The Brookwood community extends hearty congratulations to the 56 students who received their diplomas at Brookwood’s 52nd Commencement ceremony held on Tuesday, June 9. Spirits were high among the many family and friends who filled the John C. Peterman School Meeting House.
Congratulations to eighth grader Andrew S. who won the “Fall Stock Market Game” for the middle school division of Massachusetts. The competition is sponsored across the state by The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), which represents the US securities industry.
On Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22, Brookwood Upper Schoolers took part in Dunk Days, an abbreviated version of Steep Week, during which each student immerses him or herself in one intensive, singularly focused course. The program has been shortened (and renamed) this year due to the high number of snow days this winter.
Welcome to Pierre Augustin Niyigaba, nicknamed DOS (for Director of Studies) who has arrived from the FAWE Girls School, in Rwanda, for a two-week Educator Exchange visit. His visit comes on the heels of Brookwood’s Performing Arts Coordinator Debbie Gantt’s two-weeks at FAWE, which she says says were “amazing.” Debbie just returned, and you can read about her many amazing experiences in the Global Classroom blog.
Congratulations to Brookwood eighth grader Elaine I. who earned a Gold Key in the regional round of the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Irvin’s recognition in the Flash Fiction category was for her piece titled Photo #2048.
Lower School faculty members Sarah Dawe and Jen Cunningham have returned from their two-week trip to Rajasthan, India, where they kept travel journals, took notes, and translated their experiences for first and third graders back at Brookwood. The March trip was funded in large part by the Parents' Association Faculty Grant Program.
Brookwood is delighted to welcome Biyes (BOY-ES) Basij-Rasikh, a 14-year-old visiting student from Afghanistan. Biyes is cousin of Shabana Basij-Rasikh, a teacher with SOLA, School of Leadership Afghanistan, and a partner school of Brookwood. Biyes joins our seventh grade for the spring term.