Rosalina Maldonado received 3rd place in her State proficiency award for her Nursery Management SAE where she has worked hundreds of hours managing the crops and plants grown at the BWHS greenhouse and gardens over the last three years.
Brookwood High School Newsletter
Tuesday, July 29th Thursday, July 31st
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
School pictures will be taken during schedule pick-up.
This year, students will pay an administrative fee which will cover the cost of postage and instructional materials. Students may also purchase lockers, parking decals, and pay any other course fees for the year at schedule pick-up. Costs of items other than course fees are as follows:
Administrative Fee $25
General Student Parking $20
Senior Parking $30
All outstanding debts must be cleared before a new schedule may be picked up. Students will be able to complete requests for schedule changes at schedule pick-up only. Please note that changes will not be made to alter class times or teachers. Many sections will be full; therefore, schedule changes will be very limited.
Open House for All Students and Parents
BHS will host a Community Open House on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We would love for you to come and tour our new school!
Dress Code Information
As you begin to prepare for the fall semester, please ensure that your students’ clothing meets the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education’s dress code. While some clothing may be perfectly suited for home, casual events, or the beach, it may not be appropriate to wear in a school setting. At Brookwood High School, male students may not wear sleeveless shirts. Pants must be worn at the waist and secured with a belt. Females may not wear short shorts or skirts, tank tops, halters or strapless shirts, or any type of revealing clothing. All skirts, dresses, skorts, and shorts must be knee length (even when leggings are worn). No student may wear sunglasses, pajama bottoms, slippers, hair rollers, or reveal exposed midriffs or undergarments at school. T-shirts with offensive language, references to drugs or alcohol, or Confederate flag insignias and tight clothing are also prohibited by Board policy (refer to Prezi presentation on BHS webpage). Additionally, all holes above the knee in jeans must be covered. HATS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON CAMPUS.
It is our goal to ensure that students remain engaged in classroom instruction throughout the school day and that interruptions for inappropriate attire are kept to the absolute minimum. Please help us to ensure that students dress appropriately for school.
Book Bag Requirements
All high school students who plan to carry book bags will need to have either clear or mesh bags. Information about this requirement can be found in the 2014-2015 Student/Parent Information Guide. Also, a locker may be purchased for storing valuable items.
Attendance and punctuality directly affect a student’s performance in school as well as his or her success in the work place. Therefore, please ensure that your students are here every day and that they are on time. The first bell will ring at 7:44 a.m. and classes will begin at 7:50 a.m. each day.
After an absence, students must:
♦ Bring a written excuse to their first period teacher
♦ Make arrangements with their teachers to make up any missed work within two (2) days of the absence
Every effort should be made to schedule appointments before or after school so students can avoid missing instruction and having to make up tests or quizzes. For seniors, visits to local colleges must be pre-approved by Principal McBride. If you have any questions about your student’s attendance, please call the school office at any time. You may also consult I-NOW.
Because the safety of all BHS students is very important to us, only two methods of student check out are permitted: (1) A parent, guardian, or other adult listed on the student's enrollment form can come to the school in person, show a photo ID, and check the student out of school. Adults NOT on a child’s enrollment form WILL NOT be allowed to check-out the student. (2) Students may also check out by bringing written statements (that will be verified by our office staff) signed by a parent or guardian. These written excuses should be turned in to the first period teacher on the day of the check out. Students with more than five absences must be checked-out by a parent or guardian. FAXED NOTES AND TELEPHONE CHECK OUTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Cell Phones/Electronic Devices
Students are only permitted to use cell phones or electronic devices in class for instructional purposes. Please encourage your child to keep these devices turned off when they are not being used for instruction. There are phones available at school for students to use in the event they need to contact their parent or guardian. If you need to get in touch with your son or daughter, please call the school office. The policy regarding procedures for student use of cell phones and electronic devices is located on the Brookwood High School website (see Prezi presentation), the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education Website (www.tcss.net), and in the Student/Parent Information Guide.
Parent Contact Information
Please be sure to provide your email address and/or cell phone number so we can send you school information via email and text messaging throughout the year. In the near future, we will load your email addresses into I-NOW so we will be able to mass message from the Central Office location. BHS also has a School Messenger that will send out phone calls, emails, and text messages pertaining to special school events, attendance, and weather and school closings. As your contact information changes, please notify the school to update your information.
Students participating in any sport MUST turn in the following forms to their coach by August 7, 2014:
♦ Physical Form
♦ Travel Form
♦ Parent Consent Form
♦ Concussion Form
♦ Star Exam- 9th graders only
Support our Extra-Curricular Activities and Programs
and Bring a Friend!
Please support fundraisers and attend events. We cannot have extracurricular activities without parents and community support!
ACT Test Dates
The ACT test will be administered on the following dates during the 2014-2015 academic year. Registration packets are located in the counselors’ office or students may register online at https://services.actstudent.org. In order to avoid late fees, make sure that your student registers on time!
The 2014 ACT Test without Writing registration fee is $35, which includes sending your scores to four colleges of your choice. If you want to take the optional ACT Writing test with the ACT, your test fee goes up to $50.50, and there are more fees if you register late, want to take the test standby, or need to change testing centers.
Note: Juniors will take the ACT on campus at no cost. Dates will be announced at a later date.
Sept. 13, 2014
Aug. 9 - 22
Oct. 25, 2014
Sept. 20 - Oct. 3
Dec. 13, 2014
Nov. 8 - 21
Feb. 7, 2015
Jan. 10 - 16
April 18, 2015
March 14 - 27
June 13, 2015
May 9 - 22
Diane Jones- 9th Grade
Tonya Mills- 10th & 11th Grade
Kim Barnett- 12th Grade
Kellie Hubbard- At-Risk Instructor
Laura McBride, Principal
Thad Fitzpatrick, Assistant Principal
Marcy Burroughs, Assistant Principal
School Messenger Parent Notification System
Parents wishing to receive SMS TXT Messages from the School Messenger System must opt in.
To receive messages please send a TXT Message with the text of Y to 68453.
If you wish to opt out at any time please send a TXT message with the Text N to 68453.