The Bangor School Committee Meeting scheduled for January 10, 2024, has been cancelled due to the impending winter storm.
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
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Hello, this is James Tager, Superintendent of the Bangor School Department, with a winter weather haiku and an important message for families. Schools hushed, doors closed, Snow's decree, a day of rest, Kids play, laughter flows. Due to the most recent National Weather Service forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 of a mixed precipitation winter storm with strong winds that may cause power outages throughout the Greater Bangor Region, I have decided to call a snow day. All BSD student activities as well as the School Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday are cancelled. For the safety of everyone in the BSD community and to give families time to make plans for tomorrow, I feel that making a decision tonight is best. Be safe.
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
BSD closed January 10 due to winter storm
The next Bangor School Committee meeting will be held in the BHS Library on January 10, 2024. Please enter through the Peakes Auditorium entrance. The agenda and other materials for the meeting can be found at the following link https://www.bangorschools.net/page/school-committee
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
School Committee Meeting BHS Library  January 10, 2024 https://www.bangorschools.net/page/school-committee
Vine Street PTO will meet tomorrow, 1/3/24, at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you then!
4 months ago, Debbie Swett
Happy Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday honoring African culture. It falls between Dec 26 and Jan 1 each year. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are: unity; self-determination; collective work and responsibility; co-operative economics; purpose; creativity; and earth.
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
Happy Kwanzaa
Merry Christmas! The original meaning of Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The story of the Nativity and the events surrounding the birth of Jesus are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas. Many traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals, including the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and trees, symbolizing everlasting light and life.
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
Merry Christmas
The Bangor School Department has launched a new app to keep families informed. Please download the new app today. The old app will be discontinued as of December 31, 2023.
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
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Happy Yule and Winter Solstice! Countries all over the world have been celebrating and honoring these astronomical events for thousands of years, from building structures that line up with the solstice to holding loud festivals in their honor. Yule is celebrated in many ways. In some countries, it is a two-month celebration that starts in the middle of November, a 12-day celebration that starts on the winter solstice, or a three-day feast that starts on the night before the winter solstice. On the winter solstice, people from many pagan cultures honor the sun and the middle of winter. Modern-day pagans celebrate Yule on the day of the winter solstice. At Stonehenge in England, people celebrate by gathering before dawn after the longest night to watch the sunrise through one of the stones. Yule celebrates the sun’s rebirth by giving each other gifts, having parties, and thinking deeply about one’s faith. This is a time of fresh beginnings, rebirth, transformation, breaking bad habits, and creativity.
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
Happy Solstice and Yule
Families, faculty, and staff, This is James Tager, Superintendent of the Bangor School Department. All schools will be open tomorrow to provide a warm and safe environment for students. Our generators are currently working and we believe it is important to offer a warm place to learn and a good meal for all students. Be safe, be well, and thank you for entrusting us with your students. Enthusiastically Yours, James Tager Superintendent
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
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The safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. Due to severe weather conditions overnight, including downed trees and power lines, and multiple roads being inaccessible, we have determined that it is unsafe to open our schools today.  In consideration of everyone's safety, we've decided to close all schools on December 19, 2023. Students, families, faculty, and staff, please stay safe. Enthusiastically yours, James Tager Superintendent
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
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Due to the storm, there will be a 2-hour delay for the BSD on 12/19/23.  This delay will give us time to assess both our school facilities and road conditions. Students, families, faculty, and staff, please stay safe and remain vigilant of your surroundings as you make your commute to school tomorrow.
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
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Families and Staff of the Bangor School Department, Today, there will be a normal dismissal for all students. However, in light of the high gusts of wind and water on road surfaces, we have decided to cancel all after-school activities. This decision has been made to ensure the safe travel of our students and staff.. We kindly ask that you take the necessary precautions when picking up your children, considering the weather conditions. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated as we prioritize the well-being of our school community. We encourage our employees to leave work once their work day is completed. Be safe and be well. James Tager
4 months ago, Bangor School Department
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Click link for Vine Shine Report #5 from Principal Swett https://www.smore.com/870en
4 months ago, Debbie Swett
Vine Street School
Happy Hanukkah! Also called the Festival of Lights, it begins on Kislev 25 and is celebrated for eight days. Legend recounts that there was only one small cruse of pure oil, enough to light the menorah in the Temple for one day, but it lasted eight days.
5 months ago, Bangor School Department
Happy Hannukah!
Our maintenance staff help provide a safe and comfortable environment for students to learn. We are currently looking for two positions to fill our maintenance team. If you or anyone you know is looking for a position with good pay and great benefits contact us at 207-262-9125.
5 months ago, Bangor School Department
Our Maintenance staff help provide a safe and comfortable environment for students to learn and teachers to teach. We are currently looking for two positions to fill our maintenance team. Preferably someone with an electrical license, Gas License, boiler/heating plant experience, or Life Safety systems. If you or anyone you know is looking for a position with good pay and great benefits contact us at 207-262-9125
Bangor Day is December 22! Join us in our celebration by wearing red and white! In addition, we want to support and help those in need in our community. During the month of December we are: The Good Shepherd Food Bank is in need of funds to build boxes for a no contact food distribution. We will donate all money collected to the Good Shepherd Food Bank. The City of Bangor and the Bangor School Department will collect money. For a $10 donation, BSD Staff may wear jeans on December 22. Donations may be given at any Bangor school. Please make checks payable to Bangor School Department. Let's show our Bangor spirit, wear our school colors, and help those in need in our community. Donation of funds will be collected at all eleven (11) Bangor Schools and the City Hall beginning on November 15.
5 months ago, Bangor School Department
Join us in celebrating the wonderful City of Bangor! Friday December 22, 2023 Bangor Day. All employees and students are asked to wear red and white. In addition, we want to support and help those in need in our community. During the month of December we are: The Good Shepherd Food Bank is in need of funds to build boxes for a no contact food distribution. We will donate all money collected to the Good Shepherd Food Bank. The City of Bangor and the Bangor School Department will collect money. For a $10 donation, BSD Staff may wear jeans on December 22. Donations may be given at any Bangor School. Please make checks payable to Bangor School Department. Let's show our Bangor spirit, wear our school colors, and help those in need in our community. Donation of funds will be collected at all eleven (11) Bangor Schools and the City Hall beginning on November 15.
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5 months ago, Bangor School Department
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Happy Diwali! Diwali celebrations may vary in different communities, but their significance and spiritual meaning are generally “the awareness of the inner light”. It is also the beginning of the new financial year for the business community.
5 months ago, Bangor School Department
Happy Diwali message with bright fushia peacock feathers
Safety Reminder: Check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year. Heating Season is upon us, do it today.
6 months ago, Bangor School Department
image of a smoke detector having new batteries installed
The Bangor School Department will be closed November 10, 2023 in honor of Veterans Day.
6 months ago, Bangor School Department
sillouette of a veteran infront of the american flag . The Bangor school department will be closed November 10, 2023 in honor of Veterans Day