The first elf day in Ornelas Hall

December 08,

This week class ended a little early for our first “Elf Day.” Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Smith dressed up like Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell, and everyone got to eat cookies and play board games together.

“Starry Night” inspired Bethlehem landscapes in Lower School art classes

December 08,

Second and third graders have been working on a landscape inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. After learning a little about the life and work of van Gogh in a brief Brain Pop video, students learned that The Starry Night was painted as he was recovering in a hospital. They discussed the mood of his […]

Middle School students engineer slow roller coasters in science lab

December 08,

Eighth graders were challenged to build the “slowest” roller coaster in science class using only four sentence strips and tape. Roller coasters were required to have at least 5 ramps, a tunnel, a trapdoor and a surprise. This had to be accomplished in one class period along with running five trial runs with a marble. […]

7th grade boys sing at The Height of Tyler

December 08,

On Tuesday, the 7th grade boys’ choir went to The Height of Tyler to sing a Christmas concert for the residents. The boys sang a variety of Christmas tunes such as Deck the Hall, I’m Getting Nuttin’ for Christmas and a medley of familiar carols.

Merry Christmas from The Village

December 08,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: This past Wednesday, the Boarding Village celebrated its annual Christmas party, with the traditional Ginger Bread House Building Contest. The Student Monitors served as our esteemed panel of judges and awarded the #1 prize to a group of budding engineers from Korea. It was a […]

Rod and Heather Fletcher visit Lubbock

December 08,

Our Headmaster and his wife, Rod and Heather Fletcher, got to visit some recent Brook Hill graduates (Jordan Wyatt, Jake Vasso, Alec Kitt and Devin Costlow) at their new school – Texas Tech University. Wreck em! “They are thriving in college, and we are so proud of them.” Rod Fletcher said.

Coach Ryle and Mrs. Mize continue to provide more tips for finals week

December 08,

From the desk of Jessica Mize, ACE Director: Mrs. Mize and Coach Ryle of the ACE team have put together a series of short videos to help our students prepare for their semester exams. Each video highlights a different area of preparation. The first video gives some specific information regarding our exams along with general […]

Reality Fair

December 08,

From the desk of Celia Tucker, Academic Counselor: As part of our continuing efforts to prepare seniors for college and beyond, Brook Hill partnered recently with Kelly Community Federal Credit Union to sponsor a “Reality Fair” for our Brook Hill seniors, which is a financial literacy program designed to familiarize students with personal money management […]

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

December 08,

From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Who was the first president to marry while in office? A: John Tyler. President Tyler had enjoyed a twenty-nine-year marriage to his wife Letitia Christian Tyler. They had seven children together. His wife suffered a stroke and died his second year in office. She was the first […]

NHS Induction

December 01,

Congratulations to our students who were inducted into the National Honor Society this week!