Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Week of Dec 3 (2.6)


  • Late Start Friday November 30th
    • Campus Level
      • HS - Writing Expectations
      • MS - Interdisciplinary Collaboration
      • ES - Guided Learning Pt. 2


  • Sat, Dec 1 - BR Christmas Parade
  • Late Start Friday December 7th
  • Thurs, Dec 6 - MS UIL Speaking Events
  • Fri, Dec 7 - ES UIL Speaking Events
  • Thurs, Dec 13 - MS UIL Meet
  • Fri, Dec 14 - ES UIL Meet
  • FA3 Window - December 13th - December 19th
  • Thurs, Dec 20 - Staff Workday
  • Mon, Jan 7 - Staff Development Day
  • Tues, Jan 8 - Staff Development Day
  • Wed, Jan 9 - Spring Semester Begins


December 3rd - December 7th is EOC retests at the high school.  Please see your campus administrator for adjustments to the schedule on those dates.

FA3 was due in DMAC November 30th.  DO NOT print your test until it has been approved by campus administration.  Remember that Ms. Stiney will print answer documents for you.  Here is a list of subjects administering FA3.  Non-STAAR FA3 may be administered after we return from Christmas Break.  Please see your campus administrator for specifics.


Check out this cool tip for quickly creating new docs, sheets, and slides. Instead of going to drive and clicking your way to a new file. Simply type any of the following shortcuts into the address bar and hit enter. It will open up a new document for you to begin working on which helps save you time!


Shoutout to our district librarian Dena Hamilton for all of her work hosting the MS/HS Book Fair. It was a huge success and she will be adding over $800 in new books to the library. Thank you for all of your hard work Mrs. Hamilton! 


15 Days of Christmas
We appreciate each one of you so much that we have dedicated every school day in December to you.
Here are the next week's gifts to you in the 15 Days of Christmas
  • The 1st Gift of Christmas was given to you on November 16 by our board members.
  • The 2nd Gift of Christmas is a December of Denim. You can wear your jeans all month long.
  • The 3rd Gift of Christmas is "Muffin" to do but appreciate you day.
  • The 4th Gift of Christmas is "The Roll You Play" Day
  • The 5th Gift of Christmas is "Knot Twist" Day
  • The 6th Gift of Christmas is "You're Extra Special" Day and we invite you to donate a toy at
admin during the toy drive from December 3-10.



As we get closer to Christmas, anticipation rises for many students while anxiety increases in others. Students with anxiety are concerned if they will get anything for Christmas, and families will struggle with lack of food while we are off for more than 2 weeks.  During this time, I encourage you to join me in supporting the Angel Tree and contributing to the Food Pantry.   Both of these initiatives do a lot of good to help kids and families in our community.

I'm reading - Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards

Upcoming Events

  • Thu - Sat, 11/29 - 12/1 - BBB at Farmersville Tournament
  • Thu - Sat, 11/29 - 12/1 - GBB at Valley View Tournament
  • Sat, Dec 1 - BR Christmas Parade
  • Mon, Dec 3 - EOC English I Retest
  • Mon, Dec 3 - JH Boys BB vs Whitewright
  • Mon, Dec 3 - JH Girls BB at Whitewright
  • Tue, Dec 4 - EOC Algebra 1 Retest
  • Tue, Dec 4 - HS Boys & Girls BB at Farmersville
  • Wed, Dec 5 - EOC English II Retest
  • Thu, Dec 6 - EOC Biology Retest
  • Thu, Dec 6 - UIL Speaking Events for MS at  Bonham
  • Fri, Dec 7 - EOC U.S. History Retest
  • Fri, Dec 7 - UIL Speaking Events for ES at Bells
  • Dec 6 - 8 - Blue Ridge Basketball Tournament Boys & Girls
  • Mon, Dec 10 - BRHS Band Christmas Concert
  • Tue, Dec 11 - HS Boys BB vs Whitesboro
  • Tue, Dec 11 - HS Girls BB at Van Alstyne
  • Thu, Dec 13 - MS UIL Academics Paper Events at Van Alstyne
  • Thu, Dec 13 - BRMS Choir Christmas Concert
  • Fri, Dec 14 - ES UIL Academic Paper Events at Leonard
  • Fri, Dec 14 - HS Girls vs Howe
  • Fri, Dec 14 - HS Boys at Lone Oak
  • Sat, Dec 15 - MS One Act Play at Princeton
  • Sat, Dec 15 - Winter Sports Meet the Tiger at 7 pm
  • Mon, Dec 17 - JH Boys BB at Bells
  • Mon, Dec 17 - JH Girls BB at Howe
  • Mon, Dec 17 - BRISD Board Meeting at 7 p.m.
  • Tue, Dec 18 - Girls & Boys BB at Leonard
  • Tue, Dec 18 - Long Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Dec 19 - Last Day of 2nd 9 Weeks
  • Thu, Dec 20 - Staff Work Day (Holiday for Students)
  • Fri, Dec 21 - Christmas Break begins
  • Fri, Dec 21 - Boys & Girls BB vs Bonham
  • Mon & Tue, 1/7-1/8 - Staff Development Day
  • Wed, Jan 9 - Students Return for 3rd 9 Weeks