July 5th, 2017
Another school year has come and gone here in the Brooklyn City Schools. On Sunday, June 4, Brooklyn celebrated the commencement for the Class of 2017. That afternoon 115 young men and women crossed the Brooklyn Auditorium stage one last time as students and were handed their diplomas
This Class of 2017 is quite distinguished and has much to be proud of including the following:
- This is the first class that entered Brooklyn High School as 8th graders
- They are the first graduating class to gain the benefits of dual enrollment classes here at Brooklyn High Schools
- This class boasts 6 seniors on the varsity hockey team that saw the progression from a winless freshman year to a Baron Cup berth and division title this past winter
- This class had a two-time state qualifier in girls’ golf
- This class had 16 students who received Five-Year academic awards for stellar achievement during all years of high school
- This class earned over $500,000 in academic scholarships and grants for colleges and universities
Our mission is “All Students Empowered for Successful Futures” and this Class of 2017 is bound for just that. Students at BHS earned 641 college credits from the University of Akron and Cuyahoga Community College combined. These credits have a value of nearly $140,000 to our students and their families. When someone asks us what is the value of a Brooklyn education, we can honestly say our Class of 2017 indicates it is worth $640,000 in college costs.
The 2017-2018 school year will be another great one for Brooklyn. The district will continue to honor our Brooklyn traditions while preparing for a dynamic future. Our students will once again be at the center of that excitement as they take rigorous classes, compete on athletic teams, perform in our award winning band, or entertain us in our popular school musical.
Thank you for your support of the Brooklyn City Schools!
Dr. Mark Gleichauf