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  • 06/22 Last Day of School

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Hi, BHS Parents, Guardians, and Caretakers,

We enter the final full week of the 2020-21 school year tomorrow, and the kids keep chugging along. They are more than alright after a short year in amount of days (170 versus 180) but

BHS Commencement
Last Sunday at this time, we were sweating and celebrating the Class of 2021 at Fisher Hill Reservoir Park, a beautiful location for spreading out and offering wonderful sightlines and views. In the center sat our 2021 graduates, grinning often and bearing the heat too.

Huge thanks to Parks and Open Space and the DPW, the Brookline Police Department, community volunteers, Brookline Interactive Group, Interstate Rental Service, our BHS senior deans and administrators, and the many clerical, custodial, and faculty staff members who pitched in. 

The Class of 2021 deserved something special, and Sunday's event offered a whole lot of joy, especially as the graduates crossed the stage and received their diplomas. 

BlackBoard Updates A-coming
At the beginning of this week, I will be sharing several updates via BlackBoard: spring athletics and postseason play, the renovation and expansion project and timeline, end of year course material returns, time on learning information and planning, and a few other pieces. 

For now, I hope your students are sensing summer coming and some respite from the school year pace and pattern. I know I find myself wanting my own children to slow down some when school ends. We all have work to do and projects to take on. Rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation are also critical after 16 months of unprecedented uncertainty, change, and challenges. I am grateful for our students who have navigated this with us and for the adults in our shifting, blurring, domains (school, home, etc.). 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday,


Anthony Meyer
Head of School
Brookline High School

PGP: He/Him/His

This Week at BHS


Every summer BHS students engage in a common summer reading experience. This summer, all faculty will join the students in reading,  Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.  The book is about the many kinds of unfairness n the American criminal legal system and a story of  hope and resilience.  The common reading of this book will serve multiple purposes next year as justice and equity will be part of our work as a larger BHS community next.

The Summer Reading Planning Team invites parents and caretakers to join in our summer reading of Just Mercy.  We would love to have you read the book and/or watch the film.  For information on watching the film or accessing the book, go here.  The PTO will be co-hosting a book-club style conversations with other parents and caretakers this summer. If you are interested in joining a book discussion group, please go here. Thank-you for supporting this important  BHS initiative.


Date: Sat.  6/19/21
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00am for food drop off 
We will be there later organizing and delivering, but please drop off as early in the day as possible. as we try to begin deliveries by about 1:30 pm. 
Location: BHS --In front of the main entrance
115 Greenough St., 

Details: Just drive down Greenough street and set your items on the sidewalk or pop the trunk and we will get everything out of your car for you. So quick and so easy!

Items to bring listed here. We will need paper bags and boxes for deliveries too!

Interested in volunteering?  Please email

We are up to 48 BHS families currently receiving grocery deliveries as a result of these food drives with the possibility to add more.

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing


The past 18 months have been unsettling to say the least, with everyone making constant adjustments to stay productive yet safe. The Peer Leaders just released an insightful six-minute podcast that highlights some of their positives experiences as and lesson learned. It's a lovely glimmer of resilience and hope as we adjust – yet again! -   to a “new normal.” Have a listen -


The BHS Innovation Fund is excited to announce over $300,000 in program grant investments for teaching and learning at BHS in 2021-22: two new courses will launch, four courses will continue through their final year of funding, and faculty will have the opportunity to reflect on pedagogy in the pandemic year at an upcoming summer summit. In the first new course "Rethinking the Restaurant: Creating Community through Social Impact", the BHS restaurant is coming back, with students taking the lead in running its business operations in meaningful and creative ways; and in the second new course "Climate Science and Social Solutions," an interdisciplinary team-taught elective with instruction from both the scientific and historical perspectives, students will engage in project-based learning by analyzing real world policy options related to climate change and delve into advocacy. Learn more here. Read how our yearlong support of BHS through our COVID Response Grants positively impacted BHS at many levels in our Letter from the Chair


The Communications Committee seeks a volunteer webmaster/graphics guru to assist with manageable page updates in Wordpress and occasional graphic element creation for social media/email use in Canva or similar. Join our new committee leaders Steve Davis, Jennie Greene and Heather Maloney for a low-commitment but high-impact volunteer engagement. Interested? please contact


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 or follow us on social media.


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.


The ACE Program at Brookline High  (visit the website: 
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: or calling:  617-713-5252.


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



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


Brookline Porch Fest is Sept 18th.  For information on how to register and participate, go here. 
Sports and Extracurricular Events
SPRING SPORTS are finishing up.
 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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