Super busy week at Brooklyn Collaborative!
11/19 – We hosted an Immediate Decision Day with St. Francis College. Congratulations to all our accepted students! Admissions counselor Mike shared how much he enjoyed the BCS atmosphere, overall school spirit and how nice it was to experience a welcoming staff. During the interviews he found BCS students to be “wonderful communicators, happy and at home” in their learning environment!
11/19 – We had our last tour of the season. We were happy to see so many families interested in our Grade 6 and 9. Thank you to all our staff, students and families who help make our tours possible! We can’t do this without you, and we appreciate you so much!
11/19 – Grade 7 Social Studies is launching into the “What’s behind the wrapper?” Sugar Expedition by studying the origins of sugar and how sugar differs from honey.
11/20 – Lakota film-maker, Jessie Adler, shared her Tribeca-nominated short film, The Boxers of Brule, to the internship seminar today. The film tells the story of Lakota girls on a reservation in South Dakota who form a boxing club to work out frustrations over family suicides.
11/20 – More students in Climate Change were celebrated for becoming coaches (by reaching Exemplary in the current case study)! Shout out to our students’ pride and ownership over their learning!
11/20 – Students in Big History 1 discussed different disciplines in a “Mission to Mars” challenge – who would you take on your team? A biochemist, an engineer, a physicist, a biologist? The kids have a great time debating and coming to consensus!
11/20 – Aaliyah P & Marie Lucie G were chosen to attend the Teen Immersion Day with teacher Lauren S at the Broadway production of Oklahoma. They had a great time!
11/21 – Students in Grade 8 Social Studies built background knowledge in anticipation of their Little Rock Nine case study in a fishbowl.
11/22 – Student Led Conferences were very successful. One shout out was 7th grader Lesley who wanted to share a song she learned in band class during her conference. She was nervous to play her trombone, so her family grabbed instruments to play with her!
11/22 – Seniors looked lovely at the Senior Committee bake sale during Student Led Conferences. Thanks to all who gave to support Class of 2020!
11/22 – NYC Outward Bound staff came during conference night to talk with Grade 6 and 9 families about the Crew Expedition camping trips in the spring, a rite of passage at BCS!
11/23 – Well-Cloth’d NYC, a donation charity founded by BCS Class of 2009 alum, Leetah McGee, organized a clothing drive this Saturday at school. Over 400lbs of clothes donated by BNS and BCS families!
High quality work from our Spanish classes on identity!
Our Teacher’s Assistants (upperclass students) exemplify all our core values. They are responsible and kind in their work with our younger students! See Jaelyn (Grade 11) working with Grade 8 students in Liz and Nikkie’s class.
Grade 9 Algebra students worked hard using algebra tiles with teachers Alex and Pam.
There’s so much school spirit going on with our basketball season (girls and boys) in full swing!