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COVID-19 Response Plan at Brook Road Academy – 3/23 UPDATE

Posted on March 18, 2020
UPDATE (Monday, March 23): In compliance with Governor Northam's decision, Brook Road Academy will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We will communicate more information in the days ahead. UPDATE (Monday, March 16): As we continue to take every measure to protect the health and well-being of our community, all Brook Road Academy staff will work remotely with email access through Sunday, March 29. Please continue ...Read More

What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 26

Posted on March 17, 2020
From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Academy Dear Brook Road Academy Family, Thank you for your support and patience during these challenging times. I hope everyone is healthy and taking the precautions necessary to stay that way. We have already communicated the link for assignments earlier in the week. If you have any questions, need assistance with logging in, are locked out of the site or Edgenuity assignments and need to be ...Read More

What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 24 & 25

Posted on March 11, 2020
From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Brook Road Academy It is unbelievable that we are already in second week of March. Spring Break countdown is in effect!!! Let me recap a few things that are happening at Brook Road Academy…  HUGE THANK YOU to our parents for providing lunch on Wednesday to our staff. Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. Daugherty, Mrs. Speer and Mrs. O’Brien, thank you for being so thoughtful. U.S. Capitol Trip: ...Read More

What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 23

Posted on February 25, 2020
From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Brook Road Academy We had a great visit to the Black History Museum! Here are a few pictures: College Bound:  Congratulations to Marielle on her college acceptance!!!! We are proud of your hard work. New Faculty Member:  We are glad to announce that Mrs. Martinez will be joining us to teach Spanish and International Studies. Mrs. Martinez speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and has extensive experience ...Read More

What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 21

Posted on February 11, 2020
From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Brook Road Academy We said rain or shine, and we did it! Here are some pictures from the Yorktown field trip.  UPCOMING EVENTS: 2/11: Black History Museum field trip.  This is a school-wide trip. All students are expected to attend. We will leave at 11:30 and return by 2:45.  Lunch will be at 11:00. Brook Road Academy will cover admission for students. 2/12 & 2/13: NWEA ...Read More

What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 20

Posted on February 6, 2020
From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Brook Road Academy A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS for participating in our Chili Cook Off! We have pictures posted on our Facebook page. We celebrated our Honor Roll students with a brunch at River City Diner! UPCOMING EVENTS: 2/5: Yorktown field trip. Rain or shine.  We are planning on departing at 8: 15 and arrive back to school around ...Read More

Anxiety In Children And Teens: Statistics

Posted on January 30, 2020
Anxiety is discussed so much these days that it might make you wonder if kids are truly suffering from it or if society has just come up with a new buzzword. The fact is, anxiety in children and teens has increased in recent years. Anxiety isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a serious, complicated condition that has a real impact on today’s youth. While there is no single comprehensive study that ...Read More

What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 19

Posted on January 28, 2020
From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Academy CHILI COOK OFF:  We are warming things up with a chili cook off at the school on Friday, January 31, starting at 11:00. What is your family's favorite recipe?  We would love to see our parents join us for lunch. You may sign up to bring chili, bread, beverages, and paper goods by clicking on this link: This is a Chili Cook Off ...Read More

Does Your Teen Have Separation Anxiety?

Posted on January 23, 2020
When we think of separation anxiety, we usually think of babies and preschoolers, who struggle to be left with a babysitter or to say goodbye to Mom at school. We think of very small children who cry, throw tantrums and cling to parents’ legs, not wanting to leave what is comfortable and familiar. We don’t often think of teenagers, but teenagers do struggle with separation anxiety. In fact, according to ...Read More

Recognizing The Signs Of Anxiety In Children

Posted on January 8, 2020
Most parents have watched their children or teens struggle through bouts of anxiety. Anxiety itself is a natural part of growing up, as children learn to socialize away from the comforts of home and teens navigate the rough waters of adolescence.  Still, some parents will notice that their kids’ experiences with anxiety aren’t “normal” at all; they seem to be part of a larger, more serious, problem.  Is there a ...Read More