December 3 - 7
Junior High & High School Christmas
Choral Concert
The HS and JHS choirs will present
"Good News of Great Joy"
Monday, Dec. 3rd at 7pm
BBB auditorium
Admission is free.

The first half of the concert will feature Christmas music from the Disney Candlelight Processional.
The second half will be previews of our competition shows.
Junior High Band and High School Wind Ensemble
Christmas Concert
Junior High Band and High School Wind Ensemble
Tuesday December 4th, 2018 7pm Barbara B Barker Auditorium

Music Includes
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Frosty the Snowman
Sleigh Ride And much more!!
5th & 6th Grade Concert Choir Christmas Chapel*
The 5th and 6th grade Concert Choir will be presenting a Christmas program titled "God Uses Little Things" in chapel on

Friday, December 7 at 8:45 am
Worship Center  
5th & 6th Grade Band
Christmas Concert*
On Friday, December 14, the 5th and 6th grade bands will be performing in their school wide chapel the morning before school is released for Christmas break.

Friday, December 14th
Worship Center

Music Includes
Jingle Bells
Silent Night
Up on a Housetop
We Three Kings And Much More! 
*Note: The school plans to live-stream all major programs on the Lower School Campus in December. To view the live-stream go to the Briarwood Presbyterian Church website ( and click on “streaming video” at the bottom of the page or visit this direct link to the page: )
National Art Honor Society
We are proud to announce the inaugural 
Briarwood Christian School Chapter of the

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018  29 students  were inducted into this distinguished society.

The NAHS recognizes students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. Members are encouraged to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art to the attention of the school and our community.

The desire of the Briarwood Christian School Chapter of the NAHS, is to create art that glorifies God by seeking to illuminate the immeasurable beauty, power, love and grace of our Almighty God.
Junior High Thanksgiving Project
The Junior High Student Council would like to thank everyone so much for the donations of grocery items for the Junior High Thanksgiving Project for the Oak Mountain Mission. Sending 16 boxes, filled to the brim with “can goods,” was such a blessing to this ministry. This will enable many families to have food on their tables in the coming weeks. We could not have had the “blessing of giving” without the student and parent support.

You can find out more about this ministry at and how it distributes food to more than 50,000 people yearly through its food bank. 
Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church is hosting a parenting conference Feb.1-2 called " The Struggle is Real." We are helping to get the word out to encourage parents to sign up and take advantage of the early bird rates.
Sports and Sportsmanship
Coach Yancey Announces Retirement
In a team meeting, Coach Fred Yancey announced his retirement as the BCS head varsity football coach.

Coach Fred Yancey’s legacy and tenure as the head football coach at Briarwood will stand as one of historic excellence. All of the people that have been in contact with him throughout his 29 years at BCS and 49 years total as a head coach will say the same thing: Coach Yancey was a man who clearly demonstrated a passion for Jesus Christ and always understood his work to be primarily a ministry of discipleship.
Briarwood Graduate Named to
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
Catherine Reddick Whitehill was b orn Feb. 10, 1982 in Richmond, Va. She started her soccer career at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham and then played played four seasons at the North Carolina, where she won four national championships and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team four times.

She was named NCAA Final Four Defensive MVP twice, NSCAA First-Team All-American twice and First-Team All-ACC three times. In 2003, her final season at UNC, she won the MAC Hermann Trophy and the Honda Sports Award, both of which are awarded to the best female player in college soccer.

Catherine played for the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2000-2010 and scored 11 goals in 134 appearances. She played professional soccer in the United States from 2009-2015. She has also established a successful career in broadcasting, serving as a color commentator on TV broadcasts.

The induction banquet is scheduled for April 27, 2019, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel.
Basketball in Full Swing
Basketball at Briarwood is in full swing and our teams have been competing well. Both the Varsity and JV Boys team performed well in the Mortimer Jordan Thanksgiving Tournament with each team going 2-1. The 9th Boys team has just begun their season and have been battling hard each game. The 8th Boys team has been in many close games and just won a road game against Rudd. The 7th boys currently are battling for the top spot in the Southern Conference and have a record of 5-1.  

The Varsity Girls opened their year with a win over Sylacauga, 37-24. They currently have a record of 2-1. The JV girls are off to a fast start at 3-0.  The JH girls teams have started well and are battling for the top spot in the Southern Conference. The 7th grade team is 4-1 and the 8th grade team is 5-1.

Go Lions!
Weekly Schedule Highlights

Wednesday, 12/5
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • Walk Through Nativity, 6:45-8:45 pm

Thursday, 12/6
  • Walk Through Nativity, 6:45-8:45 pm

Friday, 12/7
  • 5th/6th Choir Concert, 8:45 am, Worship Center
  • Walk Through Nativity, 6:45-8:45 pm

Monday, 12/3
  • JH & HS Choir Concert, 7 pm, BBB

Tuesday, 12/4
  • JH Band & HS Wind Ensemble Concert, 7 pm, BBB

Briarwood Sports
For up-to-date information on times and locations, please check the Athletics page on our school website at: Briarwood Athletics.