|Dear BHS Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,
I write this week to share about two upcoming events, and one exhibit, for our school community. These are in addition to all the athletic events you can find on the department’s schedule page.
Brookline Education Foundation’s Celebrating Teachers: Tuesday 5/9, 3:30pm
On Tuesday afternoon, the Brookline Education Foundation holds its Celebrating Teachers event. This year, we will host in the high school’s Robert/Dubbs Auditorium beginning at 3:30pm. This year’s BHS winner of the Caverly Award for excellence in teaching is Liz Crane, long-time biology teacher and co-coordinator of our Teachers Mentoring Teachers program. Liz is a deeply caring, smart, generous, and hardworking educator. Kids love her, and we will celebrate her excellence on Tuesday. We will also celebrate Sara O'Shea of the Heath School, the K-8 winner of this year’s Caverly.
During the event, the BEF also identifies its grant award winners for individual, collaborative, and system-wide grants. Celebrating Teachers tends to inspire.
Innovation Fund’s Rising 9th Grade Wine and Cheese, Wednesday 5/10, 5:30pm
This Wednesday evening, the BHS Innovation Fund offers a Rising 9th Grade Wine and Cheese event for the parents, guardians, and caregivers of rising ninth graders. We welcome new families and share how Fund courses, programs, and endeavors impact ninth graders. Perhaps more importantly, we preview the myriad opportunities available to students thanks to Fund investment and support.
Beyond being informative, the Wine and Cheese event is designed to get parents and guardians excited about the high school, find ways to remain informed and involved with the Innovation Fund, and enjoy an evening in community.
Hate Ends Now Cattle Car Exhibit, Wednesday 5/10-Friday 5/12
I am sharing a piece of Dr. Guillory’s weekly Superintendent Update about an important learning opportunity for our students and community.
Thanks to the district and private donors, the Hate Ends Now Cattle Car Exhibit is coming to Brookline High School next Wednesday, May 10 to Friday, May 12. The Cattle Car Exhibit is a guided learning experience designed to deepen students’ understanding of the Holocaust and to help them become aware of their role in preventing the hatred that makes genocide possible.
Students in all of our modern world history and global studies classes will visit. We’re aware that the exhibit may elicit strong reactions in some students. Please know that teachers will accompany their students at all times, and that professional docents will be on hand to facilitate and interpret. If you or your student have concerns, please ask your student to communicate those concerns to their teacher.
We are meeting tomorrow to finalize logistics and determine a precise location within the Unified BHS Campus for this important exhibit.
I hope to see you at one, two, three, or more high school events/exhibits this week. It is a busy time.
Head of School
MESSAGE FROM AFTER THE PROM PARTY
Dear Brookline High School Parents, Guardians and Supporters,
On Tuesday, May 30th, the BHS Senior Class of 2023 will attend their prom at the House of Blues. After the prom, there will be a drug and alcohol-free party from 11pm until 5am. This 33-year tradition has kept our students, and Brookline’s roads safe every year on this high-stakes night.
To be successful, I need the community’s support in several ways:
Thank you for all you can do to make this prom night fun and safe for our students and community!
Email the After the Prom Party Committee for more information!