JFDS students took part in a Kindness Challenge to mark the 100th day of school. Over the course of the day, students earned tickets for performing 130 acts of kindness!
Congratulations to the JFDS A Cheerleaders for their victory at the Tardiff Invitational Cheering competition last night!
Click here to view their winning performance!
Middle School Parent Night
Bangor High School
Thursday, February 29
Counselors, staff, and students will be available to give tours, assist with the registration process, and help select 9th grade classes.
Thank you to WABI TV 5 for serving lunch at JFDS today!
“GIVE KIDS a SMILE Day”
FREE DENTAL Cleanings FOR KIDS
ONE DAY ONLY!
Friday, February 23, 2024
LIMITED APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL IMMEDIATELY!
The JFDS Cheerleaders took home the second-place trophy at the Golden Bucks Invitational on Friday night. Join us for the JFDS Cheering Invitational at BHS this Friday night beginning at 5:30PM!
Bangor High School Senior Boys Basketball Game
5 PM - JV Game
6:30 PM - Varsity Senior Game
8th graders and their families get in FREE!
Good morning this is James Tager, Superintendent of the Bangor School Department.
Due to icy road conditions, the Bangor School Department will have a two-hour delay for all schools on January 25, 2024. This delay will help to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the morning commute.
A limerick to brighten your day
There once was a school day so gray,
With icy roads causing delay.
For two hours we'd wait,
As ice sealed our fate,
In class, we’ll eventually find our way.
Due to the winter weather forecast for this afternoon, January 16, 2024, there will be no after-school activities after regular school dismissal. Buses will depart from BHS at 2 pm. Middle Schools at 2:30 pm and PreK-5 School at 3 pm.
Happy MLK Jr. Day. Every year, MLK Jr. Day reminds us of our commitment to public service, finding remedies to injustice, and commitment to all members of our community.
The Bangor School Committee Meeting scheduled for January 10, 2024, has been cancelled due to the impending winter storm.
Hello, this is James Tager, Superintendent of the Bangor School Department, with a winter weather haiku and an important message for families.
Schools hushed, doors closed,
Snow's decree, a day of rest,
Kids play, laughter flows.
Due to the most recent National Weather Service forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 of a mixed precipitation winter storm with strong winds that may cause power outages throughout the Greater Bangor Region, I have decided to call a snow day. All BSD student activities as well as the School Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday are cancelled.
For the safety of everyone in the BSD community and to give families time to make plans for tomorrow, I feel that making a decision tonight is best.
The next Bangor School Committee meeting will be held in the BHS Library on January 10, 2024. Please enter through the Peakes Auditorium entrance. The agenda and other materials for the meeting can be found at the following link https://www.bangorschools.net/page/school-committee
Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday honoring African culture. It falls between Dec 26 and Jan 1 each year. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are: unity; self-determination; collective work and responsibility; co-operative economics; purpose; creativity; and earth.
The original meaning of Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The story of the Nativity and the events surrounding the birth of Jesus are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas. Many traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals, including the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and trees, symbolizing everlasting light and life.
The Bangor School Department has launched a new app to keep families informed. Please download the new app today. The old app will be discontinued as of December 31, 2023.
Happy Yule and Winter Solstice!
Countries all over the world have been celebrating and honoring these astronomical events for thousands of years, from building structures that line up with the solstice to holding loud festivals in their honor.
Yule is celebrated in many ways. In some countries, it is a two-month celebration that starts in the middle of November, a 12-day celebration that starts on the winter solstice, or a three-day feast that starts on the night before the winter solstice.
On the winter solstice, people from many pagan cultures honor the sun and the middle of winter. Modern-day pagans celebrate Yule on the day of the winter solstice. At Stonehenge in England, people celebrate by gathering before dawn after the longest night to watch the sunrise through one of the stones.
Yule celebrates the sun’s rebirth by giving each other gifts, having parties, and thinking deeply about one’s faith. This is a time of fresh beginnings, rebirth, transformation, breaking bad habits, and creativity.
To give our maintenance staff adequate time to assess our generator and boiler after this morning's outage, we have decided to cancel after-school activities today, December 21, 2023.
The James F. Doughty School lost power for approximately 30 minutes this morning at 11 AM. We have been able to restore generator power. Our phones have been restored. Thank you for your patience if you are trying to contact us.
Families, faculty, and staff,
This is James Tager, Superintendent of the Bangor School Department. All schools will be open tomorrow to provide a warm and safe environment for students. Our generators are currently working and we believe it is important to offer a warm place to learn and a good meal for all students. Be safe, be well, and thank you for entrusting us with your students.