Heron Happenings – Nov. 16-21

We gave out progress reports this week. If you have questions about your students progress report please contact their teacher. We are in the home stretch to finalize this semesters credits.

We have a busy week before Thanksgiving break! Please make sure that all students are giving their best to prepare for finals and EOC’s.

Reminder this is the last week before Thanksgiving break.

We will start End-of-Course Test December 9th.

December 9 and 10- American Literature

December 11 – US History

December 14 – Biology

December 15 – Algebra 1

December 16 and 17 – Make-ups

School Finals will be December 16 and 17.

This week at BCHS:

Monday: FFA County Show meeting

Tuesday: FFA CDE’s

Herff Jones (Senior Order day 2)

Varsity Boys basketball at Camden

Wednesday: Mrs. Sandra Williams birthday

FFA Vet Science

School Flu shots for students (papers must be returned)

Thursday: Varsity basketball (boys and girls) home to Wayne – 6:00 PM

Wrestling at Pierce – 5:00 PM

Friday:

Saturday: Basketball at Jeff Davis tournament.

Thanksgiving break starts

Heron Happenings- Nov. 9-14

Brantley County had a great week celebrating the centennial of our county! Huge thanks to Mr. Dillan Lee for creating a google slide presentation documenting that history!

The Heron cross county team competed in the state meet this week. We are very proud of all our runners!

The JV football team lost a hard fought game against Pierce and the varsity team lost a nail bitter on Friday night to Tattnall.

The basketball teams will have their scrimmage the week after next. We look forward to a great season!

The wrestlers started this week and have been working hard.

We have many clubs that are starting their fall competitions soon and we would love to see students join an extra-curricular activity!

We will be sending home progress reports home on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Please make sure you are monitor your students progress. We have 4.5 weeks to go until this semester is wrapped up. We will also be having End-of- Course Exams beginning December 9th. We will be giving EOC’s in the following classes; American Literature, US History (excluding dual enrollment students), Biology, and Algebra 1.

All students will be taking finals this semester. Our grade/attendance incentive has been suspended this year due to COVID 19 .

This week at BCHS:

Monday: Virtual severe weather drill during first block

Tuesday: Mrs. Becky O’Berry’s birthday

Wednesday: Progress reports will be sent home.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Herrin’s birthday

Thursday: Mrs. Debbie Whitaker’s birthday

FFA Extemporaneous speech due

Friday: FFA Jr. and Sr. prepared recorded speech

Varsity football at Appling County – 7:30

Heron Happenings – Nov. 2-7

We had a great week at BCHS! Many of our clubs, sports, and other groups passed out hundreds of pieces of candy on Thursday evening to the young kids of Brantley County! It was great to see our students enjoying community outreach!

Our girls cross country team qualified for the state tournament on Wednesday and we had two individual boys that also qualified for the tournament.

Our football team beat Long County on Friday night in Ludowici! They played great and deserve lots of credit for continuing to work hard! We need a full house on Friday night to support these boys as they take on Tattnall!

On Monday November 2 we will celebrate the centennial (100 years) of Brantley County! It was the 158th out of 159 total counties created in Georgia! Mr. Dillan Lee has created a wonderful google slide that goes through some of the historical highlights of Brantley County!

We will also wear purple on Friday to honor Epilepsy Awareness Month. We have a handful of students that suffer from disease and we hope that discussion on how to better support those that deal with this disorder will occur.

This week at BCHS:

Monday: Wear Red and Gold (Brantley County Chamber) to honor the centennial

Tuesday: Election Day!

Wednesday: Coach Clent Cannon Birthday

Coach Dillan Lee birthday

FFA Meeting

Thursday: JV football vs. Pierce – 5:00 PM

Friday: Wear Purple – Epilepsy Awareness Month

Principals Advisory Council – 7:45

Cross Country at state competition – 9:00 AM boys; 9:45 AM girls

Football – home to Tattnall – honor our Teachers of the Year – come support our Herons (last home game)

Let’s pack out Caney Bay!

Saturday:

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)