News & Events

The BHS News and Events page provides important announcements related to Academics, Athletics, Clubs, Counseling, Fine Arts, Yearbook and other newsworthy events.  All new announcements are listed near the top of the page.


Since Governor Lee extended the State of Emergency order through August 29, 2020, there has been an update on Graduation and Baccalaureate.

Graduation – Since graduation plans are set to follow the orders already in place for large venues, our graduation plans are currently set to move forward as scheduled. Please note that guests will wear masks, have a temperature check prior to entry, and families will be seated 6′ away from each other as we limit seating to 50% of the venue capacity. More specific information will hopefully be coming soon.

Baccalaureate – The 2020 Baccalaureate will be cancelled this year. Brentwood United Methodist and Brentwood Baptist have decided that they are not able to host us due to Covid 19. Thanks for being patient in this matter.

Please stay safe, wear masks, and continue to practice social distancing so we can have our graduation ceremony on July 18, 2020 and return to school on August 7, 2020.

Brentwood High School will offer an Art Camp for two weeks this summer.  Please view the Art Camp flyer for dates and costs.  Please register and pay on the PTO 2020 BHS Youth Summer Camps page.  All CDC COVID protocol will be followed and each session will be capped at 20 kids. Contact Heather McHugh with any questions.

It was a great night for the Bruins at this year’s WILLCOs! We brought home 6 category winners (the most in WCS). They are:

  • Girls Basketball – Amelia Osgood
  • Girls Bowling – Molly Austin
  • Boys Cross Country – Kevin Vanderkolk
  • Girls Soccer – Kate Devine
  • Volleyball – Shaye Eggleston
  • Boys Wrestling – Skylar Coffey

Go Bruins!

Baseball tryouts will be July 14-16, 2020.  Anyone trying out must have a current physical on file. Please contact Coach Bill Moore for more information.

The BHS English Department is happy to share with students the 2020 Summer Reading list. Parents and students, please explore this list for insights and ideas for your summer reading. AP Language and AP Literature assignments are also included.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brentwood High School will be hosting the Checkpoints program online. This is the approved driver safety program for Williamson County Board of Education policy 6.311 that students must complete before obtaining a parking pass. For student and parent participation, we will use the Zoom meeting platform which students have access through their ClassLink accounts. Please sign up for a Checkpoints class with the BHS Checkpoints Registration form. You must be signed in to a WCS Google Account in order to access this registration form, example:  Dates for participation are included on the form.  Class sizes will be limited and will be first come first serve.

During the course, students and parents will complete the Parent-Teen Driving Agreement (PTDA) (must be signed in to a WCS Google Account to access) that is designed to facilitate driving expectations for a student’s first year of driving. This agreement will need to be printed out before the class, so participants can begin filling in the first checkpoint. In addition to the PTDA, during the meeting, students will be given access to a Google Form to complete for attendance. This allows student services, at the school, to verify participation before purchasing a parking pass. For families from other schools, there is a section on the form to choose your school and the attendance office can contact BHS for that record.

When you enter the Zoom meeting, your child should use their first and last name to identify themselves. There will be multiple Zoom meeting dates during the summer to ensure everyone an opportunity to complete a Checkpoints class.

If you have any further questions, please email Doug Murray.

The next phase of construction at Brentwood High will begin Monday, June 8. The construction will take place at the front entrance to the building. Beginning Monday, the front entrance will be blocked as it becomes the construction site. Therefore, we will be using the East side of the building as the new visitor entrance. Please remember our new visitor guidelines, please see below, if you are planning a visit to campus this summer. Thank you.

As we prepare for our summer on campus building, limited-capacity, openings June 1, we are sharing what parents/students/visitors can expect in as many ways as possible. Please see the InFocus “On-Campus Guidelines for School Visitors” story for more information.

Anyone interesting in running cross country in the fall please email Melissa Gerlach.

Tryouts for the Bruinettes will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020.   Tryouts have been altered this year to accommodate social distancing guidelines to ensure the safety and healthy of the applicants and coaches. Any dancer interested in trying out for the team should visit the Brentwood High School Buinettes Google Site. Information about the team can be found on the site, as well as information about tryouts. There is a Google Form that will serve as the tryout application this year also located on the Google Site.

Note: You must be signed into your WCS account to access the Google Site and Google Form.

All applications are due by Friday, May 29, 2020. If you have any questions about the team or tryouts or have trouble accessing any of the information, please email Coach Lynzey Howell.

Brentwood High School’s girls soccer team will be holding tryouts Monday, July 6 – Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  Anyone trying out must have a current physical on file. Please contact Coach Maggie McLaughlin for more information.

BHS Cheer tryouts for the 2020-21 school year will take place June 4-5, 2020. Tryouts will be modified to follow social distancing guidelines. All tryout cheers and dances will be released via video on June 1, 2020 through a Google Site to be learned at home. On June 4, athletes will have a scheduled time to run through tryout material with coach feedback in small groups in the BHS gym. On June 5, athletes will have a scheduled tryout time. Any rising 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grader interested in trying out should access the BHS Cheerleading website. Note: You must be logged into your WCS myplace google account for access to the website.

We will offer two parent Zoom informational meetings on May 13, 2020 to discuss the BHS Cheer program and answer any questions about tryouts this year.  You should have recieved an email with the Zoom meeting information.  If you did not, or if you have any questions, please contact Coach Mandy Bicsak or Coach Rachel Lytle.

Congratulations to the Brentwood High School 2020 Academic Award recipients!

A message to the recipients from Mr. Keidel:

It is my absolute pleasure and honor to congratulate you on your outstanding academic achievement. This is an extraordinary honor and it speaks highly of your academic aptitude and attainment. You will be rewarded throughout life for the extra effort you have put forth to achieve such academic excellence during your high school years.

Please extend my congratulations to your parents, as well. High achievement is usually the result of many positive factors – initiative, ability, parental influence, and school environment. I firmly believe that the guidance and encouragement of parents is vitally important in promoting academic excellence.

I want you to know that even though we could not honor you in person this year, your teachers and the administration are extremely proud of your accomplishments. We wish you the best of luck in continuing your academic successes.

Kevin Keidel, Principal

For more information from Williamson County Schools regarding COVID-19, please visit the district Coronavirus page.  This page contains links to CDC and state sites, as well as information on food and FAQs (in English and Spanish). There are also links to the Facebook live videos.

WBHS Channel 9 Exclusive Interview!

Country music superstar and Brentwood resident Dolly Parton and her manager are building a state-of-the-art movie sound stage in LaVergne. WBHS 9 senior interns Alex Wells, Jack Wilson and Audrey Green sat down with Dolly to talk about the multi-million dollar project in an exclusive interview.

Academic News

Brentwood High School is proud to announce the following students as National Merit Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The 16,000 semi-finalists were selected from the more than 1.5 million entrants in the National Merit Program. Students entered the competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The semi-finalists represent less than 1% of each state’s high school seniors.

Celebrating our National Merit Semifinalist

John Bailey

Ginger Buck

Michael Dillender

Sarah Grace Fisher

Avery Fowler

Christina Jin

Sydney Johns

Luke Lattin

Sarah Memon

Mithul Nallaka

Pardhav Polavarapu

Molly Robinette

Madison Saxton

Jeffrey ( JB ) Seiters

Thomas Stewart

Hannah Uebele

Brentwood High School is proud to announce the following students as National Merit Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. In addition to the 16,000 semi-finalists, 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.6 million entrants in the National Mer

it Program. Students entered the competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Brentwood High School is proud to announce 25 students as National Merit Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Hannah Bachrach

Anabelle Blanchet

David Brantley

Brenden Burke

Andrew Byers

Carter Cabbage

Michael Finch

Catherine Forbes

Oliver Galaska

Macaulay Gould

Rohan Gupta

Daniel Hur

Jordan Hurt

Lauren Hurt

Avery Johns

Elisabeth Laviolette

Olivia Moody

Olivia Olmstead

Avinash Patri

Ravikiran Ramjee

Parth Sharma

Lindsey Skold

Jaren Spitters

Sarah Triplett

Jonah Williams

Athletic News

Join Brentwood’s Athletic Bruins Club today as your way of supporting our growing athletic program here at BHS. This parent booster club provides additional needed funds to every sport on campus as we strive to improve our facilities each year.

Adult, Student and Family passes are to be purchased this year at the Brentwood Bruins Go Fan site.  Our athletic passes are mobile only this year. Once you have purchased your athletic passes, you will download the GoFan App to your phone in order to access your pass.

  • Adult passes are $75
  • Student passes are $50

If your student is an athlete they get access to a pass through GoFan after their $100 athletic fee has been paid.  Family passes are $300 for 2 adults and 3 to 5 children.  View the Brentwood Bruins All Sports Pass flier for more information.  Please email Melissa Gerlach with any questions.

If your student is on the baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball or wrestling team, they must pay a $100 athletic fee at the Brentwood Bruins Go Fan site. Once their athletic fee has been paid they will be able to access their student athletic pass by downloading the GoFan app to their phone. All passes are mobile this year. The athletic fee is paid for through the GoFan website this year. If you have any questions, email Melissa Gerlach.

Shop the Athletic Booster Club’s online store for all of your favorite Bruin Merchandise.  Visit the ABC Bruins Store for all your spirit merchandise needs.  Delivery will be made to Student Services office.

Congratulations to all our student athletes that signed their letter of intent to continue their athletic career at the collegiate level.

Congratulations to our student athletes.

  • Sofia Sperduto–Rowing–Indiana University
  • Lauren Hurt–Swimming–Rice University
  • Kate Devine–Soccer–Vanderbilt
  • Morgan Greene-Soccer–Samford
  • Ellen Scott–Soccer–Miami of Ohio University
  • Matthew Batts–Baseball–Lee University
  • Will Laughlin–Baseball–Maryville
  • Jack Rando–Baseball-Belmont
  • Skylar Coffey–Track and Field–University of Tennessee
  • Grace Gamboa–Track/Field–Samford
  • Meg Wilson–Track/Field–Miami of Ohio University
  • Piper Drazek–Volleyball–West Point
  • Delaney Trushel–Basketball–USC Aiken
  • Emily Trushel–Basketball–USC Aiken
  • Elisabeth Laviolette–Softball–Boston College

Congratulations to all our student athletes that signed their letter of intent to continue their athletic career at the collegiate level.

  • Beth Donnelly–Furman University–XC and Track 

  • Grant Thompson–Emory-XC and Track

  • Jordan Hurt-Colgate University–Swimming

  • Coleman Hargis-University of Montevallo–Lax

  • Raegan Beightol–Alabama–Rowing

  • Michael Finch-Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)–Baseball 

  • Byrce Bergholtz-Missouri Western–Football 

  • Xiere Howard–UT Martin–Football 

  • Garner Jones–Valparaiso-Football 

  • Austin Spradlin–Butler—Football 

  • Jett Kinder–Oregon–Track and Field 

Counseling News

College representatives will be visiting our school throughout the year during the lunch period. Check out the College Career Planning page and click “College Visits to BHS” on the left to view a listing of visit dates.

If you feel that you are a candidate for Valedictorian or Salutatorian for the class of 2020, you must review the qualifications and complete the application May 1, 2020.

Fine Arts News

Do you like to Dance and are you looking to perform? The BHS Color Guard is a group within the marching band program that provides the visual aspects of the marching band shows. The Color Guard is an active member of the football spirit team and performs with all marching band events. If you are looking for a great way to get involved in one of the largest extra-curricular activities at BHS and make new friends, this may be for you.  Please explore the BHS Color Guard Flyer for more information as well as a quick participation survey for those interested.

Please congratulate the following students on making the all-state honor choir.

  • Alex Cook
  • Caroline Conte 
  • Vivi Hirst
  • Ella Saliba
  • Caleb Oakley
  • Michelle Qiu
  • Macey Wade

 Mid State Honor Choir

  • Banks Murdock
  • Catherine Tamayo
  • Camille Woods
  • Sienna Shepherd 
  • Adele Smith
  • Sydney Lloyd 

Yearbook News

Brentwood High School 2020 Yearbooks are on sale now. Order your copy today.  Visit the Yearbook Order Center website and search by school name to reserve your copy.

Other School News

Congratulations to Brentwood High Art teacher, Heather McHugh, who was recently recognized as the Tennessee Art Education Association’s Secondary Teacher of the Year!