STUDENTS EXAMINE RECENT U.S. PROTESTS WITH BOROUGH PRESIDENT
The Upper School discussed protest as an aspect of American society during the first of this year's four BC Talks events, which will all focus on the question, "What is American?" Topics included how different people are responding to NFL player Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem.

Keynote speaker Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams received a standing ovation after he talked about how, despite our differences, we must work together to solve problems. A former cop of 22 years, Adams addressed the issue of police brutality and spoke of the need to build more trust with community engagement and to rid communities of bad police, among other opportunities for progress. Read more about the day.  More photos.

SENIOR'S ESSAY FEATURED IN NATIONAL WRITING ANTHOLOGY
Congratulations to Nat D. '17, whose satirical essay, "A Letter From Your Urban Private School," is featured in "The Best Teen Writing of 2016," an anthology published by The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. The essay won a national silver medal, ranking Nat in the top 1% of students nationwide. The book will be part of a year-long exhibit at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C, as well as a national tour.

NY PHILHARMONIC PARTNERS WITH BC
The New York Philharmonic asked our music department to partner with them on the commemoration of their 175th Anniversary and is featuring the school on a website they created for the occasion. Students will perform a selection from Dvorak's New World Symphony and attend a dress rehearsal of the Philharmonic playing the work at Lincoln Center.

UNVEILED: OUR NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY!
Our new Middle School library (which includes a classroom and faculty workspace) and the new performing arts classroom are now finished! More photos.
STUDENTS COMPETE AT YALE SPEECH & DEBATE TOURNEY
11 students competed at the annual Yale University Speech and Debate Tournament where they spoke about the implications of linguistic code switching, performed from "The Book of Mormon" and more  Read more.
ATHLETICS
Recent highlights include: Girls Varsity Volleyball and Boys 7/8 Soccer earned two big wins! The girls beat Dwight 3-0 while the boys won their first game of the season, against Staten Island Academy, 4-2. More volleyball photos.

Next week, there are 15 contests scheduled, highlighted by the official start of the cross-country seasons for both the boys and girls varsity teams. Read Athletics Director Dick McGrath's Weekly Update here.

SENIOR SPEAKERS
This week's senior speakers were (left to right) Michael E. and Zachary F.!
Michael spoke about how he learned to be himself at sleep away camp, citing the sense of community and ability to disconnect from technology. Zachary talked about how, although he used to be self-conscious of his height, he has now come to terms with his "shortcomings." Read more.

BREAKFAST CLUB DISCUSSES BURUNDI CONFLICT WITH U.N. PEACEKEEPING SPECIALIST
United Nations Peacekeeping Specialist Vivian Van De Perre spoke with students and faculty in World Affairs Breakfast Club on Wednesday about the history of conflict in Burundi and how the UN has struggled to control it. She will spend the next year in Bujumbura, Burundi supervising the U.N.'s 25-year-old peace and reconciliation program. Read more.
 
SARAH PAULSON WINS EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Actress Sarah Paulson, who attended BC, won her first Emmy for her role as Marcia Clark in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story." Earlier this year, she told the New York Times how she "discovered the stage" at Berkeley Carroll.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE PLAYS FOR CANCER SURVIVORS 
The Upper School Jazz Ensemble played at New York Methodist Hospital's Cancer Survivors Day on Sept. 18. The band entertained the survivors and their families for an hour before leading a parade around the block. BC students also performed at the hospital's Infusion Center last spring. Read more. 
 
IN BLOOM: LINCOLN PLACE ROOFTOP GARDEN
The rooftop garden at Lincoln Place is in full bloom again - the Middle School Science Squad is supplying basil, mint, thyme and oregano to Chef Bridget in the dining hall and working on a large expansion for the spring!

FRESHMEN BOND & ENJOY NEW YORK CRUISE 
Freshmen bonded aboard a Spirit of New York cruise, the first trip in this year's NY@Night program. More photos.  

BC HOSTS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ASSOCIATION MEETING
BC hosted an NYSAIS regional meeting, attended by representatives from local independent schools, on Wednesday.
 
ALUMNI UPDATE: REBECCA NAOMI JONES
Rebecca Naomi Jones '99 (right) is currently starring as Marie in "Marie and Rosetta," a new play at Atlantic Theater Company!  In July, she appeared in City Center's Encores! production of "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater." Rebecca studied dance and performed as a vocalist in concerts and musicals during her time at BC.
 
FIRST GRADERS DRAW LIFE STORIES
First graders in Ms. Castro's class last week drew stories from their lives, which they either labeled or described with a few words.
 
STUDENT ARTWORK IN LINCOLN PLACE
First artwork of the season going up at Lincoln Place. MIddle and Upper school work from students of Ms. Nguyen, Ms. Carmody, and Dr. Daniel.
 
SIXTH GRADERS KICK OFF SCIENCE UNIT IN THE PARK
Sixth graders kicked off their fall science unit, which examines the relationship between plants and humans in NYC, by making observations and writing in their science journals in Prospect Park.  

LISTEN TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Listen to the Middle School Jazz Ensemble perform at a Morning Meeting. 


DON'T MISS:
Sept. 26: Picture Day for Lower, Middle and Upper School
Sept. 27: Middle School Parent Night
Sept. 29: Parent Night for PreK - Grade 1
Oct. 3: Rosh Hashanah  (School Closed)
Oct. 5: 4th Grade & 3rd Grade Class Dinners
Oct. 5: BC Golf Outing
Oct. 6: 11th Grade Student & Parent College Night
Oct. 10: National Holiday (School Closed)
Oct. 12: Yom Kippur (School Closed)
Oct. 13: Kindergarten & PreK Class Dinners
Oct. 17-21: 8th Grade Wyoming Trip
Oct. 18: 2nd & 1st Grade Class Dinners 
Nov. 5: MS/US Jazz Ensembles Play NYC Marathon
Nov. 8 & 9: Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov. 10-12: Upper School Play  

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