Brunswick Area School News 2-23-21

Incoming Grade 6 (Current 5th grade parents

Parent Orientation Night For Brunswick Middle School

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 from 6:30pm – 8pm 

Google Meet: Meeting ID:

Phone number: 1-513-818-1437 Pin: 968 994 571#

Parents and guardians of students who will be entering the 6th grade are invited to attend the Virtual Brunswick Middle School Parent Orientation Night. Throughout the evening you will have an opportunity to hear from staff about our school and the Middle School program.   We hope that the evening will answer many of the questions you may have pertaining to 6th grade, registration and placement, and the middle school program.  Please note that our new 6th grade students will have their own orientation during the student Move-Up Day event on May 27, 2021.  At this time the student orientation will also be virtual.  We encourage all parent(s)/guardian(s) to attend on February 24, 2021 as you plan for next school year.

** students may attend but the evening is parent-centered **

We hope to see you there!

Please enjoy the newest FCPS In a Minute video for February 19:

* The FCPS hybrid learning model got off to an amazing start this week.
* Butterfly Ridge Elementary School’s Casey Keyser wins a national education award.

Know someone who would enjoy FCPS video links to In a Minute? FindOutFirst sends them to subscribers selecting the FCPS Television, YouTube Videos news group at

FCPS Family Support Services presents:


Master PAL Training – How to use your child’s AAC Device
A Three Part Series
Speak AAC to EMPOWER Communication
ACT Team experts will share ways to help you help your child with their communication device.

Part 1: Thursday, February 25, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Click here to Register for Part 1

See the Flyer

Don’t forget to nominate a school counselor who has made a positive difference in the lives of others as “School Counselor of the Year!” Our FCPS School Counselors play a crucial role in helping students and families, especially during this particularly challenging time.

Nominations are due Friday, February 26:

BMS Yearbooks and School Portraits!

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: 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 Hub under 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.

Please note:

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.

Thank you,

Ms. Clark & Ms. Innocenti

(Yearbook Advisors)

The Community Foundation of Frederick County is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Brunswick High School – The Community Foundation of Frederick County Scholarship Presentation
Time: Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

The Community Foundation of Frederick County scholarship application will be available for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning March 1, 2021. The completed application with required attachments must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 31, 2021.

Students about to complete their senior year of high school, students already enrolled in a trade school, college or university, and non-traditional students over the age of 21 are eligible to apply. Scholarship criteria are established by the scholarship funds’ founding donors.  Some scholarships do not consider financial need. All students are encouraged to apply.

Jim Castle

Posted by: Jim Castle

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