Spartan Spotlight

Broad Run Newsletter February, 2023

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Principal's Message

Spartan Families,

It's mid-February and we have started our course selection process for rising 9th through 12th graders. You can find detailed information here. This information will be updated throughout the spring, so please check it frequently and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We ask that all students have their course selections complete by the end of March and any adjustments requested by May. Our goal is to have student select courses that fit their graduation plan, challenge them with academic rigor (especially in areas of interest), and build a master schedule that fits all students and faculty.

Spring sports tryouts begin February 20. This is our busiest season. Reminder to everyone to make sure your athletic paperwork is turned in and hope to see you at a spring event!

Juniors will take the required SOL Writing test on March 15 and 16. We will have an alternate bell schedule these days to allow for uninterrupted time for this graduation requirement. Testing information can be found here.

Seniors have been presented A LOT of information. From the Senior Packet, Project Graduation, or Capstone. It all can be found here.

Congratulations to Lauren Brendlinger, Khang Hoang, Pranav Kotamraju, Tejus Lakshminarayan, Arjun Ramakrishnan, and Avaneesh Babu on being selected as National Merit Finalists.

Finally, in March or April, we will be conducting lessons related to Digital Citizenship through a program called Common Sense Media. Our focus will be to heighten our students’ awareness of their digital footprint. I encourage parents to also speak with your student about their social media presence, and their digital footprint.

Thank you again for all your support,

Dave Spage


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19 Days of Black Excellence

This year during Black History Month, Broad Run will be celebrating 19 Days of Black Excellence. The purpose is to highlight important figures in Black History each school day and to offer challenges that honor their contribution to the American story. Placards with QR codes are posted daily around the school with more information on many overlooked figures in African American history, creating an ever-growing gallery walk in our building honoring these American icons. Students from Broad Run’s African History and Diaspora course, taught by Myron Curtis, along with the Black Student Union have been collaborating and planning since the beginning of the year to produce this student-led Black History Month program that will culminate with an assembly on the 24th with a theme of Democracy and Journalism. Follow along our 19-day journey by checking out the videos that introduce each day’s new theme on the Broad Run BSU Instagram account @brhs_bsu, or @coach_curtis88 on Instagram, Tik Tok, or @coach_curtis88 on Instagram, Tik Tok, or Twitter.