BRHS Monthly Memo

News and Events for Blue Ridge High School

January 2022 - Volume 2 - No. 6
BRHS Staff Shout Out Form

Click the button to recognize BRHS staff members that go above and beyond. Please take a moment to share why they deserve a Shout Out and we will recognize them accordingly.

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

We are excited to be hosting Michael DeLeon from Steered Straight on Monday, January 10th to speak with our students, staff, and parents about vaping and vaping prevention. Mr. DeLeon has been speaking to students since 2000 about making good positive life-choices, the negative consequences of making poor decisions, and the dangers of vaping.


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.

Steered Straight Vaping Prevention for Students, Staff and Families

Upcoming Events

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

BRHS Calendar of Events

Click the button to be taken to the BRHS Events Calendar.

Big picture
BRHS College Planning Overview

Click the button for an overview of the college planning process.

Big picture
Big picture
BRHS Financial Aid Resources

Click the button for helpful information about the financial aid process and other resources.

Senior National Scholarships

Click the button for information about national scholarships available to seniors.

Underclassmen Scholarships

Click the button for information about national scholarships available to underclassmen.

Big picture
BRHS College, Career, Military Readiness Information

Click the button for more information on the BRHS CCMR process.

Tuition Guarantee Programs

Click the button for information about the tuition support programs available at colleges and universities throughout Texas.

Big picture

Counselor's Corner

BRHS Family,


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.


Remember:

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!

BRHS Guidance & Crisis Counseling Website

Click the button to go to the BRHS Counseling Website for updated information on scholarships, transcripts, course catalog, and mental health resources.

Important Links

Fall 21 Dual Credit Reimbursement Form

SAT/ACT Testing

BRHS Academic Spotlight

Honors Physics

Calories are most often associated with the food that we eat and dieting, but the scientific definition is not nearly as familiar for most people. Students in Mrs. Knabe's honors physics class recently studied calories in class. A calorie is the amount of heat or energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water from 0 to 1 degree Celsius. Students used heat and different substances to understand this concept more deeply.

Christmas Tree and Door Decorating Contest

BRHS had a contest to see which groups could decorate a Christmas tree that exemplified their group. We also had a door decorating contest where classes created a Christmas themed scene which also had to relate to the content being learned in their class.


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.

Anonymous Alerts

Students or parents in the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying, or other student-related issues to a school administrator(s). We encourage you to report important issues. Once you complete the contact form below, you will receive a confirmation that your information has been submitted to the school district.


https://www.anonymousalerts.com/blueridgeisd/

Tele-Behavioral Health at BRHS

Stress and emotional situations can be overwhelming for teenagers. Many young adults don’t know how to react and may act out. If you’ve noticed certain problematic behaviors with your teen, Children’s Health can help. Your teen can connect with a licensed behavioral health provider — right from school, right from a tablet. Together, we can identify and resolve small problems before they become big ones.
Big picture

About Us

Blue Ridge High School is a 3A public school located in the northeast corner of Collin County in North Texas.