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Information You Should Know

We encourage families to complete their
School Meals Application
online over the summer so that they will not need to submit a
paper form in September. 
The online School Meals Application will open
for next year applicants beginning
July 1st and families should submit
the application before the start of next school year.
Parents please be aware that new students may default
to full priced meal status in September unless
they qualify over the summer.

Midwood High School Freshman
Course Preference Form
This form will allow incoming
Midwood High School
the ability to select their preferences
regarding language and art / music.
Students may choose their preferences
until August 15, 2014.
Preferences will be honored
according to budgetary
and / or programming issues.
Students are NOT guaranteed their preferences. 



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Attention Incoming New Students:
Each student is required to read one
book over the summer.
Be prepared to complete
an assignment in the fall.
Incoming Freshmen:
Vaclav and Lena {by Haley Tanner}
Left To Tell {By Immaculee Libagiza}
The Lightning Thief {by Rick Riordan}
recommended for struggling readers.
If you scored a 1 or 2 on your 8th grade
ELA test, read this book.
Incoming Sophomores: 
Time and Again {by Jack  Finnery}
I am Malala {by Malala Yousafzail}

MAY 27 & 28, 2014
Dear Incoming Students and Parents:
We would like to welcome you and your child to
Midwood High School at
Brooklyn College. 
Your child is about to begin a most exciting period in his/her life. 
By working together, the school and family
can make a student’s high school career
both meaningful and successful. 
We look forward to working with you in this
Please attend one of our two New Student/Parent Orientations which are scheduled for:
TUESDAY, MAY 27TH,  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(For students with last names that begin with A – L)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(For students with last names that begin with M – Z)
If you cannot attend on your assigned day, you may attend the other.)
At the meetings we will introduce you and your child
to key members of the
Midwood staff. 
At the New Student/Parent Orientations, students 
will meet with other students and discuss various
 instructional programs 
and become acclimated
to high school life. 
From past experiences we believe that it is very important that
your child attend this program.
I look forward to greeting you at these events. 
Michael McDonnell



Brooklyn College Research Day is the
annual, campus-wide science fair held
at the end of the spring semester.
Posters are presented by Brooklyn College
undergraduate and graduate students
and also by students from
partner high schools in the borough.
More than 100 posters were exhibited
in the Brooklyn College Research
Day Student Center on Friday, May 9, 2014.
Every award in the High School Division at
Brooklyn College Research Day was
won by a Midwood Science student in 2014 -
an unprecedented accomplishment. 

The warm weather is upon us and it seems like a good time to issue
a few reminders about appropriate dress for school.
Please see attachment.
Dear Parents & Guardians,
For the safety and well-being of your child it is imperative
that we
have accurate biographical and emergency contact
information on
file for both you and your child. 
All changes of address, phone numbers,
 cell phone numbers,
guardianship and emergency contact persons must
be reported
to your child’s guidance counselor. 
According to the
Chancellor’s Regulations, all changes of
address must be accompanied by a gas, electrical, or water bill. 
 A mortgage statement is acceptable as well.  If you rent and do not
pay utilities, a notarized letter from your landlord is required.  
Additionally, change of guardianship requires a notarized form which
is available at our school. 
Fern Bren
Assistant Principal
Pupil Personnel Service

Tutoring Schedule.pdf
Please see attachment for AP meeting schedule.
Please see attachment for letter concerning partcipation
in Graduation 2014 ceremony.
The Summer Youth Employment Program
(SYEP) provides New York City youth
between the ages of 14 and 24 with
paid summer employment for up
to six weeks in July and August. 
Participants work in a variety of
entry-level jobs.
Please go to for application.

Bell Schedule.docx
Midwood has been designated a Gold Star school for 2013 by the W!SE organization based upon the performance of our economics students on the W!SE Financial Literacy test.  This is the 6th consecutive year Midwood has earned this honor.  We also have five social studies teachers designated as Gold Star Teachers as the notice indicates below.  They are Bret Cohen, Chris Miccio, Doug O'Connor, Laura Gavenda and Madison Williams.   They have continually done a great job with our economics students.

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 11
College Readiness Workshop; Freshmen to Senior year check list
Tue, Aug 12 - Wed, Aug 13
Students who missed their appointment
Wed, Aug 13 - Thu, Aug 14
Thursday, September 4
First Day of School


Today, 7/22/2014
High: 84 Low: 71
Slight chance thunderstorms
15% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/23/2014
High: 88 Low: 72
Chance thunderstorms
48% chance of precipitation.