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 […]
We are so grateful for our counseling department and the many ways they serve our Brookstone family throughout the school year. We are especially grateful for the way they continue to engage our students and parents during this unique time. Please see the email below sent to families this week. Brookstone Parents, Balancing life has become a bit trickier than usual these days. Parents are especially feeling the strain of work, child care, and self-care. It can be incredibly difficult to know what to say to our children about dealing […]
People are taking the time to pursue all kinds of new hobbies during this stay-at-home time – including cooking! So enjoy the latest edition of our Middle School’s very own Dr. Maquire – aka DMag – demonstrating a favorite recipe from home!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are so grateful for our Cougar Family! This social distancing is impacting us all in a variety of ways – not only as students but as athletes as well! Below is a message from our Athletic Director, Jimmy Messer. It’s just a little check-in with all of those who are missing their spring sports seasons! We love you guys! Brookstone Cougar athletic update! pic.twitter.com/5cnGG3G4vn — Jimmy Messer (@JimmyMesser1968) March 26, 2020
Every chance I get I want to lift up our teachers and give them the thanks and praise they deserve for all the work they are pouring into our kids during this time of social distancing and at-home learning! So today’s thanks goes to Dr. Maguire, the Assistant Middle School Principal for his Wacky and Weird Wednesday quarantine tune! He’s the best! Enjoy!
We know the past few weeks have been extraordinary in every way – from what is happening in the world around us to the adaptations we are all having to make. Our teachers have truly gone above and beyond in taking what they do in their classrooms every day and moving it online. They have not been satisfied with simply providing work to be completed, but they have been dedicated to providing our students with experiences that make them feel like they are right back in their classrooms! But of […]
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 […]