April 28, 2023

Digital Backpack for April 28, 2023

Monday, May 1 is an A DAY.

Friday, May 5 is an A 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.



On Monday, May 1st, DECA will have guest speaker Derrick Williams who is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Mohegan Sun.  He will address what DEI looks like in the workplace.  The meeting will be in the LMC right after school.  All Staff and students are welcome.



Colchester Public Schools plans to celebrate the seniors in the Class of 2023 through a Grad Walk!  All seniors are invited to participate in the event on Wednesday, May 31st.  Bus transportation will be provided so that seniors can process through the halls of JJIS, CES and WJJMS in graduation gowns.  

Clad in their graduation gowns, these seniors will walk the elementary school, intermediate, and middle school hallways, each lined with younger kids from every grade.  Walking these halls one last time is a richly symbolic way to celebrate just how far all our seniors have come in their lives, and allow them to reflect on the experiences they will bring with them as they encounter new endeavors.  Permission slips can be found in the main office, must be signed by a parent, and returned to Mrs. McKiernan by May 4th.  


Junior Prom is Saturday, May 6th at the Aqua Turf in Southington, in the Glass Room

Students and their guests may arrive around 5:45 if they would like to take photos on the grounds.  All students must arrive BY 6:30 unless they have received prior authorization for a late arrival from BA admin.  Prom ends promptly at 10:30 pm; students who are not driving themselves must have a ride at that time.  All students may be asked to take a breathalyzer, administered by school admin, before entering the event.  Finally, students must be in school at least 50% of the day on the Friday before (5/5) in order to be allowed to attend.  We're looking forward to a really fun night!  If you have other questions, please email [email protected].


Colchester Boys Council

Colchester Youth Services is proud to announce a new opportunity exclusively for Bacon Academy students. The Colchester Boys Council is a new innovative group aimed to help students connect with their peers, share experiences, and answer questions.  Join Marquis Mondays after school @ 2:30 in room 2109 starting May 1st. We will be addressing and challenging harmful masculinity beliefs and norms and supporting boys in developing safe, healthy identities and behaviors. And yes, there will be pizza. Posters with the QR code can be found outside of the library, guidance, the office, and around the school. 



Bacon Academy will host a Student Athlete Celebratory Signing Day on Friday May 26th between 11am-2:30pm in the Gym Lobby. All interested senior athletes should email Mr. Burke at [email protected] with a time request. Athletes will be scheduled for 10 minute time slots. Time slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Time slot requests should be made on the hour and every 10 minutes. Ex: 12pm, 12:10pm etc. All athletes and invited guests that have a signing time between 11am and 12pm will need to enter the building through the main entrance and sign in. You will need to bring your drivers license to get a visitors pass to enter and come to the gym lobby. All athletes with a signing time between 12:10pm -2:30pm will enter and exit the gym lobby from the back parking lot. Please use the paved path between the gym and the portables that host health and business classes to enter the gym lobby. Please bring any equipment, hats, props or other items you want on the table for your pictures. 


Student Athlete Celebratory Signing Day 5/26/23


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!


BA Theatrics Spring Production 

Join the BA Theatrics as they perform Pride and Prejudice. Our students have been working incredibly hard and cannot wait to perform! Shows are May 5th at 7pm and May 7th 2pm. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general admission. 



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.) 


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]

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.