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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,

For this week’s student and family communications, I focus on an important new weekly communication from an excellent source: our newly re-named and re-branded school newspaper, The Cypress

The Cypress has started a weekly Cypress newsletter to be sent out every Friday with relevant BHS updates for the entire community. The Cypress team and I would love to have you sign-up to receive timely, relevant, and superb news from our BHS journalists. This effort is being led by senior Cypress-ists Eleanor Bergstein and Nate Parry Luff. All credit is due to the two of them and to the larger Cypress team.

Thank you for your support of The Cypress and your efforts to stay informed and aware. I will circle back when I better understand whether this new weekly communication is an effort to replace me; until then, I trust The Cypress!



Anthony Meyer
Head of School
Brookline High School

Pronouns: He/Him/His

This Week at BHS


Deans will host information sessions with department chairs providing summaries of the offerings for each grade on the following dates. All meetings will be recorded - watch for an email from your Dean and from your Class Representatives for zoom links and links to the recordings afterwards.
Rising grades 10 and 11: Wednesday, March 22, 8:30am via Zoom
Rising grade 12: Thursday, March 23, 8:30am via Zoom


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.



Junior Semi for the Class of '24 will be held Friday, March 24 from 7 to 11pm at 22 Tappan. This is one of few annual events that brings the entire class together socially and we need MANY parent volunteers to make this special for the students, before, during, and after the event. Sign up to volunteer! If you are the parent of a Class of '25 or '26, this is a great way to get a sneak peak at what your child will experience as juniors! Class of '24 parents are encouraged to sign up for slots before and after the event, but not during, because, well, your kid probably doesn't want to party with you hanging around. ;) Email with questions. Thank you for your help!


The BHS Poetry Club, with support from Anna's Taqueria, the Brookline Teen Center, and the BHS PTO, is hosting a Poetry Slam on March 25th, 5-8pm at the Teen Center. Over 75 teen poets from all around Boston are expected to attend - encourage your student to come! Click HERE for more information.

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.



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.


The Trivia Bee is back and in-person! Friday, March 31st at 6:30pm at 22 Tappan Street. This is the Brookline Education Foundation's only fundraiser of the year - it's a fun competition with delicious food and drink that all support professional development for Brookline educators! For more information or to register a team, please click 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! 


Quick Links

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

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