It was such an incredibly special day in Brookstone’s history as we dedicated the Mack Strong Stadium on September 16, 2022. It was even more special because Mack Strong was here in person on campus. He spent the day talking with students, leading the Pep Rally, holding a press conference, and visiting with the football team. You can watch some of the press conference by clicking here! As Jason Branch, former teammate and current Brookstone parent said at the half time dedication ceremony, “For all that Mack has accomplished on this field, and […]
Lower School Week of Service was a wonderful week! Our kindergarteners visited our neighbors next door at Brookside Glen. Our first grade students visited Open Door to learn more about programs that support homeless women and children as well as the after-school program. Our second graders spent time with friends at Easter Seals and collected art supplies for their arts program. And our third graders visited the Ronald McDonald House and created welcome bags for their residents. Thank you to all of our parents who helped support these endeavors. We […]
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Upper School Prefects! What an amazingly talented group of young men and women. You are leading our Upper School well!
April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. As part of our Month of the Military Child celebration, which included a special breakfast, Purple Up! Day, and more, students learned that the dandelion is the official flower of the military child. Do you know why? The dandelion can put down roots almost anywhere and thrive. They adapt easily and stand ready to fly into breezes that take them to […]
Just before Spring Break, our Upper School students took part of Brookstone’s 15th annual Day of Service. Spreading out around the Columbus area, our students partnered with 14 different local agencies to help them with everything from painting to landscaping to playing with kids! Before the work began, we gathered our students together to hear from a special guest. Brookstone parent Colonel Jim Hathaway, soon to return Ft. Benning to command the 198th Infantry Brigade, visited with our students and spoke about Servant Leadership and how we can offer hope […]
We just completed our Lower School Week of Service for the fall and it was so incredibly impactful on all those involved. We were so grateful for the many, many donations sent in by our parentsthat were sent in that allowed us to give back to local organizations in an incredible way. Please enjoy this video from our Week of Service celebration where each grade level in the Preschool and Lower School reflected on the week and what it meant to them. For a recap of where we served, see […]
Middle School Day of service was held last week and these middle school students put in some work! Together, they packed 12,096 meals that will help people in need all over the world. Working with Rise Against Hunger, they measured, packed, sealed and boxed thousands of meals over the course of the day! One student said, “I’m having fun AND helping people!” Grateful for our Servant Leadership Department that makes days like these happen! And thanks to everyone involved for a wonderful experience all the way around!
Congratulations to sophomore Katie Shaw for recently winning the Girl Scout Gold Award! This award is the highest and most prestigious award in Girl Scouting, comparable to the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout. Since 1916, Girl Scouts have been making meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world. The Gold Award is awarded to fewer than 6% of Girl Scouts annually, and each Gold Award Girl Scout spends 1 – 2 years on her project. Approximately one million Girl Scouts have earned the Gold Award or its […]
This week’s Ledger-Enquirer Page One Awards resulted in lots of well-deserved recognition for several of our Brookstone Cougars! Congratulations to the following Cougars: Drew Albright, Winner, CSU General Scholarship Emma Gwan-Nulla, Winner, Science BJ Tillman, Winner, Social Science Ayo Oloyede, Runner Up, Drama Dre’a Singleton, Runner Up, Citizenship John Wang, Runner Up, Math The full slate of Brookstone nominees: Art – Rebecca Calhoun Athletics – Bo Blanchard Career & Technology – Dario Gomez Suarez Citizenship – Dre’a Singleton Drama – Ayo Oloyede English & Literature – Mary Saunders Foreign Language […]
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, Brookstone hosted the Voices of Change week in January to celebrate kindness, equality, and positive contributions to society. Virtual “Poetry Slams,” art mural submissions ensued and the week culminated with all students considering what Voices of Change means to them and how they can positively impact their communities. Congratulations to our four winners for their art mural designs. Lower School: Ephraim Harkey, Second Grade Intermediate School: Josephine Meeks, Fifth Grade Middle School: Micah Pate, Seventh Grade Upper School: Jack Flournoy, Tenth Grade These drawings will serve as the model for murals that […]