Community Circle: This Week at BCAM


  • Academic Calendar: This is the 7 th week of 3rd Quarter. There are 2 more weeks until end of Quarter! Push yourself!
  • SAT Day This Wednesday: This Wednesday is a huge day for 10 th and 11 th Graders. 10 th takes the PSAT, which is the Pre-SAT to determine your skills on SAT exam as a 10 th Grader. 11 th Graders it’s here! You take the SAT Wednesday. You’ve been working hard. Now knock it out! Good luck. We are with you and are really proud of you.
  • 9 th Grade Field Trip This Wednesday: 9 th Graders go on a REQUIRED curricular field trip this Wednesday. Not optional.
  • 12 th Grade This Wednesday: 12 th splits in 2 groups this Wednesday—1 group on graduation track and having passed all their 1 st semester classes goes ice skating. Other group not quite on graduation track stays and does make up academic work to help ensure passing of 3 rd Quarter. It is very important to be here Wednesday. SEE ATTACHED LISTS.
  • BCAM Safety Last Week: BCAM students thank you for your seriousness and participation in the 17-minute Anti-Gun Violence Walkout last week. What was really disappointing was the fact that we had a student who chose to make fun of this serious issue and make inappropriate posts on Facebook. We are proud of the students who posted to him how inappropriate and corny he is and how there is no place for those sort of posts. He was reported to the police, and is going to be placed on a Superintendent’s Suspension. We are seeking 120-day suspension for this student and permanent transfer from our school. There is no place for this sort of immature and dangerous silliness about safety at BCAM. We hope he and his family get the message, and we hope everyone realizes when you post stuff about safety and violence on social media, the Police see it.
  • BCAM Student Council/Dream Team at Anti-Gun Violence Rally: Continuing on this topic in a great way—congratulations to the BCAM Student Council and Dream Team for attending a huge Anti-Gun Violence Rally at Prospect Park last week. BCAM was basically famous at the rally. 10 th Grader Janelea was asked to come to the stage and speak to the entire rally. And the Daily New wrote a story about us and other high schools, and they featured a picture of us and a quote by 12 th Grader Galeel. Please check our website for this story.
  • BCAM Lions City Championship Runner-Up: Congratulations to Coach Greene and the BCAM Lions on their incredible run to the championship last week. They won their semi-final game last Tuesday in dramatic fashion to make it to yesterday’s championship. Then at St. John’s University Arena yesterday, they lost a tough game against repeat champions Fannie Lou Hamer HS. Thus, the Lions placed 2 nd in the entire city. This is special and our entire community is proud of the Lions. In fact, our Lady Lions placed 4 th in the city and the Lions 2 nd . Nothing to sneeze at, at all!
  • AIYM/AIYL Reception & Exhibit Last Friday: Congratulations to Ms. Jones, Ms. Jusu, Mr. Bullock and Mr. BSatz and our Artistic & Intelligent Young Ladies and Young Men for hosting a great reception, exhibit and performance last Friday evening at friend of our school Basquiat’s Bottle. The groups exhibited photography, screened a film, and performed poetry and music. The place was packed with BCAM students, staff, parents and friends and it was an incredibly positive, creative vibe. You can check out video and photos on our Gram @bcamhs as well as Basquiat’s Bottle’s Gram @basquiatsbottle, and our website.


  • March Attendance: We are now into our March attendance contests! Please be here every day and on time for a chance for your grade or 1 st period class to win!!!


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


  • College Now Classes: College Now classes continue this week: English Tuesday/Wednesday 3pm-4:30pm with Professor Cohen in 332; Anthropology Tuesday/Thursday 3pm-4:30pm with Professor Sabura. All registered students must attend and handle this 3-credit college experience.
  • New Academic Centers This Week: Academic Centers for required students continue this Thursday 3pm-4pm. All students on lists who do attend will have family contacted and receive detention!
  • 9 th Grade Algebra/Geometry Peer Tutoring: 9 th Graders tutoring this Thursday/Friday in w/ Ms. Gent Rm. 322.
  • BCAM Saturday Algebra Practice: Thanks again to the nearly 30 students who attended 4-hour Algebra exam preparation this past Saturday with Ms. Gent and Ms. Bujan. You continue this Saturday morning. Keep it going!!!


  • BCAM Dance Academy: You return to rehearsal Wednesday/Thursday 3pm-4:15pm with Ms. JLyn.
  • BCAM-Groundswell Mural Project: You go to Groundswell this Wednesday to continue completion of the mural!
  • BCAM Art Academy: Continues this Thursday 3pm-4:30pm with Ms. Ross Room 308.


  • Lady Lion Flag Football: Lady Lion Flag Football continues practice this week today, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. If you are interested in joining the team, see Mr. Bullock in the Deans Office.
  • BCAM Lions Boys Soccer: Lions soccer practice will take place this Saturday 2pm-5pm in the Lion’s Den.
  • BCAM Lioness Cheerleading/Stunt Team: Lioness cheering was fantastic last week for the Lion’s playoff games. Congratulations on a great season. Thanks to Ms.
  • Weekes and Ms. Ortiz for incredible leadership. Now you transition to PSAL Stunt practices to prepare for upcoming meets. See Ms. Weekes for details and schedule.


  • 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 12 th 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.


  • Prom: Prom money ($130) is due this Friday, March 23rd. Only 12 people have paid as of today!!
  • Senior Dues: Senior packages will be ordered on Monday, March 26th.  Anyone who has not paid dues, in full, by March 26th will not be able to participate in graduation. 


  • BCAM Globetrotters: If you are interested in joining our Globetrotters Program and fundraising and travelling to Italy next spring 2019, please see Ms. Evans in Room 304.
  • BCAM Dream Team: DT meeting will take place Tues 3/20 at 3pm. Open Mic will take place Fri 3/23 from 4-6pm in the black box theater. Sign up sheets will be posted on the 3rd Floor hallway. Please encourage students to sign up. Please note that a small period of Open Mic rehearsal time has been set for 3/22 at 330pm in room 334. 


  • Monday: Grade Team Meetings 2:55pm-4:00.
  • Tuesday: Gent PD. LINC PD 2:00pm-4:00pm Herbes/Ross/Jusu/Diallo/Howell/Clark/Calin. Parent Outreach 2:55pm 3:10pm. Collaborative Planning 3:15pm-4:00pm.
  • Wednesday: LPP Meeting 7:15am Jones/Bujan/Weekes/Howell/Bello/O’Brien.
  • Thursday: Davis/Jaishwar PD.
  • Friday: O’Brien principal meeting.

All Staff reminders:
o 7 th Week of 3 rd Quarter.
o Lesson plans and unit plans every day to support well-planned, organized classes.
o Classroom and hallway bulletin boards displaying curriculum, student work, rubrics.
o 8:10am recommended whole staff morning meeting.
o 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

March 13, 2018

Dear BCAM Students and Families, Greetings. Thanks to all the families that attended last week’s BCAM Parent-Teacher Conferences. If you are receiving this mailing, it means we missed you. Please read the following enclosed items and mark down important dates listed below. 3rd Quarter Progress Report (Enclosed report) Enclosed please find your student’s current progress report with 3 weeks left in our 3rd academic quarter. Our 3rd Quarter officially ends Friday, March 29th. Parents push your student to raise his/her grades in classes listed below the 65 passing mark!!! Fully Updated 2017-18 Transcript Please note on your transcript 2018 Term 1 grades, January Regent Scores, and 100% updated credits. Parent/Family Department of Education School Survey: Completion Due by March 31st (Enclosed Green Env) Parents, enclosed is an envelope from us that includes your 2017-18 Parent Education School Survey, which you must complete by Friday, March 23rd. This is a 5-minute survey completed either online or via mail. It is hugely important to our school. It impacts our yearly school report card and allows you to share your opinions of our school.

Upcoming Important Dates:

· Wednesday, March 21st: SAT for 11th Graders; PSAT for 10th Graders; BCAM PTA 6:00pm

· Friday, March 23rd: Deadline for NYC DOE Family Surveys.

· Thursday, March 29th: Last day of 3rd Academic Quarter.

· Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6th: NYC DOE Spring Vacation

· Tuesday, April 3rd – Wednesday, April 4th: Spring Vacation Credit Recovery

· Wednesdays, April 11th & April 18th: Mock Regent Practice Exams Please do not hesitate to contact our community with any questions or requests for further information. Please check on website, and follow us social media: Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat @bcamhs for updates and announcements about our students, staff and community.



Dr. James O’Brien, BCAM Principal,

Samantha Exantus & Janna Bello, BCAM Assistant Principals

& the entire BCAM Community