At sundown this evening, members of the Jewish community will celebrate the festival of Passover. Reflected through storytelling and dining rituals, this holiday has been practiced by those observing the Jewish faith since the 5th century BCE and highlights the cultural values of resiliency and memory. Happy Passover, Chag Sameach!
1 day ago, Bangor School Department
Passover Seder plate with wine and matzot
Happy April vacation to our students and staff! The Bangor School Department will be closed on Monday, April 15 in honor of Patriots Day.
11 days ago, Bangor School Department
The Bangor School Department  will be closed on  Monday, April 15  in honor of Patriots Day
Reminder!! The 4th Grade Spring Concert is tomorrow, Friday, April 12th at 1:30 at Fairmount School!
11 days ago, Kate Smith
Join our Best Buddies Programs as they host this FREE community event! Best Buddies Bangor Friendship Walk Sunday, April 28, 2024 @ 10:00 AM Cameron Stadium/William S. Cohen School 300 Garland Street
11 days ago, Bangor School Department
Best Buddies Bangor Friendship walk Sunday April 28 10 AM FREE Cameron Stadium
Good evening this is James Tager, Superintendent of the Bangor School Department. A snow day whispers tales of endless play, A treasured pause in life's demanding way. With hearts aglow, we savor winter's art, And let the snowflakes etch upon our hearts. Due to the impending winter storm forecast for tomorrow for the Penobscot River Valley area I have decided to call a snow day for all Bangor School Department schools on April 4, 2024. All BSD student activities scheduled for Thursday are canceled. 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. Be safe.
19 days ago, Bangor School Department
Bangor School Department snow day
Due to the pending snowstorm, our Spring Fair has been POSTPONED until Thursday, May, 9th from 5pm-7pm.
20 days ago, Kate Smith
SPRING FAIR - Postponed
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month The Bangor School Department takes a stand against sexual assault and domestic violence. This and every month, through prevention, education, mandatory staff trainings and policies, the Bangor School Department works hard to support survivors of sexual assault and prevent all forms of violence. If you or someone you know would benefit from local education and resources, we encourage you to explore The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s (MECASA) website: https://www.mecasa.org/ Students, parents and staff can report any concerns surrounding sexual assault to a building administrator, The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Coordinator or through the Bangor App.
22 days ago, Bangor School Department
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Can you believe April 1st is Monday?? Please see the attached Fairmount Newsletter for very important dates, announcements, and a message from Mr. Enman!
24 days ago, Kate Smith
April Newsletter
Holi marks the arrival of spring in India, Nepal, and other South Asian countries. It celebrates the divine love between the Hindu god Krishna and his consort Radha and signifies a time of rebirth and rejuvenation, embracing the positive and letting go of negative energy.
24 days ago, Bangor School Department
Holy week Is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter that encompasses the three most sacred days in the Christian church calendar. It begins at sundown on Holy Thursday, (also known as Maundy Thursday, observed in commemoration of Jesus Christ's institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper) reaches a high point at the Easter Vigil, and concludes with evening prayer at sundown on Easter Sunday. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important feast of the ecclesiastical year, held on the first Sunday that follows the first full moon of the Spring Equinox. The date therefore changes each year and falls on any day between March 22 and April 25. Easter has deep significance for Christians and represents rebirth and renewal. Happy Easter! Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
26 days ago, Bangor School Department
Holy week Is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter that encompasses the three most sacred days in the Christian church calendar. It begins at sundown on Holy Thursday, (also known as Maundy Thursday, observed in commemoration of Jesus Christ's institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper) reaches a high point at the Easter Vigil, and concludes with evening prayer at sundown on Easter Sunday.   Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important feast of the ecclesiastical year, held on the first Sunday that follows the first full moon of the Spring Equinox. The date therefore changes each year and falls on any day between March 22 and April 25. Easter has deep significance for Christians and represents rebirth and renewal.  Happy Easter!  Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Quarter 3 is coming to a close. Please note, after school clubs will end April 3rd.
25 days ago, Kate Smith
Quarter 3 Clubs Ending
Good Afternoon, Our students will be taking a field trip to UTC this week. 5th graders will go to UTC on 3/26 from 11:20-1:30 and 4th graders will go on 3/27 from 11:20-1:30 with a 3/28 snow day. If you DO NOT wish to have your student participate, please return the bottom of the field trip form tomorrow. Thanks!
28 days ago, Kate Smith
Dear families, teachers, and staff of the Bangor School Department, We hope this message finds you filled with anticipation for the upcoming solar eclipse that awaits us on April 8, 2024. This celestial event presents a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity for our students. To fully capitalize on this extraordinary opportunity, we have made the decision to grant an early release for all students on April 8, 2024. By doing so, we hope to provide families with the chance to come together and experience this natural wonder firsthand. We encourage you to plan activities that will allow your children to witness the eclipse safely and with your guidance. Bangor High School will dismiss at 11 am, the Middle Schools will dismiss at 11:30 am, and Elementary Schools (PreK - 5) will dismiss at 12 pm. The upcoming solar eclipse offers a remarkable chance for our students to witness a stunning natural phenomenon right here in our own backyard. We recognize the tremendous educational value of this event and have incorporated it into our curriculum to ensure students can learn and explore more about this event. In the weeks leading up to the eclipse, our dedicated educators will be covering related topics in various classes. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of what causes a solar eclipse, its significance in different cultures, and how it aligns with scientific principles. Through engaging lessons and activities, we aim to spark their curiosity, foster scientific inquiry, and inspire a lifelong passion for learning. By embracing this rare occasion, we can create lasting memories and ignite a sense of wonder in the hearts and minds of our children. Thank you for your continued support in fostering a love for learning and exploration. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's principal. Together, let's seize this educational, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the universe unfolding right above us! Enthusiastically yours, James Tager Superintendent Bangor School Department
about 1 month ago, Kate Smith
Good morning this is James Tager, Superintendent of the Bangor School Department. Due to current road conditions, the Bangor School Department will have a two-hour delay for all schools March 21, 2024. This delay will help to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the morning commute. I received this poem from one of our international students: Snow! Snow! Snow! As it floats down And fills the ground. I turn happy It’s pretty And all white! How beautiful is the earth covered in a white blanket? It mesmerizes me! Snow! Snow! Snow! I love snow!
about 1 month ago, Bangor School Department
Bangor School Department 2 hour delay
Friday, March 15, 2024, is a Teacher in-Service Day. All students, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln School, will have a day off from school. Abraham Lincoln School students will have a remote learning day. Abraham Lincoln School was canceled on February 13 due to a water main break. This was an unexpected cancellation. The school is required by the State of Maine Department of Education to make up for the canceled day.
about 1 month ago, Bangor School Department
BSD Professional Development Day
Due to a fire off Ohio St. many buses will have to reroute due to the road being closed. Buses all over the city may be running behind getting students home today due to the bus garage being impacted.
about 1 month ago, Bangor School Department
Bangor School Department Bus Delay Message
Happy Ramadan! Ramadan Kareem! March 11 through April 9, 2024, marks this year’s observance of Ramadan for the Muslim community worldwide. This is one of the holiest times of the Muslim faith and is a month of celebration, prayer, and reflection for Muslim families.
about 1 month ago, Bangor School Department
Ramadan Kareem
Superintendent Search Input Requested With the announced retirement of Superintendent James Tager, the Bangor School Committee has initiated a search process to hire a new superintendent. The school committee has the responsibility and authority to make this hire. It has identified additional diverse representatives of the community to serve on the search / interview committee. The school committee is asking for input from you as to skills, knowledge, personal qualities, and characteristics that you think would be helpful as superintendent of schools in Bangor. Please reply using this link:https://www.bangorschools.net/forms/superintendent-search-input
about 2 months ago, Bangor School Department
Superintendent Search Input Requested
UMA-BANGOR “GIVE KIDS a SMILE Day” FREE DENTAL Cleanings FOR KIDS ONE DAY ONLY! 8AM-5PM Friday, February 23, 2024 LIMITED APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL IMMEDIATELY! 207-262-7872
2 months ago, Bangor School Department
give kids a smaile
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.
3 months ago, Bangor School Department
Bangor School Department