This past week was conference day for our Intermediate School students and parents. However, this particular conference is a little bit different because it is led by the students – not the teachers. Full disclosure – this blog is first and foremost written from a parent’s point of view! But suffice it to say, was I impressed. The first thing he did was to welcome us and thank us for coming. Sweet boy. Then he proceeded to review the entire year’s worth of work: his favorite assignments in each subject, his […]
Wednesday, we kicked off graduation week in full swing! It began with our yearbook assembly! Presented to the students by yearbook editor, Sarah Beth Amos, this year’s theme was “Blueprints.” In her remarks, Sarah Beth said, “This year’s theme is “Blueprints”. If you have ever watched the progress of a major construction project, you may know that it starts with a blueprint. A blueprint is defined as photographic print in blue on white; a detailed plan used as a model to provide guidance. That seemed to us to perfectly represent […]
Yesterday was a bittersweet day as it was the last day of school for our seniors- barring AP exams. And to celebrate the occasion, they donned t-shirts sporting their college or university choice for the next year! Not everyone is pictured, but it was fun to snap a few! So in the coming months, these kids might be saying, “Go Dawgs,” “War Eagle,” “Go Cavs” or “Go Bobcats,” but they will always be Cougars to us! The Class of 2018 has indeed made us proud and we know great things […]
When learning is fun and engaging, students thrive! Our 8th graders have been studying kinetic and potential energy recently, so they’ve been doing some pretty “energetic” activities! Enjoy these photos from Mrs. Robertson’s science class! They’ve been building roller coasters all around the classroom and doing some pretty amazing feats with popsicle sticks! If you were having trouble playing the video, you can click here to watch it!
It is our pleasure to announce that Garry Sullivan has accepted the position as Brookstone’s Head of Upper School beginning July 1, 2018. We are thrilled to welcome him to our school! Garry has worked in the field of education for the past 14 years, most recently as the Head of Middle and Upper Schools at The First Academy in Orlando, Florida. Prior to that he was the K-12 Associate Director at The Pine School in Hobe Sound, Florida, technology and social studies instructor and IT curriculum coordinator at Mt. Vernon […]
Congratulations to sophomore Sanders Hinds, who was recently named Ledger-Enquirer Female Athlete of the week! Not only that, but she earned a spot in Brookstone School history! Congratulations, Sanders! The article from the Ledger is copied below: Brookstone sophomore Sanders Hinds turned to coach Karen Hearn during Hinds’ practice round the night before the Maple Ridge Junior Girls Classic. “She said to me, ‘I always play so well just out here playing. I’m really going to try and have that attitude tomorrow,’” Hearn said. “I’m assuming that’s what she ended up with, thinking, ‘I’m […]
Even though students might be out for Spring Break, that certainly doesn’t mean the learning ever stops! We had four groups of students traveling on official school trips that spanned the globe. One group of Upper School students set off on a College Tour. Over the course of the week, the 15 students and two college counselors traveled over 1,800 miles and visited 12 different colleges! They had special visits with the alumni attending these schools and even one special visit with a former faculty member! Every year at Spring […]