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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.

New!

ALL SENIORS must report to homeroom on Monday & Tuesday, September 25 & 26! 
ABC will be set up during lunch today, outside, from 11-12:30 pm with new Spirit Wear Apparel including long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, and lanyards! Don’t forget your Stadium Seat for the game, too!

Also, at the Homecoming game this Friday ABC will be giving away Rally Towels to all students in the student section and will be throwing out towels to the parent section at the start of the game!!

Get there early to get your Bruin Rally Towel! 

Tickets for this Friday’s Homecoming football game against Nolensville will be sold during lunch in the cafeteria on Friday, September 29th from 12:30-1:25 pm for $5. Get your tickets early to avoid waiting in line. Tickets at the game will be $7. 
Help out kids and senior citizens near you by joining Mission: Smile!  We will have the first information meeting on Wednesday September, 27 in the BHS Library at 2:50 pm.  As a member of the club, you’ll get a chance to go to hospitals and nursing homes and interact with those in need. *Community service hours may be included
Students who are interested in Indiana University’s Wells Scholarship need to turn in an interest form to guidance by September 21! 
Any students who may be interested in Vanderbilt’s undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Science, the Blair School of Music, the School of Engineering, or Peabody College (education and human development) should plan to meet with Mary Hettinger, Admissions Officer, on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 7:30-8:15 in the BHS Counseling Office Conference Room. If you have any questions, please see you school counselor.  
The Brentwood Lady Bruins were victorious over the Siegel Lady Stars yesterday 3-1
This brings the record to 23-3 (9-0 in district play) 
Both the Boys and Girls golf teams advance to the Region Championship which will be played next Monday, September 25th. Gigi Powers won the girls division in a play-off to take 1st place for BHS. Also, Brentwood is the only school in the District to have both teams advance. Congratulations and Go Low Bruins. 
Brentwood High School is proud to announce the following 16 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 1.5 million entrants in the National Merit Program. Students entered the competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Hannah Armistead

Sam Blanchet

Jackson Cho

Sam Dillard

Keaton Funderburk

Virginia Guerrero

Chandler Hart

Connor Hester

Ragan Huffman

Malia Hullfish

Matthew Ikard

Daniel Johnson

Zach Johnston

Joy Li

Sailesh Sitaram

Naba Wahid 

Attention Juniors and Seniors!

There will be a voter registration drive in the front lobby during 5th period lunch on Wednesday, September 27th.  If you turn 18 by November 6th of 2018, you are eligible to register.

Any of the following IDs may be used:

 Tennessee driver’s license with a photo

United States Passport

Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government 

Tennessee District National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) held its first preliminary Congressional Debate competition at Dickson County HS on September 16, 2017. Brentwood HS forensic team members won the following awards:

HOUSE 1—Andrew Dai—Superior Speaker (2nd place)

HOUSE 2—Huzyfa Fazili—Superior Speaker (2nd place)

NOVICE CHAMBER 2—Nelson Rose—Outstanding Speaker (1st place)
Michelle Qiu—Nominated for Outstanding Speaker
Sri Adabala—Presiding Officer

BHS Forensics will compete at the Portland HS Invitational tournament on September 30. 

Do you love to create? Calling all budding photographers, authors, artists, and poets. Literary Magazine is starting, and we need your help! Our first meeting is after school, September 20th, in Ms. Phillip’s room, A25 . We will have snacks and a great time!
The deadline to submit paperwork and payment for the 2017/2018 BHS Swim & Dive Team is THIS FRIDAY, September 22nd. If you need more info please email Mrs. Waddell at katiew1@wcs.edu 
BRENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL HOST:

“A Night with Predators Coach Peter Laviolette”

WHEN: Wednesday, 9/27
WHERE: BHS Main Gym at 6-8pm.
Tickets: $50 ticket includes Dinner and Silent Auction (includes new home and away jersey signed by your favorite player)

CHECKS made payable to BHS (Please write Laviolette Dinner on the memo line)

There are limited tickets available. Connect to the WCS Online Payment Portal (link opens in a new window) to purchase your tickets today. GO BRUINS!

The University of Kentucky hosted the 2017 Season Opener for NSDA Speech and Debate on September 9-11.  The Brentwood HS Public Forum Debate team of Collin Maldonado and Kaavya Thanigaivelan advanced to the final round in the JV Division.  They placed second, losing to a team from Potoma HS in Maryland.  Also competing from BHS in Varsity Division of Public Forum Debate was the team of Saahit Adabala and Elizabeth Qiao and the team Huzyfa Fazili and Sailesh Sitaram.

The Brentwood HS Public Forum Debate team .

Picture–from top left going clockwise:  Sailesh Sitaram, Huzyfa Fazili, Harriet Medlin, Saahit Adabala, Collin Maldonado, Kaavya Thanigaivelan, Elizabeth Qiao

For more information, contact Harriett Medlin at Harrietm@wcs.edu

For the first time, Brentwood High TV & Film students are finalists in two categories in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences national awards.  After winning the regional (TN, NC, AL) competition in April, the WBHS 9 Level 4 Newscast and a Public Service Announcement titled “Gun Safety” were nominated for the national competition. This is the second straight year WBHS 9 students have been nominated for Best Newscast in the nation.  For a full list of nominees and more information, see the attached news release.

Best Newscast:

WBHS 9 Dec. 16 Newscast, Brentwood High School

Rachel Ault, Morgan Yoder, Stephanie Steele, Reed Smith, Ryan Tyler, Katie Hart, Jack Burke, Matthew Willoughby

Best PSA:

Gun Safety, Brentwood High School (Nashville/Mid-South  Chapter)

JJ Blanton, Katie Hart, Morgan Yoder, Ryan Tyler, Christian Gilliam 

If you are interested in photography and enjoy taking photos? Join the Photography Club! The first meeting is Thursday, September 28th in Mrs. Urmy’s room A19 at 2:45 pm.  
Are you curious about the insides of a computer? Have you always wanted to know how to build one? Do you want learn how to code? Join The Bits & Bytes Club’s informational meeting in Mr. Kedigh’s room, C2, on Monday, September 25, at 2:50 pm.  
If you are interested in Marketing and Business, join DECA. All DECA dues must be paid by September 22 to receive a DECA t-shirt. There is an all day field trip open to all DECA members on October 31 at the Titan’s stadium, but you must join DECA in order to go. Details about field trip are forthcoming. Pay your $25 DECA dues online or give cash or check to Ms. Nease in C-7 or Ms. Bashore in room C-3.
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 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The semi-finalists represent less than 1% of each state’s high school seniors.

Andrew Dai

Vasudhasri Devarasetty

Muhammed Huzfya Fazili

Laura Guo

Brandon Huynh

Hayley Jordan

Jackson McNabb

Aditya Pillai

Ethan Shull

Deepak Sundaramoorthy

Coby Warkentin

Roger Yuan  

Once again, the BHS English Department and the Student Enrichment Committee are sponsoring Career Shadow Day for seniors. This day gives our seniors the opportunity to spend the day with an area businessperson. Students “shadow” this individual at his or her place of work to learn about careers that are available. This year’s Career Shadow Day will take place Wednesday, October 25, 2017 and students are required to stay a minimum of 4 hours with their mentors.

The Career Shadow Day Packet (PDF) includes an introductory letter to the mentor, permission form, instructions for the day, and evaluation forms.  The Career Shadow Day Permission Form (PDF) must be signed and turned in to a Senior English teacher by October 18, 2017

Attention Parents:  If you have a you have a job or business that a senior student could shadow, please fill out the Career Shadow Day Mentor Form (PDF) and return it to school as soon as possible.  Your student can hand the form in to their English teacher. 

Academic News

Attention Students!  Registration is now open for the 2017-18 Advanced Placement exams, which will take place May 7-18, 2018.  Registration ends Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  If you are taking an AP course, please take a moment to read the BHS AP Letter (PDF) and to complete the 2017-18 Advanced Placement Exams Registration Form (PDF).  

Athletic News

The mission of the Brentwood High School Athletic Bruins Club (ABC) is to improve BHS athletic facilities for the benefit of our student athletes, coaches and fans. We work to promote and enhance the athletic experience for our student athletes by working in collaboration with the school athletic department and individual sports.

For 2017-2018, we are asking BHS families to continue to support the efforts of the Athletics Bruins Club by becoming a member of ABC. We are offering (4) levels of membership -White, Blue, Gold and Ultra.  Please explore the ABC Goals (PDF), ABC Levels of Memberships (PDF), and ABC Application (PDF).

Just a reminder to pick up Papa Murphy’s Pizza each Thursday as 10% of the proceeds goes back to the Brentwood High Athletic Bruins Club to fund new equipment purchases. 

Club News

The BHS Forensic (Speech and Debate) Team will have an Orientation for prospective new members and their parents on Tuesday, August 22, at 7:00 PM in the BHS Library/Media Center. At the Orientation students and parents will learn more bout the BHS speech and debate program and will also learn about team membership requirements. Please look for more announcements after school starts. 
Andrew Brown placed 12th in U. S. Extemporaneous Speaking at the NSDA National Speech and Debate Tournament in Birmingham, June 17-24. Andrew started the week of competition on Monday with approximately 300 other contestants, and by Thursday there were only fourteen remaining. Andrew’s 12th place finish is the highest placement in a qualifying individual event by a BHS Forensic team member.

BRENTWOOD, TN, August 8, 2017 – Jackson McNabb of Brentwood High School was elected
President of the Mu Alpha Theta Student Delegate Assembly at the 47th Annual Mu Alpha
Theta National Convention in July in Buffalo, New York. Jackson was elected by the more than
670 members attending the convention. As president, Jackson will lead the meetings at the
national convention in the summer of 2018.

The Student Delegate Assembly discusses issues of concern to member schools attending the
convention, makes motions on issues they want discussed, and votes on pending issues of
interest. The assembly also hears recommendations for the Sister Scholastica Most Committed
Sponsor Award and selects the teacher who will receive the award.

Mu Alpha Theta is the national high school and two-year college mathematics honor
society. Founded in 1957, Mu Alpha Theta is dedicated to the promotion of scholarship in and
enjoyment of mathematics among high school and two-year college students. Mu Alpha Theta
currently has over 100,000 members worldwide. Mu Alpha Theta awards over $200,000 in merit
scholarships, grants, and awards to outstanding members annually. 

Counseling News

The BHS Counseling Department now has a Twitter account! To get the latest news regarding scholarships, testing, college deadlines, counseling events, etc. follow us @wcsBHSks.
The counselors made visits to all the senior English classes to inform students about what they need to be doing right now as they begin the college application process. Please see the Senior English Class Visit Presentation (PDF) to review what was discussed! 
Registration for the 2017 PSAT (PDF)will open on September 1.  The test will take place October 25, 2017.  Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible to take the PSAT.  Juniors will be considered for a National Merit Scholarship based on scores.  Please contact your guidance counselor with any questions.
We are excited to announce that the Board of Directors of Youth Leadership Franklin is currently accepting applications for its 2017-18 class.  YLF is an exciting and enriching opportunity that occurs one day a month from November until Graduation in April and is open to sophomore or junior applicants that reside in Williamson County.  The application deadline is October 6, 2017, at 4 p.m., and applications must be received by mail or hand-delivery to 1320 W. Main Street, Suite 125, Franklin, TN  37064 by that date.  We do not accept electronic filing.  Information about the program and the application may be found on the YLF website (link opens in a new window)
The Tennessee Governor’s Schools (link opens in a new window) provide eleven challenging and high-intensity programs for rising 11th and 12th grade students nominated by high school faculty. Students interested in participating in a Governor’s Schools program should go to the Tennessee Governor’s Schools (link opens in a new window) website and fill out the appropriate sections and bring the application(s) to their high school school counselor. Please submit the teacher recommendation portion to the appropriate teacher and ask them to return it to your school counselor when completed. Applications for the 2018 Tennessee Governor’s Schools will be available on from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1, 2017.

You MUST submit every section of the application to your school counselor by Monday, November 27th. 

Fine Art News

Yearbook News

Would you like to advertise your business in the Mark of the Bruin Yearbook 2018? It’s a great way to reach over 1000 Brentwood families! Business Ads are for sale now! If you are interested, please email Kate Urmy: katharine.urmy@wcs.edu 
Senior Parents! Purchase your child’s Senior AD (PDF) for the yearbook today!
Lifetouch will be at BHS on the following dates to take school pictures. Students will go to the gym lobby, during their study hall, to have their picture taken. If students do not have study hall, they will go during their lunch period. School appropriate dress code must be worn for all pictures.

9/28 – fall underclass original picture day

10/23 – fall underclass retake day

11/1 – senior clean up
(If seniors have not had their tux/drape photo taken at Prestige, this is their last chance to have their senior picture taken for the yearbook. Boys should bring a white t-shirt and girls should bring a black tank top (tux and drapes will be provided).

Please email any questions to Kate Urmy:
katharine.urmy@wcs.edu 

BHS Yearbooks are for SALE! Order yours NOW! Last year, our yearbook won a National award: Most School Spirited Yearbook in the USA, and we completely sold out! To order, connect to the Yearbook Order Center (link opens in a new window) and enter the BHS order code, 12712.  Please email questions to Kate Urmy.   

Other School News

In an effort to bring awareness and safety for teen driving due to the rash of deaths of teen drivers this past year around Williamson County, Williamson County High Schools will be requiring all new student drivers and their parents to take part in a driver safety seminar, Checkpoints, in order for those students to obtain a parking pass and to drive to school. These safety seminars will be about an hour in length, and are designed to show statistics and facilitate conversations of safety between the parents and their teen driver. At the end of the session, parents will form a driving contract with their own student driver(s). All students in their first year of a license will be required to take the course even if they drive now. Students who have been driving for a year or more will not have to take the course in order to obtain the parking pass.

Session dates:

  • September 26, 2017
  • October 9, 2017
  • October 21, 2017
  • October 24, 2017

There will also be sessions TBA throughout the year.

Please sign up with the BHS CheckPoints registration system (link opens in a new window).

All training sessions will be at Brentwood HS. If you have questions, please contact the BHS School Office at 615-472-4220. 

Individual bus stops for the 2017-18 school year are now available on the Williamson County Schools website.  Find out more in the InFocus “2017-18 Bus Stops Now Online” article.  
Parents will have to register for a new account using WCS Meal Payments in order to pay for their child’s school meals online this year.  Find out more in the InFocus News story, WCS Food Services Changes Online Meal Payment Vendor.
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In order for BHS to maintain a safe learning environment that minimizes distractions, the minimum standards for acceptable clothing during the school day can be found on the WCS School Dress Code Board Policy
BHS parents and students, please take the time to read through the Brentwood High School Policies and Procedures for 2017-18 (PDF).  After reading the policies and procedures, students should return the acknowledgement form (PDF) (the last page) to their homeroom teacher. 
All vehicles parked in the sophomore lot, the back parking lot beside the stadium, must be removed each day by 3:10 PM to clear the area for marching band practice. There is a WIDE YELLOW LINE painted all the way across the lot just past the entry. No vehicles can be parked on the stadium side of that line after 3:10 PM

Vehicles that are parked in this area after school or evenings during band practice are subject to be towed. 

The City of Brentwood Library is offering Free SAT and ACT Practice Exams (PDF).  The exams simulate the “real” test and students will receive a score to better help them study for the SAT and ACT.  Please visit the Brentwood Library (link opens in new window) site for more information. 
Raise your ACT score on the October 28nd test date!  Ms. Hevel will be hosting an ACT After School Prep Class from September 25th – October 26th.  The class meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school in Room A26 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.  Students should plan on attending all three sessions each week! Registration forms on the door at A-26. Topics to be covered include the following:

  • Test Strategies
  • Emphasis on Reading
  • Extensive Practice in all Four Subject Tests
  • Full Practice Tests

To register for this class complete the registration form and submit payment, $125, to Ms. Hevel by Tuesday, September 12, 2017. There will only be 30 spaces available – first come, first served! NO registration forms will be taken after Tuesday, September 12. (Ms. “H” needs to order materials.)

Greetings BHS Student Drivers. Overall most students have completed the Checkpoints driving course and purchased their parking pass for this year. Remember, student drivers are required to register your vehicle and display a valid parking pass on your rear view mirror while parked on BHS campus at all times. 
Students, are you looking for after school work but not interested in late hours or working weekends? We are currently recruiting students to work in the after school programs at area elementary schools each afternoon until 6 pm. Workers are paid between $7.60-8.14 an hour to work the front desk during SACC programming, work with students, help with homework club, etc. This is a great way to build a resume, make some extra money, and help out a neighboring elementary school. Jobs are available for students wanting to work every day after school and those interested in working just three days a week. In addition, students who are wanting service hours are also invited to be a part of the SACC program.  For more information or to apply, please email David Harries in the WCS Recruiting Office at david.harries@wcs.edu.

The SACC program is also looking for after school teacher assistants who would be interested in working a few hours each week. Current teacher assistants interested in additional hours after school should also contact David Harries in the WCS Recruiting Office at david.harries@wcs.edu