BCS News

4/23-27 – Highlights of the Week!

Another busy week here at Brooklyn Collaborative!   4/23 - BCS students (current and alumni!) joined Red Hook Initiative staff and community residents as part of a rally to make Hamilton Avenue safer.  They were joined by Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca.  Students gathered with Parent Coordinator Tracey at the congested Hamilton Avenue intersection closest to the school with "dream Hamilton Avenue" artwork and signs and demanded safety improvements for Red Hook's main pathway in and out of the community! image2 image3 image4 image1   4/23 - Geometry students presented their roundtables on the Geometry of Pool and completed on-demand problems in front of external panelists.  Students explained how to predict if the ball will go into a particular pocket based on the bounce angle/side using trig functions. IMG_9278 IMG_9279 IMG_9280   4/24 - 6th graders had an expert guest speaker from the Office of Emergency Management as part of their kickoff for the Disaster Preparation unit in Science. IMG_6046   4/24 - All our 10th and 11th graders took the PSAT/SAT respectively as part of SAT School Day.  9th and 11th graders had community building trips with their crews.   4/25 - Guest artist Jose Garcia continues his engaging work with Magen and her Spanish I classes as part of the Latinx unit.  The case study theme is Puerto Rico and Activism from the City to the Island.  Students performed poems and also provided the musical percussion accompaniment for a rockin' class! IMG_9319   4/27 - Crewlympics rocked with various competitions across all the grades including a door decorating contest!  Our crews busted out their creative skills in representing our core values and their individual crew spirit.  Check out some of our awesome creations! IMG_9328 IMG_9329 IMG_9331 IMG_9332 IMG_9333 IMG_9335 IMG_9336 IMG_9339 IMG_9344 IMG_9345 IMG_9348 IMG_9350   4/27 - Jesse, our Co-Director of Internships, and senior Harry were invited to a special event with our new Chancellor Richard Carranza for students interested in pursuing Teacher Education in the future! IMG_8828 IMG_8830