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

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.

Capitol visit

U.S. Capitol Trip: We would like to thank Mr. Kreydatus, our Director of Career and Transition Services, for organizing our trip to the Capitol and meeting with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger. Your kids represented us well.

Progress Reports:  Progress reports went home on Friday 3/6. Remember, marking period ends on 3/30.

Parent-Teacher Conferences: We held our second parent-teacher conference on Wednesday 3/4. If you were not able to attend and have questions regarding your child’s progress report, please contact the teachers directly to schedule a meeting and/or phone conference. 

GRADING POLICY: Students need to turn in their missing assignments and late work by the end of each week (Friday). Teachers are not required to accept late work for students that are in attendance. Please check grades on Schoology weekly and on Gradelink every two weeks.

SPCA Volunteering Opportunity: This opportunity is available to 8th and 9th grade students currently. Please visit the website at to register your child if he/she is interested.  We are trying to establish a set schedule to take our students.

Graduation and celebration events: Mr. Walters and I will provide communication in the upcoming weeks regarding celebration events for our graduating class.  Our graduation will be on June 11th at 5 pm. More information will be forthcoming.

3/10/2020 – Fortis College visit-Juniors and seniors

3/12/2020 – Old Rag Mountain Hiking Trip with Mr. Walters for select students based on academic and social progress.

3/13/2020 Pi Day celebration. If you would like to send in pies to assist us in our celebrations please, contact Mrs. Ellis at

3/16/2020 – Community meeting

3/17/2020 – John Tyler Community College visit.  his visit is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. If you are child is considering dual enrollment, I would highly recommend this trip.

3/20/2020 – Manorhouse Assisted Living volunteer (Group A)

3/24/2020 – Longwood University visit

3/27/2020 – Community meeting & Clubs

3/30/2020 – End of MP3 & VCU field trip for juniors and seniors.

4/1/2020 – Early release

4/3/2020 – Manourhouse Volunteer Group B.  Report cards go home.

That carries us to SPRING BREAK!!!!. As always, thank you for your support of our school community.