BRHS Monthly Memo
News and Events for Blue Ridge High School
This form is to recognize BRHS staff members that go above and beyond. Please take a moment to share why they deserve a Shout Out and we will recognize them accordingly. Thanks!
BRHS Track & Field
Advancing to the finals were: Utah Porath in the pole vault, Frances Dickerson in the long jump and the 100m and 300m hurdles, Chloe Enloe in the 100m dash, Cheyenne Lanier in the 200m dash, Kendra Blaylock in the 400m dash, Kylie Mathers in the 800m run, and the ladies 4x100m relay of Blaylock, Dickerson, Enloe, and Lanier.
All of these athletes competed hard and represented BRHS well. Kendra Blaylock and Cheyenne Lanier both earned bronze medals in their individual races. The ladies 4x100m relay were the Regional Champions and earned a chance to compete at the State Track Meet in Austin next week.
The BRHS Lady Tigers track team had 5 total girls who qualified for the Regional Meet competing in 7 total races. The team finished the meet in 4th place out of 61 teams in the region, with only 5 ladies competing.
We can't wait to cheer on the sprint relay in Austin next week!
The mixed doubles teams of Dakota Deckard & Luke Jenkins and Kaden Jenkins & Taylor Langwell along with Jacob Stroman in singles competed this week at the Regional Tennis Tournament in Tyler.
Jacob Stroman and the team of Deckard & Jenkins both earned 2nd place in the region and will be advancing to the State Tennis Tournament in San Antonio on May 20th and 21st.
We are proud of these students' hard work and support from Coach Morrison!
BRHS Teacher of the Year
April 26-27 - Regional Tennis Tournament in Tyler
April 27th - Doubleheader Baseball at Bonham
May 4th - Algebra I EOC Exam
May 5th - US History EOC Exam
May 6th - Biology EOC Exam
May 6th - State Track Meet
May 10th - Spring Athletic Awards, BRHS Theater Performance
May 12th - BRHS Jazz Band Concert
May 13th - BRHS Band Concert
May 14th - BRHS Field Day, FFA Banquet
May 16th - Baccalaureate
May 17th - BRHS Technology Check-in & Senior Trip
May 18th - Technology Check-in & Senior Awards
May 20-21 - State Tennis Tournament
May 21st - Early Release, Graduation
June 1-17 - Summer School
June 3rd - Dual Credit Tuition Reimbursement Forms Due
Be sure to visit the brand new BRHS Counseling Website for updated information on scholarships, transcripts, course catalog, and mental health resources.
Hello BRHS Families!
Wow, this year has flown by. It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the school year. We hope you will make plans to join us in honoring the Class of 2021 at all of their senior activities in the coming weeks. A list of dates is included in this newsletter.
Speaking of seniors, if any senior has received an outside scholarship, please let me know so that we can make sure to include it at our Senior Awards and Recognition night on May 18th.
Dual Credit Students: Registration for summer and all are now open and in full swing.
The early payment deadline for Summer courses is May 4. The registration and payment deadline for Fall registration is May 14 for all BRHS students. For questions, please see Ms. Garza, or email her at email@example.com
For students, taking spring dual credit classes, please see the attached Tuition Reimbursement form for the Spring 2021 semester. Copies are available in Mrs. Ingersoll's office. We will also email you a copy to your BRISD student email account. The deadline to submit the reimbursement form and required documentation is June 3, 2021.
Juniors, a new graduation requirement goes into effect with your class. Please see the following information as it pertains to you:
In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0256, beginning with students enrolled in 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year, each student must do one of the following in order to graduate:
- Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Complete and submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA); or
- Submit a signed opt-out form.
Laws and Rules
In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature established the new requirement for Texas students to complete a financial aid application (or formally opt out) in order to graduate. The State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted rules related to the new requirement in January 2021.
Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B. Graduation Requirements (effective August 1, 2021) - Adopted, not yet effective
House Bill (HB) 3 required the commissioner to adopt rules as necessary to implement the requirement. These rules were drafted in consultation with a statewide advisory committee.
Chapter 74. Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning High School Graduation - Coming Soon
A student may opt-out of the financial aid application graduation requirement if:
- a parent or guardian submits a signed form;
- the student is 18 years of age or older and submits a signed form; or
- a school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the application for good cause.
We will plan to have information available in the fall to help guide you through this new requirement.
As always, please don't hesitate to come by or give us a call if we can be of assistance.
New Scholarship Opportunities
Colleges Offering Free Tuition Based on Family Income
Texas A&M-Commerce President's Promise Program for BRHS Students
Scholarships to Texas A&M-Commerce for BRISD Students
BRHS Academic Spotlight
Join Collin College and the community at an Open House for the new Farmersville Campus, Saturday, May 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Check out all of the resources available to Collin College students. Tour the campus. Learn more about the programs being offered.
Q. Have you seen the latest Farmersville Campus promotional video?
A. Click here for a quick glimpse of the educational opportunities and amenities awaiting students at the Farmersville Campus. Be sure your sound is on for the full experience.
Q. What can I take this summer?
A. The Farmersville Campus will offer dozens of course options this summer. Summer classes begin June 7. Registration is open now. See a schedule of classes here.