November Updates for BRIJHS

November 1, 2021

Jr. High Dance Pictures. It was a glowing good time!

Important Dates


1: Mascot Tryouts, 3:30-4:30 pm

Boys’ Basketball vs. Bement, 5:30 p.m.

2: Girls’ Basketball vs. Clinton, 5:30 p.m.

3: Shield Testing Begins

Girls’ Basketball @ Heyworth, 5:30 p.m.

5: Boys’ Basketball @ Judah, 6 p.m.

8: Lockdown/Barricade Drill, 9 a.m.-ALICE

Boys’ Basketball vs. PVO, 5:30 p.m.

9: Boys’ Basketball vs. GCMS, 5:30 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball @ LeRoy, 5:30 p.m.

10: Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Matt’s, 5:30 p.m.

11: Veteran’s Day Observation

12: Knights of the Round Table

14: Boosters Meeting, 3 pm, BRIJHS Art Room

15: Boys’ Basketball @ St. Malachy, 5:30 p.m.

16: Dental Sealants Clinic

Boys’ Basketball @ Argenta-Oreana, 6 p.m.

17: Board Meeting @ HS Library @ 7:00pm

22: Boys’ Basketball vs. St. Matt’s, 5:30 p.m.


25: Thanksgiving-NO SCHOOL

26: Thanksgiving-NO SCHOOL

29: Boys’ Basketball vs. Holy Cross, 5:30 p.m.

30: Volleyball Practice Begins

SHIELD Update:

Our SHIELD testing program will begin this week. BRIJHS will test every Wednesday. We expect a few bumps in the road as we learn this new procedure, but we are looking forward to getting it started. We will test over 200 people in 2.5 hours. Our goal is to keep the impact on learning to a minimum.

If you want your child to be added to the list for testing or you want to revoke consent, please contact Dawn Stout. All changes may take up to a week to be implemented.

We ask for your patience as we start this new process.

Visit from Challenging Learning

On November 2, two visitors from Challenging Learning will visit the Jr. High. They will do classroom observations, meet with teachers, and meet with a focus group of students. No student names will be recorded as part of the focus group. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the office know.

We will use the information gathered from this visit to help plan future projects and School Improvment work.

Cold Weather Reminder

Students enter the building at 8 a.m. and we go outside for recess almost year round. If your child needs cold weather gear, we have extra-please ask your child's teacher or the office.

Knightwear is Here!

The annual Knightwear Sale is underway. This is a district wide offering and your order may be sent home with your student from any of the three buildings. Please turn in your orders and payment by November 8, 2021. You may turn them into any office.

Click here to see the styles and colors available.

Click here to download the order form.

Athletic Information:

Girls' Basketball-The season is quickly coming to a close. Come out and support the girls at one of their final home games. Our 8th graders will be announced at the November 10th game.

Boys' Basketball season kicks off Monday night with a home opener against Bement.

Vollebyall practice will begin practice at the end of the month. If your daughter is interested in playing, please contact our AD Mrs. Kollross, Head Coach Kramer, or Assistant Coach Kennell.


Our first quarter PBIS reward was an extra recess with S'Mores and Apple Cider. If each side of the building earns 30 Certificates of Valor this quarter, we will do a building wide movie and popcorn afternoon before Christmas break.

Boosters Updates:

Our Boosters had their first meeting of the year and is making a lot of fun plans for both students and staff. Boosters for BRIJHS is a mixture of what PIE is for Schneider and Boosters is for the High School. Our group supports classrooms, teachers, and athletics.

One thing they are helping me out with has been on my wish list for many years-we will have our first mascot! The student or students chosen to do this will get to come to all home games for free, cheer on their peers, and have a lot of fun!

The Boosters is also heading up the Knight Wear order from above. This is a great opportunity for all families to get their Blue Ridge Spirit Wear.

If you want to join, please attend a meeting or email Kirby Hale at to get on the email list.

Meeting Dates for the year:

11/14, 3 pm

12/12, 3 pm

1/9/22, 3pm

2/13, 3 pm

3/13, 3 pm

4/10, 3 pm

5/15, 3 pm

6/12, 3 pm

All meetings are in the BRIJHS Art Room and all parents are welcome!

Links to past newsletters this year: