Brunswick Area School News 4-15-21

FCPC Career and Technology Center to resume “Shadow” program

CTC is opening up again for interested 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to shadow (virtual) select programs starting on Thursday, April 22, running through Thursday, May 20.

Listed below are programs that are re-opening:

Advanced Floral Design


Auto Body/Collision Repair



Culinary Arts

Digital Design & Printing Methods


Teacher Academy

Web Technology

*Automotive Tech (shadowing for waitlist only)

*CAD Architecture (shadowing for waitlist only)

*CAD Engineering (shadowing for waitlist only)

*Homeland Security/Criminal Justice (shadowing for waitlist only)

*HVAC (shadowing for waitlist only)

*Television/Multimedia Production (shadowing for waitlist only)

*Please note that some programs are shadowing only for a spot on the waitlist

Interested students should sign up for shadowing now by going to this link or visiting the Admissions tab and filling out the online request for a virtual shadow form.

** (Students interested in shadowing and applying to a program at the FCPS Career & Technology Center will need to log in with their FCPS Student User ID & Password to access the Shadow Request Form and/or the Online Application. FCPS Student User IDs start with the student’s birth year, followed by their first initial and last name (ex. 01WSmith). Students do not need to include my.fcps.orgafter their User ID. Passwords are unique to each student. Students will receive a confirmation email when submitting a Shadow Request or CTC Application at their email account.)

IMPORTANT!  Applications accepted during 2nd Round Shadowing are accepted on a first come-first serve basis. Questions?  Contact or 

BHS announcements for April 15, 2021 are available at:

Order Your BMS Yearbook and Upload Photos!

Have you ordered your child’s BMS 2020-2021 yearbook and uploaded photos to share memories and moments from the year?  Be sure to upload portraits and candids now!  This Friday April 16th is the last day to upload pictures!  Click the link below to order a yearbook or submit photos.

Order your yearbook before April 25th to guarantee a copy!

BMS  Yearbook HUB

Habits of Work Pilot at BMS

At Brunswick Middle School (BMS) we are working on a process to help us better communicate progress to our students and parents. Specifically, we are working to ensure that academic progress is reported separately from work habits.  Habits of Work are defined as non-academic behaviors that contribute to academic success.  Examples include but are not limited to independence, effort, attendance, responsibility, etc.

As part of our work at Brunswick Middle School to separate these two different, but important components of learning, we have developed a pilot group of teachers who will be providing some of their students with both a report card and a report on their student’s Habits of Work. It is important to note that not all BMS teachers are part of this pilot and not all students will receive this report while we are in the pilot phase of this program. If your child’s teacher is participating and your child will be receiving a Habits of Work report, you will be notified by the classroom teacher and more details will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Warren ( or Ms. Hale ( by phone (240-236-5400) or email.

FCPS Parent Preference Survey

Please Respond By Friday, April 16

FCPS is planning for all students to return to school in-person five days per week in the next school year, 2021-2022. An all-virtual option will be offered as well. All planning will be in accordance with recommended health and safety guidelines per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local health departments. We need to hear from you about your preference for your child’s learning model in the next school year. By filling out the survey, you are not committing your child to a particular learning model at this time. This information is critical for planning purposes only.

Please complete the survey for each child you have enrolled in an FCPS school:  The survey closes on April 16.


FCPS tiene previsto que todos los estudiantes regresen a la escuela en persona cinco días a la semana durante el próximo año escolar, 2021-2022. También se ofrecerá una opción totalmente virtual. Toda la planificación se realizará de acuerdo con las pautas de salud y seguridad recomendadas por los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), así como por los departamentos de salud estatales y locales. Necesitamos saber su preferencia por el modelo de aprendizaje de su hijo en el próximo año escolar. Al completar la encuesta, no compromete a su hijo con un modelo de aprendizaje en particular en este momento. Esta información es fundamental solo para fines de planificación.

Complete la encuesta para cada niño que tenga inscrito en una escuela de FCPS:  La encuesta se cierra el 16 de abril.

BES PTO Fundraiser- Hershey Park Tickets

Looking to bring the fun back for 2021? BES PTO is selling Hershey Park tickets.

Hershey Park reopened this weekend and is welcoming people back to for a bigger than ever safe fun family experience.

The BES PTO is selling discounted tickets that will be (new this year) good for the entire 2021 season! From once we get tickets until 1/2/2022.

Tickets are $40, that’s a discount of over $34 off the gate price.

Tickets will be available for pick up around 5/17/2021

To purchase, click HERE.

Any questions please contact

Brunswick High School Spring Sports Tryouts


Student athletes participating in try-outs will need to complete the following:




JV Baseball:  10:00am Baseball Field

Varsity Baseball:  12:00pm  Baseball Field

Varsity/JV Softball:  9:00am Softball Field

Girls JV/Varsity Lacrosse:  9:00am Field behind the school

Boys JV/Varsity Lacrosse:  12:00pm Lower field behind the school

MONDAY 4/19/21:

Boys/Girls Tennis: 2:45pm  Tennis Courts

Boys/Girls Outdoor Track:  2:30 Stadium


Unified Track 2:30pm  Stadium

Please contact athletic director if you have questions.

REMINDER: Board of Education seeks applicants for Racial Equity Committee

The Board of Education of Frederick County is seeking applicants for its Racial Equity Committee. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 19, 2021.

If interested in applying, your application letter should include your name, address, telephone number and email address. Applicants should also include an attached resume. In your letter, answer the following:

1. Explain your desire to participate on this committee.
2. What experiences do you possess in working with groups to achieve goals partially established by others?
3. Describe your background or experiences in working to mitigate inequities and the specific skills you would bring to this committee.
4. What expectations do you have for a committee of this nature? Explain how you believe this committee will impact Frederick County Public Schools.
5. To apply for a position on the Racial Equity Committee, please submit a letter of application to, or submit a hardcopy to:

Board of Education of Frederick County
c/o Kathryn Fostik, Executive Assistant to the Board
191 S. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Applications will be accepted through April 19.The BOE will approve and appoint members to the Racial Equity Committee at its May 12 Board meeting.

FCPS Challenges Program to Change Name

The Frederick County Public Schools Challenges Program will soon be changing its name to either Communication Connections or Expressions, and we would love your vote, and feedback, on the final selection.

The Challenges Program provides integrated support to students with autism and/or severe communication disorders.

A workgroup was organized to create a new moniker that would not only embody the purpose of the program, but would also evoke a sense of optimism associated with positive student outcomes. The group discussed many possibilities, settling on two names. The public is being asked to weigh in.

If you would like to vote for your preference, please visit the following weblink to do so:

Voting will close April 16.

Jim Castle

Posted by: Jim Castle

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