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Author: Joshua Becker

GoFundMe for Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam

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Dear Baruch Families,

We are thrilled to announce that after submitting our proposal, we have been granted $10,000 by the Lemelson-MIT foundation! With these funds, we are designing a sustainable washing machine which will be made accessible to homeless students at P.S. 188 where over half the students are homeless. This
is a huge honor and an even bigger responsibility. We now have about 8 months to build, test, and fix our machine. We will present our invention at the EurekaFest in D.C. this June– it’s a big deal! We would love your support in any way possible, whether it’s through donations, your expertise, your connections, or helping us spread the word. As it stands, the grant we received should cover most of the cost of building, but we still need additional funds to cover the cost of sending team members to DC in June.

Below is the link to our GoFundMe page. A donation of any size would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to give your time or expertise, please contact our advisors at and 


Many thanks,
Chloe Landau

PENCIL Ladders for Leaders Internship

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The PENCIL team is looking ahead to this summer’s Ladders for Leaders Internship Program (L4L). Ladders for Leaders provides NYC students with access to career readiness training and paid summer internship opportunities.  The L4L application is now open and can be found The application is due by 11:59 PM on January 24, 2020.

Ladders for Leaders is open to all NYC students ages 16-21, with a cumulative GPA of at least an 80 or 3.0, and some work or volunteer experience (childcare and leadership in school activities are acceptable).
Please reach out to Katje King ( or Marina Karnofsky ( with any questions.

Summer STEM Program at NYU

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Applications are now open for the 2020 summer STEM programs.

The NYU Tandon Center for K12 STEM Education is seeking bright, motivated rising 9th to 12th grade students looking for engaging, hands-on science, technology and engineering experiences designed by highly respected NYU researchers.

For more information, go to

Save the Date: Career Day

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Dear Parents/Guardians,
We are presently working on our first Career Day! This will be a great experience for our students. This is just a heads up for those who have family and friends who would enjoy talking about their job with our students. We will be updating you with more details, but right now it is as follows:
Date:  2/28/20
Time:  5th and 6th period. 11:32 am – 1:06 pm
Place: The BCCHS Gym
There will be more information coming soon!

Ms. Ross’ AP English Book Fund

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This project is fully funded. Thank you to all who contributed!

CLICK HERE to donate!

Help fund the 11th and 12th grade AP English Language non-fiction book groups. Students will explore both the themes of our world as well as how authors construct arguments in non-fiction texts.

Our school is filled with inquisitive, hungry, and visionary minds; while different in personality, they share a common concern for the world around them, committed to reading and learning about how to make it better.

Ms. Ross’ book fund is until January 10th, 2020.

Supply Drive

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Help restock our general school supplies!
1 ream of copy paper (white or color)
1 box of Dry Erase markers
1 box of #2 pencils
1 box of assorted colors markers (Sharpies or Crayola or similar)
1 box of tissues
1 roll of paper towel
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
You can also order online and have delivered directly to school via this link (See below to designate BCCHS as your Amazon Smile charity!)

Parent Teacher Conferences

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Thursday, November 21, 5 PM – 8 PM
Friday, November 22, 12 PM – 3 PM
Please sign up using this link. If you cannot access the link, you can call the school parent coordinator, Janice Salmeri, to register for a time: 212-683-7440.
On Friday, November 22, students will be dismissed at the end of period 3, at 10:42 am.
You can find more information on the Parent Teacher Conferences here.

Giving Thanks to Teachers

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One of our traditions is to give each teacher and staff member gift cards at the faculty/staff holiday party.
We ask each family to donate gift cards in what ever denomination they are comfortable. The cards are then combined together to give each teachers/staff member the same amount.
Some suggestions can be found on this wishlist, but cards from anywhere and for any amount are welcome. AmEx gift cards are also a huge hit. You can also drop off or mail gift cards to the PTA mailbox in the main office.

Please help support our BCCHS honors education

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PTA funds are used to provide:
  • Innovative and creative curricular programs
  • Expansion of music and arts programs
  • College planning with Naviance
  • News literacy with Newsela
  • Online grade systems with Pupil Path
  • College trips for juniors and seniors
  • Classroom supplies for teachers
  • Athletic supplies
  • Student recognition awards (Senior Awards, Athletics, National Honor Society)
  • Professional development opportunities to our faculty and staff
Suggested amount per family is $900 but we welcome contributions of ANY amount! Our goal is 100% participation! You may also consider setting up a monthly donation plan through PayPal. To donate by credit card, please click the “donate” button below. To pay by check, please use this form.
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Student Athletes of the Month

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Each month a Male and Female student athlete will win Student Athlete of the Month and be recognized for their hard work and leadership on and off the field.
Talia Rothschild
September Girl Student Athlete of the month
6 Matches
13 Goals
1 Assists
Jon Jablonski
September Boys’ Student Athlete of the month
1 Goal
9 Assists
68 Tackles won