Live an identity of excellence.

October 2022

Dear Bengal Families,

I want to say I appreciate those of you who had the opportunity to come out to Open House. It was a pleasure having you and your families on campus, and I hope your time was well-spent getting to know and visit with members of our staff. For those who were and were not able to attend, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s individual teachers at any time for assistance. We want to make sure you are taken care of.

Please log in to HAC and view your student’s current academic standing in each of his or her courses. If you have any questions or need any assistance in ensuring your student is taking care of his or her academic responsibilities, please do not hesitate to contact individual teachers for essential information related to the success of your student. Our first grading period ends on October 7th, so it is imperative to continually monitor student progress as we quickly approach the end of our first-grade reporting period.

Safety and Security is an important focus on our campus. I made an announcement yesterday about making sure students do not prop doors and do not let anyone (friends, outside visitors etc...) in any doors. I also advised them to make sure their ID is always on around their neck. I would really appreciate if you could REMIND THEM of the importance of following these 2 important things. We have been doing a great job with these 2 important rules, but I just want to emphasize this on all fronts.

Your students are Living an Identity of Excellence! I am so proud of them and our community for your tremendous support.

It’s a great day to be alive…It’s a great day to be a Bengal

DeCorian Hailey


Braswell High School

Mark Your Calendar - PSAT Testing Day

October 25th

The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year.

Form more information and FREE practice materials, click HERE.

Sophomores and juniors will receive more information soon!


Students can access free PSAT prep materials in several different ways:

1. IXL - All students have access to IXL through the Single Sign On Portal (SSO). To navigate to the correct place, Click Math - Skill Plans - Scroll to the bottom of the page for Test Prep and Assessment Skill Plans.

2. Khan Academy - Practice tests are available HERE and SAT Practice can be found HERE.

3. College Board - Full length practice tests can be found HERE.

Scholarships and Recognition

Several scholarships use PSAT/NMSQT scores to find eligible juniors. Other partners and programs can help you get funding for college and academic honors. Discover more about scholarships HERE.

Is your student college, career, or military ready?

CCMR addresses preparing students for post-secondary plans including rigorous coursework like AP or dual credit courses, enlisting in the military, obtaining an industry certification or meeting TSI standards.

How can your student earn a CCMR point?

  • Score 3 or higher on any AP Test
  • Meet TSI criteria (SAT/ACT/TSIA/college prep course) in reading and mathematics.
  • Successfully complete a Dual Credit Course
  • Earn an industry-based certification.
  • Complete CTE coherent sequence coursework and receive credit aligned with approved industry-based certifications
  • Graduate with completed IEP and workforce readiness
  • Enlist in the Armed Forces
  • Graduate Under an Advanced Degree Plan and be Identified as a Current Special Education Student

For more information about college, career, or military readiness, contact your student's counselor or visit the TEA website HERE.

Mark Your Calendar

October 10-11: Student Holiday

October 19: Early Release

October 25: PSAT Testing

New Student Entrance

All BHS students who are attending an event at Carrico Stadium unaccompanied by a parent or guardian must enter through the student entrance and show their student ID. Students must have their student ID to enter. Announcements are being made throughout the school day on game days to remind students of this expectation.

Middle School students will not be permitted without a parent or guardian.

All students are required to have a ticket to the event. No screen shots of tickets will be permitted. Stadium staff must validate tickets upon entry.

Get your game day tickets for all Bengal athletic teams here!!

Ticket information can be found at

Tickets can be purchased at

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Bengal Athletics - October Events

*Dates and times subject to change.


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Congratulations, Seniors!! The college acceptance letters are rolling in and military enlistments are happening. We want to showcase your accomplishments on campus and on social media. If you would like to be a part of this opportunity, complete THIS form. By completing the form below, you agree to allow us to post your photo and acceptance information on social media (Twitter and Facebook).

Freshman Zone

To help expedite phone calls regarding freshmen students, please call 972-347-7981.

If you are checking a freshman out of school early, please use the freshman zone entrance closest to the stadium.

Attention Seniors!!

Do you need help planning for after graduation? The TWU Go Center will be open for business on Sept. 19th and will be at BHS every Monday from 9-12 to help students with FAFSA applications, college applications, SAT/ACT registration, scholarships, and career exploration. Sign up for a virtual or in person appointment so we can help you plan for your future!

ASVAB Career Exploration

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB) helps reveal career strengths for prospective enlisted Soldiers.

ASVAB Career Exploration is coming soon to BHS on Thursday, October 27th! The ASVAB measures students’ strengths and helps predict future academic and occupational success. The ASVAB can be used for career exploration to choose the right career or for discovering specific careers in the military.

The ASVAB has 8 sections: general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information, and mechanical comprehension. For more detailed information about the ASVAB program, check out

For any questions, please contact Ms. Rhodes/BHS Career Counselor. THE ASVAB CEP will be offered to 10-12th graders on Thursday, October 27th. Please register here


Braswell H.S. is committed to creating a safe and secure environment on our campus. All students have been issued a school ID, lanyard, and plastic ID holder through their 2nd period teachers. Students are expected to wear these on their upper torso, visible to staff members at all times.

In addition to an added safety measure, many aspects of campus life will require the use of a valid ID. The following are just a few examples of when an ID is absolutely necessary.

  • Bus Privileges

  • Restroom Pass

  • Hall Pass

  • Library

  • Attending School Functions

  • Lunch

  • Bengal Mart

  • HERO Points

If a student loses their ID, they must purchase a replacement for $5 before or after school in the HUB. Additional lanyards and ID holders are available for $1 each.

How can I pay a fine or fee for a Chromebook or charger?

Chromebook distribution will begin soon.

If your student has outstanding Chromebook or charger fees for lost, stolen, or broken devices, they will not receive a new Chromebook or charger until fees have been paid. All students who attended BHS last school year have received email and paper notices for overdue fees.

Failure to take care of overdue fees may also impact your student’s ability to purchase tickets for events such as homecoming, prom, and parking permits until balances have been paid. Incoming Seniors who have outstanding balances at the end of the school year will not receive their official diploma until balances have been paid.

  • To pay online, click HERE.
  • Cash or check will be accepted in the front office.

What are the procedures for cell phones on campus?

While cell phones and other electronic devices provide many benefits, they are often distractions to students during the school day.

Pages 66-67 of the DISD Student & Parent handbook states, "Except when being used for principal or teacher approved purposes, telecommunication and electronic devices shall not be visible, audible, or used during school hours as determined by the principal. Campuses may require students to store these devices in school issued lockers. If a student uses a telecommunications device without authorization during the school day, the device will be confiscated. The parent may pick up the confiscated device from the principal’s office for a fee of $15."

The Braswell Attendance Office has gone paperless.

If you need to submit a parent or a medical note you must use our NEW attendance link. We will not be taking emails or paper copies of notes. Please submit using the link below.


Please remember a parent/guardian (or emergency contact on your sign out list) must come to the office, show Identification and sign a student out of school if they are leaving campus early. Students who leave without signing out could face campus discipline or truancy reporting for leaving campus without permission. All notes for early dismissal should be submitted by the parent/guardian online through the attendance note portal on the Braswell website

EARLY DISMISSAL If you are signing your student out of school early for any reason, please come to the office, show your identification, and the office staff will call your student out of school. Please make sure you are sending documentation for the absence to the attendance office through the online link. All documentation should be submitted through the link as the attendance office is paperless now. The exception to this is if your student drives themselves to school. In that case, please provide a handwritten and signed note from the parent/guardian to the attendance office before the start of the day that says the students name, ID#, time needing to be released and reason needing to be released and the attendance office will provide a release note for teachers and office staff. Students will still need to sign out at the computer in the office. Remember to still submit documentation (doctors note, DPS, etc.) for the early release to the attendance online link. Please remember the office can NOT release a student via phone call or email.


If a student arrives on campus late for school they must sign in on the computer in the front office upon arrival. Notes for that arrival should be submitted by the parent/guardian online through the attendance note portal on the Braswell website.


If your student is marked absent in a class period that you or your student believe is an error, please email the teacher or have your student speak with the teacher who marked the absence. That teacher is the only one who can adjust an error. (The teacher of record for the class is also responsible for substitute attendance in their classroom)


Attendance notes are coded on to a student's attendance within 72 hours of the submission online. Please be advised, attendance notes submitted without the needed documentation uploaded will be Unexcused (UNX) until documentation is received. Parent notes for absences (for an approved reason) need to be submitted within 3 school days of the absence in order for the absence to be excused. All attendance questions are addressed in the Attendance Matters section of the Braswell website.

My student did not receive credit for a course they took last year. How can this be corrected?

If your student passed a class with a 70 or higher average but did not receive course credit, it is likely due to attendance. Click HERE to learn more about Loss of Credit due to attendance.

Your student may earn credit for the class by completing a plan approved by the principal or campus attendance review committee which allows the student to fulfill the instructional requirements for the class. For more information, contact Mr. Smalley at

My student needs a VOE for a permit. How can they apply to get one?

Your student can request a VOE HERE.

Plan ahead, VOEs are not available on demand. It takes 72 business hours to receive a signed VOE after request. A VOE is good for only 30 days from the date of issuance.

Conditions of a VOE: A student has

(1) met minimum attendance for class credit (90 Percent Rule) in each class

(2) received credit for all courses taken in the previous semester, OR

(3) has complied with the conditions established by the school to receive this VOE form

How can I get a parking permit?

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

For questions about senior reserved parking, contact Mrs. Seibert for more information.

I want to support my student's campus. How can I get involved?

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 online beginning August 1 at

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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