ACTRESS SARAH PAULSON TELLS NY TIMES SHE 'DISCOVERED STAGE' AS BC STUDENT
The front page of yesterday's New York Times "Styles" section features a profile on actress (and BC alum) Sarah Paulson, who says she discovered the stage while in middle school at Berkeley Carroll!   Read the article here.
QUANTIFYING LIONS ARE BROOKLYN CHAMPS!
Berkeley Carroll's Quantifyin' Lions just won the team championship at the 2016 MathCounts competition. It's the team's first title since 2005, breaking a streak of 10 consecutive wins by its esteemed rival, Mark Twain.  This win grants BC our 5th straight invitation to the New York State Competition. Read more from Middle School Math Chair Tom Jameson. 

The title was secured by Matthew P. '20, Henry S. '20, Freya R. '20 and team captain Owen P. '20. Matthew also won the individual championship, picking up BC's third straight individual title, and Henry came in third. They were ably supported by Elias B. '20, Jasper H. '20, Lila B. '21, Ana M.'21, Ellie M.'21 and Will S. '21. Go Lions!
BC PRESENTS AT NATIONAL EDUCATORS CONFERENCE
Head of School Bob Vitalo, Assistant Head of School for Program Brandon Clarke and Board of Trustees Chair Lydia Denworth spoke about what it takes to be a 21st century school at the 2016 NAIS Conference in San Francisco last weekend.   Their talk, entitled "Turning That Ship of a School to a New and Challenging Course," covered how to do just that in today's changing global environment. 
 
8TH GRADE EXPLORES ART & SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH 'GUERNICA'
8th grade Spanish students have been exploring the connection between art and social justice through Picasso's 'Guernica,' regarded as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history. World Language Chair Elizabeth Luscombe reports that Spanish teachers worked with Middle and Upper School Art Teacher Dr. Nell Daniel, to create a lesson where students examined Picasso's work from the artist's perspective to create their own thought provoking collages, ¡en español!" More photos

ATHLETICS
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4TH GRADE LEARNS ABOUT PRINTMAKING IN COLONIAL NY
Bryn Gleason, a Brooklyn printmaker, visited BC to teach 4th graders about the process of making copper etchings and how printmaking was used in colonial New York.  Students then made their own etchings about their own favorite modern day topics. The visit was part of the 4th grade's study of life in colonial New York - students are investigating different points of view in primary documents such as etchings, diary entries, advertisements and maps.
SENIOR SPEAKERS
This week's senior speakers were (left to right) Natasha S. and Liam F.! Natasha talked about how she is known for being "the nice one," but that she is more multi-dimensional than this one description. She encouraged students to get to know others on a deeper level. Liam spoke about visiting his family in Austria and how it has become his second home. Read more.

NEW SPANISH LIBRARY COLLECTION MAKES ITS DEBUT
The Lincoln Place library unveiled its new collection of 100 Spanish-language books geared toward middle schoolers on Tuesday. Students, faculty, staff and parents browsed the collection, which features young adult fiction and non-fiction from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Middle schoolers also entered a drawing to win a book of their choice from the the collection. More photos

AN "EVENING OF JAZZ" WITH OUR JAZZ ENSEMBLES
The Middle and Upper School Jazz Ensembles performed at "An Evening of Jazz" this week.  More photos
  
ADVANCED THEATER CLASS PERFORMS POST-COLUMBINE PLAY
The Upper School Theater Foundations 2 class put on a semi-staged performance of "Bang Bang, You're Dead," a post-Columbine one-act play by William Mastrosimone, which was written to help raise awareness of school violence. It's intended to be performed by kids, for kids and easily accessible (therefore there are no sets, lights or costumes). 

BC ASIAN AMERICAN ALLIANCE CELEBRATES NEW YEAR
BC's Asian American Alliance celebrated the Lunar Year with its first-ever dim sum outing in Chinatown. The event was organized by Max W. '16, Brandon W. '16 and Michelle M. '16, the affinity group's student leaders. 

COSTA RICA PROJECT UPDATE: THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Middle School students sold books and handmade cards at Carroll Street and Lincoln Place this week to raise money for their service-learning trip to Costa Rica in 2 weeks. Thanks in part to your support, their fundraising campaign has already exceeded its $5000 goal! Students will live and help a local village with a much-needed community project (to be decided, upon their arrival in Costa Rica). Donate to their Crowdrise fundraiser.  

SCIENCE RESEARCH & DESIGN LEARN HARD WIRING
Science Research and Design students are wiring their own three-way switches (where one light is controlled by two switches). More photos

MIDDLE SCHOOL HITS THE BULLSEYE
Middle schoolers began their archery unit in PE this week. More photos
  
LUNCH MENUS 
 
  
DON'T MISS:
March 4: SATs
March 7 - March 18: Spring Intensives (Upper School)
March 10: "Let's Talk About 8th Grade" Breakfast for Parents
March 11: Best Buddies
March 14:  "Let's Talk About 5th Grade" Breakfast for Parents
March 15: After School Course Registration for Spring
March 17:  "Let's Talk About 7th Grade" Breakfast for Parents
March 18: 7th Grade Math Fair
March 21 - April 1: Spring Break (School Closed)
April 6: 11th Grade Student/Parent Meeting
April 13: 10th Grade Student/Parent Meeting
April 15: Grandparents Day
 

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