Week of April 22

Thu, 04/25/2013
  • Urgent! Students who have not selected their classes must do so by Friday, April 26th. If your counselor has not received your signed confirmation page by Monday, April 29th, your classes will be selected for you. The Counseling Center will be available during your lunch periods, before and after school to complete the online process.
  • Continuing with Earth Week, we are asking that you donate all of your plastic bottles or cans. These bottles and cans can be placed in the bins outside Ms. Santoyo's door. Tomorrow, April 26, if you have any books that are just laying around your house that you want to get rid of donate again by placing them outside Ms. Santoyo's door. And here is an interesting fact; An estimated 80,000,000 Hershey’s Kisses are wrapped each day, using enough aluminum foil to cover over 50 acres. That’s almost 40 football fields! All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it.
  • The winner last  week of the IAT/Peer Tutoring Raffle is Chanel Crawford (408). Please see Ms. Jackson for your prize. Also, the winners of My Voice, My School, Parent Survey Raffle are the parents/guardians of Chanel McClay (407), Sharea Nicholas (304), and Sade Johnson (306). Please see Mrs. Williams for your gift card.
  • The Chicago Urban League Entrepreneurship Program begins on Saturday, May 4th and runs for 12-weeks each Saturday. For an application see Dr. Bauer.
  • Did you know that 506 people were murdered in Chicago in 2012? The Culture Jamming Seminar is collecting 506 pairs of shoes to create a sculpture to increase community awareness of the magnitude of this problem. Please drop your shoes off in the recycling bin by the security desk, in the main office or in Ms. Boone's room.
  • Today is the day that the students are going down in the Staff vs. Student Basketball Game. If you would like to participate in the free-throw contest, be sure to put your name in the box outside of the lunch room.
  • This week is Gatorade Week!! See Mr. Barrett regarding the details of the Gatorade Week Activity for today.
  • Students - even though you may not be running in the Chicago Marathon you can still partner with team and help the effort raising money for clean drinking water.  If every student gives $3 the student body will contribute $2000 toward clean drinking water.  $2000 is the same as providing clean drinking water for 40 African's for their entire lives.  Consider abstaining from Hot Cheetos for three days and put that money in the orange marathon jugs your teachers have in the classroom.  Thanks - Brooks' Marathon Team.
  • Summer Jobs! Registration is now open for One Summer Chicago. Log on www.onesummerchicago.org to apply.
  • Attention Seniors - State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is having a Summer Internship Contest for minority students. If selected, not only will you gain invaluable experience working in her office, you also will receive a $1000 scholarship! See Dr. Bauer for an application. They are due on May, 16th.
  • Attention actors and actresses, applications for the free summer General Theater Studies program at the Goodman Theater are now available. Hone your craft with professionals and create your own play to perform on their famous stage this summer. See Dr. Bauer for details.
  • Students taking AP exams free reduced exam costs are $0. Full price exam costs $89 per exam. Your balance must be paid by April 26.
  • The spring production of A Mid-summer Night's Dream, is here! April 26th, and 27th! Tickets are only $2 for ALL Brooks members and $5 for general public! Shows start at 7pm. Be there!!!!!