Holidays 2019
Join Us for the Christmas Program
The annual Christmas Program is Wednesday, December 18, at 10 a.m. Alumni are introduced on stage and get a candy cane from Santa! Alumni of all ages are welcome. If you can't make it, watch it live on Facebook.
In Case You Missed It: Mr. Morgan Announces 2021 Retirement
Head of School O.J. Morgan will retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year. The Board of Trustees is currently in the process of planning for the search process. Stay tuned for more details.
Building a Bright Future Capital Campaign
The school launched the $4 million, three-year Building a Bright Future capital campaign last spring. We are currently preparing for phase 2 of the project, which will mean renovation this summer to what is known as the 1987 wing and includes fourth and fifth grade classrooms. Last summer, we completed phase 1 by renovating the first, second and third grade classrooms and replaced the HVAC and all the windows in the quadrangle hallway. Our students and teachers have enjoyed their updated classrooms with new furniture and technology. The students tell us what they think about their classrooms in this video.
Alumni Profile: Anna Holt Danau '98
Anna Holt Danau ’98 took a chance to move to a country she had never visited and ended up starting her own company and, in her spare time, starring in a children’s show on YouTube. Danau and her husband Victor moved to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, four years ago.
Alumni Gathering
Members of the Class of 1951 from Bright School and Lookout Mountain Elementary had a reunion this fall at the home of Graham Walker Burns. All present turned or were turning 80 this year. From left to right: Virginia Hitchings Andrews (Bright), Gail Bryan, Judy Evans Rowland (Bright), Cartter Frierson, Nancy Armstrong Perry, Faith Cochran, Hugh O Maclellan, Sammy Smith (Bright) and Graham Walker Burns.
Strategic Plan and Accreditation
The Board of Trustees recently approved the school's strategic plan for 2020-2025. The plan was developed in conjunction with preparation for our accreditation through the Southern Association of Independent School in March 2020. Our Strategic Plan 2020-2025 is available online. Click here to read it.
Memories of Mrs. Murray
Did you have Mrs. Murray as a sixth grade teacher? We need your memories! Mrs. Murray, who passed away in 1998, has been nominated for induction into the University of Tennessee Educators Hall of Honor. Please send remembrances that include how she impacted your life to Elizabeth Davis at
Attention Alumni!
If you keep getting Bright School mail at your parents' home and you haven't lived with your parents in years, please send us your mailing address!

Interested in helping plan and volunteer at alumni events? We need your help!

Email Elizabeth Davis '86, Director of Alumni Relations, at