Bear Den News
February 1 - 5, 2021
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
- Chess Club
- New Marking Period Starts!
- Crochet Club
- Report Cards Issued
All Week: Pick Up a Make and Take Activity @ the Library FREE!
Congratulations Alyssa, Maggie and Alaina!
Congratulations to Alyssa Bonfardeci (Treble Choir), Maggie Griffiths (Orchestra) and Alaina Pack (Band) who were selected to be among 719 of the finest high school musicians from Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont for their acceptance into the NAfME 2021 All-Eastern Honor Ensembles!
These 3 outstanding musicians were selected from 1150 All-State applicants and ranked by their state presidents to fill the ensembles.The students will be participating in a "Virtual Weekend” experience that will include keynote speakers, masterclasses with professional musicians, rehearsals with their conductors as well as opportunities to learn and network with colleges and universities of various types and participate in mock auditions.
This year, students will individually record their performance from home led by a virtual performance of their conductor. The recordings will be edited together to produce a virtual ensemble for the concert performance April 23 @ 8:30 pm.
All crochet club members who have not picked up supplies for Project Linus should swing by Room 210 some time today to see Mrs. Carpenter. There are plenty of great colors remaining and with a nor'easter in the forecast this is a fantastic time to get crocheting! New members are always welcome so anyone interested in participating, including those new to the craft, are welcome to join in. After ripping out her square for the 7th time on Sunday, Mrs. Carpenter is back on track and happy to offer shaky instruction or of course you can stop by and see the craftier Mrs. Matzke, Larissa Mulholland, Sarah Vigliotti, Riley Ellis or Abby McAlpine for help!! GO BEARS
S.A.D.D. - Students Against Destructive Decisions
This time of year can be very difficult physically and emotionally for many of us. Your SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter would like to share resources with you regarding mental
health and substance use, should you or a loved one need support,help is available.
Some Resources are:
JUUL quit text line or for information -
TEXT: DITCHJUUL to 88709
Mental Health Support Suicide hotline -
TEXT: HOME or GOT5 to 741741 1-800-273-TALK
Phone App -
Calm: free for Android and iPhone
Substance Use/Gambling -
TEXT: HOPENY to 467369
BRIDGES is offering virtual support groups for LGBTQIA youth ages 13-17 every Thursday @ 7pm. Registration is required. Call 315-697-3947
Drone Class Visits 174th Fighter Wing
The first semester of the new Drone Technology course wrapped up last week with an exciting field trip to the 174th Attack Wing. Host Bear Alumni Sargeant Courtney Wilson took the “drone squad” all over the base where they saw the MQ9 Reaper UAS up close, learned about all of the many systems and visited with a range of personnel from the Wing. Students in the course are now ready to tackle the FAA Part 107 test so look for some new remote pilots in the building this spring!
Announcing Take & Make Activity!
National School Counselors Week (We love our Counselors!)
Chess Club - Sullivan
The Town of Sullivan Chess Club has gone virtual for now. We are meeting online at Chess.com Monday nights at 6:15. We invite you to join us.
If you don't have a Chess.com account - it is free. You can sign us and join us by selecting the Monday club night event. - 15 min games
Find the club or copy the link - https://www.chess.com/live#r=897867
Join until 8:00 pm You need to sign in at least 1 hour before play.If there is less than 5 player the event is cancelled.