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10/9-12 – Highlights of the Week!

Our halls are looking beautiful.  Check out the documentation panel created by teachers John and Chrissy about the US History Great American Movie case study.

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Also our amazing school aide Isabel continues to put up her artistic bulletin boards which beautify our space!

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This week the YWCA @ BCS After-School Program facilitated Art inspired by some of our students’ favorite books and had some birthday celebrations!

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Reading is alive at Brooklyn Collaborative!  Check out this great classroom library in ELA 9 with teacher Angela!

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10/10 – Congrats to Eddie and our Robosharks Team and our Makerspace!  We won for a $225,000 grant to support our programming.  How exciting!  Looking forward to the amazing action coming out of the Makerspace!!!  Eddie and Tracey went to a press conference today with the Brooklyn Borough President and Chancellor Carranza to pick up the award!

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10/10 – Our junior interns had the opportunity to meet with Salesforce team members to learn more about the company and the benefits of being a team member at one of the largest relationship management platforms in the world.  Students learned that over 150, 000 companies use Salesforce to grow their businesses by strengthening customer relationships.  Students interviewed Salesforce team members to learn about their educational and career paths.

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10/11 – We had our first Upper Grades Expeditionary Thursday.  It was an awesome day of exploration, despite some rain.  Check out our larger post here:

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10/11 – Councilmember Brad Lander visited our seniors to discuss his various achievements over his three terms, including equity and diversity initiatives in District 15 schools.  Check out his Facebook post!

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10/11 – We welcomed several VIPs to Brooklyn Collaborative for a principals meeting with the Affinity network.  See our larger post here:

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10/12 – Musician Stephanie Thompson leads her music program, Tune on In, with Stephen’s 9th grade crew.

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10/12 – Students in Kori’s 7th grade Drama class did physical interpretations of the movie Coco and started designing their Day of the Dead altar pieces.

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Students in Spanish 1 with teacher Magen used the Frayer model to support their vocabulary acquisition!

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10/12 – Teachers Brittany and Abbey are leading their Chemistry classes through the Periodic Table.  Students used manipulatives and mystery clues to help each other guess particular elements.teacher and student looking at periodic tableopens IMAGE file


10/12 – Our Director of Post-Secondary Planning Karlette met with our juniors to go over the importance of studying for the SAT exam and taking the exam at least twice.  Students received a free College Board Study Guide as part of our “Twice is Better than Once” SAT campaign (Twice Will Increase College Entrance Opportunities).

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10/13-14 – staff members Tracey and Stephen helped staff our table at the High School Info Fair this weekend.  We’re looking out for potential crew members to join our Brooklyn Collaborative community!

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