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Principal’s Message

Principal’s Message 21-22

Our Mission Statement says, “We challenge ourselves to be better than we think we can be and to advocate for the greater good of our culturally diverse community.”  It is this aspiration to be better than we think we can be that drives us to reach new heights with our students despite the challenges that we are facing as we bounce back from the interruptions of last year.  We are pulling together to make Brookland a community of powerful learning no matter where we are academically. The exceptional teachers and support staff at Brookland are devoted to guiding our Cubs through this reinvigorated learning experience. 

I became a Brookland Cub for the first time as a student in 1989 and I am so excited to be back as the principal.  Much has changed at BMS in those years but what has not changed is how deep the roots of Brookland run.  One of my favorite parts about Brookland is that it is a community school where we have generations of Cubs sharing an experience with those that are new to the area.  This combination of connections to the past and greeting the future makes Brookland a special place to grow.

We will achieve our goals by establishing meaningful relationships and providing opportunities for everyone to go above and beyond the call of duty.  This ambition to strive for greatness will be the hallmark of our growth at Brookland.  Our theme for this school year is “Resilient and Ready to ROAR!”  This community-created phase perfectly describes the fact that despite the obstacles in front of us we will bounce back and be better than we were.  Not only are we asking that everyone work together for our common vision but we are asking that everyone to push ourselves to be their best every day.  If we do this, there is no limit to what we can accomplish in our efforts to cultivate lifelong learners and excellent citizens.

If you want to join us as we ROAR, please connect to our social media links, websiteSchoology, and our Parent Portal in PowerSchool to work together to make Brookland a place of powerful learning.

Go Cubs!

Nicholas Barlett, Ed.D.

Principal, Brookland Middle School