April 21, 2023

Digital Backpack for April 21, 2023

Monday, April 24 is a B DAY.

Friday, April 28 is a B DAY.


Parents are advised that Quarter 3 grades have been finalized and locked in PowerSchool.


Completed course override forms are due by May 5th to the School Counseling office.

Interact club is hosting a day of service

We have decided to collect feminine care products to create feminine care boxes. On May 20 the box will be collected and distributed to women in need. If you are interested in helping us please bring items to the box in the office starting today! Things like tampons, pads, shampoo, conditioner, and other items for feminine care work!


Interact Club is holding their second annual, spring cleaning edition, thrift store! We ask that you go through your clothes and take out what you do not wear anymore and donate to our Bacon Thrift Store. There will be donation boxes inside of the office and outside of Ms.Salafia’s room. The pop up shop will be held on the Friday, April 28 outside of the Cafeteria. So bring clothes and cash!


Trivia Night Tickets Available

Join us at Project Graduation’s Trivia Night on Friday, April 28th.  It will be MCed by Bacon Academy’s own Mr. Mal! All students and parents are welcome as it's a family friendly event. Reserve your seats on our website. It is sure to be a fun night with prizes, raffles, and lots of interesting trivia facts.

If you can't attend, but still wish to contribute, a Wish List of items on Amazon have been selected.  All items purchased will be used in baskets that will be part of the raffle drawing.  

Raffle Wishlist on Amazon


Spring Sports Picture Day 4/24/23




Colchester Youth Services Summer trips. 

Calendar and details of the trip


Pay to Play payments are due

Spring pay to play payments are past due. If you have not made a payment of $180 please do so as soon as possible. Payments can be made online  or by cash or check. (Checks must be made payable to TOWN OF COLCHESTER.) 



Senior prom tickets will be on sale during the week of April 17-21.  Tickets are $90 each.  Any obligations must be cleared with the main office first.  Any guest who is not a student from BA must have a signed permission slip before their ticket can be purchased.  You can get the slips in the main office, or see Mrs. Blain in room 3114.


Junior prom tickets will be on sale during the week of April 17-21, before school only, in front of the LMC.  Tickets are $100 each.  All class dues must be paid in full before or at the time of purchase, and any obligations must be cleared with the main office first.  Any guest who is not a student from BA must have a signed permission slip before their ticket can be purchased.  You can get the slips in the main office, or see Mrs. Burroughs in room 3160.


Family & Consumer Science Classes

Opportunities for both Stem & Humanities credits can be earned in Family and Consumer Sciences classes such as Culinary, Bake Shop, Early Childhood, and Middle Childhood.  Additionally, college credit can be earned in Bake Shop 2, Culinary 2, and The Preschooler. Email Mrs. Dubois ([email protected]) or Ms. Marvin ([email protected]) with any questions you might have. 



The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) is a unique opportunity for students in grades 10-12 to explore all of their career and post-secondary options so they can make a plan that works for them. This assessment is NOT just for those students interested in the military. The ASVAB CEP helps students identify potentially satisfying career paths by exploring their skills, personality, and personal work values. Participants in the ASVAB CEP will discover all of the ways to enter their chosen career field and develop effective strategies to achieve their goals. The program explores all post-secondary options including 4-year college, 2-year college, trade school, apprenticeships, military service, and entering straight into the workforce.  Bacon Academy will be offering the ASVAB to students on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:45 a.m. The test will take approximately 90 minutes to complete, and a follow-up Post-Test Interpretation Workshop will be scheduled to review students’ results.  The ASVAB is completely FREE for students to take, but students must sign up in advance. Please note that students’ results are not shared without students’/parents’ consent to do so. Please contact Ashley Zaugg via email at [email protected] with questions or to sign up.


Yearbook Sales 

The cost is currently $75.  Pre-Order your yearbook today using the link Jostens/Bacon Academy to be sure to get one!  The cost will increase to $80 in May , if you do not pre-order and try to buy a yearbook in school. We can not guarantee they will be available at that time as it is first come first served. Any questions - email Ms.Berardo the Yearbook advisor at [email protected]t.org


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 https://casci.ac/8812.

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.   https://www.collegeboard.org/   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.