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September 22
Talk Mail Friday, September 22nd

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2017

 

 

 

BMHS has a Reach for the Top team. If your child enjoys trivia, has a wealth of knowledge about topics from Pokémon to Prime Ministers or has a need for enrichment, please contact Mrs. LeBlanc regarding this fun activity. Reach for the Top travel once a month around the province playing tournaments against other high schools and is actively looking for grade 9 and 10 players. All students in all grades are welcome.

 

The school store is open every Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:30.  We sell BMHS hoodies, sweatpants, ball caps, winter tuques, winter scarves, and back packs. 

 

There will be a Friends of the Highlanders meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 in the Library 

Grade 9 Rep Elections are happening on Thursday, September 28th during period one.

Friends of the highlanders are organizing a fall fundraiser on Friday, November 3rd.  There will be a silent auction, music and games.  Come out to this great event to support BMHS.  Tickets will be on sale at the football game on Friday, September 29th.  You can also buy tickets on school cash through the district website.

September 19
BMHS TALK MAIL - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH

This is a reminder that tomorrow is a half day for BMHS students.  Students will go to all 5 classes in the morning. Dismissal time is at 12 noon.  Teachers will be participating in Professional Learning in the afternoon so students must take the bus home or be picked up by their parent/guardian. 

 
Meet the Teacher is also happening tomorrow night, Wednesday, Sept. 20th from 6:30 - 8:00pm.  Parents and guardians are asked to meet in the school theatre by 6:30pm to start the evening.  Please bring along your child's daily schedule as you will need to know the order of their classes, teacher names and room numbers.  We will rotate through all 5 classes so you can meet each teacher and experience a day in your child's footsteps.  We hope to see all of you tomorrow evening!​
September 15
BMHS TALK MAIL - FRIDAY, SEPT 15TH

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2017

 

 

 

 

School photos will take place on Tuesday, September 19th

  

Grad photos will take place between November 20th -November 28th. 

Appointment times will be given out to Grade 12 students closer to these dates.

 

Auditions for the Fall Drama Production will be held on Tuesday, September 19th and Thursday, September 21st. Auditions will be begin at 3:45.   Students will need to memorize and perform a short monologue. Students can find their own monologue or get an audition packet from Mr. Lloyd.  Students should sign their name on the theatre door.  There will be a workshop on Monday, September 18th from 3:45 to 5:45 for all students interested in auditioning.  Students do not need to have anything prepared for this workshop.  Any other questions, please see Mr. Lloyd.

 

The green student information sheets were sent home yesterday, please review, sign and date and return to the homeroom teacher by Monday, September 18th. 

 

Next Wednesday, September 20th will be a half day of school for students.  Students will be released at noon.  Staff will be involved in Professional Learning during the afternoon.  Students therefore, must be picked up at noon or take the bus home.   Please note this day has changed from the original school calendar for high schools

 

We would like to inform parents/students that we have a service dog at the school.  It is a hyper-allergenic dog that is fully certified.  Students are asked not to pet the dog as it is working while at school.

 

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

September 13
Talk Mail - Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

 

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Thank you to all students and staff who came out to last night’s corn boil event. 

 

Students are reminded to pick up their green and white Tie-dye shirt.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 14th, there will be a GREEN AND WHITE themed dance from

7-10pm at the school hosted by the student government.  Admission is $2 if you are not dressed in Green and White and  $1 if you are dressed in Green and White.

Please drop off students at the PARENT DROP OFF ZONE 2 at the start of the dance.  Students will enter through the middle doors.  You may pick up students at 10pm from any door.

 

Friday, September 15th will be our first school wide assembly.  All students are required to attend as this happens during instructional hours. The assembly will showcase school talents and acknowledge school/individual achievements.  Go Highlanders!

 

Please continue to pay student fees online at SCHOOL CASH Online.  Grade 9 students $35 and Grade 10-12 $30

Next Wednesday, September 20th will be a half day of school for students.  Students will be released at 12 noon.  Staff will be involved in Professional Learning during the afternoon.  Students therefore must be picked up at noon or take the bus home. 

 

*Please note this day has been changed from the original school calendar for high schools.

 

 

 

 

September 08
Talk Mail - Friday, Sept 8th, 2017

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2017

 

There will be a Friends of the Highlanders meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm in room 112.

Any BMHS parents interested in being part of the PSSC or wanting to participate in the voting are invited to attend the meeting on Monday, September 11th, at 7:00 pm, in the library.

School fees have to be paid online through School Cash, located on the Anglophone East School District webpage.   $35.00 for the grade 9 students and $30.00 for the grade 10, 11 and 12 students.

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 19th.

Next week we have two activities: Annual Corn boil/T-Dye event on Tuesday, September 12th from 6 pm to 8 pm and the first school dance on Thursday, September 14th from 7 pm to 10 pm.   This dance is only for BMHS students.

BMHS Cross Country team holds practices every day after school from 3:45 to 5:30 pm on the back field.  We will meet in room 109.  Runners of all grades are welcome.  See Mr. Bryden for more details

We will be holding our mandatory emergency evacuation drill next Wednesday, September 13th

Starting Monday, September 11th our main door will be locked after 9 am.  Anyone wishing to enter the building will be requested to use the buzzer/intercom located on the front door. 

 


 

June 16
Talk Mail - June 15th, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

THURSDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2017

 

This is a message for all parents of grade 11 students.  The school year is coming to a close and with it comes preparation for many end of year events, including graduation.  Each year, the graduation ceremony is always followed by a reception for the graduates and their families, and it is traditionally organized by the grade 11 class.  In order to provide refreshments and food for this reception, the parents of grade 11 students are kindly asked to make a monetary donation to help cover expenses.  It is completely voluntary, with a suggested amount of $20, though any donation would be greatly appreciated.  The donation can be paid online through school cash, or brought to the school office. Thank you.

Graduating students will receive their tickets for graduation on Friday, June 16th at their rehearsal which begins at 11:30am.

 

Grads can pick up their graduation gown on Tuesday, June 20th between 9 and 11am in ROOM 110. A $20 cash deposit is required.   They can also drop of their change of clothes for Safe Grad at the same time.

 

Prom will be held the evening of June 20th from 8pm - 11:30pm at Royal Oaks Golf Clubhouse.  Safe Grad will be held immediately following at the school.  Students will be shuttled by a bus from Royal Oaks to the school.  Students are not permitted to drive their car from Royal Oaks to the school.

 

Students have a mandatory grad practice on Thursday, June 22nd 8:45 am at the Moncton Wesleyan.

 

Thursday, June 22nd is the Graduation ceremony, beginning at 7pm at the Wesleyan Celebration Center.  Students are to report to the Wesleyan for 6:30 pm.

 

Report cards will be given out on Friday, June 23rd from 9-11am from the homeroom teacher.  If you are not able to make this time, please provide your homeroom teacher with a self-addressed stamped envelope. 

Atlantic Education International is affiliated with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. One of its mandates is to offer an English language immersion experience in a public school setting to students around the world. Currently, we are receiving applications from students aged 11-18, from Brazil, Columbia, China, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey. An international visiting student pays tuition to attend school and pays a stipend to stay in the home of a host family. Host families are asked to provide a safe, clean home with a private bedroom for the visiting student, access to the internet, three nutritious meals a day and access to a school bus route. Finally, host families are asked to invite students into their homes and treat them as family!  If interested, please contact :

 

Pam Sheridan: 506-381-8243 or Pam.Sheridan @gnb.ca

 

June 23rd, busing is for a half day only.  Buses will arrive at the school at 1pm for departure.

 

Please view the school website for Summer School Information.

 

Thank you and have a wonderful summer!

 

 

June 02
Talk Mail - June 2nd, 2017

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2017

 

Monday, June 5th, is our annual Awards Night where we celebrate the accomplishments of students in grades 9-12 and we encourage all parents and students to attend.  There are certificates and major awards handed out at this free event. The dress code is business casual. A reception beginning at 6:30PM with refreshments and light snacks followed by the presentation of awards for 7PM.

AP Psychology students are reminded to return their text books to Ms. Callahan

This is a message for all parents of grade 11 students.  The school year is coming to a close and with it comes preparation for many end of year events, including graduation.  Each year, the graduation ceremony is always followed by a reception for the graduates and their families, and it is traditionally organized by the grade 11 class.  In order to provide refreshments and food for this reception, the parents of grade 11 students are kindly asked to make a monetary donation to help cover expenses.  It is completely voluntary, with a suggested amount of $20, though any donation would be greatly appreciated.  The donation can be paid online through school cash, or brought to the school office. Thank you.

On the graduation program we are proud to list scholarships/ bursaries that our students receive. Any graduating student who has received a scholarship or bursary, including entrance scholarships, and would like to have them recognized on the graduation program needs to submit documentation of the scholarship to Mr. Steve Harris, Guidance Department.  The deadline for providing them to Mr. Harris is Friday, June 16th.

On the Anglophone East Scholarship Webpage there are a number of Local Scholarships that are due to Mr. Harris in guidance by Monday, June 5th. Due to Mr. Harris being absent from school on this day, the deadline will be extended to the end of the school day on Tuesday, June 6th.

Please join the BMHS Staff on welcoming Mr. Martin Daigle as the new principal for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year as Mrs. Roper will be retiring in June.

Please visit our school website to view a message to parents re The Friends of the Highlanders Fundraising project.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

May 26
Talk Mail May 26th, 2017

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

FRIDAY, MAY 26TH, 2017

 

A special thank you to the parent volunteers, PSSC Members, BMHS retirees, and BMHS Alumni in making our May Day Event another successful day and evening.

There will be a Friends of The Highlander planning meeting held on Tuesday, May 30th at 7 PM in the school library.  Please drop by, bring a friend and join the group to plan ideas and events for the next 2017-18 school year.  For further information please reach out to Adam Trider (856-3469) or Shannon Baxter – Chair of the Friends of the Highlanders. 

Congratulations to the Envirothon Teams who competed at provincials last week.  Envirothon is an Environmental Science competition where teams of five students complete 4 field tests and present a solution to an environmental problem.  Our BMHS senior team placed second in the Forestry category.  

Pop Rocks a Mini Musical will be presented by the Music Department on Wednesday, May 31st, Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd in the BMHS Theatre at 7PM. This is a student written musical and will feature favorite songs from the 60's to present day, and will be performed by the Chorus, soloists and Rock Band. This is a fun presentation sure to have you moving in your seats. Come out and support the Arts at BMHS. Tickets will be available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for students.

 Student Government & Imagine Action will be hosting a Kindness Day and Corn boil on Tuesday, May 30th.  The Corn boil will be at the school from 4-7 PM

 

This is a message for all parents of grade 11 students.  The school year is coming to a close and with it comes preparation for many end of year events, including graduation.  Each year, the graduation ceremony is always followed by a reception for the graduates and their families, and it is traditionally organized by the grade 11 class.  In order to provide refreshments and food for this reception, the parents of grade 11 students are kindly asked to make a monetary donation to help cover expenses.  It is completely voluntary, with a suggested amount of $20, though any donation would be greatly appreciated.  The donation can be paid online through school cash, or brought to the school office. Thank you.

The end of the year Grad Council newsletter has gone home today. You will find information about graduation, graduation rehearsals, prom and safe grad on this newsletter. You can also find this newsletter under the news section on the school’s website.

May 12
Talk Mail May 12th, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

MAY 12TH, 2017

 

There will be no school for Students on Friday, May 19th as this is an NBTA Branch Day for teachers.

The Awards Night committee is looking for interested parents to volunteer their time in preparation of, and during, the afternoon of Monday, June 5th to decorate the stage for our Celebration of Student Excellence. Please contact Natasha LeBlanc or Matt Lusk at the school or their email addresses which can be found on the school website.

 

The guidance department would like to remind students and parents of the Student Financial Assistance Presentation being held on Thursday, May 18th at the Harrison Trimble High School Auditorium beginning at 6:30pm. The presentation will be hosted by Ms. Schelly MacKinnon a Student Financial Services Educational Liaison Officer with the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and will cover topics such as student loans, grants and other programs aimed at helping students pay for post-secondary education.

 

 

 

May 10
TAlk Mail May 10th, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

MAY 10TH, 2017

 

 

Our annual BMHS Fundraiser, Gathering of the Clans is May 25th from 3:30 PM-10:00 PM

 

Featuring:  BINGO, Inflatables, Hypnotist, Ian Stewart and a 60s dance.

Early Entrance Fee is $50 if you return your form and money by May 12th to the table in the foyer.

Entrance fee after May 12th is $60.  Extra forms are available at the main office. The forms and money must be returned to the office by May 24th.

 

May 04
 TALK MAIL - MAY 4TH,2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL THURSDAY, MAY 4TH, 2017

 

 

Reminder no school for students, tomorrow, Friday May 5th.

District Night Of The Arts showcasing student artwork and musical performances will be held at Bernice MacNaughton High School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 10th, 6:30 PM.

A Student Financial Assistance Presentation will be held on Thursday, May 18th at the Harrison Trimble High School Auditorium beginning at 6:30pm. The presentation will be hosted by Ms. Schelly MacKinnon a Student Financial Services Educational Liaison Officer with the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and will cover topics such as student loans, grants and other programs aimed at helping students pay for post-secondary education.

Graduating students who are pursuing a post-secondary education should be sure to continue checking the Anglophone East Scholarship Webpage at aesdscholarships.wordpress.com. Many scholarships have been added recently, including many specific to students from Bernice MacNaughton which can be found under the Local Scholarships section of the website. Any students with questions about scholarships should check with Mr. Harris in guidance 856-2661.

April 27
Talk Mail-April 27th, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2017

 

There will be no school for students tomorrow, Friday, April 28th, as teachers are participating in a Professional Learning Development Day.

We would like to invite you to attend the 7th annual Mental Health Symposium at Harrison Trimble High School on Wednesday, May 3rd 2017. Kiosks open at 6pm and presentations begin at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm. Students will be presenting their mental health initiatives for this year and we will have two great speakers on sleep and social media. It would be wonderful if you could join us. There will be community resources on hand as well.

A Student Financial Assistance Presentation will be held on May 18th at the Harrison Trimble High School Auditorium beginning at 6:30pm. The presentation will be hosted by Ms. Schelly MacKinnon a Student Financial Services Educational Liaison Officer with the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and will cover topics such as student loans, grants and other programs aimed at helping students pay for post-secondary education.

Graduating students who are pursuing a post-secondary education should be sure to continue checking the Anglophone East Scholarship Webpage at aesdscholarships.wordpress.com. Many scholarships have been added recently, including many specific to students from Bernice MacNaughton which can be found under the Local Scholarships section of the website. Any students with questions about scholarships should check with MR. Harris in guidance.

District Night Of The Arts showcasing student artwork and musical performances will be held at Bernice MacNaughton High School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 10th, 6:30 PM.

April 21
Talk Mail - April 21st, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 21ST

 

There will be a presentation on Student Loans and Financial Assistance on May 18th in the theatre at Harrison Trimble High School beginning at 6:30pm. Ms. Schelly MacKinnon, a Student Financial Services Educational Liaison Officer from the Department of Post-Secondary Training and Labour will be providing information and answering questions about government financial assistance programs. Student and parents who will be applying for such programs are encouraged to attend.

AP Psychology students are encouraged to attend their final practice exam with Ms. Callahan. This practice exam will be written on Monday, April 24th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in room 202.  Students participating in this practice exam are asked to notify Ms. Callahan by Monday, April 24th at lunchtime.  This opportunity provides students with valuable practice in preparation for the final AP Psychology exam which will be written on Monday, May 1st at 12:00 noon, in the BMHS library.

 To celebrate the students’ great success with  donating the most amount of food towards The Fill the Bus Campaign, David Myles will be performing at our school next Tuesday, April 25th.

 

April 13
Talk Mail - April 13th, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL – THURSDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2017

 

AP Psychology students are encouraged to attend their final practice exam with Ms. Callahan. This practice exam will be written on Monday, April 24th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in room 202.

 Students participating in this practice exam are asked to notify Ms. Callahan by Thursday, April 27th.  

This opportunity provides students with valuable practice in preparation for the final AP Psychology exam which will be written on Monday, May 1st at 12:00 noon, in the BMHS library.

 

The Music Department is looking for volunteers to help with easy set decorations and costume preparations for their upcoming mini Musical Pop Rocks. The parent meeting will be held in room 173 on Wednesday April 19th at 7:00 pm. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.

 

Dear Parents:  We have a situation of head lice at our school, which has been given the appropriate attention.  Please view the website:  

www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/departments/h-s/pdf/en/CDC/factsheets/headlice-e.pdf  for any information or questions you may have.

April 06
Talk Mail - April 6th, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL Thursday, April 6th, 2017

 

 Parent Teacher Interviews will be hosted this evening, April 6th 6:30-9 PM and Friday, April 7th from 9-11:30 am.  There is no school for students on Friday, April 7th

During parent-teacher meetings this Thursday and Friday, 10 post-secondary schools will have information booths and representatives available to provide information to students and parents. The list of who is attending is on the BMHS website. They will be set up in the foyer outside of guidance

Reminder to students to return their signed and verified green Student Information Sheets as soon as possible.

The Greater Moncton High School Seniors currently have their Art being displayed at the Moncton City Hall Gallery.  The display is available for visitors until April 26th.

The New Brunswick Student Legislative Seminar provides an opportunity for students to experience first-hand the functioning of Government and our parliamentary system. This year’s seminar will occur from May 5-7th.  The deadline to apply is April 7th.  Only Grade 11 and 12 students are eligible to apply. More information and applications are available in the guidance office.

We would like to remind parents and students that School is a fragrance/scent-safe environment.  There are staff members and/or students who could suffer severe adverse reactions when exposed to even the smallest amount of a fragrance or scents. We ask that the community support us in our efforts to maintain a healthy and safe environment by refraining from wearing fragrances or scented products when visiting the school, even if your visit will be short.

 BMHS Track and Field meeting Wednesday, April 12th at the beginning of lunch in room 247.  Practices will begin after Easter.  All grades and levels of athletes are invited!  This is a great opportunity to meet new people and try new sports

 

March 31
Talk Mail - March 31st, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL FRIDAY, March 31st 2017

 

 Parent Teacher Interviews will be hosted on Thursday, April 6th 6:30-9 PM and Friday, April 7th from 9-11:30 am.  There is no school for students on Friday, April 7th

Reminder to students to return their signed and verified Student Information Sheets as soon as possible.

The Greater Moncton High School Seniors currently have their Art being displayed at the Moncton City Hall Gallery.  The display is available for visitors until April 26th.

The SEED (Student Employment Experience Development) Program aimed at providing employment opportunities for students over the summer months and is open to high school students in grade 12 who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall. More information and application instructions can be found at www.NBseed.ca. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

The New Brunswick Student Legislative Seminar provides an opportunity for students to experience first-hand the functioning of Government and our parliamentary system. This year’s seminar will occur from May 5-7th.  The deadline to apply is April 7th.  Only Grade 11 and 12 students are eligible to apply. More information and applications are available in the guidance office.

March 24
Talk Mail - March 24th, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

TALK MAIL FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2017

 

 

Next week BMHS will be celebrating the French language in our school through a variety of activities such as music, games, trivia, videos, and food. Students participating in these activities will receive ballots for a chance to win a pair of Beats headphones. The draw will take place next Friday and the winner will be announced at the end of the day. Vive le Français!

 

Please note that the CMHA of Moncton are offering the “Strengthening Families Together” program starting April 5th, 2017 at 6PM. This is a 10-week program designed to support families and friends of individuals struggling with mental health issues. To register or for more information please contact (506) 859 8114. Deadline is March 29th to register.

On Monday, May 27th during period 2, Grade 11 students will be invited to attend a mini post-secondary event taking place in the main foyer at BMHS. Representatives from eleven post-secondary institutions will be on hand for students to learn more about them. With these students entering their final year of high school next year this is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about options available for them in Southeastern New Brunswick and we encourage students to take advantage of it.

Reminder to students to return their signed and verified Student Information Sheets as soon as possible.

The Greater Moncton High School Seniors currently have their Art being displayed at the Moncton City Hall Gallery.  The display is available for visitors until April 26th.

March 17
TALK MAIL - MARCH 17TH, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2017

 

BMHS Students have received their 2017-18 course selection verification sheets.  Please review the sheet with them, sign it and have the student return it to their Home Room teacher on or before Monday, March 20th.

Any changes to the original selections can be made right on the verification sheet.  Please feel free to review all course selection info found on our website under Quick Links – 2017-18 Course Selection.

As it is vital that we have correct contact and medical information for your child, we ask that parents review and sign the Green Student Information Profile sheets that were sent home with your son/daughter earlier this week. These are due back to the office by Monday, March 20th

A reminder to graduating students who are pursuing a post-secondary education to visit the Anglophone East School District Scholarship Webpage for scholarship and bursary information. The site can be accessed through the BMHS homepage by clicking on Grade 12 Scholarship Information or by visiting aesdscholarships.wordpress.com. Scholarships are organized by the month they are due. Students and parents can also sign up to receive email updates by clicking on the “follow” button in the lower right corner of the website.

Attention Grade 12 Students:

Order your graduation ring now and wear it for the rest of your graduating year!  We will be holding graduation ring order days on:  Wednesday March 22nd, and Thursday March 23 during the lunch period.  Catalogues can be picked up in Mr. Daigle’s room. 

Grade 11 students who are planning on pursuing a post-secondary education at NBCC after they graduate can apply starting April 1, 2017. By applying a year in advance students have a better chance of securing a spot in programs that commonly become full quite quickly. To apply students need to visit www.nbcc.ca and click on “I’m Ready to Apply”.

The New Brunswick Federation of Home and School Associations is hosting the 80th Annual General Meeting and Parent Conference in Moncton on April 28 and 29. This event is open to all and offers workshops on a variety of topics. Information about workshops and registration information can be found on our website at http://www.nbfhsa.org/agm.html. We hope to see many of you at this event in April!

 Contact: (506) 451-6247 or send us a message via our website http://www.nbfhsa.org/contact-us.html

BMHS Drama presents:  Mission Improvible:  An evening of devised theatre and improv comedy.  The show runs from Wednesday, March 22nd to Friday, March 24th.  It's $10 for adults and $7 for students.  All shows start at 7:30 P.M.

Dear Parents:  We have a situation of head lice at our school, which has been given the appropriate attention.  Please view the website:  www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/departments/h-s/pdf/en/CDC/factsheets/headlice-e.pdf for any information or questions you may have.

 

February 24
Talk Mail - Friday, February 24th, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

February 24th, 2017

 

 

On Monday Feb 27th students will select their courses for next year.  Parents and students can get a head start by looking at the information on our BMHS.ca website.  Check under Quick Links on the Right Hand Side to see the category entitled Course Selection.

 

While you’re on the website why not go to the School Cash Online to purchase your BMHS 2016-2017 Yearbook? The cost is $55 and the memories are priceless! This will be your last chance to purchase your child’s yearbook.

 

March break begins Monday the 6th to the 10th.

 

There will be a brief, but important information session for all students interested in auditioning for this year's drama fest.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at the very beginning of noon hour.  It should only take five minutes, so please come to the theatre right after the bell.  New students are welcome to audition.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Lloyd.

 

Please join us for our second Mental Health Symposium at Evergreen Park School on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30. Our two guest speakers will be speaking on the following:

  • Sleep and its Connection to Resiliency;

  • Mindfulness

 

AP Chemistry students are asked to pay their AP exam fee of $120 before March break.  You may pay this fee at the main office or at School Cash Online.  Any AP Psychology student who has yet to pay their fee must also do so by March 3rd.  Exams will be conducted for these courses in early May. 

 

January 20
Talk Mail - Friday, Janaury 20th, 2017

BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

Talk Mail Message

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 2017

 

 

 

From Jan 28 to Feb 4, BMHS will be hosting students from China as part of a Winter Camp.  The program is meant to introduce Chinese students to the area, give students from our district an opportunity to meet international students and may interest them in the Summer Camp program to China. 

 

We are seeking parents who would be willing to host a student or an instructor during the camp.  For the most part, host parents would be providing a place to sleep and suppers. During the day students would be part of the Winter Camp program which will involve them in planned activities. 

 

If you are willing to host, please contact Connie Corbett directly at constance.corbett@nbed.nb.ca .

BMHS January Exams will take place beginning Monday, January 23rd.  Please review our BMHS website for details.

There will be no school for students on January 30 &31st as these days are turnaround days.  Students will return to classes on Monday, February 1st to begin their semester 2 schedule. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

January 13
TAlk Mail - Friday, January 13th, 2017

​BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
JANUARY 13, 2017

Forum for Young Canadians is looking for interested students aged 15-19 to participate in Ottawa for a week on Parliament Hill.  Deadline for applications is Friday January 20th.  Please see Mr. Agnew in Room 108 for more details.


BMHS will welcome students from China later this month and is looking for host families.  BMHS is hosting a Winter Camp from January 28 to February 4th. During this week students from China will visit and take part in school and cultural activities. While here students stay with BMHS host families. If your family would like to host a student and in doing so support the school, please contact Pam Sheridan (506) 381-8243 or e-mail pam.sheridan@gnb.ca

Workshop style auditions for the spring drama production will be held on Tuesday, January 17th from 3:45 to 5:45.  Students do not have to prepare anything for their audition.  Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, February 7th.  The production will run the final week of March.  See Mr. Lloyd in the theatre for more information.

Friday, January 20th is the last of classes for Semester 1, 2016-17.  Exam week will take place on Monday, January 23- Friday, January 27th.

January Exam Schedule is available on our BMHS website.

A reminder that on Tuesday, January 17th 6:30-7:30 at BMHS Auditorium, there will be a presentation for parents and students on the topic of Stress and Anxiety.  Leslie Symthe will be the presenter.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

 

November 10
Talk Mail- Thursday, November 11th, 2016

​WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 10TH, 2016

There will be no school tomorrow, November 11th in honor of Remembrance Day Holiday.


L’Université de Moncton will hold a Parent Information Session (Students also welcome) on Wednesday November 23rd, at 7p.m., at the Leopold-Taillon Pavilion in room 136 on the first floor.   The session will be held in English and will feature a panel of Anglophone students currently studying at U de M in various programs. Come learn about their transition, programs, student life and guaranteed help in French! Parking is free. For information call Jean-Marc Arseneau at 506-381-0840


Next week the guidance department is hosting a couple of university information sessions after school from 3:45 – 4:45. On November 16, a representative from the University of Toronto will be at BMHS and on November 17, the University of Waterloo will be represented. Both institutions will be presenting to interested students about programs, admission requirements, scholarship opportunities and general information about those schools. Presentations will be in room 110 and it is recommended that students interested in these schools should attend.


McGill University is hosting an information session on November 19 (Saturday) from 2:00 – 3:30 at BMHS in room 167. This is open to both students and parents. If McGill University is a place that you are interested in learning more about then you should attend this session.


Throughout the year post-secondary schools often visit BMHS to provide information to students and sometimes do admission on the spot. Students can find out about these times by checking the guidance bulletin board and listening to the announcements in the morning. Another avenue for Grade 12 students to keep updated on these activities is to join the BMHS Grads of 2017 Facebook Page. If students or parents have any questions they should ask Mr. Harris in guidance.


Report Cards were given to all students at the end of the day today.  Please review your child’s progress, sign the report card and return to the homeroom teacher.


Tonight’s the night!! The BMHS Fall Fundraiser is finally here. Tickets have been selling and they will be available at the door. Doors open at 7 with the Silent Auction from 7:30-9:30 and Live Auction between 9:30-10 pm.  DJ and dancing to follow.  Please gather your friends and come out for a fun night to support your school and to raise much needed funding for school upgrades and programming. Debit and credit will be accepted for auction items only. All other purchases will need to be in cash.  Some great items have been added to the auction item list:
Box seats for the Capitol Theatre, Little Caesar's Pizza Party, beautifully framed prints, Royale Paper Products, Leaf blower from Toys for Big Boys, Algonquin Hotel Stay, La Spa gift certificate, Itacast Pearl necklace and bracelets, Gift baskets, School swag, Dinner and movie gift certificates, Treego passes, signed Christie Sinclair jerseys, Pizza hut coupons, Papa John coupons, Multi sport camps, Tassimo coffee maker, Oral B pro tooth brush, wooden cutting boards made by the students, Jose Bautista painting,  Fridgidaire 38 Bottle two zone wine cooler, Beautiful Michael Kors Watch & Stihll Leaf Blower.  All up for Grabs at the Friends of the Highlanders Fall Fundraiser. 

November 08
Talk Mail- Tuesday, November 8th

​BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Just two days to go!! Get your tickets for a fun night out with friends. Still available at Cashonline today or at the door Thursday night.   Online ticket purchases can print off the confirmation and use that as a ticket or also there will be a list at the door.   Doors open at 7pm. Silent auction from 7:30 to 9:30 and Live Auction between 9:30 and 10pm. DJ and dancing to follow.

Box seats for the Capitol Theatre, Little Caesar's Pizza Party, beautifully framed prints, Royale Paper Products, Leaf blower from Toys for Big Boys, Algonquin Hotel Stay, La Spa gift certificate, Itacast Pearl necklace and bracelets, Gift baskets, School swag, Dinner and movie gift certificates, Treego passes, signed Christie Sinclair jerseys, Pizza hut coupons, Papa John coupons, Multi sport camps, Tassimo coffee maker, Oral B pro tooth brush, wooden cutting boards made by the students, Jose Bautista painting and more.....all up for grabs at the Friends of the Highlanders Fall Fundraiser. Join friends for a fun night out and help support BMHS

November 01
Talk Mail - Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

​WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 01, 2016


With just a little over a week away, BMHS Fall Fundraiser on November 10th is gearing up to be an awesome time. Gather your friends for an evening out with your BMHS school community to raise funds for our school. There will be refreshments, a selection of finger foods by our wonderful culinary department, a DJ and some great auction items. Tickets can be bought at Cashonline on the Anglophone East website, through any of the Friends of the Highlanders committee members or at the door. Hurry and get your tickets and show your support for our school

Reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2nd is Take your Kid to work day for all Grade 9 students.  Parent permission slips were sent home for this event. 

Friday, November 4th is Jersey Day in Canada.  Wear your favorite jersey to support school sports.  To kick off our Annual Fill the Bus Campaign for local food banks, we are asking students to donate a non-perishable food item or monetary donation this Friday, November 4th.

October 14
Talk Mail - Friday, October 1th, 2016

WHATS HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2016

The BMHS fan bus will travel to the football game versus Leo Hayes this afternoon.  The bus will leave the school at 4:30pm sharp. Permission forms need to be handed to the chaperone prior to getting on the bus. Dress warmly and make sure you have some cash for the gate entrance.  Students should be arriving back to BMHS by 11pm.

Progress reports were sent home today from every subject teacher for all 5 courses.  This report is intended to give parents and guardians a glimpse at whether students are meeting expectations.

We held our Lockdown practice drill yesterday.   Please refer to the handout sent home at the beginning of September regarding this procedure if you have questions.

Photo Retake day is Wednesday, September 19 for those who were absent or who requested a retake.

Student handbooks were given out this week that contain general information about BMHS and rules/procedures.  It also contains graduation requirement information.  Please review this document with your child.

Reach for the Top team members will soon be selling Sunset Gourmet spices and seasonings. Please contact Mrs. Natasha LeBlanc if you are interested in supporting the team.

Parents and guardians are invited to attend the University & College Education Fair on Monday, October 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Moncton Coliseum. Over 50 university and colleges from Atlantic Canada will have representatives available to answer questions and share information about their programs. On October 18th from 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Grade 11 and 12 students will be attending this event.

Students and parents looking for scholarship information should be sure to visit the Anglophone East School District Scholarship Webpage. The address is aesdscholarships.wordpress.com and can be accessed from the Bernice MacNaughton High School webpage by clicking on “Grade 12 Scholarship Information”. Any questions about scholarships can be directed to Mr. Harris in guidance.

Graduating students should also be sure to join the BMHS Grads of 2017 Facebook Group where information relevant to graduating students will be posted regularly; including information about university and college visits and additional scholarship information.

There will be a brief meeting in room 117 on Monday, October 17th at the beginning of lunch for grades 11 and 12 students who signed up to attend The French for the Future Forum.  The students will go to the University of Moncton on November 3rd.  You will receive instructions on how to sign up online for the workshops.  If you are unable to attend this meeting see Madame Harris or Madame Belliveau for details.

 The Friends of the Highlander’s will be onsite at next week’s  football game Friday night, October 21st, selling tickets for the Fall Fundraiser coming up November 10th. Tickets are $20 each for a fun evening with friends.  There will be a silent and live auction to raise money for our school. This is an adult event (19 years plus)

October 06
Talk Mail - Thursday, October 6th, 2016

​WHATS HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2016

GREEN STUDENT INFORMATION PROFILE SHEETS – Please return as soon as possible.

Pay school fees online

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME  - Friday, October 7 at 7pm
   MacNaughton vs RHS at McKenna Field (BMHS)
The spirit committee will be doing face painting prior to the game so come and cheer on your Highlanders in your green and white.
   

Fan Bus – Friday, October 14
A spirit fan bus is being organized by Student Government for our away football game against LEO HAYES in Fredericton next week.  Tickets to reserve your seat on the fan bus will go on sale in the foyer on Tuesday, Oct. 11.   The cost to sign up for the bus is $5.  A permission slip with parental consent is required and will be available from our website or at the table in the foyer.

On October 17 and 18, the Career and Post-Secondary Fair will be taking place at the Moncton Coliseum. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and parents to explore a great variety of post-secondary options. Grade 11 and 12 BMHS students will be going on October 18 from 1:15 – 2:45. The event is open to the public during the evening of October 17 from 6-8pm. This would be a great time for parents to visit to have their questions answered. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Mr. Harris in the BMHS guidance office.

School Photo Retake day is Wednesday, Oct 19.
 
Take Our Kids to Work day - Wednesday, November 2
 All grade 9 students are expected to participate in this opportunity that connects school, the world of work, and their own futures. Once again, permission forms will be distributed to students for this event.
The Friends of the Highlanders is planning a Fall Fundraiser for November 10th at BMHS. 
The event will consist of appetizers, drinks, music and an auction.  Tickets are $20 each and are available for purchase through School Cash online, or at the door.  Please save the date!  Parents can donate auction items for this event by dropping them off at the main office. 

September 20
Talk Mail - Tuesday, Sept 21, 2016

Talk mail Message                                                            Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016

 

Immunization consent forms are due back to the main office for all grade 9 students as soon as possible.

 

Student information profile sheets were sent home yesterday to gather accurate information for our new database.  Parents/guardians are asked to fill these out and return to the school by Wed, Sept 21st.    It is vitally important that we have accurate contact information and medical information in case of an emergency.

 

Meet the teacher will be held on Tuesday, September 20th to give all parents/guardians an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and find out what they will be learning this year.  Beginning at 6:30 pm PSSC will holds its information session.  From 7-8 pm. Parents and guardians can follow a shortened version of their child’s five classes.  Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule. 

 

Attention Graduates: Grad rings are available to order in the main lobby at lunch time on the following dates:  Wed, Sept 21st, Thurs, Sept 22nd, Wed, Sept 28th and Thurs Sept 29th.

 

Please continue to pay your school fees online at School Cash online.

September 16
Talk Mail - Friday, September 16th, 2016

​September 16, 2016

• The music department is up and running. Orchestra began on Monday and holds rehearsals each Monday after school from 3:30 to 5:00.  New members are encouraged to attend. Guitar and piano students are excluded.

The Chorus has rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday at lunch. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome in this club.

The Vocal Ensemble held its auditions and has filled all positions. Congratulations to all who auditioned and especially to new members. They rehearse Monday and Wednesday at lunch.

If you have any questions you can contact Linda Touchie at linda.touchie@nbed.nb.ca
• Student fees, course fees, sports fees, locker fees and yearbook fees can be paid online through school cash online on the Anglophone East website. 
• Meet the teacher will be held on Tuesday, September 20th to give all parents/guardians an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and find out what they will be learning this year.  Beginning at 6:30 pm. PSSC will hold its information session.  From 7-8 pm. Parents and guardians can follow a shortened version of their child’s five classes.
• BMHS students are invited to attend the Terry Fox Run/walk/wheel this Sunday September 19th at Moncton's Riverfront Park (next to the old fire station).  Registration begins at noon.  If students can arrive by 12:30 that would be great!   The 1 km, 5 km or 10 km run starts at 1:00pm
 Wear your Green and White.
•  BMHS students are invited to attend the annual Run for the Cure taking place Sunday, October 2nd at Centennial Park.  Fundraising and registering can be done online at www.runforthecure.com  For more information join the Facebook group called BMHS RUN FOR THE CURE 2016.

September 09
Talk Mail for Friday, Sept 9th, 2016

​WHATS HAPPENING AT BERNICE MACNAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
Friday, September 9, 2016

The BMHS CROSS COUNTRY team is always looking to add more athletes to its competitive running program.  
Runners of all levels and grades are welcome to join.  Practices are after school with race days primarily on Saturdays.   See Mr. Bryden for more details.


Reach for the Top will start meeting twice a week soon. Listen for announcements. If your son or daughter enjoy knowledge and trivia questions, encourage them to join the team. We are especially looking for grade 9 and 10 players.


Have you ever dreamed of starting and running your own business? Junior Achievement’s Company Program gives you the opportunity to start your own business with your friends under mentorship of volunteers of the local business community! Learn about marketing, finance and even earn a paycheque at the end of the program! This after school program is free of charge to all students in grades 9 through 12. The JA company program takes place on Wednesday nights starting October 12th from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Crandall University and is open to all high school students.  Want to learn more about how you can become a successful entrepreneur?  Contact Junior Achievement at janewbrunswick.ca


The Friends of the Highlanders is planning a Fall Fundraiser for November 10th at BMHS.  The event will consist of apps, drinks, music and an auction.  Tickets are $15 for a single or $25 for a couple and will be available for purchase on SchoolCash Online soon.  Please save the date!  The committee is planning to create a sustainable fund that can be used to support projects at our school.  This year, the committee is looking to support upgrades to our theatre. 

There will be a drama workshop after school on Monday for all interested students.  The workshop will end at 5:45. Auditions for our fall drama production will be held on Wednesday, September 14th and Thursday, September 15th. Students need to memorize a short monologue for their audition.  They are free to find their own monologue or they can stop by the theatre and get an audition packet from Mr. Lloyd.


We would like to inform parents and guardians that we have welcomed a service dog to Bernice MacNaughton High School this year.  The service dog is trained to work in a school setting and will accompany a student to and from school each day. The dog is hypoallergenic.  Students have been informed by their homeroom teachers about how the dog will integrate into our school setting


Grade 12 students will receive their grad photo take – by appointment from Tuesday, September 13th to Friday, September 16th.  Homeroom teachers have given out appointment times to students.  There is a $25.00 sitting fee payable at the time of the appointment.


School photo orders are due back to Homeroom teachers by Friday, September 16th.


Meet the Teacher will be held on Tuesday, September 20th to give all parents/guardians an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and find out what they will be learning this year.  Beginning at 6:30 pm PSSC will hold its information session and elections.  From 7-8 pm. Parents and guardians can follow a shortened version of their child’s five classes.


There will be a Green & White Dance on Thursday, September 15th from 7-10p.m.  The cost is only $1.00 if you have paid your student fees.  If you have not paid your fees they can be paid online using school cash.  Student fees are $30.


 

September 02
Welcome Back Talk Mail Info - Friday, Sept 2nd, 2016

​THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH FOR GRADE 9 STUDENTS ONLY.

GRADE 9 STUDENTS WILL BE DIRECTED INTO THE AUDITORIUM AT THE START OF THE DAY FOR A BRIEF WELCOME FROM THE BMHS ADMINISTRATION AND THEN WILL BE ESCORTED TO THEIR PERIOD 1 CLASS BY THEIR HOME ROOM TEACHER.

ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH ALL STUDENTS ATTEND

GRADE 9'S WILL GO TO THEIR HR TO START THE DAY.  GRADE 10-12 WILL FIND THEIR HOMEROOM ON AN ALPHABETICAL LIST IN THE MAIN FOYER AND WILL BE GIVEN THEIR SCHEDULE BY THEIR HOMEROOM/PER 1 TEACHER.

 

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to pay student fees online using School Cash.

Student fee for Grade 9-12        $30

Lock Fee for Grade 9s only          $5

Yearbook fee                           $55

 

Student government will be hosting its annual Cornboil on Thursday, September 8 to welcome back all students.  This outside event will begin at 6pm and end at 7:30pm with organized Games/Activities. All are welcomed to come out and join the fun!

 

Students are reminded that their course change request form is due on or before Friday, September 9th at 3:30pm if changes need to be made to their schedule.

 

Meet the Teacher will be held on Tuesday, September 20th to give all parents/guardians and opportunity to meet your child's teachers and find out what they will be learning this year.  Beginning at 6:30pm PSSC will hold its information session and elections.  From 7 - 8pm parents and guardians can follow a shortened version of their child's five classes.

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