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.

2017-2018 Second Quarter Honor Roll


GRADE 9 HONORS: Joshua Abbott, Kinnon Apsega, Lainey Blakeman, Matthew Bolstridge, Gavin Carr, Anthony Chiappone, Gabriel Chibuye, Kayla Cole, Colby Cook, Hailey Crabtree, Lenox Cummings, Aiden Deans, Kody Doak, Sierra Egan, Audra Espling, Adrienne Fitts, Logan Geiser, Emily Grant, Keagen Grass, Cody Graves, Allen Hall, Joshua Harper, Jarrod Harvey, Jasmine Hutchings, Jayden Jenkins, Timothy Jewell, Isaak Lane, Josh Lockhart, Abigail Lucas, Isaac McCluskey, Jacob McKenney, Brook Merrow, Hailey Morneault, Bakara Oakstone, Lily Pelkey, Marguerite Raymond, Brielle Record, Jacob Rivera, Hunter Russell, Brendan Saunders, Samuel Stroup, Brian Thibodeau, Caitlynn Warren,  Jackson Weirich, Aaron Wilson, Sarah Wood

GRADE 10 HONORS: Vanessa Albee, Jonathan Basile, Lucas Beal, Joshua Birch, Kolby Brooks, Brooke Burrill, Luke Charette, Kurstin Chute, Taylor Cross, Anthony Easler, Joseph Emery, Alexander Fago, Olivia Fick, Kyle Fickett, Mackenzie Fitts, Benjamin Fitzpatrick, Madison Gibbs, Dakota Grover, Delany Grover, Spencer Hills, Katie Hughes, Emilie Ireland, Cody Jones, Erica Karp, Amethyst Merithew, Dylan Myers, Samuel Myers, Ian Reid, Alexa Richards, Miranda Schrader, Lainee Springer, Ashlynn Stahl, Maisy Stetson, Taylor Tibbetts,  Liberty White, Victoria Wood

GRADE 11 HONORS: Trey Baker, Michael Barnhart, Aaron Beaulieu, Connor Bell, Lindsey Brown, Addison Caron, Elizabeth Clark, Shyann Colavecchio, Alyssa Cottrell, Isaac Cummings, Katherine Dalton, Brianna Demaso, Brielle Dickinson, Blaze Faulkner, Paul Fortier, Johann Gerling, Joseph Gilbride, Brandon Glidden, Jordan Goodrich, Elizabeth Grover, Colby Hafford, Eli Higgins, Christopher Horr, Jessica Hymas, Sally Jordan, Daniel Loftin, Maria Low, Anna Lufkin, Jaycob Miller, Cody Munroe, Sydney Newcomb, Kiya Oakstone, Jacob Reed, Ryan Richard, Isaac Roberts, Jaeda Rogers, Nora Ryan,  Miyu Sasaki, Bridget Saunders, Trey Stefanik, Zachary Steiger, Ashley Tanguay, Lauren Tardy, Noah Tibbetts, Sophi Williams, Rebecca Wood, Dylan Wright

GRADE 12 HONORS: Miles Adams, Seth Anderson, Zachary Bragdon, Josiah Brochu, Brian Brown, Matthew Bryant, Zach Butterfield, Brendan Clarke, Tyler Clarke, Caroline Collins, Jacob Cote, Julia Cummings, Amanda Cuskelly,  Brooke Dennis, Siera Desjardins, Trevor Dugal, Joshua Enman, Phillip Feeney, Richard Freedman, Zachary Grindal, Sarah Gross, Christopher Haney, Robben Harris, Katarina Huntley, Jessica Jewell, Bryant Kiley, Evan Lee, Zachary Little, Emily Lord, Justin McGregor, Courtney Melvin, Evan Messina,  Lauren Moffitt, McKenna Porter, Maxwell Raymond, Abby Riva, Haley Robertson, Abigail Rogers, James Roope, Emily Slavinsky, Sydney Spinney, Haley Spox, Justin Turner, Hunter Umel, Ashlee Vilasuso, Samantha Watters, Noah Williams, Olivia Wing


GRADE 9 HIGH HONORS: Kenneth Alekshun, Lillian Baker, Janessa Bishop, Hannah Brown, Mia Cattan, Collin Clifford, Allison Crawford,  Jacon Curtis, Jazlynn Eaton, Kyle Goodrich, Destiny Grover, Alexander Hodgins, Morgan Honey, Dylan Huff, Tyler Kahkonen, Sarah Kiley, Cassandra Knowles, Maria McLaughlin, Ethan Michaud,  Amelia Mitchell, Alex Moreau-Baughman, Olivia Mosca, Noelani Nichols, Dominique Ouellette, Zoey Rackler, Hanna Sabbagh, Abigail Sargent, Paige Seymour, Colby Smith, Tyler St. Lawrence, Felicia Stanhope, Abby Stroup, Finn Wardwell, Claire Warmuth, Juliana Whalen, Brenna Wright

GRADE 10 HIGH HONORS: Kathryn Austin, Krystal Baillargeon, Caroline Blaine,  Sydney Blain, Calvin Curtis, Eve Daries, MacKenzie Dore, Laura Ford, Isabella Gatchell, Justyn George, Xerxes Grant, Rylie Hall, Jacqueline Heanssler, Michaela Hersey, Adam Hoxie, Jayden Keefe, Rylee LaBelle, Kaycee Laffey, Morgan Lagasse, Abigail Lawrence, Derek Long, Alexis Morrarty, Matthew Mousseau, Sean Neal, Trevor Pearson, Peyton Pelletier, Mataya Philbrick, Brent Roberts, Grace Robertson, Juliet Stoneton, Kaylee Thibault, Zoe Vittum, Gwenivere Watkins, Kate West, Daniel Zaehringer

GRADE 11 HIGH HONORS: Josefine, Ardbo, Ivy-Sue Beal, Amella Bidler, Kathryn Black, Lily Canders, Olivia Cattan, Riley Curtis, Dolores Eddy, Annabelle Fernandez-Faucher, Cecelia Ford, Lauren Forrest, Hannah Friedman, Andrew Gillette, Jessica Hart, Michael Hayden, Kaitlyn Helfen, Nathan Henry, Jared Hoxie, Anna Jewell, Zoie Jurkiewicz, Andrew Kiley, William LaPlante, Nicholas Luce, Jon Mousseau, Frank Noyes, Lauren Richardson, Lana Sabbagh, Jessica Sargent, Breanna Severance, Anna Spaulding, Ethan Tardy, Noah Umel, Dylan Wilson

GRADE 12 HIGH HONORS: Evan Andrews, Erin Aucoin, Tyler Beal, Abigail Bennett, Lillian Blakeman, Kayla Brooks, Cassandra Brown, Jessica Bruns, Benjamin Byorak, Alexis Clark, Kassi Day, Kelsi Day, Jonathan Donnelly, Aubrey Duplissie,  Caitlin Fraser, Cassie Hillman, Kelsey Hines, Elizabeth Horr, Samantha Johnson, Omar Khan, Bryce Largay, Joshua Martin, Maria Maxsimic, Natalie Mayo, James McLaughlin, Cameron Oxley, Alyssa Patterson, Collin Rhoads-Doyle, Justin Ripley, James Seymour

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