Upper School


Aquatic Ecosystems at Brook Hill

October 24, 2013

The AP Environmental Science class has been learning about the importance of certain insects that start their lives in the bottom of streams and ponds. They took a short walk to the pond in front of Founder’s Hall this week to get a first-hand look at these insects. They found many different types of organisms […]


October 24, 2013

The AP Chemistry class has been studying thermochemistry, during which they have learned how heat is involved in chemical reactions. In order to get some hands-on experience they went to the lab this week to test some different ingredients for hand warmers, a perfect study now that it is beginning to get cool outside.

Nikki Evans Named Commended Scholar

October 24, 2013

Congratulations to Nikki Evans for being named a Commended Scholar in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. This is an honor that only a select group of students around the country achieve.  Commended Scholars placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 […]

Senior Application Night

October 23, 2013

Seniors brought laptops, questions, determination, partially completed applications, and their appetites with them to the Lecture Hall Monday night for pizza, fellowship, and hard work. Seniors took part in a “Come Get a Treat and Get Your Applications Complete Event” where they visited, worked, and made progress on their college applications. Mrs. Hanks, Mrs. Tucker, […]

Shalom at the Rhoads Home

October 22, 2013

The first Sunday of each month is Shalom at the Rhoads, when students can relax, have some fun and enjoy a small family environment. Chris Yang and Ethan Kim enjoy s’mores while other students play games and hang out with the family.

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 […]

This is Jeopardy!

October 18, 2013

Mrs. O’Brien’s class played Jeopardy during 11th grade History to review for an upcoming test on the European Monarchies of the 17th and 18th centuries. The students wrote questions and competed against each other to see who could earn the most points by answering correctly. After the final round, the two teams ended in a […]

5th Grader Practices with Basketball Team

October 18, 2013

Max Lowery was the guest 5th Grade practice player from The Brook Hill Lower School at Tuesday’s High School Basketball workout. We’re excited about basketball season starting soon!

Stephen F. Austin Visits Brook Hill

October 17, 2013

Stephen F. Austin State University representatives visited with students this week, sharing information about how they personally decided to attend SFASU as well as giving students the facts about majors and life on campus. Because Brook Hill has SFASU Admissions Officers that take care of our school it allows students to get to know the […]

All-Region Choir

October 17, 2013

Congratulations to members of the Brook Hill Guard Chorale for earning places in the Texas Music Educators Association All-Region Choir. Hundreds of students from all over East Texas, both public and private schools, 1A-5A, competed for spots in the choir last Saturday at Whitehouse High School. These students competed on college level music and many […]

“Eggsellent” Physics Lab

October 15, 2013

The physics class’s goal was to build a capsule that will render the egg unbreakable. This lab explores impulse and momentum. Two groups successfully provided a safe landing for their egg while one resulted in a more “scrambled” fashion!