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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • No School, Friday April 7th
  • April Vacation, April 17 - 21st

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Dear BHS Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,

I'd like to use this week to celebrate the wonderful Junior Semi-formal dance we held at 22 Tappan on Friday night. More than 350 students showed up and enjoyed good food, lively dancing, and time spent in community. 

Deep thanks to all of the PTO volunteers and BHS staff chaperones. Big shout to Class of 2024 Co-Chairs Susie Ma, Jen Mackres, and Maggie Sawada and also to Liza Casal and the amazing Junior Steering Committee. Deans Karim Azeb and Summer Williams coordinated, communicated, and led on the Junior Semi, too. 

Somewhat "normal" events like dances bring me greater joy post-pandemic, especially when the collaboration between Home and School works so exquisitely. 
Seeing that beautiful building lit up like an enormous juke box/ant farm (with humans) overjoyed me and I'm sure many others. 

Friday night's Junior Semi at old Brookline High School reminds us of the power of careful preparation and unified adult presence in support of young people having fun. The kids had fun and pretty much all of them said thank you as they departed for the rest of the strong-end.

Thank you to everyone involved,


Anthony Meyer
Head of School
Brookline High School

Pronouns: He/Him/His

This Week at BHS


It’s time for the annual TAP challenge: reduce unnecessary single-use plastic bottles where tap water is secure, and improve access to TAP water where it is needed. 

Sign up for the two week TAP Challenge (Together Against Plastics) and pledge to refrain from purchasing single-use plastic water bottles (weekdays, March 20-31)—and if you are able, divert the money you save to the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City project.  100% of your donation improves water infrastructure in Quezalguaque, Nicaragua, Brookline's Sister City.  Everyone who signs up will receive a short email blast reminder, researched and written by BHS students, with daily info about global water security, water in Eastern Massachusetts, ocean plastics and more.  You can boost your support when you purchase a sleek TAP reusable metal water bottle.

The TAP Challenge is run by students in the Climate and Food Justice Club and Global Leadership class at Brookline High School.  Are you up for the challenge?  Sign up here for the TAP challenge (donations are not required, but you can help us reach our $5000 goal for Quezalguaque to build water infrastructure).  And, follow us on Instagram!  Spread the word to friends and family.


The Masterworks Concert 
Monday, April 3, 7:30 pm
Dance Studio One, Tappan Gym

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing


SENIORS SHARE LETTERS ABOUT PREPARING FOR COLLEGE AND LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL APRIL 11 ON ZOOM. For the Class of 2024/Junior Parent PTO meeting on April 11, Peer Leaders will share a series of letters to parents designed to help them understand some of the unique stresses and pressures of junior/senior years as they begin planning for life after high school. This meeting, which past junior parents have told us is extremely powerful and insightful, will include concrete tips on how parents can strengthen communication and support for their teens to maintain a healthy perspective during these final years at BHS.


Final Exams, Week of May 22
Prom & After the Prom Party, May 30-31
Senior Day, June 1
Graduation, June 4, 1:00pm on Cypress Field

For more information and details on these end-of-year events, please read the BHS Counseling Weekly update sent by Darby Neff-Verre.



On April 3rd, Brookline Department of Public Health at 11 Pierce St. welcomes the entire community for an Open House 3-6 p.m. Learn about career opportunities as well as programs and services addressing a variety of health concerns, from how to identify vaping products to how to sign up for live-saving Narcan and Stop The Bleed trainings. B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network) will have a special table of helpful parenting info and brochures, and visitors will be eligible to win prizes, including a pool pass and a round of golf for four at Brookline Golf Course.


Brookline Music School Summer Program
Brookline Music School Summer 2023 offerings include a wide variety of short-term classes, workshops, ensembles & flexible private lesson schedules to fit your busy summer plans. Offerings for children to adults! Enroll now for early bird pricing: Peter & The Wolf, Yoga for Kids, Music & More, Meet the Instruments, Cinema Jukebox, Summer Piano Institute, Chamber Music and more.

Volunteer for the BMS Board
Do you love music? Be part of a vibrant and interesting group of people, give back to your community, and support music education. Brookline Music School seeks candidates to join our Board of Directors. Combine your expertise and your love of music to help guide our vision and the overall success of the Brookline Music School. Learn more HERE.


April 2nd: The Right to Read film and panel discussion at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.  The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Emily Hanford (education reporter and host of the Sold a Story podcast), Christine Cronin (parent and Boston educator); Michael Moriarity (member of the Massachusetts State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and chair of the literacy sub-committee). Brookline parent and school committee member Steven Ehrenberg will moderate the discussion.  COMING SOON

 Launching this spring, will be a free, not-for-profit digital news outlet, with its first weekly e-newsletter scheduled to debut mid-April.  Initiated by a group of Brookline residents, with deep journalism, media and communications expertise, plans to fill the gap left when Gannett Media Co. ceased publication of our local print newspaper, the Brookline Tab.  In addition to publishing news about Brookline, the group plans to partner with students to be a laboratory for training the next generation of journalists. They also aspire to collaborate with similar nonprofit newsrooms in the region to share best practices and partner on investigative stories that hold regional interest. To learn more and sign up for the news, go to  


Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm at Roadrunner in Boston, MA
All proceeds benefit Rehearsal for Life’s creative youth development programming, serving over 3,000 Boston and Greater Boston youth in grades 4-12: Urban Improv (in its 30th year!) and Youth Unscripted, serving Boston Public School students from grades 4 through 12 free of charge, and Freelance Players, delivering after school original children’s musical theater for nearly 50 years.  Get more information and tickets HERE.
Extracurricular Events
Find more info on Spring 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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