Hall's Corner

June 16, 2023

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Brighton Schools will be Closed Monday, June 19th

On Monday, June 19th students will have no school in honor of Juneteenth. This celebration marks a day in 1865 when enslaved Texans learned they would be free—two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War and two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Initially a uniquely Texan observance, Juneteenth has now been recognized in some form in every corner of the country. The government declared Juneteenth a national holiday in 2021.

To learn more about Juneteenth, please see the articles, video and books listed below.

· Celebrating Juneteenth Article from Learning for Justice

· The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth from The National Museum of African American History & Culture

· Juneteenth Video PBS Learning

· Picture books about Juneteenth

o All different now: Juneteenth, the first day of freedom by Angela Johnson

o Juneteenth (Racial Justice in America: Histories) by Kevin Winn

o Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper

o Juneteenth (on my own holidays) by Drew Nelson

Dear BHS Families and Students


End of Year Events and JUNE EXAM INFORMATION

EXAM WEEK from June 14 – June 22

  • When will we get a complete EXAM Schedule?
    • See attached schedule! Here
    • We have TWO examination periods – morning and afternoon
      • Morning exams are scheduled from 8-11 AM, unless you have test mods.
      • Afternoon exams are scheduled from 12 to 3:00 PM, unless you have test mods.
  • When do you come to school during exams?
    • Students only come to school when they have a scheduled exam or review session.

  • Where do you go when you get to school?
    • Students go to the cafeteria and wait to be called to their exam.
    • Students with testing modifications will be told separately of where they will take exams. You can report to the café and then go to your tests.

  • What do I do when I am finished with my exam?
    • Students may go home.
    • Students may go to the library or outside to study.
    • Students may go to the cafeteria to wait for a ride home.
    • Students may attend a review session for a class.
    • Students are NOT allowed to hang out in the hallways.

  • Buses/Transportation
    • We have morning and afternoon bus runs as usual on June 14 - 16 and 20-21.
    • There will not be a bus run on June 22.
    • If you take an exam from 8-11 AM, you may wait for the afternoon buses at 2:47 PM or leave school and go home at 11:00 AM. If you wait at school, you must be with a teacher, in the café, or in the library.
    • If you have an afternoon exam, you may take the morning run to school, wait in the library or cafeteria, take your exam from Noon to 3:00 PM and walk home or take the bus home. You may also sleep in and walk or get dropped off at school by 11:30 AM.

  • Food
    • The Brighton Café is closed during exam week.
    • On the 14th,15th, 16th, 20th and 21st, the snack bar is open from 7:00-11:45 a.m.
    • On the 22nd, the snack bar is open from 7:00-7:45 a.m.
    • Students may pick up breakfast from 7 AM to 7:45 AM each day.
    • Students may pick up assorted cold lunches in the snack line from 9:30 – 11:45 each day.

Be well,


ATTENTION SENIORS- Graduation Pictures

Interstate Pictures will be at graduation to take pictures of graduates receiving diplomas and after pose. Please take the time to click on the link below to pre-register

Click HERE for a flyer and pre-register code.

It can also be accessed by using the link https://my.photoday.com/login?step=phone


Lockers need to be cleaned out by the end of the school day on June 21. Any items left in any locker will be disposed of!!!!!

Check out the BHS SPRING tIMELINE OF EVENTS so you can plan ahead!

Open HERE to get a printable PDF with live links to the calendars, or see below for a quick snapshot!
June 10	Senior Ball, Country Club of Rochester	8 p.m. – 11 p.m. June 13 	Last full day of classes – NO FLEX Period Plan for your lunch to be eaten during class or on a free period this day!	Following a NO FLEX schedule day.  June 13	Senior Countdown and Senior Ice Cream Social	3:00 p.m. June 14 – June 22	Regents & Local Exams •	Students in grades 9-12 take various final course exams.   •	Some exams are NYS Regents exams and others are local course exams.  If you don’t know, ask your teachers. 	Link to Calendar  June 15	Senior Parade to CRPS, FRES, TCMS	12:15– 2:45 p.m. June 17	Senior Banquet & BASH @ BHS	6:30 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m. June 20	Graduation Rehearsal Meet in Aud.  Bring laptops for turn in 	10 a.m. June 20	GRADUATION at BHS on Turf	7 p.m. June 21	Rain Date for Graduation	7 p.m. June 23	Diploma Pick Up, BHS Lobby 	Noon – 3 p.m.

In this week’s Hall’s Corner...

  • Students in the News
  • Internal Revenue Service - Are you a Social Media Influencer?
  • Free Girls Basket Ball Camp
  • TIES Volunteer opportunities
  • Brighton/Israeli Exchange information for 2023-2024, updated
  • ATTENTION JUNIORS – Summer College Essay Course just for BHS JUNIORS!
  • Summer Enrichment Course Offerings
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events

Students in the News, Making BHS Proud!

Maya Torres-Panzer places at the National Rowing Championships

Maya is Heading to Nationals! Rowers from 225 rowing clubs across the country are gathered for the US National Youth Rowing Championships in Sarasota Florida on Friday, June 9. BHS Sophomore Maya Torres-Panzer came in 3rd place in the nation in the women’s U17+ finals for crew! Congratulations Maya. You make BHS so proud!

Are You a Social Media Influencer?

Some students may be social media influencers. If they are, they may have tax consequences of which you, and they are not aware. Social media influencers use social media platforms such as Tik Tok, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or a blog to publish information and build up followers of their content. If they earn income by posting pictures, videos, or content on social media channels they may be an influencer. Being an influencer on social media can be very profitable, but it also comes with its own set of tax obligations. Influencers who earn income through social media may be taking part in business activities and earning business income. If they are paid for social media activities, they must report the income (both monetary and non-monetary) that they earn on an income tax return. It’s important for influencers to know how taxes work. View this flyer from the IRS with important information on the topic.

Calling all girls, 5th - 11th grades, interested in Basket Ball.

There is a free opportunity for all Brighton girls currently in 5th-11th grade. Click on the link HERE to see the full flyer.


TIES is looking for STUDENT VOLUNTEERS to make a difference by assisting their peers in school-based and community activities. TIES volunteers enhance the lives of their peers when they sharing their talent and friendship.

Students in grades 9– 12 are invited to join the fun and become a TIES volunteer.

We have volunteer opportunities over the summer and during the school year.

Please click on the link more information and an application: TIES INFORMATION

Or – contact Mrs. DeGoey, Brighton TIES Coordinator at: kathleen_degoey@bcsd.org

Brighton/Israeli Exchange

This is intended to be a strictly cultural and non-religious exchange. As such, any BHS student can participate.

We are offering the opportunity to all BHS students to participate as either a host family and/or as part of a BHS-chaperoned student exchange trip to Israel. The Israeli students from our sister city Modi’in will be visiting us September 26, 2023 to October 8, 2023*. Our trip to Israel will take place during our 2024 February break. If you are interested in learning more about hosting and/or traveling please contact:

Marla Taplinger


Click HERE for Pdf.

* Dates have changed from a previous post!

ATTENTION JUNIORS – Summer College Essay Course just for BHS JUNIORS!

Click here to see the LINK !

Summer Enrichment Classes

The following summer enrichment classes are open for registration here. (Hyperlink "here" to https://brightonschools.revtrak.net)

Writing Your College Application Essay

Study Skills for High School Students

SAT/ACT Exam Prep

NYS Driver Education... another session will start in July, registration will open June 6 at 8 p.m.

flyer for the summer enrichment classes

Calendar of Upcoming Events at BHS

June 14-22 	Local /Regents Exams	 June 17	Senior BASH, BHS Fields	6:30 –11:00 p.m. June 19	Juneteenth Observed, Schools Closed	No Classes June 20	Graduation Rehearsal 	10 a.m. June 20	Graduation Turf Field	7 p.m. June 21	Rain Date Grad. Rehearsal and Graduation	 June 23	Diploma Pickup	12 -3 p.m.

Administrator and Counselor Information

Click here for names and contact information.


College Board awards academic honors through the National Recognition Program

Students form across the country were awarded for their outstanding performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments. The following students received one or more National Recognition Program awards at the start of 2022-2023 school year:

Alexandria Gonzalez

Maria Lukowiak

Girvan Singh

Congratulations, you make Brighton Proud!