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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 06/09 Math/Science MCAS
  • 06/22 Last Day of School

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This Week at BHS

DONATE YOUR USED TEST PREP BOOKS!

Donate your gently used test-prep books to BHS Library! Every year the BHS Library collects gently used test prep books from students.  The books will be given to students who need them or added to the library's Test Prep collection.  Drop off at the library.
 

SUPPORT BHS CREW!

The rowers of Brookline High School are going door-to-door on Sunday, June 13, to request tax-deductible donations in support of Brookline Rowing. This large co-ed team of athletes follows a long and successful tradition of Brookline Rowing going back to the turn of the 20th century as one of the oldest crew teams in New England. This past year has been challenging for all of us--we made it through by sticking together and getting on the water as much as possible! Thank you in advance for opening your doors and showing your support!

FALL CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

The BHS Cheer team will be holding Fall Cheerleading Tryouts on June 7, 8, and 9 from 3:30-5:30pm in Tappan Gym #2 (#66 Tappan St). To be cleared to tryout, athletes must be registered on FamilyID and submit a recent physical to the BHS Athletics Dept. No experience is necessary to tryout, and all rising 9th-12th graders are invited to try out! Email Meaghan_Cells@psbma.org, go here,  or stop by Room 368 on the 115 Campus for more information.  Go Warriors!
 

MCAS 

Tenth graders are required to take the MCAS on Wed. June 9 (Math).  Eleventh graders may take the MCAS, but it is not required for graduation.  11th graders not signed up for the MCAS don't have classes on June 9.
Ninth graders will take the Science MCAS on Wed. June 9.

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing

ACE PROGRAM HAS OPENINGS

The ACE Program at Brookline High  (visit the website:  ACEHighSchoolYourWay.com) 
still has openings for next September.  ACE is a small, competency-based general education 
program for students entering grades 10-12th who are seeking a different experience at BHS.  
Students who are interested in exploring ACE for next year need to attend an information 
session and a classroom visit as soon as possible.  
They can set this up by emailing the ACE Secretary, Chrissy Carruthers at:  
Christine_Carruthers@psbma.org or calling:  617-713-5252.
 

BE A FRIEND OF PERFORMING ARTS NEXT YEAR

BHS FoPA (Friends of Performing Arts) is a collaborative group of families, faculty and administrators that advances performing arts activities at Brookline High School through parent-driven event support, grants, and outreach. In preparation for a return to in-person performances in 2021-22, FoPA seeks new volunteers.  To learn how you can support the arts at BHS, go here, email fopa.bhs.pto@gmail.com or follow us on social media.

TALKING ABOUT MARIJUANA 

With new dispensaries opening in Brookline, B-PEN urges parents to be vigilant about underage marijuana use. We are hearing anecdotally that use is up among younger and younger teens, so now is a good time to continue the conversation about family expectations. The marijuana page of www.B-PEN.org offers helpful information, including “Ten Talking Points for Discussing Marijuana with Our Kids,"  an excellent video made by BHS Peer Leaders, and a list of online resources.
 

CANCELED: MON. & FRI. EARLY RELEASE 

The early release days on Mon. and Fri. (6/11) have been canceled. These dates are now full-days. Wednesday remains an early release day and is in-person. 
 

GUIDANCE INFORMATION

For information from guidance, go here. Interim progress reports for 4th quarter are posted on the  Aspen Portal.

Community

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING 

The Brookline School Committee will meet June 14th at 6 pm. Agenda and Zoom link will be here.
 

BROOKLINE MUSIC SCHOOL 

Sign Up for Summer at BMS
Children, teens and adults: get inspired and connect with others while learning music! Our summer offerings include something for everyone -- private lessons, group classes, workshops & ensembles. In-person or online. Beginner to advanced.  Learn More & Register

Rakish Concert in the Park
We hope to see you at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline on Sun, June 13th, 3pm, for a free Faculty Artist Series concert in the park featuring Rakish: BMS violin faculty member Maura Shawn Scanlin and folk guitarist Conor Hearn. Celebrate the return of in-person concerts and hear new music from Rakish! Learn more about this talented Boston-based duo. All are welcome -- bring friends! Learn more.

GREENZINE BROOKLINE SEEKS STUDENT SUBMISSIONS

Want to write an article about environmental happenings at your school?  An opinion article?  Submit art, photography or poetry with an environmental theme?  Is there a school project you’d like to highlight?  Conduct an interview? GreenZine Brookline wants you.

GreenZine Brookline invites K-12 students to submit articles and artwork for a new website that highlights news, views and more about climate change and environmental issues.  GreenZine Brookline is an initiative of teachers, parents and students in the Brookline Public Schools. If you have an idea or want help developing one, please fill out our short form.

For more information, go here or email greenzinebrookline@gmail.com
We hope to launch our pilot issue in June!

Sports and Extracurricular Events
SPRING SPORTS are underway!
 Schedules can be found 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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