Community Circle: Coming Up at BCAM

BCAM Advisory Community Announcements Monday, December 3, 2018



  • Academic Calendar: This is the 4th week of 2nd Quarter. We have a regular academic week.
  • Superintendent Visit Wednesday Morning: This Wednesday morning our Superintendent Janice Ross will come for a visit to evaluate our school. Let’s give our best effort as usual in our classes!
  • 9th-12th Grade Awards Town Hall Meetings: Tomorrow, Tuesday, all grades will take 1 period to celebrate 1st Quarter student awards and also discuss any grade business. 9th- 3rd per., 10th- 4th per., 11th- 8th per. 12th- 7th per.
  • 1st Quarter BCAM Honor Roll: Congratulations to all BCAM students who made the 1st Quarter Academic Honor Roll! See attached the special list!
  • NX Make-up Work: All students completing NX make up work for 1st Quarter, your work is due today, 12/3!!!
  • Winter Credit Recovery: All students who are required to take credit recovery to turn a fail into a pass will receive their projects this week from Ms. Bello or Ms. Exantus.
  • Friday Workshop for thirty (30) 10th Graders: This Friday morning 10am-11am, 30 tenth graders selected by Ms. Maros and Ms. Clark will complete a workshop in preparation for their visit to the play The Head and The Load!
  • BCAM Open Mic Lounge and BCAM Globetrotters Movie This Friday: The BCAM Dream Team will host its monthly Open Mic Lounge this Friday afternoon at 3:30pm in the Black Box Theater. Following this, the BCAM Globetrotters will host a movie for all students that wish to stay.
  • BCAM Performance Showcase and Fall Party After Boys’ Basketball Game December 14th: BCAM will host performance showcase and school party in the gym on Friday, December 14th!!!! There will be student performances by Model Material, BCAM Dolls, Lioness and BCAM Rap Stars before the party. This event will follow the boys’ basketball game to be played at 4:30pm. The BCAM Globetrotters will also show a movie in the Black Box that afternoon for those that want to stay in school in the afternoon until the party!      


  • Parent-Teacher Conferences Last Thursday & Friday: Thank you to all the students and parents who attended conferences last Thursday/Friday.       Let’s do our thing this 2nd Quarter to get the best grades possible!


  • Pre/Post Thanksgiving Attendance Raffle: To reward students for good attendance last week, we will have a big raffle with great prizes today in Cafeteria!!!
  • Morning ID Swipe: This week we will begin requiring ID swipe in the morning when you enter the building.
  • Zero Tolerance Lateness: If you are late for your 1st period class or your 1st class of the day), you will have your parent notified and will serve a same-day 45 minute detention at 3:00pm.       And if you don’t attend detention, or your lateness happens in a pattern, you will have Saturday detention 9am-12pm or Inside Suspension. Don’t be late!!!


  • BCAM Social Media: BCAM students please check out pictures, features and info on our website and our Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter @bcamhs.


  • College Now Classes: College Now English 101 with Professor Cohen meets Tuesday/Wednesday, and Anthropology 101 with Professor Sabura meets Tuesday/Thursday, including a field trip this week!
  • Algebra Tutoring: Algebra tutoring continues this week!
  • December 20th Field Trip with Mr. Davis: Mr. Davis will take 30 students to a courthouse field trip on Dec. 20th.


  • Dance Academy Rehearsal: Dance Academy members begin regular rehearsals this week on Wednesday and Thursday at 3pm in the Dance Studio. Congrats to all students who made Dance Academy this year!
  • BCAM Dolls: Dolls practice this Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm in the Auditorium.    
  • BCAM Rock Band: Rock Band rocks out this Wednesday 3pm with Mr. Greer.
  • BCAM Art Portfolio Academy: Art Portfolio takes place this Thursday 3pm with Ms. Ross/Ms. Martinez.
  • BCAM Studio Academy Beats, Rhymes & Mics: Studio Academy resumes this Thursday 3pm with BSatz.
  • BCAM Vocal & Performing Arts Club: Vocal/Performing Arts Club is tomorrow 4pm with Mr. Osman.
  • BCAM Model Material: Model Material is this Wednesday and Friday 3pm in auditorium with Ms. Murray.


  • BCAM Lions Games This Week: Our boys’ team went 1-1 last week, with a loss vs. Summit and big win over Cobble Hill thanks to a game winning steal and layup by 9th Grader Lesly to end the game! This week, the boys play Wednesday at 4:30pm in the Lion’s Den. Let’s pack the gym for this Wednesday game!
  • BCAM Lady Lions: The Lady Lions begin their season this week with an away game Friday vs. rival Van Arsdale. Good luck Lady Lions.
  • 12th Grader Hevynne Bristow Providence College Signing Ceremony: This Thursday, 12/6 at 4pm in the Lion’s Den, our very own Hevynne Bristow will sign her letter of intent to Providence College, a top level Division 1 academic and basketball institution. We welcome students and staff to this prestigious ceremony.
  • BCAM Lioness Cheerleading: Great job last week Lioness! You cheer Wednesday night for the boys’ games and Thursday at 4pm for Hevynne’s signing ceremony!
  • BCAM Table Tennis: Students (male and female) interested in joining our Table Tennis Squad see Mr. Diallo in rm. 331.


  • 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.
  • Computer Lab Rules: There is no food or drink allowed in our Computer Labs! Please follow these rules. Thank you.
  • Detention: Detention for classroom or school disruption will be on Wednesday afternoons 3pm.


  • Dues: Senior dues: $230 is now past due and late.
  • Apex – All students doing APEX classes, they must be completed by 12/10!


  • BCAM Student Council: You have meeting this Wednesday at 4pm!
  • BCAM Dream Team: Meeting today at 3pm in rm. 136.


  • Monday: Advisory 11th/12th. Grade Teams 2:50pm-3:30pm. Independent preparation 3:30pm-4:00pm.
  • Tuesday: Grade Town Halls. Advisory 11th/12th. Collaborative Planning 2:50pm-4:00pm.
  • Wednesday: Visit by Superintendent Ross 9:00am-12:00pm. Gilman afternoon PD.
  • Thursday: Shapiro/Lopez PD.
  • Friday: Shapiro/Lopez PD. O’Brien meeting 9:00am-11:00am.
  • All Staff reminders:
    • Please take Kinvolved attendance periods 1-3 by the end of third period, and for all periods each day!
    • Please make sure your Kinvolved attendance and 3rd period bubble sheets are 100% accurate. We have seen some inconsistencies, so don’t rush and make sure you get names correct!
  • 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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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

December 5, 2018

 Dear BCAM Students and Families,

 Please see enclosed your student’s 1st Quarter Report Card Grades. Please review these with your BCAM student at home. We want to express a hearty thank you to the 150 families who took the time to attend our 1st Quarter Parent-Teacher meetings last Thursday-Friday, November 29-30. We had a wonderful turnout that included families winning raffle prizes, giveaways and informative meetings with our BCAM staff.

Please note the following important dates in the coming month:

  • Friday, December 14th: BCAM Winter Party. All BCAM students are invited to attend our annual winter party 6:30pm-8:30pm in our gym. The party will include performances by BCAM Model Material, BCAM Dolls, BCAM MC’s and other surprise acts. The party will follow our BCAM Lions Homecoming Basketball Game at 4:30pm.       Also, our BCAM Globetrotters will be showing a double-feature movie from 3:30pm-6:30pm in our auditorium.
  • Monday, December 17th: 2nd Quarter Progress Reports. Mid-2nd Quarter Progress Reports will be mailed home to families to share a snapshot of progress 5 weeks into the 2nd Quarter.
  • Wednesday, December 19th, 6pm: BCAM PTA & Parent Restorative Circle. Please join us to discuss school business and engage in a holiday celebratory restorative circle.
  • Monday, December 24th- Tuesday, January 1st: Holiday Vacation & Credit Recovery.       There is no school during this holiday week. Students return Wednesday, January 2nd.

We encourage you to review our website at to keep up to date with our school and access our calendar. And, please connect to Twitter and Instagram: @bcamhs to keep up to date with BCAM on social media. Finally, do not hesitate to contact our Parent Coordinator Joseph Cooper (718)230-5748, Ext. 338, Thank you for your partnership and participation.


 Dr. James O’Brien, BCAM Principal (

Samantha Exantus, BCAM Assistant Principal (

Janna Bello, BCAM Assistant Principal (

& the entire BCAM community