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Message from Dr. Caleris

Message from Superintendent Caleris: End of the Year Reflection and Celebration!

Dear Hurricane School Community,

As we bid farewell to this academic year, let us celebrate the achievements, milestones, and memories that have enriched our lives and strengthened our bonds as a school community. I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished this year, and excited for the opportunities of growth in the school year to come.

To our graduating seniors, it has been an absolute honor to be your Superintendent and I cannot wait to see what great things you will accomplish in your future endeavors. To our students who will be returning in the fall, enjoy the summer - stay active and take some time to reflect on your goals for next school year! Once again, congratulations to the Class of 2024 for your hard work, determination, and accomplishments throughout your time in the Brooklyn City School District!

As we say farewell to our graduating seniors, we are also saying “goodbye” to several of our dedicated faculty and staff members. These individuals embodied dedication and sacrifice, along with what it means to be a Hurricane!


On behalf of the Board of Education, Faculty, Staff and Students -

Thank you and Best Wishes in your next journey! You are Forever a Hurricane!


Patrick Yarman, 4th Grade

Diane Fleming, Food Service

Elizabeth Hansen, High School Math

Mary Ellen Sefchik, Transportation 


As we come to the end of another school year, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to those who play an integral role in the success of the Brooklyn City Schools.  Thank you to the Board of Education for all of the leadership and support you have provided throughout the school year.

Thank you to all of our administrators, faculty and staff who supported our students, families, and each other, throughout the school year.  Thank you for your unceasing commitment and delivery of quality instruction on behalf of our students. This work could not have been done without you!

And lastly, thank you to our students, parents and families for your constant and unwavering support throughout the school year. I hope you are able to take time this summer to relax and recover from the busy school schedule. I look forward to seeing everyone in August! 

Have an amazing summer break!

Warm regards,

Dr. Theodore Caleris, Superintendent

Brooklyn City Schools

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Ted Caleris

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