Marc Tartell has been a fixture in the music departments at both Briarcliff High School and Briarcliff Middle School for years and will be retiring this summer. We found out about his plans for retirement, how digital music is helping students cope with stress and his collaboration in introducing a state-of-the-art digital music lab at the middle school several years ago.
Daniel de Castro, this year’s Briarcliff High School’s Valedictorian, and Gil Halevi and Michael Tu, the Salutatorians, are three accomplished young men. We caught up with them to find out about the most important thing they have learned during their time at BHS, who their role models are, their secret to balancing it all and what advice they have for incoming BHS freshmen.
Ian Driver, Briarcliff High School’s Theater producer and director will be moving on to a full-time job at Purchase College Performing Arts Center in the fall as the Education and Engagement Director. We spoke with Mr. Driver about his most memorable moments at Briarcliff, why being a part of the theater builds character and his advice to aspiring actors.
It’s not every day that students at Briarcliff High School – or any school – can learn first-hand from a professional scientist. In a recent virtual Biology B lesson, a Briarcliff High School student emailed teacher Karla Constantinou telling her about a friend of the family who works in the field of biotechnology and immunology. Seizing this unique opportunity, Ms. Constantinou reached out to the scientist and invited her to do a lecture for her class.
The day is finally here! To kick off Briarcliff High School's Class of 2020 Senior Week
Briarcliff High School English teacher Thomas Kenney has asked his students to keep a journal for each class day of the statewide shutdown. Students are required to write for 10 minutes and are encouraged to handwrite as a way to unplug. When school reopens, the journals will be archived by the school librarian as a sort of time capsule. They will be available for future generations of students and teachers.