Brookwood Photo Of the Day. From classroom candids and campus snapshots to athletic competitions and artistic creations, BPOD captures a daily moment in time at Brookwood. We hope you enjoy this digital photo archive of the school year!
(Day 167, June 13) - "To the Class of 2017: you truly reflect all that we love about Brookwood. Now, as you shift from reflection and goodbyes to the sweet anticipation of new life in high school, go forth! Keep Brookwood in your hearts knowing that we believe in you, and that, forever more, you have a home at Brookwood." - Laura Caron, Head of School
(Day 166, June 12) - Students deliver a heartfelt salute to the 8th grade class.
(Day 165, June 9) - Escorted by the PreK, "Queen" Barb Liston enters Closing School Meeting which featured a special tribute for her 38 years of service. Heartfelt reflections were shared as the entire community wore crowns in her honor.
Day 164, June 8) - There’s no better way for parents to start the day than with sunshine and coffee on the courtyard.
(Day 163, June 7) - Fourth graders welcome today's sunshine with their gratitude flowers containing petals of compliments.
(Day 162, June 6) - Kate Rogers, Charlotte White and Nora Collins ’16 pay a visit to their alma mater a year after graduating.
(Day 161, June 5) - It's a race to the finish as runners hand off the baton in today's third grade relay.
(Day 160, June 2) - The fourth grade study of Egypt culminates with today's diorama display.
(Day 159, June 1) - Ms. Bennett (not pictured) leads students in special hip-hop dance at School Meeting.
(Day 155, May 26) - The Documentary Steep Week group captures photos and voice overs to produce clips in iMovie after being inspired by a visit from Andrew Metz, the Managing Editor for FRONTLINE.
(Day 154, May 25) - School Meeting featured a special encore performance of the Kindergarten and Grade 1 play "Ming Lo Moves the Mountain" based on the book by Arnold Lobel. Bravo to all our young actors!
(Day 153, May 24) - Steep Week continues with catapult construction in the Ready, Aim, Fire group.
(Day 152, May 23) - Students in the Calm Springs Steep Week group practice a sensory exercise during Day 2 of their meditation and mindfulness exploration.
(Day 151, May 22) - Making, baking and decorating. Students in the Cake Steep Week group share their Day 1 creations.
(Day 150, May 19) - Outdoor fun on the courtyard today: barbecue lunch, dancing, and farewell to Liddy ’13 on her last day interning at Brookwood.
(Day 149, May 18) - What a show! The middle schoolers performed an outstanding revue at today’s school meeting.
(Day 148, May 17) - From best sellers to beach reads, the Spring Book Fair is always a big hit with students.
(Day 146, May 15) - In an eighth grade tradition, the prosecution and defense take to the podium and present their arguments to Judge Peter Abramson on the first day of the annual mock trial.
(Day 145, May 12) - An exciting day at Brookwood as grandparents and special friends create memories that will be cherished for years to come.
(Day 144, May 11) - Congratulations to all of the Harold W. Wise Declamation Contest finalists!
(Day 143, May 10) - 7th grade Spanish class relocates to the kitchen as students work with Chef Chris to prepare Argentine Alfajores for tomorrow’s Latin American and Spanish inspired lunch menu. Delicioso!
(Day 142, May 9) - 3, 2, 1… blast off! The countdown to commencement is on. 8th grade science class is always exciting when launching bottle rockets is on the agenda.
(Day 141, May 8) - Upper Schoolers sport their green and white gear for Brookwood Spirit Day. Go Green!
(Day 140, May 5) - Jay Sweet ’84 returns to campus to reflect on how his experience at Brookwood set the stage for him to tackle creative projects like revitalizing the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals. Thank you, Jay, for sharing such inspiring stories! #LiddyAlumTakeover
(Day 139, May 4) - Cameron Robie serves as Head of School, Tim Wright kicks off the Recess Regatta, and students enjoy another action-packed day at Brookwood! #LiddyAlumTakeover
(Day 138, May 3) - PA President Alison Harden and Anne Bolno are among the many volunteers working hard and gearing up for this Saturday’s auction. Check out some of the unique items in the lobby and start your bidding today! #LiddyAlumTakeover
(Day 137, May 2) - Uno, dos, tres! 5th graders teach 1st graders some Salsa steps in Spanish class. #LiddyAlumTakeover
(Day 136, May 1) - At Saturday’s Cape Ann Sustainability Fair, two Brookwood 8th graders helped fairgoers calculate their carbon footprints. #LiddyAlumTakeover
(Day 135, April 28) - Liddy DeConto ’13 returns to Brookwood for her senior project as an intern in the communications office. Mike Wellington is among the faculty welcoming her back to campus. Get ready for Liddy’s BPOD takeover next week!
(Day 134, April 27) - Kindergartners enthusiastically perform “How Far I'll Go” from Disney's Moana at School Meeting.
(Day 133, April 26) - Small voices fill the big stage as Lower and Middle School students perform at the School Meeting House.
(Day 131, April 24) - Brookwood is off to the races! Excitement is building as the Derby approaches. Buy your tickets to the community's biggest event of the year: 501auctions.com/offtotheraces.
(Day 130, April 21) - Mother Nature postponed our outdoor Earth Day plans, but student artwork still shines bright in our hallways.
(Day 129, April 20) - “Make Way for Ducklings” and our Pre-K actors as they entertain the School Meeting crowd with today’s original production.
(Day 128, April 19) - What’s better than reading biographies? Living biographies! Third graders share details about Jane Goodall, Serena Williams, Steven Spielberg and more at today’s Biography Living Museum in the Town Square.
(Day 127, April 18) - Spring is in full swing as lacrosse teams practice on the turf.
(Day 126, April 14) - In preparation for Earth Day, buddies work together to paint a mural inspired by nature.
(Day 125, April 13) - Third graders entertain the crowd at School Meeting with a song from the movie “Moana.”
(Day 124, April 12) - The Freedom Trail guides fifth graders past landmarks that helped shape Boston’s rich history.
(Day 123, April 11) - Fifth graders design and build prototype "grabbers" as part of Brookwood's 3D Printing curriculum.
(Day 122, April 10) -16 students and 5 faculty team up for 10 weeks of Girls on the Run fun. Brookwood is proud to partner this spring with the national program focusing on emotional and physical well being.
(Day 121, April 7) - First graders in their PJs are all smiles for SING, this afternoon’s special movie matinee. Thank you Mrs. Evans & Ms. Johnson!
(Day 120, April 6) - Rainy weather can’t dampen the spirits of buddies as they view student artwork displays during today’s Community Art Celebration.
(Day 119, April 5) - Student creativity will be front and center at tomorrow’s Community Art Show. Mrs. Stewart puts the finishing touches on lobby displays.
(Day 117, April 3) - Brookwood students dress down to gear up for Red Sox Opening Day. Go Sox!
(Day 116, March 31) - Lynda Blackmon Lowery and author Susan Buckley visit Gr. 7 history class to discuss Lynda's memoir, "Turning 15 On the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March," which won the Robert F. Siebert Honor Book award for nonfiction in 2016.
(Day 115, March 30) -- The BAM a capella group heats up School Meeting with a mash up of "Ice Ice Baby" and "Can't Touch This."
(Day 114, March 29) -- Lacrosse coaches are gearing up for the spring season - Go Green!
(Day 112, March 10) - There’s plenty of room in the Town Square for second and sixth grade buddies to draw and share their favorite spring activities.
(Day 111, March 9) - Pizza, Potter and Brookwood pride: Hats off (and on) to the 70 Brookwood grads who returned to campus for the annual Young Alum Reunion.
(Day 110, March 8) Dr. Oettinger’s fifth grade science class constructs a Lego table, a donation from the Faculty Wish List, for their robotics unit.
(Day 109, March 7) - A cast for the cast: now an 18-year tradition, the PreK presents eighth graders with a “Break a Leg Cast” for tonight’s opening performance of the Grade 8 play, “Harry Potter.”
(Day 108, March 6) - What’s cooking at Brookwood? A 21-pound salmon! Chef Chris and second graders smoke the fish as part of a social studies unit on Native Americans.
(Day 107, March 3) - Behind the scenes: It’s dress rehearsal day for the “Harry Potter” cast and volunteer parent crew.
(Day 106, March 2) - In addition to learning about the native people who lived there before the colonists, fifth graders are using game theory and geography skills in the daily accounting of their colony's success during the three-week Colonization Simulation unit.
(Day 105, March 1) - After selecting their books to check out, Pre-K students and Mrs. Geraty spend Library time reading Mac Barnett's “Sam & Dave Dig a Hole.”
(Day 104, Feb. 28) - Come enjoy third grade’s three-dimensional interpretation of Edward Hicks’ Peaceable Kingdom on display in the Front Lobby.
(Day 103, Feb. 27) - Middle Schoolers practice belly breathing as part of their regular mindfulness work at school.
(Day 102, Feb. 24) - Brookwood pride is in full swing at the Pancake Breakfast for current alumni parents and families.
(Day 101, Feb. 23) - Brookwood’s Stairwell Singers are a happy a cappella group, entertaining the School Meeting crowd with a pop song mash up.
(Day 100, Feb. 22) First graders gear up for tonight’s Empty Bowl dinner, a community service event aiming to raise awareness of Wellspring House.
(Day 99, Feb. 21) Upper Schoolers snowshoe through the campus woods during phys. ed. class.
(Day 98, Feb. 17) Teaming up with Gr. 8 parents and students, sixth graders roll up their sleeves to help assemble the set for the eighth grade play.
(Day 97, Feb. 16) First graders read together in the classroom boat.
(Day 96, Feb. 15) Sixth graders play in the lobby during their musical “world tour” around campus.
(Day 95, Feb. 14) A day filled with Valentine’s smiles and celebrations throughout the Lower School.
(DAY 94, Feb. 10) The Gr. 8 Student Life Leadership Group serves up cocoa, cookies, and smiles during this morning’s Middle School recess.
(Day 93, Feb. 8) Students hop on the bus after a busy day at Brookwood.
(Day 92, Feb. 7) In pre-algebra, seventh graders tackle today’s daily math problem at the board.
(Day 91, Feb. 6) Game on! Fifth graders play Omnikin Ball in phys. ed. class.
(Day 90, Feb. 3) Students put on their Patriots gear to cheer on their home team in Sunday’s Super Bowl!
(Day 88, Feb. 1) - Third Grade student hosts welcome visiting author Andrea Davis Pinkney.
(Day 87, Jan. 31) - Kindergartners build, test, and improve their Bee-Bot carts, designed to pull cargo from one hive to another.
(Day 86, Jan. 30) - Fourth graders stroll through the Lower School, warding off evil spirits during the annual Lunar New Year Dragon Parade.
(Day 85, Jan. 27) - It’s a morning of community service for Grade 7 with students bringing donations to four area food pantries. This group is heading to Gloucester’s Cape Ann Food Pantry.
(Day 84, Jan. 26) - Fifth graders perform the Cup Song at School Meeting, showcasing their rhythm and percussion skills.
(Day 82, Jan. 24) - Third graders team up in a math card game to practice multi-digit addition.
(Day 81, Jan. 23) - Students are all smiles in Soap Making, one of many enrichment programs offered after school throughout the year.
(Day 80, Jan. 20) - It’s an all-grade good luck gathering for the many 5th graders who head to Saturday’s New England Rubik’s Cube Tourney in Concord with Brookwood’s Upper School team.
(Day 79, Jan. 19) - Nine Upper Schoolers advanced to today’s National Geographic Geography Bee at School Meeting with Jack P. winning the final round.
(Day 78, Jan. 18) - Middle Schoolers collaborate, explore, and connect during monthly, theme-based Dream Team workshops and here they examine stereotypes in the Upon the Clouds of Equality group.
(Day 77, Jan. 17) Tomatoes are the current focus of the year-long Pre-K Social Studies unit on food.
(Day 76, Jan. 13) During monthly visits to Turtle Creek and Turtle Wood Independent Living Centers, 6th graders collaborate with seniors to create 3-D printed assistive devices that could help improve the seniors' lives and the lives of others.
(Day 75, Jan. 12) Alumna Phoebe Gould ’11 returns to campus as a member of the Yale a cappella group Something Extra to entertain the School Meeting crowd.
(Day 74, Jan. 11) 7th and 8th grade yoga participants work on focus and strength with certified instructor and science teacher Sarah Shea.
(Day 73, Jan. 10) In their space science unit, sixth graders study the phases of the moon using a light bulb, styrofoam on a pencil and a globe.
(Day 72, Jan. 9) Middle School recess is filled with snow, sledding and smiles.
(Day 71, Jan. 6) There’s plenty of space in the Crate Town Square for board games and Buddies fun!
(Day 70, Jan. 5) Thank you to the Parents’ Association for today’s Cultural Enrichment Assembly featuring “The Piano Men.”
(Day 69, Jan. 4) Mrs. Koretz leads a second grade math lesson on using number lines to solve equations.
(Day 68, Jan. 3) Winter artwork by students from all divisions brings splashes of color to Brookwood hallways.
(Day 66, Dec. 15) Head of School Laura Caron and PreK students, all in pj's, get ready to read "The Polar Express."
(DAY 65, Dec. 14) Eighth grade environmental PSAs highlight ways Brookwood can be even more eco-friendly.
(Day 64, Dec. 13) Second graders work on Lego robotics in the Crate Family Town Square.
(Day 63, Dec. 12) Fifth graders use mirrors for a self-expression drawing project.
(Day 62, Dec. 9) - Lower Schoolers share holiday magic and cheer in a rousing production of “It Could Always be Worse.”
(Day 61, Dec. 8) - First graders help set up the Wellspring House Holiday Store.
(Day 60, Dec. 7) - Brookwood moves the ball down the court during the season-opening varsity basketball jamboree with Tower and Shore girls and boys teams.
(Day 59, Dec. 6) Today’s Middle School Dream Team Workshops focus on design thinking, problem solving and creativity.
(Day 58, Dec 5) Sixth graders team up for an in-class World Cultures Challenge.
(Day 57, Dec 2) A sunny December day on Brookwood’s campus.
(Day 56, Dec 1) MC2 Club congratulates this month’s mini math mystery winner at School Meeting.
(Day 55, Nov. 30) Librarian Sheila Geraty hosts Harry Potter-themed librarians for the day.
(Day 54, Nov. 29) Gearing up for the Lower School play “It Could Always be Worse,” Lower Schoolers gather in the Town Square and ask a rabbi about Jewish traditions.
(Day 53, Nov. 22) Lower School faculty play a song on the steel drums as part of a special Thanksgiving School Meeting.
(Day 52, Nov. 21) Second graders enjoy good books on the rug.
(Day 51, Nov. 18) Visiting Guatemalan student Mila C. shares cultural insights with seventh grade classmates.
(Day 50, Nov. 17) Brookwood eighth graders prepare for a skit in French class. Tu parle francais?
(Day 49, Nov. 16) Brookwood seventh graders conduct a homeostasis lab using thermal imaging, heart rate monitoring, and temperature to measure how bodies react to exercise.
(Day 48, Nov. 15) PreK sings “Itsy-Bitsy-Spider” in both Spanish and English, with help from 8th grade ‘translators,’ during a Skype session with peers in Quito, Ecuador.
(Day 47, Nov. 14) Kindergartners practice forming sentences during Writer’s Workshop.
(Day 46, Nov. 11) First graders brainstorm ideas with art teacher Ms. Stewart.
(Day 45, Nov. 10) Brookwood fifth graders perform steel drums for the School Meeting crowd.
(Day 44, Nov. 9) Beautiful fall artwork is on display in Brookwood’s hallways.
(Day 43, Nov. 8) Middle Schoolers line up to vote in a mock election.
(Day 42, Nov. 7) It’s the final week of fall sports! Two home games tomorrow- cheer on field hockey and girls varsity soccer on the turf!
(day 41, Nov. 4) Seventh and first grade buddies help “get out the vote” by creating posters and displaying them around campus.
(Day 40, Nov. 3) Brookwood students cheer on the grown-ups in the annual basketball shootout.
(Day 39, Nov. 2) Parents gather with Head of School Laura Caron for coffee and conversation this morning in the Liston Commons.
(Day 38, Nov. 1) Seventh graders discuss the writing process with English teacher Mr. Kuhlmann.
(Day 37, Oct. 31) What do Hillary Clinton, Harry Potter, and Spider Man have in common? They were all at Brookwood’s annual Halloween Parade!
(Day 36, Oct. 28) Sixth graders learn 3D design basics as part of a year-long initiative which will focus on helping the local senior citizens by combining service learning with design thinking.
(Day 35, Oct. 27) Brookwood seventh graders perform hand bells at today’s School Meeting.
(Day 34, Oct. 25) On the Parent/Teacher Conference early-release day, Brookwood students participate in special programs, like archery.
(Day 33, Oct. 24) Which witch is which? Third grade word study takes on a Halloween challenge.
(Day 32, Oct. 21) Excited students and families play bingo in Brookwood’s Liston Commons.
(Day 31, Oct. 20) PreKindergartners start their day with a “pinky greeting,” warmly welcoming classmates and teachers to school.
(Day 30, Oct. 19) Second graders dive into their new selections at the annual Fall Book Fair.
(Day 29, Oct. 18) Sixth grade athletes are ready for their very first competitive Brookwood soccer and field hockey games.
(Day 28, Oct. 17) Visiting Guatemalan student, Mila (center), gets a warm welcome from seventh grade classmates.
(Day 27, Oct. 14) Thanks to Bartlett Tree Experts, first graders learn about maple trees and plant one on Brookwood’s campus.
(Day 26, Oct. 13) Kindergartners track the transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis.
(Day 25, Oct. 12) Eighth grade science students use 21st Century skills as they tackle a modern-day collaboration project inspired by work at Google.
(Day 24, Oct. 11) Fourth graders conduct an archaeological dig and carry their findings up to the classroom for further inspection.
(Day 23, Oct. 7) Fifth graders collect raw honey from Brookwood’s bee hives.
(Day 22, Oct. 6) Even small voices have big things to say. Brookwood empowers its students to grab the mic, take a chance and share their talents.
(Day 21, Oct. 5) First graders take Writing Workshop outside to observe the sights, smells and sounds around Brookwood’s campus.
(Day 20, Oct 4) Fifth graders get involved in a Mandarin pronunciation game during World Language.
(Day 19, Oct. 3) PreKindergarten students save a seat for Bo the Bear while they look at Ms. Dawe’s blog posts from Rwanda. (Read the blog here: brookwoodschool.net/blogs/theglobalclassroom)
(Day 18, Sept. 30) New eighth grade artwork hangs in the Upper School hallway.
(Day 17, Sept. 29) First grade teacher Ms. Dawe says farewell to the School Meeting crowd. She departs for Rwanda tomorrow and will be posting on Brookwood’s Global Classroom Blog during her two-week Teacher Exchange.
(Day 16, Sept. 28) Richard Louv speaks to a crowd of nearly 300 about the benefits of nature for children as part of our 4 to 14 Speaker Series.
(Day 15, Sept. 27) Second grade class responsibilities include caring for Brookwood’s chickens, Cynthia and Mabel.
(Day 14, Sept. 26) Third grade reading groups enjoy the comfy furniture and warm light in the Crate Family Town Square.
(Day 13, Sept. 23) Disappointed fifth graders pose with teacher Mr. Holch using a prop created for the now-canceled All School Picnic. Stay tuned for a future event in place of the courtyard picnic.
(Day 12, Sept. 22) Brookwood celebrates its 60th anniversary with a photo of the entire school on the courtyard along with two original employees, Renee and George Moniz (seated front).
(Day 11, Sept. 21) Sixth graders in guitar class learn their first chord.
(Day 10, Sept. 20) Seventh grade scientists collect data on the intertidal zone at West Beach.
(Day 9, Sept. 19) Seventh grade history students work with Mr. Lenci on determining their personal political preferences.
(Day 8, Sept. 16) Middle School lunch serves up smiles and laughs with friends.
(Day 7, Sept. 15) First grade Teaching Apprentice Ms. Bennett ’06 works with students on a project.
(Day 6, Sept. 14) Middle Schoolers show how they’re “all connected” during an outdoor activity.
(Day 5, Sept. 13) Fifth graders start their coastal stewardship curriculum with a visit to Black Cove Beach to measure, observe, and record.
(Day 4, Sept. 12) Soccer and field hockey tryouts on the turf kick off the fall sports season.
(Day 3, Sept. 9) Sixth graders get to know their second grade buddies during a morning activity on the courtyard.
(Day 2, Sept. 8) Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, The Platters, perform at School Meeting thanks to the PA Cultural Enrichment Committee.
(Day 1, Sept. 7) The heron mascot, faculty and Head of School Laura Caron welcome students and families on Brookwood’s Opening Day.