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.
Badges will be made on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM in the Brentwood Middle School library. If you plan to have your badge made, please email your legal name to Katherine Dooley-Smith by Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at noon. You will have your picture made at your appointment. Please no hats. If you would like a badge and cannot attend the scheduled time, you may also email Katherine Dooley-Smith to schedule an appointment. Please note! Badges will be made at Brentwood Middle school.
Parents, please consider supporting a long standing Brentwood High School holiday tradition by providing a “Thank You” pie to each of our 160 dedicated teachers and outstanding support staff during the holiday season. In years past, we have always asked for the parents to make a homemade pie. In an effort to simplify your December, we would like you to sponsor pies with a $20.00 per pie donation. The PTO hospitality committee will purchase and deliver all the pies. Your $20.00 donation can be paid online on the BHS PTO Website or you can mail or deliver a check payable to BHS PTO to Brentwood High School C/O Bernadette Glasgow – PTO Hospitality Committee. Thank you in advance for your participation!
The next BHS Checkpoints Driving Program will be November 13, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the BHS Library Computer Lab. Don’t forget that the student and a parent/guardian must attend.
The Checkpoints Program provides parents brief instruction and structure to help them use effective parenting techniques to establish driving rules, consequences for non-compliance, and jointly reach a parent-teen agreement with their teens. This program is designed for all teens who are about to drive independently or who have begun driving independently. The completion of the program should coincide with anticipated independent driving dates as closely as possible. For most students, this will be age 16. The Checkpoints Program is required for students who have had their license less than a year, according to issue date on driver licenses, and wish to receive a parking permit.
Students, if you did not receive a student ID and you did have your picture taken, please stop by the library to get on the list for a reprint. The last day to get your name on the list is Monday, November 12, 2018.
All teachers have been given an updated list of students who have not registered for a specific AP exam and/or not paid for that exam. There is also a list posted outside Dr. Calton’s office. Failure to either register or pay by November 15, 2018 results in a substantial late fee of $40 per exam (charged by CollegeBoard).
Please get with your AP teachers to register for exams. To pay for exams, please complete the AP Exam Payment Form and submit it along with your payment to the main office collection box as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please see Dr. John Calton.
What: Teen Suicide Prevention & Awareness Program
When: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Where: BHS in the BPAC
Presented by the BHS Counseling Department
Special Guest Speaker: William Cuthbertson, BHS Alum, Class of 2016
There is a “Silent Epidemic” sweeping through our nation that claims 100+ young lives each week. It knows no social, racial or economic barriers. This “Silent Epidemic” is youth suicide. The causes are as numerous as the number of tragedies themselves. The majority of our young people will never attempt suicide. However, the loss of over 100 young people per week requires us to actively work toward learning strategies to save young lives. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth, ages 10-24. Four out of five suicide victims gave “clear warning signs” before the attempt.
William will be presenting to you his personal experiences with suicide, useful information about at-risk populations, how to recognize behavioral and verbal cues of suicidal intentions, and how to have hard conversations about suicide with your children, friends, or others. He will also be teaching the life-saving suicide intervention method called “QPR”.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. For more information please visit the QPR Institute.
Brentwood High School, 5304 Murray Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027, will be hosting William in the BPAC on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM. This event will be geared towards parents of children in High School or Middle School, but is open to anyone who would like to attend. For planning purposes, please RSVP to the Teen Suicide Prevention & Awareness Program. Reservations are not binding or necessary to attend but helpful to know how much materials are needed.
William Cuthbertson graduated from Brentwood High School in 2016 and is currently attending Georgia Institute of Technology studying Electrical Engineering and Industrial Design. William lost his best friend to suicide in 2016. He has experienced personal struggles since then, and he has intervened on behalf of some of his friends at Georgia Tech. Therefore, suicide prevention is a personal mission and conviction for William, and he hopes to share what he’s learned with members of our community.
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 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The semi-finalists represent less than 1% of each state’s high school seniors.
Football tickets are now available for purchase through the GoFan Site. Purchase tickets online and avoid waiting in the line. *There is a small surcharge for online tickets.*
You can purchase all the newest BHS clothing and accessories at the ABC Store today. All proceeds go to benefit BHS athletic programs.
Join Brentwood’s Athletic Bruins Club (ABC) 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. Memberships can be purchased at the ABC Store.
The first Tuesday of every month is Bruin Tuesday at Corner Pub on Old Hickory – 10% of all proceeds from the entire day of sales go directly towards Brentwood High School athletic programs. That means morning, noon or evening visits or to go orders will benefit BHS.
- November 6, 2018
- December 4, 2018
Westshore Pizza is our newest restaurant sponsor! They will be donating 10% of all proceeds from the day’s sales to Brentwood High School. They have an extensive menu with pizzas, wings, sandwiches and burgers as well as delivery service. Visit the restaurant every 2nd Monday of the month!
- November 12, 2018
- December 10th, 2018
On the 3rd Wednesday of every month at BurgerFi, 10% of all all burger and milkshake sales proceeds will go to BHS Athletics. Burger Fi is a great hang out after school or for family dinner. Mark these dates:
- November 21, 2018
- December 19, 2018
There is a mandatory Model UN meeting on November 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the BHS library. See Ms.Wade if you have any concerns in Room a-7.
For transcript requests, please visit the College and Career Planing page for specific instructions.
Attention Sophomores and Juniors! The TN Governor’s School applications are now available. Visit TN Department of Education for more details and applications. The Arts application is due to your counselor no later than November 2nd and all other applications are due to your counselor by November 16th. Students are responsible for delivering the teacher recommendations to their teachers and the student and counselor sections to their counselor. Teachers will deliver their recommendations to the appropriate counselor. A completed application includes all pages of the application and teacher recommendations. All completed applications are mailed at the same time. Please see your counselor if you have questions.
Students that need to start credit recovery need to see Mrs. Eggleston in the school counseling office. Credit recovery will be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM depending on signups. Once signed up, you will report to B-18 to work. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Eggleston or your school counselor.
Fine Arts News
A first for Brentwood High School’s TV & Film Department. Students in the program are nominated for five National NATAS Awards. That is the most national nominations for BHS in a single year, and ties a Seattle high school for the most this year. Please see the attached PDF for more information on NATAS and all of the nominees.
Here are the categories, nominees and the names of their projects:
General Assignment – Light News
Ashley Gracia & Madison Hebert
“Alex Darjean: World War II Veteran”
Public Service Announcement
Garrett Linney, Matthew King & Nicholas Walter
“I Pledge Addiction”
Public Affairs/Community Service
Billy Mahaffey & Max Volpintesta
“I am extremely proud of these students, many of whom are now studying some form of broadcasting or communications in college,” said BHS TV & Film instructor Ronnie Adcock. “We’ve had three nominations over the past two years, but nothing like this. I’m only disappointed that our newscast and music video aren’t finalists as well.”
WBHS 9 students won 23 statewide awards in 2018, including seven Mid-South Regional NATAS Student Production Awards. They also placed first in an opioid addiction PSA contest sponsored by WTVF NewsChannel 5.
Other School News
Attention Students! For safety and security reasons, you must report inside of the building upon arriving to BHS each morning. In addition, after school, students shall not loiter in the parking lots for any reason. In the event students are in the building, after school, they shall be participating in a supervised activity.
Travel across Europe and earn High School Credit! Join Ms. Heather McHugh as we spend 13 days traveling across England, France and Spain- walking the footsteps of major events in history and visiting landmark historical sites and museums! All travel, lodging, entrance fees, 2 meals a day and e-learning center included! For more info email Heather McHugh: or sign up on line at Educational Tours: England, France, & Spain. To learn more about receiving High School credit and e-learning information, please visit Educational Tours Help Center: Educational Impact.