March 24, 2023

Digital Backpack for March 24, 2023

Monday, March 27, 2023 is a B DAY.

Friday, March 31, 2022 is a B DAY.


Bacon Academy's 2023 Commencement date is set!

At their Tuesday, March 14th meeting, the Colchester Board of Education voted to set the date for the graduation ceremony for Friday, June 16, 2023.  We look forward to celebrating all our graduates, rain or shine. 


Hello Bacon Academy!

The links included in this document are provided to highlight the courses offered at Bacon Academy.  It is our hope that these will serve as resources to help you make informed decisions when selecting your courses for the next school year.


Instructions for the Class Registration Screen in PowerSchool


Departmental elective offerings:



FCS (Family Consumer Science)


Computer Programming electives


Technology education

Visual Arts

World Language


Sophomores!! Be Well at BA is just over a week away on Friday, March 31st!

This all day event will include presentations, discussions, and activities focusing on health and wellness and the importance of supporting one another.  There is an awesome team building event (think games and team challenges), which requires parental permission. If your parent/guardian does not complete and submit this waiver, then you will have to sit out of the fun!  If your parent/guardian has already submitted this waiver, thank you! If the waiver has yet to be submitted, please have your parent/guardian submit it as soon as possible!   We are looking forward to an awesome day!


Sports Jersey Spirit DayTo Strike Out Cancer

On Thursday March 30th, please wear your favorite sport jersey or outfit to Rally Against Cancer. Please donate $1 or more (you can still show your support without donating) and wear a Jersey or Sports Outfit. We are collecting donations to raise money for the Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber and Memorial Sloan Kids, organizations that are dedicated to researching and fighting against cancer. Student council will be collecting donations during lunch waves and there are wonderful raffle prizes. There are also raffle prizes for those that donate online through either site. To donate online, please use this link for our district donation page. You can bring in your donation anytime from now through April 6th. 

Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund:

Yankees and MSK Kids:


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 (tm[email protected]) with any questions you might have. 


Spring Pay to Play Due by April 17th. 

The pay to play fee is $180 and is due by April 17th. If your student is registered for a spring sport please remit payment either by check (Written to TOWN OF COLCHESTER) or online at If your family has reached the maximum for the year please fill out this form. If you have any questions please call or email Danielle Bossie at 860.

537.2378 Ext 2804 or email [email protected]



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.




The National Association for College Admission Counseling is hosting a National College Fair on Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. More than 300 universities, colleges, and schools will have a representative at this event to speak with students and families. Students can register online at There is no cost to sign up. Registering ahead of time allows students more time to speak with college representatives on the day of the event. 


Attention Juniors

Next week, Bacon Academy will administer the required School Day SAT test to all eleventh grade students.  Juniors will be tested on either March 22, 24, 28 or 29 and the remainder of Bacon students will have a normal school day.   All students should arrive on time and in the testing room for a 7:35 start and should bring with them their school issued chromebook, chromebook charger, calculator and a pencil.  Juniors will report to lunch in the cafeteria at the conclusion of testing.


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]



Volunteers are needed to staff our concession stand at Gampel Pavilion basketball games this Saturday, March 18th and Monday, March 20th.  All funds raised will get allocated to your student’s grade level!  Sign up here.


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



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!

Three Rivers Open House

Three Rivers Open House is on Thursday, March 30th.  It is a great opportunity to discover their academic and workforce programs along with the student support services. Campus tours will be given. The event begins promptly at 5pm.  RSVP is required.  Click the link to RSVP:

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.