February 24, 2023

Digital Backpack for February 24, 2023

Monday, February 27 is an A DAY.

Friday, March 3, is an A DAY.

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedure Letter

FRIDAY NIGHT Snowball Dance reminders: 

  • Location: Please use the main entrance for tomorrow night's dance. The dance will be held in the Bacon Academy café. 

  • Arrival: Doors open at 7:00 P.M. and lock at 8:00 P.M. students must enter no later than one hour after the start of the dance except by prior permission from the advisor AND member of the administration. Parents will be notified by phone from an administrator if students do not arrive by 8:00 P.M. 

  • Departure: 10:00 the dance ends. Your ride is already here, picking you up! Parents will be notified by phone from an administrator if students depart before 9:00 P.M.

  • Students absent on Friday, February 24th, may not attend.

  • There will be no tickets sold at the door. 

  • Please contact the school if you purchased a ticket and do not plan to attend.

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.  



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! 

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: https://sites.google.com/colchesterct.org/ba-school-counseling/financial-aid-scholarships


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:

1. Log in to FAMILY CONNECTIONS BY NAVIANCE at https://student.naviance.com/bacon

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 : http://tpevents.org/school/3047 or contact Jill Levasseur at [email protected]

SENIOR Baby Photos

The Yearbook is currently accepting baby photos (age 3 and under) of Seniors.

** PHOTOS MUST be renamed with the first and last name of the senior in order to identify what senior the photo belongs to.  Photos need to be uploaded by Friday 2/17 using the Jostens Link and code:

LOG ON TO: images.jostens.com  




Please no PDFS! Must be a JPEG or HEIC photo

Any questions - please email Ms. Berardo 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 https://casci.ac/8812.

To all 11th grade students and their families

On Monday, February 27, 2023, the School Counseling Department will be hosting Junior Planning Night at 6:00 p.m. in the Bacon Academy Auditorium. During this presentation, the school counselors will be delivering important, timely information about the post-secondary planning process, and students (and families) will be provided with a step-by-step guide of planning for their futures as they enter their final year of high school (heavily focused on the college application process). If you wish to receive this information in person, it is vital that you attend this presentation, as all future Junior Planning information will be communicated to families via email. Therefore, we strongly encourage all Juniors and their families to attend this important event. Please reach out to the School Counseling Department with any questions.

S.T.E.P.S. Annual Young Women's Leadership Day

S.T.E.P.S. (Striving Toward Empowered Personal Success) was founded in 2008 with the mission to empower girls and uplift communities by providing young women the tools necessary to build lives of integrity and self-sufficiency through positive choice.  S.T.E.P.S. continues to build stronger girls for a stronger world. 

S.T.E.P.S.’  Annual Young Women's Leadership Day is on Saturday, March 11th at Mitchell College in New London from 9:00 – 4:00, and is free for girls in grades 6-12 in southeastern Connecticut.  Students will have a choice of activities to participate in. Below is the website for additional information along with the link to register. 



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!

Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition on the transcript, diploma, and at graduation of being proficient in two (or more) languages. The testing window for Bacon Academy students (class of 2024) is March 12-25, 2023. Payment and demographic information must be submitted prior to March 1st to be eligible. Click here for more information.


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.