Windstorm Challenge Team 2018

This year two teams of sixteen BCS middle school students participated in the 2018 Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, which was held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. 

Please click here to view more information and pictures of the event!

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Once again, our school has signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes all summer.

The goal is for the students in our school to read (and log) the most minutes possible in an effort to receive recognition and a mention in the Scholastic Book of World Records. We are hoping to beat our total from last year. With your help, we can do it! Remember, any reading counts – so this can include reading alone, reading together, and even listening to reading! A few minutes each day adds up quickly.

If you do not have internet access, feel free to keep a paper log of minutes read each week and return it to school in the Fall. Classroom teachers have more information that they will be sending home with students over the next few weeks.

Happy reading!

Libra Foundation Supports PCHC’s Brewer School Based Health Centers

April 24, 2018 8:44 am

BREWER — Penobscot Community Health Care is pleased to announce that the Libra Foundation Fund recently awarded a $10,000 grant in support of PCHC’s Brewer School Based Health Centers. With clinics at the Brewer Community School and Brewer High School, PCHC provides more than 1700 students access to medical, dental, and mental health services.

Lori Dwyer, Esq., President and CEO states, “Much like the Libra Foundation, PCHC strives to empower our patients and the communities we serve by improving their health and well-being and enhancing their quality of life. The funding awarded by the Libra Foundation to PCHC’s Brewer School Based Health Centers will support the provision of medical, dental, and mental health services to children in the Brewer schools who otherwise might be without access to these crucial services. Our future certainly lies with our children and we are thankful the Libra Foundation recognizes our important work.”

Not only are the services convenient and affordable, data from the National Assembly on School Based Health Care demonstrates that “School Health Centers provide an optimal setting to foster learning readiness and academic achievement while giving children the resources they need to improve their health.” Students who use school-based health center services have better attendance and are less likely to drop out of school compared to students who do not use them.

The Brewer School-Based Health Center was established in 2006 as a partnership between the Brewer School Department and Penobscot Community Health Care to provide accessible medical, dental and mental health services to Brewer students in grades K-12. The Student Health Center staff consists of an experienced certified physician assistant, dental hygienist, licensed therapists, and a medical assistant. Although the school nurse and guidance counselors are not members of PCHC’s School Based Health Center staff, they work closely with the team to coordinate student referrals to the clinic and assist with follow-up as needed.

A link to the original Bangor Daily News article can be found here.