Message from Dr. Caleris
December 14, 2023
Dear Hurricane Staff, Students, Parents and Families,
As we approach the half-way point of the school year and the holiday season, I want to take a moment to express my warmest wishes to each and every one of you. May this holiday season be filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments with your loved ones.
Looking back on the past year, we have accomplished so much together, and I am incredibly proud of our school community. Your dedication, hard work, and resilience have been remarkable, and I'm excited about the many great things we will achieve in the upcoming year, 2024.
As we begin the second half of the school year, I want to update our students, staff and families regarding several exciting and important ongoing district initiatives that will play an important role in the future of the Brooklyn City Schools in 2024 and beyond.
Update of the District’s Proposed School Improvement Bond Issue
At the October 17th Board of Education meeting, members of the Brooklyn Board of Education, by a majority vote of 5-0, approved the placement of a Bond Issue, in the amount of $20,000,000 (2.96 mills), on the March 19, 2024, ballot for the public’s consideration. If approved, funds generated by the Bond Issue would be used to address necessary renovations for the Brooklyn High School Campus, Board of Education Office, and Stadium Complex located at Hurricane Alley.
For more information, Superintendent Caleris will lead a
Proposed School Improvement Bond Issue “Listen and Learn” Information Session
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 @ 6:00 p.m.
Brooklyn City Schools Auditorium
9200 Biddulph Road
Brooklyn, Ohio 44144
All parents, families, and community members are invited to attend!
Extension of Spring Break 2024 - Preparing for BHS Restroom Renovation Project
To prepare for the restroom renovation project at Brooklyn HS this summer, the District is extending spring break (by one day) this April. Spring Break is now scheduled from Friday, March 29 (Good Friday) through Monday, April 8, 2024. School will resume for students and staff on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. This extra time will allow our operations team to prepare the facility for the scheduled renovation this summer. We appreciate your understanding as we work to enhance our school environment.
Solar Eclipse Viewing Open to BCS School Community on Monday, April 8th!
For those staff, students, families and school community members that are interested in safely viewing the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024 (remember - No School for students and staff!), the District plans (weather permitting) to open the Stadium Complex at Hurricane Alley to view this amazing natural event in a safe environment. All students in grades PK-8 will need to be accompanied by an adult. The District will have a limited supply of solar eclipse glasses to use so it is recommended that you bring your own for viewing the eclipse safely!
Recognizing our Outstanding Brooklyn City Schools Alumni
The Brooklyn City Schools seeks to regularly celebrate achievements by our students, staff, and alumni through various forms of communication. As an engaging way to stay connected with our alumni and celebrate their noteworthy accomplishments, The Hurricane Alumni Spotlight is shared on our social media channels on a quarterly basis. Any alumni that you feel are worthy of a nomination can be sent to Superintendent Caleris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations should include the following information: (1) Name, (2) Graduation Year from BHS, (3) Description of their achievement and/or reason why you are nominating this individual.
Enjoy your well-deserved break! Wishing our entire Brooklyn school community a safe and successful second semester and joyous Holiday Season!
Dr. Theodore Caleris, Superintendent
Brooklyn City Schools