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4th Quarter report cards will be posted and available on Veracross for all students on Friday, June 12th.

On June 12th, you will be able to view and print a copy of your student’s report card. To do this, please log on to the Veracross site, and next to your student’s name, select “Report Cards, Quarter 4.”

calendarThe school calendar for 2015 – 2016 has been released. To download a copy of the calendar, please click here.

We look forward to seeing the entire BCA community at our Back-to-School picnic on Wednesday, August 26th. Enjoy your summer!

Tiffany BaxterTiffany Baxter, Music Director of The Little Mermaid, is offering private voice instruction for students of Bradford Christian Academy. Mrs. Baxter greatly enjoyed working with BCA students, and is eager to continue developing the vocal and performance skills of our students.

Ms. Baxter holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Indiana University. She teaches voice lessons at Salem State University, The Waring School, and privately. In addition to teaching, Tiffany has provided music direction for the Theatre of Light and the North Shore Children’s Theatre in Salem, the Community House Theatre in Hamilton-Wenham and Bradford Christian Academy. Ms. Baxter is the President of the Boston Chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and has served as the chair of the NATS Boston Auditions.

Ms. Baxter is also an extremely experienced and versatile performer. She has enjoyed many musical theatre roles including Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Laurie in Oklahoma!, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, to name a few. Her favorite acting roles include Abigail in The Crucible and Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest. She appears regularly in various classical and musical theatre concerts in the North Shore area of Boston.

Interested families should contact Mrs. Baxter directly via email at tvanbaxter@gmail.com or phone at (971) 235-7508.

scheduleAll students currently in grades 9-11 have received their course placement list for the fall. Classes can be added/dropped over the summer by emailing Mrs. Stevens. In addition, there will be an Add/Drop period during  the first two weeks of school.
For questions or more information, please contact Mrs. Stevens.

Shocked Comic FaceIt’s that time of year!

As the 2014/2015 school year draws to a close, the annual academic right-of-passage known as “finals” begins to slowly become visible on the horizon. This year’s finals schedule has been completed, and all students and parents are encouraged to review this schedule ahead of time to ensure proper time management and success. Finals will be given on June 3 and 4.

To access the finals schedule, please click here. Make-up exams will be given on Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9.

Let’s finish strong!

Summer reading

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”–Groucho Marx

It’s never too early to begin thinking about getting a head start on Summer Reading!

Please click on your student’s upcoming school year/category to download the appropriate Summer Reading list.

Happy reading!

Middle School

High School–Grades 9 & 10

High School–Grades 11 & 12

 

 

 

fan_MNew Under Armour brand Sentinels designs just in time for the summer! Get Sentinels hoodies, t-shirts, shorts, and more! Parents and students can order several different Sentinels branded items in our Online Store sale.

Please click here to access the Flash Store. Please enter BCAFAN as the school ID.

hoodieThe online store opens Sunday, May 24 and closes Sunday, June 14. All orders will be shipped directly to you!

bacc_serviceOn Friday, May 29th at 1:30 pm at First Church of Christ, BCA will hold our annual Baccalaureate worship service to honor our graduates and to pray for God’s blessing upon them as they leave us and go on to college. Our featured speaker will be Rev. Dr. Paul Buckley, Pastor of King of Grace Church and alumni parent.

The Baccalaureate service includes a worship service and the presentation of our annual high school departmental awards. All parents are welcome to attend this special event!

Students in grades 1-8 will be dismissed at 2:45 pm from First Church of Christ. Students in grades 9-12 will walk back to the high school pick up circle at Northpoint and be dismissed from there.

class-of-2019-bannerOur 8th grade class will be promoted to high school on Friday, May 29th at 7:00 pm at First Church of Christ, 10 Church Street, Bradford, MA. The program features special memories from middle school and celebrates each student’s unique contribution to our school. Guest speaker Troy Gabriele, Associate Pastor of West Newbury Congregational Church and BCA coach, will address the students.

The high school students will host a dance for our newly promoted 8th grade students immediately following the promotion service. The dance will be held in the gym of First Church of Christ. BCA faculty will chaperon the party which ends at 10:30 pm. Eighth grade students wishing to attend the dance and high school hosts must turn in a permission slip by Friday, May 22, 2015. The permission slip may be found here.

Dress code for promotion and the dance are as follows:
Girls – dresses must be tasteful and modest without plunging necklines (4 inches or less below the collarbone) or backs. Hemlines or slits must be a hand-width or less above the knee. Strapless dresses are permissible; however the back must be the same height as the front. Please choose dress shoes that are comfortable for walking and standing on stage.
Boys – must wear a collared dress shirt with a tie, dress pants with a belt, and dress shoes (no sneakers please). Boys may wear a suit jacket.

honors studentsLoren Stevens, Dean of Academics and the High School is pleased to announce a new academic honors scholarship program available to qualified entering freshmen beginning September 2015. The Newell Honors Scholarship Program is named for Harriet Newell, 19th century graduate of Bradford Academy whose life was distinguished by faithful service to God and others. The Newell Honors Scholarship Program endeavors to inspire and celebrate high academic achievement through an academically rigorous program and merit scholarship designed for the highest caliber of students.

Newell Scholars are accepted into the program as freshmen only and are required to take a minimum of five Honors or AP classes each year and must complete three AP courses during their four years of high school. Newell Scholars are required to maintain a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 throughout high school, and to maintain the academic integrity as outlined by school policy. Newell Honors Scholars, who complete all requirements of the program over the four years of high school, will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship paid directly to their college to support the student’s college enrollment and academic future and to honor the academic commitment, determination, and achievement demonstrated at Bradford Christian Academy.

Students interested in applying for this program should complete the application requirements by June 1, 2015 for September entry into the program. More information and an application is available here: Newell Scholarship program

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Don’t miss your chance to see Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Bradford!

Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 21-23 at 7:00 pm, and there is a matinee performance on Saturday, May 23 at 2:00 pm. The musical is being performed at First Church of Christ, 10 Church Street, Bradford.

Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online by clicking here. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

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Cast and crew t-shirts are now available for order. Cast and crew members should inform Ali of their desired size by Tuesday, May 12. Each shirt cost $17, and should be turned in on Monday, May 18.

Costumes:

General notes from Ali Smeltzer, Assistant Director and Costumer:

When creating your costume, remember that the more outrageous the better. Our set is back and simple, and we are relying on the outrageousness of the costumes to add visual appeal. Nothing is too big, too brazen, or too bold.

Prince Eric- White button up shirt. Blue/black pants rolled up with black boots. Red fabric will be provided (basic outfit from the movie. Search pictures for more specific details if needed).

Eels- Black jump suits (pictures have been shown to the girls) with yellow, green, and purple accessories. Black flats or black ballet shoes.

Seagulls- White short sleeve shirt, white shorts, orange knee highs, white Toms (flat white shoes that we will spray paint orange).

Mersisters- High-low skirts (color of choice). White tank top or short sleeve shirt, matching clam/scallop shells (same color as skirt), pink ballet flats/shoes. Half up/half down hairstyle with large aquatic hair accessories (clams, shells, starfishes).

Chefs- overly large white button up men’s shirt. (used as a chef’s coat that can easily be put over their original costume (Red fabric will be provided) (ZAC AND CHRIS- White pants and white button up shirts, black dress shoes–we will provide red fabric and chef hats).

Jackson- Sailor uniform.

Sea Creatures- Go big! Crazy fun costumes for all sea creatures. (I suggest using Pinterest or Google to look up ideas for your sea creature costume) (DIY sea creature Halloween costumes may be helpful) Choose shoes that go accordingly to your outfit.

Lydia- Secretary-style seahorse with bedazzled clipboard and pen.

Sailors/chefs on ship- Sailor outfits based in white (girls are allowed to wear white pencil skirts).

If you have any questions, please contact Ally Smeltzer at ally.smeltzer@comcast.net. Further, please stop by dismissal/pickup to speak with Ally directly regarding costume ideas.

little_mermaidWe need your help! Many donations of food and drink items are needed for our concession stand during our Little Mermaid performances. In addition, we need volunteers to staff the concession stand during each show.

Some of the items we need include:

  • Black flat sheets (to be used for the set)
  • $10 Market Basket or BJs gift cards
  • Concession items, including goldfish, potato chips, root beer, orange soda, ice cream, and more

If you would like to bring in a donation or sign up for a shift, please click here to go to our sign up page on volunteerspot.com. For more information, please contact Ms. Spohr.

Thank you for helping make our spring musical a success!

little_mermaidHere is the rehearsal schedule for the week of May 18th:

Tech Week:

18 Monday (3:30-6:30 pm) – Run Show 2x. FULL CAST

19 Tuesday (3:30- 9 pm) – Run Show 3x, FULL CAST in COSTUME

20 Wednesday (3:30-9 pm) – Run Show 3x, FULL CAST (final run-through IN COSTUME)

Performances:

21 Thursday- Call at 5:30 pm

22 Friday- Call at 5:30 pm

23 Saturday Matinee- Call at noon

24 Saturday Evening-  Call at 6:00 pm

parent_connection2The Parent Connection–the PTO group of BCA–is inviting parents to join them for coffee at Mann Orchards in Methuen on Friday, May 15th from 8:15 – 9:30 am.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents and hear about the latest activities of the Parent Connection. There are always great ways to participate and become more involved in the school!

The focus of this meeting will be centered around planning for Teacher Appreciation Week.

We hope to see you at this event!