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Brookdale Elementary Inducts National Elementary Honor Society

Charter Members 

Under the direct guidance of Ms. Patricia Hampton (Guidance Counselor), Brookdale Elementary inducted 17 students into its charter membership of National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) Members on Tuesday, May 31. The creation of the National Elementary Honor Society in 2008 is the fulfillment of a vision of the leadership of NASSP and NAESP, bringing to life a new program to recognize outstanding

students in the elementary grades. The NEHS is more than just an honor roll for the school; it is designed to provide age-appropriate experiences and relevant lessons for its members. Through NEHS chapter activities that involve members in service to their school and community and the leadership development

activities that introduce them to new skills and values, members maintain and extend the qualities that earned them selection. Thus, NEHS membership influences the development of the whole child and brings both an honor and a commitment to excellence to each student.

Congratulations to the following 2015-2016 charter members of the Brookdale Elementary National Elementary Society members.

Zy’Nasia Dixon, Pilar Archie, Ahsonti Coleman, Keyshaun Nelson, Jaylan Williams, Danielle Grace, Harmony Green, Malachi Smalls-Jenkins, Avante Haigler, Chenia Robinson, Elijah Williams, Ja’Marya Franklin, Cayden Singleton, Javon Stokes, Tymera Whaley, Ja’mya Franklin, and Maurion Gordon.






Brookdale Elementary 2015-2016 Teacher of The Year

Ms. Amanda Steinmetz


 Brookdale August Teacher of The Month    
 Brookdale September Teacher of The Month    

 Brookdale October Teacher of The Month

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Brookdale January Teacher of The Month

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Brookdale August Staff of The Month    
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Congratulations to Ammariah McCray OCSD5 Dr. MLK Oratory Competition 3rd Place Winner












"Brookdale Elementary School hosted a Family STEM Night on Monday, October 19. The purpose of the event was to spark our students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The Brookdale Math and Science committee coordinated the event. The committee members are Mrs. Latonya Nelson (chairperson), Mrs. Latasha Murray, Mr. Herman Jamison, Ms. Veronica Hodges, Ms. Jessica McCrae, Ms. Angela Maitland, Mr. David Williams, and Mr. Kedrick Lusk. Dr. Derrick James (Instructional Coach at Bethune-Bowman K-12 Complex) and Ms. Latoya Glen (Digital Resource Coach at Marshall Elementary) and the math and science committee members shared very interesting and highly engaging activities with our students and their families. Four lucky participants won door prizes and dinner was provided. Thank you to everyone who made our Family STEM Night a tremendous success!"



Brookdale Celebrates Red Ribbon Week 

"Red Ribbon Week" is a National public awareness week against the use of illegal drugs. In honor of Red Ribbon Week, Brookdale participated with a variety of activities such as being too cool for drugs by wearing shades and illustrating that character counts by dressing as your favorite book character. 




"The Brookdale Elementary grill masters were awarded the Best Chicken trophy at the OCSD5 tailgating extravaganza on Friday, August 14 at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School". (Pictured from left to right are Mr. K. Lusk, Mr. D. Williams, Mr. E. Dunning, Mr. H. Jamison, Mr. K. Williams, & Rev. C. Collins)





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