NOVEMBER 21, 2019
Campus is quiet as students ready to return home for Thanksgiving Break — starting Saturday!
An Evening With Diane Foley
Join us on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Robert Lehman Art Center for an inspiring evening of conversation with Diane Foley , president and founder of the James W. Foley Foundation . Diane has dedicated her life to advocating for freedom for American hostages, protection of the free press and for the safety of all journalists in honor of her son, a photojournalist publicly executed by ISIS terrorists in Syria in 2014. This gathering — open to alumni, students, faculty and families of Brooks — will reflect the foundation's mission: "inspiring moral courage, one person at a time." Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. All are welcome! 
Winter Term Update
The 2019 Winter Term Course Catalog has been made available to students and course selection sheets are due by Saturday at 12 p.m. Our hope is that your student will consult with you regarding his or her Winter Term choices, especially about courses that require an extra fee. Course rosters will be finalized by the second week of Dec. 

Be sure to set aside the evening of Jan. 24 to attend the Winter Term Symposium, where you can see all that your student worked on throughout the three weeks! Winter Term will start on Jan. 7 in the Chapel at 8 a.m. If you have questions, please contact Associate Head for Academic Affairs Lance Latham .
A Message from the Athletic Director
Please remind your student(s) that all lockers in the Athletic Center must be completely empty by 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 so that a deep clean of the locker rooms can take place over Thanksgiving Break. All fall season uniforms must be returned before the break.
Upcoming Arts Events
Mark your calendar!
  • Dec. 7: Rock Band and Advanced Rock Band concert, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. 
  • Dec. 13: Jazz Band and Advanced Jazz Band concert, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: Lessons and Carols (for families and the community), Frank D. Ashburn Chapel, 2 p.m.
Toys for Tots Drive
The Community Activities Board (CAB) is sponsoring a Toys for Tots drive. Please consider purchasing a toy over Thanksgiving Break to send back with your student. On Dec. 7, an Ugly Sweater Dance will be held, to which students can bring their donations. Thank you!
There's Still Time to Register for Europe Trip!
Kaisers, castles, ski jumps and salt mines in Nuremberg, Innsbruck, Bolzano, Salzburg & Munich! The deadline to register your student for a WWII-themed trip to Europe July 6-15, 2020 with Dean of Academics Susanna Waters, History Teacher Amanda Nasser and Dean of Faculty John McVeigh has been extended to Dec. 14. Please contact Susanna Waters with any questions.
Upcoming Events 
  • Nov. 1-Dec. 14: "200 Women" art exhibit
  • Dec. 7: Rock Band and Advanced Rock Band concert
  • Dec. 10: Austin Reception for Alumni and Parents
  • Dec. 13: Jazz Band and Advanced Jazz Band concert
  • Dec. 15: Lessons and Carols (for families and the community)
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