BC STUDENTS WIN 48 SCHOLASTIC AWARDS
Congratulations to the BC Upper School and Middle School students who took home 48 honors in the 2016 NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This continues our school's longstanding history of achievement in this prestigious competition and reflects our strong writing and arts programs. Past Scholastic Award winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.  The list of our winners is here. 

BC STUDENTS SCORE BIG IN NATIONAL MATH COMPETITION
Congratulations to (left to right) Brendan Z. '19, Arian P. '17, Nadine K. '16, Angela G. '16 and (not pictured) Eve B. '19 and Mokhtar R. '18, who were our top scorers in this year's prestigious American Mathematics Competition. Only the nation's top math students take this challenge, which is offered at two levels (one for freshmen & sophomores and one for juniors & seniors), and represents the first qualifying round for a spot of the U.S. team at the International Mathematical Olympiad.
Eve scored in the Top 10% nationally and Nadine and Mokhtar scored in the Top 15%. More than 40 BC Upper School students took the AMC this year and we're so proud of each of them.
 
MS JAZZ ENSEMBLE WINS HONORS AT BROOKLYN FESTIVAL
The Middle School Jazz Ensemble was one of only six bands to perform at the third annual Brooklyn Music School Jazz Festival on Saturday. Lila B. '21, Charlie H. '21 and Nola M. '21 were named outstanding soloists and David R. '21, Jasper H. '20, Kai E. '21, Evan W. '22 and Oliver S. '21 were also recognized by the judges, one of whom was trombone great Robin Eubanks! In addition to performing, students listened to the other school bands, participated in clinics with faculty and heard Eubanks play at the end of the day.

ATHLETICS
Upper schoolers celebrated BC's winter sports teams - Boys Varsity Basketball, Boys JV Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball, Boys Varsity Swimming and Girls Varsity Swimming. More photosRead Athletic Director Dick McGrath's Winter Athletics Recap and his Weekly Update.
  
5TH GRADERS LEAD TOURS OF EGYPTIAN TOMB
Fifth graders taught students, parents, faculty and staff about ancient Egyptian life this week as part of the Egyptian Tomb project, which is a rite of passage for BC Middle Schoolers. The exhibit featured "artifacts" and murals related to topics such as mummification, beauty and the pyramids. In a museum section, visitors could play iPad games the students coded on Hopscotch, based on different aspects of life in ancient Egypt. More photos. 

FIRST WEEK OF 2016 SPRING INTENSIVES
This year's Upper School Spring Intensives program got off to a roaring start with 19 courses including 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, Botanicals: The Art and Science of Plants, The Jane Austen Experience, Biotechnology: From Lab Bench to Market, and What is the Self?
GLOBAL ACADEMIC SPRING INTENSIVES
More than 50 Upper School students and faculty are on academic programs abroad as part of this year's spring intensives. Follow their adventures on their India blogCap d'Ail, France blog, and Granada, Spain blog. Plus more photos.

4TH GRADERS INVENT BUG SPECIES
Fourth graders invented their own species of bugs and then created them, and the habitats they would live in, using materials from the STEAM Hub. More photos.

6TH GRADERS RECEIVE MORE ACCOLADES FROM NYC OFFICIALS
Sixth graders continue to get responses from city officials for the brochures they created on how green space impacts NYC.  Read the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's letter which commends the students' "strong research" on the topic.

BC BASEBALL COACH NAMED CO-DIRECTOR OF BKLYN PROGRAM
Congrats to Luis Monell, athletic department associate and Boys Varsity Baseball head coach, who has been named co-director of the 78th Precinct Youth Council Brooklyn Bulldogs, a preeminent travel baseball program! Read more

BC STUDENTS: SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Upper School students recently played a concert at the New York Methodist Hospital in conjunction with the Parent Association community service group Side by Side. (The hospital called them "amazingly talented!") Read more

12 Middle School students volunteered for Helping Hands, a food pantry run out of St. Augustine Church that serves more than 8,000 people annually. They assembled food bags for distribution, combining non-perishable items from different food groups in an effort to make healthy, balanced nutrition available to all.
 
Gemma S. '18 and Ari B. '18 organized a DoSomething.org donation drive - Teens for Jeans - and collected more than 55 pairs of jeans that were donated to Win (Women in Need)!

MUSIC MAN: RIVER CITY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!
Middle and upper schoolers rehearse "Ya Got Trouble" in preparation for this year's spring musical, "The Music Man."


2ND GRADE DANCE ASSEMBLY
Students danced their hearts out at the Second Grade Dance Assembly this week.

BC BENEFIT RAISES RECORD AMOUNT!
The BC community raised more than $512,000, a record amount, at this year's Benefit for Berkeley Carroll! Photos from the wonderful night.
  
LUNCH MENUS 
 
  
DON'T MISS:
March 14:  "Let's Talk About 5th Grade" Breakfast for 5th Grade Parents
March 15: After School Course Registration for Spring
March 15: 8th Grade Attends Othello
March 17:  "Let's Talk About 7th Grade" Breakfast for 7th Grade Parents
March 18: Spring Intensives End
March 21 - April 1: Spring Break (School Closed)
April 6: 11th Grade Student/Parent Meeting
April 8: 7th Grade Math Fair  **new date. was previously scheduled for 3/18**
April 8: Best Buddies
April 13: 10th Grade Student/Parent Meeting
April 15: Grandparents Day
 

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