Shakespeare Is Invading the AP Literature Class

Throughout this past week, we have been reading Hamlet in class, portraying different characters and discussing the meanings behind Shakespeare’s words. While we had only made it through about Act I, we still decided to go and watch the performance anyways. The performance we watched wasn’t done live, but in fact being streamed to the theater in Damariscotta. A fellow student, Madison Stahle thinks “The play was engaging in how it was an accurate depiction of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with a modern twist.” Despite how long the production was, a little over three hours, and the Shakespearean English, many students still found it to be entertaining and enjoyed the show. Another student, Molly Thibault thought “It was a very well put together production. It really helped me understand the language of the play by seeing it in action.” Overall it was a good experience for our class to create a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s work.

Poem of the Week: Novemeber 28th-November

Remember

Joy Harjo, 1951

Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother’s, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people
are you.
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.
Remember.

Rolling into Robotics!

      Right now at BRHS Ms. Higgins’ Advanced Robotics class is preparing to compete in the regional VEX competition, where groups of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to compete with other teams from around the world. The skills that the students learn in the class are put to the test on competition day as students learn lifelong skills in leadership, teamwork, and communication.

The Holiday Cheer is Lighting Up BRHS

img_0903The Festival of Lights and Gardens Aglow have been taking over our small town. Driving through town you’ll see many businesses and restaurants that are decked out in twinkling lights. Our school will soon be added to the list. On Tuesday, November 22nd, BRHS seniors will spend the day decorating our school so it can glow along with the rest of the illuminated town. This will be the second year that Gardens Aglow has been bringing business to our little town. This year they doubled the size of the display as well as the number of lights; the previous year there was 130,000 lights and now this year there are 360,000. Last year 36,000 people arrived to view this beautiful light show. This year they plan to bring in more visitors, around 50,000. Some factors that they hope to contribute to the growing number of visitors are: the larger amount of the lights, more food options, including food trucks and a s’mores station, and the 2 free tickets that were sent out to home within Boothbay, Southport, Edgecomb, East Boothbay, and Boothbay Harbor. There is also a competition that the Botanical Gardens is putting on which is a contest for residents of the town that live on a public road. The goal of the contest is to have the prettiest, biggest, and brightest display in town. The first place winner receives $2,500! Our school can’t wait to participate in this community-wide phenomena.