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Weekly Blast

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  • 2/20 - 24th - Winter Break

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Hi, Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,

We had a good final week of the first semester. Midyear exams went smoothly, with no disruptions beyond a three-minute power outage Thursday morning. Students worked hard and acted responsibly in managing their exams and navigating greater freedom than usual.

This week, I cast the spotlight on Brookline High School Performing Arts thanks to a blurb provided by BHS Drama Society leader Ian Hansen. Thank you, Ian!

Come See the BHS Musical: Mamma Mia!
This dazzling musical follows a young woman’s search for identity within her three might-be fathers, all set to groovy ABBA songs. You’ll laugh, dance, and laugh again to this clever, heartfelt production. A must-see PG-13 play sure to be a blast if you’ll only say, “I do."

Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 3:30pm
Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1:30 pm & 7:30pm
Location: Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium in 115 Greenough

Tickets: BHS Students $5, Adults $10, and PSB staff & 8th graders get in for free. People can buy tickets at the door or at

It brings me great joy to watch students singing and dancing, playing and producing their hearts out. The musical also yearly reminds me of the powerful Performing Arts community we have at this school. I hope to see you in the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium for Mamma Mia! 



Anthony Meyer
Head of School
Brookline High School

Pronouns: He/Him/His

This Week at BHS

FOPA (Friends of Performing Arts)

Don’t miss the BHS musical—Mama Mia! in the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium
Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 pm
Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1:30 and 7:30 pm

Also, upcoming:
Chamber Music Festival
February 7, 7:30 pm
22 Tappan Theater

All-Town Chorus Concert
February 8th and 9th, 7:00 pm
Robert’s/Dubbs Auditorium
For more information on shows and tickets please visit our website at

SWS (School Within a School) APPLICATIONS OPEN

The SWS admissions process is now open! SWS Admissions Info Packet
Please take the opportunity to see if SWS could be a good fit.

School Within a School, located on the fourth floor of BHS, is an alternative, democratic community for a diverse group of approximately 115 sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Goals for students include taking as much responsibility for their education as possible, sharing decision-making in running SWS, and contributing to building a caring community. For over 50 years, SWS has provided students with the opportunity to participate actively as leaders in their own educations and develop meaningful relationships with teachers based on mutual respect. Admission to SWS is based on a lottery, the criteria of which are determined by the SWS Town Meeting. In addition to Town Meeting, SWS students take at least two classes in the program, including English. They take the rest of their classes in the mainstream of BHS. More information about the program, and the admissions process, can be found at


This week, ACE ( is officially launching the application
process for enrollment for next September 2023.  ACE, is a small program within BHS
students with a total of 55 students, grades 10-12, who feel they were be more
intellectually satisfied and more academically successful in a non-traditional setting.

ACE provides a rigorous college-preparation pathway in which students are placed in
multi-age classes based on their skill levels and can go at their own pace and graduate when they complete their content and skill competencies. Please check out the ACE website for more info.
If your child is interested in exploring ACE, they should email ACE Secretary: to attend an ACE information meeting and classroom
visit which are mandatory steps in the application process.
Parents who are interested in learning more about ACE should attend an ACE
Parent Information Meeting on Wed. Feb. 15th from 6-7:30pm in the MLK room.

ACE Program Coordinator, Amy Bayer, and current ACE parents will talk about the
program and answer questions that you may have.  Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, March 3rd and will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.
ACE Program Coordinator, Amy Bayer, can be reached at for

MESSAGE FROM B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network)

Some research says that 70% of girls and 40% of boys express body dissatisfaction, which can lead not only to eating disorders but other mental health issues. Yet 20% of kids say don’t know if have an eating disorder. The new page on “Eating Disorders & Body Image” at offers a trove of helpful information, tip sheets, and resources. Check it out!

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing


We are looking for writers and storytellers! The Whipple Writing Fellowship is hosting the 3 annual BHS Story Hour. 

The Moth is a non-profit group based in New York City that focuses on the art and craft of storytelling. They organize story slams, creative writing workshops, and weekly radio hours, in which individuals share personal stories from their lives. This spring, the Whipple Fellowship is organizing our BHS Moth-inspired Radio Hour around the theme of one of our BHS Mantras: “This Is Hard, You Can Do It, We Will Help You."

Our Whipple Faculty will host writing workshops to help students craft their stories. On April 5th, we will host a LIVE event where our storytellers will share their works.  This is a great way to learn more about the art of writing a great story, to meet other students who are interested in writing, and to share your work with our entire community! Your final work will be featured and published on our website. This is also a great way to learn more about the Whipple Writing Fellowship which also sponsors a competitive and paid fellowship every summer for aspiring nonfiction writers.

Applications are due Feb 1, 2023 and can be found at this link


The Brookline Educators for Educational Diversity (BEED) team is hosting their annual recruiting/networking on Wednesday, 2/8, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Golden Temple Restaurant. Educators of all backgrounds, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions are invited to join our community for tasty refreshments and riveting conversation. Parents and guardians, please help spread the word! RSVP Here.


Brookline High School is again organizing Technovation Challenge teams this year! The Technovation Challenge (now called Technovation Girls) is an entrepreneurship and app-development challenge that, 'Equips young women (ages 10-18) to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems.'
We meet Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 in BHS Room 373 from January through April. For more information, contact Mr. Petty <>. This group is open to all female identifying young persons.



BTC is hosting a fundraiser Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on February 8th at 6pm. Fantastic prizes like Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics tickets, rounds of golf at local courses including the Country Club, and restaurant gift certificates. 
Food, beer, and competitive poker play with real tables and professional tournament supervision. Tickets are also available for non-poker players to come and hang at BTC for a great night out with food, drink and entertainment. Click HERE to Register.


The BCF is hosting a webinar After ARPA: Strengthening Brookline's Care Infrastructure on Feb. 9th, at 5:00pm . This $44 million dollar infusion of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has been vital for Town government and nonprofit organizations supporting crucial community needs like early education access, affordable housing, emergency assistance, and new programming and roles that are helping address disparities widened during the pandemic. But what happens after this critical infusion of resources no longer exists? Please register for the webinar HERE


We are excited to launch the Winter '23 issue of GreenZine Brookline, a K-12 online magazine that offers students, staff and parents of the Brookline Schools community a forum for news, opinion and creative expression about climate change, outdoor education, the environment, and the natural world. We are accepting submissions for our Winter issue until March 3, 2023Please see our submission guidelines here and submit here.  

GreenZine Brookline is run collectively by PSB faculty, parents/caregivers and students.  We publish new content three times a year.  Questions or ideas?  Write us at:



The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday February 2, 2023, at 6:00 PM at the Walsh School Committee Meeting Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Brookline, MA. Please note the Docket includes a Public Hearing on the FY 2024 Budget and School Choice (scheduled to start at 6:50 PM; see below for more information). Watch Remotely: Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) will broadcast live out to the cable channels and online via live stream at .
Meeting Documents and Zoom Links are available on the PSB Website.


'Banned in Boston' is back, live and in person! Thursday, April 27th, 2023 at 6:00pm at Roadrunner, 89 Guest Street, Boston. Save the date for the original musical and comedy benefit in support of Rehearsal for Life's creative youth development programs.



Panorama: An Afternoon of Jazz  - On Sunday, February 5th, pianist Brian Friedland and saxophonist Andy Voelker, both BMS faculty members and kindred spirits, present a concert of original music and renditions of jazz standards with favorite bassist, Greg Loughman. In addition to teaching at BMS, both Andy and Brian are prolific composers and active participants in the Boston Jazz scene who host jam sessions and lead their own bands. Brian, Andy, and Greg have played together on numerous occasions over many years in different bands, and have developed the rapport of a long established group. We are excited for this Faculty Artist Series performance debut!

Please Note: This is a FREE concert, but you must reserve your concert tickets online. 

Extracurricular Events
Find more info on Winter sports schedules  HERE.
Find more info on the Performing Arts at BHS HERE.

Support BHS

The Brookline High School Parent Teacher Organization strengthens communications between school and home, supports teachers through grants, and sponsors community events throughout the year. Please get involved and thanks for your support! 


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