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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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  • Globetrotters in Japan!

    Our Globetrotters enjoyed a fun-filled Spring Break across the globe in Japan! Congratulations and well done to our students, your hard work has paid off.

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Community Circle: This Week at BCAM


  • Academic Calendar: Happy 2018 everyone! This is the 10th AND FINAL WEEK of 2nd Quarter. The remainder of the week is a regular schedule today -Friday. Next Monday begins Regent Exam week!!!
  • Regents Schedules & Rules: Students should have receive final regent schedules last week during advisory. You will receive one final copy this week as well.   A few reminders of important rules/policies: Be early for your exams. Along with no phones or electronics, there are no smart watches allowed in exams. And there are no hats or hoodies worn in exams.
  • January Attendance Contest: Let’s be here on time EVERY DAY so you may be eligible for January prizes!!!
  • BCAM Open Mic: BCAM Open Mic hosted by the Dream Team is 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 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!


  • Regent Preparation Sessions: All students who will be taking January Regent exams are STRONG ENCOURAGED to these sessions this week:
    • Global: This Thursday/Friday 3-4:30pm w/Ms. Maros in Rm. 303.
    • US: This Wednesday/Thursday 3-4:30pm w/Mr. Davis in Rm. 207.  
    • Algebra: This Wednesday/Thursday 3-4:30pm w/Ms. Gent and Ms. Bujan in Rm. 322
    • Geometry: This Thursday 3-4:30pm w/Mr. Munch in Rm. 203.
    • Algebra 2: This Saturday 12-2pm w/Mrs. Greene in Rm. 204.
    • Living Environment: This Wednesday/Friday 3-4:30pm w/Ms. Baker in Rm.333


  • 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 Artistic & Intelligent Young Men and Young Ladies (AIYM & AIYL): Both groups continue sessions this week Wed & Thursday 3:00pm-4:30pm. Young Men have a studio photo shoot on Wednesday with Mr. BSatz and Mr. Bullock.       Young Ladies, your photo shoot with Ms. Jusu and Ms. Jones was wonderful last week. Keep the momentum going!
  • BCAM Dance Academy: Rehearsals resumes this week Wednesday & Thursday 3pm-4:15pm.
  • BCAM-Groundswell Mural Project: Mural members have important session/presentation 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 Lady Lions won both their games last week and remain the #2 rated team in the city! This week they have only one game, an away game Friday vs. Medgar Evers HS. Good luck Lady Lions!
  • BCAM Lions Boys Basketball: The Lions won all 3 of their games last week and remain the #4 rated team in the city! Their 3 victories included a 30 point win over Christ the King HS Varsity B on Saturday in Queens. The Lions have one game this week in the Lion’s Den on Thursday afternoon vs. Cobble Hill HS Let’s pack the gym this Thursday at 5pm!
  • BCAM Lady Lion JV Basketball: The Lady Lion JV lost a tough one last Wednesday to Bk Tech HS.       They play this afternoon at 4:30pm in the Lion’s Den vs. South Shore HS. Let’s support our Lady Lions in this tough game.
  • BCAM Table Tennis: The BCAM Table Tennis Team won 1 match and lost 1 match last week. They play a few matches this week as they near the end of their season.
  • BCAM Snowboarding Program: BCAM Snowboarding got off to a strong start last Saturday on the slopes! Congratulations to the following students who did great: Tyheem, Isabella, Dondre, Katana, Rashon and Keshawna!!! This Wednesday afternoon the group works with Mr. Lawrence on Science/Math related principles and then continues to shred it up on the mountain next Saturday.
  • BCAM Lions Boys Soccer: Lions soccer practice will take place this Saturday 2pm-4pm in the Lion’s Den. BCAM
  • BCAM Lioness Cheerleading & Stunt Program: Lioness cheered wonderfully last week for home games and a special away game! Congratulations on this work! You cheer today and Friday for home games. Tryouts for the 2018-2019 Lioness Cheerleading Squad will be Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 31, 2018. They will take place in Dance Studio and Black Box from 3:00-5:00pm. 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 by January 19th. Attire: Please wear the white t-shirt and shorts, sneakers, hair pulled back. No tank tops or jewelry permitted. What you will learn: Jumps, stunting skills, a chant, and possibly a short dance combination. You will be requested to show any tumbling you have and flexibility. You will be evaluated throughout the audition process, and cuts may be made each day of tryouts.  


  • 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 25photos!!


  • BCAM Student Council: Student Council will meet this Thursday with Ms. Clark/Gent.
  • BCAM Dream Team: Meeting will take place today Tuesday 1/16 @3pm in room 334. Major BCAM Shoutout to Ms. Shapiro who will be standing in for Paula this afternoon.
  • 4)This week's Fresh Friday will be held in the cafeteria periods 5 and 6


  • Tuesday: Parent Outreach 2:55pm-3:10pm. Collaborative Planning/Grading 3:15pm-4:00pm.
  • Wednesday: Detention. LPP classroom visits. O’Brien Mural Project 5pm. PTA Meeting 6pm.
  • Thursday: Bello PD. Scipio PD. Murray/Hannibal Workshop. Regent Prep sessions.
  • Friday: Cohen/Munch PD. Shapiro PD. Last day of Academic Quarter.
  • All Staff reminders:
    • Last week of 2nd Regents next week! Grades due in system Tuesday, 1/23/18 @ 9:00am.
    • Please register for 1/29/18 PD from Superintendent.
    • Please email Ms. Exantus if you cannot stay for the late shift during Regents week.
    • 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


January 5, 2018


Dear BCAM Students and Families, 

Happy New Year from our BCAM Community. Please find below important information about upcoming events.

 1. Notice of January Regent Dates

This is the important notice of your student’s upcoming Regent exams. Please make sure to note these dates and support him/her in arriving for the exam on time. In addition, many students will also be invited to sit for practice Science Regents: Living Environment/Earth Science/Chemistry. Those dates will be determined and transmitted in the next few days.

 2. Our January & February, 2018 BCAM Calendar. Please note these dates:

  • BCAM PTA: Wednesday, January 17th, 6pm
  • Regent Exam Period: no school—Jan 22nd-29th (school resumes Tuesday, January 30th)
  • Midwinter Vacation: February 16th- 23rd
  • Midwinter Credit Recovery: Tues, Feb 20th-Wed, Feb 21st (school resumes Mon, Feb 26th)
  • 1st Semester Parent Conferences: Thurs, March 8th, 5pm-7pm & Fri, March 9th, 1pm-3pm

 3. Notice of our upcoming 1st Semester Parent Conferences and January PTA Meeting

  • Parent Conferences are Thursday-Friday, March 8th and 9th and PTA Meeting is Wednesday, January 17th). Please plan on attending both important BCAM Family events.


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

 Once again, on behalf of the BCAM Community, we wish you the very best in 2018!!!



Dr. James O’Brien, BCAM Principal,

Samantha Exantus & Janna Bello, BCAM Assistant Principals

& the entire BCAM Community