Briar Woods High School PTSO

Briar Woods High School PTSO The Briar Woods High School PTSO provides support and service to the Teachers, Students, Parents and local community. So what exactly do we fundraise for?
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In the past few years, we have purchased things like:
-Robotics equipment for competition
-Film Cameras for the Art dept.
-Picnic tables and benches for the courtyard
-Tables for alternative classroom arrangements
-Fees for DECA and FBLA National competition
-Assistance with the All Night Grad Party, Homecoming, and the Winter Dance
-Go Pro helicopters for the Tech Ed Department
-$10,000 in multip

In the past few years, we have purchased things like:
-Robotics equipment for competition
-Film Cameras for the Art dept.
-Picnic tables and benches for the courtyard
-Tables for alternative classroom arrangements
-Fees for DECA and FBLA National competition
-Assistance with the All Night Grad Party, Homecoming, and the Winter Dance
-Go Pro helicopters for the Tech Ed Department
-$10,000 in multip

Operating as usual

Senior Parents - we could use your help for Monday's grad practice.  The PTSO will be providing lunch for the seniors, b...
06/04/2021
Senior Grad Practice Lunch

Senior Parents - we could use your help for Monday's grad practice. The PTSO will be providing lunch for the seniors, but looking for help with drinks. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4AA9AD23A2FDCF8-senior Thank you!

Hello Senior Parents - The PTSO will be providing lunch for our 475 seniors on Monday.  We need your help with drinks and coolers. Please deliver to the school by 9am Monday so we can have time to cool the drinks ( if you can bring them cold - that would be great too!) Please review the available s...

05/06/2021

So excited to submit the nominations for next years Board!

Thank you all for your quick response!

Nominations:
President - Erin Stevens
VP Membership - Debi Arabia
VP Fundraising -Tracy Gilliam
Treasurer - Rebecca White
Secretary - Melanie Kelly
SAT/ACT Prep Liaison -Meghna Kanna
Website/Social Media - Mary Flowers

05/06/2021

Calling all BWHS Parents!

It's crazy that the school year is almost over! We are looking for Board Members for 2021-2022 School Year PTSO. This is a great opportunity to be engaged with the school, make new friends, and give back to our teachers and community. Please consider helping out! We will be accepting nominations for the Board over the next couple of weeks, more details to follow.
It is a small time commitment (2-4 hours a month) but provides a huge impact for our school! Please comment below if you are interested in any of these positions or email our PTSO President, Erin Stevens, at [email protected]. Thank you!

Open Positions:

VP Membership
VP Fundraising
Secretary
SAT/ACT Prep Liaison
Website/Social Media Manager

05/06/2021

Reminder! PTSO Meeting tonight! Please find Zoom details in events. Open to all staff and parents!

Last call!! Please help by noon tomorrow!  Thank you teachers and staff!!
05/04/2021
2021 BWHS Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Last call!! Please help by noon tomorrow! Thank you teachers and staff!!

We will be celebrating Teacher & Staff Appreciation this week - May 4-7 this year. The PTSO is looking for parent help/donations for the following! May 4/5:  Signange outside the school thanking our staff.  No volunteers needed. May 5th: Catered Lunch Provided to teachers/staff from Apple Spice Ca...

We love our teachers and staff!   Thanks to the folks  at Good Signs for the sweet set up!
05/04/2021

We love our teachers and staff! Thanks to the folks at Good Signs for the sweet set up!

We love our teachers and staff! Thanks to the folks at Good Signs for the sweet set up!

Dear BWHS Families: This week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week and the PTSO wanted to share the schedule of events a...
05/02/2021
2021 BWHS Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Dear BWHS Families:

This week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week and the PTSO wanted to share the schedule of events as well as ask for Parent Help!

Tuesday May 4 - Signage Outside School
Wednesday May 5 - Boxed Lunch by Panera & Apple Spice Café
Thursday May 6 - Breakfast & Gift Cards Presented
Friday May 7 - Afternoon Kona Ice Truck

Please help out here:

Sign up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4CA4A928A75-copy

Donate by PayPal using email: [email protected]
Leave cash/check at BWHS Office in a sealed envelope addressed to the attention of PTSO by Wednesday 05/05 @ noon.

We will be celebrating Teacher & Staff Appreciation this week - May 4-7 this year. The PTSO is looking for parent help/donations for the following! May 4/5:  Signange outside the school thanking our staff.  No volunteers needed. May 5th: Catered Lunch Provided to teachers/staff from Apple Spice Ca...

Turbo Tutoring is offering several prep options coming up! Turbo Tutoring offers private, 1-on-1 private prep classes fo...
04/23/2021
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Turbo Tutoring is offering several prep options coming up! Turbo Tutoring offers private, 1-on-1 private prep classes for both the ACT or the SAT as well. Our PTSO gets a percentage back for each BWHS student who attends! Check out their prep class date options here: https://turbo-tutoring.com/act-sat-class-registration/

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03/04/2021

Reminder.. PTSO meeting tonight at 6:30.. will post agenda and zoom details later today. Please let us know if any items you would me to address. Thank you!

**BRIAR WOODS SENIOR PARENTS** This is a parent run activity, not School or PTSO Sponsored.Please join the BWHS class of...
02/09/2021

**BRIAR WOODS SENIOR PARENTS**
This is a parent run activity, not School or PTSO Sponsored.
Please join the BWHS class of 2021 page for more details/updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/755237628630842

Update on the "You've Be Falconed" Flocking Event – (Scheduled to start approx. April 5th)

Cost is $30 and payment details are included in the sign-up form. All costs earned after paying for the signs will go into a fund to use for our seniors.
Sign up form:
https://forms.gle/fH8vEUr9fkdVtJ7e7

**BRIAR WOODS SENIOR PARENTS**
This is a parent run activity, not School or PTSO Sponsored.
Please join the BWHS class of 2021 page for more details/updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/755237628630842

Update on the "You've Be Falconed" Flocking Event – (Scheduled to start approx. April 5th)

Cost is $30 and payment details are included in the sign-up form. All costs earned after paying for the signs will go into a fund to use for our seniors.
Sign up form:
https://forms.gle/fH8vEUr9fkdVtJ7e7

A message from the Briar Woods Advanced Marketing & DECA students....We Wear Pink Fundraiser!!Briar Woods Community,“In ...
10/02/2020

A message from the Briar Woods Advanced Marketing & DECA students....We Wear Pink Fundraiser!!

Briar Woods Community,

“In October We Wear Pink” … Join Advanced Marketing and DECA students during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by showing your support!

All Pink Shirt proceeds will benefit Loudoun Breast Health Network.

In addition to selling Pink T-shirts, Briar Woods will be hosting our annual Pink Week from October 19th-23rd.

Be on the lookout for updates regarding some Fun Pink and Halloween themed activities during Pink Week!

*IMPORTANT: Pink shirt sales are only valid through October 11th!

Briar Woods Online Store-PinkShirt
https://www.storessimple.com/restonshirt/groupproducts.php?prodgroup_id=8539&prodgroupbypass=true

Shirts come in white or pink and will be shipped directly to your home by October 21st.

Thank you for your support of our local charity,

Briar Woods Advanced Marketing & DECA Students

Best,

Mrs. Renae Sterling & Ms. Heather VanDyke
Briar Woods High School
Marketing Teacher – Room 403
School Store/DECA Advisor
DECA Region 1 District 17

BWHS Advisory – 12th Grade

WOW Briar Woods Parents!!  Thank you so much for your support - the BWHS PTSO received over 40 new PTSO memberships yest...
09/30/2020
Online Membership | Briar Woods High Sch

WOW Briar Woods Parents!! Thank you so much for your support - the BWHS PTSO received over 40 new PTSO memberships yesterday!

Our next PTSO meeting is this Thursday, October 1st via Zoom. We will post a link the afternoon of the meeting.

It's a great day to be a falcon!

And, it's not too late to join....

Scheduled to take the SAT?  Revolution Prep is hosting an online practice SAT test on Saturday, October 17th at 9am.http...
09/29/2020

Scheduled to take the SAT? Revolution Prep is hosting an online practice SAT test on Saturday, October 17th at 9am.

https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/3811/

Revolution Prep is bringing new college prep options to our school by offering online SAT practice tests and small group prep classes!

This SAT Practice Test will be administered virtually – your student will take the test from home via Zoom. The test will be proctored by a Revolution Prep representative. You will score your practice test immediately using the Revolution Prep mobile app. Personalized score review and guidance is available with a Briar Woods dedicated academic advisor. A proctored practice exam will help your student build testing endurance and provide a baseline score to help align studying strategies.

SAT ONLINE PRACTICE TEST DETAILS:
• Saturday, October 17th
• 9:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
• Administered & proctored live online via Zoom
• Registration fee $15
• All proceeds benefit the Briar Woods PTSO
• Deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 14th
• Directions & materials will be e-mailed 48 hours prior
• This is an online, full-length, timed practice SAT test

Register with Revolution Prep here: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/3811/

Scheduled to take the SAT? Revolution Prep is hosting an online practice SAT test on Saturday, October 17th at 9am.

https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/3811/

Revolution Prep is bringing new college prep options to our school by offering online SAT practice tests and small group prep classes!

This SAT Practice Test will be administered virtually – your student will take the test from home via Zoom. The test will be proctored by a Revolution Prep representative. You will score your practice test immediately using the Revolution Prep mobile app. Personalized score review and guidance is available with a Briar Woods dedicated academic advisor. A proctored practice exam will help your student build testing endurance and provide a baseline score to help align studying strategies.

SAT ONLINE PRACTICE TEST DETAILS:
• Saturday, October 17th
• 9:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
• Administered & proctored live online via Zoom
• Registration fee $15
• All proceeds benefit the Briar Woods PTSO
• Deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 14th
• Directions & materials will be e-mailed 48 hours prior
• This is an online, full-length, timed practice SAT test

Register with Revolution Prep here: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/3811/

A message from the Briar Woods HS School Store....Briar Woods Community,Did you miss our first online school store sale?...
09/21/2020
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A message from the Briar Woods HS School Store....

Briar Woods Community,

Did you miss our first online school store sale? That is ok!

Check out our New online Class Shirt sale that starts today and ends October 4th!

https://www.storessimple.com/restonshirt/groupproducts.php?prodgroup_id=7799&prodgroupbypass=true
• Shirts are shipped directly to you
• If you are a Freshman from Eagle Ridge Middle School – use coupon code: ERIDGE to save $6
• All sales final

You can also purchase Falcon Gaiters (great for this cooler weather) and Car Decals off of the Briar Woods main website (links below):

Falcon Gaiter: https://osp.osmsinc.com/LoudounVA/BVModules/ProductTemplates/Bvc2013/Product.aspx?productid=DB042-290

Car Decal: (Please remember to place the activity/sport in the description field) https://osp.osmsinc.com/LoudounVA/BVModules/ProductTemplates/Bvc2013/Product.aspx?productid=DB042-289

Thank you for supporting the Briar Woods Marketing & DECA students. They are working hard to give you online options to purchase during our building closure.

Best,

Mrs. Renae Sterling
Briar Woods High School
Marketing Teacher – Room 403
School Store/DECA Advisor

BWHS Advisory – 12th Grade

09/11/2020

Hi Parents - just a reminder about attendance on Mondays.....

Monday Attendance Process - during the month of September, Monday attendance will be taken using Permission Click. Students will receive a Permission Click in their LCPS e-mail account on Monday, September 14th. Students must open this Permission Click and respond to three reflective questions prior to 1:00pm on Monday. If students do not respond, they will be counted as "absent" for Monday the 14th.

For further information, please see LCPS e-mail dated September 11 - Important Student Attendance Verification

Thank you and have a good weekend!

09/11/2020

Hi Parents - Reminder that Briar Woods is holding a Materials Pick-Up on Monday, September 14th!

Required & necessary materials for certain classes should be picked up during one of two shifts:

Shift #1 - 9am to noon
Shift #2 - 4pm-6pm

Teachers will have informed students if they have required & necessary items for these classes:
Band
PEER
Choir classes & AP Music Theory
Art
Teacher Cadet
Health & PE 10 - Drivers Manual
Algebra 1, Geometry & Algebra 2
Physics - lab kits
German 1 - texts
Intro to Engineering Design
Aerospace I and II
English 9-12 - Academic or SC only
English 9-12 - including AP Lit & Lang

Pull up in front of the school when you arrive. Please have a piece of paper listing the courses you are picking up to assist staff in gathering your materials.

Please see full e-mail from Ms. Alzate dated Sept. 10 - Required Materials Distribution

If you have questions about required materials, please ask your student's teacher directly.

Thanks & have a good weekend!

09/10/2020

The zoom link for our PTSO meeting this evening at 6.30 pm will be posted after 4 pm today.

06/06/2020
BWH Senior Awards 2020

The next best thing to an in-person senior awards ceremony is a beautiful slide show put together by Rae Comparin in guidance.

Congratulations to all the Class of 2020 scholarship and awards recipients!

Class of 2020 Scholarships, Awards and Recognition

06/03/2020
Virtual Senior Art Show

Check out the seriously talented artists at BW and other LoCo schools!

Museums may be closed, but you can enjoy a virtual gallery walk through this artwork created by members of the Class of 2020.

A big shout out to our amazing Career Center Counselor Rae Comparin for compiling and putting together the Senior Storie...
06/02/2020
Senior Stories May 9

A big shout out to our amazing Career Center Counselor Rae Comparin for compiling and putting together the Senior Stories slide show honoring the Class of 2020. Also, a big thank you to the students who took the time to submit a slide. It was so much fun to watch!

A year like no other...celebrating the

The site to order Briar Woods Face Masks  is LIVE and up and running!!Two sizes...two styles...$10 each!   You can place...
05/31/2020

The site to order Briar Woods Face Masks is LIVE and up and running!!

Two sizes...two styles...$10 each!

You can place your order at:

Shop.burkesports.com
Group code: falcons

If you don't want to pay shipping, don't click the "ship this order" box and your order will come to me for distribution.

05/30/2020

Attention BWHS Athletes!

Wednesday, June 3rd is Uniform Drop Off
Enter from Northstar Blvd

Please follow this schedule to drop off your uniforms:

11:00 am – Noon - Girls and Boys Tennis
Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Girls and Boys Soccer
1:00 pm – 2:00 p.m.– Softball and Baseball
2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m. – Girls and Boys Lacrosse
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – All Track will be handing out letters/ bars at that time

Every year the PTSO offers scholarships to students who have contributed in the classroom, in the school and in the comm...
05/29/2020

Every year the PTSO offers scholarships to students who have contributed in the classroom, in the school and in the community. And every year, we get many qualified applicants making the choices so very difficult. This year was no different, so my hats off to those students who took the time to submit an application. We appreciate you, we see you, and we wish you all the best.

Having said that, I am so very excited to announce the Class of 2020 PTSO Scholarship Recipients:

Caden Greene - $2,000
Bronte Caulfield - $1,000
Ian Rupp - $1,000

In a "normal" school year, these would have been announced during a school awards ceremony; however, I have notified each of them by email, and their achievement will be included in the Senior Scholarship, Awards and Recognition slide scheduled to post on June 4th.

We are so proud of and excited for these wonderful students for their contributions to Briar Woods over the last four years!

Congratulations to Briar Woods Senior Lasasta whose graduation speech has been featured on U.S. Sen Tim Kaine's Facebook...
05/28/2020
Ashburn Senior Wins Graduation Speech Contest: "We Did It"

Congratulations to Briar Woods Senior Lasasta whose graduation speech has been featured on U.S. Sen Tim Kaine's Facebook and website as part of Kaine's "Everybody's the Graduation Speaker" video contest.
Please take a moment to watch. So good!

A Briar Woods High School​ student's graduation speech has been featured on U.S. Sen Tim Kaine's Facebook and website.

I never thought in a million years, I would ask this question or do a fundraiser involving this but.... if we sold these...
05/26/2020

I never thought in a million years, I would ask this question or do a fundraiser involving this but.... if we sold these masks as a fundraiser, would you all be interested? There is a choice of a one-ply and a three-ply. The PTSO bought the one-ply for teachers, and they are very comfy. But some people may want thicker ones. Price would be between $8-$12.

If you read this and are interested, hit the "like" button or comment. I would have to have a 50 piece minimum for each type so I'm trying to gauge interest.

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22525 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA
20148

General information

You can get involved with the Briar Woods High School PTSO in a number a ways: (1) Join the PTSO and become a member (2) Attend monthly PTSO meetings (3) Volunteer to help at an event or be a front door greeter (4) Participate in our fundraisers, like our Restaurant Nights or Yankee Candle Fundraiser (5) Link your grocery cards (Giant and Harris Teeter) (6) Participate in SAT/ACT prep classes and practice tests.

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Photos of the Briar Woods girls basketball team from the 2017 Holiday Hoops tournament are now available at vivaloudoun.com. Check out the two galleries below: 1) Yorktown vs. Briar Woods - http://bit.ly/2Ex5wUf 2) Liberty vs. Briar Woods - http://bit.ly/2lzAUcQ
Be sure to check out Viva Loudoun's Briar Woods vs. Rock Ridge girls basketball game gallery from 12/6 now at http://bit.ly/bball1211.
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