March 3, 2023

Digital Backpack for March 3, 2023

Monday, March 6 is a B DAY

Friday, March 10 is NO SCHOOL 

Scholarship Applications Due March 10th

Colchester Soccer Club will be awarding up to four scholarships to the graduating class of 2023. To be eligible for consideration you must be a Colchester resident that participated in the Colchester Soccer Club program, played soccer during one year of high school (either school team, Rec or Premier), to be in good academic standing, and plan on attending a school of higher education in the fall. Applications are due by March 10th and can be picked up in the Bacon Academy Guidance Office or received electronically by contacting Lauren Faber at [email protected]





A parents meeting for the Music Department trip to Florida will be held on MONDAY, MARCH 6:00 PM in the Music Wing.



Skipper and Officer Scheel are participating in the 2023 penguin plunge to benefit Special Olympics Ct again this year!  Use the link if you’re willing to donate!



The School Day SAT will be administered to all Juniors during the testing window of March 22, 24, 28 (29th make up day) approximately 50 juniors will be tested per day. All testing will begin at 7:35 for Juniors and will conclude approximately 12:00 noon for regular time testing and 1:30 for extended time testers.  A regular school day will be held for all other grades. The majority of testing will occur in the LMC, with the intent of minimizing impact to classrooms and lunch waves. Please be advised that students will be sent to lunch at the conclusion of testing, with the exception of extended time testers.


2023 Spring Sports registration is open. Spring sports start on 3/18-20

Dear Athletes and families ~ 

Our online Athletic registration is located in the E-Collect forms in your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Click here for instructions.  The secure registration platform provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.

Prom Dresses by Operation Fairy Tale

Kidsignments in Colchester is holding a Prom dress event for ladies in New London county. They have collected gently used formal gowns to give to those ladies who need a little help for the upcoming prom season.  


Yearbook Sales - ONLY 80 Yearbooks left to order! 

The cost is currently $75.  Pre-Order your yearbook today using the link Jostens/Bacon Academy



Spring planning has started for the Bacon Academy Project Graduation events!  The February Newsletter has our latest fundraisers!


Interested students should complete the application on the Class of 2025 Google Classroom page.  The field trip is free.


SENIORS Please do not forget to apply for local scholarships! Deadline for applications is March 10th!

While it might initially seem like a lot of work, winning a scholarship means that you receive free money that you do not have to pay back! Applying for scholarships is worth your time and effort! Please access the School Counseling website to review information about scholarships and the actual Local Scholarship Booklet:


An important note, the process to access local scholarships has changed slightly since the publishing of the Local Scholarship Booklet. To access the local scholarships on Naviance, please follow these steps:


2. Click on Colleges, then select Scholarship Search from the popup menu

3. Click on Match and Filter in the right corner, select Scholarship Requirements from the popup menu

4. In Counselor Category select Local Scholarships and then apply your filter

5. Each scholarship has a separate application to print and fill out. (Please be neat.)

6. Write an essay (approximately 300 words) informing the scholarship committee about your ambitions, future plans and any information you feel is important. This must be your best work! Proofread and take your time!

     7. Some scholarship applications require a specific essay. Read each criterion carefully!  




This year, students from Bacon AP Environmental Science Class are partnering with the nonprofit Tree-Plenish to help make their community more sustainable. They plan to plant 212 saplings on April 22, 2023 to offset their school’s energy consumption from the past academic year.


Residents of the community are able to help support the event starting now! They can order a sapling to be planted in their yard or sign up to volunteer to plant saplings on the day of the event. Saplings are $5 and residents can choose between Eastern Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, and Red Maple saplings. The more residents that request saplings, the faster the students are able to reach their goal. If residents are unable to order a sapling or volunteer their time, they can also make a monetary contribution on the Tree-Plenish website to help support future tree-planting events.  Any business or individual who wishes to donate to the cause without purchasing a sapling, offsets the cost of the saplings for others.  


For more information on volunteering , or to order sapling please visit the website for the event : or contact Jill Levasseur at [email protected]

The Connecticut Association of Schools is seeking student members for the State Board of Ed

Each year, two public school students entering their senior year are appointed to serve on the Connecticut State Board of Education for a one-year term. The search process is now underway for the 2023-24 student board members. More information can be found at


Yearbook Business ADS

If you have a business or know of a business that would be able to buy an advertisement that will promote their business in our 2023 yearbook -  please email Ms. Berardo at [email protected] for pricing and information. We can put in anything as small as your business card up to a full page and our yearbook staff can assist you in creating an AD if you would like!

Please see school counselor assignments for the 2022-2023 school year:

Last names A-F (Grades 9-12) - Mr. Ronald Sefchik, [email protected]

Last names G-N (Grades 9-12) - Ms. Sharon Gagne, [email protected]

Last names O-Z (Grades 9-12) - Mrs. Ashley Zaugg, [email protected]


Dual Enrollment Classes

Students please check in with your teachers to see enrollment instructions to obtain dual enrollment college credits in some of your classes.  ECSU, Uconn, Gateway Community College, Three Rivers Community College and the University of Bridgeport. If you haven’t brought your payment for ECSU classes, please bring payment to the School Counseling Office.  Uconn registration, enrollment and payment are all online through their portal.  Gateway, Three Rivers and The University of Bridgeport will be registering this month.  

*New this year is our partnership with the University of Bridgeport: They will be offering dual enrollment credits for the following courses: Accounting I, Business Law (both 3 credits) and Pre-Calculus (4 credits) for $50 per credit fee.  Registration, enrollment, and payment will be on a portal through the U of B - details will be given out in these classes.


School Counseling Website/Information


Information about College Board

Test scores are being released for the PSAT and SAT exams for both Sophomores and Juniors. When the School Counseling Office receives any hard copies of your tests, we will contact the students to visit us and pick them up.  Most times, students are notified directly from the College Board via email about their test scores being ready to view.  College Board Accounts are not managed by the School Counseling Office and are only available to students.  Students must keep their user name and password for access.   Please visit the College Board website to access your materials, or if you have questions concerning sign on, their direct number is 866-630-9305.