BPS District Newsletter
2024 is off to a Phenomenal Start!
The accolades keep coming in for our Canalmen through new programing and time honored traditions. Check out all of the amazing things that our students and staff are doing!
(pictured Bourne High School juniors Emilie Moll, left, and Carley May competed at their first DECA conference on Jan. 4-5.Read below for the full story.)
New Bourne High School DECA Chapter Successful in First District Competition
After being formed just three months ago, the new Bourne High School DECA Chapter saw significant success in its district competition last week.
Bourne High School DECA has 30 founding student members in the chapter and 14 members competed in their first competition at the District 8 Conference at the Emerald Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis on Jan. 4-5.
The high school's new DECA chapter furthers the efforts of Massachusetts DECA and DECA Inc. at the local level teaching students about marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and business education.
At last week's conference, Bourne students competed with 650 students from 13 school districts throughout the South Coast region. The Bourne students ranged from freshmen to seniors and competed in the areas of retail, marketing, entrepreneurship, hospitality and finance.
Ty Kelley, BHS senior Wins the Prestigious Otto Graham Award
Congratulations to BHS'sTy Kelley who is an excellent scholar-athlete. Ty is the first BHS Otto Graham winner since 2011. Read about Ty's accomplishment and hear his acceptance speech! You can also watch the recent news clips about Ty below.
More Highlights from Around the District
Thank you for your service to BPS!
Recent retirees Kathy Anderson (left) & Linda Edridge (right) join Cyndy Flanders (not pictured) as proud BPS retirees. Thank you for your decades of service to our BPS students!
School Committee Info from January 3, 2024
BES Student Spotlight
Our Student Spotlight for January included a great presentation about the recent "Career Hop" that all 2nd graders participated in with our BHS Senior Interns. Students were able to visit the tables of the careers they are interested in, or would like to learn more about, and the interns answered questions and presented to the second graders. This collaboration will continue throughout the school year!
Check out this link for more pictures and videos. Bournedale Elementary School Student Spotlight - “Career Hop with the BHS Interns”
BHS Program of Studies
Changes and additions to the BHS Program of Studies that explains all of the great offerings at BHS was presented and approved by the School Committee. for the full updated version click here: 24-25 Bourne High School Program of Studies. Watch for more info about our transition and welcome events for new high school Canamen!
The Superintendent Goals for the next two years were approved. Read about them here: Superintendent’s Goals 24-25
Also, the school year calandar for the 24-25 School Year
Staff Highlights and Good News
- BMS's Cyndy Beaudoin and Angela Ribeiro attended an evening presentation from Ruth Oppenheim, a 96 year old Holocaust survivor who shared her narrative of surviving Nazi Germany. Cyndy and Angela were joined by many of our 8th grader scholars - in person and via Zoom. Thank you, Angela and Cyndy for bringing this learning experience to our students and for sharing Ruth's call to action for young people: "Be aware, be alert, be dedicated. The opposite of hope is unthinkable."
- BPS ESL teachers Rachel Sellers, Michele Maia, Brittany Robinson, and Hana Walsh for hosting a well-attended and informative ESL/MLL Parent Event! Thank you - Principal Carpenito, Lisa Dix, Abby Downing, and Bethany Magnatta for assistance feeding the crowd and entertaining our younger attendees! The evening's presentation, as well as other information about BPS ELL Services is on our site under the Parent/Caregiver tab.
- BIS's Dr. Michael Smith presented his original elementary band curriculum at the National Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, IL.
Dates to Remember
BES - Thursday, January 11th PTA Family Fun Night with the Toe Jam Puppet Band 5:00-6:00PM
BMS - Friday, January 12 - Grade 8 Dance 6:00PM-8:00PM
ALL SCHOOLS - Monday, January 15th and Tuesday, January 16th NO SCHOOL
BES - Thursday, January 18th Math Night 5:30-6:30PM
BMS - Thursday, January 18 - Grade 6 Theater Performance Day
Week of January 22nd - Great Kindness Challenge Week!
BHS - Monday, January 22nd - Program of Studies Night 6:00PM
BIS - Wednesday, January 24th - Math Night 6:00PM-7:00PM
BES - Thursday, January 25th - Book Nook
BMS - Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28 - BMSDC Presents Willy Wonka (see picture for details)
See the BPS District Events Calendar on the website for all upcoming events.
Check out Arbiter Sports for the winter athletic schedules. Hope to see you at a game!