Brookstone DLP Week Three

We had another great week of Distance Learning here at Brookstone! See some of the highlights below! Upper School We so enjoyed celebrating our seniors this week by surprising them with yard signs! Delivered by Dee Dee Branham, senior grade chair, Garry Sullivan, Upper School principal, and a few other helpers, we just want them to know how much they are loved! And in academic news, check out this lung model illustrating negative pressure created by senior Sanders Hinds for Mrs. Cynthia Lingo’s Anatomy and Physiology class! So impressive! Middle […]

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Virtual College Counseling

Our Distance Learning Plan even includes college counseling. If you are a current Upper School parent seeking wisdom in how to navigate these unchartered waters, our college counselors are here for you! Open to any current Brookstone Upper School parent! This virtual coffee is an opportunity for any Upper School parent to ask questions about the college search process during these unprecedented times. Please bring your questions on anything from testing to how to research colleges in the middle of a nationwide shutdown. There are two opportunities to gather virtually. […]

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So What Now? A Letter to My Students

A Letter from Mr. Garry Sullivan, Head of Upper and Middle Schools Good evening students, I know the message you received from Mr. Lester yesterday was not what you, or any of us, would have wanted to hear. Online learning will continue for the rest of the school year. As difficult as it was to read, know that it was incredibly difficult for him to write. To my Senior Class of 2020 – We can’t begin to understand the emotions you are experiencing about your senior year being stripped away from you […]

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Distance Learning for the Remainder of Spring 2020

Prospective Brookstone Families, Please see the letter below from Marty Lester, our Head of School, sent last week to our Brookstone families. As a school, we are not alone in making these hard decisions. It is an unprecedented time for all of us everywhere. I am grateful for the leadership of our administrative team at Brookstone and for the incredible amount of hard work they have put forth to ensure the remainder of the school year, though it will look different, will be productive, effective, and memorable to say the […]

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Lower and Intermediate School Vocabulary Parades

Distance Learning couldn’t stop our 2nd Annual Vocabulary Parade! This year, we just held the parade digitally. We have the most precious families and wonderful parents in the world! Or maybe I should choose some more descriptive words for such an occasion – remarkable, awe-inspiring, stupendous, and flat-out fabulous come to mind! Enjoy! Lower School Vocabulary Parade Intermediate School Vocabulary Parade

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Brookstone DLP Week Two

We’ve just finished week two of our Distance Learning Plan! Congrats Cougars! That’s quite an accomplishment! You continue to amaze us in the ways you are creating, connecting, collaborating and caring! We are blessed with the most wonderful community. Some highlights you may have already seen here, here or here. But there were many more – too many to even highlight! So enjoy a few of the other brights spots from the week as we continue to connect to one another as a Brookstone family and yet stay home to […]

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A Zoom Homeroom!

Among the many things we are grateful for, we are grateful for the folks at Zoom, who have allowed us all to remain close even when we are apart! So what’s a first-grade class to do when they can’t be together? They have a Zoom Homeroom, of course! What a wonderful way to allow these little ones to see and talk to their friends! Thank you, Zoom!

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Brookstone DLP Week One!

Every year around the New Year, I pray and ponder over choosing one word to focus on for the rest of the year – kind of like a theme for the year. My word for 2020 was “new.” There was going to be a lot of “new” for me in 2020 – a wedding for my oldest son, and along with that a new daughter-in-law, a new phase of life for them and for our family.  So at the time, I thought that word was appropriate. I would focus on […]

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Brookstone Distance Learning Plans

Since January, the Brookstone Admin team has been meeting continuously with regard to COVID-19. At first, our main area of concern was the health and safety of our international students and their families. However, our concerns quickly grew as the news began to change. We began planning and preparing and putting things into place just in case we had to shift to online learning. So when we indeed had to make the decision to move to an all-online platform, it did not catch us off guard. We were ready.  We’ve […]

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