Bear Buzz, January 2022

Building a tradition of excellence one Bear at a time!

Mission Statement: Bryan High School, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity to prepare students for post-secondary opportunity and career readiness.

Ortega’s Oration

Dear Bryan High Community,

We hope this communication finds you well. Safety continues to be our priority during this ongoing pandemic and is at the forefront of our work as we begin our second semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. We will have another vaccination clinic at our school on January 27 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, February 17 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, and March 10 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. No appointment is necessary.

As we start our second semester, I would be remiss if I didn’t highlight our first semester successes! At the end of first semester, 89% of our freshmen were on track to graduate in four years based on number of course credits earned, and 65% of our freshmen taking a reading class showed growth in their reading grade levels, with their improvement ranging up to 8 grade levels! Additionally, 515 positive student referrals were written by our amazing teachers to recognize great kids doing great things in our school community! Finally, just this past Tuesday, Bryan High was named the 2022 Multicultural and Social Justice School of the Year! We have much to celebrate here in Bear Country!

Thank you for your continued support in ensuring your student is responsible, safe, and respectful at Bryan High every single day!

#TogetherBetter #WeAreBryan

Go Bears!

Dr. Ortega, Principal

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Stay Healthy Bryan High!

Wear your masks over mouth and nose when indoors, wash your hands, use hand sanitizer and socially distance when possible.

COVID Symptoms to watch for:

-New Cough, new onset of shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell.

-Combination of two or more of the following: Fever over 100.4 or higher, chills, muscle ache, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

-If you have these do not come to school, but contact your doctor and get a COVID test.

If your Bryan High student has COVID symptoms please keep them home from school and get tested!

Students with negative tests can return to school, if the test is positive, please contact Bryan High as soon as possible 531-299-2540.

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Bryan High School students are "Living the Dream" in 2022!

Please congratulate Julie Iraheta-Umana (9), Mi'Khel Thomas (10), Daphne Valadez (11), and Don Hannon (12), who competed in the vocal music and short essay categories of Omaha's 4th annual "Living the Dream" competition.

  • Don Hannon won 1st place in the vocal music category and was All-Category Winner!
  • Mi'Khel Thomas won 2nd place in short essay and Mayor's Prize for best message!
  • Together, these students earned the Most Involved School Award.
  • Bryan High was also named the 2022 Multicultural and Social Justice School of the Year! Go Bears!
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To meet them and see pictures, check out this link to our BHS website!

Students of the Month! (

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