Dear Friends of the Brooklyn City Schools-
Many important student achievements are taking place in the Brooklyn City Schools, and so that the community is fully aware of such accolades, I have included several of them in my monthly “Hurricane Watch” Superintendent’s Report.
Congratulations to everyone in the Brooklyn City Schools, which was recently recognized as a 2018-2019 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for demonstrating a commitment to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in its middle school level PLTW programs. In partnership with Polaris Career Center, the District offers STEM-BASED programs for students in grades 7 and 8. One such course is the Automation & Robotics program, which provides students the opportunity to design and build real-world projects using the VEX Robotics® platform, and Medical Detectives, which involves analyzing DNA evidence to solve medical problems through hands-on projects and labs. Project Lead the Way is a non-profit organization that provides engaging educational programs which help students develop and strengthen critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication skills. The Brooklyn City Schools are extremely proud of this excellent honor and thanks Polaris Career Center for partnering with the District to provide our students access to such valuable learning opportunities.
Brooklyn athletic accomplishments are to be commended as well, beginning first with the co-ed Hockey team which won 14 games this season and captured their 3rd consecutive GCHSHL Blue South Division Championship. Our 8th grade girls’ basketball team won the PAC championship as well. On an individual level, senior Marchello Carrossellia advanced to the 2019 OHSAA Bowling State Tournament in Columbus, OH, and finished 10th overall in the entire state. Senior Seth Majewski finished the wrestling season strong as he captured the PAC championship in his weight class during the conference meet and placed fourth overall at the Sectional Tournament. He joined teammates Eric Khay and Carl Ramser at the Division III District Wrestling Tournament.
A “Hurricane Shout-Out” is given to Brooklyn High senior Corin Tarver-Moore who recently earned a scholarship to study Theater at Ohio University in the fall of 2019. In earning this award, Corin is one of only sixteen students nationwide to receive this scholarship! The noteworthy accomplishment is a testament to Corin’s dedication to academic success and passion for the performing arts.
A message of gratitude is extended to everyone in the performing arts family of the Brooklyn City Schools for their fine production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. From entertaining senior citizens in a preview, to the live performances for the community, the actors, artists, production crew and musical talents of our students and staff were on full display. Thank you to everyone who played a role in making this year’s Spring Musical a success!
These types of successes and student achievements are a critical component to the essence of everyday life in our fine school district. Undoubtedly, the Brooklyn City Schools has built a solid reputation for academics, extra and co-curricular activities…thereby elevating the importance of Issue 1, the District’s 6.9 mill operating levy on the May 2019 ballot.
Thank you for your continued support of the Brooklyn City Schools
Dr. Mark Gleichauf
Superintendent of Schools