Spartan Spotlight

October 2021

From the Principal

BRHS Families:

We are getting ready for the second quarter. As we continue our transition to "in-person" learning, I want to again encourage our students to challenge themselves in balance with their personal and school activities. When you find yourself struggling, use the help provided by your teachers, and let’s work to develop persistence through adversity.

The safety of our school is beyond any priority; it is by far the most important aspect to help enhance school climate and student achievement. I acknowledge recent reports of incidents have raised concern. I reiterate what I have stated to students, staff, and families, our greatest tool for the safety of our school is, "See something, say something." If you see ANYTHING of concern in a hallway, bathroom, classroom, on social media…ANYWHERE…say something! I understand sometimes we may not want to be "the one who told" or a "snitch," but I challenge us all to not accept these bogus labels and demand better of our school and each other. If others are not acting in a respectful and appropriate manner, say something.

Congratulations to our Competition Cheer team on being Regional Champions. They will participate in state competition on November 6. Compliments to all our fall teams on a great season. The Football team is still competing, and we are getting ready for winter sports to start on November 8. Our fine and performing arts have had wonderful fall concerts, and our Marching Band is gaining accolades in their fall competitions. Our Theatre group placed second at the District competition and is getting ready for regionals. DECA students are getting ready for District Leadership Competition on November 6, and our debate team continues to have record numbers and many individual and team wins.

As the school year has progressed our various student groups have been active. From affinity groups to student clubs, it has been great to see students getting together with common interests.

Every fall, there are requests for changes to students’ courses/schedules. We work individually with students, parents, and teachers to address these. Class changes in the fall may not be approved or even possible. We will begin scheduling for the 22-23 school year in January. We will post significant timelines and course information to guide and inform the process.

Please consider coming out to enjoy our fall play November 18 – 21, or join us for a parent session through school counseling virtually on November 9 at 8 a.m.. Our PTSO meets next on November 8 at 7 p.m. in the library. Our career center is working to showcase various careers for our students. If you are interested in presenting, please reach out to A significant amount of information is relayed via our school Blackboard Connect Ed system and our school counseling Naviance system. If you or someone you know is not receiving these, please email me at

Thank you,

Dave Spage


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News from the Special Education Department: Disability History and Awareness Month

October is Disability History and Awareness Month. This month is a great time to spotlight the accomplishments of our students learning important life skills. Our Spartans are hard at work each day, managing The Spartan Express Copy Center. When orders are submitted, our students are sure to process each copy job with precision. Teachers, be sure to submit your work orders!

Additionally, students work in teams to make sure all teacher workrooms are stocked with plenty of copy paper. Students are also working with our Transition Teacher and Job Coach on their business plan! Time is being spent creating products that they will be able to sell to staff and students. The practice they are receiving with social skills, and practical skills, such as handling money, is helping our Spartans prepare for life after high school. We always celebrate the Ability Within for all of our students, but this month seems like a particularly good time to highlight the work of these amazing young people.
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Testing Information

If you would like your child to take either the SAT or the ACT at Broad Run this school year, please register them soon. Broad Run is a popular testing location and tends to fill up quickly.

Upcoming test dates at Broad Run are as follows: ACT (April 2, 2022), SAT (May 7, 2022), SAT (June 4, 2022). It is always recommended that students take a practice SAT and/or ACT to see what they are like. Please see and websites for more information and to register.

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