BRASWELL NEWS

#bengalexcellence

Dear Braswell High School Families,

As Principal of Ray Braswell High School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year, my second year leading this learning community. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms. I am blessed to be a part of a wonderful community with students who are committed to #BENGALEXCELLENCE. #BENGALEXCELLENCE means being the best version of yourself every day and being a part of something bigger than yourself. I truly believe that every student in our campus community is destined for greatness. To get there, we need to work together as a team. My heart for our kids will not be matched. My expectation of #BENGALEXCELLENCE will not waiver. Our successes go far beyond easy-to-measure indicators. As we continue to move forward under our more challenging academic standards and accountability, we are seeing so many positive changes in our school culture. Our students are thinking critically and finding solutions to complex problems. We observe rich discussions in classrooms and deep thinking on the content students read and the concepts that they learn. They are making connections that we have never witnessed. This is learning! These outcomes are going beyond the standardized test – we are truly preparing students for life after school. We look forward to building on these successes and making even more progress this year. We have set several goals to move ourselves forward, and we will be sharing those with you, the extended members of our learning community, as you partner with us to make this our most productive and fulfilling year yet. Braswell High School is a community of professionals. We all – administrators, teachers, school counselors, support staff, and the many others working with us – are collaborating in pursuit of our shared Purpose, Vision, Mission, Values (please see below). We all have important roles to play in helping students realize their full potential, and we are proud to have you as collaborative partners in support of our students. I feel so privileged to be a part of this work. BHS is a very special place, and my colleagues and I appreciate the trust that you show in us by entrusting us with your most precious treasure—your children—each day. We will do our best to ensure they have a fulfilling, happy, and safe year. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year.


PURPOSE

We believe that we can change family trajectories by cultivating student learners to believe in themselves. We believe as the Braswell campus community we can work together as a family to support our students on their journey to achieve our high expectations.


I…CAN


VISION

We will propel students to have a high self-worth, self-expectation, and self-accountability. We will have a supportive campus culture that our Braswell community heart connects to.



I…WILL



MISSION

We must be the most influential leader in our students’ lives and maximize their potential. Be the biggest cheerleader and support system for your colleagues, students, and community.


IMUST

drop off & pick up procedures

Drive safe! Slow down! Be courteous!


Please follow the new traffic flow map for AM and PM drop off and pick up each day. There are only two lanes, one for drop off/pick up and one for exiting.


Early Dismissal: We stop early dismissing students from the front office at 3:45pm each afternoon in order for staff members to prepare for and assist with dismissal.

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Food Deliveries

Except in emergencies, delivery of messages or packages to students will not be allowed during instructional time. A parent may leave a message or a package, such as a forgotten lunch, for the student to pick up from the front office during a passing period or lunch. Delivery of foods for students from third party vendors will not be permitted.

Welcome to a new school year from the Attendance Office!

If you need to submit a parent or a medical note you must use our NEW attendance link. Please note: An absence note is required each time your child is absent from school. This note, and any required documentation must be turned in within 3 school days of your child's return to school. We will not be taking emails as parent notes. https://forms.dentonisd.org/Forms/absence-note

Yearbooks

The 2021-22 yearbooks are on sale now at their lowest price! Yearbooks can be purchased for $50 online at jostensyearbooks.com until September 10th! Personalize your cover today and get four free icons!


Weren't able to pick up last year's yearbook? Well you can now! All yearbooks purchased last year are available for pick up after school in room A209! Questions? Contact Mr. Carr at dcarr2@dentonisd.org

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Student Parking

All students who will be driving and parking on campus must purchase a parking pass. Click HERE to access the parking application.

Art fees

If your child is taking a BHS art class this year, the course fees are due by September 10th! Contact your student's art teacher for more details.

Honor Guard

The Honor Guard is looking for more members. If you would like to participate please reach out to Mr. Parsons in HUB-B or email him at jparsons@dentonisd.org for more information. No experience necessary to participate.

AP exam registration

AP Exam registration is open! Register for your AP exam at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/440018


Costs:

-The 2022 AP Exams cost $100 or $40 if you qualify for free or reduced lunch.

-You have the option to pay in full or a $40 deposit per exam due by November 1st. If you pay the deposit only, the balance is due by February 14th.

-We are encouraging all payments to be made online if at all possible https://denton.revtrak.net/r1#/list

-There is no fee for online payments! If you need to bring cash or check, please make sure you have EXACT change to pay for your AP exams. We will not be making change at this time. Cash or check should be given to Mrs. Bilgri in the Counseling Office.


Please contact Michelle Bilgri mbilgri@dentonisd.org with any questions.

B-Well Band Parent Preview & In-N-out fundraiser

The Braswell Band will be hosting a parent and community preview performance at CH Collins Stadium on Saturday, August 28th at 7pm. The In-N-Out Food Truck will be onsite serving hamburgers, chips, and drinks. You may purchase your burger meal using the link below. We hope you will join us as we premiere our 2021 show, Invictus! https://shop.braswellbandboosters.org/products/in-out-burger

A Message from the hub

What a great first week in the HUB! We have seen so many of our students and we are so excited to have you all back!


Two reminders:

EVERY student needs to check out a school issued chrome book. You can continue to use your own device in class but you will need a school device for testing purposes during the year. Please be extra careful with it and remember to bring it to school charged every day. Unfortunately we will not have any chrome books or chargers available for loaners this year since we are issuing each student a device.


Also, if you need your ID please come to the HUB to get it. We have the ones that were printed for our campus up here for pick up. If one wasn’t printed for you for any reason we can print it for you here. Remember to bring your ID to school with you every day as well!

PTSA

By joining Braswell High School PTA, you are saying, “I care about the students in my community and I want to be counted as a champion for public education. Together, let’s back the future of every child!"


Follow us on Twitter @braswellhs_ptsa


Join Now!!

https://www.joinpta.org/

High School Open House

Open house will take place on Monday, September 20th from 6:00-8:00.

School holiday

Monday, September 6 is a school holiday.
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About Us

Braswell High School opened in August 2016 and is named after former longtime Denton ISD teacher, administrator and superintendent Dr. Ray Braswell, who led the district during tremendous growth.

Established: 2016

Mascot: Bengal

Colors: Red and Black