Tuesday, November 22, 2016

BUGS Election Results and Thanksgiving Dinner

It has been a busy month here at BUGS as we move swiftly into fall. BUGS Students have continued to excel in their component times of gardening, art, cooking, STEM, and dance as well as settling into their homework sessions for academic growth. Additionally, this year students have ben participating in a BUGS election to represent student voices within the BUGS program.



The results of the primaries were in! Our Presidential candidates were Bryce from the Spiders group and Ty'Nasia from the Ladybugs group. Our Vice Presidential candidates were Nalani from the Grasshoppers and Dennia from the Butterflies. On BUGS Election Day, November 11th, we gathered at FDIMM to hear each candidate deliver a fantastic speech about why students should vote for them to represent BUGS.












After careful consideration and a brief Q&A, students and staff cast their votes privately and BUGS Election Day Staff counted the ballots.





It was a close race and I am excited to announce our BUGS President and Vice President as Ty'nasia and Dennia! Congratulations to them on a well-run campaign! They will now be able to form a committee and meet with BUGS staff to give input on field trips, BUGS bucks catalog, and other program decisions.

Mr. Al swore in our elected officials in at our BUGS Thanksgiving Dinner that was held at CJR.



We had volunteers from John's Hopkins Carey Business School help serve Thanksgiving dinner which all BUGS students, staff, and parents thoroughly enjoyed. It was a wonderful evening enjoyed by all!








Friday, November 4, 2016

On Friday, October 28th, the BUGS program traveled to Rogers Farm in Stevenson, MD. The students got a chance to visit some farm animals, pick pumpkins from a Pumpkin patch and venture through a corn maze!! What a great start to the Halloween weekend!!