Bear Den News

February 1 - 5, 2021



  • 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.

Congratulations Bears!

Maggie, Alyssa and Alaina

Crochet Club

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

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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 -


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!

Drone Class at 174 Attack Wing

Announcing Take & Make Activity!

The Library is sponsoring a monthly "Take & Make" craft. They will have all the materials and you'll need to make your craft. This month's theme is all about valentines. Stop by the Library and pick up your Take & Make or email Mrs. Klucznik ( to have it ready for pickup.

Privacy Day!

Last week the world celebrated Privacy Day. This is a day celebrated in 49 countries around the world including the US and Canada. Now is the time to jumpstart your journey into protecting yourself and others while using technology. Check out the Data Detox Kit which is a series of guided activities designed to help you on your journey to digital wellbeing.

National School Counselors Week (We love our Counselors!)

National School Counseling Week will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Thank you Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Weigelt and Mr. Haden for all that you do every do. Go Bears!


Chess Club - Sullivan

The Town of Sullivan Chess Club has gone virtual for now. We are meeting online at Monday nights at 6:15. We invite you to join us.

If you don't have a 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 -

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.

Science Olympiad

The results from the MIT Science Olympiad Invitational are in and congratulations to our Sounds of Music competitors Brianna Crystal and Mya Vincent for pacing the team with the top finish in the 17 events. All Science Olympians are asked to please check email and respond to the form sent out yesterday regarding the upcoming winter break. Updated practice schedules will also be released this week so stay on top of the email communications. Thanks and GO BEARS !

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