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!
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!!!! It will be ready for use 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!
Step Up @ BCAM is back
for the 2014 - 2015 school year!
If you are interested in joining a network of teen girls and their mentors, Step Up continues for 9th grade students in Room 328 on Wednesdays from 2:45 - 4:45pm. 10th grade Step Up teens meet in Room 328 on Thursdays 2:45 - 4:45pm. Come join the new instructor Ms. D. Francis after school!
To learn more about Step Up, click HERE.
From Principal Dr. James O'Brien
Read the Latest Important Community Circle Announcements and Principal Letters!
Click on "Read more..." below.
"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 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:
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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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!