Bryant Newsletter January 2023

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Bryant Newsletter January 2023

We hope everyone is having a wonderful and healthy start to this New Year 2023.  January is a particularly busy month at Bryant as testing is wrapping up, we are getting ready for February graduation and it is the start of our spring semester. 

Did you know that we have an incredible partnership with Food for Neighbors (FFN) and they help stock our food pantry each month? Please reach out to your child’s counselor if you are in need of items.  Once a month, we send large grocery bags home with each student. This picture is from a January Food Drive where Ms. Harrison collected 55 bins of food and met Ms. Fairfax and Ms. Virginia Volunteer with Laura Wainwright, our FFN Coordinator.  

 

Bryant students are working to create a yearbook! A small group is currently meeting during Learning Seminar. We have a photography team established, have started accumulating and storing photos, and are working on our yearbook theme. We look forward to working on creating content for this first-ever artifact of Bryant High School. Our English teacher, Mrs. Jill Surh, is spearheading this awesome effort. 

 

Morelle Brant, and Yensii Mendez attended the Puller Program in mid January. This program was named after Toddy Puller who was an avid advocate for the citizens of Virginia and allows high school students in the Mt. Vernon district to observe and participate in the Virginia State Government process.  This all-expense trip was life changing for our Bryant students and we are grateful for our very own Ms. Genie McCreery who coordinated this transformative experience. 

 

Ms.Zhang’s classes celebrated Chinese New Year with festivities, food and fun on January 19th.  Students learned about the importance of the “Spring Festival,” what it represents, and that it marks a time of  a desire for a new beginning.  Participants were encouraged to wear red as this is the main color for the Lunar New Year, denoting prosperity and energy.  

 

Bryant’s own Brook LaPorta was selected as an FCPS Outstanding Teacher.  In addition to being a science extraordinaire, Brooke LaPorta is a park naturalist at Huntley Meadows Park in Fairfax County.  On January 22, Ms. LaPorta conducted an “Owl Walk” for the public.  She spent 45 minutes educating adults and children on different species of owls and their habits.  She then took the group out into the park to look and listen for owls.  Bryant High School is grateful to have Brooke LaPorta as a part of our family!!

 

Bryant is looking forward to the month of February where we celebrate and honor our 35 high school graduates.  Counselors will begin academic advising with our students for next school year (hard to believe we are already thinking about next school year) and visiting the West Potomac Academy.

Wishing everyone a heart full February!

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Boletín Bryant de enero de 2023

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Boletín Bryant de enero de 2023

Esperamos que todos estén teniendo un comienzo maravilloso y saludable para este Año Nuevo 2023. Enero es un mes particularmente ocupado en Bryant ya que las pruebas están terminando, nos estamos preparando para la graduación de febrero y es el comienzo de nuestro semestre de primavera.

¿Sabía que tenemos una asociación increíble con Food for Neighbors (FFN) y ayudan a abastecer nuestra despensa de alimentos cada mes? Comuníquese con el consejero de su hijo si necesita artículos. Una vez al mes, enviamos bolsas grandes de comestibles a casa con cada estudiante. Esta foto es de una colecta de alimentos de enero donde la Sra. Harrison recolectó 55 contenedores de comida y conoció a la Sra. Fairfax y la Sra. Virginia como voluntaria con Laura Wainwright, nuestra coordinadora de FFN.

¡Los estudiantes de Bryant están trabajando para crear un anuario! Un pequeño grupo se está reuniendo actualmente durante el Seminario de aprendizaje. Tenemos un equipo de fotografía establecido, hemos comenzado a acumular y almacenar fotos y estamos trabajando en el tema de nuestro anuario. Esperamos trabajar en la creación de contenido para este primer artefacto de Bryant High School. Nuestra maestra de inglés, la Sra. Jill Surh, está encabezando este increíble esfuerzo.

Morelle Brant y Yensii Méndez asistieron al Programa Puller a mediados de enero. Este programa lleva el nombre de Toddy Puller, quien fue un ávido defensor de los ciudadanos de Virginia y permite que los estudiantes de secundaria del distrito de Mt. Vernon observen y participen en el proceso del gobierno del estado de Virginia. Este viaje con todos los gastos cambió la vida de nuestros estudiantes de Bryant y estamos agradecidos por nuestra propia Sra. Genie McCreery, quien coordinó esta experiencia transformadora.

Las clases de la Sra. Zhang celebraron el Año Nuevo Chino con festividades, comida y diversión el 19 de enero. Los estudiantes aprendieron sobre la importancia del "Festival de Primavera", lo que representa y que marca un momento de deseo de un nuevo comienzo. Se animó a los participantes a vestirse de rojo, ya que este es el color principal del Año Nuevo Lunar, que denota prosperidad y energía.

El propio Brook LaPorta de Bryant fue seleccionado como maestro destacado de FCPS. Además de ser una ciencia extraordinaria, Brooke LaPorta es naturalista del parque Huntley Meadows Park en el condado de Fairfax. El 22 de enero, la Sra. LaPorta realizó una “Caminata de búhos” para el público. Pasó 45 minutos educando a adultos y niños sobre diferentes especies de búhos y sus hábitos. Luego llevó al grupo al parque para buscar y escuchar lechuzas. ¡Bryant High School está agradecida de tener a Brooke LaPorta como parte de nuestra familia!

Bryant espera con ansias el mes de febrero en el que celebramos y honramos a nuestros 35 graduados de la escuela secundaria. Los consejeros comenzarán el asesoramiento académico con nuestros estudiantes para el próximo año escolar (difícil de creer que ya estamos pensando en el próximo año escolar) y visitarán la Academia West Potomac.

¡Deseando a todos un corazón lleno de febrero!

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Happy Holidays From Bryant High School

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Happy Holidays From Bryant HS

Hello Bryant families,

We had an exciting and eventful month of December and would like to share with you what we did!

On Thursday December 8th, students participated in our annual Holiday Market. Each student was able to pick one blanket and another gift item from an array of choices including hoodies, makeup, skincare, toys, and sports equipment. After students selected their items they stopped in the commons for some hot chocolate/abuelita and cookies before going into the auditorium for a movie. During the movie ten raffle tickets were drawn to distribute $25 dollar gifts from Chick-fil-A,, Starbucks, and Chiptole. Congratulations to the lucky winners!

 

As a reminder, we always welcome family members to stop by for a visit with our family liaison, Zuery Sanatana, who joined our Bryant High School community last month in November. She is able to take parents to the pantry located downstairs which offers various food, hygiene, and personal care items for those in need. We recently installed a washer and dryer which families can also use during their visit. Please contact Zeury at 703-660-2059 or via email at [email protected] to make an appointment. As an added bonus, she is bilingual in Spanish and English!

 

The Holiday Market was not the only fun this month! Students in Ms. Bowser’s English 9/English Language Development class took a field trip to the National Gallery of Art in D.C. There students saw exhibitions on Renaissance painters, Black artists of the American South, and photography from Spain among other special installations.

 

Bryant High School has its own artist being recognized as well! Our art teacher, Mrs. Julie Smith Gilmore, who teaches Studio Art levels 1, 2 and 3 was recognized by Fairfax County Public Schools at a Teachers Art Exhibition at Lorton Workhouse Art Center. Mrs. Smith Gilmore took her moms’ texts (in Korean) and transported them onto a ceramic vessel.  We are so proud of Mrs. Smith Gilmore’s accomplishments and are grateful to have her here with us.

In between all of the fun, students have been working hard preparing for and taking their Standards of Learning assessments (SOLs) as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and their Career/Technical Education Certification. This month students took English, math, and social studies tests which included reading, writing, earth science, algebra 1, geometry, world history, and US/VA history. We wish our students the best of luck as they continue testing into January. Economic and Personal Finance students also took the W!SE financial literacy exam. 

To provide students with a break in between all of their hard work we continued our recently implemented Friday activity day which we do twice a month. On these days students have a shortened class time to provide them with the opportunity to participate in various activities. These include yoga, yearbook, open gym, movie club, chess, and karaoke. This is a fun, interactive bonding experience for both students and teachers. 

A former Bryant graduate, James Wrobeh, visited Bryant and shared his experiences as a student at Virginia State University. He is a role model for students and staff that hard work and a great attitude pays off!

 

We hope everyone has a happy holiday season, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Bryant High School

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Two Hour Delay - Retraso de dos horas

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Two Hour Delay - Retraso de dos horas Bryant HS will open two hours late on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Here is our bell schedule for tomorrow. Details: https://fcps.edu Bryant HS abrirá dos horas tarde el jueves 15 de diciembre de 2022. Aquí está nuestro horario de clases para mañana.

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Order Bryant Bear Spirit Wear! ¡Ordene Bryant Bear Spirit Wear!

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Order Bryant Bear Spirit Wear! ¡Ordene Bryant Bear Spirit Wear!

The Bryant Bear store is open to order Bryant Bear Spirit Wear for Students and Staff! Order by October 31th at noon.

Click here or scan the QR code to order!

 

¡La tienda Bryant Bear está abierta para ordenar Bryant Bear Spirit Wear para estudiantes y personal! Haz tu pedido antes del 31 de octubre al mediodía.

Haga clic  aquí  o escanee el código QR para ordenar!

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Order Bryant Bear Spirit Wear! - ¡Ordene Bryant Bear Spirit Wear!

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Order Bryant Bear Spirit Wear! ¡Ordene Bryant Bear Spirit Wear!

The Bryant Bear store is open to order Bryant Bear Spirit Wear for Students and Staff! Order by October 28th at noon.

Click here or scan the QR code to order!

 

¡La tienda Bryant Bear está abierta para ordenar Bryant Bear Spirit Wear para estudiantes y personal! Haz tu pedido antes del 28 de octubre al mediodía.

Haga clic  aquí  o escanee el código QR para ordenar!

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