April 9 - 13
Student Reflections on Mission Trips
A student on the Panama trip wrote: "I thought it was truly amazing how much joy the kids and village people had!! Despite their circumstances they were so joyful. It was a little frustrating not being able to comprehend everything they were saying and not being able to respond. However, I loved how easy it was to love and connect with them despite the difference in culture. Today was truly a blessing from God! I hope we impacted them as much as they did me."
Senior student: "Not only were we showing Jesus’ love to the Nicaraguans, but they were a perfect example to us of Christ’s love and selflessness. The day flew by and before we knew it we were saying some of our last goodbyes. We all piled back in the vans to head back to the compound and get back to our last night in Nica! So sad for one of the best weeks of my life to be ending for my senior year. I will never forget you Nica!!"
Comments from another student: "Today was another wonderful day in Nicaragua! We got to set up the clinics at Casa de Jesus and evangelize in the surrounding neighborhoods. I got to work with the kids ministry and help with crafts. Then we played an intense game of kickball that the kids loved. Then I left with a small group to evangelize in the neighborhood as we gave out solar lights. I love being able to share the gospel and connect with people. Our group had two salvation‘s and the rest of the team (door to door as well as children’s, medical, and vision), had 15 more salvations with five more people re-dedicating their lives. It was a wonderful Thursday here! We are all very sad to be doing our last day of ministry tomorrow as we leave Saturday."
"The Panamanian tribe we visited today was definitely a God-given experience that I’ll always remember. I feel strong that He spoke to the people there through our ministry which was incredible. The adventures we had were epic!"
Stand to Reason Student Impact exists to provoke a new generation to rethink their worldview, recapture the truth, and then reengage the world for the cause of Christ. That’s why we’re putting on the reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference, designed for junior high, high school and college-aged students. 

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April 20-21, 2018
Briarwood Presbyterian Church

  • regular rate ($40) begins March 2 and ends April 19th
  • at the door rate ($50) begins at 12:01am on April 20th
ACSI Math Olympics
Recently, our students represented Briarwood at the annual ACSI Statewide Math Olympics in Tuscaloosa.

They competed in two categories: Reasoning and Computation.

Congratulations to 8th Graders : Brooks Andrews, Lacy Wesson, McClain Woods, Jay Butler, Gracie Jones, and JoHannah Prince. 

Congratulations to 7th graders : Mary Virgina Miller, Caroline Norris, Sawyer Staggs, Dermie Cropp Caleb Laechelt, and Hannah Thompson.

These Junior High students won two first place, four second place and three third place awards.

Congratulations to the Elementary Winners:
3rd Grade Computation : Rachel Vickery (4th place), Harrison Hebert (5th place)
3rd Grade Reasoning : Rhett Averett (1st place), Ben Van Fleet (2nd place), Radford Andrews (3rd Place)

4th Grade Computation : Tristan Tropeano (1st place), David Campbell (3rd place), Jonah Inman (4th place)
4th Grade Reasoning : Hampton Smith (1st place), Harrison Wallace (4th place), Oliver Middleton (5th place)

5th Grade Computation: Carson Tucker (3rd place), Braxton Keith (5th place)
5th Grade Reasoning : Ian Robertson (1st place), Chance Tew and Owen Robbins (3rd place tie)

6th Grade Computation : John David Slowikowski (1st place), Rigby Perrien (2nd place), Lauren Luker (3rd place) 6th Grade Reasoning: Caleb Keller (1st place), Hana Vickery (2nd place), Will Greer (5th place)
Eighth Grade Winners
Seventh Grade Winners
Carnegie Hall Performance
The combined BCS high school choirs traveled to New York City this past week and performed Saturday night at Carnegie Hall as part of the National Youth Choir.

250 singers from across the U.S. performed a sacred choral repertoire under the direction of Dr.Lynne Gackle, Professor of Ensembles and conductor of the Baylor Bella Voce and the Baylor Concert Choir at Baylor University.
Sports and Sportsmanship
Golfer Scores a Double Eagle
The Bradley Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament, referred to as “The Bradley”, is held each spring at Greystone Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.

The tournament features 15 of the state's strongest high school golf teams, all of which competes for the coveted title in what has become one of the premiere high school golf tournaments in the state each year.

Slade McCraw, a 9th grader on the Briarwood Golf team, scored a Double Eagle on the par 5 hole #13 and received a plaque for this accomplishment
Area Championships
Briarwood men’s and women's soccer teams won their area championships this past week.







The Briarwood Men's Varsity Club Lacrosse Team is currently ranked #3 in the state.
2018 Spring Sports Championship Dates & Sites
Weekly Schedule Highlights
LOWER SCHOOL CAMPUS

Monday, 4/9
  • 5th Grade Briarpatch Day
 
Tuesday, 4/10
  • 4th Grade Briarpatch Day

Wednesday, 4/11
  • 3rd Grade Briarpatch Day
  • PTF Prayer Walk, 8:15 am, North Campus Cafeteria

Thursday, 4/12

Friday, 4/13
  • Teacher Inservice - No School

UPPER SCHOOL CAMPUS
( Due to the number of spring sporting events, please refer to the Calendar below.)

Monday, 4/9
  • Hosting Junior High Track Meet, 4 pm

Tuesday, 4/10
  • Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and Tennis Teams competing on campus today. Great day to watch all these teams.

Wednesday, 4/11

Thursday, 4/12
  • Senior High Briarpatch Day, 9 - 11:30 am
  • Jr/Sr Social

Friday, 4/13
  • Teacher Inservice - No School

Briarwood Sports
For up-to-date info on times and locations, please always check the Briarwood's athletics page on our school website at:  Briarwood Athletics.