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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 12/23 - Early Dismissal, 12:00pm
  • 12/26-1/2 - No School, Winter Break

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 Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,

I’m keeping this week’s Blast message relatively short. We had a busy end of the week with various Warrior games on Friday as well as the lovely Winter Concert in the Robert/Dubbs Auditorium and the STEM/Restaurant Commons. 

Young people working hard at something they love - or at least like - is a marvelous sight to behold. Thanks for your encouragement and support of our Warriors, one and all. 

Special Schedule: 12/19-23
We have a special schedule this week due to the 12:15 early dismissal on Friday 12/23. We’re then off through Monday 1/2 and return to BHS on Tuesday 1/3/23. 

Midyear Examinations: 1/25-1/27
We will be having a midyear examination period from Wednesday 1/25 through Friday 1/27. Students will have at most two exams on any day in one of the five following subject areas: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. We will share the schedule as we return to school in the year 2023. It is going to be great. 

Slow-it-Down-Time with the Youths
Enjoy time with your youths. We don’t get a lot of this kind of slow-it-down-time with our kids. I am already grateful for a little break from BHS, from work, and even from the 2086 Warriors we all rally around most every day.

I wish you nice holidays and a happy new year.



Anthony Meyer
Head of School
Brookline High School

Pronouns: He/Him/His


We are excited to report that the BHS PTO is about 50% of the way to our $100,000 fundraising goal for the year. These next few weeks will be critical for us to reach our targets!

                       Please click HERE to donate!

If every BHS family donates $50 by December 31, we’ll make our goal.
 If that’s possible for you, please support BHS students and staff with a donation! If you can give more than $50, please consider doing so. 

THANK YOU for helping to maintain such a special community and for your financial support!

We also invite you to follow the BHS PTO Instagram account for all the latest BHS PTO related news!

This Week at BHS


December 21: Deadline to submit Senior pictures

Get more details HERE or contact BHS yearbook advisor, Zac Broken Rope (

MESSAGE FROM B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network)

When it comes to issues of concern, from healthy relationships to substance use, lots of brief, more casual conversations can be more effective than ‘THE BIG TALK.’ B-PEN suggests a great, short primer on getting the ball rolling… and another to help with outlining goals …     

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing


The PTO is organizing an opportunity for parents/guardians to give feedback to the plan that BHS administrators have written to guide the school-based response to incidents of hate (racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, etc.) at BHS. Please keep an eye out in January for announcements in the Blast and from your class reps with the date and time for this event.

If you are interested in helping to plan and run the event, please email


Last week’s Wellness Summit sponsored by B-CASA (Brookline Coalition Advocating Substance Awareness), brought together roughly 80 people from across Brookline -- from PSB teachers, staff, and students to health care professionals -- to generate ideas to prevent/delay substance experimentation and use among youth. With a focus on protective factors and evidence-based steps to reduce use, destigmatize treatment, and promote well-being, the summit generated a wealth of productive new strategies to address major concerns on issues ranging from vaping to partying and consent. A summarized report of the findings can be accessed here.



The BHS Social Studies curriculum is undergoing an equity review, and parent involvement is a critical part of the process. There are two ways for you to engage with BHS faculty, students, and consultants in this important work:
    •    Respond to the survey that was circulated last week via email - click HERE.
    •    Participate in a parent focus group in January - fill out THIS FORM to be placed on a list of interested parents. Once the focus group session is scheduled, BHS faculty will reach out with more information. Please note that there may be space constraints, so filling out the form doesn't guarantee that you'll be called.




The Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) will be establishing a Community Advisory Council to bring together a group of 10 community members to provide input into and help inform the development of BCF community programs and engagement efforts. The BCF is looking for Brookline High School students who are smart, focused and young  leaders to join the council. Each person chosen to sit on the council will receive a $600 stipend for their work. The application can be found HERE on the Brookline Community Foundation website. Applications for the council are due on 12/31. Any questions about the council can be sent to Zaria Karakashian-Jones at


The BAC's Winter Registrations opens this Thursday! This Winter, we will be offering a range of art classes for all ages. This includes, but is not limited to, photography, ceramics, mixed media, painting, jewelry and metals, and figure drawing. Tuition assistance is available! More information on our winter offerings can be found HERE.


Check out the exciting programs available for December vacation week (Dec. 27-30). During that week, BACE will be offering full and half-day programs at the Lincoln School with classes in theater, arts, and robotics. Programs are geared for children ages 5-14. You can learn more and find registration links at the BACE website.



Check out the Fall '22 issue of Greenzine Brookline, complete with interviews to editorials to art to poetry. This is our biggest issue yet, with new articles and art submitted by kids, teachers and parents from K-12 across the schools of PSB.


The High School Recreation League is designed to bring another fun level of Basketball to High Schoolers looking for something to do in the Winter.  This league is for students in grades 9-12 who attend a Brookline public or private school.  Grades/genders may be combined depending on registration numbers.  Players can fill out their form and make one teammate request.  These requests are not guaranteed, but we will try our best to honor them.  Teams will have one, 1-hour game per week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday).  It is recommended that each team has a parent volunteer coach, but is not required. Students can register HERE.


Aba Taylor, the new Executive Director of the Brookline Community Foundation is holding two virtual Meet & Greet sessions over Zoom. "I want to personally invite you to the second in a series of Meet & Greets where we can connect with each other, so I can learn from your perspectives, and hear your ideas and insights about where we can have a transformative impact here in Brookline."

Registration for Monday's December 19, 12-1pm session is at capacity, but you can sign up to join the waitlist and receive information about additional community 'Meet and Greet' sessions at the BCF website.
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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