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BCAM Lions & Lady Lions Visit Nike Zoom Arena

Click HERE to see the entire Nike Zoom slideshow.

On Saturday, February 14th members of the BCAM Lions and Lady Lions Varsity Basketball Teams, along with Lady Lions Head Coach Hasaun Hunter, Assistant Coach Rahmel King, Athletic Director George Bullock, Principal James O’Brien and honorary BCAM Lion Julian Smith-O’Brien traveled to Manhattan to the Nike Zoom Arena to participate in a special workout with Nike coaches.  The workout was made possible by BCAM partner UWantGame.  The Zoom Arena was part of the Brooklyn-New York NBA All-Star Game 2015 Weekend.  BCAM players were fitted with newly released Nike shoes and practice uniforms and then worked out on the LED court in front of a packed house.  In the middle of their workout young NBA stars Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic and Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz joined them and assisted in their instruction. 

It was an incredible experience and a fitting reward for all the hard work the Lions put into their programs.  Shout out to BCAM Lions Head Coach Lawanda Greene who could not attend the trip.  She was missed.  A special thanks must be extended to UWantGame Director Joe Branch, Assistant Director Tracee Loran and Program Director Azia Javier for making this experience possible.  And a hearty thank you and congratulations goes to Nike Brand Director Stanley Lumax for creating the Nike Zoom Arena and for inviting BCAM to be a part of the Nike family.  

January Regents Results Are In!!!

Click on Image Below to see Results. 


2nd Quarter Honor Roll
2014 - 2015 School Year
Congratulations to all students!!


Silver                                    Bronze


1st Quarter Honor Roll
2014 - 2015 School Year
Congratulations to all students!





BCAM Field Day 2014 Is A Huge Success

From donut eating to sack racing, this year's Field Day on June 6 featured friendly competition throughout the school. Congratulations to the 10th grade for winning first place overall!

Click HERE for pictures from the event

BCAM Student Produced Mix Tape Now LIVE

Click HERE to listen to the Mix Tape produced by BCAM's very own Music Production Group from B. Satz's seminar. The Mix tape features tracks written and performed by students over the course of this year. We invite you to enjoy the musical talent of our students!

BCAM Seniors Featured In and Produce BRIC Arts Media Festival

Seniors Sayquan Prescott (left) and Nakata Hope (3rd from left) at the Festival Opening.

We are happy to announce that Concrete Stories: Brooklyn Youth Media Festival was a great success! Senior Nakata Hope helped to produce the festival through a Youth Media Arts internship she completed at BRIC Arts.  Senior Sayquan Prescott was the lead actor in the winning Film which can be viewed HERE.

To see some of the highlights from the festival and a reflection on the internship, please check out this post:



BCAM Arts & Media Spotlights

BCAM Day of Justice, Power and Peace
Click HERE to see photos from the day

Clic HERE to see BCAM video responses

The BCAM Day of Justice, Power and Peace was a special day which honored the memories and families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, and all those slain in incidents with police.  It was a day of sharing, learning, and empowering our community.  It sought to inspire continued action that improves the culture of our school, empowers our young adults, and positions BCAM as a continual part of civic improvement dialogue.

The following were components of the day:

·         There were no classes on this day, but a clear schedule of workshops, artistic opportunities, a whole school assembly and a peaceful vigil procession through our neighborhood

·         Everyone was invited to wear black to show solidarity and call for justice. 

·         We documented the entire day with photos and video and have posted on: #cityofnewyork, #bcam, #blacklivesmatter, #knowledgeispower, #icantbreathe, #nypd, #ericgarner, #michaelbrown, #ferguson, #handsup, #bcamstandsforjustice

BCAM represents at the iMentor 3v3 Basketball Tournament

Principal O'Brien
, Athletic Director George Bullock, and BCAM supporters, Toreyke Entzminger, and Hanif Chambers had a great time participating in iMentor's First Annual 3v3 Fundraiser Tournament on November 22, 2014 and won all eight games played, they even have the trophy to prove it.

Congratulations! You made us proud!


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Go take a Hike!

On Tuesday November 18, 2014, with temperatures hovering around 26° F and winds speeds gusting up to 32 mph, Mr. Lawrence along with 17 BCAM students hiked Mt. Minsi in the Delaware Water Gap.   The group began their hike in the town of Stroudsburg, Pa, which required 1.5 miles to the trailhead before ascending 1,000 ft in 2 miles.

Many of our BCAM students were first time hikers, who slid across ice, climbed over rocks, fought the bitter cold and pushed themselves beyond their breaking point.  After braving frigid temperatures and enduring sore muscles they were rewarded with spectacular views of the Mt. Tammany and Delaware River.  Our students are enthusiastically awaiting our Spring Hike.  Snowshoeing any one?

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2014 School Quality Review and Snapshot
BCAM receives a 'B'!


BCAM Artists Collaborate on Community Arts Xigga Project

BCAM Artists are (left to right): Angelica Pizzaro, Nicole Rodrigez, 
Ashley Moreno, Dwight Dawkins, Briana Jean-Mary, Oneisha Conway,
Anastasia Kitt; (Frontrow ) Jeremy Rumnit, (Instructor) Jess Valoris

Check out the slideshow of the event HERE.

A small group of young visionaries from BCAM participated in a community arts workshop with the Xigga Projeck, led by our very own BCAM Visiting Artist-in-Residence Ms Jess Valoris. They spent a little over an hour together, participating in improv activities and writing exercises, and delving into the Xigga manifestas and then it was time to hit the streets.

Armed with courageous creativity and some chalk, these students took over a corner of Brooklyn. They transformed an empty wall and deserted street corner into a vibrant universe and dynamic space for community connection and empowerment. Students started by sketching out pyramids and planets and galaxies and literary excerpts from the 
xigga manifestas. And then they began to engage passersby... From babies to elders to college students: inviting people to draw on the wall, to share what inspires them and makes them come alive, to write down what they want to manifest in their worlds. It was a powerful nexus of arts and community!! 

Check out the slideshow of the event HERE.

BCAM Art Show now on display at the Bed-Stuy YMCA!


Click HERE to see a picture slideshow of the event.

Thank you to all of our friends, family, and community members who joined us at the official Art Opening at the Bedford- Stuyvesant YMCA. The opening was a huge success and we could not have done it without your support! This year's 3rd Annual Show is titled Brooklyn Through Our Eyes and features 12th grade Senior Art Portfolio chalk pastels and 9th grade Art graffiti paintings celebrating the diverse communities and landscapes throughout Brooklyn. The show will be on display through May 9 and we invite folks to come and check it out.

Hope to see you there! Please see click HERE for details, maps, and directions!

Up and Coming Around BCAM

BCAM PSAL Soccer Team Earns Divison Status for 2015

BCAM Lions soccer team ended their first PSAL season in dramatic fashion last Friday, prevailing over the High School for Telecommunication Arts and Technology in overtime.  Our success has earned us a place in Division B for next season.

BCAM players celebrate the season's final win with Coach Diallo.

                         BCAM's "Fronting"

                                   [Click on image to view movie]

Congratulations to BCAM's TV class and Mr. Mendola.  Our "Fronting" video has made it to the finals of the 2014 Newsies!

Winners will be announced at the 11th NYC High School Journalism Conference at Baruch on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  To see more of the 2014 finalists, click HERE.


iMentor's 15th Annual Benefit a Success!

iMentor's 15-Year Anniversary Benefit took place on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 and was a resounding success! Highlights from the evening:


Big Fundraising Success—$4.7M Raised

The benefit raised $4.7M for iMentor’s work. Raising that amount of money with one fundraising event is incredibly rare. It’s a massive testament to how hard their Development Team works to ensure that iMentor is able to serve more and more students every year.


New Videos—Check Them Out!

The benefit premiered two fantastic new videos about iMentor’s work. One is featured below. Click on the picture.


Congratulations to our partner iMentor.  To learn more about iMentor, please click HERE.

BCAM's 1st iMentor reception was held at BCAM High School on November 6, 2014 @6pm.

Building Community Through BCAM Fresh Friday Field Trips


Friday Oct 10th was our first 2014 Fresh Friday, a day where advisories of students and staff explored the city in advisory groups, completing community building activities and documenting their experiences. Some adventures included: exploring the outdoor garden space on the Manhattan Highline, creating pottery at a local artist's studio, visiting Chelsea art galleries, exploring the Sony Technology Lab, and walking Pier 6 on the Brooklyn Promenade. Truly it was a fun and educational day for all students and staff involved!

Click HERE to see some photos from the day's events!

From Principal Dr. James O'Brien

Read the Latest Important Community Circle Announcements and Principal Letters!    


         Click on "Read more..." below.



                               K117 Gym Upgrade!!


Thanks to the hardwork, push, and efforts of BCAM High School, the K117 Campus has received a gym upgrade. 

It now has a completely redone floor, the removal of the center partition barrier, newly painted lines including an official volleyball court, and a new logo at center court!!!! The gym was ready by October 20, 2014. Click on the above picture to increase the viewing size.

BCAM's very own, Ms. Christy Herbes-Samaroo, designed the artwork for the new logo at center court.  Job well done!!!!

We invite you to stop by and take a look for yourself at the new upgrades.  And keep coming back to this website to hear about other upgrades that BCAM is initiating in the K117 Campus.  Many good things to come!


"Ode to the High School Dropout" by BCAM's very own Mrs. Jones-Llopiz

Listen and pay attention.  This is real life.

"Ode to the High School Dropout" tells the story of how the choices we make in our present can powerfully impact our future. The lesson to learn is heed the advice of those who are older and more experienced. Your youth is precious, but short-lived in the grand scheme of things.

Click HERE to read "Ode to the High School Dropout."


Community Handbook 2014-15

Click HERE to read the handbook online.

Click HERE to download a printable version.

A Performance Theater, Dance & Recording Studio are on its way to the K117 Campus!!

BCAM and Campus 117 are proud to announce that the proposal Principal O’Brien wrote and pushed for four years to get the three huge condemned rooms in our building’s basement renovated and remodeled has been green-lighted and the work will commence February 2014.  They will be turned into a black box mini performance theater, a fully equipped dance studio, and a fully equipped audio and video recording studio.  How about that!!!  BCAM once again turning Campus 117 into a 21st Century school building to support BCAM’s arts mission as well as the entire campus community.

Click on the blueprints below to see them up close:


During this course, students learn to write, record,and produce original music based on social issues. Students combine hip-hop with journalism/songwriting skills, technological literacy and the arts.

Album coming shortly....

World Up
students pose for the camera after laying down tracks at Rubber Tracks Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

To see slideshow, click on picture below.

Click on pics below to see them up close and personal.

To learn more about World Up, find them on their website at


NY Times on the movie The New Public  about our school, our very own Kevin Greer, and about new teachers/teacher preparatory programs. 

The film will be released in early 2014, details to followClick on images!

Read Reviews and more!

                 Desire by Denise



            Click to play this Smilebox slideshow 

Denise Fasuyi
is a graduate from BCAM's 1st Graduating Class.  She has developed, created, and designed her 'Desire by Denise' Fashion line. Denise is truly a star in the making.   Please help BCAM in congratulating Denise!

Desire by Denise exists to bring all your fashionable desires to life. It's a clothing line that consists of fun, flirty, crazy, bold and bright garments. By taking her love for colorful African prints and incorporating them into modern everyday wear; DbyD happily celebrates African culture, bringing awareness and placing emphasis on its uniqueness.


Watch Future Arts Gala 2013 Videos Online!

Did you miss the BCAM Future Arts fundraising gala 2013 last month? Do you want to see the amazing performances again in HD video? We are proud to announce that you can now watch videos of the epic student performances online! Click HERE to see the creative show that successfully raised incredible funding for our BCAM arts program! Thanks to our Video Educator, Mr. Mendola, for capturing the talent of our students!

BCAM Backtalk TV Now Online!

Click HERE to go to the BCAM Backtalk site.

The moment you've all been waiting for is here!

BCAM Backtalk 
TV is a 24-hour online station that currently consists of short, quick videos about the things that matter to YOU, the BCAM community. Check out our trailers for upcoming shows, including BCAM Lions' Home Games, Community Circle, "The Story of My Tattoo," "BCAM Advice," and much, much more! 

Monday, March 30
PD Pods
Tuesday, March 31
Academic Centers / Parent Outreach
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday, April 3
School Closed
Spring Recess
Monday, April 6
School Closed
Spring Recess
Tuesday, April 7
School Closed
Spring Recess

Today, 3/27/2015
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