NOVEMBER 7, 2019
The class of 2020 and entire student body posed for Brooks' annual school photo yesterday. See the silly costumes the sixth-formers quick-changed into on .
Winter Term Update
The 2020 Winter Term course catalog will be published by the end of the school day on Nov. 15. Course selection sheets are due before students leave on Thanksgiving Break. Our hope is that your child will consult with you regarding their 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 child worked on throughout the three weeks! All students will start Winter Term on Jan. 7 in the Chapel at 8 a.m. If you have questions, please contact Associate Head for Academic Affairs Lance Latham : (978) 725-6252.
Brooks Together
Many of the exciting things happening on campus -- from academic programming to athletics competitions and from health and wellness initiatives to the fall play -- are due to the impact of a successful Brooks Fund . This year we are striving to raise $2.4 million for the 2019-2020 Brooks Fund. This school-wide annual initiative directly impacts the day-to-day experience of our students, faculty and staff. Along with our alumni donors, parents play a key role in reaching the annual Brooks Fund goal. In recent years the parent participation drive, Brooks Together , has occurred in the late fall. This year, we are moving Brooks Together to the spring. 

Of course, we are thrilled to talk with you about your philanthropic support of Brooks at any point in the year. If you would prefer a conversation prior to the tax year end, please contact Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations Mary Merrill . Thank you for your consideration and support of Brooks! 
A Note for Fifth-Form Parents
The Students on the Forefront of Science (SFS) program information night will take place on Nov. 12 at 6:15 p.m. in the Science Forum. All fifth-form students who are interested in learning more about the 2020 program are encouraged to attend. Click to read an overview of the program .
Thanksgiving Transportation Information
Students commuting this Thanksgiving Break must sign up for the chaperoned bus to Conn. and New York City, as well as transportation to Logan Airport or Manchester–Boston Regional Airport, in the Deans’ Office by Nov. 15. Click to view the schedule . Please note: If a student signs up for the bus and does not end up taking the transportation, their account will still be charged. Questions? Contact Administrative Assistant to the Deans' Office Vicky Matheson .
Update From the Director of Athletics
  • Our last regular season games will be played Nov. 9, here at home vs. Tabor Academy. We hope many of you will be able to come out and support our teams.   
  • Post-season tournament committees will meet on Nov. 10 and we will know by that evening if any Brooks teams have been selected to participate. First-round games will be played on Nov. 13, with semifinal and final games played on the weekend.
  • With the exception of NEPSAC tournament teams, all fall equipment and uniforms must be returned to the equipment room by Nov. 13.   
  • Winter afternoon program organizational meetings will be held on Nov. 13. Practices and tryouts officially begin on Nov. 14. 
We Need Your Treats
We would love your help in baking or bringing goodies for our Game Day Hospitality tent during Alumni Homecoming this Saturday! Please deliver items directly to the tent starting at 12:30 p.m. or, if you need to drop them off earlier, contact Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Programs Nicole Jackson '95 . Thank you!
Come See Twelfth Night!
This year’s fall play, a 1920’s inspired "Twelfth Night," opens tonight and runs through Nov. 9, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Click to reserve your tickets, free of charge.

Fall Concert
The Brooks Choirs and Chamber Music Ensemble present the Fall Concert entitled Dream With Me on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. on the MainStage of the Center for the Arts. The Chamber Music Ensemble will perform a diverse set of repertoire from stately Baroque style trios to vibrant contemporary music with driving rhythms, while the Festive Chorus and Concert Chorale will sing music featuring poetry on dreams by Langston Hughes, Christina Rossetti and Edgar Allen Poe. We look forward to seeing your for our celebration of music and poetry with a reception to follow!
Student Activities This Weekend
Check out the full schedule of events . Highlights include a basketball tournament and Boston trip.
Upcoming Events 
  • Nov. 1-Dec. 14: "200 Women" art exhibit
  • Nov. 7-9: "Twelfth Night" fall play
  • Nov. 12: Fall Festival Choirs and Chamber Ensemble concert
  • 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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