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  • BCAM Students Featured in Chalkbeat!

    BCAM senior Galeel Cora and junior Jenitza Jack and their work with the NYC Student Voice Collaborative were recently featured in Chalkbeat - click here to read the article!

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  • Thanks to Mobadanga Athletics!

    Many thanks to Lucian Dickson, who runs MOBADANGA ATHLETICS, for a generous donation including new travel sweats to the Varsity Lions and Lady Lions!

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  • Future Project 2018 Retreat

    This year's BCAM DREAM TEAM RETREAT went amazingly! Students were invited to The Future Project HQ Office on Sunday Dec 3rd for an all day team bonding intensive. Students participated in workshops centered on launching the DEFINE phases of their school year projects as well as guided discussions based on success after high school. 

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  • PTA Meeting 10/18/17

    Please join us on Wednesday, October 18 for our first PTA meeting of the year. This meeting will feature PTA elections, hotspot activation workshops, and gift card raffles! We look forward to seeing you there.

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  • AIYM on TV!

    A film made by BCAM's Artistic, Intelligent Young Men (AIYM) group was recently featured on BRIC Concrete Stories.  Click HERE to watch on BCAM Vimeo.

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  • Future Project Impact Report

    The Future Project is an organization focused on unlocking possibility in all students, staff, and community members of this school.  They work with the school leadership and the staff to create programming that support people in pursuing their dreams.  This report details the work done by the school's Dream Director in service of this goal and in partnership with the Dream Team - a self selected group of student leaders charged with reimagine their high school experience.

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  • BCAM Teachers Featured at Brooklyn North Principal's Conference

    Two BCAM teachers, Sarina Maros and Tameeka Weekes, were recently featured at the Brooklyn North Principal's Conference. They presented their work on differentiation for English Language Learners and students with disablities, and preparing students for the new Global History Regent Exam. Thanks to both for their hard work and dedication to improving their practice.

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  • 4th Annual BCAM Night to Shine Gala

    BCAM Night to Shine Spring Art Exhibition: Friday, June 2nd, 6pm-8pm


    The theme of this year’s art collective is fittingly Our ‘Futurism’ is Now!  It is our community’s claim that securing a significant stake in our competitive and increasingly volatile world means representing ourselves, our culture and our experiences  with clarity and no compromise. The evening will be a presentation of our strongest performance, media and visual art, and also a special celebration of our seniors as they formally announce where they will attend college in the fall. 

    The event will be preceded by our parents engaging in Community School Forum workshops in our library.

    Admission is free for everyone, although you are welcome to make a donation to our school’s art programming any time during the evening.

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  • Aperture Exhibition

    As the culmination of our Aperture photography club, our students are having their own gallery exhibition! This exhibition features photographs and photobooks made by students as part of the Aperture Foundation's educational program. The exhibition opens June 3rd and students' artwork will be displayed until August 17, 2017. For more information, follow this link.

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  • BCAM Annual "Night to Shine" Gala

    Please join us Friday, June 2 from 6-8pm for our annual "Night to Shine" gala! This year's theme is "Our Futurism Begins Now" and will feature performances by AIYM, Dance Academy, and more!

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Community Circle: This Week at BCAM


  • Academic Calendar: This is the 2nd week of 3rd Quarter. New Quarter, new opportunities to do well.  
  • Turn Incomplete Into Passing Grade: NX-Incomplete Grade forms were given out last week.  You have until Friday, February 9th to complete all assignments listed on the form.  Do not waste this opportunity!
  • Senior Apex: Attention all 12th Graders, APEX courses must be completed by today Monday, February 5th.  All courses will be deleted and new students will be added after today.  GET IT DONE!
  • 11th Grade Practice SAT Diagnostic: Thank you to all 11th Graders who took last Friday’s 3rd SAT Practice Session seriously and did your best.  This will pay off with the real thing in March!
  • 10th & 11th Grade Summer Journalism Meeting: This Wednesday during our lunch periods, there will be an interest meeting in Room 332 for 10th and 11th Graders interested in applying for a summer weeklong college journalism program at SUNY-Stonybrook. This is a great opportunity to stay on a college campus for week during the summer.
  • AP Literature 10th Grade Cohort Practice Exam: On Friday, Mr. Gilman’s AP Literature class will take a practice exam from 8:30am-11:30am in our library.  This is to provide you a practice experience with the exam.
  • Student Council Valentine’s Candy-Gram Sales: Our BCAM Student Council will begin selling candy-grams tomorrow during our lunches and advisories.  So everyone bring some $ to purchase and love up your friends and boo.
  • Celebration of Black Excellence Showcase Auditions: Auditions for individuals and groups wishing to perform in our March 2nd Showcase will be held next Tuesday, February 13th @ 3pm in the Black Box Theater.  If you do not audition, you will not be allowed to take part in the showcase.  This goes for all established groups as well, like AIYM/AIYL, Dance Academy, Lioness, etc.


  • January Attendance: We will be celebrating students with 95% or above January attendance today during lunches.
  • February Attendance: We are once again doing group competitions for the month of February:
    • Most Improved Advisory Attendance in each grade will get a pizza party at the end of the month!  

o   Best First Period Attendance in each grade will get a Breakfast Party & Most Improved First Period Class.


  • BCAM Social Media: BCAM students please check out regular pictures, features and info on our website www.bcamhs.org and our Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter @bcamhs. Go follow and get those clicks up!


  • 9th Grade Algebra/Geometry Peer Tutoring: 9th Graders tutoring this Thursday/Friday in w/ Ms. Gent Rm. 322.
  • College Classes: Please see Ms. Lyons 302 for info on college classes at Medgar Evers, John Jay or here at BCAM.


  • BCAM Open Mic: BCAM Open Mic hosted by the Dream Team is this Friday, February 9th from 4-6pm after school. Students with passions and interests in ANY subject are welcomed to sign up.  Visual and graphic artists, writers, musicians, vocalists, lyricists, sciences, and ALL BCAM After-School Clubs are encouraged to apply.
  • BCAM Artistic & Intelligent Young Men: You have a professional studio session this Wednesday 4pm-7pm.  See Mr. Bullock for the required permission slip for this studio trip.     
  • Young Ladies (AIYM & AIYL): You continue your filmmaking and photography this Wednesday and Thursday.
  • BCAM Dance Academy: Rehearsals continue this week Wednesday & Thursday 3pm-4:15pm.
  • BCAM-Groundswell Mural Project: Mural members you have session Wednesday 4:00pm-7:00pm.   
  • BCAM Yearbook: Meeting Tuesday at 3pm in Rm. 303
  • BCAM Art Academy: Continues this Thursday 3pm-4:30pm with Ms. Ross Room 308.  


  • BCAM Lady Lions Girls Basketball: The #2 city-ranked Lady Lions won handily last week against rival Banneker HS, as they continue their quest for a top playoff seeding.  Tonight the ladies play their final regular season game at 4:30pm in The Lion’s Den vs. Brooklyn Tech HS.  Tonight’s game is Senior Night where our senior Lady Lions are celebrated.  Let’s all attend the game tonight to support the Lions and honor our senior players!  
  • BCAM Lions Boys Basketball: The #5 city-ranked Lions won both their games last week to also remain poised for a strong playoff seeding.  The Lions conclude the regular season with 2 home games: tomorrow at 5pm vs. Summit Academy, and Thursday at 5pm against Adams Street HS.  Thursday’s game is Lions’ Senior Night and will celebrate our senior Lion’s players.  Let’s pack the gym tomorrow and Thursday to support the Lions and honor the seniors.
  • BCAM Lady Lion JV Basketball: The Lady Lion JV lost a tough one last week vs. Banneker HS but played very well.  They have 2 tough away games this week: tonight vs. Boys & Girls HS and Thursday against Grand Street Campus.  Good luck to the Lady Lion JV.     
  • BCAM Snowboarding Program: BCAM Snowboarding continued its strong showing last Saturday on the slopes!  The stars of the day were Rashon, Dondre and Keeshawna who were all hitting boxes and shredding up the mountains!  This Saturday is the final snowboarding adventure!
  • BCAM Lions Boys Soccer: Lions soccer practice will take place this Saturday 2pm-5pm in the Lion’s Den.
  • BCAM Lioness Cheerleading & Stunt Program: Lioness cheered wonderfully last week for home games and a special away game!  The cheering continues tonight for the Lady Lions, and tomorrow and Thursday for the Lions! Also, tryouts for the 2018-2019 Stunt Squad continue this week specifically for male BCAM students.  All students interested in trying out for the cheer and stunt team must have a PSAL medical form and tryouts application form filled out and handed into Ms. Weekes.


  • Community Expectations: You must be on time to your first class at 8:20am.  No hats, scarves, etc. allowed on your heads during the school day.  No electronics allowed in classes during the academic day.  After-school and team members return to the building at 3pm through front entrance.
  • Computer Lab Rules: BCAM students and especially 12th Graders—there is no food or drink allowed in our Computer Labs!  Please follow these rules. Thank you.
  • Detention: Required detention continues this Wednesday afternoon after school.
  • Late to School/class Detention: Students late to school and class will serve detention this Thursday afternoon.


  • Senior Portraits: We will be inviting the photographers to return February 12th.  All seniors that have paid dues by the time of the visit will be able to take pictures.  This will be the last opportunity.  ****Seniors will meet with Ms. Bello to select the picture that they would like in the yearbook – do not email the studio on your own.   
  • Senior 2nd quarter celebration trip: Seniors that pass all their classes 2nd quarter will be invited to go Ice-Skating!
  • Senior Dues: Senior dues are now $206 due to Ms. Bello as soon as possible (this includes the new 10% late fee)  This is now the price without the CUNY application fee.  All students that paid full price will receive $65 refund or put that $ towards prom. Yearbook: Please send photos for the yearbook to bcaminfo@bcamhs.org. If we don’t get photos, the yearbook is going to be 6 pages long. We currently have 25 photos!!  


  • BCAM Student Council: Student Council will meet this Thursday with Ms. Clark/Gent.  
  • BCAM Dream Team: Dream Team meeting will take place this week on Tuesday at 3pm in room 334.  REHEARSALS for open mic will take place THIS Tuesday at 330pm in room 334.Please be aware that if you do not attend this rehearsal, you may not be able to perform at Open Mic. Please refer to Warren Cade or Ms Paula.  BCAM Open Mic will take place THIS FRIDAY February 9th from 4pm-6pm in the auditorium


  • Tuesday: Davis/Jaishwar PD.  Diallo/Bujan/Gent PD. Outreach 2:55pm-3:10pm. Small Group Pods 3:15pm-4:00pm.  Black History Month Curriculum brainstorm session 4:00pm-4:30pm.  
  • Wednesday: Exantus/Middleton PD. Bello/O’Brien JESA meeting. Detention.  4pm Black Excellence Planning Meeting.
  • Thursday: Cooper PD.  
  • Friday: Fan PD.  AP Literature Practice Exam.  Exantus meeting.
  • All Staff reminders:
    • 2nd Week of 3rd Quarter.  
    • Complete bulletin boards.
    • Lesson plans and unit plans every day to support well-planned, organized classes.
    • Classroom and hallway bulletin boards displaying curriculum, student work, rubrics.
    • 8:10am recommended whole staff morning meeting.
    • Strong engagement and common core/regent preparation in every class.

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Mission Statement

At Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM), we prepare our students for 21st century academic, creative, and professional success. Through an art, media, and technology-enriched academic curriculum emphasizing community collaboration, we challenge ourselves to think critically and create knowledge in pursuit of personal excellence and meaningful social change.

Principal's Corner

February 5, 2018

Dear BCAM Students and Families,

Happy African-American History Month! The official 2017-18 1st Semester (Term 1) report cards and transcripts were recently mailed to parents and families. Please find below some important information about these documents:

1. Official 2017-18 1st Semester (Term 1) Report Card: This document shares your student’s 1st Quarter and 2nd Quarter grades, and the Final Term 1
semester grade, which is an average of the two quarters.

2. Official 2017-18 Transcript: This transcript includes 2017-18 Term 1 Grades, Credits and January Regent Scores. This transcript also includes a current Cumulative Grade Point Average and Credits Earned to Date.

3. February/March, 2018 BCAM Calendar. Please note these dates:
      Midwinter Vacation: February 16th to February 23rd
      Midwinter Credit Recovery: Tuesday, February 20th to Wednesday, February 21st (school resumes Monday, February 26th)
      1st Semester Parent Conferences: Thursday, March 8th, from 5pm to 7pm, & Friday, March 9th, from 1pm to 3pm

4. March 2nd: BCAM Celebration of Black Excellence Art & Performance Showcase: We want to cordially invite you on Friday, March 2nd , 1:00pm-2:30pm to culminate African-American History Month with us as our students and even some staff, perform, share art and share inspirational words in this wonderful program BCAM Celebration of Black Excellence. The program is proudly curated by our BCAM Dream Team and Student Council.

Finally, we strongly encourage you to visit the BCAM Website www.bcamhs.org and BCAM Instagram @bcamhs for up to the minute articles, dates, and information regarding our school.



Dr. James O’Brien, BCAM Principal,

Samantha Exantus & Janna Bello, BCAM Assistant Principals

& the entire BCAM Community