Brookfield Youth Commission

Brookfield Youth Commission The Brookfield Youth Commission provides an advocacy and information platform for youth representatives to engage in town issues.

This afternoon, commission members Liam Enea and Jamie Hiatrides participated in a discussion with Commissioner Cardona ...
03/31/2020

This afternoon, commission members Liam Enea and Jamie Hiatrides participated in a discussion with Commissioner Cardona of the Connecticut Department of Education on distance learning and how COVID-19 has affected student life. As of now, the high school graduation is still scheduled for June 20, 2020. However, if we had to rearrange or reschedule it for the sake of public health, Commissioner Cardona has tasked us youth with generating some ideas.

Happy New Year and Happy Holidays, everyone! #brookfieldyouthcommission
01/01/2020

Happy New Year and Happy Holidays, everyone! #brookfieldyouthcommission

After seven years, it’s still hard to stomach what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary. And neighboring Newtown, the Brook...
12/14/2019

After seven years, it’s still hard to stomach what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary. And neighboring Newtown, the Brookfield community bore direct witness.

12/14 was this generation’s 9/11 — the inflection point where our national focus moved from foreign lands to institutions once, unquestionably, presumed safe.

Twenty-six lives were cut short at that school on this day in 2012. Rest in Peace.

The Brookfield Youth Commission was honored to assemble and sponsor Brookfield’s 2019 “Meet Your Municipal Candidates” e...
10/25/2019

The Brookfield Youth Commission was honored to assemble and sponsor Brookfield’s 2019 “Meet Your Municipal Candidates” event along with our friends on the WMS PTO and Brookfield SEPTO. We strive to promote civility in all political discourse and we are thankful for such exhibition by candidates and the public! @ Brookfield, Connecticut

The Brookfield Youth Commission, along with the WMS PTO and Brookfield SEPTO, will be hosting a “Meet Your Municipal Can...
10/17/2019

The Brookfield Youth Commission, along with the WMS PTO and Brookfield SEPTO, will be hosting a “Meet Your Municipal Candidates” night in the Brookfield High School Auditorium on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
Both the Democratic and Republican town committees will invite their slates for the public to learn about the 2019 ballot!

The Brookfield Youth Commission held our high school’s first “Activities Fair” today! Over 900 people and two dozen orga...
09/10/2019

The Brookfield Youth Commission held our high school’s first “Activities Fair” today! Over 900 people and two dozen organizations, including @chickfilabrookfield and @urbanstreetpizza, attended.

We strive to help more students realize the opportunities their community affords them!

The Brookfield Youth Commission will be sponsoring Brookfield High School's first "Activities Fair" this year on Septemb...
08/23/2019

The Brookfield Youth Commission will be sponsoring Brookfield High School's first "Activities Fair" this year on September 10th!

The event will culminate with our school's student-led activities, societies, the Brookfield Library, and two local businesses, Urban Street Pizza and Chick-fil-A Brookfield, Connecticut!

Brilliant!https://m.newstimes.com/local/newstimes/articleComments/New-Milford-offers-teens-jobs-with-summer-program-1408...
07/13/2019
New Milford offers teens jobs with summer program

Brilliant!

https://m.newstimes.com/local/newstimes/articleComments/New-Milford-offers-teens-jobs-with-summer-program-14083243.php?utm_campaign=CMS+Sharing+Tools+%28Mobile%29&utm_source=m.facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&fbclid=IwAR2GidHiZg8zNPtJsNKvnwyy5X_WsZr2l8RxjRXAeqXwh5l_1XGy0BSI6Dc

The Town of New Milford has teamed up with the Department of Labor and the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board to provide summer jobs for eligible teens. The Summer Youth Employment program was brought to New Milford by Mayor Pete Bass and grant writer Tammy Reardon. It provides six weeks....

Brookfield Public Schools
07/12/2019

Brookfield Public Schools

Kick Off Meeting for our new school project development this morning. Exciting times in Brookfield. Public Engagement Meetings will take place in September, October and November for design input. Stay tuned for specific dates, times, locations.

A great activity from the Brookfield Library!
06/27/2019
Teen Tie-Dye!

A great activity from the Brookfield Library!

Add some color to your summer! Bring a white t-shirt to the library to tie-dye outside. Rain date will be Wednesday, July 17 at the same time.  For grades 6-12. Registration is required. Register online by clicking here, by phone at 203-775-6241, or at the Checkout Desk! 

06/21/2019
Brookfield Public Schools

Brookfield Public Schools

3 Important Things from the June 19, 2019 BOE Meeting
To watch the entire meeting, click: https://youtu.be/nROWkjztFHg

1. Kindergarten Enrollment:
• CES Principal, Mrs. Dymond, reviewed the current Kindergarten registration enrollment figures for the Board of Education: https://bit.ly/2Ku3qLg. The projected enrollment for the 19-20 school year based upon the Milone & McBroom projection study was 147 students. Based upon this data the administration planned and budgeted for 8 sections of kindergarten, anticipating a class average of 18.3 students per section.

• Currently, 171 students are registered, or are anticipated to register, for Kindergarten at CES. This means that the class average for 8 sections will be 21.3. This is well beyond the 17-20 students per section, BOE class size guideline. Therefore, Dr. Barile recommended that the Board create an additional section of kindergarten for the coming year, bringing the total number of kindergarten sections to 9 with an average class size of 19 students per classroom, the BOE target number.

• The Board voted unanimously to authorize Chairperson Sturm to request a special appropriation from the Board of Selectmen. The Board also unanimously authorized the administration to hire the additional kindergarten teacher.
https://youtu.be/nROWkjztFHg?t=2744

2. Brookfield High School ranked among top high schools in the Nation according to US News and World Report:

• We are proud of Brookfield High School’s administration, faculty, staff, and students for the prestigious honor of being identified by U.S. News and World Report, as described in their notification, as having “elite” status in what we believe to be the most holistic and comprehensive evaluation of U.S. public high schools ever published. It ranked high enough in the recently published High School 2019 rankings to be called a “Best” High School and to display a coveted U.S. News Best High Schools award badge.”
• U.S. News and World Report released this achievement data for over 23,000 high schools in the US. Schools were ranked on a portfolio of six variables including College Readiness (30%), Math and Reading Proficiency (20%), Math and Reading Performance (20%), Underserved Student Performance (10%), College Curriculum Breadth (10%), and Graduation Rate (10%).

https://youtu.be/nROWkjztFHg?t=1386

https://www.brookfield.k12.ct.us/district/news/bhs-nationally-ranked-us-news-world-report

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/how-us-news-calculated-the-rankings

3. Class of 2019 Graduation:
• The Senior Class will graduate 207 students on Saturday June 22nd, 6pm at the O’Neil Center on the Campus of Western Connecticut state University.
• The third annual Grad Walk was held on Tuesday, June 18th where the seniors wore their caps & gowns and visited all three former schools. This new tradition has been a hit for all parties involved; the seniors love visiting their former schools and the faculty enjoy seeing their former students, “all grown up.” Students at each school are inspired by the seniors and are often more excited than ever to move through the grades and become official Bobcats!

https://bit.ly/2x6YC5D

Vaping has developed into a community and nationwide crisis among youth. What do you think could change to help students...
04/23/2019

Vaping has developed into a community and nationwide crisis among youth. What do you think could change to help students #StopVaping? @ Brookfield, Connecticut

The Brookfield Youth Commission addressed the Brookfield Board of Education last March, explaining to the public the mis...
04/18/2019

The Brookfield Youth Commission addressed the Brookfield Board of Education last March, explaining to the public the mission of the group! @ Brookfield High School (Connecticut)

04/18/2019

Dear Brookfield Residents,

The Brookfield Youth Commission, an advocacy and information platform for youth representatives to engage in town issues, convenes on the second Friday of each month at Brookfield Town Hall.

Brookfield Youth Commission's cover photo
04/18/2019

Brookfield Youth Commission's cover photo

Brookfield Youth Commission
04/18/2019

Brookfield Youth Commission

Address

100 Pocono Road
Brookfield, CT
06804

General information

The Brookfield Youth Commission, as pertinent to chapter seventy-two of the town charter of Brookfield, Connecticut, "consist[s] of five members, three alternate members and five nonvoting youth representatives." The current members of the commission are as stated: Voting Members (Adult): Robin Montgomery, Chairman Marni McNiff, Vice Chairman Gillian Verrastro, Secretary Sarah Devine Aurora Mary Kilai Non-voting Members (Youth): Irfan Ajmeri Michael Baines Ryan Bergeron Liam Enea Hunter Fairchild

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