Spartan Spotlight

Broad Run's Newsletter for January, 2021

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From the Principal

BRHS Families,

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that it is 2021, and we are halfway through the school year. I acknowledge the many challenges of distance learning. I also want to acknowledge the work that our students, parents, and teachers have done to make all things work as best they can.

As we prepare for Hybrid second semester, please note the new bell schedule that was sent to families and posted on the school website. This schedule is to accommodate potential implementation of stage 4 hybrid instruction, conditions permitting. In the coming weeks, a considerable amount of time will be spent working with grades 9-11 to select courses for the 2021-2022 school year. We will begin on February 19 during the school day with the electives fair. Curriculum night for students and parents is February 22. More information and specific links will be sent and posted on the school website.

Please feel free to reach out to your school counselor and discuss course selections. Our new school counselors are Susan Ellis and Adity Choudhury. They are joining us from Belmont Station and Seneca Ridge respectively. Ms. Ellis and Ms. Choudhury will be reaching out to families.

In February, we will meet with senior’s through government classes to discuss second semester dates and events. Information will also be posted on the school website. We are also planning for our annual African American Read-In in celebration of Black History Month. Specifics will be posted on the school website once final speakers are selected.

We will also continue with required assessments. These include Standards of Learning assessments, Access for EL, and MAP for math. Student and parents should be sure to check emails from the school for specific dates and times.

Finally, I would like to thank the PTSO for their generous donation to purchase our staff shirts this year. The staff appreciates the school spirit and generosity. If you have not joined the PTSO, please consider joining. Information can be found on the BRHS website. Also, parents of seniors should know that in order to be eligible for PTSO senior scholarships, families must have a membership by February 15.


David Spage

From the Social Studies Department

As students begin building their 2021-2022 Course Schedules, we would like to highlight a new AP Course. AP Seminar is part of the AP Capstone Diploma Program. Unlike other AP Courses that involve a great deal of content, AP Seminar focuses on skills. These skills involve understanding and analyzing sources, evaluating sources, collaborating with peers and presenting ideas. Want to learn more about AP Seminar? Click the link below.

Who should take this course?

Any Junior or Senior

Anyone who plans to go to college

Anyone who wants to engage in meaningful discussions

Anyone who wants to acquire skills that help you to succeed in any career path you chose

Anyone who enjoys collaborating with others


Phil Cox


Robyn Griffis

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email us!

News from the English Honor Society

On Thursday, January 21st, Psi Epsilon Nu (PEN) inducted twelve new members to Broad Run's chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) in a virtual ceremony. On Monday, January 15th, a national day of service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., PEN President Lulu Chatterjee, Vice President Sahar Koreshi, and Induction Chair Lauren Wisniewski volunteered their time to make contactless deliveries to the PEN inductees. Each new member received a welcome bag with a certificate, membership card, lapel pin, a copy of Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys, the NEHS common reader for 2020-21, a single white rose, assorted chocolates, and a gold star balloon.

2020-21 PEN Inductees

Lauren Barry

Juliann Jacobs

Caitlin Laborce

Ian Lee

Theo Mastio

Shea McNally

Anna Oehler

Tiegan Powell

Atticus Sagilir

Moksh Shah

Arti Shastry

Esha Venkat