Friday, May 20, 2016

Week of May 23

Week at a Glance
Congratulations to BRISD Board Members
who were sworn in to office this week.
From left:  Seth McGinnis, Joe Harvey,
Brad Duncan, Mike McCreary

Mon, May 23
  • PTO Lunch at BRHS Break Room
  • BRES Open House from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Tue, May 24 - BRHS Academic Awards
Wed, May 25 - BRMS Field Day
Thu, May 26
  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 7 a.m.
  • Freshman Orientation at 6 p.m.
Fri, May 27  Last Day of School
  • Sr Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
  • 5th grade awards and Final Walk at 9 a.m.
Sat, 5/28 - Graduation at 11 a.m. at BRHS Gym
Mon, 5/30 Memorial Day (Staff Holiday)
Tue, 5/31 - Staff Development Kagan Training

Congratulations to BRHS Beta Club

To honor the dedication and commitment to academic excellence, Blue Ridge High School has been named a 2015 – 2016 National Beta School of Merit. The BETA club received this prestigious honor as their Beta Chapter includes all eligible grade levels on their school’s campus.
This week, we received a congratulatory letter and a National Beta School of Merit window decal to proudly display as a symbol of our school’s accomplishment. In addition, a list of National Beta School of Merit recipients will be publicized at the 2016 National Beta Convention.
BRHS BETA sponsor is Gayla Brummett.

Blue Ridge Alumni Scholarship Open

Are you a Blue Ridge Alumni or do you know a Blue Ridge alumni who attends Texas A&M
BRMS 6th and 8th graders left on their 3-day trips today.
BRMS goes above and beyond to give our kids
experiences beyond the classroom.
University-Commerce and would like to apply for a scholarship.  Blue Ridge High School is taking applications right now for the Blue Ridge Alumni Scholarship which is a 1 year scholarship that is renewable by application.  Requirements for the scholarship include the following:

  •  Graduate of Blue Ridge HS (any year)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 3 letters of reference
  • Applicant must write a 500 word essay,
For more information, please contact Angela Doan, BRHS Counselor at 972-752-5554 ext. 735 or email her at

BRISD Approves Chromebook Purchase & Sale of iPads
The BRISD School Board approved purchasing 215 Chromebooks using state funds, and the Chromebooks will be placed on all campuses.  More information about the use of Chromebooks will be forthcoming.

The district will be selling its iPads to the community from May 24 to June 20.  

Here is a link to show the prices of the iPads and laptops.

If you would like to purchase an iPad or laptop in advance, please contact Amy Hopkins.  Contact information is in the link above.

Mr. Wink interviews with BRHS AV Production Class

Check out my first interview as Blue Ridge superintendent with the AV production class. Thank you to Kourtney Wheeler who conducted the interview.

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