Buckets & Ballots

Community Circle: Coming Up at BCAM


BCAM Advisory Community Announcements Tuesday, October 09, 2018



  • Academic Calendar: This is the 6th week of 1st Quarter.  Progress Reports will be mailed home tomorrow.  There are 4 weeks until 1st Quarter Report Cards!!!  
  • BCAM Lockers:  Students that handed in lunch forms and blue cards have received lockers.  Make sure you take the locker that was assigned to you. If you put your lock on a locker other than the one assigned, it will be taken off and the belongings will be removed.  Students that are caught writing on or painting their lockers will receive consequences for vandalizing school property.
  • October Attendance Challenge:  Students who arrive on-time to school 21 out of 22 days in October will be invited to a Buffalo Wild Wings Party!!!


  • BCAM Dream Team Open Mic:  Thanks to all that participated in our first Open Mic of the year!
  • Buckets &Ballots:  A huge thank you to everyone that helped to make Buckets & Ballots a huge success.  BCAM HS represented and made us proud!! Thank you to staff: Clark, Murray, BSatz, Shapiro, Bullock and Hunter.  Great performances by 12th grader Izzy and our BCAM Dolls.  Jalissa and Jenitza did a great job working the testimonial booth.  Kennedi and Charlene interviewed countless people. Jenelia gave a great speech!  Seanna and Katana did Henna and Ricardo did it all. Thank you to all students who came to support!!! It was a great day!!


  • 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, like students had this past Saturday!   
  • On-Time Attendance Contest and Reward: Congratulations to Ms. Martinez’s 1st period class for winning the  September On-Time Competition and Rewards. They will receive a catered breakfast! And all students who have 100% attendance and on-time arrival in September receive a Cotton Candy/Popcorn party on October 10th!  
  • October Attendance Challenge:  Students who arrive on-time to school 21 out of 22 days in October will be invited to a Buffalo Wild Wings Party!!!


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


  • College Now Classes: All 11th and 12th Grade students takin College Now English 101 with Professor Cohen Tuesday and Wednesday @ 3pm in Rm. 332 and Anthropology 101 with Professor Sabura on Tuesday and Thursday in Rm. 332.  English 101 is canceled today (10/9)
  • Algebra Tutoring: Algebra tutoring on 3-4pm Wednesdays with Ms. Gent in Rm. 322.


  • Visual Arts Opportunities: Please see Ms. Ross 308, Ms. Martinez 235 and Ms. Herbes 306 for great visual arts program opportunities.  Time is running out to submit applications.
  • BCAM Rock Band: Students interested in learning to play the guitar, bass, drums or keyboards, and singers are welcome to rock out with Mr. Greer on Wednesdays in Rm. 326 from 3pm-4:15pm.
  • BCAM Art Portfolio Academy: Attention all 10th-12th Graders interested in developing college level visual art portfolio work, this Thursday in Ms. Ross’ Room 308 begins weekly art sessions with Ms. Ross and Ms. Martinez.  
  • BCAM Studio Academy Beats, Rhymes & Mics: Attention BCAM students interested in studio music, beginning this Thursday from 3:00-4:30pm in the Black Box MC's, singers, producers and musicians will take over the Black Box to write rhymes, rap, sing and make beats with Mr B Satz Students will professionally record their work, and have the opportunity to perform both at school and in community venues. To be eligible to participate, students must maintain excellent attendance, behavior and grades. 
  • BCAM Vocal & Performing Arts Club: Any students interested in joining BCAM’s Vocal/Performing Arts Club with Mr. Osman, please come to meeting Tuesdays in Room 307 at 4pm.
  • BCAM Dance Academy: All BCAM students interested in BCAM Dance Academy with Dance Director Ms. JLyn, please keep an eye out for announcements of auditions.
  • BCAM Dolls: Practice for The BCAM Dolls this week Tuesday and Thursday in the Dance Studio.
  • BCAM Model Material: Model Material will have practice this week Wednesday and Friday in the Black Box.  See Ms. Murray or 12th Graders Kennedi and Kendra for info.


  • BCAM Soccer: The BCAM Soccer Team a game Friday vs. Automotive High School.    The team lost a tough game last week. Practice tomorrow at 4pm -   Good Luck!!
  • BCAM Boys Flag Football: Any boys interested in joining our BCAM Boys Flag Football Team, please see Mr. Munch in Room 203.  Practice on Wednesday.
  • BCAM Lions Basketball: Any boys interested in our Lions Basketball team, you must attend morning workouts at 6:00am Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings.  Please see Mr. Bullock in the Dean’s Office for info.
  • BCAM Lady Lions Basketball: The BCAM Lady Lions JV & Varsity continues workouts this week afterschool and Saturday.  Please see Mr. Munch Room 203 or Mr. Hunter in the gym for details.
  • BCAM Lioness Cheerleading: Study Hall Wednesday 2:30 – 4 in rm. 206. Practice Friday, 3-5pm in the studio.
  • BCAM Table Tennis: Students (male and female) interested in joining our Table Tennis Squad should see Mr. Bullock in rm. 335 ASAP.


  • 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 due by October 26th. Cash or money order to Ms. Exantus
  • 1 on 1’s: Ms Bello has now met with EVERY senior.  Everyone knows what they need to do – go do it!
  • Apex – Ms. Bello will meet with all students that are scheduled to start apex this week.  You will have 6 weeks to complete the course!
  • Curriculum Night: Thank you to all seniors and families that attended curriculum night.  Families that did not attend must meet with Ms. Bello in order for students to participate in senior activities.


  • BCAM Student Council: Check in with Ms. Clark today about Back to School Night and Columbus Day.
  • BCAM Dream Team: Any students interested in joining the DT, see Ms. Murray, Kennedi or Kendra with questions.


  • Tuesday: Diallo Math PD 12pm-3pm.  11th/12th Advisories.  Grade Team Meetings @2:50.  Parent Outreach 3:30-3:56. Late arrival Detention 3:00pm Rm. 331.
  • Wednesday: Open house for middle school students and families. Correa PD. Late Detention w/Mr. Osman in Rm. 307 @ 3pm.
  • Thursday: Late Detention w/Ms. Evans in Rm. 304 @3pm
  • Friday:  Lyons PD. Late Detention w/Mr. Davis in Rm. 207 @ 3pm
  • Saturday: Brooklyn HS Fair
  • All Staff reminders:
    • Please turn in Sept. per session to Ms. Exantus this week!
    • 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

October 10, 2018

Dear BCAM Students and Families,
Please see enclosed your student’s 1 st Quarter Progress Report, which is a snapshot of his/her grades with 3 weeks left in our 1 st Academic Quarter. In addition, thank you to all families who took the time
to attend our September 26th Curriculum Evening & Senior Parents Evening. Enclosed are the following:

  • Our School Calendar with October-November dates
  • A directional sheet sharing with you how to connect to our PupilPath online grading system. This provides up to the day grades and progress of your student. Please log on!
  • Important documents for our Senior Class of 2019 regarding senior activities.

Please note the following important dates in the coming month:

  • Wednesday, October 17 th : BCAM PTA Meeting & Parent Workshop #1
  • Thursday, October 18 th - Fri, October 19 th : 12 th Grade College Overnight Trip
  • Tuesday, November 6th: Election Day: Student Non-Attendance Day
  • Friday, November 9th: The last academic day of the our 1 st Quarter
  • Wednesday, November 14 th , 6pm: BCAM PTA Meeting & Parent Workshop #2
  • Thurs, November 22 nd & Fri, November 23 rd : Thanksgiving Recess
  • Thurs, November 29 th , 5pm–7pm & Fri, November 30 th , 1pm-3pm: 1 st Qtr. Parent Conferences
    • Please join us either Thursday evening or Friday afternoon to meet with your student’s teachers to review 1 st Quarter grades and 2 nd Quarter progress. Friday will be a half-academic-day with students dismissed at 11:29am after 4 th period. THIS IS A REQUIRED PARENT CONFERENCE FOR ALL OUR FAMILIES!

Finally, we encourage you to review our website at www.bcamhs.org, follow our social media Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter @bcamhs to keep up to date with our school and access our calendar. Do not hesitate to contact our Parent Coordinator Joseph Cooper (718)230-5748, Ext. 338, jcooper@bcamhs.org. Thank you for your partnership and participation.


Dr. James O’Brien, BCAM Principal (jobrien@bcamhs.org)
Samantha Exantus, BCAM Assistant Principal (exantus@bcamhs.org)
Janna Bello, BCAM Assistant Principal (jbello@bcamhs.org)
& the entire BCAM community