Lunch Lounge is now scheduled FOR ALL LUNCHES EVERY WEEKDAY (Room 277! This alternative lunch space offers a place for fun conversation, a board game competition, or having a quiet lunch. BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH!
Any student can join for one lunch lounge or become a regular. Please join us!
The midpoint of Quarter 1 is here!
IPRs will be available on the Aspen portal this Friday, 10/18/19. Need help accessing Aspen?
Official info for students to register and/or change the password (if you have not done so already) is here: http://bhs.brookline.k12.ma.us/netid-registration.html
This also links to instructions for accessing the parent portal.
Interested? Register here! at http://www.acementor.org/students/new-student-registration/
Attention current AP Students:
If you are not taking an AP course this year, and don't plan to take an AP exam this year, please disregard this information.
Important new information is now available for the May 2020 AP exams, and new available resources for teachers and students provided by the College Board.
AP exam registration period is from:
Wednesday, Oct. 9th - Friday, Nov. 8th. Students will register for their exams online with Total Registration and pay online using a credit card.
The cost of each test is $98, and students on free/reduced lunch have a fee of $20. In order to access the new, free online resources provided by the College Board, all students (and teachers) must also register for their class on the collegeboard website.
Step #1 - Register for your exam via Total Registration
Step #2 - Join your AP Class Section - www.myap.collegeboard.org and use your College Board student account login, as well as your course join code, and fill out the information needed. (Join codes are given to you via total registration or via your teacher).
Please contact Ms. Thomas and Ms. Cordner, AP exam coordinators
Community Service and Leadership Opportunity outside of BHS:
High school students: There is still time to sign up for the 2019 MIT AgeLab OMEGA Summit!
Students will learn about community-based intergenerational programming and brainstorm ideas for intergenerational exchange. The OMEGA Summit prepares students to take on leadership roles in their school and community to develop and sustain relationships between older adults and high school students.
All high school students from across New England are invited to participate! It's not too late to sign up!
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10am - 2pm
Where: MIT in Cambridge, MA
Questions can be directed to email@example.com or 617-253-1894.
Save the date—Oct. 28 – for THE TRUTH ABOUT VAPING – UPDATED FOR FALL 2019
From nicotine addiction to life-threatening respiratory illness, the health risks of e-cigarettes (vapes, juuls) have been all over the news lately, and Brookline is not immune. In fact, vaping among our middle and high school students is on the rise. What do parents need to know? And what can we do to help our kids fully understand that these products are not harmless? Through the generosity of a Brookline community member in collaboration with PSB/ BHS Counseling-Guidance Department, Caron Treatment Centers will present a special informational parent event on October 28 at 7 p.m. in the Brookline High School Auditorium. Save the date! Please join us for this free presentation. Registration requested at https://thetruthaboutvaping.eventbrite.com
For more information for parents on vaping and its dangers:
Encourage your child to be in touch with their guidance counselor.
With 9th grade students and staff at Old Lincoln, many 10th to 12th graders' guidance counselors and deans changed this year. To find out who your student's guidance counselor is, log on to Aspen, click on "Family" tab and then on (one of) your student's name. The middle column will list their 'administrator/dean and guidance counselor. Most the counselors with students in Grades 10,11,12 have moved their offices to the new Counseling/Guidance HUB in Room 285. Kara Lopez (who also works with ACE students) will stay in her Room 248. Dan Bresman (SWS Counselor/ Program Director) is still in Room 400A. For more information on guidance and counseling support staff, contact info, and locations, see the attached PDF below.
Our goal is to offer BHS students support as they develop into caring, resilient, capable, and academically balanced young adults during their high school years and beyond.
BHS Club/Activities - http://bhs.brookline.k12.ma.us/clubs-and-activities-new.html
School Pictures/ ID Makeup Day – Scheduled on Wed, November 6.
Senior Make-Up Seminar -
Thursday, Oct 24th from 10:40 to 11:55 -MLK room both T block and X block
Senior mentors with early deadlines should see also see their counselors individually to hand off transcript release forms and to make sure you are on track for your deadlines.
Please note that college representatives are coming to BHS daily through mid-November. Check your Naviance homepage or stop by the College-Career Center Room 279 for a full listing of all reps and the date/time they will be available in the College-Career Center to meet you! You must have a signed pass from your teacher if you plan to attend during one of your classes. See Mr Libenzon (Room 279/280) or your counselor if you have any questions.
Transcript release / Teacher-Counselor Recommendation Deadlines
To best support every senior in their college admissions process, we require that all seniors meet the deadlines below for communicating to both teacher and counselors re: recommendations. UPDATE: If you have college applications with October 15 or November 1 deadlines – your transcript release form and other important documents are now overdue. See you counselor and teachers immediately!
Upcoming due dates (attachment of dates below):
College deadline BHS Deadline
November 15 Monday, October 21
December 1 Monday, November 4
December 15 Friday, November 15
SENIORS AND JUNIORS
Financial Aid Information for BHS Seniors, Juniors and their parents/guardians – this Wednesday, Oct 16 at 7pm, Auditorium:
Parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college, which will be held on. This seminar is offered through MEFA, the Commonwealth’s authority on planning, saving, and paying for college. An experienced MEFA representative will provide an overview of the college financing process, including types of financial aid, how to apply, and financing options for your family. Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA’s website — mefa.org — to download a copy of the seminar presentation in English or Spanish and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process.
Great Opportunity for BHS students……FREE STEM College and Career Fair in Boston – Sunday 10/27, 1-4pm, Northeastern Univ, Cabot Physical Education Center. Open to the public, the fair is for college-bound students interested in college majors and careers in engineering, medicine, computer science, and other STEM fields.
Students will meet face-to-face with hundreds of college representatives and industry professionals — all in one place. They'll get their questions answered about majors, degree programs, campus visits, internships, scholarships, financial aid, and much more. Plus, they can take advantage of STEMinars on topics such as writing a winning college essay and standing out in the admission process.
Not sure if you should be taking the essay portion of the SAT or ACT? Most college admissions do NOT require the essay as part of their application process. Please read the link below from Compass Prep. Save yourself money and time by only taking the college admission testing you need for the colleges you are considering. As always, see your counselor or Lenny Libenzon, BHS College Counselor Room 279/280 if you have any questions.
PSAT is almost here! Now that you’ve registered, please remember:
On Saturday, 10/19 - please report to BHS by 7:45 am. Bring #2 pencils, a calculator, and PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. You will not be admitted to the exam without an ID. Please contact Ms. Brenda Aguilar, firstname.lastname@example.org , if you have questions.
We encourage all 9th grade students to meet their assigned guidance counselor. Please encourage your 9th grader to stop by their counselor’s office between classes or during HUB or X block if needed. Students can also email their counselor to set up a meeting time - CounselorFirstName_LastName@psbma.org