Our monthly district e-newsletter, Success Happens Here, is one way we share important information with our parents and community. Please visit one of the links below for the October 2023 edition: English: https://5il.co/268o3 Spanish: https://5il.co/268o2
Let’s celebrate October as National Principals Month! 🗓️ Stay tuned throughout the month as we highlight each of our principals across Bryant Schools. Please 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 in celebrating these amazing leaders. We 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 our Principals! 💙💙💙
#ChildHealthDay focuses on children's well-being and overall health. It is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of providing children access to quality healthcare, promoting healthy lifestyles, and preventing childhood illnesses and injuries. The Hornet Health Center provides students with primary, preventative, and convenient healthcare at a location convenient to them—school. Learn more by visiting.bryantschools.org/page/hornethealthclinic
Can we just say how much we love our custodians? It takes hard work to keep our schools and facilities in tip-top shape. Thank you for your commitment to making our buildings clean and ready for learning. (Not all are pictured but ALL are appreciated today and every day.)
We’ve added The Farm to our Heartsafe schools! Hill Farm Elementary received their Project Adam, Heartsafe School Designation yesterday. In partnership with Bryant Fire Department and Pafford EMS, Hill Farm Elementary (HFE) staff successfully completed their Heartsafe School certification drill. The CERT team is composed of a wide variety of the HFE team members with Nurse Brooke Jackson leading the way. Through the efforts of our Nursing Department, we plan to have all schools in the district designated as Heart Safe as soon as possible. Congratulations, Hill Farm Elementary!
Hornets #GoGold tomorrow! Don't forget to bring your donation for the ACH Hematology/Oncology Child Life Department ($1 Students/$2 Staff). Show us your photos by using the hashtag #HornetsGoGold.
TONIGHT & TOMORROW! See the Bryant Theatre Company’s production of The 39 Steps. Four Bryant student actors will play 20+ crazy characters! Take “39 Steps” to Love Auditorium to see the show on September 25 & 26. Tickets ⇉ https://bit.ly/3sXkNeO.
The Bryant School Board meets monthly. Following each regular meeting, Bryant Public Schools will post a School Board Recap to give parents and community members user-friendly information about decisions being made at school board meetings. September 2023 recap: English: https://5il.co/25ma8 Spanish: https://5il.co/25ma9
Grocery shopping this weekend? Pick up an extra jar of peanut butter and donate it! We are collecting peanut butter through September 29. Help us provide a nutritious staple food item for children and families in Saline County! Drop off at any Bryant school from 8:30am-2:30pm.
REMINDER: All students will be dismissed early on Thursday, September 28 for Secondary (6-12th grade) Parent Teacher Conferences. Teachers will reach out to parents to schedule conference times.
Have you completed a meal application? The online application only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved. Paper applications may also be picked up and returned to any school office or cafeteria. Apply at bryantschools.org/page/food-service.
A power outage has affected the Bethel Middle School campus. At this time, phones and email are not working. Students are enjoying lunch by sunlight.
Our partnership with the City of Bryant and Bryant Police Department allows us to have EIGHT police officers on our secondary campuses. We are thankful today and every day for their service to our students, staff and community. You make our schools safer places to learn. TO ALL WHO SERVE AND PROTECT, THANK YOU. 🚨🚔 (School Resource Officers) SROs: Lieutenant Mark Kling, Sergeant Lee Ledbetter, K-9 Officer Chad Winkler, Officer Samantha Hodgson, Officer George Morehead, Officer Christopher Bunch, Officer Nicholas Kincade, and Officer Joshua Terry
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For the second year, our district is participating in the #GoGold campaign. All Hornets are asked to #GoGold on Friday, September 29. Wear gold clothing/accessories or wear a gold ribbon. We are asking students to donate $1 and staff to donate $2. All donations will be given to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Child Life Department to support children with cancer and their families.
‼️ NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST ‼️ Congratulations to Jonah Wagner on being named a semifinalist in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship program. Jonah has been a Bryant Hornet since kindergarten. He is in both the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society at Bryant High School. #BryantProud Jonah is undecided about which college to attend, but is considering a major in history/law. His dad Rick, mom Amanda, and siblings Luke and Sarah are big supporters of Jonah. He will have a bright future ahead. Jonah is now part of a group of talented high school seniors from across the country who can compete for more than 7,000 National Merit Scholarships worth $28 million that will be offered next spring. National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in four nationwide news releases starting next April.
‼️ NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST ‼️ Congratulations to Julia Murray on being named a semifinalist in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship program. Julia is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer Murray and sister to Maggie. A Hornet since kindergarten, Julia attributes her success as a semifinalist to taking challenging courses throughout Bryant High School. #BryantProud Julia is the National Honor Society president, an officer in SWARM, serves on Student Senate, and is in FCCLA and Beta Club. She is on the Lady Hornet Soccer team. Julia is also very involved in Indian Springs Baptist Church. She will major in nursing at the University of Arkansas. Her future plans include earning a Master’s degree to become a Nurse Anesthetist. Julia is now part of a group of talented high school seniors from across the country who can compete for more than 7,000 National Merit Scholarships worth $28 million that will be offered next spring. National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in four nationwide news releases starting next April.
‼️ NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST ‼️ Congratulations to Logan Geissler on being named a semifinalist in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship program. Logan has been a Bryant student since fifth grade. He attributes his success to the great teachers he has had over the years. #BryantProud Logan is very involved at Bryant High School. He is a member of the Hornet Golf team, National Honor Society, FBLA, Beta Club, and Chess Club. He also volunteers with his church. He is considering Vanderbilt for a Computer Science major or Georgia Tech for Aerospace Engineering. Whatever pathway he chooses, he hopes to make meaningful changes in the world. Logan is now part of a group of talented high school seniors from across the country who now have the opportunity to compete for more than 7,000 National Merit Scholarships worth $28 million that will be offered next spring. National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in four nationwide news releases starting next April.
🎧 New Podcast Episode 🎧 Season 2 Episode 1 of the Hornet Hour Podcast is now live! Join Dr. Alex Berry as he visits with individuals in the district to provide information about Bryant Public Schools. Dr. Karen Walters, recently named 2024 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year, provides information about the upcoming school year. Dr. Berry talks with Brittany Rothwell, Hornet Health Coordinator, and Michele Lewis, Director of Student Services & Federal Programs, about the various support programs in the district. bryantschools.org/podcast
Join us in congratulating our BHS students who entered craft projects in the Saline County Fair 4H event. Each student won a blue ribbon for his or her entry and a small cash prize. Junior Ali Chism won “Best in Show” for her wooden Christmas trees. We 💙seeing these talented artists and their creations! #BryantProud Teachers Andrea Barlow, Allie Mashburn, Lynda Currey, and Jamie Golden helped with the project.
The Hornet Health Clinic is a full service medical clinic located on the district's main campus which partners with ARcare to provide students with primary, preventative, and convenient healthcare. Join us for an open house and ribbon cutting on September 8 to celebrate the new facility and new provider. Tour the clinic and meet the people committed to keeping our Hornets healthy. Drop by before the big Friday night game against Parkview Magnet.