32 STUDENTS WIN AWARDS ON THE NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Congratulations to the 32 BCS students who won awards on this year's National Latin Exam! Our students took home 11 Gold medals, 8 Silver medals, 6 Magna Cum Laude honors and 7 Cum Laude honors. One student, Mokhtar R., received a perfect score. More than 153,000 students from around the world took this year's test, which has 7 levels and consists of 40 questions with a time limit of 45 minutes! Full list of winners

 

SCIENCE RESEARCH & DESIGN CONFERENCE

More than 50 students presented their work over 2 days at BCS's 4th Independent Research Conference, part of our 3-year Science Research and Design Program. Sophomores described their work in poster sessions, while juniors and seniors gave formal presentations. Topics ranged from "Treating the Ebola Virus" to "Predicting the Stock Market Using Sentiment Analysis." Photos. Read the senior student scientists' papers in the conference journal

 

 

SENIOR SPEAKERS

This week's senior speakers - and the last of the year - were (left to right) Richard P., Max P. and Kamyar S. Richard spoke about how he has gone from being a freshman trying to navigate BCS to a senior trying to navigate the world. Max explained that he used to feel he had to hide his technical skills and other interests (such as trading on the stock market) that make him unique, but has since learned that he would "rather die as an original than live as a copy." Kamyar spoke about the fact that the older he's gotten, the more indecisive he's become. He wondered why this happened, if it's really a bad thing. Read more.

 

 

LOWER SCHOOL CELEBRATES EARTH WEEK

Every day is Earth Day at the Lower School where the Green Team and Student Action Club are undertaking a joint project to make the school greener. In celebration of Earth Week, every day this week had a theme including "Turn it Off Tuesday," "Waste-free Lunch Wednesday" and "Throw it OUT? Thursday" (Photos) where, at the end of the day classes examined the contents of the recycling, scrap paper, waste and compost bins and discussed how successful they were.  Read more.    

 

A GREENER ROOF AT LINCOLN PLACE

The Middle School Science Squad elective is in the process of installing a small garden on the play roof at Lincoln Place! It will include a "living wall" portion and 2 rolling wooden planter boxes, as well as irrigation tubing. Plant Donations: If you have any aromatic plants such as mint or lavender you're willing to part with, please contact Ms. Rubenstein.   More photos.     

 

 

JUNIOR NAMED TO BROOKLYN'S BEST HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS

Congratulations to Junior Jimmy C. who was named one of the best high school basketball players in Brooklyn by Courier Life! He is one of only two independent school players honored. Read the article.  

 

 

1ST GRADE EXHIBITS THEIR MATISSE CUT-OUTS 

The 1st grade had the wonderful opportunity to visit Matisse: The Cut-Outs, the largest presentation of the cut-outs ever mounted at the Museum of Modern Art. The trip inspired an extended unit of study & art showcase. Students learned about composition, making color choices, and how to work both collaboratively and individually as they improved their cutting skills and discovered the differences between organic and geometric shapes and positive and negative space.  Read more from Lower School art teacher Phaedra Mastrocola. Photos  
 

 Athletics  

Boys Varsity Baseball triumphed over Staten Island Academy 14-3 this week! Read more in the Staten Island Advance. Preliminary preseason information for Fall 2015 will be sent out by the end of next week.

 

 

SPRING PEP RALLY

Lions ROAR! The Upper School honored our spring athletes (baseball, softball, tennis and track) at today's pep rally and watched Mr. Smith and Mr. Kwok beat out seven other teams to take home the gold in a well-fought badminton tournament. Photos.  

 

KINDERGARTEN PIANIST PLAYS 'MUSETTE' 

Watch one of our talented kindergartners, who takes lessons at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music through BCS, play piano at a recent Parent Association meeting! (1:21 video)

 

AUSTRALIAN EDUCATORS VISIT BERKELEY CARROLL

Berkeley Carroll's reputation as a "School of the Future" attracts the attention of educators around the world who want to see and learn how we foster our culture of innovation.  The 2015 Study Group of the Australian Association of Christian Schools recently visited our campus and met with teachers, students and trustees.  

 

AWARD-WINNING ILLUSTRATOR VISITS LOWER SCHOOL

Award-winning illustrator Stephen Savage stopped by BCS to speak with our PreK and kindergarten students. He showed the lower schoolers some of his early illustrations, "read" from his wordless picture book "Where's Walrus?" and even drew a few on-the-spot illustrations. More photos.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOLER SOLVES 7 RUBIK'S CUBES IN 2 MINUTES  (video)

Watch Matthew P. '20 solve seven Rubik's Cubes in 2:26 at the Middle School Variety Show, which also featured singing, dancing and pogo sticks and more! Photos.  

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: BRANDON CLARKE

Director of Global Education Brandon Clarke is leading a session on progressive schools in traditional communities at the Global Educators Conference in Florida this weekend.    

 

1ST GRADERS CREATE BCS LION MASCOT FROM BOTTLECAPS (video)

First graders are creating a BCS lion mascot mural out of bottle caps! As part of the planning process, each student got a vote as to what colors the mural should be. Photos and fast motion video (:21)

 

GODSPELL

This year's Upper School spring musical, "Godspell," is underway! Tonight's show is sold out. More photos or get tickets to tomorrow's show.

     

DON'T MISS OUT ... 

April 25: Upper School Musical: Godspell

April 27: Poetry Reading Evening 

April 28: Upper School Harlem Walking Tour

April 28: Speech and Debate Evening 


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