Organization gives students safe haven, support

Every Thursday after school, journalism teacher Rebecca Dominy meets with a group of students in room 6160. They don’t work on the newspaper or edit the yearbook, but instead meet for a weekly devotional. The group, Cord of 3, began last year when several students approached Dominy and expressed an interest in participating in an after-school Bible study.

Pride Team encourages student responsibility

Personal Responsibility In Daily Efforts is the main goal of the PRIDE Team; to encourage students to work hard in school so they are eligible to attend field trips by meeting certain criteria.

Student orientation set for Monday

Students and parents are invited to attend a Parent Information Night on Monday, January 28th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. 5:30 — Program Gallery (booths will be set up on Silver Campus to showcase academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities) 6:15 — Presentation for 8th grade students/parents in the Large Auditorium on the Blue Campus (an […]

Season of Giving, Season of Hope

Men and women standing outside of stores ringing bells, children’s names hanging on Christmas trees, piles of canned goods stacked at the local food bank – all symbols of goodwill that seems to pour out during the holiday season. With lights, trees, gifts, food, and family, the holiday season is considered the greatest time of the year. But unfortunately, some cannot have a joyful holiday without a helping hand.

Student involvement keep to success

Thursday, Oct. 4 during all lunches the Student Involvement Committee will host a Club/Organization Roundup in the Silver Cafeteria. Club sponsors and members will be set up at tables during each lunch period to talk about their clubs/organizations, distribute flyers, and take interested students’ names. Mural Club What: The Mural Club has donated a painted […]

School involvement increases student success

Being involved in a school organization is vital to the development of a students communication and teamwork skills. In addition to building character, being in clubs gives students the opportunity to make new friends while having fun along the way.

Ready, Set, Teach prepares students for classroom

To some people, teaching seems to be just another profession that involves kids. For others, being a teacher isn’t just a job – it’s a commitment that takes patience, a passion for being with kids, and a love of teaching.

Stepping up for a team

Stepping up and starting an organization can take some effort, especially if you’re a student in high school, but senior Samantha Evans didn’t let that stop her.

AVID applications available

All freshmen are sophomores are invited to apply for the AVID program.

Health occupation organization provides additional resources for students

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) is an organization focused on bringing students with an interest in the medical field together, by providing an opportunity to learn more about the medical practice.

Orchestra performs in UIL contest

The orchestra had a strong showing and were awarded a two on stage and a one in sight reading.

Senior honored with rare privilege

Senior drum major Denzel Brown, was named Drum Major of The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.

AV production students advance to state in Skills USA competition

The Skills USA AV Production Team competed at the district meet at Lamar University in Beaumont.

Shy-Annes awarded for hard work

This weekend the Shy-Annes competed in their 2nd contest of the season walking away with numerous team, group, and individual awards.

FFA celbrates National FFA week

Local FFA members invite students to celebrate National FFA Week by joining in dress-up day activities and games to be held during all lunches.

Auto technology students advance to state in Skills USA competition

The Skills USA Auto Technology Team competed at the district meet at Lamar University in Beaumont.

Choir solo and ensemble students earn high marks

The choir participated in the UIL Solo and Ensemble last week. Over 120 students competed and many came out with division 1 and 2 ratings.

Color guard earns spot as finalist

The color guard competed in a preliminary competition at the Winter Guard International Austin Regional on Saturday at Lehman High School where they earned a spot in the finals competition held that evening. This is the fourth year in a row that the team has been an Austin Regional finalist.

Fine arts department to provide twist on old classic

On Feb. 3, 4 and 6, the fine arts department will showcase their production of The Wizard of Oz, but with a new twist. Countless hours of rehearsal and preparation have gone into this year’s production, and the audience can look forward to a unique rendition of the show they know and love.

Guard brings color to performances

Every Friday night the Guard adds color to the football field with the marching band, but their year doesn’t end with football season. While the Color Guard is mainly known as an addition to the Friday night football experience, their expertise extends past the lines of school spirit, as they participate in Winter Guard also.

AVID taking applications until December 6

Students who are interested in going to college after high school and are willing to take higher-level classes are encouraged to apply for the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program.

Eyes on the road: Raising awareness about dangers of texting, driving

“Crash!” Shattered windows, a mangled car, blood splattered everywhere, people crowd around the accident, and soon hear sirens from a distance.

Was that text message really worth your life or the life of others?

NHS to host blood drive

National Honor Society will sponsor host a blood drive, that benefits The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, on Nov. 7-8 from 7:30-3:30 in Gym 3.

JROTC helps celebrate veterans

JROTC is planning many activities for Veterans Week starting on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Students find group where second isn’t always last

After a long Monday of school, students gather in the choir room to pray together and to vent about the positives and negatives of their day. After praying and discussing their day, they watch videos that discuss how God has changed them and the effect he has had on their lives.

Speech and Debate team hosts open mic night

The Bryan High Speech/Debate team is starting Open Mic Tuesday’s

Vikingoteo starts the year off with a musical fiesta

Vikingoteo will be starting off their performance season on November 2nd at Sue Haswell park with an evening concert.

In the name of duty; student marches through life long barriers

Memorizing calls, mastering push-ups and perfecting flag showings are difficult tasks that take dedication from all members of the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps). For junior Kevin Sellers, however, the level of difficulty is taken to a whole new level.

Viking Theatre presents Twelve Angry Jurors

Twelve jurors must decide the guilt or innocence of a young boy on trial for the brutal stabbing of his father in the Viking Theatre’s 2011 Fall Production of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Jurors.

Youth leadership Day unites students, makes difference in community

United Way is a national organization that focuses on resolving community issues and making a positive impact on the community through partnerships with schools, businesses and local governments

Junior Class to host football dinner

The Junior Class Council will be hosting a football dinner with Texas Roadhouse ribs, chicken or hot dogs before the game on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5-7 in the Silver Cafeteria. Additionally, there will be silent auction items available.

Shy-Annes to host dinner before game

The Shy-Anne Chicken Dinner is October 14th from 4:30-7:00 in the Silver Cafeteria.

Shy-Annes to hold garage sale

Saturday the Shy-Annes are having a garage sale in the Blue Cafeteria.

Orchestra students start year in new direction

While some schools may only offer band and choir for the musically inclined, Bryan High also has the option of orchestra. This year, orchestra is twenty-eight members strong and takes care of the students’ fine arts credit.

Although orchestra teacher John Lemons has been with BISD for five years, this is his first year with high school students.

Viking Graphics and Animation club to meet Wednesday

The Viking Graphics and Animation club will be meeting on Wednesday morning at 8:00 in room 6133 to plan projects and activities for this year.

UIL informational to be held Thursday

There will be a UIL ice cream informational Thursday, September 22 after school in the Blue Cafeteria.

HYPE to hold first meeting Thursday

HYPE (Hispanic Youth Promoting Education) will have its first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 8th at 4 p.m. in room 2124.

Staging the next scene of young actors

The Thespian club is an extracurricular group for students interested in the theater arts program. The group works together on performances, UIL competitions and writing, performing and rehearsing for a play that will take place at the end of the school year.

Seeds planted in FFA sprout leadership

Future Farmers of America (FFA) has had a local chapter for 80 years. Throughout these years, students have not only learned leadership, but also skills that can help them in their future careers.

Students pick up bowling in ‘spare’ time

While many students view the bowling alley as a place to hangout for pizza and fun, students on the bowling team see it as a place where they hone their skills and prepare for upcoming tournaments.

Students send packages to troops overseas

Throughout the rest of the school year, Key Club will be creating care packages to send to the American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting in the War on Terrorism. In order to sponsor and create these packages, Key Club is joining with an organization known as Honor Our Troops (H.O.T.).

Academic UIL success

On Saturday, Nov. 20, BHS hosted nine schools for a fall UIL Academic Invitational.

United Way, local schools partner to develop leadership

Students from local high schools attended United Way Youth Leadership Day, which focused on teaching students how to help out the community. Attendees also learned about several organizations in the community that promote the United Way focuses of education, financial stability and health.

Saving lives through donations

With a goal of helping those within the community hospitalized and in need of a blood transfusion, the National Honor Society (NHS) hosted a blood drive November 17 and 18, collecting a total of 252 units from students, staff and community members.

HYPE: expanding opportunities for students

Hispanic Youth Promoting Education (HYPE) is an organization that brings students together to take part in different types of community service and encourage them to further their education beyond high school.

While the club is geared towards Hispanics, any students looking to fulfill their academic goals are welcome to join.

Learning to teach: class, club prepare future teachers

Ready Set Teach is a program that allows students with a goal of one day becoming a teacher to jump start that dream and help it become a reality. Members of Ready Set Teach go on field trips to schools around the district to get a general overview of the teaching career.

“Ready Set Teach is a capstone course, meaning that it’s at the end of the education and training pathway,” teacher Nina Wright said.

Learning to teach: class, club prepare future teachers

Ready Set Teach is a program at Bryan High that allows students with a goal of one day becoming a teacher to jump start that dream and help it become a reality. Members of Ready Set Teach go on field trips to schools around the district to get a general overview of the teaching career.

HOSA: Impacting community, fostering wellness

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) is the only club that’s available exclusively at Hammond Oliver (HO). Students enrolled in Health Science Technology classes at HO can join the organization which emphasizes service and career opportunities in health care.

As the holiday season approaches, HOSA students prepare for their many service projects and activities, including Halloween festivities.