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Shoutout from Chili from TLC
Check out the video below for a shoutout from Chili (the "C" in the music group TLC) to BCS students Naya, India, and Melissa for their work with Stephen and Shevy in the Afghan Women's Music Project!
Upcoming Parent Events
Parent Training on Engrade Pro -- Tuesday, February 3rd @ 5:30 p.m. Room 511. Email email@example.com
to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing you.
Hustle Night PTA Fundraiser: Dance & Raise Money for BCS on Saturday, February 7th. Tickets are $20. Email PTA president Anthony Van Dunk at firstname.lastname@example.org
for ticket information.
BCS Cheerleaders perform at half-time!
Check out links here and here to see videos of our cheerleaders doing what they do best!
December 19th, BCS partnered with the community based organization Red Hook Initiative (RHI) for our 1st BCS Family & RHI Holiday Circle & Celebration held at RHI. Over 70 adults & students participated in the Holiday Circle that was facilitated by Marieke Van Woerkum of Morning Center and Beth Mowry, Upper Grades science teacher. The Circle was special because a multi-generational gathering of BCS families, students, alumni, and staff came together to share what the holiday season means to them. The evening concluded with everyone sitting down to a family-style dinner that was filled with delicious food, laughter, story-sharing, music, reconnecting with alums, and much more.
From a field of gifted and deeply committed candidates nation-wide in all EL schools, BCS's own Beth Mowry has been chosen as Expeditionary Learning’s 2014 Klingenstein Teaching Award honoree.
This award is given to an exemplary EL teacher who is judged by his or her peers to have most successfully transmitted to students the essence of the EL culture, building exemplary character, driving outstanding academic achievement, and instilling an ethic of “citizen scholarship.”
Ron Berger wrote: "As an ardent fan of Beth’s work for many years, I could not be more pleased with the wisdom of this choice. I facilitate the Klingenstein selection process, but selection is done entirely by a team of peers: a group of highly-regarded EL teachers. When the selection team reached this decision (naming Beth), with founding EL Board Chair Lee Klingenstein present as observer, I was delighted."
The 9th graders didn't let the rain slow them down. Check out these pictures of the week they spent camping!
7th grade took advantage of our beautiful rooftop last week to work on qualitative and quantitative observations.
BCS at the Climate Change March.
At BCS we start each year with all crew days. These days give students and staff an opportunity to collaborate and get to know each other. Here are some highlights from the 6th and 8th grade.
Afsana Akter is a BCS alum who now attends Barnard College. Check out this Op-Ed she wrote about the upcoming Climate Change March.
On Friday we got a visit from City Councilman Brad Lander! Here's what he said on Twitter:
BCS celebrated the start of the new school year with a pot lock in Prospect Park.
Dear Students and Families,
We are excited to welcome you to/back to BCS this fall! The first day of school for students is 9/4. Our school hours this year are 8:45-3:05 Monday-Friday. If you haven't done so already, please click the link to the right to find your required summer reading. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you in September!
-Scill, Amanda and Imani
BCS made US New & World Report List of Top Schools!
BCS Students participate in Scratch programming