Brunswick Area School News 2-10-21
Railroader Nation, you will be pleased to know that we will in fact have a yearbook this year. There is much to be done, but we are confident that we will have a fantastic yearbook like we have had in the past. This is not a normal year and many of our events that occur at the beginning of the year will now be consolidated in order for us to make our deadlines. In addition some of our procedures have been adapted to meet the changing times.
If you are interested in one of our fantastic yearbooks you must order it online. The online ordering process is now open. Please use this link: www.yearbookordercenter.com and the BMS code is 29301. Similar to last year, we are offering two options: soft cover books are $30 and hardcover books are $35. This price includes a digital name imprint for every yearbook. Your child’s given name is the default for the imprint, and you will have the option to change it during the ordering process. All orders must be placed by April 25th to guarantee a copy of the yearbook. Please do not wait to order as we will only have a small amount of books to sell when they arrive. Any extra yearbooks that we receive will be on a first come, first serve basis. We anticipate the arrival of our yearbooks and distribution to be before students leave school in June.
Portrait Information – School Portraits will be taken February 23rd and 26th during the school day by Lifetouch. This allows students in Cohort A & B the opportunity to have their picture taken. Students remaining virtual can schedule a time to come in from 1:30 – 3:30 pm on either day for a school portrait. Using the BMS Yearbook Hub go to the “portrait information” tab and sign-up for a time slot. Additionally, you may choose to send in a picture of your child if having a school portrait taken at school is not an option for your family at this time. Directions for how to do this are also on the BMS yearbook Hubunder the “portrait information” tab.
8th Grade ONLY – There will be a section in the yearbook for 8th grade baby pictures/optional message to your 8th grader. Participation in this special opportunity is voluntary and will make the yearbook extra memorable for your child.
Your child’s given name will be listed in the yearbook. If you have a preferred name for your child we ask that you make that request on the BMS Yearbook Hub (Name Change Request).
Again we are very excited to get the opportunity to produce another great yearbook and look forward to seeing lots of photos from you to include in this year’s edition.
Ms. Clark & Ms. Innocenti
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Seven FCPS Music Students Make a Prestigious Grade
The Maryland Music Educators Association recognizes top performers
Kudos go out to seven Frederick County Public Schools music students named to various Maryland All State ensembles.
A rigorous audition process selects nearly 1,000 students from the 4,000 in Maryland secondary school music programs who audition for these ensembles.
Here are the FCPS students and the All State ensemble to which they were named (plus instrument) …
Junior Orchestra (Grades 7-9): Shawn Chen, Urbana High School, Violin; Elena Doyle, Brunswick High School, Violin; Ananya Nair, Urbana High School, Violin
Senior Orchestra (Grades 10-12): Irene Ki, Tuscarora High School, Violin; Esther Shue, Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Viola
Senior Band (Grades 10-12): Mylah Kittle, Walkersville High School, Clarinet; Amelia Jansen, Linganore High School, Trumpet
The Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) sponsors the annual All State Ensembles. MMEA’s mission is to provide professional development for music teachers and advance music education in Maryland schools.
For more information please visit MMEA’s website:https://www.mmea-maryland.org/2021-all-state-ensembles
FCPS Seeks Nominations for Tressler Award
Deadline Is March 19
Frederick County Public Schools is accepting nominations for the 2021 Charles E. Tressler Distinguished Teacher Award. Named for a former Hood College faculty member who encouraged young people to enter the teaching profession, this award recognizes an FCPS teacher who has had a significant positive impact on young people.
Hood College presents the Tressler award annually to honor distinguished teaching in the Frederick County public schools system. A gift from the late Samuel Eig of Gaithersburg, MD, established the award. Hood College will recognize the winner during its master’s degree reception, tentatively scheduled for May 14.
FCPS has posted eligibility and nomination criteria, nomination process and selection guidelines at www.fcps.org/awards. The school system welcomes nominations from current or former students, teachers and support staff, parents, community members, administrators and supervisors. Nomination packets are due to the FCPS Public Affairs Department, 191 S. East Street, Frederick, MD 21701, Friday, March 19, 2021.
Nominate an Outstanding FCPS Support Employee
Frederick County Public Schools is accepting nominations for the school system’s 2021 Support Employee of the Year Awards. The awards recognize outstanding members of FCPS support staff. Examples of staff classified as support employees are bus drivers; custodial, maintenance and warehouse staff; instructional assistants, community liaisons and user support specialists; secretaries; and those working in business support positions.
Nomination eligibility, criteria and process information are on-line at www.fcps.org/awards. Nomination packets are due Friday, March 26 to the FCPS Public Affairs Department, 191 S. East Street, Frederick, MD, 21701.
The Board will recognize one finalist from each of eight broad job classifications at the June 9 Board of Education meeting. During the recognition, Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban will present two of the eight finalists―one school-based and one non-school-based―the 2021 Support Employees of the Year. Finalists and Support Employees of the Year are chosen by a panel of FCPS staff across a number of departments.