Welcome to Buckfield Junior Senior High School!
First Student Day of School: Tuesday, September 1
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January 14 Middle School Parent Meeting
Buckfield Middle School staff invites parents to come to school the evening of January 14, from 5:30 until 7:00. There will be information specifically for 8th grade parents about the plans for this spring’s 8th grade trip. This annual trip is an important annual event that requires planning, coordination, & fundraising. Please contact Mrs. Caldwell (email@example.com) if you have questions about this event.
This initial meeting for the 8th grade trip will be followed by a Pot Luck Dinner for parents of students in both 7th & 8th grade, which will provide opportunity for discussion about Proficiency Based Education. Some parents may already recognized Proficiency Based Education to reflect changes required by the State of Maine for diploma requirements. This change does impact middle school students. Topics for conversation will be flexible, but may include: 1) Parent & student access to student grades & progress; 2) Grades; 3) Middle School Procedures; 4) High School Diploma Requirements; 5) Maine’s Guiding Principals; 6) Evidence of Proficiency; 7) Changes upcoming over the next few years; 8) Teacher Practice; 9) Community Partnerships; 10) Other topics as discusses. Please contact Mrs. Kimball (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about this event.
Sophomore Career Fair
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 the Buckfield High School sophomore class will attend a career fair at CMCC. The bus will leave at 8:45 AM and students should return around 11:30 AM. Contact Mr. Webber of our guidance office if you have any questions.
Holiday Food Drive
Food Drive: Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and there are lots of people who can use some extra help. Starting Monday, November 17, each homeroom of BJSHS will be seeking donations of nonperishable items. The collection period will continue until the start of the Thanksgiving Break (November 25). To encourage participation, there will be a competition between the homerooms, with a winner of each class and an overall winner. If you would like to make a donation, but do not have a student in the school, you can drop off your donation in the main office. Donations will be given to local food banks in the area.
The Buckfield High School Girls’ soccer team has been chosen to receive the Maine Principals’ Association Sportsmanship Award. One more reason to be proud of the students of BJSHS!
BJSHS Theater Department
BJSHS Theater Department proudly presents a comedy with a lot of heart:
HARVEY, by Mary Chase.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st 7pmSUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd 2pmTickets are available at the BJSHS main office and Tilton’s Market.
$7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors
Parent-Teacher Conferences – Thursday, October 9
Please contact the school to arrange a schedule to meet with teachers of your students. This will be an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:45, and appointments can be scheduled between 12:30 – 7:30 pm.
Lifetouch School Portraits – Friday, September 26
Lifetouch School Portraits will be at BJSHS on Friday morning, September 26 for student pictures. For more information you can visit their website – mylifetouch.com, with the Picture Day ID of LG104129Q0
Spirit Week at BJSHS
September 22-26 is Spirit Week with Activities and themes
- This weeks themes for student dress are:
- Monday – “Camo” Day
- Tuesday – Twin Day
- Wednesday – Hawaiian Day
- Thursday – Class colors Day
- ~ Seniors – Red
- ~Juniors – Blue
- ~Sophomores – Yellow
- ~Freshman – Green
- Friday – School Colors Day (Garnet & Gray) : Also, on Friday morning, Lifetouch will be here for Picture Day!
- This weeks Homecoming Activities Include:
- Monday – Basketball Shooting Competition during school, with Soccer after school
- Tuesday – Ultimate Frisbee during school, with Dodgeball after school
- Wednesday – Basketball After school
- Thursday – Hula Ball during school, with Volleyball and Kickball after school
- Friday – Playoff competitions among the student body: Also, on Friday our boys high school varsity soccer team will play Pine Tree Academy at 1:00 pm. The schedule for classes will be adjusted to allow all students the opportunity to see the game.
- Also on Friday evening, a bon fire is scheduled from 6:00-8:00 pm, with a homecoming King & Queen being named by Student Council for participation in Spirit Week activities.
2015-16 School Goals
Goal 2: Faculty will improve instructional practice by (a) utilizing The Art and Science of Teaching by Robert Marzano (2009) as a resource, (b) adherence to the Professional Learning Community (PLC) model as defined by Richard DuFour (2004), and (c) the utilizing student academic and behavioral data in decision-making.
Goal 3: To develop and implement four GEAR UP objectives in the areas of: a) Advisory programming; b) Best Practices in High Stakes Testing; c) Best Practices in Middle to High School Transitions; and Utilizing Technology for Career and Post-Secondary Exploration by June of 2016.