BRHS Monthly Memo

News and Events for Blue Ridge High School

February 2023 - Volume 3 - No. 7
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.

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BRHS Clothing Drive

As many of you know, we have taken time each week this year to focus on character and leadership lessons during our Worthy Wednesday time. Some of the attributes that we have covered include teamwork, responsibility, empathy, kindness, and self-direction.

As a result of these conversations, many of our Worthy Wednesday Family Groups decided to adopt service projects to benefit our school community and/or the Blue Ridge community. One of these projects will be the creation of a clothing closet that will be located here at BRHS. Students will be able to come into the Clothing Closet Boutique to try on and take items that might be needed. The students are asking for others to bring new or gently used clothes to donate to this effort. If you would like more information or would like to help, please contact Amanda Spencer,, or Luke Parr,

Worthy Wednesday Service

Mrs. Stewart and Ms. Sutton's Worthy Wednesday Family Group took the opportunity to bless our fabulous custodians with gifts of gratitude for all of the hard work that they do to keep BRHS beautiful.

BRHS Course Selection Night

We had an outstanding time hosting our current and future 9th grade students at our Course Selection Night. Students and parents were able to learn about high school graduation requirements, course offerings at BRHS, and some of our electives.

If you weren't able to attend or still have questions, we encourage you to call or email the BRHS Counselor, Brooke Ingersoll, at She will be meeting with all 8th-11th grade students in their English classes over the next few weeks.

February 6-10 is National School Counseling Week!

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Blue Ridge Education Foundation Dinner and $10,000 Giveaway

The Blue Ridge Education Foundation is hosting its 2nd Annual Steak Dinner on Saturday, February 25th in the BRHS gymnasium.

The Blue Ridge ISD Education Foundation was established to support the needs of students and teachers in the Blue Ridge Independent School District. This team, made up of a diverse group of parents, community members, and town leaders, is challenged with helping achieve the goals and priorities for BRISD in the years to come.

If you would like to purchase a ticket to the dinner and have a chance to win $10,000, please stop by the BRHS office. See the flyer below for more information.

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BRHS School Report Card

Please take a few minutes to review the BRISD and BRHS Federal School Report Card. A hard copy of the report card can be viewed in the BRHS office.

Federal Report Card Letter (English)

Federal Report Card Letter (Spanish)

BRISD Federal Report Card

BRHS Federal Report Card

Upcoming Events

February 3rd - Basketball vs Howe

February 3rd-4th - Senior Beta State Convention

February 4th - Piano Solo & Ensemble Competition at Plano

February 6th - No School & Distict Cross X Debate Contest

February 6th-16th - San Angelo Livestock Show

February 6th-25th - San Antonio Livestock Show

February 7th - Tennis at Princeton, Basketball at Bonham, & JV Baseball at Community

February 8th - Algebra I EOC Interim Assessment & Baseball at Community

February 9th - Girls Powerlifting at S&S

February 10th - Biology EOC Interim Assessment, End of 6-Week Grading Period, Boys Basketball at Pottsboro, & Softball vs Celeste

February 11th - Boys Powerlifting at S&S & Father-Daughter Dance

February 13th - Carter Blood Drive & Baseball at Farmersville

February 14th - English I & II EOC Interim Assessment, Softball vs Wolfe City, & Boys Basketball at Bells

February 15th - US History EOC Interim Assessment & Dual Credit Parent Info Night

February 16th - Girls Powerlifting at Community

February 16th-18th - Softball Tournament at Community

February 17th - No School, Tennis at Celina, Baseball at Pilot Point, & Boys Powerlifting at Community

February 20th - No School & Baseball vs Commerce

February 21st - Softball vs Bland

February 22nd - Tennis at Princeton

February 23rd - Track at Howe

February 23rd-25th - Baseball Tournament at Community

February 24th - Blue Ridge Invitational Softball Tournament

February 25th - Girls Regional Powerlifting Meet at Bells, Solo/Ensemble Competition, & Blue Ridge Education Foundation Fundraiser

March 1st - District One Act Play Contest & Tennis at Bonham

March 2nd - Track at Boyd

March 2nd-4th - Brooke Deckard Memorial Softball Tournament & Baseball Tournament at Frisco Emerson

March 3rd - End of 3rd 9-Week Grading Period

March 6th-10th - Spring Break

March 6th-18th - Houston Livestock Show

March 7th - Boys Regional Powerlifting Meet at Decatur

BRHS Calendar of Events

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

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BRHS College, Career, Military Readiness Information

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

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BRHS College Planning Overview

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

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BRHS Financial Aid Resources

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

Scholarship Information

Senior National Scholarships

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

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Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative Scholarship - Due March 24, 2023

Underclassmen Scholarships

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

Tuition Guarantee Programs

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

Counselor's Corner

Hello BRHS Students and Families,

We hope this finds your spring semester off to a good start. This semester will be a busy one filled with testing, course selections/scheduling, and before we know it.....graduation will be here!

Students who are interested in taking dual credit for the first time next year have been taking the TSI test. Please see the attachment for all upcoming dual credit enrollment dates.

The ASVAB test will be held January 31st for those who have signed up.

Make plans to join us for our dual credit parent night on February 15th. See attached flyer for details.

Course selections for next school year are currently in progress All forms are due back with a parent signature by February 16th.

Seniors- Please remember that the FAFSA completion or the signed opt out form is a graduation requirement this year. Also, please check the Senior Google Classroom for the most recent posted scholarship opportunities. For any questions, please see Mrs. Ingersoll.

As always, please don't hesitate to call, email, or stop by. The Counseling Office is always happy to help any way we can!

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 22 Dual Credit Reimbursement Form

FAFSA Graduation Requirement Letter

FAFSA Opt-Out Form

SAT/ACT Testing

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Why SAT?

SAT Accommodations Form

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BRHS Academic Spotlight

Forensic Science

Mrs. Stroup's forensic science students recently solved a real crime - Coach Rod’s missing Red Bulls. Students dusted and lifted fingerprints and matched them to suspect fingerprints. They learned it’s nothing like what they see on tv!


Students in Coach Christenson's biology classes are learning about classifying organisms using a tool called a dichotomous key. They learned how this tool worked by completing an activity using the shoes of all of their classmates. Once the shoes were removed, they sorted and classified them according to their varying characteristics. Once they had completed their dichotomous key, Coach Christenson had to use it to return all of the shoes to the correct person.
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Welcome back to News from Collin College. Read on to get the latest information about Collin College and the Farmersville Campus.

Q. Is one of your New Year’s resolutions good grades?

A. Did you know that tutoring is free for Collin College students? Click here and select “Farmersville” to find out more about the Anthony Peterson Center for Academic Assistance and schedule an online or in-person tutoring session with the Farmersville Campus tutoring team. For general questions, call 972.549.6499 or email

Faculty Highlight: Rachna Sachdeva

Farmersville Campus Professor of Mathematics Rachna Sachdeva started working at Collin College as an adjunct professor in Spring 2018, became a full-time professor in Fall 2020, and started teaching at the Farmersville Campus in Fall 2021. With more than a decade of teaching experience, she began her teaching career as a high school teacher in Fall 2007.

Sachdeva holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Hindu College, Delhi University, India.

What would you like parents and students to know about math classes at the Farmersville Campus?

Professor Sachdeva: We offer a wide variety of math classes at the Farmersville Campus including developmental math classes, College Algebra, Statistics, and Business Math. The Farmersville Campus has a very welcoming atmosphere where faculty and staff go out of their way to nurture and support students.

Since class sizes are small, there is plenty of time for professors to develop one-on-one relationships with students. In addition, we offer many resources to further support our students and to ensure their success such as the Anthony Peterson Center for Academic Assistance, Student Services, and the Career Center. Students feel at home at the Farmersville Campus.

To find out more about the Farmersville Campus, visit

To learn more about Collin College, visit or

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.
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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.

About Us

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