May 19, 2023

Digital Backpack for May 19, 2023

Monday, May 22 is a B DAY

Friday, May 26 is a B DAY and a SHORTENED DAY FOR STUDENTS

NFA VS. BA BOYS LACROSSE 1PM Saturday, May 20th

This event known as 1032 DAY has been created to celebrate and remember the lives of Jake Chapman and Tyler Graham.  Tyler and Jake were positive, respectful young men who enjoyed life and loved playing lacrosse.  Come join us this Saturday at 1:00 PM to cheer on the Boys Lacrosse team in their honor. 



All library books are due on Monday, June 5. Any items that are not returned will become an outstanding obligation.  We will begin checking out books for summer reading on Monday, June 12.


EXAM SCHEDULE AT BACON June 12th - June 15th

As the end of the school year quickly approaches,  please refer to the final exam schedule and permission slip for the end of this year.   Exams will begin on Monday, June 12th with full day schedules Monday through Wednesday.  Dismissal will be at 11:155 on Thursday and Friday with the rest of the district.



The Bacon Academy Art Exhibit will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 5 pm (preceding the Senior Awards Ceremony) in the BA Auditorium Lobby. The exhibit will host art from all the classes and will feature the work of our two AP Studio Artists: Sophia Goodine and Lily Litwinko.  Lily and Sophia both completed 2D Art and Design Portfolios that were submitted to the AP Board on Friday, May 5 for grading. In the fall Sophia will be heading to Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and Lily will be heading to Simmons University in Boston.  Please join us in congratulating Sophia and Lily, and wishing them all the best on their continued educational journey!!!  


Project Graduation Lawn Signs Fundraiser

Celebrate your graduate with a customizable lawn sign! The signs are $20 cash or check to BAPG. Visit us on these dates: Sunday, May 7th from 10-11am drive-thru sale at Bacon Academy and Saturday, May 13th from 4:30-5:30pm at Bacon Academy Courtyard before senior prom.  If you cannot make either date, we do have a porch pickup option available with payment by Venmo or PayPal.  Please email Gail Dalton ([email protected]), or text to 860.212.1743, to arrange your pickup time.


Project Graduation News

Our final meeting of the year will be on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm where we will be holding elections of the Executive Committee. We are especially in need of volunteers for the class of 2024.

Class of 2024 Parents:  Due to a change in the way the school releases information, we do not have your email to keep you informed of senior year graduation activities, fundraising efforts or our Project Graduation mission.  Please submit your contact information on our website. We only have 50 email contacts out of 160 students!



The Freshman Class Officers will be at a table outside the cafeteria before school and during lunch to collect $10 in dues from students on May 17, 18 and 19.


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


Seniors - Reporting Dual Enrollment/AP Credits to Your College

The School Counseling Office does NOT keep track of the college credits YOU have earned through dual enrollment classes. YOU must request a transcript from each of the colleges from which you have earned dual enrollment credits &/or your AP test scores from the College Board. YOU then need to forward these documents to your college for review. Please note - This year’s dual enrollment classes will not appear on your transcript until mid-July. Below please find links to each college with whom we partner:

Three Rivers Community College:

Eastern Connecticut State University:


Gateway Community College:

University of Bridgeport:

AP Scores/College Board:


A limited number of accepted Juniors and Seniors (in good academic standing) will be allowed to take after school and evening courses at Three Rivers Community College and Manchester Community College, for both college and high school credit.  Students can take a maximum of 8 credits at TRCC/MCC per year without any tuition cost except for books and lab fees.  Students or their parents are responsible for all transportation to and from TRCC/MCC.  Each 3 credit semester college class will equal 0.5 high school credit.  TRCC/MCC Partnership credits count toward high school graduation, but are not used to calculate students' Bacon Academy GPA or class rank.  Prior to registering, all TRCC/MCC Partnership courses must be approved by Mr. Sefchik (TRCC/MCC Partnership Site Coordinator), the appropriate Bacon Academy Department Head, and Mrs. Begue (Bacon Academy Principal) in order to receive high school credit.  Per Colchester Board of Education student’s regulations, all Bacon Academy students are still required to take a minimum of 7.0 credits (Juniors) 6.5 credits (Seniors) at the Bacon Academy campus per year.  Please note that TRCC/MCC Partnership credits do not count toward this 7.0 or 6.5 credit Bacon Academy credit minimums.  Only TRCC/MCC Partnership classes starting after 2:15 PM during the academic school year are allowed.  TRCC/MCC summer classes are also not included in the TRCC/MCC Partnership Program. Upon successful completion of each TRCC/MCC Partnership class, students must send an official TRCC/MCC transcript to the Bacon Academy School Counseling Office in order to receive high school credit.  Students accepted into the program are able to take advantage of the following services at Three Rivers Community College and Manchester Community College:

·         Access to the TRCC/MCC Academic Tutoring Center

·         Access to all TRCC/MCC Athletic facilities

·         Access and borrowing privileges at the TRCC/MCC library

·         Access to the TRCC/MCC Career Counseling Center

Please call Ronald Sefchik, LPC (School Counselor & Dual Enrollment Coordinator) at 860-537-2378 x2821 if you have any questions.


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.