Community Circle: Coming Up at BCAM

 BCAM Advisory Community Announcements Monday, December 10, 2018



  • Academic Calendar: This is the 5th week of 2nd Quarter. We have a regular academic week. BE ON TIME. WORK HARD. GET GOOD GRADES!
  • Winter Credit Recovery: All students who are required to take credit recovery have received their projects this week from Ms. Bello or Ms. Exantus.       Now handle it!!! It is your opportunity to turn a failed class into a pass.
  • Ms. Maros/Ms. Clark Wednesday Field Trip 10th Graders: The thirty 10th graders that completed last Friday’s workshop will attend the play The Head and The Load this Wednesday! See Ms. Maros/Ms. Clark for details.
  • BCAM Performances and Winter Party After Boys’ Basketball Game This Friday Evening: Following our BCAM Lions Boys home basketball game, we will have our winter school party in the gym this Friday, December 14th!!!! There will be student performances by Model Material, BCAM Dolls, Lioness and BCAM Rap Stars before the party. 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!


  • Dream Team Open Mic Lounge and Globetrotters Movie Last Friday: Congratulations to Model Material and all others who performed last Friday in the Auditorium. And thanks to those students who attended the movie after.


  • Attendance Contest This Month: Grades are going heads up against each other for the best attendance for the month of December! The winning grade gets a full catered breakfast the morning of December 21st!!!
  • 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 classes have concluded for this semester! Congratulations to all the students who completed them with hard work and fortitude.
  • Algebra Tutoring: Algebra tutoring with Ms. Gent is canceled this week!


  • Dance Academy Rehearsal: Dance Academy members continue regular rehearsals this week on Wednesday and Thursday at 3pm in the Dance Studio.
  • BCAM Dolls: Dolls practice this Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm in the Auditorium and perform on Friday!  
  • 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 a performance Friday!


  • BCAM Lions Games: Our boys’ team went 1-1 last week, with a loss vs. Adams Street and big win over A Division Madison HS in double overtime on Saturday in the Banneker Classic. The boys play this Friday at 4:30pm in the Lion’s Den. Let’s pack the gym for this Friday’s game before we have a school party right after!
  • BCAM Lady Lions: The Lady Lions began their season in style last week, first with a wonderful signing ceremony for Providence College bound senior Hevynne Bristow on Thursday evening, and then a huge blowout victory over Van Arsdale HS on Friday. The Lady Lions play at home in the Lion’s Den Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm against Medgar Evers, and then away on Friday against Banneker HS.       Let’s pack the gym on Wednesday afternoon!
  • BCAM Lioness Cheerleading: Great job last week Lioness! You cheer Wednesday night for Lady Lion’s games and Friday night for the Lion’s game.
  • BCAM Table Tennis: BCAM Table lost a close match against Bk. Tech last Friday. They play a few matches this week!


  • 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.


  • Picture Day: Seniors take their senior portraits today in the auditorium.
  • 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 and then co-host the party on Friday!
  • BCAM Dream Team: Meeting today at 3pm in rm. 136 and then you co-host the party on Friday!


  • Monday: Advisory 11th/12th. Professional Development 2:50pm-4:00pm.
  • Tuesday: Bello/Shapiro PD morning. O’Brien, Bujan PD afternoon. Parent Outreach 2:50pm-3:10pm. Pods 3:15pm-4:00pm.
  • Wednesday: Maros/Clark field trip. Lawrence host AP for All support person.
  • Thursday: Exantus/Shapiro PD. Lawrence PD afternoon.
  • Friday: O’Brien meeting 9:00am-11:30am. Winter Party after basketball game 6:30pm-8:30pm.
  • 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