Welcome Back from Mr. V

If I could, I would call each of you personally to say hi, see how you are, hear about your journey, both personally and professionally, since you graduated, and give you an update of what is happening in my life and at your alma mater.

But given that our alumni now number 3843, I must rely on messages like this. I just hope that I am still able to convey my warm greetings and my pride in both you and your alma mater.

During my many years in this role, I have come to more fully appreciate: 1) the long-term impact that a Brentwood School education has had on so many of you. Who you are today, your love of learning which was nurtured by very special, talented and caring teachers, and what you have accomplished, both personally and professionally, are clear reflections of your experience here; and 2) that although Brentwood School may be a vastly different place than it was when you attended (a sentiment I hear quite often at alumni events and reunions), you are still very much a part of who we are as a close-knit school community because of the legacy you left as both an individual and as a member of your class. And your decision to remain connected to the school, in whatever manner you choose, and to many former classmates and teachers is greatly valued and proves true the adage, Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.

Please do keep in touch with me, with Emily Manning Ellis ’94, our Director of Alumni Relations, and with those teachers, coaches, staff members and administrators who played a significant role in your life during your years at the school. Hearing from you means a great deal to all of us. And, when you can, plan to visit the campus and to attend an alumni event. Go Eagles!

Alumni Fast Facts

3728

Brentwood School Alumni

43

Graduating Classes

13

Alums Work
at BWS

87

Alums are
BWS Parents

Alumni Relations Department

Dave Velasquez

Dave Velasquez

Director of Alumni and Parent of Alumni Engagement
Emily Ellis

Emily Ellis

Director of Alumni Relations
Josh Melnick

Josh Melnick

Assistant to Alumni Relations and the Annual Fund

Alumni News

amaranth 35

by Judith Beerman O'Hanlon, Upper School English Teacher

In 1983, a small group of students and I inaugurated a new Upper School magazine of literature and the arts. Our goal, as it had been with an earlier school publication, Mayic, which came out in the late 70s, was to provide a forum for the creative spirit and talent of Brentwood students. Thirty-five years later, amaranth, named for a mythical plant that never fades or dies, still reflects that original inspiration...

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Alumni Events

by Emily Ellis '94, Director of Alumni Relations

The first two weeks of the new year are always busy in the Alumni Office with both new and old traditions. We hosted the 28th Annual Young Alumni Luncheon with In-N-Out Burger for the classes of 2014 - 2018, the LSA Alumni/Student Luncheon, and the Alumni vs. Crossroads Alumni Soccer Game will be on Saturday morning, January 13, as part of Extravaganza week...

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Alumni Events

Alumni Summer Cocktail Party
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The Beach Club
Alumni Association Meeting
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SLC
BSA Fall Alumni Lunch
all day
SLC
Alumni Association Cocktail Party
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Off-Campus
Homecoming
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East Campus
Parent of Alumni Care Package Assembly
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MPR
Alumni Introduction to the Lower School
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West Campus