The Senior Success Team 2023

December Newsletter

2022-2023 Fall Semester Finals Schedule/ No early finals

Finals are fast approaching and make up 20% of the semester grade. Students should make every effort to attend school the week of December 12th. Please be aware of the finals schedule and know we will not be able to call into classes to get students out for appointments. If a student is absent during Finals, either from planned or unexpected absence, they will receive an incomplete for 1st semester until all finals have been completed. Students who do not attend these days will need to make their exams up on Monday, January 2nd in the Team 2023 office. The finals schedule is below, please plan accordingly. We are unable to accommodate early finals.


Area 31 students finals schedule will be sent out in a separate communication.

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UPCOMING HOLIDAYS AND IMPORTANT DATES

December 19 - January 2, No School - Winter Break - Students return Tuesday, January 3

January 16, No School (Possible Snow Make-Up Day) - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

February 20, No School (Possible Snow Make-Up Day) - President's Day

Interested in purchasing a senior ad in the 2023 yearbook?

Please visit www.yearbookordercenter.com with code 40408. Under "share your love," click the button that says, "start your ad." From there, it will prompt you to choose a size and design your ad! The deadline to order is January 31st, 2023. For any questions, please contact Josie El at jel@brownsburg.k12.in.us.
Yearbooks are on sale!

Click to order your yearbook. Enter code 40408 for Brownsburg High School.

Inclement Weather

When it comes to communicating about school delays and cancelations, a phone call and text will be sent to all parents via our district notification system. Phone calls are scheduled as early at 6:00 a.m. The BCSC website, www.brownsburg.k12.in.us is also a source of information as well as the corporation Facebook page. The most comprehensive and current source of information is available through my twitter account, (@BCSC_SnappChat). Frequent tweets about the weather include when the decision will be made (in the evening or morning) and what time the decision will be made. Closings are typically announced on social media by 5:15 a.m., prior to the phone calls at 6:00 a.m.


2 Hour School Delay Schedule

BHS 9:50am - 2:50pm

Harris 9:45am - 2:30pm

Buses will pick up students two hours later.

BCSC Food and Clothing Pantry

Thanks to the hard work of community and staff volunteers and Applied Skills students in the Collaborators for Success program at BHS, the BCSC Food and Clothing Pantry continues to serve many families in Brownsburg through a partnership with Gleaners Food Bank. BCSC families have also contributed donations to help make the pantry a great resource for our community.


The pantry will serve families again THURSDAY, 11/3 from 3pm-5:30pm in a drive thru setting and always on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month. Visitors can pull up to door #7 at the ALPHA/Harris Academy building, 725 C South Green Street.


If you have questions about the pantry, please contact Tracy Damone at tdamone@brownsburg.k12.in.us.

Cap & Gown Information

If you missed turning in your cap & gown and other graduation items order forms on November 8th, you can still order through the Herff Jones website at https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/home or by calling them at 317-839-1600.

Senior Picture Appointments with Prestige

If you were unable to have make-up pictures taken while Prestige was at BHS, you can make an appointment with Prestige's Carmel location. They recommend making the appointment on-line rather than calling the office. Be sure when scheduling to choose 2 outfits minimum (yearbook and composite) so that you get the appropriate amount of time for your appointment. If you want to have more outfit changes, please add those in addition to the original 2 needed.


To schedule at the Carmel studio, go to local.prestigeportraits.com

* On the right under “In Studio Photography”, click “Find a Studio Near You”.

*Select state and click on “Carmel”.

*Click on "SCHEDULE STUDIO SESSION" button.

*Create an account by creating a Username and Password.

*Enter your information and click on “Create Account

*You will be taken back to the log in page. Enter your “Username and Password”. Please keep this information handy in case you need to reschedule.

*Click on “Book Appointment

*Type in Indiana in the "Select Prestige Location" search bar

*Select "Indiana - Carmel"

*Select your school

*Select your session

*Confirm your selection

*Select a date and time

*Enter the Student’s first name and last name

*Click “Finalize Appointment” at the bottom

Very Important: Social Media Policy and Guidelines for Students

Social media has become a significant source of communication and community for young people today. While it has a lot of positive potential and benefits, it also carries a lot of potential for problems. Many cases of anxiety, poor self-image/self-esteem, and peer conflict stem from interactions that take place over social media and texting. Please take time to review the handbook guidelines with your student and stress the importance of keeping electronic posts – whether to a public or private contact – appropriate and kind.


The full handbook can be found at https://www.brownsburg.k12.in.us/cms/lib/IN02200676/Centricity/Domain/77/2021_High_School_Handbook.FINAL%20030920.pdf, and a couple of key points are provided below.



  • Recognize the value of open sharing, diversity of opinion, and civil debate. Do not use social media sites to publish harassing remarks about community members, extra-curricular or academic contest rivals, etc.
  • Students should be conscientious of the privacy of BCSC students and faculty. Taking photographs or creating digital video recordings of BCSC community members either on campus or at off-campus BCSC events for online publication or distribution without their consent could constitute unlawful “invasion of privacy”.
  • Cyberbullying will not be tolerated. Harassing, dissing, flaming, denigrating, impersonating, outing, tricking, excluding, and cyber stalking are all examples of cyberbullying. Don’t send emails or post comments with the intent of scaring, hurting, or intimidating someone else.


Thank you for helping to keep our students healthy and safe, both in person and online

Attendance and Appointment Call outs

At the high school, we do not have a dedicated attendance line. When a student is out for the day, please call the team office at (317) 852-2258 extension 1701 or email jtewell@brownsburg.k12.in.us, and Mrs. Tewell will mark the student's attendance.


When a student is leaving early for an appointment, please call the team office as early in the day as you can to let us know. We will send a pass to the student's class to release him/her. The student will sign out in the team office and then be allowed to leave the building. Only a guardian may call to release a student from school, but you may have anyone pick him/her up. Parents do not have to come in to sign the student out; students will sign themselves out. Seniors leave thru door 12/ senior academy.

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Lunch Reminder

Just a reminder per the BHS student handbook: Students may bring lunch from home for individual consumption only. Meals brought in by parents from restaurants are not permitted. Students cannot leave to go out to lunch during their lunch period. They also cannot have fast food delivered for lunch or brought back to school upon returning from an appointment.

If needed, here is the link to the senior academy daily lunch menu: https://brownsburg.nutrislice.com/menu/senior-academy.

College Visits

For all college visits, the college visit permission form must be completed and submitted at least 1 day before the absence. Each student is allowed 2 college visits days per year. Your student must obtain written verification from the institution that they were in attendance and submit to the team office upon returning to school. The absence is considered unexcused until all paperwork is received. Here is the link to our college visit form: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=oWPVoPLl3U-5UIF6Is5rtaJc3O0zv99Ngkw6hYHuZD9UMDJRQUhUT1NWUDBJQzA3NFlBRVNEWExXVy4u.
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Team 2023 Contact Information

Assistant Principal - Dale Sharpe, dsharpe@brownsburg.k12.in.us, ext. 1720

Guidance Counselor A-K - Seth Ragsdale, sragsdale@brownsburg.k12.in.us, ext. 1702

Guidance Counselor L-Z - Sarah Mahan, smahan@brownsburg.k12.in.us, ext. 1703

College & Career Advisor - Joni Martin, jmartin@brownsburg.k12.in.us, ext. 1916

Academic Coach - Carlos Calero, ccalero@brownsburg.k12.in.us, ext. 1704
Administrative Assistant - Jamie Tewell, jtewell@brownsburg.k12.in.us, ext. 1701