Middle School


8th Graders Visit Mrs. Bell

November 12, 2013

Colby White (L) and John Dixon (R) enjoyed a tasty science experiment during their morning break on Tuesday.  What happens to fresh eggs when placed in the microwave? Colby and John found out! The boys are regular visitors to Mrs. Bell’s office in the cabin.  You never know what you will find, so stop by sometime!

Holiday Budget

November 08, 2013

Christmas bells were ringing in Mrs. Mize’s classroom on Wednesday and the tune was ruffled papers and the smell was ink and sale papers! Mrs. Mize’s classroom gave meaning to the chapter they just finished in 6th grade (Decimal Operations) by creating a budget for Christmas spending. Each student came up with their own dollar […]

Christian Recording Artist Performs at Middle and Upper School Chapel

November 06, 2013

At Wednesday’s MS and US chapel, Christian recording artist Caroline Cobb performed selections from her latest album, The Blood and The Breath. Her album retells the story of redemption, as developed through both Old and New Testaments. To find out more about Caroline Cobb and her latest album, be sure to see her website: www.carolinecobb.com.

Liquid Density Lab

November 02, 2013

Sixth grade density lab. Students tested 5 different liquids to determine how the liquids compared in their densities. Studying density helps students understand how scientists believe the earth’s layers have formed.

Middle School Spelling Bee

November 01, 2013

Su•perb  [soo-purb, suh-] adjective 1. excellent  “a superb performance” synonyms:     excellent, superlative, first-rate, first-class, outstanding, remarkable, marvelous, magnificent, wonderful, splendid, admirable, noteworthy, impressive, fine, exquisite, exceptional, glorious; This describes the middle school’s first ever spelling bee contestants today at 3:30 in the Commons! The top 18 students from grades 6-8 gathered to battle it out Akeelah-style! […]

MS All-Region Choir

November 01, 2013

On Saturday 375 students from 20 East Texas middle schools competed for spots in the Texas Music Educator’s Association All-Region Choir at Hallsville Middle School. Four Brook Hill students competed and were selected to the choir. Allie Lake, Kaitlin Rhea, Zoe Ward were chosen for the Girls’ Choir  and Peyton Adams was chosen for the […]

Sampling the Core – 6th Grade Science Lab

October 30, 2013

Sixth graders are studying  how scientist learn about the earth by using core samples.  To bring this concept home, each student given a model earth (cupcake) in which they took core samples and then predicted what the inside of their cupcakes looked like.  Once 8 core samples were taken, the students were allowed to open […]

International Chapel

October 30, 2013

This morning we heard from our international students about customs, culture, and life in their native countries. Students also shared about life as a boarding student and what it is like to live in another country. Countries represented by our students were: Thailand, China, Vietnam, Liberia, South Korea, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. What a great […]

Walk Thru the Bible (The Old Testament That Is..)

October 25, 2013

From the desk of Dr. Ward: MS students traveled through time and space today – walking through the people, places, and events of the Old Testament. Jon Polk, a minister from Waco, TX and presenter for Walk Thru the Bible, led our students through the Walk Thru the Bible OT Live seminar. Since a picture […]

History + Math = Fun!

October 22, 2013

Mr. Wayne Mahaffey’s Algebra 1 classes visited the American Freedom Museum today. Their objective? To discover the many options to create a real-life math problem in part to think mathmatically and in part to have a better understanding of our history! Students were assigned the task of creating three mathmatical problems from three different parts […]

All-Region Orchestra

October 21, 2013

The Brook Hill Orchestra Department has been very busy! The Varsity Orchestra started off last week with two performances at the Founder’s Day celebration – first playing for the Q & A reception and then providing prelude music before the MW Smith concert. Not only did this involve the students learning a repertoire of 15 pieces, but […]

Scripture Readings for MS and US Students

October 21, 2013

Besides chapel, advisory small groups, and Bible classes, Brook Hill students also benefit from regular scripture readings at the beginning of the academic day. We are reading through the book of James this semester. This week, we are reading James 3:10-16.