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Important Dates

  • 01/04 School resumes after break

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This pandemic is not over.  By following safe COVID-19 protocols, you will help keep in-person learning going.

  • Please fill out the health agreement again. By Mon. Jan. 4, complete one form per student enrolled in Brookline schools. 
  • If a BHS student has been outside Massachusetts, they must attend school remotely until they have been back in Massachusetts for 14 days.
  • If a person has had a negative COVID-19 test given within the last 72 hours, they may return to Hybrid.  Find information on test sites here

We are thankful for BHS administration's valiant efforts to allow BHS students to shift from hybrid to fully remote school without missing out on learning.  

This Week at BHS


Help solve a community problem by developing an innovative mobile app and business plan and then pitch your idea to the world.  The Technovation Challenge , ". . . equips young women (ages 10-18) to become tech entrepreneursand leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems." In the past decade, Technovation Challenge has included 25,000+ girls from 100+ countries! 

BHS is again organizing Technovation teams this year for the 2021 challenge. There is an informational meeting for any who might be interested in learning more on Mon.  Jan. 4 from  3:00 - 3:30 on Zoom.  

The Technovation's minimum commitment is two hours weekly after school from January to April vacation. For more information, contact Mr. Petty at


The Whipple Writing Fellowship is sponsoring a BHS Story Hour (inspired by the Moth Story Hour) to highlight BHS student and faculty storytellers. Our theme is "Navigating Uncertainty." We are accepting student pitches until Mon. Jan 4, 2021.  All of the information about the event can be found on our website HERE.  Student stories will be featured at a live event, at advisory assemblies and they will be published on our website. 

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing


Seniors should submit a portrait, baby picture, quote, and activities by Jan. 31, 2021, in this google form. Remember to submit a selfie so we can create a senior class group picture. For important dates and links to yearbook resources for ordering books, learning about senior portrait expectations, buying recognition ads, getting involved with yearbook staff, and more, please check out this informational video or slideshow.  

Seniors can schedule a photoshoot with Prestige Portraits here or email to set up an appointment with a student photographer. If you have any questions, please contact


We hope you found the Nov. 17th  PTO meeting with Deans Uttaro, Thomas, and Kobus helpful. If you weren't able to join us for the meeting, the  slides are here.

Our next Class of '24 PTO meeting with the deans will be in January. Watch your email for an announcement of the date.

If you have not been receiving emails from the PTO for the Class of 2024, please keep reading. To make sure that you receive announcements of future meetings and other information for the class of 2024, please opt in to receive communications from the BHS PTO at this link. Be sure to check the box to receive information for students graduating in 2024 and to put our email address:  in your contact list so the messages don't go to your spam or promotions folder. Here is the sign-up link.


For information from guidance, go here. Individual student information can be viewed on the Aspen Portal.  2nd Quarter progress reports have been posted on the portal.



The district's Yearbook Policy is  posted for Public Comment. It includes  many of the concerns expressed by community members over the past year or two. The current draft addresses the inclusions of students who : 1) are unable to attend school due to a prolonged hospitalization; 2)   transfer between PSB schools; and 3)  need to learn remotely. It also outlines a process to safeguard the identities of children who cannot have their name or image published for safety reasons.

The policy provides guidance for faculty advisors by outlining a clear process for evaluating inappropriate content while preserving First Amendment rights. It provides a mechanism to resolve disputes, taking the pressure off individual editors. It also speaks to the desire of faculty editors to receive specialized training for their role.

Because of the tight timelines required to get school yearbooks to print in time for a spring distribution, this policy is scheduled for a vote by the full School Committee at their January 7 meeting. If you would like to give input and express support, please email your please email your ideas to Your comments will go to the entire committee.


The Brookline School Committee has been re-scheduled to Thurs. Jan. 7, 2021  at 6 pm.  Agenda and Zoom link will be here

Sports and Extracurricular Events
FALL SPORTS:  Find the schedule and up-to-date news 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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