Hall's Corner

June 9, 2023

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Dear BHS Families and Students


End of Year Events and JUNE EXAM INFORMATION

A few things…

  • Check to see how many final exams you will be scheduled to take from June 14 to June 22 and plan ahead for studying.
  • Teachers will be starting review sessions in classes and holding additional reviews during FLEX and after school.


  • What is the last day of classes?
    • Tuesday June 13th is the last day of scheduled classes at school.
    • Senior Class countdown on the TURF at 2:30 PM.
    • NO FLEX on June 13th! Eat lunch during free periods or bring something to eat in your classrooms.

EXAM WEEK from June 14 – June 22

  • When will we get a complete EXAM Schedule?
    • See attached schedule! Here
    • We have TWO examination periods – morning and afternoon
      • Morning exams are scheduled from 8-11 AM, unless you have test mods.
      • Afternoon exams are scheduled from 12 to 3:00 PM, unless you have test mods.
  • When do you come to school during exams?
    • Students only come to school when they have a scheduled exam or review session.

  • Where do you go when you get to school?
    • Students go to the cafeteria and wait to be called to their exam.
    • Students with testing modifications will be told separately of where they will take exams. You can report to the café and then go to your tests.

  • What do I do when I am finished with my exam?
    • Students may go home.
    • Students may go to the library or outside to study.
    • Students may go to the cafeteria to wait for a ride home.
    • Students may attend a review session for a class.
    • Students are NOT allowed to hang out in the hallways.

  • Buses/Transportation
    • We have morning and afternoon bus runs as usual on June 14 - 16 and 20-21.
    • There will not be a bus run on June 22.
    • If you take an exam from 8-11 AM, you may wait for the afternoon buses at 2:47 PM or leave school and go home at 11:00 AM. If you wait at school, you must be with a teacher, in the café, or in the library.
    • If you have an afternoon exam, you may take the morning run to school, wait in the library or cafeteria, take your exam from Noon to 3:00 PM and walk home or take the bus home. You may also sleep in and walk or get dropped off at school by 11:30 AM.

  • Food
    • The Brighton Café is closed during exam week.
    • On the 14th,15th, 16th, 20th and 21st, the snack bar is open from 7:00-11:45 a.m.
    • On the 22nd, the snack bar is open from 7:00-7:45 a.m.
    • Students may pick up breakfast from 7 AM to 7:45 AM each day.
    • Students may pick up assorted cold lunches in the snack line from 9:30 – 11:45 each day.

Be well,


Check out the BHS SPRING tIMELINE OF EVENTS so you can plan ahead!

Open HERE to get a printable PDF with live links to the calendars, or see below for a quick snapshot!
DATE	ACTIVITY	TIME June 10	Senior Ball, Country Club of Rochester	8 p.m. – 11 p.m. June 13 	Last full day of classes – NO FLEX Period Plan for your lunch to be eaten during class or on a free period this day!	Following a NO FLEX schedule day.  June 13	Senior Countdown and Senior Ice Cream Social	3:00 p.m. June 14 – June 22	Regents & Local Exams •	Students in grades 9-12 take various final course exams.   •	Some exams are NYS Regents exams and others are local course exams.  If you don’t know, ask your teachers. 	Link to Calendar  June 15	Senior Parade to CRPS, FRES, TCMS	12:15– 2:45 p.m. June 17	Senior Banquet & BASH @ BHS	6:30 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m. June 20	Graduation Rehearsal on Turf	10 a.m. June 20	GRADUATION at BHS on Turf	7 p.m. June 21	Rain Date for Graduation	7 p.m. June 23	Diploma Pick Up, BHS Lobby 	Noon – 3 p.m.

End of year

End of year FINAL COURSE exams will take place from June 14 – June 22. Some courses may have in class course exams before June 14th. Teachers will notify their students. Please review the timeline of end of year events below. Please review for details on Springfest, exam week and logistics, the last day of classes, and more!

June Exam Schedule


Check out the Class of 2023 for details on SENIOR BALL.

BHS Choral groups will perform in the Acapocalypse Concert on June 9

Join the BHS Bruinettes, Crazy Pitches, and Macapella in a great night of singing at the Acapocalypse Concert. This concert is a ticketed event ($6 at the door or $5 with a food donation for the Brighton Food Cupboard) on Friday, June 9 at 7 pm.

In this week’s Hall’s Corner...

  • Students in the News
  • Free Girls Basket Ball Camp
  • TIES Volunteer opportunities
  • Brighton/Israeli Exchange information for 2023-2024, updated
  • ATTENTION JUNIORS – Summer College Essay Course just for BHS JUNIORS!
  • Summer Enrichment Course Offerings
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events

Students in the News, Making BHS Proud!

Maya Torres-Panzer heading to US Youth National Rowing Championships

Maya is Heading to Nationals! Rowers from 225 rowing clubs across the country are gathering for the US National Youth Rowing Championships in Sarasota Florida this week. BHS Sophomore Maya Torres-Panzer is one of 31 national rowers who qualified for the Womens' U17 1x race. She finished the time trials in second place at the US rowing youth national competition being held this week. She is the top seeded boat in her semifinal heat this afternoon, June 9th —race time 2:41pm – Go Maya! KUDOS to Maya. GO BRUINS!

NYS Track & Field State Competition this weekend!

We have three incredible athletes who are now in Middletown, NY, competing in the NYS Track and Field State Competition today and Saturday. Ninth grader Will Vitale will be competing in the 100 meter Division I competition, 9th grader Carly Giebel will be competing in the Discus Division 1 competition, and 10th grader Hannah Divine will be competing in the 1500 meter Division I competition. They are in Middletown NY right now and competing today and Saturday. KUDOS to our track and field athletes. GO BRUINS!

National High School Musical Competition in New York City

Senior Hope Galloway is heading to New York City the weekend of June 18th to train and compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards. This is the first student in Brighton history to win the Stars of Tomorrow NYC Bound competition. Hope competed in two local competitions before she was selected for Nationals. Hope will leave for NYC on June 18th and will compete on June 26th at the Minskoff Theater iN NYC. KUDOS to Hope! GO BRUINS!

BHS Student earns the distinction of Eagle Scout

Brighton schools is proud of its newest Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 77, sponsored by First Baptist Church. Liam J. Thompson earned the rank of Eagle Scout on March 22nd, 2022, which will be bestowed on June 18, 2023. The beneficiary of his Eagle Scout project was St. Thomas Episcopal Church on 2000 Highland Avenue, Brighton, NY. Liam's team of 23 volunteers dismantled, renovated, moved, and reconstructed a cedar play set for the children of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. This project consisted of over 225 volunteer hours, which represents $4,050 of volunteer time. Liam will be graduating from Brighton High School and going to Monroe Community College in the fall as part of the 2+2 program in Optical Engineering.

Congratulations, Liam!

BHS students receive recognition for academic excellence

The recipients of the State Education Department of the University of New York 2023 Scholarships for Academic Excellence have been selected.

Congratulations to the following BHS students that received scholarship for full-time study in approved New York State programs:

Matthew Barry

Marlena Berger

Lily Fitzpatrick

Alexandria Gonzalez

Elizabeth Norris

Nora Smith

Tasmin Spiller

David Yawman

Calling all girls, 5th - 11th grades, interested in Basket Ball.

There is a free opportunity for all Brighton girls currently in 5th-11th grade. Click on the link HERE to see the full flyer.


THE BRIGHTON TIES PROGRAM- Together Including Every Student - is a volunteer organization committed to promoting the participation of students and young adults with developmental disabilities in inclusive, organized extracurricular and community activities, with the support of trained student volunteers.

TIES volunteers learn how to support our student participants according to their individual needs, gain more understanding of disabilities, diversity, and make a positive difference in a peer’s life.

TIES is looking for STUDENT VOLUNTEERS to make a difference by assisting their peers in school-based and community activities. TIES volunteers enhance the lives of their peers when they sharing their talent and friendship.

Students in grades 9– 12 are invited to join the fun and become a TIES volunteer.

We have volunteer opportunities over the summer and during the school year.

Please click on the link more information and an application: TIES INFORMATION

Or – contact Mrs. DeGoey, Brighton TIES Coordinator at: kathleen_degoey@bcsd.org

Brighton/Israeli Exchange

Brighton High School is once again excited to participate in the BHS-Israeli Exchange. Even though the program is jointly sponsored by the Brighton Central School District and the Jewish Federation of Rochester, this is intended to be a strictly cultural and non-religious exchange. As such, any BHS student can participate.

We are offering the opportunity to all BHS students to participate as either a host family and/or as part of a BHS-chaperoned student exchange trip to Israel. The Israeli students from our sister city Modi’in will be visiting us September 26, 2023 to October 8, 2023*. Our trip to Israel will take place during our 2024 February break. If you are interested in learning more about hosting and/or traveling please contact:

Marla Taplinger


Click HERE for Pdf.

* Dates have changed from a previous post!

ATTENTION JUNIORS – Summer College Essay Course just for BHS JUNIORS!

Click here to see the LINK !

Summer Enrichment Classes

The following summer enrichment classes are open for registration here. (Hyperlink "here" to https://brightonschools.revtrak.net)

Writing Your College Application Essay

Study Skills for High School Students

SAT/ACT Exam Prep

NYS Driver Education... another session will start in July, registration will open June 6 at 8 p.m.

flyer for the summer enrichment classes

Calendar of Upcoming Events at BHS

June 9	Acapocalypse, BHS Aud.	7 p.m. June 10	ACT Exam	8 a.m. June 10	Senior Ball CCR	8 – 11 p.m. June 13	Art of Acting Show, Aud.	7 p.m. June 13	Last day of Classes End of Quarter 4	 June 14-22 	Local /Regents Exams	 June 17	Senior BASH, BHS Fields	6:30 –11:00 p.m. June 19	Juneteenth Observed, Schools Closed	No Classes June 20	Graduation Rehearsal 	10 a.m. June 20	Graduation Turf Field	7 p.m. June 21	Rain Date Grad. Rehearsal and Graduation	 June 23	Diploma Pickup	12 -3 p.m.

Administrator and Counselor Information

Click here for names and contact information.


College Board awards academic honors through the National Recognition Program

Students form across the country were awarded for their outstanding performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments. The following students received one or more National Recognition Program awards at the start of 2022-2023 school year:

Alexandria Gonzalez

Maria Lukowiak

Girvan Singh

Congratulations, you make Brighton Proud!