Spartan Spotlight

February, 2022

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Principal's Message

BRHS Families,

Once again, Happy New Year. As we begin the second semester, I want to acknowledge our students and faculty on a good first semester (coming back off a year of distance learning). There have been many challenges that include new routines, testing requirements, and Covid mitigation. Working together, we have made the best of these situations.

As we move into the second semester, I would like to offer some reminders. We will begin our process for course selection and student/teacher scheduling for the 22-23 school year. On February 9 we are planning our activities fair for students during the school day, and curriculum fair for students and parents that evening (snow date February 15). Please visit our school counseling web site for information about our process and courses offered. Counselors will meet with students in grades 9-11 through the end of March.

We will meet again with seniors on February 9 to review our senior packet and capstone projects. The information can be found on the Class of 2022 web page and will be updated frequently due to changing Covid guidance. As a reminder, graduation rehearsal is Monday, June 13 in the a.m., and graduation is Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Eagle Bank Arena.

Congratulations to all our students and their extra and co-curricular endeavors. DECA students are getting ready for states, winter sports teams for district events, debate and theatre and competing and producing shows, and our performing arts programs continue to represent BRHS around the region. Spring sports start this month, and warmer weather is coming.

Finally, please reach out anytime if you need anything.

David Spage

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From the Athletic Department

Spring sports tryouts begin the week of February 21. You will need a physical and online registration to participate in tryouts (attached). Check the athletic website for specific tryout times. Any questions, contact the athletic office.


1. Go to

2. Click on Athletic Team Registration icon.

3. Either click on Create a New Account or Returning Users (if you have already created an account).

4. Click on Register New Student if you have not already registered your child.

5. Fill in all the information as well as choosing the sport you are trying out for and make sure to save your information. If it asks you to pay later, select pay later. You are not paying anything to register. Click next. Click Submit.

Don’t forget to hand in a hard copy of your physical to the athletic office


Contact the Athletic Office




Shelley Larrabee at

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Special Olympics Unified Sports Team

We are excited to celebrate the Special Olympics Unified Sports Team at Broad Run. In 2019, the program began with Track and Field, and we added Basketball in the winter. The students have participated in meets, games, and competitive tournaments across the county and state.

There are 8,363 schools in the United States who have Special Olympics Sports teams, but only 586 have received National recognition since 2016. This incredible team has met the 10 standards of excellence required by the committee to receive National recognition. Our Spirit of Spartan volunteers have been at every game to support our team.

We could not have done this without our wonderful coaches who include: Ms. Laugisch, Ms. Sadia, Ms. Ewens, Ms. Lehmann, Mr. Somers, and Mr. Obzub along with the support of our admin team and athletic department.

The most important part of the Special Olympics Unified Sports team is friendship. The volunteers have shown tremendous leadership and support, but it was priceless to see the smiles and competitive spirit of our athletes. This year, our Basketball team is undefeated.

Please join us in Congratulating Broad Run on receiving National Recognition for our Special Olympics Unified Sports Team.

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Creative Writing Receives Recognition

We are pleased to announce that mini sagas written by students from Broad Run have been chosen for publication in an upcoming anthology, Unsolved - Criminal Words. Out of more than 8,000 entires, 26 students from Ms. Evans' Creative Writing class as well as sections of her English 9 Academic and Honors classes were selected. Their pieces of micro fiction are also being considered for a writing contest and the entire collection of entries for a Young Writers Award of Excellence. The winners will be announced in April.

If you know any of the individuals listed below, please congratulate them on this wonderful achievement. Many thanks for your continued support.

English 9 Students

Andres Tellez

Mariana (MJ) Alvarez

Avion Scott

Fatama Koroma

Sydnee Hale

Creative Writing Students

Carly Hanlin

Isheetha Goli

Jenna Salem

Eltaf Noori

Logan Poole

Rudyard Sagilir

Jeneesis Joshua

Sanjana Malyala

Jaelyn White

Yusuf Sharif

Shivani Row

Kate Fisher

Julianna Lola

Christopher Taylor

Andrea Pengal

Jack Littman

William Steffann

Sam Berman

Cindy Dong

Richa Verma

Dani Schiff

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