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.
Anna Maria D’Ippolito, Brookwood School Math Coordinator and Grade 8 math teacher, has been selected as a finalist for a $10,000 Teacher Innovation Grant from the New York-based, non-profit Character Lab. Her proposal, The Math Patronus: Middle Schoolers Find Bravery to Face Their Math Demons, is a unique approach to supporting middle schoolers’ experience in mathematics, so much so that it propelled her into the final round of the competition. Four winners will be chosen based on online voting between now and March 31, and three more will be chosen by Character Lab staff. To vote for Anna Maria’s project go to https://characterlab.org/teacher-innovation-grant/projects/6 before March 31.
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 trip began March 1 and was funded in large part by the Parents' Association Faculty Grant Program.
Brookwood seventh grader Tyler D. has qualified as a semifinalist in the 2015 Massachusetts National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015. This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 27th year.
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.
Elementary school age children face unique challenges when it comes to technology use. What are the risks and concerns, and what is most important for parents to know? Technology Director Doug Fodeman will explore these and other issues during a Parenting and Technology workshop on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public, parents of students ages 8 through 11 are invited to attend this informational program. We rescheduled the talk to May 5 in consideration of a partner organization, the North Shore United Way, who is hosting its annual auction on April 29, the original date of the technology workshop.