Join us in giving a warm BRYANT WELCOME to Austin Sublett, one of two new CSSOs! A former Garland County Sheriff's Deputy, Mr. Sublett joins the school district as a safety officer on the Davis Elementary campus. Bryant Schools now has a security presence (SRO or CSSO) on EACH of our school campuses.
A big BRYANT WELCOME goes out Charles Lamb, one of two new CSSOs! A retired Bryant Police officer, Mr. Lamb joins the school district as a safety officer on the Bryant Elementary campus. Bryant Schools now has a security presence (SRO or CSSO) on EACH of our school campuses.
“The best thing about being a principal is being able to help others. We have an opportunity to change someone's life whether a student, teacher, faculty member or parent.” Clint Shadwick believes in serving others, which he does every day as principal at Bryant Middle School.
The Bryant School Board recognized the service of the 2020-21 BHS Student Senate Leadership Team: President: Summer Brown VP: William Alverio Treasurer: Lucie Van Roekel Secretary: Addi Funk Parliamentarian: Rachel Harmon Reporter-Historian: Erin Key (not pictured) Spirit Co-Chairs: Madelyn Martin and Maddie Thomas
Parents and community members, we invite you to view our Annual Report to the Public, which provides an overview of the progress made during the 2019-20 school year. It was a great year of Creating Opportunities for Success, which we could not do without your support. Link ➟➟➟ bryantschools.org/page/annual-report
Bryant Schools is providing an opportunity for parents to change their student's instructional option (blended or virtual) beginning second semester (January 2021). In order to effectively plan schedules for student classes, we are asking parents to submit a form for EACH student (K-12) even if you plan to continue your current learning environment. PreK parents should not complete this form since PreK is only offered onsite. We will use your selection to place your elementary student in an onsite/virtual classroom or develop your secondary student's schedule for the second semester (January 2021) of the school year. Information on both blended and virtual learning is available on our website: bit.ly/2StNz1c. If you have questions, please email your building principal. THE FORM WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020 at 11:59pm. Instructional Option for Second Semester: bit.ly/3lQ6iR1 Instructional Option for Second Semester (en español): bit.ly/2SZW04G
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. #LearntheFacts Dyslexia has nothing to do with vision OR intelligence. It is a language-processing disorder and is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and poor spelling and decoding abilities. It can affect reading, writing, spelling, and speaking. For more information on Bryant’s Dyslexia intervention services, visit bryantschools.org/page/dyslexia.
The Bryant School District will present the Annual Report to the Public during the regular monthly board meeting on Thursday, October 15 at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the Bryant High School Multi-Purpose Room (Building 10). The report, presented in video format, provides an overview of the progress made during the 2019-20 school year and includes district policies, programs and goals. This agenda item will provide the opportunity for parents and other members of the community to ask questions and make suggestions concerning school policies, programs and goals. Parents and other members of the community are invited to attend. Social distancing will be practiced; masks required.
Thirty-one year veteran Russ Sherrill has served as principal at Springhill Elementary for the past 10 years. “Building relationships with students and their families is the best thing about being a principal to me,” he says. Mr. Sherrill is a great example of encouragement and leadership to all in the Springhill family.
With free meals for all students through the end of the school year, why complete a free and reduced lunch application? Families who qualify receive extra benefits! Submit your application by THURSDAY, OCT 15. Apply at bit.ly/MealAccounts.
ALL students will be dismissed early on Thursday, October 22. Elementary schools will hold virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences from 2:00-7:30pm. Conferences will be scheduled using Zoom or phone calls. Teachers will contact parents to set up a conference time.
Michele Lewis has served as the principal at Parkway Elementary since its opening three years ago. She enjoys her role as building leader. “The fact that every day I get to do what I love and help shape the lives of our future leaders is an incredible feeling. There's nothing as great as seeing that you have made a difference in a child's life.” With over 27 years in education she has made a difference in hundreds of lives!
A report will be published by noon each Friday that shows the number of active positive COVID-19 cases for students/staff in the district. Find the October 9 report at bit.ly/BPSCases. We want to remind parents to call the District Point of Contact (POC), 501-414-6647, to report a positive COVID-19 case with your student or within your family. Calls should also be made if your child has been identified as a close contact with a positive case outside of school (church, family members, gyms, etc.). It is also important that if a parent tests positive, the children who live in the home with them are quarantined. Please call the POC even if you are unsure if you should. It is always better to be cautious in situations where the safety of others is concerned. We appreciate your help in keeping our Hornet family healthy. Additional resources available at bryantschools.org/page/covid-19-information.
Bethel Middle School principal Chris Gabe believes the best thing about being a school leader is the greetings he receives from students and teachers every morning. His 23 years in education have been spent investing in both groups of people. His favorite quote comes from Benjamin Franklin. "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
Donaven Sims is serving his 5th year as Salem’s principal. He has 17 years in the education field. His favorite quote comes from Dr. Seuss, The Lorax: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” Thank you, Mr. Sims, for caring for our Salem students, parents and staff!
Want a flexible job that fits your child's school schedule? Consider becoming a substitute!
On #ChildHealthDay, check out the services offered by our Hornet Health Clinic. Medical, dental and eye care is available for any student in the district. Children learn best with they are healthy, feel well, and can see the world of opportunity surrounding them. https://youtu.be/qJbFzrOcMUg
The Bryant School Board will meet at 5:30pm tonight for a special meeting followed by a work session. The work session will cover required board training on discipline and bullying data. Special Meeting Agenda: bit.ly/34qjNjn
Leslie Penfield is a first year principal at Hill Farm Elementary. Committed to Bryant’s mission of Creating Opportunities for Success, Mrs. Penfield enjoys the role she plays in helping students. “ I love that in the years to come students will come up to me and I will get to see all they have become and know I had a small part in that success! She has touched many lives in her 18 year career and will continue to do so as she leads HFES.
HOMECOMING RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 23 LR Central has canceled the game on Friday, October 9. Homecoming has been moved to Friday, October 23 when the Hornets take on Cabot. Festivities begin at 6:25pm at Hornet Stadium. The Bryant Homecoming queen will be crowned prior to kickoff at 7pm. Eight young ladies will represent Bryant High School as maids on the 2020 Homecoming Court. Senior Maids | Anna Barnes, Samantha Ferguson, Haley Fry, Ashton Inman Junior Maids | Kaycee Browning, Bella Watkins Sophomore Maids | Anna DePelsMaeker, Lauren Long Photo credit: Abigail Weihe, senior photo editor for BHS yearbook staff.