The Brooklyn City Schools welcomed teachers and staff back with enthusiasm and a great deal of “Hurricane Pride” for the 2019-2020 school year at its annual Convocation on Thursday, August 22, 2019. After enjoying a delicious breakfast in the cafeteria, teachers were greeted with high-fives and smiles by administrators as they entered the Auditorium. The event began with a funny and memorable video featuring District staff getting ready for this year’s Convocation. Superintendent Mark Gleichauf followed with an energetic keynote address to District staff, beginning with a summary of recent facility upgrades such as the refreshed “Hurricanes” sign in the High School gym, upgraded district-wide phone system and new Chromebook carts to ensure the Brooklyn City Schools remain 21st Century ready. Dr. Gleichauf also recapped important accomplishments from the previous school year, including, an ‘A” grade on the State Report Card in the areas of Progress and Graduation Rate, the approval of the District’s Strategic Plan, and a 273% increase in the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses and tests at Brooklyn High School.
Moving forward, Dr. Gleichauf stressed that the Brooklyn City Schools will continue to align District goals with the Strategic Plan to ensure that students are offered diverse educational opportunities to succeed. Classes begin for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, August 26th. The Brooklyn City Schools thank our teachers and staff for their dedication and wish them a successful school year! It’s Hurricane Season!