We did it! We have officially completed our Middle School and Upper School Sprint® with a Closing Workshop held the Thursday before Spring Break. What an accomplishment to celebrate! In the midst of a world-wide pandemic, where many schools across the country were not even meeting in person, we have not only been meeting in person, but have implemented ground-breaking new initiatives with our faculty and students. All of our faculty in all four divisions and all of our Middle and Upper School students have now participated in the first […]
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 […]
Winners of the statewide 2021 Governor’s Honors Program have been announced and Brookstone is proud to recognize two outstanding students. After completing a series of nominations, applications, and interviews, Jack Flournoy ’23 has received an invitation to participate in the 2021 Governor’s Honor Arts Program in Visual Arts. “I have known Jack for almost 3 years and have watched him grow in his skills in art, his incredible adaptability to problem solving, and his ability to maintain a positive attitude. In AP art, he continues to show these strengths as he challenges himself with multiple projects and tight deadlines.” […]
Our Preschool library is up and running! The children have enjoyed this new location for story time with Mrs. Trotter, our Lower School Librarian, and selecting their first books to take back to their classrooms. The library is arranged like a classroom library with bins of books gathered in topical or thematic groups. Books are displayed in the bins with the front covers facing forward which supports young children in making choices. Many thanks to Mrs. Mobley for working to organize and label all of the books and for committing […]
From Intermediate School Principal, Javonne Stewart We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves. – Stephen Downes Every year, I set short and long term goals for myself as an individual and as a professional. One of my goals is to make sure that every student that crosses my path knows their worth, knows that they belong, and has established the beginnings of something they are passionate […]
There are just days you just have to get outside! And when you have a beautiful campus and a glorious day too – well then, that’s just what you do! Enjoy these snapshots of some of our first graders doing some landscape drawing with art teacher extraordinaire, Mama D! Why Brookstone? This is why!
This past Friday, our Lower School students showed off their voluminous vocabulary and love of language in our third annual Vocabulary Parade! It was a dazzling display of exceptionally creative and colorful costumes that dotted our campus and classrooms. Enjoy these photos and the accompanying video. It was simply phantasmagorical!
The sun has been shining and temperatures are beginning to rise, so our students have enjoyed being outside a little more recently. We’re so grateful for our beautiful campus and the spaces our students can learn and play. Spring can’t get here fast enough! Enjoy!
In January, Brookstone celebrated the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by honoring the theme of “Voices of Change.” The overall purpose of this theme was twofold: to remember the strength, perseverance, and integrity of one who is the voice of one of history’s quintessential movements for change and to know that his legacy continues on in all of us. As one part of our celebration of “Voices of Change,” students were asked to enter Brookstone’s very first Poetry Slam. Poetry Slams originated in Chicago, Illinois, as a way to […]