OCTOBER 17, 2019
Anatomy & Physiology students enjoyed an outing to the Museum of Science in Boston on Oct. 15 to see the renowned BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life exhibit. See photos from the field trip at brooksschoolphotos.com .
Welcome to Family Weekend!
There’s a lot going on during the next few days; click for the full Family Weekend schedule . Enjoy your visit! Contact Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Programs Nicole Mallen Jackson '95 with any questions.
Hospitality Tent During Family Weekend
The Brooks hospitality tent will be open to all campus visitors during Family Weekend (including visiting teams) and we need your help to stock it! If you are bringing food items prior to 1 p.m. on Saturday, please deliver them to the Keating Room inside Wilder Dining Hall. Otherwise, food can be brought directly to the tent. Thank you!
School Store Raffle
Stop by the school store during Family Weekend to enter a raffle to win a Brooks mug and a $25 gift certificate to the store! The raffle closes at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Store hours are: Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are fully stocked with new items as well as old favorites!
Midterm Reports
Fall Midterm Progress Reports are available in OnBrooks today. To access report cards, sign into OnBrooks with your parent account, click on your student and select "Progress." Report cards will be visible in the "Performance" area of the "Progress" section. To set up your parent OnBrooks account, click here for instructions. For support or questions about your OnBrooks account or report cards, please contact Registrar Lisa Saunders.
Afternoon Activities Reminder
Please remember: All flex option and independent activity student application forms are due to the athletic department by Oct. 25.
Exchange Program
Applications are currently available for Brooks' exchange program. During Family Weekend there will be an information session about it in the Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Attendees will hear from students who went on exchange last year and from Andrew McLean, exchange program director and history teacher. It is a great time to get information and ask questions about the program. Applications are due Nov. 1. Families knowing about the program, and engaging in the process alongside their students, is a great way to make the most of this opportunity. Contact Andrew McLean or Exchange Program Assistant Director and Registrar Lisa Saunders with any questions.
Yearbook: Call for Photos
Snapping photos at games and other school events? You're invited to submit those photos for possible use in the yearbook. We can use all contributors! Photographers whose images are published will get a photo credit and limitless gratitude. Email yearbook advisor Andrew McLean at yearbook@brooksschool.org with all questions and submissions.
Food Drive
Now through Oct. 21, our food service provider Meriwether Godsey will be celebrating the 12th annual “Feed The Difference” campaign with a food drive spotlighting food insecurity and hunger awareness . Food and monetary donations, which will benefit Lazarus House , will be collected in Wilder Dining Hall. Meriwether Godsey and our local food service provider PFG will match our donations!
Parents of Fifth- and Sixth-Formers
The Dec. 7 SAT will not be offered at Brooks, but will be available at Haverhill High School, Phillips Academy Andover and other local schools. Our preference, if you register, is to select the Phillips Academy location. Please contact Assistant College Counselor Christine Jackson if your student needs a fee waiver or you have questions.
Student Activities This Weekend
Check out the full schedule of events . Highlights of the long weekend include a pep rally, trips to Boston, "Screamfest" at Canobie Lake Park and "Haunted Happenings" in Salem, Mass.
Wellness Corner
John Broderick, a former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice, shared his family’s story with the Brooks community in chapel on Monday, Oct. 14. He encouraged students to help him in his pursuit to remove the shadows around mental illness by having the informed, non-judgmental conversations that we have been avoiding for generations. Click to read a news story about his visit , including students' reactions, and watch the talk.
 
Brooks School is excited to hold a campus-wide mental health awareness campaign, #StickItToStigma, during game days this weekend. All athletes will be invited to wear lime green (the color of mental health awareness) with their uniforms and there will be information and ways for fans and families to show support for each other while cheering on our athletes.
This video will be shown to students during school meeting on Friday!
Upcoming Events 
  • Oct. 17: Parent Dinner Series
  • Oct. 18: Student Art Show and parent reception, Arts in Progress
  • Oct. 18-19: Family Weekend
  • 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. 13: Jazz Band concert
  • Dec. 15: Lessons and Carols (for families and the community)
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