Spectrum Is Offering Free Internet Again! "To help ease the strain for families and teachers who still lack broadband, we will again offer free internet service for 60 days beginning September 21, 2020. The offer includes free access to Spectrum Internet at speeds up to 200 Mbps in most markets, in-home Wi-Fi, and a self-installation kit for households with K-12 and/or college students or educators who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription for 60 days. Those interested in enrolling should call (844) 310-1198."
Brewer School Department's administrative team has been working on videos to help inform parents, students, and staff of the new protocols we have in place for reopening of our schools. Here is the first video! Be looking for more to come! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArF2pka6BwY&feature=youtu.be
Attention Parents! The Maine Department of Education wants your feedback on the start up of schools this fall. Please follow the link provided and connect to the parent survey on the page. https://www.maine.gov/doe/fall2020survey
Congratulations to our Bikes for Books 2020 (Virtual Edition) Winners: Grade 3-4 Max Coffin Spencer McIntosh Oliver Morris Ender Clark Charles Johnson Camden Bryant Caleigh Simpson Alexis Markie Rosalyn Seamans Cara Brown Mazie Verge Brooke Tower Grades 5-8 Lly Marchese Isabelle Seamans Breanne White Caydence Moran Darcy Tardiff Kendellyn Asay Jacob West Brigham Zaehringer Rajdeep Nayak Dominic Tower Matthew Goodwin Preston McLean Thanks to Scott Walton, and the Ralph Pollard Lodge, and their sponsors, for helping us to give away 24 bikes!
If you haven't yet done so, take a moment to check out the videos, read alouds and other activities provided by our awesome Related Arts Teachers! These can be found in the Home Learning Resources on our website: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ijins7BJhwuAZpk_83LAd8DnnOqlJuFI
Another support video from Dr. Kahn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=JQmpyoNHEF8&feature=emb_logo
Today- April 13, at 1:20 EDT, NASA Astronauts and Maine natives, Christopher Cassidy and Jessica Meir will be on an earth-to-space call. It will air live on NASA television and the agency’s website, https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
14th day of kids being home and a month to go! Here is video to help if you are already feeling the stress. Surviving Distance Learning by Dr. Andy Kahn, Eastern Maine Eastern Maine Counseling https://youtu.be/TRiDyxm45oc
Reminder: Due to the school closure, PK and K registration on 3/20 is postponed and will be rescheduled at a later time.
The Brewer School Department will be closed on Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27 and we will continually reassess this situation to determine when it is possible to reopen beyond the 27th. Please follow the link for more information. https://5il.co/dqft
Due to the National Weather Service forecast predicting hazardous weather conditions of snow, sleet, and mixed precipitation throughout the day, there will be No School today, Thursday February 27th, Brewer School Department. No school today.
Brewer Schools are closed today, February 7, 2020 due to slippery conditions and predictions of additional ice. Be safe, everyone.
All after school activities are canceled today, January 16. Be safe today, everyone.
The Brewer School Department is canceling after school student activities today, December 17, 2019 due to snow that will persist throughout the evening hours.
Brewer Schools are closed today, Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Our central office will also close due to worsening road conditions.
All after school activities are cancelled today, Monday, November 18 for Brewer Schools due to the forecast predicting slippery conditions this afternoon.
The Brewer School Department is deeply shocked and saddened to learn that one of our high school seniors, Jordan Parkhurst, died in a car crash on Saturday evening. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jordan’s family and friends during this most difficult time. Jordan made our school community a better place. Brewer High School has activated a crisis response team and will have counselors and supports in place for all students and staff members when return to school on Monday morning, November 18. We would like to thank Brewer Public Safety for working with the Brewer School Department I’m dealing with this tragedy.
All after school activities are cancelled for today, November 12th, 2019 due to falling temperatures later this afternoon coupled with moisture on the roadways.
Dear Brewer Community, Brewer Schools have power and so will be open today, 11.1.2019. The forecast is for improving conditions throughout the day. High school students from sending districts should check any notifications from your local school unit. Sincerely, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
Halloween Dance this Friday for Grades 5-8! If you are not sure about the rules watch this video from Mr. Burby and Batman! https://youtu.be/Uv71yNr8FiQ
Fall Fest will be held on October 18th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at BCS! There will be dancing, games, prizes, and lot's of fun! Come join us! Wear a costume if you'd like!
A reminder that in just under two weeks, on Friday, October 11, there will be an in-service day for Brewer Schools. While staff will be working, students will not be in attendance on that day.
We hope that all of our BCS families had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. This is just a reminder that when school resumes this week, middle school students should not arrive at BCS prior to 7:30 and elementary students prior to 8:10. We appreciate the efforts of students, families, and staff to make the first two days a success and we are looking forward to greeting students as they arrive tomorrow to start week two.
BCS is proud to be a pilot school for the Dirigo Reads program. Check out the news story from our press conference last week! https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Program-launched-to-provide-all-first-graders-with-books-in-Maine--557900051.html
Fall Sports Physical Exams All Brewer students needing physicals for fall sports can go to our Brewer High School Wellness Clinic August 8th from 5-7pm. For $47 PCHC staff will be there to administer the physical and will take checks/cash or bill for later payment. If you don't have physical form, you can go to: https://gobrewerwitches.com/parent_athlete_resorces/BHS_registration
Good Afternoon, This is a reminder that tomorrow, June 18th is the last day of school. This is a half day. Grades 5-12 are released at 11AM and Grades K-4 are released at noon. I wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer!
Due to the hazardous weather today, there will be no school in the Brewer School Department. All activities are also canceled. Central office is also closed today.
This is Superintendent Cheri Towle letting you know that Brewer is aware of the Bangor/Orono incidents and we are being kept informed of any updates. There is no threat to the Brewer School Department. We will continue to be vigilant in our safety protocols.
Reminder that today Wednesday March 27 is an early release day.
Student Arrest Concern
This is a reminder that there is no school on Friday, March 8, 2019, due to a teacher workshop day. There is also PREK and Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year. Please call Brewer Community School if you have any questions.
Family Fun Night with Mrs. Sheri Bryant's class earlier this month! It was such a nice celebration of students learning about the different culture of Australia. The students shared their informational writing about koalas and their Aboriginal inspired dot art. They also made Aboriginal rainsticks and took pictures in our 'photo booth'.
Due to the snow and ice storm, there will be no school at the Brewer School Department on February 13, 2019. Thank you and enjoy sleeping in tomorrow!
This Wednesday, February 6, 2019 will be an early release day for all grades K-12. This is due to the snow day on the prior early release day this week. Thank you and have a great day!
There will be no school today due to the uncertainty of road conditions with the changing weather pattern. No school on January 30th. Drive safely today and have a great day!
This is just a reminder that tomorrow, January 30th is an early release day for the Brewer School Department. Middle school and high school students will be dismissed at 11:00am. Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:00pm. There is no morning PreK.
The Maine Dept. of Ed. has released a webinar to help understand MEA individual student testing reports that came home earlier in the year. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l5FWxmArzU&feature=youtu.be
Calendar Change Reminder: This Wednesday, January 16th is a regular full day of school. The early release day has been moved to Wednesday, January 30th. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
There will be no after school activities today, January 9, 2019. PM PreK has also been canceled for today. Thank you and drive safely.
All after school activities have been canceled for today, January 8, 2019. Thank you and drive safely today.
Reminder that December 21, 2018 is an early release day in the Brewer School Department. Happy Holidays!
Just a reminder, today is an early release day for Brewer Community School. Grades 5-8 dismiss at 11am and grades k-4 dismiss at 11:55.
The Brewer School Department is open today, November 27th. All students have school.
Due to the school cancellation, there will be no performance of our production of “1984” this evening but you are invited to join us Saturday night at 7:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center. Admission at the door is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
There will be a flu shot clinic at Brewer Community School on Monday, November 19 from 2-6 PM.
Monday November 19th is an early release day in the Brewer School Department. There is no school for students from November 20th through November 23rd. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Parent teacher conferences will be held on Monday, November 19 at BCS and BHS from 1-7PM. On Tuesday, November 20 conferences at BCS will be held from 11-6PM and at BHS from 9-4PM. Please contact your schools if you have questions regarding signing up for conferences.
Brewer Youth Theatre presents George Orwell's classic "1984" this Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm at the Brewer Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students at the door.
It's Turkey Time again! Mr. McGrath's students are looking for donations. Read our article in the news section or contact Mr. McGrath @ email@example.com
Halloween Dance Tonight. Sponsored by BCS Yearbook committee. Grades 5-8 admission is $5.00