From Principal Dr. James O'Brien
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BCAM Chosen as an Exploring The Arts (ETA) Partner School
We are proud to announce that BCAM has been chosen as a partner to and grant recipient from the Tony Bennett Exploring the Arts Partnership (ETA). In addition to receiving the $10,000 Principal's Grant to fund arts integration into our curriculum, BCAM also received two $2500 Teacher Challenge grants written by classroom teachers to incorporate media and arts resources and training into the classroom. Click the links below to read the winning Challenge Grant proposals.
Rebranding and Revealing Truth: Creating Video Parodies in 11th Grade Media Arts
Cooperating Teacher: Christy Herbes-Samaroo (11th grade Media and Art)
"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."
Library REACH Grant from The Fund for Public Schools has been awarded to the K117 Campus Library to enhance technology and resources.
Congratulations to Ms. JoanAnn Chovnick and Ms. Andreea Calin for working on this!
Check back soon as more details to follow...
Community Handbook 2013-14
Click HERE to read the handbook online.
Click HERE to download a printable version.
2nd Quarter Honor Rolls are in!
Click HERE for the GOLD Honor Roll.
Click HERE for the SILVER Honor Roll.
Click HERE for the BRONZE Honor Roll.
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:
BCAM's Partner BRIC is hosting an upcoming film festival....
BRIC presents Brooklyn Youth Media Festival: Concrete Stories, a two-day showcase of media produced by Brooklyn-affiliated youth under the age of 20, celebrating Brooklyn’s talented young media makers who are capturing the “feel” of urban life through narratives, documentaries, and animations.
Check it out! Click on image below.
Sister Step Up @ BCAM
Sister Step Up , is BCAM's young women’s mentorship and leadership program for young women to be empowered together as a family. We meet every Wednesday at 2:30-4:30pm and we do activities and discuss about many things such as body image, self-reflection, our dreams, and many other topics. It's a space were we talk freely, is a safe environment, and it's comfortable to be around girls and our mentor.
On Saturday, January 25th the Step Up girls went to a conferences discussing our futures and meet many new exciting people like professionals and businesses women, who help us figure out a variety of different jobs in the world according to our skills and likings. In the conference we talk to these women and are joined with other young women in our age group/grade. The women at the conference are successful role models for girls. It was a great learning experience where we were able to find out how to make a living when we are older.
There will be many more amazing conferences to attend so anyone willing to be a part of the Sister Step Up Program may join freely in any grade. It's an amazing chance to get help with your future, meet new people, boost your confidence, and much more.
Click on images below to see pictures of our young ladies at Step Up's 'I Dream To Conference' on January 25, 2014. Click HERE to see Step Up's calendar of events.
Mr. Lawrence's Seminar Class in collaboration with The Laundromat Project.
Power of Perception is a media awareness/filmmaking program that focuses on how media shapes the images of ethnic youth, and teaches the fundamentals of Audio/Visual Production. In this class, students were introduced to the mechanics applied through film, television, music, print, and the Internet, which mold a universal view of race and culture in America. The film, which was created by BCAM students and taught by The Laundromat Project, is fueled by discriminatory acts that the students have experienced and echos a voice for change. This film was inspired by the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Jury Award winning film, American Promise. The Power of Perception Curriculum was designed by Ebony Noel Golden of The Laundromat Project, and taught by Film Educator Frank R. Hooker, Jr. and NYC Educator Brent Lawrence with Administrative support by Principal James O'Brien of BCAM as well as Kemi Llesanmi and Petrushka Bazin Larsen of The Laundromat Project.
Click HERE to view "Power of Perception" Video.
Click HERE to learn more about The Laundromat Project.
The pictures in the album below is from the award ceremony that was held Thursday, January 16, 2014. [Click on picture below to see slideshow.]
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 follow. Click on images!
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Our 2012 - 2013 School Survey is In!
We improved and far surpassed city averages in all four major survey categories: Academic Expectations, Communication, Engagement and Safety and Respect!!!
Check it out HERE!
BCAM High School is serving our students and the community 'proficiently'
Our Report Card Grade is a 'B'.
Click HERE to review BCAM's report card.
Desire by Denise
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!