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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 11/8  - No School, Professional Day
  • 11/11 - No School, Veterans Day
  • 11/23 - Early Dismissal, 12:15pm
  • 11/24-25 - No School, Thanksgiving

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Hi, Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,

I write briefly this weekend after a busy, albeit short, week at BHS. I am grateful to the Brookline Education Foundation for their ongoing support of the Margaret Metzger Fellows after Friday evening's Tales from the Classroom event at the Lincoln School. It was inspiring to hear from BEF leaders, writing coach and BHS and SWS English teacher Zac Broken Rope, and the five 2022 Fellows, including high school colleagues Mike Lewis and Marcie Miller. 

Interim Progress Reports

As you review your student's first quarter Interim Progress Report, this is the time to determine - and perhaps negotiate - the distance at which you parent, the shifts your student needs to make, and what supports are needed. The ideal conversations about difficulties in a particular class are had between students and teachers. This is the core relationship and work of any learning experience. Teachers hold office hours and find time to work with students who need additional help. 

If issues persist, then involving a student support person (counselor and/or or dean) and the curriculum coordinator can be helpful. I say all this acknowledging that each student, team, and situation is unique and that we build toward independence such that what a ninth grader might need in a conversation with a teacher will be different from what a senior should be expected to be able to navigate.

Most of all, IPRs provide an opportunity to reflect on what’s going well, what needs work, and where students need to devote time and energy and receive additional support.

Take care,


Anthony Meyer
Head of School
Brookline High School

Pronouns: He/Him/His

This Week at BHS


Thank to everyone who donated in this first week of our fundraising campaign. Your support  allows the PTO to support programs and materials that enrich the curriculum, fund community and cultural events for all students. The PTO supports life at BHS in so many ways; no family goes untouched. It's not too late to donate!

Over the coming weeks we’ll highlight some of the exciting programs and efforts that your dollars make possible - there’s so much to be proud of! Thank you for being part of the BHS PTO!

Please click here to donate!

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing

B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network)- MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

These days, mental health is a challenging concern, and suicide is an especially tough topic. But September was Suicide Prevention Month, and it offers a good opportunity to open the discussion in your family. PBS’s “Facing Suicide” offers a good launchpad, and NAMI offers terrific resources.  If you have any particular concerns, B-PEN urges you to contact your guidance counselor or BHS social worker Abby Dean (


Brookline’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has been working closely with dedicated community members to spearhead a composting program at the high school. This year, administration, teachers, students, custodial staff, and food services staff are all working to make this program a success. In the near future, we envision a self-sustaining compost program that is owned, and led by, the school community. However, there is some education and outreach work to do before we get there, which is why we need your help.
We are seeking BHS community volunteers who can help students sort their waste correctly during lunch. This work is critical to ensure we are diverting as much waste as possible away from the trash and to keep our compost receptacles free of contamination. No previous experience with composting or waste sorting necessary! If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Town of Brookline’s Department of Public Works Zero Waste Team at



Brookline's newly formed LGBTQIA+ Task Force is looking for parent and student volunteers to help reshape and enhance the experience for LGBTQIA+ students and their families during their time in Brookline Public Schools. This year, the LGBTQIA+ Task Force has 4 subcommittees focused on increasing access to gender inclusive bathrooms in all schools, updating the PSB Health curriculum, expanding professional development for teachers, and establishing affinity groups for parents, teachers and students with a focus on broadening intersectionality and representation from the BIPOC community. The working subcommittees meet on the first Wednesday of the month by Zoom. If you are interested in learning more, please email Brenda Sullivan. We welcome anyone with an interest in this work!



You are invited to the Fund's annual GALA-RAMA, on Thursday 11/3/22 from 7-10pm at the Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co. in Boston (Fenway). Festivities will include: Open bar, fun food, ping-pong, billiards, shuffleboard, auction, and more. Help the Innovation Fund raise funds to invest in new academic programs at BHS and celebrate with BHS Faculty.  Buy tickets here.


Join us as we honor Indigenous Peoples Day at a special panel discussion on Water Protection Rights. The participants will be Hiawatha Brown (Narragansett Elder), Liz Santana-Kiser (Nipmuc Elder) Kasike Jorge Estevez (Taino) and Robert Quesada (Mexika/Aztec).

Learn about: Indigenous Spirituality as it relates to water; Issues concerning water quality, fishing rights and industrial pollution;  and Land rights and what we can do to contribute to equitable access for all. Click HERE to register for the event.


Brookline Thrives, is a program of the Brookline Food Pantry that works in partnership with the Public Schools of Brookline to provide free weekend meals to school children to reduce the number of students starting the school week hungry. Learn more  and sign up for Brookline Thrives here. Brookline Thrives is always in need of help with packing bags and making school deliveries. Use this easy online signup form to volunteer! Bag packing/Delivery of Food Bags Sign Up. Thank you!


The Brookline Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to regularly help out at the pantry. With three pantry locations in Brookline, the Brookline Food Pantry feeds 600 families a week. It takes a village to pack and distribute the bags, keep the pantry clean and organized, and set up and break down each day. If you are interested in joining the hard working volunteer team, please visit or email operations manager, Arielle Chernin.


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.


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