Bernice MacNaughton High > Talk Mail
This section will be used to store the School Connects messages sent from the School
 

 Content Editor

 
 
 
February 01
Talk Mail for Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Talk mail                                                                                             Wednesday, February 1st

 

We are happy to welcome back our Highlanders for second semester classes beginning tomorrow, THURSDAY, Feb 2nd.

Students will report to Homeroom class when they arrive tomorrow to receive their new printed schedule.  Please note, some teachers and teacher locations have changed from 1st semester.  

Administration will review the new bell schedule for 2nd semester and the supports we are putting in place to help students learn, by informing the whole school population in an opening assembly after Homeroom class.

As a quick reference for parents/guardians you will see the letters CMT and DL at the top of the bell schedule. CMT = Collaboration Meeting time for Teachers and DL = Directed Learning time for Students

Students will continue to report to school at their normal time for the next 2 weeks until we get systems in place for DL = Directed Learning for students.  More information will follow in a talkmail message tomorrow.    

Please refer to our school website for the new bell schedule changes.  

 

The parent portal is still open and will be available all semester for you to view student attendance, student schedules and marks.  We encourage all parents to log in and have a look around.  This semester, marks will be updated every three weeks so you can track your child’s progress in their courses.  https://sisasde.nbed.nb.ca/public/home.html

Report card marks for semester 1 courses will be available on the parent portal after 3:30pm February 2nd.   Please refer to the parent letter your child brought home in September if you have not already set up this account access.  If you cannot locate this letter, please contact our main office.   Refer to the step-by-step directions on our school website under quick links at www.bmhs.ca about setting up the account.   In an effort to reduce our paper usage, we will not be printing report cards this semester.  If you do not have access to view the report card information online, please request a paper copy from the office.  https://sisasde.nbed.nb.ca/public/home.html

 

Course changes: Students who still have a BLANK in their 2nd semester schedule must report to guidance or the office on THURSDAY and FRIDAY of this week to have this fixed during that blank time slot.   All students are expected to have a full course load of 5 classes unless a prior approval has been made with our ESS team.

Deadline: Tuesday, February 7th Course changes will be permitted for one of the following reasons:

·         A student needs to repeat a compulsory course due to a failure

·         A student requires a pre-requisite course

·         A student’s post-secondary pathway has changed and they require a course for admissions

Our schedule is extremely tight with new enrollments and therefore space is very limited.  The priority will be to fill student schedules that have blanks first (on Thursday and Friday) then start course change requests meeting the 3 criteria above.   Course change appointments can be made online at any time, but guidance will only start to process these on Monday, February 6th once the blanks have been filled.  The deadline to submit a request for a course change is Tuesday, February 7th at 3:30pm.

 

 ​

January 27
Talk Mail - Friday, January 27th, 2023

Bernice MacNaughton High School

Talk Mail for Friday, January 27, 2023

·         We thank everyone for their patience and attention to the changes this week with the exam schedule being revised due to weather postponements.

 

·         Final assessments will continue on MONDAY, January 30th for those students who missed assessments this week.  Exams will begin at 9am in the LIBRARY, unless a teacher has made another request directly with a student.

For interviews/conferences, students are asked to reach out directly to their teacher to confirm the time.

 

·         There will be no school for students on Tuesday, January 31st, and Wednesday, February 1st due to the turnaround days being pushed forward.  Teachers will be finalizing grades for semester 1 courses and planning for semester 2 courses.

 

 

·         The second semester will begin on Thursday, February 2nd.  Students will report to their Homeroom class to receive their 2nd-semester schedule.

 

·         The music department is fundraising for its spring trip to Halifax. They are looking for refundable bottles, juice boxes, and cans. You can donate by dropping them off at the student drop-off zone in the morning or at Valley Recycle on Collishaw with the code 131 BMHS Music.

 

 ​

January 20
Talk Mail - Friday, January 20, 2023

Talk mail message                                                                           Friday, January 20th, 2022

 

Today marks the end of classes for our semester 1 courses.  Next week, students only come to school when they are writing a final assessment or completing an oral interview for their specific course.  Some courses have already finished their assessment plan (project, in-class interview, in-class assessment) and therefore students will not need to report to school.

Students will begin final evaluations next week.  Please refer to the exam schedule posted on our website.  Assessments begin at 9 am each morning, students should arrive 10 minutes before to their exam location.  Buses run at their normal times, so students may want to arrange for an earlier pick-up, if possible, according to their final assessment schedule.  The cafeteria will be closed for the week.

Grade 9 students will be writing their ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY assessment during final assessment week according to the period when they have ENGLISH class.   Students will need to bring their laptop fully charged for this assessment.  Students have already done a practice assessment with their English teacher.

Grade 11 & 12 students writing the ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY re-assessment will be writing on TUESDAY, JANUARY 24th at noon.  Students must bring a fully charged laptop for this assessment.

PLEASE NOTE: If school is cancelled due to weather, the exam schedule will just shift forward to the next day. 

Turn around days to finalize marks and prepare for 2nd semester are Monday, Jan 30th and Tuesday, Jan 31st.  Students do not have school on these days.

Second-semester classes will begin on Wednesday, February 1st.  Students will start their day in Homeroom class to get their new schedule.  Schedules can be viewed on the PowerSchool Parent portal.  Marks will be available on the portal after February 1st for Semester 1 courses.

We wish all our students the best with finishing up semester 1 courses and preparing for final assessments!

BMHS Drama will meet twice in the first week of semester two.  There will be drama workshops on Wednesday, February 1st  , and Thursday, February 2nd.  They will run from 3:45 to 5:45 in the theatre.  New students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  

2nd Chance thrift store, BMHS' very own thrift store is continuing to accept donations of shirts, tops, sweaters, and hoodies.  Please consider donating your previously loved clothing items as 100% of proceeds go towards student lead school improvement initiatives with the BMHS Aspire Environmental Action group.  Thank you​

December 20
Talk Mail - Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

​                                     BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

Talk Mail Tuesday, December 20, 2022

 

Our CAFETERIA is closed this week, so our Music Department is offering a pop-up canteen this Wednesday & Thursday.

 

The following items can be paid for in advance on School Cash Online or with cash in person:

Wednesday-Grilled Cheese, Chips, and Pop COMBO for $5

Thursday-2 Slices of Pizza and a Pop COMBO for $5

Other cash items available:

Wednesday-Chips ($2) and Pop ($1)

Thursday- Chips ($2) and Pop ($1) and Bake Sale items ($0.50-$2)

All proceeds will go to our Music students' Spring trip to Halifax. Thank you for your support!

       Thank you for your Fill the Bus donations.  Our contributions were picked up today and delivered to the Food Depot Alimentaire. 

 

Just a reminder of our early dismissal time of 11:50 on Friday, December 23rd, 2022

We wish one and all a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you all in 2023!

 

 

 ​

December 15
Talk Mail - Thursday, December 15th, 2022

Talk Mail

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

·         Winter formal dance this evening, 6:30 – 9:00 pm in the cafeteria.  Tickets were sold in advance for this event. As this is a school event, we expect everyone to follow the rules and be on their best behavior.

·         The last day of classes for this year will be December 23rd.  This will be a half day for students & staff, busses will pick up at 12-noon walking students will be dismissed at the same time.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 9th, 2023

·         No cafeteria services the week of December 19 – 23rd.  Different clubs/committees have offered to fundraise and provide a lunch option this week.

 

·         BMHS School Store:

Anyone wishing to set up an appointment to buy BMHS clothing for the Highlanders on their Christmas list can e-mail Barb Wasson at barbara.wasson@nbed.nb.ca to set up a time to come in to see what we have.  We accept cash or cheque.  

 

·         Fill the Bus:

This is our last push to support our Fill the Bus campaign.  We encourage those who are able to bring donations to their Homeroom classes. 

 

Here are our upcoming events to collect donations for the Fill the Bus campaign:

Friday, December 16th

 Staff Talent show. The cost of entry is a non-perishable food item or a toonie.

KD Bowling at lunchtime. Participating HR classes need 10 boxes of Kraft Dinner and the winner of the game takes all the KD to their Homeroom collection boxes.   

Monday, December 19th

Teachers vs. Students ball hockey at lunch.

Our last activity is the Canstruction Homeroom competition where each Homeroom competes in a construction challenge with the cans they have collected.

Prizes will go to the three HOMEROOM classes that have collected THE MOST donations.

All items will be picked up from BMHS on Tuesday, December 20th to deliver to the Food Depot.

Thank you for all your support for our families in need in the greater Moncton Area!

Your Highlander family is most appreciative!

·         COOP Education:

BMHS is now accepting Co-operative Education applications from Grade 11 students for their 2023-24 school schedule.  Co-operative Education is a great opportunity for students to gain insight and experience in a career they are interested in.  Almost any type of business or community organization can provide work experience for students through Co-operative Education.   Co-operative Education enables students to gain valuable work experience, strengthen employment skills, make more effective educational and career decisions, and develop maturity and self-confidence.

Paper copies of the Co-op Education 120 application forms are available at the library.  They can be handed in at the library or emailed to john.bryden@nbed.nb.ca​

December 08
Talk Mail- Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Talk Mail

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

 

No School Friday, December 9th- Teachers are taking part in Professional Learning sessions.

 

·        Our community officer will be delivering an RCMP online safety presentation on December 14th in the afternoon.  We will be conducting two sessions: one for Grades 9 and 10 and the other for Grades 11 and 12 students.  We are looking forward to having these online safety tips shared with our students.

 

·        Grad photo retakes will be taking place on December 19th and 20th.  Please use the link below if you did not have your photo taken or if you need a retake.

 

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/

 

·         The Annual Chartwells’ Holiday feast will be Wednesday, December 14th in the Cafeteria.  Turkey with all the fix ‘ins, plus Apple Crisp & Milk for $9.25. 

 

The last day of Cafeteria service will be Friday, December 16th.  We will re-open on Monday, January 9th, 2022.

 

·         Anyone wishing to set up an appointment to buy BMHS clothing for the Highlanders on their Christmas list can e-mail Barb Wasson at barbara.wasson@nbed.nb.ca to set up a time to come in to see what we have.  We accept cash or cheque.  

 

·         Clean out that closet for a good cause.  "BMHS' very own school thrift store "2nd Chance Clothing" is up and running and is a huge success.  Our goal of opening a thrift store is to offer quality previously loved items for a good price while teaching about the environmental implications of the fashion industry and recycling.  We are now looking for donations of clothing items to re-stock our selection.  Donations can be dropped off in room 109, Mr. Gallant's room. 

 

·         We are in full swing for this year's Fill the Bus.   Our school usually brings in the most food for the whole district, and we're hoping to continue this tradition.

Donations can be dropped off at your homeroom or You can even donate directly through SchoolCash online!  It's quick and easy. Here's the link:  TINYURL.COM/BMHSFillTheBus.

The food drive is in support of the Food Depot Alimentaire and ends on Dec

21st."

·         Reach for the Top members are selling raffle tickets on a gift card basket worth over $450-winner takes all. The tickets are 1 for $2 and 3 for $5 and can be purchased from Mrs. Natasha LeBlanc (room 212) or any Reach for the Top team member. 

 

·         Coop Education: BMHS is now accepting Co-operative Education applications from Grade 11 students for their 2022-23 school schedule.

Application forms are available at the library or office, or you can email Mr. Bryden @ john.bryden@nbed.nb.ca for an online form.

More information can be found on the right bar of the bmhs.ca website under the name Course Selection information - Co-op.

Co-operative Education is a great opportunity for Grade 11 students to gain insight and experience in a career they are interested in.  Almost any type of business or community organization can provide work experience for students through Co-operative Education. 

Students may be placed in a variety of occupational training positions.

Co-operative Education enables students to gain valuable work experience, strengthen employment skills, make more effective educational and career decisions, and develop maturity and self-confidence.

You can email Mr. Bryden @ john.bryden@nbed.nb.ca for more information.

 

Our staff is planning a variety show for students to raise funds for​ Fill the Bus.  The show is on December 16th following an assembly schedule 
November 25
Talk Mail - Friday, November 25th, 2022

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2022

 

·         A student lead imaginaction group called Highlander for seniors (at the Moncton Hospital) will be having a cozy socks and blanket drive from November 21- December 2.  Our goal is to help defeat senior isolation and to make the holiday season special for the seniors at the geriatric unit in the Moncton City Hospital.  By donating cozy socks and blankets, you are helping the seniors to have a special Christmas! There will be a big Christmas-wrapped box with a Highlanders for Seniors sign in front of the guidance room where you can drop in either type of item to donate!  Your support means so much, thank you.

 

·         There is an option on schoolcash online to donate funds for essential items at the Moncton Hospital. This fundraiser is in honor of wear red day which students and staff participated in on Thursday, November 24th. RED stands for Respect, Equity, and Diversity.  Thank you for your support.

 

·         Reach for the Top members are selling raffle tickets on a gift card basket worth over $450-winner takes all. The tickets are 1 for $2 and 3 for $5 and can be purchased from Mrs. Natasha LeBlanc or any Reach for the Top team member. 

 

 

·         BMHS now has its very own school thrift store.  Second Chance clothing is looking for donations of clothing items for our clothing store.  Donations can be brought to room 109 anytime.  Thank you for your consideration.

 

·         Anybody wishing to set up an appointment to buy BMHS clothing for the Highlanders on their Christmas list can e-mail Barb Wasson at barbara.wasson@nbed.nb.ca to set up a time to come in to see what we have.  We accept cash or cheque.  

 

·         No school on Friday, December 2nd and Friday, December 9th for students as teachers are working on Professional Learning goals for School Improvement.

 

·         Grade 9 students are reminded that the vaccination clinic for meningococcal and varicella will take place on Tuesday, December 6th.  Please ensure that the consent forms have been filled in online or paper copy returned to the main office.

 

·         Fill the bus campaign is in full swing at BMHS.  If you are able to donate non-perishable food items to help support the Food Depot Alimentaire, please bring in any donations to the homeroom boxes.​

November 17
BMHS Talk Mail, November 17th, 2022

Bernice MacNaughton High School

Talk Mail- November 17th, 2022

 

 

 Reminder of Parent-Teacher interviews tonight from 6:30-8 pm by appt only.  There will be no school for students tomorrow, Friday, November 18th, due to Parent Teacher Interviews in the morning, 8:45-11 am by appt only.   

There will be an evening session this evening beginning at 6:00 pm in the Theatre for those parents that would like assistance setting up their parent portal account to view report cards/attendance

ImaginAction Highlander for Seniors:

A student lead imaginaction group called Highlander for seniors (at the Moncton Hospital) will be having a cozy socks and blanket drive from November 21- December 2.  Our goal is to help defeat senior isolation and to make the holiday season special for the seniors at the geriatric unit in the Moncton City Hospital.  By donating cozy socks and blankets, you are helping the seniors to have a special Christmas! There will be a big Christmas-wrapped box with a Highlanders for Seniors sign in front of the guidance room where you can drop in either type of item to donate!  Your support means so much, thank you!

 

Student Survey:

On Wednesday, November 23, Bernice MacNaughton High School will be participating in the annual provincial student survey. This survey is a collaborative initiative of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Departments of Health, and the New Brunswick Health Council.

Our students will be asked questions about their school experience and wellness such as eating, physical activity, sleep, bullying, and substance use. The survey will be conducted online.  Students are encouraged to bring a fully charged electronic device on the 23rd as they will complete the survey during homeroom.

By taking the time to complete this survey, students can contribute to their school’s improvement plans and student learning and wellness activities.

If you would like more information on this survey, please call the New Brunswick Health Council at 1-877-225-2521 or visit their website at www.nbhc.ca.

The survey is anonymous and voluntary. No names are associated with the surveys, instead, randomly selected codes are provided to students, and all results are grouped together.

 ​

November 16
Bernice MacNaughton HIgh School

Talk Mail

November 16th, 2022

 

Parent Teacher Interviews

Today is the last day to book your appointments for parent-teacher interviews.

 

Interviews will be held in person by appointment only.   Please use the link below to book appointments for the 5 subject teachers your child has in Semester 1. 

Grade 9 parents please note:  Book an appointment with the Term 1(Q1) specialty teacher not the Term 2(Q2) specialty teacher as this course just began this week.  (Term 1(Q1): Music, Art, Phys Ed, or BBTech)

The teachers' names will be on your child’s student schedule (which can also be found on the portal). 

LINK TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS: Bernice MacNaughton High School (office365.com)

The site will close for booking appointments on Wednesday, Nov 16th in the evening.

Interviews will be kept to a 5-minute appointment to honor the appointment times booked by all. November 17th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

November 18th, 8:45 – 11:00 am

 ​

November 04
Talk Mail - Friday, November 4th, 2022

Talk mail                                                                                                                              Friday, November 4th

GRADE 9

Take Our Kids to Work Day : We hope all grade 9 students and parents/guardians enjoyed this experience on Wednesday.   Thank you for your participation.

 

School photo retakes will be on Monday, November 7th.  New students to BMHS and those who were not present on the previous photo day will have their picture taken in the theatre on this date.

 

GRADE 12 students

All grade 12 students are required to get their photo taken with the company “LifeTouch” to be included in the wall composite and the yearbook.  Grad photo appointments can be made using the following link below.  The link should guide you step by step of how to make an appointment.  All appointments will be at Bernice MacNaughton in ROOM 101.  Appointments begin on Monday, November 7th and run until November 18th.  There are 2 different options for the sitting fee: $10 or $35.

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/10

 

 

Report card information will be ready on the parent portal for Monday, November 14th at 3:30pm. Please make sure you have set up your account on the parent portal prior to this date.  Instructions can be found on our website for creating an account.  If you are experiencing difficulties setting up the account, please come to a parent session dedicated to setting up accounts on November 9th in the BMHS theatre from 6:30pm – 7:00pm.  We can help troubleshoot any problems.

Reports will be posted through the parent portal.  If you need a paper copy, please request one through the homeroom teacher. 

 

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews start on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30-8:30pm and Friday, November 18th from 8:45– 11:00amAppointments will need to be made in advance.   A booking link will be sent out next week.

If you are unable to get your Parent Portal account set up prior to report card information being sent home, an evening session to support parents/guardians will be available prior to parent teacher interviews.   The session will begin in the BMHS theatre at 6pm on November 17th

 

Looking for a career as an RCMP officer?

The RCMP will be putting on virtual career presentations for those interested in a career as an RCMP Police Officer. The dates are Tuesday, Nov 29th at 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM and Tuesday, Dec 20th at 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM.  Interested High School Students can follow this link: Recruiting events | Royal Canadian Mounted Police (rcmp-grc.gc.ca) to sign up for a session.

 

 

 ​

October 21
Talk Mail for Friday, October 21st, 2022

Talk mail                                                                                                                              Friday, October 21

GRADE 12 students

All grade 12 students are required to get their photo taken with the company “LifeTouch” to be included in the wall composite and the yearbook.  Grad photo appointments can be made using the following link below.  The link should guide you step by step on how to make an appointment.  All appointments will be at Bernice MacNaughton in the back of the theatre.  There are 2 different options for the sitting fee: $10 or $35.

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/10

 

GRADE 9

Take Our Kids to Work Day – Save the date of Wednesday, November 2nd for Grade 9 students to participate.   Parent permission slips and information about asking your employer to participate are posted on our school website under quick links at bmhs.ca.  Grade 9 students will receive more information from their English teachers and posts in their TEAMS page.

 

As a reminder, if you wish to order school photos, the deadline to order is Monday, October 24th.  We encourage you to order online if possible.   Retake day for school photos is on Monday, November 7th.  Students are reminded that they are not permitted to wear costumes for their school photo.

BMHS Post-Secondary Fair - On October 27th during the afternoon, there will representatives from about 40 Atlantic Canada post-secondary schools with information tables in the BMHS cafeteria. Grade 11 and 12 students will have time during that afternoon to visit them, ask questions and get information to help them with their post-high school decisions.

Also, from 6 pm-8 pm on October 27, representatives from these same colleges and universities will be at the Avenir Centre. This is a great opportunity for parents and guardians to visit with their children to get their specific questions answered. A list of participating schools is available at www.aarao.ca/fairs

 

Grade 11 and 12 students will have a chance to visit booths set up by Atlantic Colleges and Universities at BMHS on October 27th in the afternoon.  Parents and students can also visit these booths on the evening of October 25th from 6 – 8pm at the Avenir Center.   Attached you will find a list of those colleges and universities that will be represented. (from Steve Harris) 

 

JV Boys Basketball Tryouts: 

Schedule:  Sunday, October 23    12pm - 2pm

Monday, October 24     6:30pm - 8pm

Yearbooks are on sale all month long.  Save $10 when you order your BMHS 2023 yearbook before October 31st.

Just a reminder to have your child return their student profile information sheets as soon as possible. 

Please check school cash online to ensure all School forms have been completed

Please ensure all student fees, course fees, or extracurricular fees are paid.  If you have any questions regarding fees, please contact the school at 856-3469

 ​

October 14
Talk mail  - October 14th, 2022

Dear Highlander families,


If you have not already done so, please complete the forms on School Cash online and pay student fees.

The blue or green student data collection sheets also need to be returned with updated information.

BMHS Post-Secondary Fair - On October 27th during the afternoon, there will representatives from about 40 Atlantic Canada post-secondary schools with information tables in the BMHS cafeteria. Grade 11 and 12 students will have time during that afternoon to visit them, ask questions and get information to help them with their post-high school decisions.

Also, from 6pm-8pm on October 27, representatives from these same colleges and universities will be at the Avenir Centre. This is a great opportunity for parents and guardians to visit with their children to get their specific questions answered. A list of participating schools is available at www.aarao.ca/fairs

School photo retakes will take place on Monday, November 7th.  Those students who did not get their picture taken in September will get their photo done at this time.  Any other student who is not satisfied with their photo taken may have a re-take.   

Students received their photo proof in Homeroom yesterday.  If you wish to purchase school photos, the company “Lifetouch” accepts orders/payment online.  Orders are due by October 24th.

Grad photos will take place from November 7th – 18th.  A link to an online booking system will be provided by the company soon.  All grads should have their photo taken if they wish to be included in the composite that hangs in the hallway.

Save the date: Parent Teacher Interviews will be taking place on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30-8:30pm and Friday, November 18th from 8:45 – 11:00am.

 ​

October 07
​Talkmail -  October 7th, 2022

​Talkmail -  October 7th, 2022


No school on Monday, October 11 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE – Sign off forms and pay fees.  We still have half of our student population whose forms have not been signed off online.  Please follow the instructions sent by the district below to make sure you are properly submitting the forms.


The PowerSchool portal is being rolled out to parents, guardians, and students this school year across all grade levels (K-12). A letter was sent home with your child at the beginning of the school year, giving the personalized user account information.  The step-by-step directions for setting up an account can be found on our bmhs.ca website under quick links. Please follow the directions carefully.   As of Friday, October 7th parents and guardians will be able to see their child’s attendance and schedule. Report cards and comments for students will be made available on the PowerSchool portal beginning the day report cards are scheduled to be distributed throughout this school year (1st report card date is November 14th).  Please see under the documents tab the Parent Portal User guide instructions or click the link here      Parent Portal User Guide (nbed.nb.ca)

Parent School Support Committee elections will take place online.  Please click on the link below to vote. There are 3 positions available, you must rank the candidates from 1 (top choice) to 5 (last choice).  Move the up/down arrow on the far-right side in order to rank the candidates.  Thank you to all candidates who have put their name forward.  Please read a summary about each candidate in the attachment.  Voting will close Sunday, October 10th at midnight.

 https://forms.office.com/r/QmU35mXe6f

From our Highlander family to yours, please enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend😊

September 28
Talk Mail Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Dear Highlander Community,

 

Contrary to my previous message where I said that the cafeteria will be closed for the year. The cafeteria will reopen on Monday October 3rd.

 

The PSSC is looking for 3 new members. If you are interested in joining the committee, please send Mr. Daigle via email before Friday at 3pm September 30th, 2022: martin.daigle@nbed.nb.ca. If many parents show interest, we will have to go to an election.

BMHS​

September 28
Talk Mail for Wednesday, Sept 28th

​                                                          

Bernice MacNaughton High School

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

 

This is a reminder that schools and government offices will be closed this Friday, September 30th in recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day.  In previous years, September 30th was a school day and members of our school community were encouraged to wear orange shirts to honour and recognize the survivors of Canada's Residential School System, the children lost, and the impacts on First Nation and Metis communities.

As there will be no school on Friday, we are encouraging students and our school community to wear orange on Thursday, September 29th.  Students and staff have been engaged in learning activities related to Truth and Reconciliation, Residential Schools, and Cultural Awareness throughout the week. 

 

·         Mrs. Dominie and Mr. Harris will be offering a 2nd session on post-secondary education and scholarships this Thursday, Sept. 29th in the theatre from 12:30-1:00 pm.

·         The University of British Columbia will be here on Tues., Oct. 4th at 3:30 for ANY students who would like to more about UBC. 

·         Dalhousie University will be here for a lunchtime visit Friday, Oct. 7th

 

·         Do you have a classical guitar you are no longer using? The BMHS Music Department would love to put it to use! If you can help in this way, please contact Mrs. Moore-rebecca.moore@nbed.nb.ca

 

 

 ​

 

September 23
Talk Mail for Friday, September 23rd, 2022

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL FOR Friday, September 23, 2022

 

There is no school on the national truth and reconciliation day September 30th.

From September 26th to September 29th, students and staff will be marking Reconciliation Week in a variety of ways. On Monday, we will be raising the “Every Child Matters” flag and having an assembly with Knowledge Keeper and Cultural Coordinator, Nicole Porter, from Fort Folly First Nation. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students can participate in rock painting in rooms 117, 118, and 211. Students need to sign up for this activity. Finally, on Thursday, we ask students to wear orange for Orange Shirt Day to honour the survivors of residential schools and to remember the children who never made it home.

The PSSC is meeting Tuesday evening at BMHS. If you are interested in joining the committee, please let Mr. Daigle know via email before Monday at noon: martin.daigle@nbed.nb.ca

 

There are two upcoming ice times for girls’ hockey Friday, Sept 30 at 4:00 and Monday, Oct 3 at 4:00, both at the Superior Propane Centre, Rink C? All are welcome. Also, the coaching staff is looking for assistants so if you would like to help out as an assistant coach for Girls Hockey, please contact Eric Matheson at eric.matheson@nbed.nb.ca



September 16
BMHS Talk Mail for Friday, Sept 16th, 2022

Talkmail               Friday, September 16th

 

Please review and return the student data collection sheets as soon as possible.  This allows us to have accurate contact information and medical data in the event of an emergency.

 

School fees and forms can be paid/signed on School cash online.

 

School lockdown drill will be practiced with the RCMP on Wednesday, September 21st.  This drill sometimes causes angst with some students so please reassure them and review the importance of the drill.

Meet the Teacher Night will be on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm in the theatre.  Save the date in your calendar and bring a copy of your child’s schedule to know which teachers to visit by order of the 5 periods.  (You will be able to access this from the parent portal 😊)

Instructions for creating the parent portal account are posted on our school website.

 

Today is the deadline to submit the Grade 9 Immunization consent forms onlinePlease use the link below.

 https://www.pxw1.snb.ca/snb9000/product.aspx?productid=A001PH40100A&l=e

 

Please note that BMHS is a scent-free school.  We have many staff and students with significant allergies that are negatively affected by scents.

 

The BMHS Music Department will be offering BAND to any student who plays a band instrument. Rehearsals will be held, Mondays and Thursdays after school from 3:45 – 5:00 pm beginning on Thursday, September 22.  Contact Linda Touchie for more Information.

 

School photo day is Friday, September 23rd

 

Reach for the Top is a team-based trivia game where we compete against other high schools.  The topics range from politics to physics, Pokemon to pop culture, history, sports, and music.  We need grade 9s, 10s, 11s, and 12s.  It’s fun and you will meet a lot of new people.  See Mrs. LeBlanc in Room 212 if interested.​ 

September 12
GRADE 9 IMMUNIZATION

PLEASE READ THE LETTER BELOW FROM PUBLIC HEALTH!

You must fill out the form even if you do not want your child to receive the immunizations.

Mr. Daigle

**************************************************************************************************************

Dear Parent/Guardian,

SUBJECT:              Vaccination against meningococcal (meningitis) and varicella for grade 9 students


During the school year, Public Health Nurses will be offering vaccination clinics at schools for grade 9 students.

Please follow the directives below to accept or refuse vaccines for your child:

If you have questions about vaccines offered at school, you can:

  • Contact Marilyne, Public Health Nurse at (506) 869-6492

The clinic date will be December 6th, 2022 at BMHS.

Thank you for your collaboration,


Marilyne Lavallée, RN

Public Health Nurse

Immunization School Program Coordinator

September 09
TALKMAIL - September 9th

A picture containing text, clipart

Description automatically generated

Talk Mail      Friday, September 9th

 

FORMS

Please review and return the student data collection sheets as soon as possible.  This allows us to have accurate contact information and medical data in the event of an emergency.

 

SCHOOL DRILLS

Now that our grounds are nearing completion, we will begin our fire drills.

School lockdown drill will be practiced with the RCMP on Wednesday, September 21st.  This drill sometimes causes angst with some students so please reassure them and review the importance of the drill.

 

SCHOOL EVENTS

Next Friday, September 16th we will be hosting our annual corn boil for students after school followed by our home football game on the back field.

Meet the Teacher Night will be Thursday, September 22nd.  Save the date in your calendar and bring a copy of your child’s schedule to know which teachers to visit by order of the 5 periods.  (You will be able to access this from the parent portal 😊)

The school photos will be on September 23rd.

 

PARENT PORTAL

Instructions for creating the parent portal account are posted on our school website.

 

GENERAL ITEMS

Most student schedules are fixed, but we do continue to have new registrations happening. Thank you for your patience during this first week.

The cafeteria will be closed on Monday, September 12th and hoping for it to be open Tuesday September 13th

 ​

June 13
​Talk mail – June 10, 2022

Talk mail – June 10, 2022

 

·         Next week is final assessment and evidence for learning week here at BMHS. You can find the final assessment week schedule on the school website. There are some exams, final interviews and presentations happening all week.

·         BMHS will be holding in-person graduation on Thursday, June 23rd, at 7PM at the Wesleyan Church on St. George Blvd. There is no cost, but tickets are limited, the graduates will have to let us know how many they need during the first rehearsal. There will be three rehearsals for graduation. The grads must attend all three. The two first rehearsals will be next week at noon on Tuesday, June 14th, and Thursday, June 16th in the BMHS auditorium. The third will be at the Wesleyan at 9 am sharp on the day of graduation June 23rd, 2022.

 

·         The next big, exciting, event for our grads is Prom. This will be the first school hosted prom since 2019!! We are having it at Royal Oaks from 7pm to 11pm on Tuesday June 21st. The cost is free for the BMHS grads if they have paid their grad fee of $130.

 

·         It is important that all uniforms, textbooks must be brought back by the end of the week. All school fees must paid ASAP on School Cash online.

 

·         Graduating students who have received a scholarship or bursary, including Entrance Scholarships, and would like them recognized in the graduation program need to submit documentation to Mr. Harris or Mrs. Dominie in Guidance by Friday, June 17 at the latest. Documentation can be emailed to them as well.

 

·         Graduating students who are going onto post-secondary in the fall must decide to have their final transcripts sent to the college or university they plan on attending. This can be done by filling out the Orange Final Transcript Request Form available in the guidance or the front office. This should be done ASAP.

 

·         We wish the best of luck to all students on their final assessments!

 

BMHS​

June 02
Talk Mail for Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL FOR Thursday, JUNE 2nd, 2022

 

The end of the year is fast approaching, which means a lot of upcoming events for our Grads of 2022. First, this Friday, June 3rd, the BMHS Grads will have two boats in the annual Greater Moncton Dragon Boat Festival, which raises funds for the Lions Sick Kids Foundation.  All eight local high schools have entries in the event, which occurs at Jones Lake, and begins at 2:30 pm.  Come on down and support this worthy cause.

 

Then we have our “Graddies! A night in Vegas” event coming up on the last day of classes, June 10th. The event will begin at 5:30 with doors opening at 5 pm. Grads are asked to dress semi-formally for this event as its theme is an awards show/night in Vegas vibe. The cost of the event is 15$ but we will be providing the grads with supper, entertainment, and big-ticket prizes. Tickets for this event are on sale until this Friday in the foyer as well as SchoolCash Online. 

 

The next big, exciting, event for our grads is Prom. This will be the first school-hosted prom since 2019!! We are having it at Royal Oaks from 7 pm to 11 pm on Tuesday, June 21st. The cost is free for the BMHS grads so long as they have paid their grad fee of $130. Guest passes for non-BMHS grads cost $25. These are on sale in the foyer all this week and at the start of next.  Payments can also be made on SchoolCash Online, however, students must still sign up in person in the foyer, as there is specific information required for the guests.

 

Finally, BMHS will be holding in-person graduation on Thursday, June 23rd, at 7 PM at the Wesleyan Church on St. George Blvd.  There will be a few practices during exam week when tickets will also be handed out to Grads.  There is no cost, but tickets are limited; more information will be shared with Grads and their families over the next few weeks.

 

Anyone who has borrowed a school instrument is reminded to return it before the end of classes.

Anyone that has borrowed a library book is reminded to return it before the end of classes.

A reminder that all Fees owing must be paid before the end of classes. 

 

 

 ​

May 27
Talk Mail for Friday, May 27th, 2022

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL FOR FRIDAY, MAY 27TH, 2022

 

We are so excited for Mayday this Tuesday, May 31st. We suggest students wear sunscreen and bring their water bottle! Mayday ends at 9PM. Please arrange to get picked up at this time. If you have not purchased a ticket, your last chance is to go on School Cash Online this week.

 

You can find a link to the Final June Assessments in your email or on our website.




May 13
Talk Mail for Friday, May 13th, 2022

The Grade 10 Post-Intensive French Reading assessment(for Grade 10 students taking PIF 10) and the Grade 10 French Immersion Reading assessment (for Grade 10 students taking FILA 10) will be administered Wednesday, May 25 th

 Please ensure that students:

 ·         bring a laptop or tablet on May 25th

·         check their devices prior to their writing day to be certain they meet the technical requirements of the online platform.

·    alert the school if they do not have access to a suitable device so that alternate measures may be taken.

·         bring their devices to school on the day of the assessment fully charged and with a charger.

·        explore the practice test in preparation for the assessment.

 The assessment must be completed while students are at school.

The assessment may not be completed using a smartphone


·         MAY DAY YAY!!! Early bird tickets are now available on SchoolCash Online until May 20th for the biggest and best May Day yet. On May 31st, grade 8 students will visit BMHS, then all our Highlanders with tickets will join the festivities. It has been far too long since students were able celebrate all together. We hope your child can join this auspicious event. Included in the ticket is SUPPER, SNACKS, ALL ACTIVITIES, 5 bingo cards for AWESOME PRIZES and if we sell enough tickets there will also be giant inflatables, more bursaries for grade 12s, bubble soccer and a HYPNOTIST! Please support this fundraiser and community builder. Thank you!

 

·         Today we were informed that the fencing around the new school site will start to be installed on Monday May 16th.  Please advise students and staff that the sidewalk on the west side of the driveway will be closed starting Monday morning.  Students can access the school from St. George Blvd by the new temporary sidewalk on the east side of the driveway.

 

·         The Track & Field team is looking for volunteers for the following dates:

Saturday, May 14 @UdeM Time to be Determined

Tuesday May 17 5:30 - 7:45 pm @ UdeM

Saturday, May 21 @UdeM Time to be Determined

Please let Mr. Bryden know if can help and/or have any questions.

·         There will be no school for students on Friday, May 20th due to NBTA Branch Day or Monday, May 23rd Victoria Day holiday. 

 

·         Students were sent home on May 5th with a statement of fees owing.  We ask that you please have all fees paid as soon as possible.  Grads will need their fees paid by June 1st.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 856-3469

 

 

 

 ​

 

 

May 06
May 6th 2022

Dear parents and guardians,

Nice weather is coming, and we encourage students to walk around the school during lunch time. The construction of the new school is slowly starting and I want to reminds students to be careful and not go in the areas where there are machines working. Grade 9 students are not permitted to leave the schoolground during lunch, it is a close campus for the grade 9. 

A selected group of students are doing the PISA exam this Wednesday and Thursday. These students and parents have been contact last week via email. The students will get more detailed information on Monday or Tuesday to know where and when they are going to write

We wish the best to the Model UN teams who are participating in this years event this weekend.

We have a group of students who are participating in "dramafest" this coming week. They are participating in the first dramafest since 2019. "Break a leg"

And finally, good luck to all students who are doing the AP Calculus exam on Monday morning.

Have a great weekend!

BMHS ​

April 29
Talk Mail for Friday, April 29th, 2022

Bernice MacNaughton High School

Talk Mail for Friday, April 29th, 2022

Vaccination clinic for grade 9 students (meningitis and varicella)

Dear Parent / Guardian,

The immunization clinic will be held at BMHS on Tuesday, May 3rd for vaccines against:

 

Grade 9

·         Meningitis diseases (Men C-ACYW-135)

·         Varicella

 

On the day of the clinic, make sure your child:

·         has breakfast

·         wears a short-sleeved shirt

 

If your child is absent the day of the vaccination clinic, you can contact your local Public Health office to make an appointment for another date.

Please note, there is no longer a recommended interval between other vaccines and the Covid19 vaccine (for children 12 years old and older).

Thank you for your collaboration!

MAY DAY IS BACK!! Our Gathering of the Houses is finally back. Incoming Grade 8 students will visit on May 31 and ALL BMHS students are encouraged to attend this EPIC Highlander Gathering!! We will have PRIZES, FOOD, AMAZING ACTIVITIES unlike ever before! Tickets will be available May 5th on School Cash Online with the retro price of only $25 or for current students the EARLY BIRD special of only $20 if you buy by May 20th!

Grade 12 parents: If you have not yet filled out the ASDE School Forms on School Cash please do so as soon as possible.  We will need the release forms to share your child’s name on Grad Composite, Program etc.  If you do not see ASDE forms when you go into school cash, this means that you have already submitted the forms. 

PISA testing for randomly selected grade 10 students is happening on May 11th & 12th, 2022

AP exams are starting next week, we wish the best of luck to all our AP students. 

Out of bounds: If your child is currently attending BMHS as an Out of bounds student, please make sure to submit a new application for next year. This form must be submitted each year by April 30th.   Please visit the Anglophone East website -resources- registration- scroll to the bottom of this page and select application for enrolment at a school out of the geographic boundary.

 ​

April 08
Talk Mail April7th

Dear Highlander Parents and Guardians,

 

·         Next week we will be holding our Parent-Teacher Conferences; on Wednesday it will be from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM, and on Thursday it will be held from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  As it was in the fall, Parent Teacher meetings will be held virtually, either on Teams or via telephone. If you wish to speak in person to your child's teacher, please contact them via e-mail to set up a separate appointment.


Link (control/enter):  Bernice MacNaughton High School (office365.com)

 

·         Respect, Equity, Diversity week is coming up April 25th-29th at BMHS. Events about cultural bias, social injustice, allyship, our earth, and trans-inclusion will occur throughout the week. School Cash donations can be made to RED Cross or Climate Action for any family wishing to contribute.

 

·         Congratulations to the BMHS Badminton team. 12 members of the team qualified for Provincials this weekend in Bathurst!  Good luck Highlanders!

 

·         BMHS Track & Field training is in full swing. Athletes of all levels and experiences are invited.  Please see Mrs. Helgason or Mr. Bryden in the library for more information.

 

·         If your child is currently attending BMHS as an Out of bounds student, please make sure to submit a new application for next year.  Please visit the Anglophone East website -resources- registration- scroll to the bottom of this page and select application for enrolment at a school out of the geographic boundary.

 

·                  There will be no classes for students on Thursday, April 14th.There will be no school on Friday, April 15th. (Good Friday) or Monday, April 18th (Easter Monday)

 

Have a nice evening!​

March 28
​Talk Mail March 28, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardians,

ELPA

We are continuing the English Provincial Language Arts examination this week. We are following the schedule below. The grades 11 and 12 who are writing or re-writing the exams will be writing on Wednesday and Thursday of this week during the third period. We ask that student bring a device such as a laptop or a tablet (8 inches or more).

 

COURSE SELECTION

Due to the school closure on Friday, many student forgot to bring back the course selection sheet today to their homeroom teacher. It is important for students to bring their course selection sheet to their homeroom teacher tomorrow so we can finalizing our course selection process.  The course selection sheet must be signed by a parent or guardian.

TERM 3

Term three is finishing at the end of next week. Students should make sure they have all their assignments and assessments completed. Teachers need as much evidence of learning as possible to assessed the student learning accurately.

Have a great week!

BMHS 

March 18
​Talk Mail March 18, 2022


·         Track and field training began... each Tuesday and Thursday after school. Meet in the library… Training outside…
Students of all levels, grades, and experiences welcome.
Any questions please see Mr. Bryden or Mrs. Helgason in the library.

 

·         Hockey – The boys’ hockey team have two games remaining. They are playing Odyssée this evening at 7:30 at the Coliseum, all are welcome. Tomorrow, they are playing Harrison Trimble at 4 pm at Jean-Louis Levesque, only the immediate family are permitted to attend. The mask is still mandatory on campus, so you'll have to wear your mask.

 

·         The English Language Provincial Assessment/Reassessment (ELPA) will take place during the week of March 28 to April 1. Students will be writing during their English course and will receive more details next week. Students may take a practice test, the link is on our school's website: bmhs.ca.

 

·         The report cards will go out on Tuesday April 12 and the parent-teacher interviews will be on the evening of April 13th and morning of the April 14th.

 

·         On Monday, students will be selecting courses for the year 2022-2023. The course selection sheet will be returned home on Tuesday for review and signatures. They must be returned to their homeroom teacher by Friday March 25th.

 

 

Have a great weekend,

 

BMHS​

March 04
​Talkmail for March 4, 2021  


Any students interested in participating in this year's New Brunswick Provincial Drama Fest are invited to attend workshops on Monday and Thursday after school from 3:45 to 5:45. After March Break we will begin working on an original play to take in this year's festival.  New students are still welcome to attend.

 

Buy your child’s yearbook today! Yearbooks are $75 and can be bought at “SchoolCashOnline” until March 14th.

 

The course selection information is presently on the school’s website: www.bmhs.ca.  Some will be added early next week. The selection sheet for next year's Grade 11 and 12 courses is posted on the website. The school counsellors prepared a PowerPoint presentation with a voice-over to guide the student through the graduation requirements and advice for the course selection process. The students have viewed this presentation during homeroom yesterday.

 

When the students return after the March break there will no longer be COVID restrictions. We are looking forward to seeing all the students faces.

 

Have a great week!

 

Mr. Daigle​ 

February 21
Talk Mail February 21st

Dear Highlanders Families,

As of Friday, February 18, the province has changed the level of restriction, and we are now following the level one guidelines. You can find these on the district website: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/ed/pdf/K12/9-12-winter-plan.pdf. Here are the changes that we are bringing to BMHS.

  • Unfortunately, personnel and students must still wear a mask at all times.
  • Morning bells: Students are asked to be in class by 8:30 a.m. Make sure the door is open. The objective is to minimize gatherings in the main foyer in the morning.
  • The cafeteria will be at full capacity for luncheon. Students will not be allowed to eat in the main foyer, and in the hallways or benches.
  • Lunch in the classroom: we will continue to allow students to eat in the classroom, but minimize the number of classrooms used. We will revisit this practice after March break. I appreciate your understanding.
  • We are allowed to small assemblies and limited events. We are going to integrate them gradually back in our school culture while keeping safety for all in mind!

If a household member of a student or school personnel tests positive, the student or school personnel will not be permitted to attend school for 5-10 days depending on their vaccination status.

I would like to thank the parents/guardians in cooperating in informing the school of the positive cases. We will continue with the following process, in the case of a positive test of our students.

  • Isolate your child right away and follow provincial guidelines: Positive (gnb.ca)
  • Inform your school by calling and leaving a message at 856-3469 or by completing the online form: https://forms.office.com/r/pEanJ4e782.
  • Report your positive test to Public Health (if POCT rapid test was used) Point of Care Testing – Positive Result Self Reporting (snb.ca)
  • Important: It is the parent’s responsibility to report their child’s absences in the “Safe Arrival/School Messenger”, not the teachers. They should use the code IL if they have COVID and OI if they are simply self-isolating.

There is a PSSC meeting this week on Tuesday evening, if you have any questions for the committee, please send them an email: psscbmhs@gmail.com.

Grade 12 students that are doing their Oral Provincial Interview are asked to schedule their appointment time ASAP. They can get their information on the Teams page created by Mr. Agnew. 

On Thursday, we ask that student to wear BRIGHT COLOURS to remember the passing of our beloved Debbie Smith, who passed away last February 24th, 2021.

BMHS

1 - 30Next