Heron Happenings – Oct. 26-31

The week started off rough with the passing of our Probate Judge and wonderful Brantley County resident, Mrs. Karen Batten. Please keep her family in your prayers.

APPLY TO COLLEGE WEEK IS THIS WEEK! MANY SCHOOLS HAVE WAIVED THE APPLICATION FEES!

Our softball team dropped two games to Morgan County and were eliminated from the state playoffs.

Our football team had a rough night against Pierce but we are looking forward to a tough fought match in Long County on Friday night.

Basketball tryouts start Monday and wrestling will not be far behind.

Our classes are going strong and the students are working hard. Please make sure that your child stays on top of their grades. If there are issues please contact your students teacher to set up a meeting. This has certainly been a crazy school year, but we are proud of the gains that our students have made!

I strongly encourage every child to get involved in a club or athletic group.

Please encourage your children to follow the rules and be leaders in the school. They have an opportunity to be named PBIS student of the week.

This week at BCHS:

Monday:

Tuesday: FFA competition (virtual)

Wednesday: Cross County region meet at Jeff Davis – 9:00 AM

Thursday: FFA competition (virtual)

BCHS Drive-through Trick or Treat – 5:30- 6:15

Friday: Football at Long County – 7:30 PM

Saturday:

Heron Happenings – Oct. 19-25

We had a great career day! The students did a multiple of activities to better prepare them for their future careers.

Sophomores – if you want to sign up to take the PSAT, please make sure to sign up via the email that Mrs. Kathy Chesser sent out. We will give it in January.

Report cards went home on Friday!

We have a busy week in sports at BCHS – softball playoffs, Pierce at home in football, and cross country close to finalizing the regular season. Our winter sports will get going in the next few weeks!

Our FFA is currently in Perry at the annual hog show (usually at the state fair).

Sunday, Oct. 18th – Mr. Blake Johns birthday!

This week at BCHS:

Monday: Mr. Frank Bullard’s birthday

Mrs. Carol Thompson’s birthday

Board meeting – 7:00 PM

Tuesday: Softball playoffs at Morgan County

Wednesday: Softball playoffs at Morgan County (game 3, if needed)

Coach Alex Mathis’s birthday

Officer Wyatt Blount’s birthday

Herff Jones Senior Order Day #1

Thursday: JV football at Clinch

Friday: Varsity football host Pierce – 7:30

Possible second round for softball

Heron Happenings – Oct. 12-17

We have finished up our midterms this week. We will be giving out report cards to students on Friday, Oct. 16. If you student is not making positive progress in their class their teacher should have already reached out to you.

Our athletic teams had a busy week! The cross country boys finished 2nd on Wednesday and the girls finished 3rd! They will have regions in the next few weeks!

Our softball girls finished 3rd in grueling region tournament. They will start the playoffs next week.

Our JV football team beat Jeff Davis on Thursday.

Our Varsity football team fell to a really good Cook County team 40-23.

We will have career day on October 14. Our Seniors will have a virtual learning day. Their assignment must be complete by 3:00 PM – it will be for a grade.

This week at BCHS:

Sunday (Oct 11) – Mr. Richard Gills birthday

Monday: No School

Tuesday; No School

Softball at home 5:00 and 7:00 against Pierce.

Wednesday: Career Day

Thursday: Cross County in Jesup – 4:30

JV football at home Bacon County – 5:00

FFA Hog Show in Perry

Friday: Report Cards will go home

FFA Hog Show in Perry

Varsity Football – OFF

Heron Happenings – Oct. 5- 13

Midterms are upon us!

Some of our students had their midterms on Thursday and Friday and the others will have their exams next Wednesday or Thursday. Please make sure that your student is studying for these exams!

Our cross country team is improving every week and we hope they can finish the season strong with the region competition getting closer!

Our softball team picked up two big wins this week and finished third in the regular season. The region tournament starts Tuesday in Bagley.

Our young Heron football team had a tough night in Frederica, but they continued to show a lot of heart throughout the game.

As the 9 weeks is coming to a close I want to thank all of our students for their hard work and dedication. Also, the faculty and staff for working hard to give our students the best opportunity given the difficult situation that we find ourselves in.

This week at BCHS:

Monday: Mrs. Amy Cummings’s birthday

Tuesday: Mr. Jonathan Barrett’s birthday

Softball at Appling – 6:00 – first round of region playoffs

Wednesday: Midterms (1st and 3rd)

FFA Meeting

Leadership team meeting

Thursday: Midterms (2nd and 4th)

Pink out Day

Softball region tournament (12:30 and the rest is TBD) in Blackshear

Cross Country in Brunswick – 4:30

JV football at Jeff Davis – 5:00

Friday: Football at Cook County – 7:30

NO School

Sunday: Mr. Richard Gill’s birthday

Monday & Tuesday (Oct. 12 & 13) – No School

October 14th is Career Day

Heron Happenings – Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

We had a great homecoming week at BCHS! Our students were really involved in the dress up days throughout the week.

Our homecoming King was announced on Thursday during lunch- congrats to Bae Allen on winning that honor!

Our homecoming court was presented during halftime of the football game. Congratulations to Queen Sydnie Middleton and her court!

Teachers will have flexibility when they offer midterm exams. The following times will be utilized for midterms;

1st and 3rd block – Oct. 1st or 7th

2nd and 4th block – Oct. 2nd or 8th

Each student will be aware by Tuesday of this week which classes will be on which days.

Softball Senior Night is Tuesday

This week at BCHS:

Monday: Varsity softball at Glynn – 6:00

Tuesday: JV softball home to Long – 4:00

Varsity Softball home to Long – 6:00 *Senior Night

Wednesday:

Thursday: Midterm (1st and 3rd)

Cross Country at Wayne – 4:30

JV football at MCA – 5:00 (recreation department

Softball home to Tattnall – 6:00

Friday: Midterms (2nd and 4th)

Varsity football at Frederica Academy

Saturday: FFA Area Officer Training

Heron Happenings – Sept 21- 27

We had a busy week at BCHS. The weather caused us to have a to have a virtual learning day on Friday as well as many athletic cancellations. However, we were able to honor our Seniors on Friday night.

Our football team played hard on Friday night, but came up just short.

Reminder that our classes are in full force. Students need to make sure they are doing their best to compete all of their assignments. If you have questions please reach out to your students teacher.

This week is homecoming week! We are excited for our game and festivities this week.

Our softball schedules is being revamped slightly to accommodate for all the weather cancellations that our region teams have had.

Please encourage your students to participate in our dress up days.

This week at BCHS:

Monday: Dress up – Young vs. Old

Make up picture day for underclassroom

Virtual pics 8:30-9:15 (if you did not come the first day)

Tuesday: Dress up – Tacky Tourist

JV softball at Pierce – 4:00

Varsity softball at Pierce – 6:00

Wednesday: Dress up – Character/Meme

Thursday: Dress up – Throwback/Decades

JV softball host Pierce – 4:00

Varsity softball host Pierce – 6:00

Cross Country at Ware – 4:30

Mr. Justen White birthday

Homecoming King announced during lunch

Friday: Dress up – Spirit Day

Varsity Football home to Bacon County – 7:30

Homecoming Queen announced at Halftime

Mrs. Leasa Wagner birthday

Saturday: Varsity softball hosting Appling – 11:00 AM

Heron Happenings – Sept. 14 – 20

Losing one of your own is never easy. Everyone grieves in different ways. The one thing I know as a fact this week is how much we will miss Captain Danny Norris. He was an integral part of the faculty at both BCHS and BCMS. His jovial and loving spirit is missed. Also, his unique skill set when it comes to keeping our students and faculty safe. I have no doubt that Capt. Norris would have put his life on the line to protect any person in our buildings, but more importantly he continually focused on building positive relationships with students. With the hope that he would be able to turn a trouble young person into a child that can see the bright side. I have watched him multiple times talk to students that were in precarious situation and did so with love and understanding — while also being firm!

Captain Norris – 902 – you are thankful that you were a part of our lives! You will be missed, but I have no doubt you would be telling us to press on and help as many people as we can! We will continue that mission!

Our students have continued to press on with their school work and I could not be more happy with their progress! Our teachers have taken all the bumps so seamlessly that you would never realize that we are in a worldwide pandemic.

The weather stopped many of our athletic events this week. The football team lost a tough game to a much bigger school, SE Bullock. The JV football team defeated Charlton 6-0. Our cross country and softball teams continued to work to get better!

Our CTSO’s (clubs) are starting to ramp up some of their meetings. I strongly encourage parents to talk with their children about joining a club!

Tomorrow is Mrs. Heather Jacobs birthday! Sept. 13

This week at BCHS:

Monday: JV softball home to Coffee – 4:00

Varsity Softball home to Coffee – 6:00

Tuesday: JV softball at Tattnall – 4:00

Softball at Tattnall – 6:00

Wednesday:

Thursday: JV softball home to Appling – 4:00

Varsity softball home to Appling – 6:00- Senior night

Cross Country in Hazlehurt

Friday: Varsity football vs. Jeff Davis – Senior Night

Sunday: Mrs. Beth Bowers birthday (20th)

Heron Happenings – Sept. 8-12

We have had a good week at BCHS. Our progress reports went out on Thursday, please continue to work hard on your classes. Our goal is for each of you to graduate high school and we will push, prod, and pull you along the way. We hope that each of you have the same goal! Let’s reach our goals together!

Please continue to remember that academics are our main focus. I will make you one promise – if you put in full effort in your class work you will pass those classes. Life is about effort, the more effort you put in the more you get out of each situation! Work hard and great things will occur!

We had class officer elections this week! There will be a second vote next week! We are proud of all of our students.

Our softball team host Pierce County on Tuesday, but the weather caused us to have reschedule for this Tuesday, September 8.

Our football team had a tough game in Folkston, GA on Friday night. Our young Herons will continue to improve throughout the season!

Our cheerleaders did an amazing job. Our band was SPECTACULAR! The AV group live streamed the game and the AT kids were helping Mrs. Middleton throughout the game!

Our cross country kids ran on Thursday in Jesup and had a good showing. They followed up with a race on Jekyll this Saturday morning.

This week at BCHS:

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Varsity softball hosting Pierce – 6:00 PM (rematch)

Wednesday: Mrs. Karen Hunnicutt’s birthday

Thursday: JV football at Charlton – 5:00 PM

Varsity softball hosting Long County – 5:30 PM

Friday: Letterman jackets on sale during lunch

Varsity football hosting SE Bullock – 7:30

Heron Happenings – August 31- September 5

We have had a great week at BCHS! Our students are continuing to learn and progress through their classes! Students and faculty have done a magnificent job staying safe and sanitary.

We had a great week of softball, cross country, and football. Please make sure to join us this upcoming week to support out athletes! We will be broadcasting live both the JV and Varsity softball games against Pierce County as well as the football game Friday night in Folkston. We will stream live our football games (assuming the away team will allow our video crew to do so).

The link for all our live events is below: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/brantley-county-high-school-nahunta-ga

There is a monthly subscription that you can purchase. The games will be updated prior to the events.

We strongly encourage our students to participate in clubs and other activities. The graduation rate for those students is much higher than a regular high school student!

Please continue to let us know if we can be of assistance – all learners; virtual or traditional.

Progress reports go out this week!

Happy birthday to Mrs. Sherwood (today) and Dr. Tanner (tomorrow).

This week at BCHS:

Monday: Varsity softball at Camden – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: JV softball home to Pierce – 4:00 PM

Varsity softball home to Pierce – 6:00 PM

Wednesday:

Thursday: Cross country in Jesup, GA – 4:30

PROGRESS REPORTS go home

Friday: Varsity football at Charlton County – 7:30

Saturday: Cross Country at Jekyll Island

Heron Happenings – Aug. 24- 29

We had a great week at BCHS! Our students are starting to get into the groove of being back at school. The students have continued to follow the new protocols to keep the school clean and safe marvelously. We are grateful that all have been receptive.

Please remind your students that they need to check their google email and classroom – especially for any that have to miss school.

Our virtual learners need to continue to complete their work through Odysseyware and if they have questions please direct those toward their virtual teachers. Reminder that these teachers are available from 7:55 AM to 3:00 PM. If you have questions about a specific question please make sure you contact them during the time that your class is assigned.

Our softball team start their region play this week with a tough loss at Long County. They have another region game this week.

Our football team will have an intra-squad scrimmage Friday night at 7:00 PM.

The cross country team has started practice as well.

Happy birthday today to Coach Tripp Herrin!

This week at BCHS:

Monday: JV softball at Ware – 4:00

Varsity softball at Ware – 6:00

Tuesday: Board meeting at 5:00 PM

Wednesday:

Thursday: Cross Country at Waycross – 4:30 PM

JV Softball at Appling – 4:00

Varsity softball at Appling – 6:00

Friday: Football – Intra-squad scrimmage – 7:00 PM

Saturday: Front office secretary – Brittany Sherrod’s birthday