The Brookwood School Board of Trustees has voted to begin construction of a new Lower School in June 2013, taking a significant step toward making another component of Brookwood's innovative Strategic Plan a reality. Current parents can learn more about the project at a Headmaster's Coffee on Tuesday, May 7 and Groundbreaking ceremonies are set for May 30.
Brookwood bid farewell last Friday to Exchange Educator Patrick Mujuni who completed a two-week stay in our school community. A 38 year-old Ugandan citizen who lives and works in Rwanda, Patrick heads chemistry and biology studies and is a highly regarded science teacher at FAWE Girls' School, Gisozi.
Congratulations to the winners of Brookwood School’s 2013 Harold W. Wise Declamation Contest: Lower Level winner Gus H. and Upper Level winner Andrew M. In the 42nd annual contest, Gus declaimed Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley, while Andrew presented Like Lilly Like Wilson, by Taylor Mali.
Brookwood’s Efficient Cookstove Project continues to garner praise and attention from the national media as well as regional and national educational institutions.Suzie Boss, noted journalist and education writer, has just published a feature story on Brookwood’s Grade 8 science teacher Rich Lehrer and the project on Edutopia, the website of The George Lucas Educational Foundation.
People choose a career in education for a variety of reasons. For most, it’s a love of children and young people and a sense of devotion to helping kids learn and reach their goals in life. The irony is, of course, that after a year of working with, caring for, and nurturing a class of students, we teachers say good-bye and send them on to the next grade.
The Bahamian flag flew next to the American colors on the courtyard flagpole in April as a sign that some very special visitors were on the Brookwood campus. For seven days, 10 students and two teachers from Eleuthra's Deep Creek Middle School (DCMS) joined in daily school life and quickly become a part of the community.