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12/4-8 – Highlights of the Week!

Here are some highlights from our week at Brooklyn Collaborative!  We had a jam packed week!

 

Upper Grades Green Engineering students built working models of the NYC electrical system.

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Grade 7 students identified the negative and positive connotations of words as part of their case study on the “Art of Persuasion in the Sugar Industry,” an interdisciplinary expedition.

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Mahogany Brim (BCS Class of 2018) just had her Off Broadway debut!  She wrote a play which was presented on Tues 12/5 night by the New York Theater Workshop as part of the Mind the Gap program.  We’re so proud of you, Mahogany!

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Our readership at the BCS Library keeps going up!  Here is 9th grader Amirat, excited to find a book set in Nigeria, her country of origin. No Laughter Here, by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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On 12/6, under the coaching of Generation Citizen, an activist public politics program, several BCS seniors read their testimony on the need for better police-community relations read into the official NYC Council hearing on juvenile justice. Their democracy coach, Zoe Burke, arranged their attendance at the hearing.

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On 12/6, our Robotics Team, staff leader Eddie, and AP Imani attended a special reception at Two Sigma, who recently granted another $10,000 to the BCS Robosharks!  Students met with the Two Sigma team, shared our thanks in person, and enjoyed some of the perks of the corporate world!  We are so honored for their continued support and happy to debut this year’s robot!

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Climate Change students engaged in a rousing game of Jeopardy to study for their Impacts of Hurricane Sandy case study.

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Our Lower Grades CHAMPS soccer team won over MS 839 on 12/7 with a score of 8-6!  Go BCS Wolves!

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We had our Library Book Club on 12/8, featuring The Wild Robot.  Students loved it!

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On 12/8, Grade 11 US History students launched  opens in a new windowwww.aidecolonization.org – a website that houses all of their hard work exploring decolonization in American Indian nations!

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On 12/8, for our fourth year, the Passerine Project joined with students from BCS and BNS for an evening of song and poetry.  Students in our ELA 6 classes and Upper Grades American Sign Language classed performed in this year’s project, participated in songwriting workshops with Emmy-nominated producer/composer Shevy Smith and recording artist Kendall Custer.  Students adapted poems from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project into original songs.  The evening was an inspiring celebration of resilience, compassion, and the bridging of cultures.

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Our internship program is nearing the end of its Fall semester.  Supervisors Tanisha and Sarah have been making the rounds to check in on interns at their sites.  Here are some of our interns in action!

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