FIELDSTON VISITS OUR SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAM
As a School of the Future, Berkeley Carroll often receives requests from other schools who want to learn about our innovative programs. The Lower School was happy to welcome several educators from Ethical Culture Fieldston School this week who wanted to see our Spanish Immersion initiative in action. They observed students in all grade levels learning math and other subjects in Spanish.
BCS HOSTS NYC DIVERSITY CONFERENCE
400 students in 8th - 12th grade from across NYC turned out for the annual Diversity Awareness Initiative for Students (DAIS) Conference which was held this year at BCS! This day-long event was an opportunity for students to have meaningful and challenging discussions and attend interactive workshops about a variety of diversity-related topics, including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, cultural identity, socio-economic status and the power of social media. More info on the conference

3RD GRADERS LEARN ABOUT & WRITE TO CHINESE ARTIST/ACTIVIST
3rd graders learned about Ai Weiwei last month during their study of China and Chinese culture when Tiffany & Co. Design Director Francesca Amfitheatrof, who met the artist and activist last year, visited BCS to talk about him and his work. Fascinated by what they'd learned, our students wrote Weiwei a letter as a class and Amfitheatrof delivered it when she visited him again earlier this week.

6th GRADERS INVESTIGATE HOW TO SOLVE THE WATER CRISIS
Sixth graders shared their ideas on how to raise awareness for and solve the World Water Crisis yesterday. The students have been deepening their understanding of the physics and chemistry of water as well as our relationship to water. More photos.

NEW YORK TIMES' CHARLES BLOW IS OUR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
We are pleased to announce that New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow will be Berkeley Carroll's 2015 Commencement speaker!

LOWER SCHOOL HELPS BUILD PLAYGROUND IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
1st and 4th graders joined forces at a Hoop-a-Thon to raise more than $3,000 to build playgrounds for a village in the Dominican Republic with 7000 children but no public parks. Our students created cards in Spanish for their new Dominican friends.  Before the event, 4th graders calculated how many basketball hoops and playgrounds that could build if every student brought in the maximum amount. More photos.

 
 
THANK YOU TO 4 GREAT TEACHERS WHO ARE RETIRING

Thanks to Kathleen Ellis, Kate Keim, Cathy Woll and Lan Wong for all they've done for BCS. We'll miss you and wish you well in retirement!

MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND'S FINAL PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR

 

RAISING FUNDS & AWARENESS FOR NEPAL
Middle and Upper School students have raised nearly $6,000 for the victims of the recent earthquakes in Nepal through many ventures, from bake sales to busking. Congrats to 25 people who ran the Brooklyn Half last weekend as part of our alumni and community team and the community members who ran on behalf of Nepal Relief. You can still donate to the Half-Marathon Nepal Fund

 
 
LINCOLN PLACE ROOF GARDEN IS FULLY PLANTED

 
 
6TH GRADERS DEBUT LINCOLN PLACE MURAL

BCS has a beautiful new mural at Lincoln Place, thanks to our sixth graders, some of whom played at its official opening last week. Mural in progress!

YEARBOOKS ARE HERE 

The 2015 yearbooks have arrived! They will go on sale starting Monday during office hours, lunch and after school in the main entry hall. Books cost $65. 

 

     

DON'T MISS OUT ... 

May 25: Memorial Day (School Closed) 

May 26: Senior Dinner

May 26-28: American Studies Walking Tours (Upper School)

May 26: 4th Grade Art Showcase

May 26: Cold Spring Harbor DNA Lab (7th Grade)

May 26: 5th Grade Concert
May 27: Documenting the World 

May 27: 6th Grade Concert 
May 27: 2nd & 3rd Grade Concert 

May 28: Theater Class Showcase
May 29: Half Day All School
May 29: Commencement (Upper School) 

May 29: Career Symposium


 

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