 29th, 2022

Bernice MacNaughton High School

Talk Mail for Friday, April 29th, 2022

Vaccination clinic for grade 9 students (meningitis and varicella)

Dear Parent / Guardian,

The immunization clinic will be held at BMHS on Tuesday, May 3rd for vaccines against:


Grade 9

·         Meningitis diseases (Men C-ACYW-135)

·         Varicella


On the day of the clinic, make sure your child:

·         has breakfast

·         wears a short-sleeved shirt


If your child is absent the day of the vaccination clinic, you can contact your local Public Health office to make an appointment for another date.

Please note, there is no longer a recommended interval between other vaccines and the Covid19 vaccine (for children 12 years old and older).

Thank you for your collaboration!

MAY DAY IS BACK!! Our Gathering of the Houses is finally back. Incoming Grade 8 students will visit on May 31 and ALL BMHS students are encouraged to attend this EPIC Highlander Gathering!! We will have PRIZES, FOOD, AMAZING ACTIVITIES unlike ever before! Tickets will be available May 5th on School Cash Online with the retro price of only $25 or for current students the EARLY BIRD special of only $20 if you buy by May 20th!

Grade 12 parents: If you have not yet filled out the ASDE School Forms on School Cash please do so as soon as possible.  We will need the release forms to share your child’s name on Grad Composite, Program etc.  If you do not see ASDE forms when you go into school cash, this means that you have already submitted the forms. 

PISA testing for randomly selected grade 10 students is happening on May 11th & 12th, 2022

AP exams are starting next week, we wish the best of luck to all our AP students. 

Out of bounds: If your child is currently attending BMHS as an Out of bounds student, please make sure to submit a new application for next year. This form must be submitted each year by April 30th.   Please visit the Anglophone East website -resources- registration- scroll to the bottom of this page and select application for enrolment at a school out of the geographic boundary.


April 08
Talk Mail April7th

Dear Highlander Parents and Guardians,


·         Next week we will be holding our Parent-Teacher Conferences; on Wednesday it will be from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM, and on Thursday it will be held from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  As it was in the fall, Parent Teacher meetings will be held virtually, either on Teams or via telephone. If you wish to speak in person to your child's teacher, please contact them via e-mail to set up a separate appointment.

Link (control/enter):  Bernice MacNaughton High School (


·         Respect, Equity, Diversity week is coming up April 25th-29th at BMHS. Events about cultural bias, social injustice, allyship, our earth, and trans-inclusion will occur throughout the week. School Cash donations can be made to RED Cross or Climate Action for any family wishing to contribute.


·         Congratulations to the BMHS Badminton team. 12 members of the team qualified for Provincials this weekend in Bathurst!  Good luck Highlanders!


·         BMHS Track & Field training is in full swing. Athletes of all levels and experiences are invited.  Please see Mrs. Helgason or Mr. Bryden in the library for more information.


·         If your child is currently attending BMHS as an Out of bounds student, please make sure to submit a new application for next year.  Please visit the Anglophone East website -resources- registration- scroll to the bottom of this page and select application for enrolment at a school out of the geographic boundary.


·                  There will be no classes for students on Thursday, April 14th.There will be no school on Friday, April 15th. (Good Friday) or Monday, April 18th (Easter Monday)


Have a nice evening!​

March 28
​Talk Mail March 28, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardians,


We are continuing the English Provincial Language Arts examination this week. We are following the schedule below. The grades 11 and 12 who are writing or re-writing the exams will be writing on Wednesday and Thursday of this week during the third period. We ask that student bring a device such as a laptop or a tablet (8 inches or more).



Due to the school closure on Friday, many student forgot to bring back the course selection sheet today to their homeroom teacher. It is important for students to bring their course selection sheet to their homeroom teacher tomorrow so we can finalizing our course selection process.  The course selection sheet must be signed by a parent or guardian.


Term three is finishing at the end of next week. Students should make sure they have all their assignments and assessments completed. Teachers need as much evidence of learning as possible to assessed the student learning accurately.

Have a great week!


March 18
​Talk Mail March 18, 2022

·         Track and field training began... each Tuesday and Thursday after school. Meet in the library… Training outside…
Students of all levels, grades, and experiences welcome.
Any questions please see Mr. Bryden or Mrs. Helgason in the library.


·         Hockey – The boys’ hockey team have two games remaining. They are playing Odyssée this evening at 7:30 at the Coliseum, all are welcome. Tomorrow, they are playing Harrison Trimble at 4 pm at Jean-Louis Levesque, only the immediate family are permitted to attend. The mask is still mandatory on campus, so you'll have to wear your mask.


·         The English Language Provincial Assessment/Reassessment (ELPA) will take place during the week of March 28 to April 1. Students will be writing during their English course and will receive more details next week. Students may take a practice test, the link is on our school's website:


·         The report cards will go out on Tuesday April 12 and the parent-teacher interviews will be on the evening of April 13th and morning of the April 14th.


·         On Monday, students will be selecting courses for the year 2022-2023. The course selection sheet will be returned home on Tuesday for review and signatures. They must be returned to their homeroom teacher by Friday March 25th.



Have a great weekend,



March 04
​Talkmail for March 4, 2021  

Any students interested in participating in this year's New Brunswick Provincial Drama Fest are invited to attend workshops on Monday and Thursday after school from 3:45 to 5:45. After March Break we will begin working on an original play to take in this year's festival.  New students are still welcome to attend.


Buy your child’s yearbook today! Yearbooks are $75 and can be bought at “SchoolCashOnline” until March 14th.


The course selection information is presently on the school’s website:  Some will be added early next week. The selection sheet for next year's Grade 11 and 12 courses is posted on the website. The school counsellors prepared a PowerPoint presentation with a voice-over to guide the student through the graduation requirements and advice for the course selection process. The students have viewed this presentation during homeroom yesterday.


When the students return after the March break there will no longer be COVID restrictions. We are looking forward to seeing all the students faces.


Have a great week!


Mr. Daigle​ 

February 21
Talk Mail February 21st

Dear Highlanders Families,

As of Friday, February 18, the province has changed the level of restriction, and we are now following the level one guidelines. You can find these on the district website: Here are the changes that we are bringing to BMHS.

  • Unfortunately, personnel and students must still wear a mask at all times.
  • Morning bells: Students are asked to be in class by 8:30 a.m. Make sure the door is open. The objective is to minimize gatherings in the main foyer in the morning.
  • The cafeteria will be at full capacity for luncheon. Students will not be allowed to eat in the main foyer, and in the hallways or benches.
  • Lunch in the classroom: we will continue to allow students to eat in the classroom, but minimize the number of classrooms used. We will revisit this practice after March break. I appreciate your understanding.
  • We are allowed to small assemblies and limited events. We are going to integrate them gradually back in our school culture while keeping safety for all in mind!

If a household member of a student or school personnel tests positive, the student or school personnel will not be permitted to attend school for 5-10 days depending on their vaccination status.

I would like to thank the parents/guardians in cooperating in informing the school of the positive cases. We will continue with the following process, in the case of a positive test of our students.

  • Isolate your child right away and follow provincial guidelines: Positive (
  • Inform your school by calling and leaving a message at 856-3469 or by completing the online form:
  • Report your positive test to Public Health (if POCT rapid test was used) Point of Care Testing – Positive Result Self Reporting (
  • Important: It is the parent’s responsibility to report their child’s absences in the “Safe Arrival/School Messenger”, not the teachers. They should use the code IL if they have COVID and OI if they are simply self-isolating.

There is a PSSC meeting this week on Tuesday evening, if you have any questions for the committee, please send them an email:

Grade 12 students that are doing their Oral Provincial Interview are asked to schedule their appointment time ASAP. They can get their information on the Teams page created by Mr. Agnew. 

On Thursday, we ask that student to wear BRIGHT COLOURS to remember the passing of our beloved Debbie Smith, who passed away last February 24th, 2021.


February 07
Quick COVID guidelines

Dear Highlander families,


It's great to see the students coming back to BMHS. It is important for us to continue the in-person learning so that we can all have an excellent semester. To minimize the likelihood of spreading the omicron variant, we ask students to follow some simple rules. We found that most of them do the best they can, but we have to remind them to respect the restrictions. We ask for your cooperation in speaking with your child about the importance of following school guidelines to ensure everyone's safety.

·         Students are always required to wear a mask, except when eating and drinking. A student could be sent home if he does not abide by that rule.

·         At breakfast, students must be in class, in the cafeteria or at home. Students may not hang around hallways or in their cars at noon.

·         If a new or worsening symptom develops, a student is not permitted to attend school until they have had a rapid negative test (POCT).

If your child has a positive test, as a parent or guardian, you need to:

·         notify the school by phone and leave a message at school 856-3469 or by completing the online form:

·         report a positive test to public health.

·         Complete "Absence Management" or "Safe Arrival" to report their attendance. (Code illness)

If you child must isolate due to a close contact, you must:

·         fill out the “Absence Management” or “Safe Arrival” to report their attendance. (Code OI)


We appreciate your cooperation in this matter,


BMHS Admin

January 14
Talk Mail Jan. 14th

​As per the announcement yesterday by the Government of NB and Public Health, students will remain learning from home until Friday, January 28th.    Second semester is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, February 2nd.   There will be no school for students on Monday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 1st for teachers to finalize marks for 1st semester and prepare for second semester courses as per the regular school calendar. 

All athletic activities are on hold until January 30th. 

We are very pleased to say we have a high student participation rate for online learning.   Please continue to encourage your child to sign on and participate in their classes to finish their first semester courses.   IF there are any concerns with finishing off a course, the student should be messaging their teacher for clarification.   We will follow the same daily schedule (found on our website) until January 28th. 

Enjoy your weekend!

January 07
Talk Mail Jan 7th

Talk mail                                                                                             Friday, January 7th, 2022


We hope everyone had a restful holiday break.  Happy New Year!

The school year will start a little differently than we expected.

Students will be learning online from home beginning on Tuesday, January 11th until further notice. 

Student expectations for online home learning

·         Online Learning for students will begin on Tuesday, January 11th starting at 8:45 AM.  The bell schedule and some online learning tips can be found on our website

·         Students are expected to communicate with their classes and teachers using Microsoft Teams for each class.

·         If students require anything out of their lockers/classrooms, they can stop and check in at the main office on Monday, January 10th between 8 am and 3:30pm.  A school staff member will take them to where they need to go.

·         Teachers will be working with students to ensure the completion of essential curriculum outcomes and essential work prior to the start of Semester 2 on February 2.

·         Regardless of either the possibility of in-person or online learning over the next 3 weeks, there will be no official exam week which was originally scheduled January 24-28th.  During that final week of semester 1, teachers will continue to work with students in their classes for continued demonstration of learning and collection of evidence of learning.

·         If any students are struggling with mental health in the next few weeks, we encourage them to make an appointment with one of our school counsellors.  There is a link on our website for them to do this.

Unfortunately, this is not how we wanted to begin 2022 at MacNaughton, but we know our Highlanders will continue to adapt, commit, connect and respect as we move forward!   

Have a good storm!

BMHS Admin​

December 17
BMHS Talkmail December 17, 2021

Classes end for students on Thursday, December 23rd at noon.


Students will return to school on Monday, January 10th from the holiday break.

The cafeteria is closed next week, so bring your lunch.

We wish to thank all of our Highlanders for their participation in the Fill the Bus campaign.  We are very fortunate to be able to share our donations with the local book bank and the monetary donations with our own school breakfast program. 

School photo retakes are happening on MONDAY, December 20th.

Grad photo retakes are happening on TUESDAY, December 21st.  Students need to make an appointment for the grad photo using the link below.

Last chance to get BMHS clothing for your Highlanders as Christmas gifts. The school store has a great Christmas promotion on… buy a BMHS toque and scarf $20. Contact Barb Wasson at to arrange a time to come in to do some shopping. Cash or cheque only.​

December 10
Talkmail for December 10, 2021

School photo retakes have been re-scheduled for Monday, December 20th.


Grad photo retakes will take place on Tuesday, December 21st.  Please use the link below to book appointment if you would like to have your grad photo retaken.


Thank-you to all parents, guardians, staff and students who donated to the Canadian Red Cross on Respect, Equity Diversity day. Together we raised over $450.00 for the Canadian Red Cross. 


Students interested in trying out for the BMHS Badminton team there will be an information meeting Wednesday December 15 in room 110 at the beginning of lunch.


The school store has a Christmas promotion on where you can purchase a BMHS toque and scarf for $20.  This is a $10 savings and is only available until Christmas.  Any parents wishing to take advantage of this awesome deal can contact Barb Wasson by e-mail  .  Cash or cheque only.

Cafeteria Services: Our annual Turkey Dinner will be Thursday Dec. 16th, this year for those who are interested.  The last day of cafeteria service will be December 17th.  Services will commence on January 10th.


Dec 23rd will be a half day for students.  We will email dismissal times when we get more information from District.​

December 07
November 26 Talkmail

Come out and support the boys and girls’ hockey teams this weekend. They are playing at the 46th Annual High School Hockey Classic tournament. The girls play Saturday morning at 8 am and then the boys’ game is at 9:45am both at the UniPlex in Dieppe.

Any parent/guardian wishing to come in to buy BMHS clothing for their Highlanders as Christmas gifts can contact Barb Wasson at to set up an appointment time.  We have hoodies and sweatshirts for $40, sweatpants for $35, face masks for $7, t-shirts for $20 and much more.  Cash or cheque accepted.

Highlanders are supporting the Home for Dinner initiative.  We're supporting Sue Stultz's annual Turkey Drive.  On Tuesday, November 30th , at the parent drop off zone, we would love for you to bring in a donation, either a turkey or some money so we can buy turkeys.  You can also donate at SchoolCash online, if that is more convenient.  Thank you for your support!

Save your virtual seat for the Dr. Michael Ungar virtual presentation on Thursday, December 2nd.  All details about registering are on our school website at

Grad Class of 2022.  Grad clothing is now available to order before December 2nd. 

To purchase or see the collection visit:

Please note there is no school on Friday, December 3rd due to the Professional Learning Day.  Our staff will be in workshops with Dr. Michael Ungar for the day.

School photo retakes will take place on Monday, December 6th for those who did not already have their photo taken or were unhappy with their original photo.


November 18
Talk Mail for Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Talk mail message                                                                                           Thursday, November 18, 2021


If you wish to place an order for school photos, we encourage you to follow the steps for online ordering in the package.   If you are unable to place an order online, you can send the order form back to the school by November 22nd at the latest.  The company indicated that orders placed by this date will be available by Christmas.

Just a reminder that Parent Teacher interviews are being held virtually tonight and tomorrow, Friday, Nov 19th in the morning.  Please respect your scheduled appointment timeframe so that teachers can honor the appointment times for other parents/guardians.

Any parent/guardian wishing to purchase BMHS clothing as Christmas gifts for their Highlanders can contact Barb Wasson by e-mail: to arrange a time to come into the school.  The store sells hoodies for $40, sweatpants for $35, masks for $7, t-shirts for $20 and much more.  

The School Counsellors are using a new online system where students can book their own appointments. To book an appointment students click on the “BMHS Counselling Appointment for Students” on the BMHS Website. There are also posters in the school with QR codes that students can scan with their phone. If students have any difficulty making an appointment they should check in with their counsellor at school.

SAVE THE DATE:  Bernice MacNaughton High School is proud to be hosting international speaker Dr. Michael Ungar on Dec 2nd in the evening for a virtual session open to Parents/Guardians and students.  We will be surveying students next week to gauge their level of resilience in preparation for his presentation.  The evening presentation topic will be  “Nurturing Resilience: Nine Ways Families, Schools, and Communities can Help Children Thrive”.   We have included some links to Dr. Ungar’s YouTube channel for a sneak peak and his biographical information below.

 What resilience is and isn't - 9 things children need by Dr. Michael Ungar - YouTube

A Conversation with Dr. Michael Ungar - Author of Change Your World - YouTube


Michael Ungar, Ph.D. is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University. His ground-breaking work as a family therapist and resilience researcher is recognized around the world, with much of that work focused on the resilience of marginalized children and families, and adult populations experiencing mental health challenges at home and in the workplace. Dr. Ungar has provided consultation and training to Fortune 500 companies like Unilever and Cigna, NGOs such as Save The Children and the Red Cross, and educational institutions and government agencies on five continents. He is routinely called upon by thought leaders such as the Boston Consulting Group and Canvas8. His work emphasizes how to use the theory of resilience to increase both individual and institutional agility during crises, with numerous organizations having adopted his concept of resilience as a negotiated process that enhances wellbeing and social responsibility.


November 15
Talk Mail Nov 15

Talk mail message                                                                                           Monday, November 15, 2021

It was wonderful to see our students and staff back in the building today learning.  We want to thank everyone for their efforts during the home learning experience.

Today, at the end of the day, students received their official report card.  These marks reflect evidence of learning from September 7th – November 5th.  

The cafeteria will re-open on Wednesday.


Students also received their school photo proofs today if they had their photo taken on October 21st.

If you wish to place an order for school photos, we encourage you to follow the steps for online ordering in the package.   If you are unable to place an order online, you can send the order form back to the school by November 22nd at the latest.  The company indicated that orders placed by this date will be available by Christmas.

Just a reminder that Parent Teacher interviews are being held virtually Thursday, Nov 18th in the evening and Friday, Nov 19th in the morning.  The booking site will close tomorrow Tuesday, November 16th at 3:30pm.  Please use the booking link provided to reserve your time to speak with teachers about your child’s progress.​

November 12
November 12th

November 12th – Talk Mail


Parent-Teacher Conferencing

Parents and guardians are invited to use the link below to book their virtual appointment time for Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday, November 18th from 6:30 - 8:00pm and Friday, November 19th from 9:00 - 11:30am.  The link will stay open for bookings until Tuesday, November 16th at 3:30pm. 

Mr. Dave Turcotte is currently being replaced by Mr. Jean Fortin.

Teachers are not listed in alphabetical order (the booking program won’t allow it).  Please search for your child’s teacher(s) and pick a convenient time for your appointment.

Bernice MacNaughton High School (


Wear RED day

Dear students, even you are home learning, wear red on Wednesday November 17th. Please watch the video that promotes and explains the purpose of the RED group.

Red Video — Kapwing



« Next week, ImaginAction’s Home for Dinner will be taking pre-orders for Krispy Kreme donuts at 11.99$/dozen! Please contact Mrs. Kinnie if you would like to make an order. All proceeds will go towards buying turkeys for the less fortunate during Christmas time. Thank you for supporting this initiative”


Have a great weekend!​

November 07
November 7th - Talk Mail

Talk Mail                                                                                                                    November 7th

 Dear Highlanders,

Here are a few important announcements.

Home learning will continue this week. Students should be on their "teams" at the start of each period. The attendance is recorded for each period.

The school is open tomorrow from 11:45am to 1:00pm for students to come get their belongings.

And finally, this message is for the Grads. We were able to get a second photographer for tomorrow at the off-site location (653 St. George Blvd.). If you do not have an appointment time, you should book a time ASAP.  If you do not participate in the sit-in, you will not be in the yearbook or the grad class composite.


Have a great evening!

BMHS Admin

November 05
November 5th, Talk Mail

Talk mail message                                                                                                           Friday, November 5th,2021


BMHS appreciates everyone’s effort this week in supporting their child’s learning under these extraordinary situations.

Home learning will continue next week if the CUPE strike has not been resolved.

If home learning continues next week, Monday from 11:45am – 1:00pm the school will be open for students to pick up any materials from their locker if they did not come by last week.  

Grad photo appointments will continue at the offsite location if the CUPE strike has not been resolved.  If a resolution is reached over the weekend, Monday’s appointments will still be offsite due to the set-up time for the equipment.   Stay tuned for an update regarding this information.

We understand that some graduates have not been able to book an appointment time for your grad photo.   The company is working hard to find a solution.  Potentially the company is trying to set up a 2nd camera at the offsite location.  If this is, the booking site will open-up with additional appointment times for those who were unable to book.   A message will be sent out once a decision is made.

Parent Teacher Interviews will take place virtually again this year.  An online booking system will be set up and the link sent in a talk mail message next Wednesday, November 10th.  The booking system will stay open until Tuesday, November 16th at 3:30pm.   Interviews will be held on Thursday, November 18th 6:30 – 8:00pm and Friday, November 19th 9:00 – 11:30am.  Please reserve your time for an appointment with the teachers of the classes you wish to check your child’s progress.

Varsity girls’ basketball tryouts will be held offsite on Sunday, November 7th from 5:00pm – 7:30pm at the North End YMCA, 70 Twin Oaks Drive.  The players will need to show ID and their vaccination record to be permitted in the building.

And finally, clocks are moved back an hour this weekend, Highlanders families are reminded to change your clocks at the end of the day Saturday. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7. So, students on Monday don’t turn on your teams’ classes one hour early, you have an extra hour to sleep.

We wish you a lovely one extra hour this weekend.​

November 03
Talk Mail to Graduates 2022 - Grad Photos

Talkmail message for Graduates                                                                               November 3rd, 2021


GRAD PHOTO update:

The company LIFETOUCH has been able to secure office space to honor the grad photo appointments for Thursday, November 4th and Friday, November 5th and into next week if the CUPE strike continues. 

The address of the new location is 653 St. George Blvd.  The building is St. George Place across from the Irving gas station and Down East Coffee.   To enter the building go to the right side of the building and use the first set of doors on that side of the building.

We will have BMHS signs indicating where to go once you enter.

Please show up 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to check in.

Make sure you have your debit card or cash to pay for the sitting fee.  (Cash may be best in case they cannot access internet at the site)  The gown and sash will be provided for the picture.  

For those grade 12 students who had appointments booked for Monday, November 1st to Wednesday, November 3rd please try to use the link below to re-book another available time for the remaining days Thursday, November 4 – Friday, November 12.   The hours have been extended to try to make up for cancelled appointments.

If you cannot keep your scheduled time, please cancel it so another student may be able to fill in the space.  Teachers will be made aware that grad photo appointments are moving forward.  It is the student’s responsibility to send a message to their subject teacher to let them know that their appointment time conflicts with the class time for that given period.  The student is responsible for catching up on the missed work and any instruction.

If you have any questions regarding the bookings, please reach out to Ms. Susan Lockwood via email at​

November 02
Talk Mail November 2nd

Talk mail message                                                                                                                              Tuesday, Nov. 2nd


As home learning continues, all Grade 9 students will be expected to register for “Take Our Kids to Work Day” this evening or tomorrow morning if they have not already done so.  Students are asked to sign into a TEAMS meeting with their Period 1 teacher Wednesday, Nov 3rd by 8:45am. Take Our Kids to Work day is an entire day event that will be held virtually, and Period 1 teachers will give more directions for the Grade 9 students entire day.   There is no need for Grade 9 students to check into TEAMS for Periods 2–5 on Wednesday.

Grad photos are still cancelled for Wednesday, Nov. 3rd.

We have been advised that the Bell phone number given as a resource to support students with at home learning technical problems was discontinued.  We apologize for any inconvenience.   If students are experiencing difficulty with technology, we ask them to troubleshoot with a friend or a teacher. 

Attendance - Teachers are recording attendance for at home learning daily.    This is based on students logging on to the TEAMS site to receive direction from their teacher.  Please make sure your child connects with each of their teachers daily through TEAMS to keep on top of their learning.  The expectation is that teachers can teach live via video or be present during the class to answer questions that students may have.

Just a reminder that some French Immersion students have an Oral Proficiency Provincial Exam coming up on Thursday and Friday. Please check your student email to find the time of your interview.


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