The Weekly Blast April 13th, 2014
Brookline High School Events - This Week
AUDITIONS FOR PERFECT PITCH a BHS all-girls a capella group, will take place the week of April 13th. Auditions are low-pressure, just prepare a verse and a chorus of a song you like. The sign-up sheet is outside the chorus room and Black Box, Room 324.
ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY 101 FOR 9TH GRADE PARENTS Parenting Strategies for the High School Years. Wed. April 16, 2014, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Brookline High School Martin Luther King Room. Using humor and more than 30 years of experience, acclaimed parenting/child development expert Joani Geltman offers insight and strategies for navigating the early years at Brookline High School. Parents will learn about setting realistic expectations and appropriate limits, as well as how to identify and deal with teen experimentation with sex, drugs, alcohol, and the internet. You'll also have the opportunity to meet other parents and BHS social worker Mary Minott, who will be an invaluable ongoing resource for parents while their children are at BHS. She will be available for follow-up discussion on any questions raised by the presentation. Please sign up on eventbrite.
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT PARTICIPATION IS THE GOAL The PTO funds programs that benefit the entire BHS population yet only 20% of BHS families have contributed so far. The PTO supports innovative cultural programs such as Race Reels, movies and discussions about race and Musica y Cultura, the intersection of Latin culture, music and language. You can find a list of all the 2013/2014 grants here. Please donate here now! Any amount helps. Thank you to those parents who have already donated.
BHS CONVERSAZIONES This yearly event, sponsored by the BHS PTO, is an open dialogue between the speaker and the audience and will take place on Thursday, May 15th from 7 - 8:30 pm. The speaker this year will be Justin Reich, the Richard L. Menchael HarvardX Research Fellow. Justin will lead us in a dialogue on The Future of Learning in a Networked World in the Robert Weintraub Atrium. Reservations are required due to space constraints. Reservations for the event may be made, beginning on Monday April 14th, at 7pm, on eventbrite.
Brookline High School - Upcoming/Ongoing
BHS SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM MOVIE SERIES PRESENTS:"Wasteland" on Wednesday, April 30th in Room 384 at 6:30 pm. Wasteland follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys to the world's largest garbage dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and photographs the pickers of recyclables, documenting their journey as they begin to rebuild their lives.
THE 19TH ANNUAL BHS POETRY FEST will take place on Wednesday, April 30, at 6:30 PM at Brookline Booksmith. Please sign up in the BHS Library if you'd like to read an original poem, or come by that evening and listen to great poems by fellow students, teachers, administrators and staff. Free Pizza and Refreshments, Raffle prizes and special gifts for all student readers.
PROM IS COMING SOON! On June 2 BHS seniors and their guests will enjoy a magical night, and parents and BHS are working together to once again create an amazing - and SAFE - after party! We need everyone to contribute to this effort! Please donate to our effort here. We also always need more volunteers - please sign up here. Any questions? Email Suzanne Elovecky.
BHS 21ST CENTURY FUND 2ND ANNUAL PHONATHON May 6th & 7th, 6:00pm-9:00pm Been wondering how to get involved? Well here is the perfect opportunity! Last year's event was such a success that we decided to make it a tradition but we need YOU to make it happen. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome. This is a fun opportunity to get to know more people within the BHS community, perhaps try something new and all while helping out an organization that does so many things that benefit the teachers and students (and as an added bonus, we will feed you). If you can make one/both nights or if you are interested but would like more details, please contact Cyndi Drake.
BHS ATHLETICS BANQUET at BU's George Sherman Union, Thursday, 5/22/14 @ 6:30pm. Tickets will be available for purchase in the BHS Athletics Office, beginning Monday, April 14th. Prices for tickets purchased between April 14th-May 14th are $20/letterwinner and $40/guest. Tickets purchased after May 14th will be $25/letterwinner and $50/guest, on a limited availability basis only. If you are planning to attend, please purchase tickets before the regular May 14th deadline.
BHS FALL '14 SPORTS REGISTRATION will be available on FamilyID beginning in mid-April. First practice and tryout dates are Monday, August 18th (Football) and Thursday, August 21st (All Other Sports). More specific time and venue information will be posted and updated on brooklinewarriors.net throughout the late spring and summer.
REMEMBER TO SHOP WITH THE BHS AMAZON LINK Please consider using the link to the right or on the BHS PTO website for all your Amazon shopping needs. You'll pay the same Amazon prices as always, but a portion of your cost returns to the BHS PTO.
BROOKLINE SEPAC WORKSHOP The topic is: Technology for home support of home schoolwork on April 16, 2014 in Town Hall, 5th Floor from 8:30 - 10:00 am. The presentation centers on technology supporting students who Struggle with homework and organization: Low - to - High Tech Options.
BROOKLINE OPEN STUDIOS will take place on April 26-27, noon - 6 PM. The Brookline Teen Center is participating as a group site for teen artists. It will be an inspiring exhibition of new work by emerging talent. Teen artists interested in showing their work should contact Gwen.
BOSTON NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) is sponsoring a college fair. Nearly 400 colleges are scheduled to attend. The event will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Thursday, May 1: 9:00am - 12:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:30pm Friday, May 2: 9:00am - 12:00pm. event website
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