Coffee with Dave Armistead March 1

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 a.m. Coffee with Dave The topic will be an important function managed by Principal and Academic Dean Dave Armistead and the school’s counselors, Michelle Walsh and Nick Umphrey. As the second semester begins, the school publishes next year’s course list. Students sign up via computer, and we want to make sure parents feel well informed and a part of the process. Come hear from the administrators about what they do and how this process affects your student.

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…

A NOTE REGARDING SCHOOL CANCELLATION

A NOTE REGARDING SCHOOL CANCELLATION SchoolMessenger, who manages our email and text alert system, needs to enable our text alert function. They’ll do that on Thursday, December 8, at 10 am. At that time, every cell phone number that is listed with us will receive a text. All parents, faculty, and staff will receive a text message from 67587 (the John Bapst SMS number) asking if you want to be included in future text alerts. If you’d like to be included, please reply “Yes” to that message. If you do not reply to the message, you will not receive further … Continue reading…

Classes begin at 8:40 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 1

Just a reminder that classes will begin at 8:40 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 1, with an S day rotation.   Period 4 8:40 – 9:17 Period 1 9:20 – 9:57 Period 2 10:00 – 10:37 Period 3 10:40 – 11:17 Lunch 11:17 – 11:50 in homerooms Period 5 11:53 – 12:30 Period 6 12:33 – 1:10 Period 7 1:13 – 1:50

Holiday Concert, Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m.

Please join us for our annual Holiday Concert, Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1:00 p.m. in Sekera Auditorium. Musical selections from our five instrumental and vocal ensembles will include: Benedicamus Domino Carol of the Bells Still, Still, Still Hallelujah Chorus White Christmas Christmas Fantasy Selections from Polar Express Sleigh Ride … and more! Tickets are $3.00 and will be sold in the Fine Arts Office in the music wing Mondays through Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The John Bapst Fine Arts Boosters’ Annual Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 3

Join us at the John Bapst Fine Arts Boosters’ Annual Craft Fair this Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at John Bapst Memorial High School. Hosting more than 50 crafters, admission is free, but donations will go toward the Fine Arts Boosters Fund. The Boosters help purchase art supplies and equipment, band equipment, drama costumes, and lights. It also helps fund enriching school trips for the school’s fine arts program.

Today is #GivingTuesday

Join Others in Supporting John Bapst as we launch our annual fund: A Salute to Our Teachers. Click on the link below and help us kick off our annual fund by supporting our teachers and the important work they do. https://www.my-secure-site.com/johnbapst/donate

Holiday Face-Off Hockey Tournament Nov. 25th and 26th

10 teams to compete in a pre-season High School Hockey Tournament. The Holiday Face-Off sponsored by the John Bapst Hockey Boosters will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 25th and 26th at Sawyer Arena in Bangor. The weekend of hockey features teams from Bangor (both Varsity and JV), Orono/Old Town, Hampden, Yarmouth, Camden Hills, John Bapst, Brewer, Houlton, Presque Isle, and the Ice Cats. Games will be played on Friday beginning at 5:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. and Saturday’s games start at 7:30 a.m. and continue through 9:40 p.m. The complete game schedules are posted below. john-bapst-2016-faceoff-tourney-schedule Admission is … Continue reading…

Parents’ Association Coffee with Mel MacKay and Dave Armistead, Nov. 30, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Coffee with Mel and Dave What Would Your Kids Like to Get Credit For? On the one hand, we are told that the world of work is changing dramatically. On the other hand, we are being offered the Common Core. While we understand the value of basic skills and knowledge, that’s not the direction John Bapst is headed in. Parents are invited to talk with Head of School Mel MacKay and Principal Dave Armistead about John Bapst and the Uncommon Core. What opportunities do you see for a school that seeks to balance a strong foundation in academics and citizenship with … Continue reading…