Vision-Working Together to Build a World Class School

Mission-Brookdale Elementary School Exists
to Ensure Academic Success for All Students


District 5 Year Strategic Plan 2017




Brookdale Elementary School celebrated their first international cultural program on March 28th, 2017.  The students of Brookdale were introduced to various cultures from Africa, Bangladesh, China, India, Mexico, and Trinidad. The program started with lighting of the lamp by faculty members which is an Indian culture. Rangoli, which is a floral design, was made with different colors. The Indian National Anthem was sung beautifully by Ms. Sunita Marapally’s and Ms. Sharperson’s students and Ankitha Konka. The students from various countries presented their cultures featuring a song by Raviv Khan (Bangladesh), a speech on Diwali, festival of lights, which was given by Saniya Patel (India), jokes by Mathew Stack (Philippines), dance by Annie Lui (China), song in French by Alimatou Ndiaye and Marianne Wandji, (Africa) Kelly Velazquez-Perez (Mexico), and a poem by Ms. Dimsoy (Trinidad). Ms. Sunita Marapally (India) gave a presentation on India and its culture. Faculty, staff and students participated in a fashion show dressed beautifully in Indian costumes. The students displayed their country flags. The program was informative and fun for all in attendance.






Brookdale Elementary Career/Health Fair 2017

Brookdale’s Guidance and Health Committees conducted their annual Career/Health Fair on March 22, 2017. The students were introduced to various career opportunities and knowledge about health issues. There were volunteers from The Technology Center, Southern Sass Salon, The Family Health Center, Orangeburg County Sheriff Department, Orangeburg Public Safety and Fire Officials, Orangeburg County Animal Control, The Department of Public Utilities, OCSD5 Transportation Department and Dowling Investigations. The cosmetology students that volunteered conducted free manicures, hair braiding and haircuts for students.  It was a fun and informative event that was enjoyed by all in attendance.


Congratulations to the
2017 OCSD5 Dr. MLK Oratory Contest 1st Runner-Up

Justin Simpson


 Brookdale Elementary 2016-2017 Teacher of The Year

Ms. Veronica Hodges


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