NY POST PROFILES BC ALUM & STAR RELIEF PITCHER

The New York Post profiled BC alum and Major League Baseball pitcher Adam Ottavino '03. After tinkering with his delivery following a challenging 2017 season, Ottavino came back last year as one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. Now, sports pundits say, he might become a member of the New York Yankees.

STUDENTS PROPOSE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Our middle school student scientists recently held 2 symposiums to showcase their research and solutions for specific real world problems around climate change and other dilemmas the planet is facing -- with the goal of building a just and more sustainable future.  8th graders focused on strategies to speed our society to a carbon neutral future. 7th graders created satellite models based on data they gathered to help tackle various issues on earth.

LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE TAKING CLASSES IN THE BETA LAB
On Tuesday afternoons, third and fourth graders travel to the Beta Lab at Lincoln Place to learn how to bring Lego creations to life! Using motors, sensors, and the Mindstorms programming app, students complete challenges like building a car that can climb a ramp and get creative designing Lego animals.

ATHLETICS

Winter athletics season continues this month with an especially busy week coming up for our varsity and JV teams. Read Athletics Director Dick McGrath's previews for Upper School teams and Middle School teams

SENIOR SPEAKERS

Jude M. '19 (l) and Nicholas B.'19 (r) kicked off the first Senior Speakers program of 2019!  For as long as Jude can remember he wanted to play football for the Michigan Wolverines. After leaving BC to play high school football, he said his dreams of becoming the next Tom Brady were dashed after competing against 7 foot, 300 pound juniors. He was nervous about returning to BC, but the support of his friends helped him transition back.

 

Nicholas B. struggled to find just the right topic for his senior speech, but realized that want he wanted to focus on were all the different "families" that have supported him throughout his BC journey. He thanked his biological family for keeping him focused and grounded in his pursuits; his sports family, including coaches and teammates; and his classmate family, who have helped him learn more about himself.

KINDERGARTENERS LEARN ABOUT SYNESTHESIA
Kindergarteners in Ms. Khordoc and Ms. Smith's class explored the concept of Synesthesia and practiced drawing while listening to music. They discussed the shapes, lines and colors that came to mind at different points in the music exploration. Then they examined work by Wassily Kandinsky and listened to music that may have inspired his pieces. Teams of two worked with fluorescent pieces of paper to create synesthetic sculptures in the style of Kandinsky.

7TH GRADERS TRY THEIR COURT CASE AT BOROUGH HALL
7th graders visited the Bankruptcy Court at Borough Hall for Constitution Works where they took on the roles of attorneys and justices, preparing arguments and delivering opinions for a hypothetical court case based on legal precedents and the Constitution.

JUNIOR GIVES BREAKFAST CLUB PRESENTATION ON LION AIR DISASTER
Sol Rey V. '20 recently gave a presentation on the Lion Air plane crash at the World Affairs Breakfast Club.  Sol Rey, who is earning his pilot's license, shared his knowledge of flying as well as details about the aftermath of the search for the missing flight.

LOWER SCHOOLERS ARE WORKING TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Lower School students are off to a great start making the world a better place! 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders have been meeting at lunch as part of the Changemakers. Students are tackling a variety of issues concerning the environment, peace and justice, and equality and accessibility, led by faculty advisors Matt Budd, Michelle Raaf, Tanya Lyon, David Gore, and Sandra Lopez.

 

DON'T MISS

Jan. 14: 6th Grade Parent Coffee

Jan. 14: 5th Grade Trip to the Met

Jan.15: College Office Speaker

Jan. 17: 5th Grade Parent Coffee

Jan. 21: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (School Closed)

Jan. 28: 9th Grade Peer Parent Night

Jan. 28: 7th Grade Parent Coffee

Jan. 30: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Session for Upper School Parents

Feb. 2: #HashtagLunch

Feb. 5: 11th Grade Curriculum Night

Feb. 6: 10th Grade Curriculum Night

Feb. 7: 5th Grade Debut Concert

Feb. 11: 8th Grade Parent Coffee

'Feb.12: MathCounts Competition

Feb. 13: Instrumental Concert (Facebook Live)

Feb. 18: Presidents' Day (School Closed)
Feb. 19: 9th Grade Curriculum Night
Feb. 21: Middle & Upper School Jazz Concert (Facebook Live)
Feb. 28 & March 1: Parent Conferences

March 4-15: Spring Intensives
March 8: Benefit for Berkeley Carroll

March 12: NY@Night Bowlathon

March 12 & 13: 5th Grade Egyptian Tomb

March 14: 4th Grade Showcase (Facebook Live)

March 18-29: Spring Break (School Closed)
April 5: 7th Grade Math Fair
April 12: Grandparents'  Day
April 15-18: Middle School ERB

April 16-18: Middle School Play: Seedfolks

April 19: Good Friday (School Closed)

April 22: Faculty Development Day (No classes for students)
April 25: Welcome to the Upper School for 7th Grade Families
 

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