Happy Father’s Day to all dads, stepdads, adoptive dads, moms being dads and mentors to our BHS students!
Last week of the 2018-19 school year! Students should be putting in study preparation for their final exams on Tues and Wed this week. See below for exam schedule:
Mon. 6/17 - Last day of classes; all blocks meet See Guid weekly update email for Monday 6/17 special schedule
Tue. 6/18 -9:30-11 am- Social Studies and 12:30-2pm - Math Exams
Wed. 6/19 – 9:30-11am - English and 12:30-2pm - Science Exams
Thu. 6/20 - Exam Make-up Day
Fri. 6/21 - Last Day of school; noon dismissal
To wish all students well, the BHS Guidance Dept will be offering a free donut to any student on both Tues and Wed mornings in either the Main Guidance Office Room 161 or the College-Career Center Room 279 from 8:30 until donuts disappear!
Brookline High School's Summer School is a dynamic learning opportunity offering original credit, credit recovery and enrichment courses for students in grades 6-12. Summer School will be held at the Old Lincoln School (194 Boylston St) from July 1st - Aug 2nd. More information can be found in the course catalog.
The BHS Guidance Dept especially notes the new summer school course:
CAREER ED. PRE-INTERNSHIP & INTERNSHIP
8:30-11:00 ½ credit
Internship - The Career Education Internship Experience offers students the opportunity to earn credit for successful performance at an unpaid internship. Internships will be arranged with the support of the career counselor.
Pre-Internship - This introductory experience is for students who wish to develop job-related competencies that will prepare them for placement at an internship. This career seminar course will students to reflect on their individual strengths, personality attributes, as well as their interests and values, and connect them to potential career paths.
Open to: BHS students (Rising 10-12 graders CAN receive BHS credit for this course)
This Wednesday June 19, 2:30-4:40pm - The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations is hosting an Exploring Gender Diversity Forum for town employees, Brookline Commission and Board Members, as well as any interested members of the community. The presentation and discussion will be led by Speak Out Boston https://www.speakoutboston.org/
Does a school culture of comparison add more stress and anxiety to our community? Is there a benefit to this culture? Do we want to change it? How do we support students to celebrate their post high school plans – no matter the college, community college, gap year, job, military next step - without feeling badly about what is the best fit for each individual?
Read this short article about how students in Palo Alto CA decided to take a stand –
Thanks again to everyone who reads these updates from BHS Guidance! As mentioned previously, all new information and events coming up in the next week will be highlighted in red for easier reading. As BHS Guidance/Counseling Coordinator, I plan to continue these weekly updates for the 2019-20 school year. f you have any constructive feedback about these updates, please feel free to contact me individually at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please finish this step before you leave for summer vacation!-
It’s time to complete and turn in your Brag Sheet (parents/guardians) and Junior Questionnaire (students). This information was shared with all juniors during seminars in February and March, also included in students’ junior seminar packets. Counselors request that these forms be returned to their offices by June 2019. Your cooperation supports counselors having details to write their counselor recommendation writing for college applications.
Thse documents are located on the BHS Guidance website and will be attached to the weekly guidance update email to each student.
JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES
Free/ less expensive ways to prepare for College Admissions Tests:
-- FREE online college admissions Test Prep sites - Brought to you by the BHS Library (in coordination with the BHS Guidance Dept)-
see attached info on Sunday Guidance updates for more details on how to access these resources
Also – Low cost options for college admissions test prep -
-- BHS Summer School course- COLLEGE TEST PREPARATION: 8:30-11:00 or 11:00-1:30 enrichment
PSAT/SAT and ACT Test Prep)\This course is designed to familiarize students with the newly revised Scholastic Aptitude Test of the College Entrance Exam Board (CEEB) and the American College Testing (ACT) exams. This class will focus on the SAT, but if many of the students are taking both tests (SAT & ACT) the course can become even more individualized for student’s preferences and needs. Students will be provided with test taking skills, sample questions, and full-length tests. Recommended for rising 11 and 12th graders. With our specific instruction, students have achieved results comparable with those promised by private SAT/ACT prep courses. Session I and II verbal will present the same material. Session I and II math will present the same material. (Tuition includes the cost of the official College Board textbook).
Dates: Session I: 7/1 - 7/19
SU0016-1 8:30-11:00 Verbal
SU0016-2 11:00-1:30 Mathematics
SU0016-3 8:30-11:00 Mathematics
SU0016-4 11:00-1:30 Verbal
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