Welcome to the BHS PTO website!
Here you will find helpful information for parents and families about BHS. Specifically, the PTO:
- Provides pertinent communication to families about BHS happenings,
- Hosts informational meetings to parents at key developmental stages,
- Works with the Guidance department to provide tools and information for your student's success,
- Funds important initiatives for student learning and growth,
- Supports teachers through mentoring workshops, grant funding, and appreciation events,
- Collaborates with the BHS Administration to keep parents engaged, informed and heard, and
- Informs parents/guardians of important events throughout the school year.
Please be sure to also check out the new BHS website and the invaluable "Information Booklet 2013-14" that contains loads of useful BHS information.
We invite you to become active in the BHS PTO community by taking advantage of our many educational, cultural, and fundraising offerings. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact the BHS PTO with your suggestions and concerns.
Best wishes in the 2013-2014 school year!
The Weekly Blast March 2nd, 2014
Brookline High School Events - This Week
FoPA MONTHLY MEETING (BHS Friends of Performing Arts) Monday, March 3, 7:00 PM in the Faculty Lounge (next to MLK room). If you have never attended a meeting before, we invite you to join us, add your ideas, learn what we do behind the scenes, and see if you'd like to become more involved. Click here for more FoPA news.
SPRING PLAY "She Kills Monsters" is the story of a young woman exploring her relationship with her dead sister, through the world of Dungeons and Dragons. In the Black Box Theater on March 5th @ 3:30 pm, March 6th & 7th @ 7:30pm, and March 8th @ 3:30pm & 7:30 pm.
ELECTIVE CHOICES FOR 2014-2015 Students must enter their elective choices for next year, in the X2 Student Portal, by Tuesday, March 11th. The BHS web site has instructions for entering elective requests and a list of the elective courses for 2014-2015.
Brookline High School - Upcoming/Ongoing
CHAMBER MUSIC Please join us on Monday, March 10 at 7:30pm in Dance Studio 1 for the Chamber Music Concert. Members of the BHS Orchestra will perform duets of J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Johan Havorsen, a Franz Shubert string quartet, Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings and more.
SOPHOMORE PARENT MEETING Topic: Course Selections for Junior Year. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM in the MLK Room. Led by Associate Dean Melanee Alexander, a panel of representatives from academic and guidance departments will shed light on course planning and registration for junior year. Students will be in the midst of this process when we meet, so this is especially timely.
AUDITION INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING ARTS 2014-2015
Camerata: March 11, 12 and 13 after school in Chorus room (324). ContactMr. Driscoll for an audition time. Needs Improvment: March 13 and 14, 3pm to 4:30pm in the BHS Auditorium. Contact Mark VanDerzee if you have questions.Jazz Band: March 17 and March 24, 3pm to 4pm in BHS Band Room (120). Contact Carolyn Castellano.Intermediate and Advance level dance classes: March 28, 3pm to 4pm in Dance Studio One in BHS Tappan Gym. Contact Christien Polos.
SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE SERIES "Waiting for Superman" on Thursday, March 13th in the MLK Room at 6:30. "Wasteland" on Wednesday, April 30th in Room 384 at 6:30.
10TH GRADE ENGLISH MCAS will take place on Tuesday, March 18th, Wednesday, March 19th and Friday, March 21st.
COLLEGE FAIR Save the date! Tuesday, March 18 at 6PM.
STEPS TO SUCCESS in partnership with the Public Schools of Brookline, the Brookline Housing Authority and the Brookline Community Foundation, supports students residing in low income housing starting in the 4th grade through post graduate education. Steps to Success will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, March 26th. For more information please visit: STS website.
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.
BOOK TALK - LEAVING RUSSIA Join us Thursday, March 6th from 6:30 -8 PM in the Driscoll Library for an evening with Brookline parent, Maxim D. Shrayer, author of Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story (2013). Born in Moscow in 1967 in a writer's family, Shrayer is a professor at Boston College and a bilingual writer and translator. Sponsored by the Driscoll PTO, this event is free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
BROOKLINE READS PROGRAM On Wednesday, March 12 Brookline Reads presents "An Evening With William Landy", in the Brookline High School Auditorium at 7:00 pm.
BEF SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS The Brookline Education Foundation provides our public schools, teachers and administrators with the tools needed to promote our children's success through grants that support valuable curriculum enrichment projects and professional development opportunities. The BEF is seeking board members for the September 2014 term, particularly those individuals who may have some finance, social media or fundraising experience. If you are interested or want to learn more about this opportunity, please contact BEF's Executive Director, Kathleen Sheehy
All notices are subject to the approval of the BHS PTO. The deadline for submission is Friday of each week. Submissions may be edited due to space constraints. Only BHS and community events will be listed. No classified ads are offered at this time. Please send your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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