Welcome to the official news magazine for Brooke Point High School. This is the full, online, completely colored version of the second issue of the 2015-2016 publication. Within this issue, you will find articles about our students, the community, the winter weather, the upcoming Valentine's Day season, and much more!
Semester in review By Isabella Taffera, Kassidy McCall, Sarah Moncure wpclipart.com <strong>The</strong> first semester of the 2015-2016 school year, for many, will be memorable. For the first time, freshmen were tossed into the lion’s den some may call high school, while the rest of us reveled in the joy of being an upperclassman. Not only did we welcome freshman to high school life, but we also got to experience countless fun school activities including homecoming and its spirit week, exciting football games, and the infamous Student Expression Night. <strong>The</strong> few days leading up to homecoming night were filled with eccentric outfits and plenty of spirited students. <strong>The</strong> electrifying days we all know as Spirit Week, will be remembered for the exciting, pulsing energy throughout the school. <strong>The</strong> highly anticipated homecoming night was cleverly themed: “Under the Big Top.” For many, the fun-filled evening was filled with dancing, playing games, and hanging out with friends. Along with homecoming, Friday night football games were a highlight for many BP students this fall. Head Varsity coach, Tommy Buzzo, was admirably awarded “Coach of the Year” by <strong>The</strong> Freelance-Star. He felt honored and appreciated receiving it. Adding to the many 2015 Brooke Point accomplishments, the drama department opened the year with their commendable performance of “<strong>The</strong> Laramie Project”. Freshman Katie Monaghan, said, “It was powerful and inspiring.” <strong>The</strong> student body basked in Brooke Point’s newly remodeled library at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. In the cherished moments before the start of school, students utilize the highly equipped facility to its maximum. On the exterior walls of the library, students and staff can walk by and be reminded of our shining new school motto: “Be Proud”. Despite the many exciting events of 2015, Brooke Point was sad to see Cathy Van Valzah, a social studies teacher whose career started at the opening of this school, retire from her impactful position as a member of the staff. Scott McClellan said, “She brings a lot of experience, a lot of wisdom that we’re gonna miss.” Homecoming Spirit Week Photos by Jasmine Sutton-Banks Pep rally Homecoming Dance Football Games Coach of the Year: Coach Buzzo Laramie & More!! Project Upcoming in 2016 By Nathaniel Bowman and Virginia Lusker Are you looking forward to 2016? You should be, because we’re giving you a road map to a successful and entertaining new year. Ending the month of January, we have exams! We know it can be difficult to find excitement in those, but remember, it means you’ve made it halfway down the road. Right after exams, we jump right into February with many basketball games and track events. Kicking off March, we have our Dare Basketball Game right here at Brooke Point on Friday, March 4. Five days later on March 9, we also have another Student Expression Night! For those of you who did not go to the first one, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Hawkeye</strong> strongly suggests you attend it. As for the following weekend, March Twelve and Thirteen, the Fine Arts Festival will be taking place also here at Brooke Point. And let’s not forget that we will be ending the wonderful month of March with spring break starting on the twenty-eighth. That’s the start to your successful and exciting new year. Weekdays to Look Forward to • January 27-29: EXAMS-Early Release • February 1: No School New Movies in 2016 • Deadpool • Kung Fu 3 • Sherlock • <strong>The</strong> Divergent Series: Allegiant • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice New Music in 2016 •Ariana Grande: Moonlight •Drake: Views from the 6 •Iggy Azalea: Digital Distortion • February 15: Presidents’ Day-No School • March 25: 2 Hour Early Release • March 28-April 1: Spring Break! •Kanye West: SWISH •Rihanna: Anti 20 21