Power School – Parent Portal & Open House

In years past parents have been required to sign-up for power school parent portal each year, but we are happy to announce that all parents that used the parent portal will no longer be required to ‘sign up’. You will be able to sign-in using the same username and password as in the past. However, if you have lost your password or do not currently have power school parent portal we will be able to create your account at open house or New to the Nest. 

At open house we are requesting that all parents enter through the front doors to find their students homeroom class in the court or the hallway.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Go Herons!!!!


This week I am updating you all with dates that are important to remember moving forward towards the start of school.

July 24th — August 8th — Parking Permits on sale

July 31st- August 4th – Pre-Planning for faculty and staff

August 3rd – 5:00 PM – New to the Nest

August 3rd – 6:00-8:00 PM – Open House

August 7th – First day of school for students

August 9th – all students must have parking permit to park on campus

** Teachers will give out supply list at Open House and New to the Nest!!!


Open House & New to the Nest

Please review the following press release and share with all stakeholders — regarding Open House and our new offering for incoming Freshman, New to the Nest!

*Thanks to Mrs. Marcia Chesser for writing this weeks blog entry!

New to the Nest

To better serve our students, the faculty and staff of BCHS are offering a special opportunity to the newest members of the BCHS campus.  New to the Nest is an early entry Open House available only for rising 9th grade students.  On Thursday, August 3, starting promptly at 5:00 pm, rising 9th graders will be invited into the building.  Once in the building, students will find information posted on the walls indicating who their homeroom teacher is and in what room that teacher is located.  Students will then report to the homeroom class.  There, the homeroom teacher will give the students their schedule.  The students will then have an opportunity to visit each of their classes and talk briefly with their teachers.  

Open House for students in grades 10-12 will start at 6:00 pm and conclude at 8:00 pm.  Without exception, schedules will not be available for students in grades 10-12 until 6:00 pm.

BCHS does not offer a school-wide class materials list.  Each teacher has the liberty to determine what materials his or her students will need.  Please check with each teacher regarding what materials may be necessary.

School Counselors Lori McNease and Kathy Chesser will be available for major schedule issues.  We will not be able to address all schedule issues during Open House, but will certainly get your students name along with an explanation of what the schedule issue is and address it more fully later.

We are very excited about the 2017-2018 school year and look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Once again, Open House times:

9th Grade Students: 5:00-6:00 pm

10th – 12th Grade Students: 6:00-8:00 pm

Dress Code – BCHS 17-18

I wanted to share the dress code for 17-18 before everyone does their back to school shopping! Please note the changes are in RED.

Hope everyone is having a great summer! Go Herons!!!


With the rapidly changing styles of clothing, it is impossible to specify everything which is acceptable for student dress.  A good rule to follow is that if there is doubt concerning the appropriateness of your clothes for school, DO NOT wear them until you check.

The administration of BCHS has the authority to make judgments on inappropriate apparel and dress at any time. Students refusing to comply with administrative requests may be suspended out-of-school for up to 10 days.

Clothing with holes above the knee is not permitted on the Brantley County High School campus. The outermost garment worn will cover all undergarments (i.e. pants will cover underwear and shorts completely).

For girls, dresses, skirts, jeans, shorts, and slacks are appropriate for school wear.  For attire regarding length:  1) Shorts can be no shorter than 2 inches above the kneecap. Splits must be no shorter than 2 inches above the kneecap.  2) Dresses and skirts shall not be any shorter than 2 inches above the knee when standing.  Splits in dresses and skirts shall be clearly no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.  Also, with all clothing, the highest point of visible skin shall clearly be no higher than 2 inches above the knee. 3) Extremely tight garments (i.e. yoga pants) must be covered to the end of the fingertips (when hands are placed straight down the side).

For boys, jeans, slacks, shorts, sport shirts, jerseys, and tee shirts are appropriate.  For attire regarding length:  Shorts should be no shorter than 2 inches above the kneecap.  Also, with all clothing, the highest point of visible skin shall clearly be no higher than 2 inches above the knee. Splits must also be clearly within fingertip length. Button type shirts should be properly closed and belts will be buckled.

Headwear, which includes hats, caps, headbands, handkerchiefs, combs, hoods, and the like, will not be worn in the building during the school day. Shoes are required at all times.

The following are prohibited:

  • Holes in clothing above the knee

  • Sheer apparel

  • Bare midriffs

  • Extremely tight garments

  • Strapless tops

  • Low necklines

  • Tank tops

  • Racer back tops

  • Muscle shirts

  • Pajamas

  • Bedroom slippers

  • Hats

  • Hoods

  • Handkerchiefs in back pockets or on shoulders (“do rags”)

  • Drug/Alcohol related images

  • Controversial or derogatory symbols that may cause disruption or distraction

Summer Reading Challenge

I hope that everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! This week I wanted to share our social media sites as well as our summer reading challenge!

Facebook: Brantley County High School Facebook Page

Instagram: Brantley County High School Instagram

Twitter: Brantley County High School Twitter

Website: Brantley County High School

Facebook Summer Reading Challenge: BCHS Summer Reading Challenge


Are You Reading This Summer?

Snap and Share

I would like to encourage all students, parents, and staff at Brantley County High School to take a quick moment and snap a picture of yourself with what you are reading this summer. Upload your picture in the comment section (including yourself and what you are reading) of this post on our Facebook Page. When you return from summer break, Dr. Horner will include those who participated in a drawing where one lucky winner will receive a basket that includes: 4 football tickets, $20 in a concession stand food voucher, Heron t-shirt, and tumbler. Please include the words “post it” if your parents give permission for the picture to be placed on the school website. Also, remember to add your name, title (parent, teacher, student) and grade level for students. Let’s share what Herons read and help Dr. Horner get to know you and your family! Happy Reading!

*This is for all stakeholders… students, parents, teachers, community members, future BCHS students! We want to encourage all to read this summer!!!