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Rising Senior College Night [email/posted 2/29/2024]

Parents and juniors, SAVE THE DATE!

What? Rising seniors will have the opportunity to meet with various college representatives to hear about common college questions and concerns. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the college registration process and what colleges are looking for in an applicant.

When? Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30-8:30

Where? Riverside High School

More information to come!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me....

Jennie Kroll; Director of School Counseling


From PTSO--SAT Boot Camp THIS WEEKEND [email/posted 2/29/2024]

 


Hello BRHS Families,
PTSO works with three companies for SAT /ACT Prep and SAT Practice tests. One of the companies that PTSO works with is The Playbook.   This weekend, PlayBook is offering an SAT Boot Camp.  Below is the information to register. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Learn THE PLAYBOOK 
For Acing the Digital SAT

The Playbook's SAT Boot Camp teaches students go-to strategies and shortcuts so they can march into the SAT with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind. Topics include:
•    How to uncover hidden clues that instantly reveal the main idea in reading passages.
•    How to shortcut math problems that stump 95% of test-takers.
•    How to avoid falling for tempting trap answers.
•    How to pace yourself and remain calm and focused under pressure.
Course Date: This Weekend! (Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, from 1 - 5 p.m. Eastern. Students attend both days.)

For More Information & To Enroll: Click here.

Use promo code SAVE200 on the checkout page to save $200 on the tuition.
The Playbook is a proud sponsor of Broad Run's PTSO. 
 


3rd Quarter Interims [emailed/posted 2/28/2024]

Good morning, students/parents:

We have reached the halfway point of MP3! It is hard to believe how quickly this year is flying by. If you go the the Gradebook tab in StudentVue/ParentVue, you will see you/ your child's current grades.

The end of MP3 is April 4th. If you feel you or your child need support, please do not hesitate to reach out to the teacher or your school counselor. We are all here to support you and your success at Broad Run High School.


Meningitis Vaccine Clinics with Loudoun County Health Department

For Rising Seniors

All Clinics to be held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

DATE

LOCATION

March 7

Park View

March 14

Dominion/Robey

March 21

Potomac Falls

April 4

Broad Run

April 11

Loudoun County

April 18

John Champe

April 25

Heritage

May2

Tuscarora

 

 

10th Annual: African American Read-In [posted 2/23/2024]

February 28 @ 7 pm

BRHS Auditorium

 

Click HERE for more info


BSU Heritage Night: Feb 29 @ 5:30 [posted 2/23/2024]

As we continue to celebrate our history in the month of February, we are thrilled to invite you to BRHS Black Student Unions first-ever Heritage day party. This event will be hosted as a collaborative effort by Spartans culture, and the Black Student Union board.

We are inviting all BRHS school staff , parents and students to participate to make this event a true representation of the diverse cultures within our school community. The Heritage party will take place on February 29th, 2024. Students and families will be directed to the cafeteria where they can taste different samples of food from different cultures.

We encourage everyone to bring a dish that reflects the diverse and vibrant flavors of  their culture. Whether it's a family recipe, a traditional dish, or a modern twist, your contribution will make our potluck truly special.  To help coordinate the potluck and avoid many duplicates, please RSVP with the number of guests attending and what you plan to bring by Wednesday, February 28, 2024.  We will supply the paper products,  and utensils but feel free to let us know if you would like to bring more.

 It would be amazing to have a wide variety of delicious foods that reflect the rich tapestry of our school community. Additionally, we encourage everyone to dress up in cultural wear to further embrace the spirit of the event.

The event will include food, a DJ, bored games and much more! Our goal is to create an environment where we can all come together to connect with one another and learn about the different cultural backgrounds that make our a ora so significant.

If your club is interested in participating or if you have any questions, please let me know. Don’t forget to share this with your students, friends and families. Your support would mean a lot to us and will make this celebration even more special.

 Thank you in advance for your enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to this event. Let's come together to celebrate and appreciate the beauty of our diverse backgrounds in Broad Run!

Info Flyer: Click HERE

Sign-Up form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSec1PA8Mto0zUvXuXsyk7ecvWR8A3lYYh8q3OsLa6AJoXqSZQ/viewform


JUNIORS: Law Camp Opportunity [emailed 2/20; posted 2/24]

Attention Juniors!

Please see attached information regarding Law Camp opportunity:

My name is Bryan Turner and I am an attorney in Leesburg. I am pleased to inform each of you that the Thomas D. Horne Leadership in the Law Summer Program (“Law Camp”) is returning for another year. Law Camp is a tremendous opportunity for rising seniors to gain a week long team building/mock trial experience during the summer between their junior and senior years of high school.

I want to remind you that the program chooses only 24 participants and it is offered free of charge to the chosen students. The deadline for mailing applications to the Recruiting Committee is MARCH 18, 2024. Because we generally receive a significant number of applications, we cannot accept those mailed after the deadline.


First Generation College Bound [email/posted 2/23/2024]

Parents/Guardians:

REMINDER! Is your child a first-generation college-bound student? If both parents/guardians did not earn a Bachelor’s degree in America, encourage your child to apply to CAMPUS!

CAMPUS is a high school program that helps first-generation college-bound students prepare for college! Students learn about goal-setting, time management, applying to college, financial aid, scholarships, take college field trips, listen to guest speakers and more!

While CAMPUS replaces the student's Study Hall, students still have time during CAMPUS to work on their school work!

The application is open until March 1st, just one week away, and can be found in Student Opportunities through LCPSGO!

Contact Leah Scholem (Leah.Scholem@lcps.org) with any questions!


NOVA E-Summer Program [emailed 2/21; posted 2/23]

Attention Rising Juniors and Seniors!:

NOVA is excited to announce the return of NOVA’s E-Summer program! This program is sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) and Dominion Energy and is designed to introduce students to STEM and the energy industry and is targeted to Hispanic and underrepresented minority students. The important program details are included below, and I’ve also included the flyer below for distribution. The application will open on Friday, March 1 and the deadline to register is Wednesday, May 1 at 5 PM EST.

 Program Flier
Who: Rising high school juniors and seniors that meet qualifying GPA or test score requirements may apply.
What: Enrolled students will take two college courses at no cost: CSC 221: Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming (3cr) and SDV 100: College Success Skills (1cr), earning four college credits over the six-week program. Students must take both courses. Additionally, students will hear from industry speakers to learn more about the energy industry and career opportunities, participate in a field trip to a Dominion Energy Facility, and learn more about NOVA support resources and the benefits of higher education. The cost of tuition and course materials are covered for the students enrolled in the program.
Where: The program will be held at NOVA’s Alexandria, Manassas and Woodbridge Campus.
When: 6-week class sessions from July 1 – August 12, 2024. Classes will be in a hybrid format – on-campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM -1:00 PM, and virtual synchronous (via zoom) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM -11 AM. Lunch will be provided on Mondays and Wednesdays. Attendance at all in-person and virtual class sessions is required.
How to Apply: Please see the steps on the website for more details. Students will first apply to NOVA if they haven’t already, and then select the courses/campus in our online request portal: https://nvcc.dualenroll.com/login. Students will identify their preferred campus on the course request in the online portal. Students are selected by a lottery system and all completed application submitted by the deadline, Wednesday, May 1, are considered. The application is open from March 1 – May 1. Students will be notified by Monday, May 13 if accepted.
For more information about the E-Summer Program at NOVA, please visit the website or contact Katie Aimone at dualenrollment@nvcc.edu. The application is open in https://nvcc.dualenroll.com/login from March 1 - May 1.
There is also an upcoming information session to address any questions:
E-Summer Program Information Session
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Register in Advance

Questions can be directed here:

Katie Aimone - Dual Enrollment Coordinator
DualEnrollment@nvcc.edu
703.503.6291


World Language Opportunities [connect-ed 2/13/2024, posted 2/14/2023]

The Division of English Learners, Family and Community Engagement (DEL FACE) Office is pleased to invite families to our next The Family Room Session:

World Language Opportunities For Your Student
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
6 pm English & Spanish
7pm English & Arabic

Join us virtually to learn about exciting and rigorous World Language opportunities available to LCPS students. 

The focus of this session will be on:
•    The Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program for Kindergarten to 1st Grade students
•    Credit through Testing (CTT)
•    The Seal of Biliteracy
Click on the flyer below to learn more!
English Flyer
Spanish Flyer
Arabic Flyer

Contact Sarah.Ocampo@lcps.org, DEL FACE Coordinator, with any questions.


School Registration for 2024-2025  [posted 2/06/2024]

Registration for NEW LCPS Students Now Open

Do you have a child who will enter kindergarten next year? Or do you know someone who is new to LCPS? The online pre-registration portal for kindergartners and all new students is open! Once pre-registration has been submitted, the school will contact parents/guardians to schedule a registration appointment. Parents/guardians may also contact their zoned school directly

Pre-registration is only for:

  • Students, grades kindergarten to 12, who are new to LCPS
  • Current LCPS pre-kindergarten students entering kindergarten
  • Students who were formerly enrolled and may be returning to LCPS

Academies of Loudoun: Annual Skilled Trades Fair [posted 1/25/20254

 

Skilled Trades Fair at the Academies of Loudoun: For any high school student interested in finding a job or starting a career in the skilled trades (for example: culinary arts, landscape architecture, building construction, masonry, HVAC, auto service, electrical, and auto collision repair, the Skilled Trades Fair is a great opportunity to connect with over 40 local companies looking to share information about their industry and hire! 

 

The Skilled Trades Fair will be held at the Academies of Loudoun (42075 Loudoun Academy Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175) Thursday, January 25th, 6:00-8:00pm. Students can register here, through SchooLinks or scanning the QR code on the flier. This is a free event to attend, so come on over and check it out! 

 


 

LCPS Information--Feb 1 and Mar 1 Opportunity from DEL FACE [posted 1/24/2024]

The Division of English Learners, Family and Community Engagement (DEL FACE) Office invites new international families to our virtual Welcome to LCPS Family Workshop.

This virtual informative session will include information about LCPS and the U.S School system. A toolkit to support student's transition to LCPS will be shared.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2024 - 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • Thursday, March 7th 2024 - 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Sessions will be available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi/Dari:

Families can register by completing this Google Form

Contact Sarah.Ocampo@lcps.org, DEL FACE Coordinator, with any questions.

 


 

LCPS Information--Jan 30 Opportunity from DEL FACE [posted 1/24/2024]

The Division of English Learners, Family and Community Engagement (DEL FACE) Office is pleased to invite families to our next The Family Room Session:

"Partnering with Families in  the Special Education Process"

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2024
  • 6pm English & Spanish
  • 7pm English & Arabic

Join us for a virtual session to learn about the Special Education process and the ways that it can support students accessing learning across LCPS.

Click on the flyer below to learn more! 


 

LCPS: United for Wellness Conference and Resource Fair [posted 1/24/2024]

Learn strategies to support your student’s mental health, academic and social engagement and overall wellness at the United for Wellness Conference and Resource Fair, LCPS’ 6th annual mental health and wellness event, on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside High School. This year’s conference reflects LCPS’ focus on supporting all areas of student health. The event will feature more than 40 student support specialists and community partners as they share tips and strategies for promoting mental health and wellness. Check out the schedule of speakers and register to attend sessions.

 

The conference will also feature a resource fair with local businesses and nonprofits offering services and guidance to support your family. And there will be food trucks, live music and so much more! We look forward to seeing you at the United for Wellness Conference and Resource Fair. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. You won’t want to miss it!

Graphics:


 

LCPS DEIA Newsletter [posted 1/24/2024]

 

From the LCPS Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, the January and February 2024 newsletter.

Click HERE.


 

LCPS Info: Care Solace [posted 1/24/2024]

Information:

Beginning January 29th, LCPS will launch Care Solace, a care coordination service to help students, staff, and families find mental health and substance use treatment matched to their needs. Care Solace’s multilingual and culturally sensitive Care Companion™ team is available 24/7/365 to quickly connect individuals to community providers regardless of need.

 

How Students, Staff & Families Can Access Care Solace Services: 

 

Care Solace is available to all members of the LCPS community – staff, students and their families – and can be accessed by calling (888) 515-0595 at any time. A dedicated Care Companion™ will help research treatment options matched to their needs, secure appointments, and follow up to ensure satisfaction with the provider and treatment.

Staff and family members can also search for help on their own at https://www.caresolace.com/loudoun

Resources:

Care Solace Admin Best Practices Information

Marketing Materials - English and Spanish


 

AT Prep Opportunities for BRHS Students - Discounts Available! [posted 1/24/2024]

Information:

Beginning January 29th, LCPS will launch Care Solace, a care coordination service to help students, staff, and families find mental health and substance use treatment matched to their needs. Care Solace’s multilingual and culturally sensitive Care Companion™ team is available 24/7/365 to quickly connect individuals to community providers regardless of need.

 

How Students, Staff & Families Can Access Care Solace Services: 

 

Care Solace is available to all members of the LCPS community – staff, students and their families – and can be accessed by calling (888) 515-0595 at any time. A dedicated Care Companion™ will help research treatment options matched to their needs, secure appointments, and follow up to ensure satisfaction with the provider and treatment.

Staff and family members can also search for help on their own at https://www.caresolace.com/loudoun

Resources:

Care Solace Admin Best Practices Information

Marketing Materials - English and Spanish

 


 

SAT Prep Opportunities for BRHS Students - Discounts Available! [connected/posted 1/16/2024]

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with three esteemed organizations – The Playbook, Revolution Prep, and Huntington Learning Center-Ashburn – to offer your children various effective SAT preparation options. These include practice tests, group online courses, and personalized, in-person tutoring. For more information, please visit the Broad Run High School Student-Parent-Teacher Organization (brhsptso.org) page.

 

Introducing The Digital SAT Playbook – The Playbook (learntheplaybook.com)

 

Get ready for the upcoming Digital SAT with The Playbook’s comprehensive courses, designed by an expert instructor with 18 years of experience, offers:

  •   20 hours of instruction across 10 two-hour lessons.
  •   Proven strategies for tackling every math and verbal question on the digital SAT.
  •   Access to recorded lessons for flexible review of key concepts.

Available Course Dates:

  1. January 17, 2024 through March 6, 2024 - Mondays and Wednesdays (Evening Classes)
  2. February 27, 2024 through April 30, 2024 - Tuesdays (Evening Classes)

Exclusive Discount for BRHS Families: Use the promo code SAVE200 at checkout for a $200 discount on the course.

For more details and registration:  The Digital SAT Playbook – The Playbook (learntheplaybook.com)

 

Support BRHS PTSO Through Learning

Enrolling in this course not only prepares your child for the SAT but also supports the Broad Run PTSO. For any questions, feel free to reach out to us at brhsptso20147@gmail.com

 

Thank you for your continued support and engagement with our initiatives.

Warm regards...BRHS PTSO


 

Early Online College Registration [posted 1/3/2024]

Juniors and Seniors,

Reminder: Last call for Spring Early Online College (EOC) registration. This is a fantastic opportunity for Juniors and Seniors to take 1-2 NOVA courses at no tuition cost! Students are responsible for the cost of textbooks. The pre-selected courses are 100% online and asynchronous, so they do require a fair amount of outside-of-school work.


Completed applications are due Monday, January 8, 2024 at 5pm.
Details and registration steps for the EOC program are linked here: Registration Steps

Students will get a confirmation email when enrolled and will be sent a registration link to participate in the virtual orientation on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.   

**The EOC spring 2024 course roster is as follows:

ARA 101- Beginning Arabic I
ARA 102- Beginning Arabic II
ART 102- History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
CST 110- Introduction to Human Communication
ECO 201- Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202- Principles of Microeconomics
HIS 112- History of World Civilization post-1500
ITE 152 (part of the IT Technical Support CSC)- Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications
ITN 101 (part of the IT Technical Support CSC)- Introduction to Network Concepts
MUS 121- Music in Society
REL 100- Introduction to the Study of Religion
SDV 100 (part of the IT Technical Support CSC)- College Success Skills
SOC 200- Introduction to Sociology

If you have any questions, please contact:

Aja Adu-Gyamfi, M.Ed.--Dual Enrollment Coordinator--Office of Dual Enrollment

Office: 703-948-5633/ aadugyamfi@nvcc.edu / nvcc.edu


Academies of Loudoun Skills Trade Fair  [posted 1/03/2024]

 

Looking for summer internships or full/part-time employment after graduating high school? Then don't miss the Skilled Trades Fair! With more than 30 vendors, this fair will help connect high school students with local businesses in various trades, including welding, masonry, HVAC, building construction, auto services, auto collision, culinary arts, and environmental plant science/landscape.

Save the date: January 25th, from 6 to 8 pm at the Academies of Loudoun (42075 Loudoun Academy Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175). This event is free and intended for LCPS high school students to network with industry leaders and businesses to explore job opportunities and internships. We request that students register before January 18th to let us know you're coming! Come ready to find your next employment opportunity! Any questions about the event, please direct them to kelly.robucci@lcps.org. Click HERE  for the flier and to register!


 

Band Performing on New Year's Day in LONDON, England [posted 12/31/2023]

 

Watch your Marching Spartans perform live in London, England on 1/1/2024 at 7 am [EST].  Click HERE for the live stream link.    The estimated TV time performance for the Spartans is 8:25-8:30 [EST].  Note that this is an estimate assuming the parade runs perfectly.   Go Spartans!!!

 


Asbestos Management Plan Notification [posted 12/8/2023]  

 

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is required to notify workers and building occupants, or their legal guardians, of the presence of and activities related to the AHERA Asbestos Management Plan for your building.  Each of LCPS schools/facilities has a physical copy of the Asbestos Management Plan in the Administrative Office.  In addition, a copy of each plan is maintained by the Environmental Health and Safety offices in Leesburg.

 

Click HERE for BRHS plan.


Academies of Loudoun Info Session [posted/connected 12/4/2023]

Please see below for information regarding Academies of Loudoun Informational session on Tuesday, December 12, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.

Click HERE for Info Flyer


BRHS Giving Tree [posted/connected 12/01/2023]    

Hello Spartans! It's that time of year where we come together to help some of our students (and their families) who could use a little extra holiday cheer! For Broad Run High School's Holiday Giving Tree 2023 we are encouraging gift cards from Walmart, Target and Giant to allow students and their families to purchase gifts and needed items. In addition, we are collecting winter hats, gloves and scarves to donate. Gift cards and donations can be purchased at local stores and dropped off at our front desk.

If you would prefer to let us do the shopping for you, please donate to our BRHS Holiday Giving Tree using the BRHS SchoolCash Online Portal and we will purchase the gift cards to be distributed. Just look on our portal for BRHS HOLIDAY GIVING TREE! The portal will close on Thursday, December 14th.

https://lcps.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/27499/371/False/True

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity. You have shown us in the past years of our Holiday Giving Tree how much you care about our school community and the people in it. 

Chyna Kelley, BRHS Family Liaison 


Virtual Loudoun Spring Registration [posted/connected 11/29/2023]  


Virtual Loudoun Spring registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2023, and closes on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

Classes begin on Monday, January 29, 2024, and end on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Here is some important VLO Term 2 points:
Virtual Loudoun Online FAQ's

If you are planning on registering for a Virtual Loudoun course, please reach out to your school counselor to discuss your options.


Makeup & Retakes Ready for Viewing [posted/connected 11/21/2023]

Makeup/Retake Day images are now viewable online.

  • Please visit: vosphoto.com/uc
  • use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures

 

Thank you!   Victor O'Neill Studio!


PTSO: Volunteers Needed for Vision/Hearing [posted/connect-ed 11/13/2023]  

Dear Parents -

As we dive into the full swing of the academic year, we are excited to announce the upcoming annual vision and hearing screening at Broad Run High School (BRHS), scheduled for November 16th and 17th. This is a vital health check-up for our students, and we need your support!

We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist during the testing sessions. Your involvement will help ensure the screenings run smoothly and efficiently. If you're interested in contributing your time and being a part of this important event, please sign up using the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A8A62EAAF9CE9-46121998-brhs

Your participation is greatly appreciated and plays a crucial role in the health and wellbeing of our students. Let's make this year's vision and hearing screening a success together!

Thank you for your continued support!


LCPS: Important Message about Fentanyl [posted/connect-ed 11/01/2023]  

LCPS Info link...Click HERE

 

Dear LCPS Families, 

 

I want to address the community about the prevalence of Fentanyl in some of our schools and communities. The use of this powerful, synthetic opioid is affecting young people across the nation, and sadly our LCPS students are no exception. 

 

To date this school year, our records indicate LCPS has had 10 suspected overdoses across six of our high schools. This is based on a definition that includes: they receive medical treatment for suspected overdose that includes Narcan, medical transport, and/or CPR. In this case, what this means is 10 students were transported for treatment of symptoms related to a suspected opioid overdose and four of those 10 students had one or more doses of Naloxone administered (three students at Park View High School and one student at Dominion High School have had Naloxone administered). The six schools where suspected overdoses have taken place are Broad Run, Briar Woods, Dominion, Loudoun County, Park View, and Tuscarora High Schools.  For comparison’s sake, four incidents required naloxone administration to students during the entire 22/23 school year. This number is concerning and distressing, and we will do everything in our power to ensure this does not continue. Please know that we take this issue seriously. We have processes in our schools for screening students suspected of drug use. Every time we become aware of suspected drug use or an overdose in our schools, we work directly with our parents and with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office to investigate and address the incident.  And we will continue to collaborate with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office as well as other agencies to identify needed resources and supports for all of our schools.  

 

Of course, this isn't just a school issue--this is a local, state and national issue.  Schools reflect what is occurring in the community at large, which means this epidemic goes beyond our school walls.  While it is often difficult to say exactly where students are getting these drugs and using them, we do know that some of these students are ingesting drugs prior to school and suffering the effects while in school. We are also hearing reports of young people experiencing drug related medical emergencies outside of school. As I shared as part of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office media release yesterday, when students come to school we want them to learn and thrive. But, most of all we want them to be safe. Our staff and first responders are working together in critical situations to do everything they can to meet the crisis. That said, we cannot do it alone, and we need your help. 

 

Please talk with your children, teens and young people about the dangers of Fentanyl. Please talk with them about the dangers of taking any substance not authorized by their own parent, guardian or doctor. A recent DEA public health alert notes that “laboratory testing indicates 7 out of every 10 pills seized by DEA contain a lethal dose of fentanyl.” Learn more at https://www.dea.gov/onepill

 

Fentanyl is often added to other drugs that look like legitimate prescription opioids (e.g., Xanax, Adderall, Percocet or oxycodone), or mixed into powders or nasal sprays. (US Drug Enforcement Administration)

 

LCPS is taking several steps to support our students, staff and community. 

  1. Naloxone. We want to let you know that LCPS has Naloxone available at every secondary school in the division (high schools and middle schools). Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. LCPS employees are trained to administer this medication and all School Resource Officers for Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Leesburg Police Department carry it as well.
  2. Community Educational Events. Please check our LCPS calendar. 
    1. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will host an informational session this Saturday, Nov.4, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., about fentanyl that will include education on how to administer Naloxone. 
    2. We are currently working with Loudoun County Mental Health and The Williams Center for school and community-based events. Dates, times and community locations are forthcoming.
  3. Extra Security Presence. We are working with our law enforcement partners to maintain extra security on our campuses and we have added LCPS Safety & Security support. 

 

Please visit the LCPS Drug Awareness webpage to find information and resources to help you understand more and speak with your student about the dangers associated with Fentanyl. 

 

And, please call local law enforcement if you or your student have seen these pills. Speaking up may save someone’s life. You can also contact the Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services to get help for a friend or loved one struggling with substance abuse.

 

We appreciate your support as we work together to keep our students safe and healthy.

 

Below you will also find additional information. 

 

What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid typically used to treat patients with chronic severe pain or severe pain following surgery. Under the supervision of a licensed medical professional, fentanyl has legitimate medical use. However, illicit fentanyl is illegally made and sold as a powder, pills, liquid or nasal spray. Other drug products like marijuana, cocaine, heroin or unlawfully sold medications thought to be prescription medicine may be laced with illicit fentanyl without the user's knowledge. A dose of fentanyl the size of the tip of a pencil is considered a lethal amount. 

 

What can we do?

We encourage families to communicate the dangers of fentanyl to your children and review the resources provided below. Please also consider: 

  • Talk to your children about the dangers of drugs and opioids by having regular and open conversations to discuss the risks. Educate them that ANY pill received from a friend, or purchased online, or on the street may be counterfeit and could contain fentanyl.
  • Reinforce that they should only take pills prescribed by a physician and filled at a pharmacy. Tell them that pills prescribed to them should always remain in their possession.
  • If you have concerns about your child, please reach out to your school’s student assistance specialist. 

 

LCPS actions & resources:

  • Students learn about the dangers of drug and opioid use during health class.
  • Student assistance specialists (SASs) have expertise in the mental health and substance-use fields. As members of the Unified Mental Health Team at the secondary level, student assistance specialists provide educational presentations for students and parents, individualized and group support, referral services, coordination with providers, staff development and consultation with parents and staff.
  • LCPS has a drug awareness webpage with resources that can help.

 

Loudoun County Resources:

 

Websites:

 

Take care of yourselves and each other, 

Superintendent Aaron Spence, Ed. D. 


NOVA Early Online College (EOC) Information Session [posted/connect-ed 11/01/2023]

The Spring 2024 Early Online College (EOC) registration opens Monday, October 23, 2023, and the registration deadline is Monday, January 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM, EST. These 12-week NOVA Online courses will run asynchronously from January 30 – April 22, 2024.

An information session will be held on Thursday, November 2 from 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM, and you can register for this session at the following link:

https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsc-qupzsiHtyISyDG5fL6ZarWqMqnYo8T


Registration steps for the EOC program are linked here: https://www.nvcc.edu/online-early-college.

Additionally, we launched a Career Studies Certificate (CSC) through EOC this past fall 2023 (see attached handout). The IT Technical Support CSC is an employable certificate that also prepares students for 5 industry certifications.

The EOC spring 2024 course roster is as follows:

ARA 101- Beginning Arabic I
ARA 102- Beginning Arabic II
ART 102- History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
CST 110- Introduction to Human Communication
ECO 201- Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202- Principles of Microeconomics
HIS 112- History of World Civilization post-1500
ITE 152 (part of the IT Technical Support CSC)- Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications
ITN 101 (part of the IT Technical Support CSC)- Introduction to Network Concepts
MUS 121- Music in Society
REL 100- Introduction to the Study of Religion
SDV 100 (part of the IT Technical Support CSC)- College Success Skills
SOC 200- Introduction to Sociology


Underclass Retake/Makeup Pictures [posted 10/23/2023]    

  • November 2, 2023 - A day
  • Auditorium
  • Pictures start at 9 am and end at 3 pm
  • There is no sign up
  • Get permission from your teacher using E-hall Pass when convenient for you and your teacher during the day
  • Before school begins and during lunch is great time if you don't have a study hall on this day
  • Students should not be out of class for more than 10 minutes
  • Use this link to order photos: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001030095#login 

Contact Mr. Runfola assistant principal with any questions.


School Counseling Info [emailed/posted 10/11/2023]  

Please use below link to access our School Counseling Newsletter. As always, please reach out to anyone on our UMHT (Unified Mental Health Team) if there is anything we can do to support you and/or your child.

 BR School Counseling Newsletter
 


Governors School Info [posted 10/3/2023]

Parents and Students:

Sarah Reeps, the Governor School representative will be coming to Broad Run on Thursday, October 5th to meet with any students who are CURRENTLY in 10th and 11th grade that may be interested in applying to Governor School for the summer of 2024.  She will be here during ALL lunch blocks in the Career Center.  If you think you may be interested, please come to the career center during your lunch block OCTOBER 5th to get more information!

Please contact Susan Ellis should you have any questions regarding this information session. [Susan.ellis@lcps.org]


Step-Up Loudoun Youth Competition [posted 10/2/2023]

The Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition presents middle and high school students an opportunity to identify an issue in their communities and implement a solution as they contribute to the world around them.  Click HERE for the information player.

 

In the past few years,projects have delved deep based on things already being done in school as part of Project Based Learning and Personalized Learning methods. These provide the perfect place for students to make their project work public by explaining, displaying and presenting it to people beyond the classroom. As in the past, students will create a 5 minute team video due February 21, 2024, and then the top 20 teams will present live to judges on March 11, 2024. The Finals and Awards Ceremony will be on March 21, 2024, where the top 10 teams will be invited to present for cash prizes. 


Interims--1st Qtr [connect-ed/posted 9/29/2023

Quarter 1 is on October 2nd.  You can check your child’s progress through ParentVUE under the Grade Book tab. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or counselor if you have any questions.


Project Graduation Updates [posted 9/28/2023]

Planning for Project Grad 2024 is underway. The Project Graduation event cannot happen without the support of BRHS parents, local businesses, and the community.  We hold several fundraisers throughout the school year to raise funds for this event. Please consider participating in one of our annual fundraisers. 

White House Ornament. They make great gifts for family, friends, clients, and business associates.  

Our next meeting will be Thursday October 5th from 7-8:30 PM in the BRHS library.  We still need interested parent and student opinions, so if your schedule is free, please join us with no long-term obligations! We hope to see you there.

RESTAURANT DAY/NIGHT:  Wednesday, October 4, 2023 with Chin Chin Cafe (11:00am- 9:30pm) Dine In, Take Out and Delivery. 20% of the proceeds from BRHS family orders will benefit Project Grad. When placing your order, please let them know you are placing an order to support BRHS Project Graduation.   Click HERE for flyer.

  • Address: 43930 Farmwell Hunt Plaza #106, Ashburn, VA 20147  
  • Phone: 703-858-0505

Parents Night Out [posted 9/27/2023]      

Parents Night Out is back for the 2023-2024 school year.  Click HERE for more information.


Homecoming Dance Info [connect-ed/posted 9/19/2023]      

The Homecoming Dance is THIS SATURDAY, September 23 from 8-11pm in the BRHS Main Gym. Tickets are being sold through the SchoolCash Online Portal https://lcps.schoolcashonline.com/

Questions?

Contact Lauren.Bryan@lcps.org or Hayley.Christiansen@lcps.org


 

Homecoming Dance Info [posted 9/15/2023]      

Info


PTSO Information [connect-ed/posted 9/5/2023]    

Reminder regarding our upcoming PTSO meeting scheduled for tomorrow, September 12, 2023, at 7:00 pm.

    Meeting Details:  

  •         Date: September 12, 2023  
  •         Time: 7:00 pm  
  •         Location: Broad Run HS Library

Parents, this is a fantastic opportunity to engage, share feedback, and be an active part of the BRHS community. We encourage all parents to join us, as your insights are instrumental in shaping our initiatives and programs. This meeting will provide a platform for us to discuss important topics related to our students and the school community as a whole. Your presence and input are invaluable.

In addition, if you are not already a member, we invite you to become a member of the BRHS PTSO for the 2022-2023 academic year. With a membership fee of $35 per family, the impact we make in our BRHS community is truly invaluable. To learn more, please visit our website at Broad Run HS PTSO - Membership.

Thank you for your commitment to the well-being and success of our students and the broader school community. We look forward to seeing you on September 12th!


Broad Run Athletic Hall of Fame 2023 Inductions [connect-ed/posted 9/5/2023]  

Broad Run High School will induct its next class into the Broad Run Athletic Hall of Fame on October 6th, 2023.  Events will begin with a reception consisting of light fare for inductees and their families starting at 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  The Hall of Fame Ceremony will follow at 6 p.m.   After the ceremony, inductees and their families will go to the Hall of Fame area located outside of the Main Gym for photo opportunities.   

At 6:30 p.m., Broad Run’s gymnasium will officially be named in honor of 2023 Hall of Fame member, John Costello, former Broad Run teacher and coach. 

The football game vs Heritage High School will kick off at 7 p.m. 2023 Hall of Fame members will be recognized at halftime of the football game. 

The Class of 2023 Broad Run Athletic Hall of Fame members include the following: 

  • Brad Bauder (Class of 1999) – Baseball, Basketball
  • John Costello (1997-2022)  – Coach, Contributor
  • Eric Hiatt (Class of 2011) - Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Ashley Kramer Kotchin (Class of 2008) -  Softball
  • Eric Madigan – (Class of 2008) - Lacrosse, Football 

UVA High School Visitation Program [posted 9/5/2023]

 

Explore engineering & learn about the University of Virginia at this fun, informative, student-run event hosted by the Society of Women Engineers!  

The program gives young women (cis and trans) and non-binary high school students a comprehensive look at the engineering field as well as UVA’s engineering curriculum. Students will spend the day guided by current UVA School of Engineering & Applied Science students through pioneering speakers, tours of NSF funded labs, hands-on design activities, and much more.  Click HERE for Information Flyer and click HERE for more details.


BRHS Attendance Info [connect-ed/posted 8/22/2023]  

The purpose of this message is to provide you with updated Attendance Information for the 2023-24 school year.  This information can also be found on the Broad Run High School website.

This year, we will be focusing on Attendance. Chronic Absenteeism, as defined by the Commonwealth, is noted when a student misses more than 10% of scheduled school days for either excused or unexcused absences. We ask that parents/guardians review the LCPS school calendar and plan any vacations during times when school is not in session. Attendance is critical. Please make sure to notify the school if your son or daughter must be absent.

Parents of 9th graders, or students new to the County should review this information carefully. Our Attendance Administrative Assistant, Robin Greene is available via email at robin.greene@lcps.org for any questions.


Picture Day--Sept 5th & 6th [posted 8/22/2023]

School Picture Day is coming Tuesday September 5th & Wednesday September 6th 2023....Grades 9, 10 and 11. Pictures will be taken during students ENGLISH classes.

 

Images will be available to view and purchase approximately two weeks following our school's picture day. Save time and Pre-order online here: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001030124#login

 

For questions about ordering school pictures please email underclass@vosphoto.com 


Summer Pictures for Yearbook [connect-ed/posted 8/22/2023]

Spartan families, the yearbook staff needs your help to complete our summer activities spread!  If you would like to submit a photo (or more) for consideration, please use this Google form: https://forms.gle/UiFrNzqNZMh3Mqcd7.  Photos should be school-appropriate and feature at least one Broad Run student.

Questions?  Contact Sarah Dyer, the yearbook adviser, at Sarah.Dyer@lcps.org.


LCPS Online Payment Information and Tools  [posted 8/21/2023]  

Online payments are the preferred method for paying student fees and meals. Below is all the information you need to know about Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) online payment tools, SchoolCash Online and LINQ Connect.


SchoolCash Online

  • SchoolCash Online allows parents to pay school-related fees including everything from field trips to yearbooks.

How does SchoolCash Online work?

  • Schools post their items and activities and assign the relevant fees to your student, so you can then make purchases online using your credit card. It also allows you to keep track of the school fees that require your attention.


Register for SchoolCash Online!

  • If you do not have a SchoolCash Online account yet, you will receive an automated invitation email directly from SchoolCash Online to create an account tomorrow, Tuesday, August 22.
  • If you already have a SchoolCash Online account, but haven’t linked your student(s) to your account, you will receive an automated email from SchoolCash Online for each unlinked child. The email will ask you to confirm that you want SchoolCash Online to automatically connect your child to your account. 
  • You can always create a SchoolCash Online account at any time by going to the SchoolCash Online website and clicking “Register.”


SchoolCash Online Questions

  • If you have any difficulties registering for an account, please contact the SchoolCash Online parent help desk by visiting: schoolcashonline.com/Home/Support.
  • If you have any questions regarding SchoolCash Online, please feel free to reach out to our Business and Finance Team at: lcpssaf@lcps.org.


LINQ Connect

  • SchoolCash Online is not used for meal payments. LCPS has a meal payment system called LINQ Connect that allows students to put money on an account to purchase school meals or other food items in our school cafeterias. 


Register for LINQ Connect

  • To register for a LINQ Connect account, go to LINQ Connect and click on the “Register” button in the top right corner. 
  • At the end of last year, TITAN Family Portal, LCPS previous meal payment system, changed to LINQ Connect. You can use the same credentials to login to LINQ Connect that you used with TITAN Family Portal. You do not need to create an account, change a password, etc. 
  • Please note: If you did use the TITAN Family Portal mobile app, you will need to download the LINQ Connect app, but again, all of your previous credentials should work. The TITAN Family Portal mobile app will not work; however, all of your previous credentials should work in the LINQ Connect app. 


LINQ Connect Questions

  • If you have any questions regarding LINQ Connect, please call 1-888-GO4-LINQ (or 888-464-5467). Press Option 1 for LINQ Nutrition, then Option 2 for TITAN, then press 1 for LINQ Connect. Live support is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. 

Thank you!

Business and Financial Services


LCPS info on Family Life Education [FLE] [posted 8/21/2023]

As a reminder, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Family Life Education (FLE) materials are accessible for preview through ParentVUE (PVUE). Once in ParentVUE, parents/guardians can view the instructional tools posted in the “Resources & Opportunities” tab and by clicking the Family Life Education link.

If parents/guardians have further questions after viewing the materials in ParentVUE or would like to view the materials in person, FLE specialists will be available from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. during the FLE in-person preview dates (listed below) in various rooms at the LCPS Administrative Offices located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn. 

The annual in-person Family Life Education Parent/Guardian Preview Dates are:

  • Monday, August 28, 2023 - Room 104A
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - Room 104C
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - Room 104A

Registration is required for an in-person appointment, please visit the Family Life Education web page to sign up.


Parking Pass Information [posted 8/16/2023]

A visible parking pass is required in every student vehicle on LCPS property during the school day.

Step 1: Complete this application

Step 2: Completed applications should be turned into the Main Office to Mr. Cullers, Safety and Security Officer.

Step 3: Mr. Cullers will pass out parking decals to students during the first week of school.  Please display them in your vehicle within 24 hours of receipt. Decals must be visible on the car you registered for the duration of the school year.

Contact Ms. Estrada with any questions at Mari.Estrada@lcps.org


Info from LCPS: ParentVue  [connect-ed 8/11/2023, posted 8/12/2023]

Friday, August 11, 2023

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 14, please sign into ParentVUE to complete the Online Verification process as part of Loudoun County Public Schools First Day of School Information initiative. This process is required for all families to review and update important information about their students as we begin the 2023-24 school year, and must be completed no later than Friday, September 22. Once completed, you will be able to view student schedules and bus information in ParentVUE. 

If you do not have a ParentVUE account, please contact your student’s school to request an Activation Letter. 

For more information about this Online Verification process, along with FAQs about the First Day of School, please visit: www.lcps.org/FirstDay.


Did you know
that all LCPS websites can be easily translated into any language at the click of a button? To translate, go to the top right corner of any LCPS webpage and click “TRANSLATE.” Once clicked, users can choose any language to translate the entire webpage.


Message from Mr. Spage   [connect-ed/posted 8/7/2023]    

BRHS Families,

Please see included letter and Open House flyer. Please check the BRHS web site for updates frequently.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

David Spage

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Message from School   [connect-ed/posted 8/4/2023]  

BRHS Families,

We hope your summer is going well. Some information and a request(s).

  1. Please look for an email from BRHS (david.spage@lcps.org) via connect ed next week. It will contain a welcome letter for the 23-24 SY. If you or someone you know is not getting connect ed email updates from BRHS please contact BRHS School Counseling.
  2. Please check the BRHS web site for school updates. Also, the BRHS Twitter (center about halfway down).
  3. We will welcome back our faculty on August 16. The BRHS PTSO is requesting donations for the teacher/staff breakfast. You can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AABAB2BA31-welcome2

Host Families needed: German exchange students  [connect-ed/posted 8/4/2023]

We are excited that students from Germany are coming to visit us in September and you could help make their experience unforgettable!

Experience the culture of Germany and host one of the 20 students from Leipzig, Germany that will visit Broad Run High School from 9/11 to 9/25/2023.

No need for any knowledge of German, as students speak English. If interested, your student could also visit Germany in summer 2024.

If you have any questions or are interested in hosting, please reach out to BRHS German teacher Anne Friedrich at Anne.Friedrich@lcps.org

Thank you for thinking about opening your door and heart to a new culture. You will change the world for a student from Germany.


Class of 2024 Graduation Dates  [posted  7/27/23]    

 

Broad Run High School Class of 2024 will be graduating at 10:00 am on June 15, 2024 at Eagle Bank Area, GMU, Fairfax, VA.  

Click  HERE for all LCPS graduation dates.


Open House 2023--Aug 22  [posted  7/18/23]   

Tuesday, August 22 from 4 to 6 pm.  Come explore Broad Run to visit your classrooms, meet teachers/staff and get your BR spirit wear.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet/join the many clubs BR has to offer at the Club Expo.

 

At 6 pm in the Auditorium there will be an activity for the 9th grade parents/students.

 

We look forward to seeing you!!  Click HERE for an information flyer. 


LCPS Immunization Reminder for rising 12th Grade [posted  6/07/23]  

This is a reminder that all rising 12th grade students must show proof of having received a MenACWY (Menactra, Menveo, MenQuadfi) vaccine after the age of 16 years to start school on August 24, 2023.

 

This vaccine is being provided by the Loudoun County Health Department at several immunization clinics this summer. The vaccine is provided at no cost to the family.

 

If your student has health insurance, you must provide the insurance information at the time of your visit so that the insurance can be billed for the administration of the vaccine. If your student does not have health insurance, there is no charge for the vaccine. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to receive the vaccine.

 

The Immunization Clinics will be from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on the following dates at the following schools:

  • July 13 – Simpson Middle School
  • July 20 – Riverbend Middle School
  • August 4 – Lightridge High School
  • August 10 – Riverside High School

You are welcome to bring your student to any of these vaccination clinics to receive the required vaccine. Don’t wait until the last minute to have your student vaccinated. If you have any questions, please call Student Health Services at 571-252-1017.  Click HERE for information flyer


Summer 2023 Math Refresher  [connect-ed/posted  6/07/23, 7/07/23]  

 

FREE to all students...10 am to 12 noon in the BRHS Library.  Math teachers are excited to have you join them.   Click HERE to RSVP.  

  • August 1st
  • August 8th
  • August 15th 

Click HERE for the flyer.


New Student Platform--"School Links"   [posted  6/07/23]    

 

LCPS has adopted a new platform called "School Links" which will fully replace Naviance on June 30, 2023. This is exciting for us and for you as it will be make the college and career process much more user friendly. This will allow you to access college and career inventories as well as prepare you for the transcript process.

Please access the School Links demo for you to begin taking advantage of this now so you may begin exploring your post-high school options over the summer.

We are excited as we begin this journey with all of you.  Please save the date for Friday, August 11th from 10:00 AM-12:00AM, for our College Boot Camp. This is designed to help get you started on your college application journey. We will go over Common App, essay writing, navigating college websites and more. Please note we will also review how to request transcripts and letters of recommendation at this time.

Any questions, please contact Mrs. Kroll in School Counseling


Spirit Pack for 2023-2024 School Year  [connect-ed/posted  6/07/23]

2023 Spirit Packs are now available for pre-order.  Spirit packs include exclusive merch along with a ticket to the homecoming game and dance. Packs will be delivered to students in their Spartan Seminar the week of homecoming (September 18-22).  Order your pack today to get a $75 value for only $49. See the flyer to order.

Click HERE for more information AND how to order.