John Bapst Annual Golf Tournament 2017

Calling all golfers and sponsors, it’s time for the John Bapst Annual Golf Tournament! Join John Bapst alumni, friends, and families for a great day of golf to benefit John Bapst. All skill levels welcome. Penobscot Valley Country Club Monday, July 17 Registration begins at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Team scramble format Can’t make the tournament? Join us for a prime-rib dinner after the tournament starting at 5 p.m. For golf and sponsorship information, call Jennifer Tower at 947-0313 x115 or email jtower@johnbapst.org Sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/lbtt77n This is a fun and important fundraiser for our school. Thank you … Continue reading…

April Crusader of the Month

Congratulations to Laura Mock! In assembly on April 6, senior Laura Mock was honored as Crusader of the Month. Laura lives in Holden with her parents Charlie and Elisabeth Mock. Laura provided exceptional leadership in Mary Poppins, this year’s spring musical, as the title character and as student director.  She helped teach other students the vocal parts and took the time to put all of the individual harmonies on Facebook so each actor could practice independently. Laura has a passion for learning new things. In addition to being an accomplished singer and violinist, this year she joined the band and … Continue reading…

March Crusader of the Month Recognition

Tianyue (Selina) Zang has been selected as our Crusader of the Month for March 2017. Selina is a junior who resides in Veazie with her homestay family, the McGuires. Selina is from Shanghai, China; her parents are Jue (Julia) Chen and Jun (John) Zang. Selina has a passion for learning languages.  Last year she started French I at the beginning of the second semester and by the end of the summer had mastered the material so well that she was able to test out of French II and start French III.   She tutors several of our day students in Chinese … Continue reading…

John Bapst’s Brandon Aponte ’19 to perform with Midori and Bangor Symphony Orchestra, March 12

John Bapst’s Brandon Aponte ’19 to perform with Midori and Bangor Symphony Orchestra Sunday, March 12, 3:00 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts, Orono On Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m., at the Collins Center for the Arts, ensembles of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras will perform various selections before Midori joins them for Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins with student soloists Brandon Aponte ‘19, Colin Aponte, and Sonia Steadman. The program concludes with Midori performing the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Midori will be signing CDs in a ‘Meet and Greet’ in the lobby following the performance. Tickets … Continue reading…

John Bapst wins Excellence Award at recent robotics competition

Excellence Award winner: John Bapst     This award recognizes the overall best robot at the competition.  The robot, built, programmed, documented, and driven by the brother/sister combination of Duncan and Tiffany Waanders, was recognized as the overall best robot on the field on Saturday, Feb. 18.  This is determined by the combination of their overall standing in the qualification rounds (they were 5th out of 40; Cape Elizabeth was 6th, and Hampden was 1st). Also considered was the quality of their design and their documentation, by the skill with which they could program their robot to score points on its own, and by … Continue reading…

February Crusader of the Month Recognition

Congratulations to Courtney Luttrell on being John Bapst Crusader of the Month! Courtney Luttrell has been selected as our Crusader of the Month for February 2017.  Courtney is a sophomore who resides in Levant with her parents Kevin and Jean Luttrell.  She attended Caravel Middle School in Carmel, Maine. Courtney has the reputation as being a hard-working student who always strives to do her best in all her classes.  She demonstrates leadership in the classroom in that she is always prepared and actively contributes to a positive classroom environment.   Additionally, she is known as someone who is always available and … Continue reading…

John Bapst Crusader of the Month Recognition

Congratulations to Riley Bartash on being awarded the Crusader of the Month! Riley Bartash has been selected as our Crusader of the Month for January 2017.  Riley is a senior who resides in Veazie with his parents Robert and Marta Bartash.  Riley attended Mattanawcook Junior High School in Lincoln, Maine. Riley is known throughout the school as the man who runs everything behind the scenes.  He has made himself the resident expert on the auditorium sound system and makes sure that whether it’s a performance or an assembly, the sound system is running perfectly.  His generosity with his time and … Continue reading…

Nick Umphrey’s Convocation Address

The John Bapst Convocation took place Monday, Jan. 23. Along with beautiful music performed by Kate Fogg ’18 and Laura Mock ’17, Mr. Umphrey delivered an inspiring speech, posted here. All the best for the new semester! Thank you Mr. MacKay, and to all of you, welcome to the second semester. Or for this occasion, welcome to the final semester for the class of 2017. In my time here, we have had many faculty and staff who I greatly respect who have been convocation speakers, so I am honored to speak to all of you today. In my six years … Continue reading…

Step-Up Day and Information Night February 2, 2017

       Smita Rajan ’20, Orrington; Jaelin Roberts ’20, Bangor; Brady Chadwick ’18, Holden;  Alec Gagon ’19, Eddington. Photograph by Rachel Cole ’17, Otis. Step-Up Day and John Bapst Information Night “John Bapst wants every student to succeed. There are so many opportunities to get involoved in activities, both big and small. [The school] provides a wonderfully diverse and supportive community. I’m glad that I chose John Bapst.” – Jaelin Roberts ’20, Bangor STEP-UP DAY – Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  John Bapst invites 8th graders from the greater Bangor area and around the state, as … Continue reading…