Brookwood School Mission Statement The purpose of Brookwood School is to provide an exceptional college-preparatory educational experience to students from four years of age through the twelfth grade. Brookwood is committed to developing the whole child: academically, physically, spiritually, and socially.
April 11, 2008
FROM THE HEADMASTER...(Mike Notaro)
It seems to me this school year is rushing by us faster then it did last year!School seems to be going extremely well from my perspective.Our teachers have continued to keep our children on task and truly hit the ground running on our return from spring break.It is important that we continue to work diligently on our studies as we approach the end of this academic year.I am very proud of the approach of the majority of our students and their commitment to school.
Now that spring break has passed, we are really getting into the extreme busy part of the year.In the next few weeks there are numerous activities that will fill our calendars.Please see below a partial list of the activities that are taking place at Brookwood.With this in mind, we must be sure that all bases are covered by students who, on occasion, will miss valuable class time.Although we remind students on a regular basis that it is their responsibility to communicate with their teachers if they will be missing class, it does not hurt for them to hear it from parents as well.
April: 15&16- Lower School Pictures 15- State Individual Tennis 18- Progress Reports 19- Prom 22- Honors Assembly 24,25,&26- State Track 25- Earth Day for Lower School 28- State Golf 29- Track Assembly
May: 4- Baccalaureate 6- Girls Soccer Assembly 7- AP Exams begin 13- Buddy Farewell 13- Upper School Awards Day 14- Middle School Awards Day 15- Senior Banquet 16- Lower Awards Assembly 17- Graduation 19- Kindergarten Graduation 20- Fifth Grade Graduation
Remember to check the website for detailed calendar information.
We have had more successes in athletics this spring that you can read about in the Athletic Report.Also, check out Brookwood School's plan to become GREEN and how you can help.
There have been many great accomplishments this year in every aspect of school life and our efforts in fundraising as well.Our Annual Fund for Excellence is coming to a conclusion and we are in danger of not reaching our goal.If you are still looking for ways to help with your income tax return, our Annual Fund could be a good option.
Congratulations to Tom Danner and Laurel Derby, our past two "Warriors of the Week."Way to go Tom and Laurel.
I wish each of you a great weekend!
Blessings, Mike Notaro, Headmaster
ATHLETICS (Robert East)
The Varsity Tennis team competed in the region tournament on Wednesday, April 9, in Valdosta. The results were great for our Warriors! Hannah Notaro won the region in girls singles and Caroline Penhallegon finished second. Grace Allen and Ashley Kinsey finished second in the region in girls doubles. The Brookwood girls defeated Valwood 39-21 to win the Region title and to qualify them to play in the State Team Tennis Championships in Augusta on April 30th. Thomas Muller finished second in the region in boys singles. Ben Jones and William Lee finished second in the region in boys doubles. The Brookwood Boys team tied Tiftarea 25-25 for the Region title. Hannah Notaro, Caroline Penhallegon, Lucy Mitchell, Margaret Singletary, Ashley Kinsey, Grace Allen, Thomas Muller, Andy Sigler, William Lee, and Ben Jones will represent the Warriors at the GISA State Individual Tennis Tournament at ABAC in Tifton on Tuesday, April 15.
Springs sports are at a peak of activity! Please come out to support these athletes as they compete for championships. The Varsity Golf team will compete in the region tournament on Monday, April 14, in Valdosta. The Varsity Track team will compete in the region meet on Wednesday, April 16, at Tiftarea. All these athletes will then move on to compete for both individual and team state honors. Varsity Girls Soccer has only lost 1 match and is currently second in the region. Varsity Boys Soccer is undefeated and is leading the region standings. Varsity Baseball is leading the region as well. Middle School Baseball has impressed many with great team play. Middle School Track has begun practice and will compete in the region meet on Wednesday, April 30, at Tiftarea. Keep up with all these teams at www.brookwoodschool.org. Check out the web site for each team schedule and come out to cheer for the Warriors!
The Varsity Boys Basketball team has won the GISA AA State Championship for 2008!!! The Varsity Girls Basketball team also had a great season in reaching the Final Four. Congratulations to each of these teams! Brookwood School is on a run of unprecedented success on the basketball court. Commemorative T-shirts are for sale ($15). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your size and quantity.
Please remember to check out the school web site, www.brookwoodschool.org, for updates for all sports. Also, click the link to the Brookwood E-Store to see what Brookwood gear is available. The concessions and gate roster for spring sports is posted online. Please find someone to swap with you if you are unable to work your assigned time. Contact Coach Jarvis at email@example.com if you swap your time.
Brookwood Middle School Cheerleaders will be selling "Boston Butts" from April 21st - May 9th. You may place your order with any cheerleader or with order forms found in the Lower School or Flowers Hall. Price: $25.00 Pick up: Friday, May 16 at Brookwood. Questions? Contact Laurie Simmons.
BOX TOPS AND CAMPBELL LABELS
If you have any box tops or labels saved, please send them into the library.We will be preparing a shipment to be mailed May 1.This is an on-going project, so please continue saving during the summer months.
BROOKWOOD CAMPUS IS GOING GREEN! (Carol Sheftall)
Brookwood sophomores, led by Carol Sheftall, are encouraging our campus to recycle plastics, cans, newspapers, and cardboard. We are even recycling our plastic drink bottles at ballgames. We are also recycling white paper and magazines. By recycling these items, we hope to reduce the amount of trash we send to the landfill. Our sophomores are collecting the recyclables during homeroom two times per week to get these projects off to a good start. We are in the process of adopting a Thomasville roadside for clean-up each quarter. Our Green Team here at school is excited about Brookwood becoming a Green School.
Watch for news of our Earth Day Celebration.
LOWER SCHOOL SCIENCE CAMP
Join your friends for an exciting and challenging week of hands-on science activities! Students finishing 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade will attend the week of June 2 - 6. Those students completing grades 1 and 2 will participate June 16 - 20.
Each week the students will explore space topics at the ChallengerLearningCenter in Tallahassee with space missions, IMAX movie, and the planetarium. The Mad Scientists of Tallahassee will involve the campers in many science experiments on two days of each week. The final two days will include trips to the Gulf Marine Specimen Lab, WakullaRiver boat cruise, and science exploration at the MaryBroganScienceMuseum (1st and 2nd grades) or the FSU High Magnetic Lab (3rd, 4th, 5th grades).
The camp brochure was sent home on Friday, April 11 with all students currently in 1st - 5th grades. The registration form is in the brochure. To reserve your child's place in this exciting week, please return the form with a deposit to Jenni Martin. For questions, call Jenni at 221-0153.