Student discussions will be facilitated on the topic of “Truth about Vaping” to approximately 325 BHS students tomorrow 4/29 and to another 300+ students again on Monday 5/20 (rescheduled from 4/22) in Wellness and other classes. Thanks to the Caron Center and a Brookline community member for generously donating the funding for these important conversations offered by BHS Guidance and B-Pen!
CODEBREAKERS – Although not affiliated with Public Schools of Brookline, here is an interesting opportunity for BHS female students entering Gr 10 or 11 for the next school year –
Dates: July 8– August 2, 2019 (M-F from 9:00-3:00 pm). Grade Level: Female students entering 10th or 11th grade at a school in greater Boston area in fall 2019. Deadline for applications: May 1st, 2019.
Codebreakers is a program for young women who are currently either freshmen or sophomores in high school and who are interested in learning about computer security. Undergraduate coordinators will teach participants about basic cybersecurity concepts through lessons in programming, cryptography, and network security. Students will learn to code in Python in order to later gain experience with programming games, ciphering, and looking at system vulnerabilities.
During the program participants also will investigate exciting careers by visiting a local facility and hearing guest speakers from state, local and federal agencies and professionals. Lunch is included each day. There is no tuition, but a nonrefundable registration fee of $100 is required of all participants. For more information and to apply, please visit www.bu.edu/lernet/cyber
The 2nd Annual BHS Jobs/ Career Fair was a smashing success this past sunny Thursday 4/25! Over 35 vendor participants advised over 300 students on various career fields and possible job opportunities. Everyone who participated left with more information, some delicious snacks, and hopefully ideas to consider as they think about their futures. Students can always find BHS Career Counselor Kate Cordner (Office 280 or College – Career Center 279) or their assigned school counselor for more information.
Another engaging opportunity for BHS students was offered on Tues 4/23 – Day of Mental Health Awareness. Many students joined workshops to build their understanding of mental health issues including the relationship between mental health and school, education around eating disorders, recognizing the impact of mental health in different communities, and overall understanding of and breaking down stigma of mental health concerns. Lastly, the important topic of how to support a friend or family member who you are worried about was emphasized. Important points were noted including finding at least one trusted adult in or out of school to talk to and the importance of letting an adult know if you have concerns about a friend. Never worry alone! See note on BHS Guidance website.
Dates: July 22nd – August 9, 2019 (M-F from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Grade Level: Young women currently sophomores or juniors and enrolled in a MA high school.
Deadline for applications: May 1st, 2019
AI4ALL is a three-week summer program focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for young women who are currently sophomores or juniors in high school. Participants will explore topics in AI such as robotics, computer vision, and natural language processing through team projects, industry field trips and presentations from guest speakers. The program will conclude with a small group research project and a presentation for family and friends.
There is no tuition, but a nonrefundable registration fee of $100 is required of all participants once they are accepted into the program. Lunch is included each day. For more information and to apply, please visit www.bu.edu/lernet/AI4ALL
Lunch Lounge continues FOR ALL LUNCHES EVERY FRIDAY (Room 277) AND TUESDAYS (Room 279) THROUGH MID-MAY! These alternative lunch spaces offer a place for fun conversation, a board game competition, or having your own quiet lunch. Thanks again for the support from a small group of BHS faculty, interns and our BHS nurses. BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH ON TUESDAYS!
Any student can join for one Tuesday or Friday lunch or become a regular. Pizza will continue at the Friday lunches only.Please join us!
ONLY 4 WEEKS OF SCHOOL AT BHS REMAINS FOR YOU– Please consider these things-
- May 1 is coming up fast…. If you are still trying to make a decision about where you’ll go to college next year, please reach out to your counselor or the College Counselor, Lenny Libenzon, for support.
- College Decision Made? What are your next steps? See attached article from the College Board.
- If you do not plan to attend college next year and do not have a productive plan post-gradution, we are here to help! Please see your counselor, Lenny Libenzon – College Counselor, and/or Kate Cordner – Career Counselor for ideas on next steps.
- While finishing your BHS career, be sure to keep up with your work and attend classes! Senioritis is very real at this time of year. Read this article for some ideas on getting through and focusing positively on yourself -
- Please check out the most recent Scholarship Information letter on the BHS Guidance website.
- Stop by your counselor’s office or the Main Guidance Office (Room 161) to pick up your green final release form, letting us know which college you plan to attend and giving us permission to send your final transcript to that school
Missed Tuesday April 2 BHS Guidance Panel discussion on College Supports for students with learning issues? See the BHS Guidance website for helpful information and handouts. Look under 3/26 Upcoming Parent Nights heading. Handouts shared with thanks to the Landmark School.
JUNIORS and SENIORS
As many seniors finalize college decisions and juniors are thinking more about their plans for one year from now, please read the attached article on Application Ethics from the College Board’s Big Future website.
Free/ less expensive ways to prepare for College Admissions Tests:
College Board offers eight official SAT practice tests available for free, both online and on paper - https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-testsSFMC_cid=EM122966-&rid=46930439
JUNIORS - Researching colleges? Wondering whether to take the SAT, ACT, or go test-optional? Thinking about when you should take these tests? Make an appointment with your counselor (email or leave a note, if needed) OR see Mr Libenzon, BHS College Counselor, in College-Career Center 279 or office 280