Dear Brooklyn City Schools Community,
The District greatly values the continued support and collaboration of all community stakeholders to promote academic success and diverse educational opportunities for our students. As a demonstration of our appreciation, the Brooklyn City Schools recently hosted a Special Holiday Concert for all Brooklyn Seniors on the morning of Monday, December 16, 2019, in the Auditorium. Approximately thirty seniors and community members enjoyed coffee, holiday cookies and outstanding performances by the Brooklyn High School Choir and Band. Thank you to everyone who attended for supporting our talented students!
The Holiday Season is a special time of year marked by a spirit of generosity, and the Brooklyn City Schools once again supported the Brooklyn Cares Holiday Wishes Program to help local families in-need. Brooklyn High School Key Club organized a food drive that collected over 1,300 canned goods while District staff helped to organize and distribute food and gift donations from the greater Brooklyn community to meet the holiday wishes of sixty-five families! Please watch the following video interview to hear some of our students and staff share about supporting this community-wide giving effort. Thank you to District students and staff, Brooklyn Community Cares, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Rec and the Brooklyn Community for your generosity!
Winter sports season is underway for our Brooklyn High School student athletes. The Girls Basketball team is off to a strong start with three victories while the Hockey team won its first two home games and is holding its own in a higher, more competitive division. Please be sure to come out and support our winter sports athletes over the coming weeks.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve nearly reached the halfway point of the 2019-2020 school year. Our students and staff are focused on achieving a strong finish to the second semester which concludes at the end of this week. Students will be released from school at 1:30 PM for Records Day on Friday, December 20th. There will be no school for Winter Break from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020. Classes will resume on Monday, January 6th.
Happy Holidays from the Brooklyn City Schools, and remember, It’s Hurricane Season!
Dr. Mark Gleichauf
Superintendent of Schools