BJHS | WEEKLY NEWSLETTER | APRIL 13, 2015

Brookwood 167

Dear Parents/Guardians:

“There are two great things that you can give your children:  one is roots, the other is wings.”

–Hodding Carter

Tips for Helping Your Child Succeed in School:

  • Make education a priority
  • Share high expectations with your child
  • Be involved
  • Help and encourage your child to set academic goals
  • Help your child be better organized
  • Provide your child with the necessary school supplies and a study/homework area at home
  • Maintain a positive attitude

All parents are encouraged to contact the school administrators or teachers at the onset of a concern. Conferences can be scheduled on any school day.  Parents may also request a meeting with all of their child’s teachers and administrators. This can be done by contacting the school at (708) 758-5252.  We need parent involvement and value parental support. The partnerships we create and maintain greatly influence your child’s success in school.

Sincerely,

Bethany A. Lindsay, Principal
Brookwood Junior High School


Brookwood 167

REMINDER!

This week we are collecting the fees and permission slips for the 8th Grade Trip to Springfield, Illinois, the 8th Grade Graduation and the 7th Grade End of Year field trip.

Our 8th grade students will be travelling to Springfield, IL on April 16, 2015. The day is planned as a learning experience for the students and correlates with the social studies curriculum.  Although the time of the trip extends beyond the regular school hours, the students will be chaperoned at all times by adults.  Students will be leaving school at 6:30 AM and arriving back at approximately 9:00 PM. Students should bring a sack lunch.  Dinner is included in the cost of the trip.

The Springfield tour consists of the following sites:

  • Lincoln’s Home
  • Lincoln’s Tomb
  • The Illinois State Capitol
  • The Lincoln Presidential Museum

The 7th Grade End of Year field trip includes an architectural boat tour of Chicago followed by some fun at Navy Pier!  Students in seventh grade will be going on this trip on one of the following three days:

  • May 29th
  • June 2nd
  • June 3rd

The Architectural Boat Tour of Chicago will provide students with an insider’s glimpse into the buildings, architecture, and engineering that made Chicago famous as the birthplace of the skyscraper and home of modern American architecture. Nothing is more impressive than this world-renowned architecture as seen from the Chicago River on an architecture tour! The tours will be provided by Shoreline Sightseeing Company and the overall cost of the trip is $30.00.  However, if students participated in the fundraiser, there is no cost for this exciting field trip.

The 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony will take place on June 4, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the gymnasium of Brookwood Junior High School.  Prior to the graduation, we are planning a dinner dance at Glenwoodie Golf Club.  The graduation dinner dance will be held on May 22, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Payment for the dance will be due no later than May 8, 2015.  Additional information regarding the graduation dinner dance and ceremony is included in this newsletter.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Brookwood 167

2015 GRADUATION INFORMATION

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!

GRADUATION AT BROOKWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IS |THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015.

 

 IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION!
8TH GRADE GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHS (CAP & GOWN) WILL BE TAKEN ON FRIDAY, April 24, 2015
STUDENTS WILL BE GOING HOME WITH INSTANT PROOFS, CONSISTING OF TWO DIFFERENT POSES, AND INFORMATION ON ORDERING

With graduation, certain expenses are necessary.  The following list will be the total cost for graduation and should be paid in the office.

**All payments must be made in CASH and in full by May 27, 2015.

Required Expenses
Cap (includes tassel), gown, and medallion………………………… $42.00

Optional Expenses

  • Autograph Book………………………………………….. $5.00
  • 4” Graduation Bear…………………………………………. $5.00
  • Graduation – Formal Dinner/Party @ Glenwoodie Golf Course (5/22/15)………………………… $38.00

Final Date For Payment/Reservation For Party Will Be May 8, 2015
The graduation party will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Glenwoodie Golf Club.

**If parents would like to attend and have dinner with the students, the cost will be $25.00 for each parent.

Tickets To Graduation
Each 8th grade graduate will receive four (4) tickets.  No extra tickets will be issued.  This is due to safety & occupancy codes.

**Reminder – Any school fees incurred during the school year must be paid before graduation fees can be paid.

Time Sequence Of Events

  • 6:00 PM Graduation: Students enter building through the northwest door (by Room 10) and report to assigned rooms.  Students should report to school dressed in their caps and gowns.
  • 6:00 PM Main Entry Doors: Will be open to ticket holders only!  Everyone Entering Must Have A Ticket, Including Small Children
  • 6:30 PM: Processional starts (promptly).

Brookwood 167

Extra – Curricular Activities | Week Of 4/13/2015

 

MONDAY

Activity Time

Location

Morning Tutoring 7:30-8:30 A.M. Learning Center
Track Practice 3:10-4:30 P.M. Gym
After School Tutoring 3:10-4:30 P.M. Learning Center

TUESDAY

Morning Tutoring 7:30-8:30 A.M. Learning Center
Gospel Choir 7:30-8:10 A.M. Stage
Drumline 7:15-8:15 A.M. Room 20
Chess Club 3:10-4:30 P.M. Room 6
Book Club 3:10-4:30 P.M. Room 16
After School Tutoring 3:10-4:30 P.M. Learning Center
Track Meet 3:30-5:30 P.M. Lansing Memorial

WEDNESDAY

Morning Tutoring 7:30-8:30 A.M. Learning Center
Student Council 3:10-4:30 P.M. Learning Center
Art Club 3:10-4:30 P.M. Room 19
Debate Club 3:10-4:30 P.M. Room 17
After School Tutoring 3:10-4:30 P.M. Learning Center

THURSDAY

Drumline 7:15-8:15 A.M. Room 20
Morning Tutoring 7:30-8:30 A.M. Learning Center
Gospel Choir 7:30-8:10 A.M. Stage
After School Tutoring 3:10-4:30 P.M. Learning Center
Springfield Trip (8th Grade) 6:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Friday

EARLY DISMISSAL (7th Grade) 2:00 P.M.
NO SCHOOL (8th Grade)

Attention: 

All Parents of Students Attending Homewood-Flossmoor High School

 The School Improvement Committee of Homewood-Flossmoor High School Presents “
An Evening Program for Class of 2019 Parents and Students”

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | South Building Gym

During this H-F University for Parents workshop, learn about…

  • Summer academic and athletic opportunities
  • August registration procedures
  • Important dates for the upcoming school year
  • Academic and behavioral expectations
  • Support and enrichment opportunities
  • Extracurricular clubs and activities

Also, you will be able to…

  • Take a guided tour of the H-F Campus
  • Get your questions answered by a panel of H-F staff, members, students, and parents
  • Greet friends and neighbors, and make new acquaintances