Monday, December 15 –
Treasure Island performance - 5th period in Auditorium
Credit By Exam Testing window opens through December 17 - Rm. 109
Department Chair meeting - 8th period in Principal's office
Administration Meeting - 4:30 p.m. in Principal's Office
Tuesday, December 16 –
Cabinet Meeting/Breakfast - 7:45 a.m. in GO Center
PBIS Team Training – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Letterman Fitting – 8 – 9 a.m. in MPR
Leaver Team Meeting – 9:30 a.m. in Principal’s Office
World Languages Holiday Luncheon – in MPR all three lunches
Assistant Principal Learning Academy – 4 – 6 p.m
AVID Coordinators Meeting – 4:30 p.m.
CLT Meeting – 4:30 p.m. in Library (topic: Early College Academy at Brackenridge HS)
Varsity Boys BB v. Harlandale – ACC at 8 p.m.; subvarsity games begin at Brackenridge at 5 p.m.
Varsity Girls BB v. Harlandale at Harlandale at 6:30 p.m.; subvarsity games begin at 5 p.m.
Treasure Island performance – 7 p.m. in Auditorium
Wednesday, December 17 –
All faculty and staff must review the Child Abuse PowerPoint and sign to acknowledge review in New GO Center (see email from Ms. Lozano dated 12-12)
Gear Up Field Trip to Texas A & M-Corpus Christi
School Holiday Luncheon – in Library all three lunches
Thursday, December 18 –
Counselors Meeting at Cooper – 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Social Studies Department Chair Meeting at Region XX – 4:30 p.m.
Master Scheduler Meeting at Cooper – 4:30 p.m.
Band/Choir/Orchestra Holiday Concert – 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Mall Area
Treasure Island performance – 7 p.m. in Auditorium
Friday, December 19 –
Deadline for scanning all Writing on Demand essays from 12/11 – 12/12/14
Deadline for all Read 180 SRI testing to be completed
Treasure Island performance – 6th period in Auditorium
Varsity Girls BB v. Lanier – ACC at 5 p.m.; subvarsity games at Brackenridge beginning at 5 p.m.
Varsity Boys BB v. Lanier – ACC at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 –
Boys BB Subvarsity games v. Lanier at Lanier Athletic Center beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Looking Ahead –
CLT Meeting – Tuesday, 12/16 – 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Potluck Luncheon – Wednesday, 12/17 – all three lunches
Gear Up College Visit to Texas A & M Corpus Christi – Wednesday, 12/17 all day
Brackenridge Band Christmas Concert – Thursday, 12/18 – 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Mall Area
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G.W. Brackenridge High School will educate every student to be self-sufficient, strengthen every student to be competitive in all challenges of mind and heart, and nurture every student to value wisdom in a diverse world through multiple pathways that incorporate 21st Century skills, a globally sensitive curriculum and service learning.
We are with you heart and soul
We will fight and win our goal
Ranking high you know why;
Just because you carried through
All those things that are great and good
Brackenridge, here's success to you
BHS, o'er the rest
In the game of life we lead
Fighting fair do-or-dare
Thanks to thee and to thy creed
We will go but we know in a pleasant memory
Will be always within our hearts
Of the days we spent with thee
Onward eagles, onward eagles
Fight right through that line
Circle right around those end boys
Touchdown sure this time! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Tackle down them, hold them, ground them
Now let them free
Onward you eagles onto victory
Fight for the purple and white
Fight! Fight! Fight!
The School (this article was taken from ACCD.edu):
A more amusing anecdote concerns a(nother) San Antonio public high school and–surprisingly– the eighteenth century African-American poetess, Phillis Wheatley. Even though she entered childhood as a slave to a New England merchant family, from whom she took her surname, Wheatley is generally considered one of the most important American poets of the eighteenth century. Her collection of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), was probably the first book by an African-American to be published. As a result of her accomplishment, when the original Brackenridge High School on the city's south side, which had been built in 1919, was replaced with a new structure during the 1970's, the District decided to rename it Phillis Wheatley High School, in honor of the first African-American author. Unfortunately, the name change did not please the close-knit alumni of the original Brackenridge campus, many of whom had attended the old school decades earlier, when that area of town was a prominent middle-class neighborhood. They simply wanted to hold on to the prominent local name with which they identified their high school traditions of years past. Their influence was strong enough that the San Antonio Independent School District changed the name of the new facility, located a few blocks east of the King William Historic District, back to Brackenridge High School, (in 1988) and the black poetess' name was (changed) to an institution called Phillis Wheatley Middle School.
The school is named after:
George Washington Brackenridge was born in Warwick County, Indiana, in January of 1832. He attended the University of Indiana, and Harvard University. When his parents came to Texas in 1853, they settled at Texana (now a ghost town) in coastal Jackson County.
From 1857 to 1860 Brackenridge served as a Jackson County surveyor and when the Civil War erupted, he started trading cotton at Matamoros while his three brothers served on active duty with the Confederate Army.
Early in the war Brackenridge claimed Union sympathies and was banished from Texas.. He became United States Treasury agent in July of 1863, and worked in New Orleans after that city was occupied by Federal forces.