January 13, 2023

Monday, January 16th NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 17th is a B DAY

Friday, January 20th is an A DAY

BA Theatrics Pride and Prejudice

Calling all aspiring actors! BA Theatrics will be holding auditions for the Spring play, Pride and Prejudice. If you are interested in helping bring this classic story to the stage please attend the informational meeting on January 23rd at 3:30 in room 3155. You must attend this meeting in order to audition for the play. Reach out to Ms. Alessio ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

PJ’s and PREP

Attention freshmen! Midterms are rapidly approaching and the National Honor Society has just the thing for you! PJs and Prep will happen on Thursday, January 19, from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Bacon Academy cafeteria. Wear your comfiest pajamas to study for midterms with your friends, free cookies and hot chocolate will be available for all attendees!

MID YEAR EXAMS - schedule has been revised due to inclement weather on 12/23/2022.

The schedule for this year’s January exam schedule is revised from last year and again revised due to inclement weather on 12/23/22. Please review


Bacon Academy will be partnering with the Colchester Hayward Fire Department to offer an after school program focused on firefighting and emergency service related projects.  The program will run Tuesdays from 2:30 - 4:00 starting in January and running through the end of the school year.  See Mrs. McKiernan in the main office if you are interested.

Colchester will be hosting a virtual Family Night presentation on January 25, 2023

The topic is "Level Up Services." During this presentation you will get to meet our district's Level Up Counselor, Jocelyn Ocelik, learn about the services offered through this FREE program, how to apply, and eligibility requirements. This presentation is appropriate for families of students ages 15+ who currently receive Special Education or 504 services. To join, please RSVP to Danielle Poirier at [email protected].

SENIOR Recognition ADS (also known as Parent ads)

DEADLINE is January 27th. The entire AD is done online through Jostens. The Link: Jostens


Parents, guardians, students, and community members, the Senior Capstone students would like to welcome you to come view all of their hard work on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 6pm in the Bacon Academy LMC. This is a culminating night in which students showcase the driving force behind their Capstone Project and experience.  We hope to see you there!

Varsity Jacket Order Form

Please return to Mr. Burke with a check before 1/16/23. Order Forms will not be accepted after this date.

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.

Winter Pay to Play

Winter Pay to Play collections begin Dec 1, 2022. All athletes are required to pay a $180 fee. Please make checks payable to THE TOWN OF COLCHESTER.   Payments can be made online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome. If your family has reached the family max for the 22/23 school year please fill out this form. Students who do not pay the fee or submit the family maximum paper work by Dec 20, 2022 will become ineligible to participate in games and practices. 

Please call Danielle Bossie in the main office with any questions. 860.537.2378.

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.