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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 10/4    BHS Building Tours, 6:30 pm
  • 10/11  No School - Indigenous Peoples Day
  • 10/15  Teacher & Staff Appreciation Breakfast

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Dear Brookline High School Parents, Guardians, and Caretakers,

9/30 Club Fair
We had a tremendous BHS Club Fair during All Campus X-block last Thursday 9/30. Club leaders and representatives worked tables in the Pinanski Quadrangle, offering their peers all kinds of experiences - outdoors, service, intellectual, communal, etc.  See the attached photo of our students doing their thing during the Club Fair.

10/4 BHS Presentation and Tours
For one of the only times in the past 18 years, I did not spend a Thursday evening in late September experiencing Brookline High School's Back to School Night. I missed hearing our teachers share about their craft, curriculum and courses, and the classes of young people they teach and support. 

I know our teachers and staff missed Back to School Night last week, too. There is something visceral about connecting parent and guardian faces and names to the students we see up close every day. The combination of good questions and generous support buoys educators; we are reminded how much our work with young people matters. We did not have that experience this September.

We are moving forward, though, with the tours of 115 Greenough Street tomorrow night: Monday 10/4 from 6:30 to 8. Join us for a 30 minute program in the Robert and Dubbs Auditorium. We then will offer tours of our 115 Greenough Street buildings and Unified Arts Building and will see the ongoing work to create a unified, contiguous Brookline High School campus.

Please use this Google Form to let us know you plan to attend the 10/4 visit. We need this information to plan our tours and for contact tracing purposes.

See you soon,


Anthony Meyer
Head of School
Brookline High School

PGP: He/Him/His

This Week at BHS


On Monday (10/4), BHS school leaders will offer a thirty-minute presentation at 6:30pm in the Robert and Dubbs Auditorium and then campus tours in small groups from 7 to 8pm. This event is for high school parents and guardians only. We will be requiring masks and social distancing while indoors. Please use this Google Form to let us know you plan to attend the 10/4 visit. We need this information to plan our tours and for contact tracing purposes.


Purchase a BHS magnet and/or sticker at Monday's Building Tours. Look for the BHS PTO table in the new science wing. Magnets are $5 each, stickers are $3 each, or purchase a value pack of 1 magnet and 2 stickers for $10. A variety of colors and styles available.  Cash or checks only!


The PTO’s financial support touches all aspects of life at BHS – all academic departments, guidance, health services, college preparation, athletics, clubs and intramural sports, community celebrations...from the Freshman Barbecue to the College Essay Writing Workshop, from student leadership conferences to Poetry Fest and Race Reels. We rely on donations from BHS families like yours to support the learning and programming that help make BHS such a special school. Please donate online NOW to the BHS PTO annual appeal (or send a check to: BHS PTO, 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, 02445.) Thanks in advance for your support!


Despite the ongoing complexities of contract negotiations at BHS, the important work of educating and supporting our students continues at 115 Greenough and OLS. As part of the PTO's work to support home/school partnerships, we are organizing breakfast for BHS teachers, staff, and administrators to be served on 10/15, the day after IPRs (interim progress reports) are released. Please sign up to help bring items for the breakfast or help with logistics. There will be quick 'drop and go' arrangements for that morning.


The Senior College Essay Workshop held at BHS on Saturday, Sept. 25th and was a huge success! More than 150 students received valuable help with brainstorming and writing their college essays from BHS teachers and almost 60 parent volunteers. Thank you to all the BHS teachers, staff, and  parent volunteers for supporting our seniors and for making this event possible.


The class of 2025 will have a PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 12th, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.  A collaboration with B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network), the meeting will give us a chance to talk together about some of the special challenges we are navigating with our teens this year and share strategies for managing these unique times.  If you have topics you'd like to see included, email

In addition, the Class of 2025 parent reps invite you to a casual social gathering to meet other Class of 2025 parents and caregivers.  You may bring your own food, bring your kids or bring your dog(s)! Date: Friday, October 15th, 6:00 pm at Fisher Hill Reservoir Park picnic tables, rain or shine!

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing

B-PEN ( Brookline Parent Education Network) 

Returning to school amidst this year’s unsettled climate can put quite a strain on family life as everyone juggles needs and expectations. B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network, an outreach organization of Brookline Public Health and BHS) wants to help. While each child’s school is your best choice for academic issues, B-PEN can help with developmental and wellness needs. We want to know your top concerns -- what expert advice, resources, tips, and presentations might make your life a little easier? Please let us know via And follow us on Facebook for the latest news and info on parenting concerns, from common developmental milestones to substance use.


The next SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)  meeting will be held on Sunday, October 17 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM via Zoom. Agenda and link to join will be posted on our website at and on the Town Wide Calendar. The meeting will include a presentation by Engaging Minds titled "Back to School Post-COVID; Executive Functioning Strategies for Successful Students" and will include tips on how to write Executive Functioning goals for IEPs.


Brookline High School's student-run, nonprofit newspaper, The Sagamore, is returning to regularly-printed paper issues for the 2021-2022 school year. Subscriptions allow issues of the paper to be widely available to the entire student body, faculty members and parents. Subscriptions of $30 would be greatly appreciated and would ensure that each issue arrives at your doorstep with the latest community news. Sign-up form: . Thank you!



Check out the new 2021/22 calendar of performances and be an active supporter of performing arts at BHS. Placing a business sponsorship or a student shout-out in our Program Books funds FoPA's rolling grants for performing arts opportunities and needs throughout the year. Please contact for more information. Our first shows are just around the corner... view the full calendar and learn more at Thanks!



Next school committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 7th at 6:00pm. 


The Brookline Pool is currently looking to hire lifeguards, lead swim instructors and swim instructor aides at our facility. For more information on the base skills and age requirements, go to this website: or contact Amanda Wong at directly for more information.


Brookline Thrives, a free weekend food program for students, resumed on Friday, September 17. Thrives is available to any family who may benefit from additional food options over the weekend. There are no financial qualifications. Register your student to receive Thrives bags at school on Fridays or pick up bags in person on Fridays from 5-6pm at 226 High Street, Community Room, or 55R Egmont Street, Community Room. Go to for details, to register, or to get involved.

Sports and Extracurricular Events
Find more info on Fall sports schedules  HERE.
Find more info on the Performing Arts at BHS HERE.

Support BHS

The Brookline High School Parent Teacher Organization is committed to supporting important communications between school and home. It sponsors a variety of events each year designed to show support of the school and to keep parents informed about how to help their children make the most of the BHS experience.


Quick Links

BHS PTO | BHS Website | The Sagamore | Donate to the PTO
B-PEN  | Amazon Charity | Athletics Twitter | FoPA | BHS Playbook

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