Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A new executive director takes the helm at Brookline Teen Center, and he is a Brookline High alum, Matthew Cooney from the class of '91.
The new guy in charge of the Brookline Teen Center--being built at 40 Aspinwall Avenue--comes by way of Brookline High School, a press release from the Teen Center confirmed today. Matthew Cooney returned to Brookline five years ago, and will begin his new job as the Brookline Teen Center's executive director on June 18. His three children are now attending Brookline High. He replaces the Center's interim Executive Director Tom Mendelsohn. Said Mendelsohn in a press release, "The board, volunteers, donors and–most critically–the teen interns, can be proud of what has been accomplished. It will be under the focused and talented leadership of Mr. Cooney that BTC will garner sufficient funds to complete construction and reach the $10m goal …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The Sagamore High School paper reports that Brookline High's Dean of Students filed a complaint after the Headmaster selection process.
Brookline High School named a new headmaster in early February, and in early April, Dean of Students Adrian Mims filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, as Brookline High's The Sagamore reports. See the exclusive full story on The Sagamore. According to The Sagamore, which acquired Mims' case information through the Freedom of Information Act, one of the Particulars in the case alleges that a member of the interview team told Mims they felt the school was "not ready" for an African-American to take headmaster role. The High School ultimately hired former Newton North Vice-Principal, Deborah Holman, following the Retirement of Dr. Bob Weintraub in June.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Students and faculty at Brookline High school teamed up with the Brookline Fire and Police Departments for a fundraiser to benefit the Beacon Street Fire victims.
[Update: The roughly 200 people watching the games and participating in the raffles helped raise nearly $5000 for the Beacon Street Fire Fund, Health Department Director Alan Balsam confirmed on Tuesday. 1:31 p.m., Feb. 21] One thing the Brookline Police Department learned very quickly Friday night is the Brookline High School basketball team is deadly from the three-point line. The Police Department faced off against Brookline High School men’s basketball team in a charity basketball game to benefit the victims of the Brookline fire on January sixteenth. Brookline High defeated the Brookline PD, but the game was neck-and-neck until the final buzzer. While the score was close, the game was a friendly one. The mood of the players and the …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The pen-scrawled message on a Dunkin Donuts bag taped to Deborah Holman’s office bulletin board says it all: “Please, please don’t go.”
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Pending contract, Newton North High School Vice Principal named new principal at Brookline High School.
The search has ended for Brookline High School's new Headmaster. Bill Lupini announced in an e-mail today that Deborah Holman, currently the vice principal at Newton North High School, has been named as the new headmaster at Brookline High. An e-mail from Superindendent Bill Lupini appeared on the Sagamore, the Brookline High School paper. I am very pleased to announce that Deborah Holman will become Headmaster of Brookline High School, effective on July 1, 2012, pending final resolution of a contract (which should be completed early next week). Holman edged out Jamie Chisum, a candidate from Wellesley High, who was another finalist in the hiring process. The process was to replace Dr. Robert "Dr. Bob" Weintraub, who retired at the end …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Brookline High Volleyball beats their Bay State Conference rivals, Newton North in MIAA Finals game.
Girls Varsity Volleyball takes down their Newton North rivals, 3-2, in Saturday night's game at Babson College, BrooklineWarriors.net blog reports. This brings the team up to a 20-2 record for the season, and sends them on their way to the semi-finals against Barnstable (21-0). The next game is at 7 p.m. at Bridgewater-Raynham High School. "State champion was going through my head, it was my last year and our last chance to win the title," Brookline’s Jamie Francona told Boston.Com's Yourtown Brookline. The Brookline Boys and Girls Cross country teams also snagged Sectional Championship wins, making it a good weekend for Brookline.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
A tournament re-match between Newton North and Brookline had tensions high at Skyline Field Saturday afternoon.
In a rivalry re-match match that had both sides holding their breath at every shot on goal, the Newton North boys soccer team put up a strong fight Saturday afternoon during a preliminary round game for the North Div. 1 tournament. But in the end, the Warriors took a 1-0 victory in the last few minutes of the game. Brookline forward and senior captain Eric Buck scored the game-winning goal at Skyline Park in Brookline. The game was back-and-forth for most of the 90 minutes, with Brookline finishing the first half pummeling the Tigers' goal, but without results. At the start of the second half, though, Newton came out with determination and had many close shots that nearly put the lead in their hands. The Warriors managed to block all of …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Parents will be able to get a lot more information about students.
Brookline High School students may run, but they have little space to hide. New features are coming to the X2: ASPEN, or student information management system, allowing parents to monitor their children’s participation at Brookline High School. According to the superintendent report presented to the School Committee Thursday, parents will be able to view student’s demographic information, class schedule, Interim Progress Reports, Report Cards, and daily attendance on-line. In addition to this access, students will receive class-specific information from their teachers, such as class assignments and due dates. Superintendent Bill Lupini touted the parent-student-and-staff portal. “We are very, very pleased about this,” he said. “When we …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Students participate in a floral design workshop through Brookline Adult and Community Education
Students participated in a floral design workshop called "Keeping it Local" at Brookline High School Wednesday evening through Brookline's Adult and Community Education Program. The workshop featured flowers which can be found locally in the New England area, and taught students how to create an arrangement, as well as care for the arrangements and flowers. Instructor Laurie Marino of You Make it and Take It offers these classes once a month. Marino has a bachelors in adult education and a masters in education and instructional design.
Monday, June 6, 2011
A selection of photos and videos from the Brookline High School Class of 2011 Graduation.
The Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony took place yesterday at Brookline High School, in the Cypress Field. The weather was sunny, the field covered in chairs and parents, and the students heard from a number of School Faculty and Staff with inspiring thoughts to send them off with. Two students also presented speeches to their classmates. The original commencement speaker was to be Dr. Robert Weintraub, known as Dr. Bob to the students. He was unfortunately taken ill, and instead Associate Dean of Students Lindsay Murphy presented some of his thoughts, collected from notes taken from his hospital room. The speech allowed for Murphy to go on, but she said she felt he had said all that needed to be said. Musical selections accented the …