One of our Brook Hill parents, Dr. Blake Bextine spoke in a chemistry class this week about his job and how he uses science daily. Dr. Bextine works for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a military agency that uses science to develop all kinds of interesting military strategies and defenses.
Eleventh grade Humanities has been studying the Cold War (Cuban Missile Crisis, Korean War, Vietnam War). Yesterday, the students identified all the presidents who were in office during the Cold War in the Hall of Presidents, and then learned/read about their significance and the impact they had through the war. They also focus on the […]
Our Fine Arts (Drama, Choir, Art and Orchestra) students showed off their talents this week at Spring at the Brook. Their art gallery will be on display in the library through the end of this week.
Our Business Principles class visited the museum on Tuesday this week to learn about presidential leadership styles. Students were tasked with deciding if a president was an autocratic, democratic, or laisse fair leader based on their decision making style, public communication abilities, political skill, vision, and emotional IQ. Students were then asked to rank order these […]
Mr. Steve Russell was on campus recently to visit with William Bunn and Cole Fitzgerald about William’s experience at Boy’s State this past summer and about Cole’s anticipated experience this summer. He explained the program to the two Brook Hill students with the highpoints listed below: Boy’s State encompasses many important objectives. The American Legion feels […]
In Physics, students are learning about the nature of light and the formation of images with mirrors. In this activity, students began by using ray tracing to predict location and image characteristics (upright/inverted, real/virtual, magnified/reduced). Then, students set up a concave mirror and light source on an optical bench to observe five different scenarios. Through […]
Mrs. Brunson’s forensics class came to use their knowledge of blood spatters. By measuring a blood spatter, students can determine how far away a shooter was, where he was, type of weapon used. Students were given information from an actual person in history that was wounded or killed in battle. Mrs. Brunson made blood spatter […]
Maggie Newman has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. The Brook Hill School nominated Maggie […]
AP Junior Humanities students role-played the possibility of avoiding World War I. After studying the factors leading up to the war, they visited the American Freedom Museum to analyze satiric maps of the era. Back in class, they presented PowerPoints explaining the history, geography, and political facts about their country. Finally, they created peace proposals […]
Ashley, Class of 2022, was selected as a 2019 Azalea Belle. We’re proud of her and know she will represent Brook Hill well. Yesterday, at the ribbon cutting, she got to meet and speak with Congressman Louie Gohmert and talk about her school. Ashley can be seen at various houses along the Azalea Trail for […]
From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: As always, this will be a spectacular event with our boarding students showcasing their home country. They will be eager to tell you about their culture, customs and country with many dressed in traditional attire from their homeland. You will be able to sample delicious […]
From the desk of Celia Tucker, Academic College Counselor: When talking to the Class of 2022 right before their College Trip, I told them that the memories that come back to me when I think about their Middle School college trips I think of very polite, creative, jumping beans. Do you know how hard it […]