BRHS Monthly Memo
News and Events for Blue Ridge High School
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School Board Recognition Month
January is School Board Recognition Month and BRHS is honored to celebrate its trustees for their dedication and commitment to the district’s schools and students. Our school board members are selfless volunteers who spend long hours working to ensure all of our students have the opportunity to learn, grow, and excel. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do. Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools.
The staff and students of BRHS would like to show our appreciation to the outstanding BRISD School Board for their support and leadership each and every day.
Thank you, Mrs. Tammy Phillips, Mr. Kevin Dauster, Mrs. Shelly Enloe, Mr. John Gaulden, Mr. Gary Lillard, Mr. Tom Pierson, and Mr. Phillip Pulliam. We appreciate you!
Steered Straight Vaping Prevention Program
He will be speaking to our students on the morning of January 10th at school. He will be providing an educational program for our staff after school that day. He will also host a parent seminar on the evening of January 10th from 6-7:30pm in the BRHS cafeteria.
We hope to see our parents at the seminar to learn more about how they can help our students make good choices.
You can get more information by going to: https://www.steeredstraight.org/ or by watching the video below.
December 20th-January 4th - Christmas Break
December 21st - Basketball vs Bells
December 27th-29th - Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament at Leonard & Girls Basketball Tournament at Kaufman
December 31st - Boys Basketball vs S&S
January 4th - Basketball vs Whitewright
January 5th - First Day of 2nd Semester
January 7th - Basketball at Leonard
January 8th-15th - Collin County Junior Livestock Show
January 10th - Parent Vaping Prevention Seminar
January 11th - Basketball vs Howe
January 13th - UIL Cheer Competition
January 14th - All-Region Band & Basketball at Pottsboro
January 17th - No School
January 18th - Basketball vs Gunter
January 20-24 - Forth Worth Heifer Show
January 21st - End of 3rd Week Progress Report Period
January 21st - Basketball vs Bonham
January 21-22 - Texas Senior Beta Convention
January 25th - Basketball at Bells
January 27th - UIL District Debate Competition
January 28th - Basketball at Whitewright
February 1st - ASVAB Test
February 1st - Basketball vs Leonard
February 1-5 - Forth Worth Steer Show
February 2nd - Junior/Senior College Visit to Tarleton State University
February 4th - Early Release Day
February 4th - Basketball at Howe
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Click the button for information about the tuition support programs available at colleges and universities throughout Texas.
As we look toward the spring semester, I hope that you will enjoy time to regroup and recharge over the holidays and enjoy spending time with your family and your friends.
A few important dates that will be coming up when we return in January are as follows:
Fall 2021 Dual Credit reimbursement forms are due on January 22nd. Students must attach a printout of their grades with the form. Students must have a grade of 70 or higher in order to be eligible for reimbursement.
Students who are interested in beginning dual credit courses in the 2022-2023 school year need to take a look at the attached document for upcoming important spring dates and deadlines. Students need to fill out an interest form that will be posted in the Student Google Classroom by January 19th in order to begin the process to participate in dual credit for the next school year.
The ASVAB Career Inventory and Military assessment test will be offered on February 1 and is open to all 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Deadline to sign up is January 26th. Please see the attached flyer for details.
Juniors and seniors who are interested in visiting Tarleton State University on February 2 will need to bring $10 and their signed permission forms to Mrs. Ingersoll's office. Deadline to sign up is January 28th.
Seniors- Please complete our survey on your post-graduation plans. Once you make your FINAL decision, please bring your acceptance letter or admission banner by the counseling office so we can take your picture and put your info up on our Senior Decision Hall of Fame that will take shape after we return from the break.
FAFSA opened October 1st. FAFSA Completion, or signing the Opt Out Form is a graduation requirement this year. Most schools in Texas have a priority deadline of January 15th, so make sure to get them completed ASAP!
Federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is money to help you pay your education expenses at a college, career school, university, or graduate school. The quickest way to apply for federal student aid is online at fafsa.gov, where you will find the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA
Tip: Before starting to fill out your FAFSA, make sure to create your FSA ID—a username and password that is used to access ED’s websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity and electronically sign your federal student aid documents, including the FAFSA. To create an FSA ID, visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid.
Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Click the button to go to the BRHS Counseling Website for updated information on scholarships, transcripts, course catalog, and mental health resources.
Fall 21 Dual Credit Reimbursement Form
BRHS Academic Spotlight
Christmas Tree and Door Decorating Contest
Mrs. Barge's art club created a tree completely out of cardboard, painted it, and decorated it. Their tree was absolutely beautiful and was hard to imagine that it was not professionally made.
Mrs. Stroup's forensics class designed their door to be a crime scene for a dead gingerbread man. Not only was their door decorated, but students could actually follow the clues that were presented to solve the crime.
The creativity of our students and staff never cease to amaze us.