EGYPTIAN TOMB

Every year, the 5th Grade studies ancient Egypt and transforms a classroom into a replica of an ancient Egyptian tomb, complete with wall murals, treasures, and artifacts they've created.  Students then act as docents and guide visitors through the tomb, using the public speaking and presentation skills they've learned in class. This project is a rite of passage and a Berkeley Carroll tradition! Watch Humanities Teacher Alex Lamb and some of our students discuss this year's Egyptian Tomb in a :90 video.


New this year: Every student used Hopscotch, a programming app, to create a game or quiz related to their ancient Egypt research.
More photos.

 


 
SPRING INTENSIVES

Upper School students just completed their first week of Spring Intensives.  This year there are 18 course offerings including Creative Writing: The Art of Translation, Taking Care of Business: The American Economy, Sustainable Brooklyn and more.  Photos


 

       

BCS WELCOMES WRONGFULLY CONVICTED MAN FREED BY INNOCENCE PROJECT

As part of a Spring Intensive, the entire Upper School attended a talk by Fernando Bermudez, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and later proven innocent with help from the Innocence Project after 18 years in maximum security prisons.  After a his 60 minute talk, which received a standing ovation by students and faculty, Mr. Bermudez  answered students' questions. Read his bio and learn more about his wrongful conviction here. As part of their Intensive, students are creating a quilt to recognize victims.

 


 BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL - STATE CHAMPS!

Earlier this week, Boys Varsity Basketball won the NYSAIS Division C championship for the first time in the team's history, defeating Trevor Day, 67-51. This is BCS's second NYSAIS title - the first was earned by Boys Varsity Baseball in 2009. Read the Brooklyn Courier's article on the game here.

Go Lions!

 

 

4TH GRADERS VISIT THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

As part of their study of the orchestra, the entire 4th grade went to hear the New York Philharmonic play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Felix Mendelssohn at Avery Fisher Hall. They learned about theme, orchestration and tonality. Teacher Carolyn Sloan says, "The students were engaged and thoroughly entertained by not only the musicians, but actors and singers as well. A great time was had by all, in spite of all the snow falling outside."

 

 

ATHLETICS

This week, Athletics Director Dick McGrath recaps the entire Winter Season for our Upper School teams, which include an ACIS Team Championship for our Boys Varsity Swim Team, a very accomplished season for our Girls Varsity Swim Team, League Co-Championships for our Girls Varsity Basketball Team and strong and steady growth for our Boys JV Basketball Team, in addition to the State Championship for Boys Varsity Basketball. Go Lions! Read it here.

 

Bob Vitalo also announced that Berkeley Carroll will become a full member of the Athletic Association of Independent Schools, the premier league for girls sports in NYC independent schools, starting next school year. This will put our girls, in every sport, up against the other leading schools in New York and raise the quality of their athletic experience

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATERS WIN MORE HONORS

Middle School debaters knocked the socks off the competition at a tournament last weekend at Lakeland High School! Read more from debate coach and Middle School Director Jim Shapiro here.

 

    

BON VOYAGE TO STUDENTS ON SPAIN & INDIA SPRING INTENSIVES

Students left Berkeley Carroll earlier this week and are already digging deep into their studies. Keep up with their adventures here

 

 

FIRST GRADE GALLERY WALK

First graders have been working on a non-fiction research project and recently presented their work to 4th graders.

 

 

8th GRADERS SEE MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

The show must go on! The 8th Grade braved the snowy streets on Wednesday to attend a performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Classic Stage Company.

 

 

POSTCARDS TO SUPPORT BCS COSTA RICA SERVICE PROJECT

Middle School students in the Costa Rica academic travel program designed postcards to raise money for their community service project in Chilamate -- to build a roof on a local school. If you'd like to support them, postcards are $1 each or $3 for five postcards, and can be purchased at the lobby desk at 181 Lincoln Place. Students are just $750 short of their goal. (Thanks to everyone who supported the recent book sale!)

 

 

WORK IN PROGRESS: 6TH GRADE MURAL PROJECT

Students have been working hard on the project entitled "Dripping Color Scheme." Stay tuned to see the finished project after spring break.

 

 

THE BENEFIT FOR BERKELEY CARROLL IS TONIGHT!

We'll have a recap in next week's Weekly Update.


     

DON'T MISS OUT ... 

March 10: Lower School Spring After School Registration 

March 11: Lower School Parent Discussion Group (Topic: Friendships)

March 11: Middle School Parent Association Meeting

March 16 - 27: Spring Break (no classes)
March 31: 11th Grade Student and Parent Meeting 

April 2: Berkeley Carroll Film Series (Film: "1971")