BPS District Newsletter
A GREAT START TO THE YEAR
The 2023-2024 school year has kicked off in a big way with learning filled days, afternoons with engaging athletics and co-curriculars and events most evenings. We hope that you enjoy this newletter highling some of the amazing things happening in Bourne Public Schools.
(pictured at the the Community Resource Fair at the Bournedale Stars Shine Brighly photo booth.)
"My Jersey, Your Impact"
The BHS football team Senior athletes took the lead in initiating a meaningful tradition known as "My Jersey, Your Impact." This innovative program involves Senior athletes selecting a teacher from their educational journey spanning kindergarten through twelfth grade who has left the most profound impact on their lives. These students will then present their cherished jerseys to the chosen educators, expressing their gratitude and sharing the lasting impression these mentors have made. In a heartwarming display of support, the teachers will proudly don the jerseys during the seniors' last home game, tonight's Friday night game against Case HS, symbolizing the enduring connections between educators and students. This initiative not only unites the football team and their educators but also strengthens the bonds within the school community, celebrating the positive influence of these unsung heroes in shaping young lives.
NBC Boston covered the story, available here.
School Improvement Plans
The School Committee approved the four School Improvement Plans at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The School Improvement Plans outline goals that each school will work to accomplish over the coming school year.
The Bourne Advantage - Reimagining Education
Career and College Exploration Day
BHS students took part in their 2nd Annual Career and College Exploration Day. Click on the link and check out their experiences.
Thank you to all of the local businesses and agencies who graciously hosted our students and shared their narratives - at no cost as well as the Nye Grant for providing transportation!Thank you, as well, to Cape Cod Five & National Grid for subsidising the Zephyr Boat trip. (For more of the story click here and the link above)
7th and 8th Grade Bourne Advantage Showcase
The 7th and grade students spent the day at Bourne High School learning about the many opportunities such as engaging electives, Innovation Pathways and senior internships. Below are some pictures from the day and evening showcase event for families. Click Here for the detailed handout from the evening outlining all of our exceptional programs.
School Committee Info.
Meet the New School Commitee Student Advisory Representative
Bourne High School senior Mackenzie McMaster has been selected as the new Student Advisory Representative for the Bourne School Committee. McMaster, who is a member of the Bourne High School Advisory committee and senior class president, was voted into the role by her peers. As the student advisory representative, McMaster is responsible for presenting monthly student updates, being informed on current issues and advising the School Committee regarding the student experience in Pre-K through grade 12 and above. (For the full story click here)
Commissioner of Education Visits Bourne
Bourne Middle School had some special guests on October 5th from the Massachusetts Department of Education. Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley and his colleague Anne Marie Stronach visited the school for several hours because he was interested in seeing first-hand the welcoming atmosphere and high caliber learning environments that we have here. His visit included classroom observations where he chatted with students and staff as well as conversations with administrators about how MA DESE can support our work.
BIS Kicks off One School, One Book
During October, Bourne Intermediate students are participating in the national family literacy program, One School, One Book. Students were tasked with reading a book with their families at home, while celebrating and exploring the novel during the school day. (Click here for the full story)
Pictured is BHS student Aspen Langley engaging students as one of the main characters in Wish Tree.
In case you missed it...
Dates to Remember
Monday, October 23rd Math and Muffins with Mrs. Dix
Monday, October 23rd 6PM - Virtual Caregiver Workshop: Healthy Choices & Vaping
Tuesday, October 24th - BIS Monster Mash!
Thursday, October 26th -BMS PTA Spaghetti Supper (Book Fair will also be open)
Thursday, October 26th Come visit our Bournedale Trunk at Trunk or Treat at the Community Building on Main Street from 5:00-6:00 PM
Friday, November 10th, Veterans Day (observed) - No School Thank you to our Veterans!
Wednesday, November 22nd-24th, No School - Thanksgiving Break
See the BPS District Events Calendar on the website for all upcoming events.