UPPER SCHOOL TACKLES HARD SUBJECTS IN "BC TALKS"

The Upper School took part in the first BC Talks (formerly known as "Diversity Day") this week.  To prepare, students, faculty and staff participated in an all-school write-in, responding to what the hashtags #blacklivesmatter and #icantbreathe mean to them. Anonymous excerpts from those responses are currently posted around the school. 

 

The day's highlights included presentations & group discussions about these themes, and concluded with an activity in the gym where every student and faculty member was given the identity of someone else in the school on a slip of paper (as reported in an online survey) and asked to stand when part of that identity (religion, sexuality, class, etc.) was called out.


Read 
Upper School Director Jane Moore's opening remarks to learn about the goals of BC Talks. Also watch student Ana K present her moving poem (video) plus more photos  


 
4TH GRADERS MARCH FOR NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE

4th graders decided to stage a silent march around Park Slope as part of the National Day of Silence which supports LGBT students by calling attention to bullying and harassment in schools. Additionally, many students in the Middle and Upper Schools have taken a one-day vow of silence in support of the day's mission. More photos plus video.

 

 

7TH GRADERS GO TO COURT WITH CONSTITUTION WORKS

7th graders took part in the Constitution Works program at a real courtroom in Downtown Brooklyn. Students were assigned roles as attorneys or justices in the hypothetical First Amendment case Denver Dispatch vs. U.S. Government, which addresses whether the fictional newspaper has the right to publish articles about a biological weapons research facility even if it may put national security in jeopardy. More photos. 

 


SENIOR SPEAKERS 

This week's senior speakers were (left to right) Sunny B., Tristan G. and Felix P.  Sunny spoke about how coming to BCS has helped him better understand his Indian-American identity and also discover a passion for science.  Tristan recounted her experience auditioning for college acting programs and explained that the process helped her become more confident, despite being judged from all angles. Felix talked about how his friendship changed with a boy he met when his family moved to Park Slope, simply because his friend was black and came from a family with less money. It's easy to stereotype but we must challenge the way we think.  Read more

 

 Athletics  

Among this week's highlights were Girls Varsity Softball's victory over Nightingale-Bamford on Wednesday, along with Boys 7/8 Baseball's Thursday win at Staten Island Academy. We're looking forward to a good Boys Varsity Baseball game tonight (under the lights at 7 p.m.) against Loyola at the College of Staten Island. Most teams will be in action next week as well, including the Boy/Girls 5/6 Track on Thursday at their first meet in Red Hook! Read more in Dick McGrath's Athletics Update.
 
 

 

POP-UP MUSEUM FOR 8TH GRADE'S PHYSICS OF URBAN DESIGN

The 8th grade's Physics of Urban Design Pop-up Museum featured exhibits on everything from boats to skyscrapers. More photos 

 

 

PREK3 : HOUSEBUILDING FROM RECYCLED BOXES

PreK3 began building a house made out of recycled boxes! Students sorted the boxes by size and brainstormed which ones could be used for different parts of the structure. More photos

 

GATHERING FOR FAMILIES OF STUDENTS OF COLOR

Berkeley Carroll hosted our first Gathering for Families of Students of Color. "We hope this informal gathering will serve as a time to connect and discuss ways we can increase engagement within the Berkeley Carroll community," Director of Community and Inclusion Brandie Melendez wrote. More photos

 

6TH GRADERS  CHALLENGED TO SOLVE WORLD WATER CRISIS

Our sixth graders are immersed in their water unit, where they are challenged to come up with solutions to the world water crisis. Part of this project-based learning unit is an inquiry-based filter building project where students use common materials to clean water.  More photos 

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: DALIENNE MAJORS

Upper School dance fitness teacher Dalienne Majors performed tonight at the 92nd Street Y's Remembering Clark Center!  More info 

 

 

PARENT ASSOCIATION SPONSORS "A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM"

More than 100 students and parents slept among the exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History after exploring the institution after hours last week during the Parent Association's A Night at the Museum event!

 

 

UPDATED: "QUICK REFERENCE" ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2015-16

 This updated quick reference calendar contains last day of school and Lower School start dates.

  


 
MORE PHOTOS FROM MONTREAL

More than 100 of our Upper and Middle School musicians returned from Montreal where they worked with professors at McGill University and performed. For photos, check the Arts Department's Facebook page; plus more photos and videos have been added to the website gallery 


 

ALUMNI CORNER

Rebecca Jones '99 joined the cast of HEDWIG on Broadway!

 

 

RESERVE YOUR COPY OF THE YEARBOOK TODAY

Don't miss out on the 2014-15 yearbook. A limited number of copies are available.  Order your book now before they run out! 


 

     

DON'T MISS OUT ... 

April 18: Science Research Conference

April 20-23: Middle School ERBs

April 22: Upper School Art History Field Trip

April 23-25: Upper School Musical

April 27: Poetry Reading Evening

April 28: Upper School Harlem Walking Tour

April 28: Speech and Debate Evening 


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