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 […]
Among the many things we are grateful for, it’s the folks at Zoom, who have allowed us all to remain close even when we are apart! So whats 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!
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 […]
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 […]