Mark Your Calendar: April 10, 2018 Testing Day

On April 10, 2018 the High School will be busy with multiple testing sessions. 

All Freshman will be participating in the Spring NWEA testing.

All Sophomores will be taking the PSAT 10.

All Juniors will be taking the state mandated version of the SAT.

Seniors will have choices of activities for that day. These choices will be presented to them at a later date.

All Sophomores and Juniors will be allowed to leave with parent/guardian permission after testing is completed.

Please make sure that your child is in attendance on this date.

More information will be presented to students and parents soon!

MMEA High School Jazz Festival

Brewer High School Jazz Ensemble participated in the March 16th and March 17th MMEA High School Jazz Festival and had outstanding performances.

Below are the results of our students at the festival.

 Jazz Combo II (entry level) scored a rating of II with a 79

Jazz Combo I scored a rating of SILVER with a 91 and Aaron Beaulieu was selected as one of 5 outstanding musicians in the division

Jazz Ensemble scored a rating of SILVER with a score of 94.5 which was half a point shy of GOLD. The ensemble also had a perfect score of 5 in sight reading which demonstrates their educational knowledge of music. When sight-reading, the group has 2 minutes to “learn” a 32-measure piece of music and then perform it. This task meets multiple learning targets which include, rhythm, articulations, dynamics, phrasing, and blend.

Nate Williams was selected as one 5 outstanding musicians in the jazz ensemble division.

All That Jazz will be performing at Gracie Theatre  on Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Once again the jazz ensemble will be performing at All That Jazz sponsored by the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary. Each student will have 5 tickets available to sell @ $10 each. Each ticket is not only admission but is always a voting opportunity for their favorite performing group that evening. People can by more tickets for more opportunities to vote. Each group is awarded $1000 for performing and can earn an additional $1000 by audience vote, and another $1000 by judges choice. Here are the details:

  • Load at 6:00 pm at music room
  • Depart 6:15 pm fro Gracie
  • 6:30 pm arrive, unload and set-up necessary rhythm section
  • 7:00 pm show starts
  • If purchasing tickets by check, please make payable to BMA
  • Students are given 5 tickets each and are cataloged. Students must return money and any unsold tickets on/or before 6:00 pm Wednesday evening. Any lost tickets are the responsibility of student

Course Sign Up This Week

Students are expected to sign up for next years courses this week using the Infinite Campus Student Portal. Below are the instructions for the Infinite Campus (IC) Online Portal Course Request

Logging into the Portal

  1. From the portal login screen enter your account Username and Password. Click the Sign In button.
    1. If you forgot your username, password, or you are having trouble logging in for any reason, please use the “Help” feature on the portal login screen.
    2. If you still cannot access the portal, please submit a Student Help Desk request on the IT website.
  2. Once logged in, click the Course Registration option from the navigation pane on the left of the screen.

Requesting Courses

  1. Use your completed course request form as a guide when searching for and requesting courses.
  2. Click the Course Search link. A search screen will appear.
  3. The most accurate way to search for courses is by using the Course Number (the number in parentheses beside the course name on your form).
  4. Click the Go button. The matching course name will appear to the right. For course descriptions and prerequisites please visit our Course of Studies
  5. To request the course as part of the schedule for next year, click the Request this Course button. Courses can also be requested as Alternate Courses, which will be placed on the schedule if Requested Courses cannot be scheduled.
  6. Course requests must be in IC no later than Tuesday, March 20th.
  7. Return completed and signed course request forms to Student Services by March 23rd.

NOTE: To prevent other users from accessing the portal and changing requested courses, instead of just closing the browser, click the Log Off option in the Index. This will end the session and bring the user to the portal login screen.

Transportation Message – Safety during sub-zero temperatures

MEMA Encourages Caution with Dangerously Low Temperatures

December 29, 2017


AUGUSTA, MAINE —As sub-zero temperatures continue across the State, MEMA urges Mainers to use extreme caution to avoid hypothermia or even death.

The National Weather Service reports that very cold air will continue across the region this weekend and through at least the middle of next week with most locations unlikely to get above the freezing mark for the foreseeable future.

MEMA offers the following tips to help Mainers stay safe during the dangerously cold weather:

To Prevent Hypothermia, dress in layers, wear a warm hat – 30% of heat loss is through the head, wear a scarf and gloves. Infants should be in a room in which the temperature is 61-68 degrees Fahrenheit. Drink plenty of fluids and warm/hot drinks. Eat regular balanced meals to give you energy – good nutrition is important. Keep active when it’s cold, but not to the point where you’re sweating. Keep dry and change out of wet clothes as soon as possible. Cut down on alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine, since all three cause heat loss. Try to keep one room in the house warm. Ask your doctor if you are on any medications that affect your ability to maintain a steady body temperature (such as neuroleptic medications and sedative hypnotics).

Symptoms of hypothermia include decreased consciousness, sleepiness, confusion, and/or disorientation; shivering, pale or blue skin, numbness, poor coordination, slurred speech; In severe hypothermia, shivering decreases or goes away, and the person becomes unconscious and has very shallow breaths.

Winter Driving Tips and Holiday Travel:

If you plan to travel over the holiday weekend, be sure to watch the weather reports and plan accordingly.

Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area such as a garage to avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Make sure tires are properly inflated and in good condition. Check windshield wiper fluid, ensure the vehicle is clear of all ice and snow and never mix radial tires with other types of tires. Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid the gas line freezing up or running out of gas and becoming stranded. Bring a fully-charged cell phone and program roadside assistance numbers.

If you become stranded in your vehicle, stay with the vehicle and tie a brightly-colored cloth to the antenna or use other distress signal. Run the engine and heater just long enough to remove chill to conserve gas.

Update the emergency kits in your vehicles with the items below and be sure to let someone know when and where you will be traveling and when you expect to arrive at your destination.

• A shovel 
• Windshield scraper and small broom 
• Flashlight 
• Battery powered radio 
• Extra batteries 
• Water 
• Snack food 
• Matches 
• Extra hats, socks and mittens 
• First aid kit with pocket knife • Necessary medications 
• Blanket(s) 
• Tow chain or rope 
• Road salt and sand 
• Booster cables 
• Emergency flares 
• Fluorescent distress flag

The staff at MEMA wishes everyone a safe and Happy New Year. For additional preparedness, shelter and safety information, please visit, or visit MEMA on Facebook or Twitter. Shelter information is also available by calling 2-1-1 or contacting your local town office, fire or police department.