February 12 - 19
The International Day Project is an annual seventh grade activity. This activity is designed to create a mind and heart for Christian Missions around the world. Students should recognize that they have been blessed by God to bless others.
    Working with their classmates in small groups to gain a large view of the world. Researching, writing, presenting, developing a news broadcast and interviewing missionaries from their different countries, helps them develop a heart for all people around the world. This project also coincides with our World Missions Conference. 
     The International Day Project will climax on February 23rd, with native dress, fun and games, and the March of Nations. Guest missionaries will teach and inspire us all to reach the lost. The day will conclude with a wonderful luncheon, with native dishes.
International Fun in 2001
JH & HS Band Concert
Please come and join the High School and Junior High bands as they perform their contest music in concert Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm in the Barbara B. Barker auditorium. 

This will be a a time of performance and critique as they prepare for their upcoming concert festivals. 
9th Grade Geometry Math Team
Grissom Math Tournament
The 9th Grade Geometry Math Team, the Algebra I Math Team, and the Pre-Algebra Math Team all placed 3rd at the Grissom Math Tournament in Huntsville, AL.  There were 23 schools that participated in the tournament.

Good job, math teams!!!
Sports and Sportsmanship
Eleven Seniors Sign on National Signing Day
Congratulations to the 11 college-bound Briarwood Seniors who celebrated their success in various sports by signing letters of intent on National  College Signing Day.

They are :

Baseball:  Carson Eddy  (Samford)

Cross Country:  Zach Howard  (University of Alabama-Huntsville)

Football:  Garrett Bell  (Austin Peay),  Michael Hiers  (Murray State)

Women's Soccer:  Alex Broughton  (University of North Alabama)

Men's Soccer:  Griffin Felton  (King University),  J. McClung  (Central Methodist University),  Bryant Wood  (Covenant College)

Softball:  Riley Coyne  (Miami University, Ohio)

Track & Field:  Ashton Domingue  (University of Alabama),  Morgan Hutchinson  (Samford)
State Track Results
The indoor track team had some great performances at the Indoor State Championship. BCS had 16 athletes competing in 23 different events which included five top 5 performances and two school records.  

·  Jay Kynerd – school record 7.27 secs in the 60m and 4 th  in Long Jump
·   Zack Howard – school record 9:57.05 in the 3200m finishing 4 th
·   Lauren Musachia – 4 th  in High Jump
·   Morgan Hutchinson – 5 th  in 400m (previously set the indoor school record of 60.92)
·   Nicholas Robson – 3 rd  in 60m Hurdles
Seniors Recognized
Photo by Fisher Smith
Photo by Madison Kennedy.
Our recent “ senior night ” recognized the senior basketball players, cheerleaders, and dance team members and their parents for their involvement in the Briarwood basketball program. We wish them well in their future endeavors.
Mrs. Terry Patko was recognized and honored by the seniors on the boys and girls varsity basketball teams for her constant support of Briarwood Athletics. 

A school employee and a parent of a graduate, Mrs. Patko has faithfully attended of athletic events for years. She is truly a great Briarwood Lion fan!
Basketball Teams Heading to Sub-Regionals
Both our Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams have qualified at their Area Tournaments and now will be playing in the Sub-Regionals.

The girls will play Monday, February 12 at Central High School in Tuscaloosa, at 7 pm.

The boys play will play Tuesday, February 13, at Central High School in Tuscaloosa, at 7 pm.
Super Fan Day at High School
To celebrate our BCS Basketball teams (and superbowl weekend) we had a little "super fan" contest in the high school. 

The winners were::

Patriots Super Fan - (tie)
P.C. Strickland and Thomas Amster
Eagles Super Fan- Patrick Moore
BCS Super Fan - Jacob Badolato 
Counseling Services
Getting Ready for Online Course Registration
School counselors will meet with students in their classrooms in February and then share the work done by students on 4-year plans with parents on February 22nd. It is our hope that many questions will be answered in the student classroom sessions and parent session on February 22nd​. At that time, if you have additional questions and require a face-to-face meeting, school counselors will accommodate those requests for meetings beginning February 26th​.

Because we are asking students to apply for all potential courses, it will be of a greater benefit to both parents and students to hold these meetings after the release of summer school courses and next year’s academic courses.

Important upcoming dates:

  • February 12: Notification of honors placement by email
  • February 14 & 15: Counselors visit classrooms of current 8th and 9th grades for in class registration
  • February 21 & 22: Counselors visit classrooms of current 10th and 11th grades for in class registration
  • February 22: Parent Night for Course Registration
  • February 23-March 1: Online registration is open for changes from classroom registration
Weekly Schedule Highlights

Monday, 2/12
Tuesday, 2/13

Wednesday, 2/14
  • Valentine's Day

Thursday, 2/15
  • ACSI Spelling Bee in Tuscaloosa (5th and 6th grade winners)

Friday, 2/16
  • Teacher Inservice - No School

Monday, 2/19
  • President's Day - No School

Monday, 2/12
  • Varsity Girls Basketball - Sub Regional - Central HS, 7 pm

Tuesday, 2/13
  • 8th Grade President's Day Program, 9:30 am, Worship Center at BPC
  • Varsity Boys Basketball - Sub Regional - Central HS, 7 pm
  • JV Boys & Varsity Boys Soccer at Indian Springs
  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Trinity Presbyterian

Wednesday, 2/14
  • Valentine's Day

Thursday, 2/15
  • JH & HS Band Concert, 7 pm, BBB

Friday, 2/16
  • Teacher Inservice - No School
  • Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer, Southern Shootout
  • JH Boys & Girls Tennis vs. John Carrol

Saturday, 2/17
  • Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer, Southern Shootout

Monday, 2/19
  • President's Day - 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.