Summer College Visits
Bryan Station's and Lafayette's YSC's and CCR Coaches joined forces to provide the 2019 Summer College Tour. 5 days, 6 campuses as well as cultural visits to the Freedom Center and the Muhammad Ali Center! Rain couldn't stop us! #generallydefendingourfuture
Influential Women in Law
Please join us in congratulating one of our alumnus, Betty Moore Sandler (1964), for being named to the inaugural class of “Influential Women of Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. This new awards program honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of their clients, their commitment to their communities and their service to the profession. You can read more about Betty and the award here.
This month we had our Defender 101 program. Students in the Class of 2023 spent the last two weeks brushing up on English and Math skills, learning about the constitution and creating visual artworks. Congratulations to Courtney Hall and Jaden Sincere Commodore for winning the coveted Miss. and Mr. Defender 101 Awards. Thank you to Adrenaline Entertainment Centers - Lexington for hosting our students on Monday. Thank you to alumni Glenn Jones for teaching our students what it means to be a Defender and the long history they are becoming a part of. Thank you to our ambassadors who gave the students tours around the building. A huge thank you goes out the the teachers and administrators who helped to put this experience together. #defendingstation
Volleyball Academic Award
Congratulations to our volleyball team on receiving the 2019 AVCA Team Academic Award!!! 💥
StationArts Students at Youth Art Exhibition
FCPS students were the top prize winners in this spring’s 10th annual Youth Arts Council Exhibition, presented during the May 17 Gallery Hop reception at the Living Arts & Science Center. Deja Baker of Bryan Station High School earned first-place honors and a $100 prize for her photograph “Colorism: A Concept.” Lindsay Maystead of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was runner-up ($75) with her painting “Wonder,” and third place ($50) went to Jessica Harrison of Bryan Station for the fiber work “Carpe Dieme.”
Overall, 135 students submitted 270 pieces, and 90 of the 92 selected entries were from Fayette County Public Schools. Lexington painter Lennon Michalski judged the 2019 competition. Receiving honorable mention were Bryan Station’s Mia Durham, Isabelle Soult, and Carmen Coleman, Dunbar’s Nancy Zhang, and Henry Clay’s Jonah Peck.
The display continues through June 28 at the Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. For questions, please contact gallery director Jeffrey Nichols at (859) 252-5222.
Summer Reading Day
Students were emerged in project based learning connected to their summer reading assignments! Among other activities, IT got a first hand experience in a Tesla, Medical participated in patient assessments, Engineering used virtual reality goggles, Leadership learned about the realities that refugees face, and StationArts created works of art. Then we topped the day off with an outdoor food truck celebration for students that have earned a qualifying employability score this semester!
A huge thank you to our community partners that participated!! Fusioncorp, Eastern Kentucky University, Lexington Fire Department, Kentucky Refugee Ministries Lexington Hijro, Needham & Heffernan Properties, Awesome Inc
Spring MNA Cohorts
Congratulations to our Spring MNA cohort! They are now certified nursing assistants in the state of Kentucky!
Our chapter of the National Honor Society took time today to honor those who defended our freedoms. It is because of these men and women’s’ bravery that we have the freedoms we do today. Thank you to Ms. Shelli Warburton and her students for reminding us all what today is really about.
EBCE Capstone Speech
Senior Michele Haynes gave the EBCE capstone speech about her internship experiences and how program shaped her future in education and theatre. Experience Based Career Education program allows students to complete 5 rotations at local businesses to learn skills and experiences.
Alltech One Idea Conference
A huge thank you to Alltech for inviting some of our seniors to participate in the Alltech Ideas Conference this year! They were exposed to and inspired by professionals in various industries that are exploring solutions for their businesses and the world around them!
Guitar Program in National Spotlight
Mr. Hicks and the Guitar Program were featured in an article for the National Association for Music Education. You can check out the article HERE.
Part of graduation every year is the annual Graduating Class Video. You can watch the Class of 2019's video HERE. Directed by Moses Botaka and Tavian Taylor.
New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field
***All-American Alert*** Congratulations to Anthony Franklin for earning All-American honors at New Balance Nationals Outdoor 2019. Running 10.44 and placing 4th in the Championship 100m division earned All-American honors while establishing a new PR and school record. Great accomplishment for a great young man, way to end your senior season!
This week teacher are participating with business partners in externships.
Congratulations to the students who passed the NOCTI Certifications this week! These students include: Makiya Allen, Jaylen Anderson, Daisy Aranda, Diya Bailey, Tozcha Bean Herrera, Jasmin Bedolla Medina, Rebecca Bernard, Daniel Blancett, Joko Bojang, Gracie Burke, Rohey Cham, Vanelie Charles, Devyn Cheatham, Lauren Clay, Kamari, Crowders, Dajauna Curenton, Rocio Dominguez, Skylar Dunn, Daevin Edelen, Erin Evans, Haley Flora, Christie Francique, Anthony Franklin, John Funk, Jennifer Garcia, Jalen Gardner, Jessica Harrison, Fina Hernandez, Guadalupe Hernandez Menjar, Kerina Hutchinson Gentry, Imani Jackson, Nafisatou Keita, Naomie Litanda, Syvannah Mayo, Ahtziri Melo, Whitney Miller, Sonia Mills, Shikela Myers, Makayla Penman, Jaylin Richardson, Jennifer Roblero Torres, Eric Rushing, Hannah Spencer Pope, Jalisa Suter, Roman Sweat, Aniyah Tatum, Devin Thompson, Bryan Trujillo, Azaleah Warren, Kaylynn Webster, Jasmine Wright, Adriona Williams, Kaleah Williams, and Diana Yobal Paulin.
Phantom of the Opera
This year's spring musical, Phantom of the Opera, was a HUGE success. Students who came out of the morning showing were raving about how good the production was. We ran out of programs for the product on the second night! Thank you to the cast, crew, families, and community partners who helped us put on this incredible show!
End of Program Exams
82 students passed the End of Program Exam. These students are considered Career Ready by passing this exam. The EOP covers career pathways in the Leadership Academy and IT Academy, including: Administrative Support, Business Management, Cinematography and Video Production, Computer Programming, Consumer and Family Management, Culinary and Food Services, Early Childhood Education, Financial Services, Graphic Design, Hospitality Travel Tourism and Recreation, and Marketing.
STLP State Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the STLP State Competition!
Deja Baker took 1st place in Graphic Design.
LaMargaret Johnson took 1st place in Manipulated Image.
Kevyn Flores Montes took 2nd place in Original Photo.
Congressional Art Awards
Claire Skubik Peplaski won the 6th District Congressional Art Competition. Her butterflies will hang in the pedestrian tunnels at the United States Capitol for the next year. I highly encourage you to make time to see this art display if you are visiting Washington DC. It is fascinating and inspiring to see art from all 50 states hanging in one location.
Ellyse Chula placed third and her art will hanging in Andy Barr's District office for the next year. Her piece is one of our favorites and we want to make sure you see it. We have placed both pieces in the front office for the next few days,before we need to return them to Congressman Barr.
Summer Reading Reveal Day
Our Academy summer reading is off to a great start! Each academy revealed their summer reading book this week and gave a copy to every student. The students participated in breakout games, medical diagnosis rounds, interactive activities, and we even had a Tesla with books in the trunk! #defendingstation #summerreadingrocks 📚 💚📚
Medical Academy Field Trips
The Medical Academy took two awesome field trips this week! Our Men in Medical group went to The Outreach Center for Science and Health Career Opportunities where Dr. Frazier shared insights and body parts with them. The students loved his great sense of humor and were enthralled in a conversation about DNA. We also took sophomores to University of Kentucky College of Nursing. They were provided with information regarding what their first year of courses would look like, opportunities available in the Nursing field, and then worked in the Simulations Laboratory. The stations included hands on CPR, Infant Delivery, and the Room of Errors. We managed to save Randy's life, deliver a baby, and ensure our future patients won't be left in a room of errors while in the hospital. #ThatMedLife#DefendingStation
FCPS Calendar Art Show
Congratulations to Claire Skubik-Peplaski for being chosen for next year’s FCPS Calendar Art! The show is up at the Lyric Theater until the end of the month.
Big Blue Regatta Boat Race
Engineering students participated in the 2nd annual Big Blue Regata boat race at the University of Kentucky college of engineering. All of the boats successfully made it across the pool and one team made it to the championship round. Great job!! #teamEMR
Station Studios Screening at the Lyric Theater
The Cinematography and Videography students watched a screening of the hour and half worth of videos they produced this year at the Station Studios Screening at the Lyric Theater.
Madeline Farrar featured Soloist
Madeline Farrar, a junior member of StationArts, won the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition for 2018-2019. She had the honor of performing Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel on February 17th at Singletary Center for the Arts as a featured soloist.
Microsoft Office Specialist Master
Please join us in congratulating IT Student Sierra Wise. She has gone above and beyond by earning the Microsoft Office Master certification! Recently she was the first BSHS student to earn the Excel-Expert certification. Having completed the full suite of Microsoft Office Specialist certifications, she was awarded the Master certification! We are so proud of all that Sierra has accomplished!
Track and Field City Champions
The Boys Track and Field team won the City Championships. The Girls Track and Field team came in 2nd place. Congratulations on a job well done!
Teacher Appreciation Week
A HUGE thank you to Crossroads Lexington and the Bryan Station High School PTSA for feeding our incredible teacher yesterday and today! Our hearts are over joyed and our bellies are full! Thank you to our Leadership Academy Teachers, also! You ROCK! 🍎🌮🍗🥧🍰
Asbury Educator of the Month
Have you met our rockstar teacher, Stacey Sergeant Middleton?! If not, you should! She had been #defendingstation for 18 years! A big congratulations to Stacey for being featured in Lexington Family Magazine! We are so lucky to have you as part of the Defender family! Check out the article HERE!
Mother's Day Event at Masterson Station
Students in the Spanish Immersion Program helped out at this event which had about 500 people in attendance. Students provided a flyer with instructions on how to sign up for IC, mentioning that it is a BSHS initiative. Two students were able to pick up their Ethnic Sash for graduation at the event.
Dr. Emily Warren, Doctorate of Arts in English Pedagogy
Congrautlations to Dr. Emily Warren who graduated with her Doctorate of Arts in English Pedagogy from Murray State University over Mother's Day weekend. Dr. Warren's thesis was on our Summer Reading Program and we could not be more proud of her accomplishments!
Freshmen Countdown Games
Freshman Academy health students had the opportunity to go to Countdown Games today to learn more about developing better mental health skills. Thank you to Project Aware for providing our students with this experience! #defendingstation #freshmanacademy #thebeststarthere
Jumping for Algebra 1
Freshman Academy algebra 1 students had the opportunity to go to Adrenaline Entertainment Centers - Lexington today! They had a great time while applying math to real life — they used quadratic functions to calculate how high they can jump!
Culinary Restaurant Tours
Seniors in the Culinary Internship class went on their annual spring field trip experience to explore several locally owned businesses in downtown Lexington. Students learned about purchasing restaurant equipment and supplies at C Worth, lunch at Nick Ryan's on Jefferson Street, and then ended the experience at Martine's Pastries with a tour of her bakery. What an awesome experience for our seniors! #LeadershipAcademy#LeadingtheWaytoExcellence
Senior Awards and Bonfire
Last night we celebrated the achievements of the Class or 2019 at the Senior Awards Ceremony and the annual PTSA Senior Bonfire. Thank you to Dana Lawrence for organizing the event, Caden Tarry Simonds for being the Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Glenn Jones, Mr. Roger Reynolds and all the other Bryan Station High School Alumni Association members, The Bryan Station High School PTSA, Matthew Deffendall, Jasmine Dunn-Hammond, and Natalie Campbell. Thank you to all our presenters,including but not limited to: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Blue Grass Community Foundation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, the YMCA of Central Kentucky, the Kentucky Blood Center, Daughters of the American Revolution - Lexington Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Lexington KY Alumnae Chapter, Don Jacobs Automotive, Hpgmbc, Junior League of Lexington, Lexington Lions Club, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Singers, Midway University, National Society of Arts & Letters, Kentucky Chapter, Transylvania University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University. #defendingstation #weareIT #thatmedlife #teamEMR#leadingthewaytoexcellence
Governor's School for the Arts 2019
Six BSHS students have been accepted into the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts! Anna Seebold was accepted for Dance, Mia Durham was accepted for Visual Art, Emily Peng was accepted for Instrumental Music - Piano, Madeline Farrar was accepted for Instrumental Music - Violin, Caleb Robinson was accepted for Instrumental Music - Viola, and Benjamin Shapere was accepted for Instrumental Music - Cello. Students will attend a three week arts intensive during the summer to foster their skills. We are so proud of these students and their accomplishments!
KMEA Vocal Solo and Ensemble State Ratings
Congratulations to these three beautiful ladies scoring 3 ones at state vocal solo and ensemble KMEA today. Look at those medals! Left to right: Rylea Lewis, Lauren Ashley and Asheline D’Haiti.
Exceptional Educators Honored
Congrats to Sarah Winchester, Stacey Starr, M. Carolina Ayub, and Andraya White for being recognized as exceptional educators by students from First Baptist Church at Bracktown!
Summer Reading Day
Wrapping up our 5 week FLEX lessons on the summer reading books with fun Project Based Learning opportunities.
Kentucky Association of Professional Educators Award
Congratulations Mr. Ryan Poppelwell, for receiving an Educator of the Year award from KAPE!
Congrats to FBLA!
The following students qualified for State Competition in Louisville. (April 15 - 17)
- Natalia Billingsly - Introduction to Business
- Laura Hammond - Insurance and Risk
- Cameron Riggs - Securities and Investments teams
- Management - Sunni Brown, Taylor Brennan, and Aalayah Morton
- Entrepreneurship - Colby Walters, Hayden Barnes, and Kaylah Reed
Cristina Bravo-Bravo, a member of the Hispanic Support Group, received the LIFT scholarship from the Urban League at the last Family University event in March.
HOSA State Competition
Congratulations to the students who competed in the HOSA competition in Louisville this weekend. Angel J Caraballo took 1st place Personal Care (Nursing). LeAndrea Hayden took 2nd place Sports Medicine. This was the school’s first time at state competition and we are so excited. These students will be going to Nationals in Florida in June.
FCPS STEM Fair
Congratulations to the STLP and Media Arts students who swept the FCPS STEM Fair awards for every category they entered!
- Technical Showcase
- 1st BSHS, New Voice: David Barnett, Cameron Dodson, Jonathan Dodson, Damien Harper
- 2nd BSHS, Summer Reading Website: Damiyan Ramirez and Cole Sharpe
- Instructional Showcase
- 1st BSHS, VR Team: Dante Gibbons and Samantha Walton
- PSA Video
- 1st Station Studios Archery Commercial
- Video (Non-PSA)
- 1st FCPS Police Recruitment
- 2nd Charlie Overman, High Lonesome Song
- Innovative Product
- 1st Tanner Morgan, Alone
- 2nd Eric Tolley, Horizon
- Original Art
- 1st Carmen Coleman, SiS
- Original Photo
- 1st Mariela Reynaga Baez, Water Drop
- Graphic Design
- 1st Deja Baker, The Academies of Bryan Station High School Course Cover
- 3rd Carmen Coleman, BSHS Wrestling Logo
- Manipulated Image
- 1st LaMargaret Johnson, Lost in the Music
- Mixed Media
- 1st Taylor Cleveland, God of Beauty
- 3rd Lindsey Gammon, Summer Reading Poster
Lexington Legends Take Over Day
Last week the Academies of Bryan Station High School took over the Lexington Legends Opening Day for the 3rd year in a row. The winning team of the Stash Tank challenge, sponsored by UK HealthCare was the Gamer Gals with the theme of "Game On!" Thank you to all the students who ran the kids tables, the academy stations, the photo booth, and the Dance Blue raffle! Also a huge shout out to the student ambassadors and volunteers who helped to plan, prepare and decorate for this incredible event. 🎮🕹⚾️💚💛💚💛 #defendingstation #bryanstationtakeover #prideofthenorthside#stashtastic
SIP went to Spain!
The Spanish Immersion Program Seniors traveled to Spain over Spring Break.
KyAEA State Art Competition
Please join us in congratulating:
- Sophie Pennington- Best in Show 3D
- Ariana Rojas- 1st Place in Fashion/Wearable Art
- Mason Gohde-Honorable Mention in Ceramics
- Gabrielle Dunning- Honorable Mention in Fiber Arts
It is a very competitive show of some of the best artists in the state. We are proud of all our students who competed in the Regional and State level show.
Sophie Pennington received Best in Show 3D!
Ariana Rojas won 1st place in Fashion/Wearable Art
Gabrielle Dunning received Honorable Mention.
Mason Gohde received Honorable Mention.
Council of Chief State School Officers’ 2019 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C
Please join us in congratulating LaMargaret Johnson for representing The Academies of Bryan Station High School, The Academies of Lexington, Fayette County Public Schools, and the state of Kentucky as she shared remarks at the Council of Chief State School Officers’ 2019 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
LaMargaret spoke about the transformation of our school from a traditional model to a career academy. She presented her ideas with poise and humor and received MANY compliments after her presentation. She had dinner with Commissioner of Education Dr. Wayne Lewis and breakfast with former Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt; both said we could not have selected a better student to represent our school, district, and state.
LaMargaret Johnson on the dais preparing for her remarks.
Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game
EMR Industry Certifications
We now have 30 EMR students who are Career Ready with their Autodesk Inventor Industry Certifications. Also, 11 EMR students will be competing in the TSA State Competition in Louisville April 22-24.
EMR at BIA Central KY
Greater Clark County Schools comes for a visit
Thank you to the @AcademiesofGC for coming to visit us today to collaborate on making the academy experience successful for all students. We love having visitors and new partners in this work!
Wrestling State Results
Congratulations to Brandon Fields and Brandon Vera for placing 6th in their weight classes!!! Congratulations to all the Bryan Station Wrestling athletes on a fantastic season!
KMEA Vocal Results
Distinguished Ratings at KMEA, vocal solo and ensemble: Please congratulate, Rylea Lewis, Ashline DHaiti and Lauren Ashley as they move forward to compete at the State level with their solos.
Congratulations to our StationArts students who have made it to the final round of auditions for the Governor’s School for the Arts!
Gabrielle Dunning, Visual Art
Mia Durham, Visual Art
Madeline Farrar, Violin
Adam Florence, Double Bass
Emily Peng, Piano
Caleb Robinson, Viola
Anna Seebold, Dance
Benjamin Shapere, Cello
Bluegrass Regionals Art Competition
Congratulations to the following Visual Arts students for winning awards at the KyAEA Bluegrass Regionals at EKU! A huge thanks goes out to all the teachers of these students because you allowed them to leave your classes to finish their entries. It takes a village and we appreciate your support.
BEST in SHOW 3D
Gabrielle Dunning Fiber Arts
Mia Durham Painting
Sophie Pennington Sculpture
Ariana Rojas Fashion
Ally Frederick Ceramics
Jessica Harrison Fiber Arts
Jessica Harrison Mixed Media
Congratulations to Victoria Lowe for earning 1st place in the SPANISH-10TH-GRADE competition at the KY Beta Club Convention! She also one 1st place at the Kentucky World Language Association Showcase in the category of Adv. Frameable Art. She is super proud and so are we!
Indoor Track and Field Nationals
Congratulations to Anthony Franklin who traveled to New York City this past weekend to compete in the National Indoor Track and Field Championships. He finished 18th in the 60m dash competing against some of the best sprinters from across the country.
IT Showcase Night
The IT Academy Showcase Night was February 19th. Students presented projects they had been working on this year. There was also a chili cook off.
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
StationArts sophomores and technical theatre students toured the Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center this past Friday. Students got to experience the rich musical history of the theatre, were informed of the ways to get involved in upcoming events, experienced artwork by international women, walked the cat walk above the stage, and viewed a bit of "The Wiz" in the 500 seat auditorium. Thank you so much to Donald Mason for giving these students a great tour! #defendingstationarts
Students from the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Robotics Academy had the chance to visit Webasto Roof Systems, Inc.. They had an opportunity to interact with professionals while working on their problem solving skills through fun competitions. A HUGE thank you to Webasto for hosting us and giving our sophomores this experience! #teamEMR #defendingstation
Wrigley Media Group
IT Academy students in the video and cinematography pathway recently had the opportunity to visit the Wrigley Media Group. They learned about story boarding, running a studio, editing, filming, and promotions from the professionals that do it every day! We greatly appreciate the warm welcome and the eye opening opportunity our students were given! #WeAreIT#defendingstation
Teaching and Learning Clinicals
Leadership and Professional Services Academy students in the Teaching and Learning pathway had an amazing time in their clinical partnerships with local elementary schools. They got to experience different grade levels and assisted teachers and students in preschool, art, music, and other classes. The future is in great hands with these students! #DixieElementary#DeepSpringsElementary #defendingstation #leadingthewaytoexcellence
UK Markey Cancer Center
The Medical Academy sophomores were privileged to visit UK Markey Cancer Center to learn about cancer-related diagnoses in Kentucky as well as how research is being conducted to try and create new treatments. Dr. Nathan Vanderford and Ms. Melissa Hounshell engaged the students with stories and visual examples to encourage cancer prevention. The students were fascinated by how zebrafish and fruit flies are integral to cancer research. #ThatMedLife #DefendingStation
ProStart Competition in Louisville, KY
Station took our first team ever to compete at the ProStart state competition. Our team went up against seasoned veteran students and teachers and we hung right in with the best of them! Our students took 4th place in a very tight competition.
Students in this competition create their own menu and our students designed their own recipes for the courses. Below are photos from this event including pictures of the menu items they designed. Appetizer: Seared shrimp spring roll Entree: Pan fried lamb loin chops with cherry-balsamic reduction, roasted Yukon gold potatoes with carrots, and garlic asparagus Dessert: Dark chocolate chip mousse with a raspberry coulis.
Students prepared this food in a non-kitchen setting with five judges staring at them the ENTIRE time. Judges said during the competition that our team ran like a "well oiled machine" and they kept their poise throughout. Students on the team included Janautica Shelton, Heather Henry, Jessica Lawless, and Liseth Cervantes.
Educators Rising State Competition at WKU
Leadership Academy students in the Teaching and Learning pathway competed this week at the state Educators Rising Conference. They represented with poise and participated in sessions with integrity. Our students who created a mini-documentary on the Academies of Bryan Station placed first! Many also placed at the state competition to compete at nationals! We are proud of their hard work, dedication, and how they supported each other by genuinely celebrating one another's success! #ALPS #leadingthewaytoexcellence #defendingstation
1st for Inside Our Schools Presentation: Asheline D'Haiti, Noah Langford, Karina Mora, and Daniel Bruner
2nd for Ethical Dilemma: Helena Stevenson Barnes, Korry Jones, Josie Grant
3rd for Impromptu Speaking: Asheline D'Haiti
3rd for Public Speaking: Talia Allen
Archery State Bound
Congratulations to Chaney Dunn and Tyler Marcum for competing in the state archery tournament on March 15-16 in Louisville!!
ACT Day was a Huge Success
All 10th and 11th graders took the ACT on March 12th. 12th graders job shadowed, while all 9th graders visited several colleges around the state, including:
- Bellarmine University
- Berea College
- Midway University
- Morehead University
- Spaulding University
- University of Kentucky
Deja Baker held her first solo Art Show at the Plantory! Show will be hanging until Mid April--go check it out!
Computer Science Expansion Award
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Kaci Cohn and Mr. David Lane for being honored today as part of the Computer Science Expansion Award presented by Charter Communications and AdvanceKentucky! They helped accept the award on behalf of the district and will each get an individual award for their commitment to helping promote coding and computer science in their classrooms! Fayette County Public SchoolsThe Academies of Lexington #defendingstation #WeAreIT
Recycling Creates Benches
Yesterday we turned in 420 pounds of bottle caps and were able to purchase 2 recycled benches! Thank you to everyone that has been helping us collect caps over the past year. As of now they are located in the front of the building beside of the registrar window. Last year GreenTree Plastics made 3000 benches at 200 pounds of bottle caps each. That is a total of 600,000 pounds of plastic that did not go into the landfill!
A huge thank you to Keeneland for hosting our Leadership Academy 10th graders and helping them explore career opportunities in the business, culinary, hospitality, and tourism industry! #defendingstation #ALPS
Educators Rising District Competition
Students have been working hard all semester on their projects for the Educators Rising District competition held at the University of Kentucky. Students who placed in the top 5 are eligible to move on to the state competition in March. Congratulations to Mrs. Cartner’s Teaching and Learning students! Here are the results! #defendingstation #ALPS#leadingthewaytoexcellence
Educators Rising District Winners:
Inside our schools documentary: 1st place = Ashline DHaiti, Noah Langford, Daniel Bruner, Karina Mora
Educators Rising Moment: 1st place - = Lauren Ashley; 2nd place = Micah Walker; 3rd place = Talia Allen
Children’s Literature: 3rd place - Khia Jackson and Pamela Pena Gonzalez
Careers in Admin: 1st place - Rhiona Marshall
Researching Learning Challenges - 2nd Place - Tameara Powell
Ethical Dilemma - 2nd place - Helena Stevenson Barnes
KMEA State Solo and Ensemble Festival
Six students participated in the KMEA State Solo and Ensemble Festival. Four of our students were chosen as part of the top three ensembles in the state and have been invited to perform at the state conference in February! Congratulations to Leo Tapia, LaMargaret Johnson, Caleb Robinson, and Logan Florence for being chosen for this honor!
Vex Robotics Competition
The Engineering, Manufacturing, and Robotics Academy along with the University of Kentucky College of Engineering hosted a state qualifying VEX robotics competition today! This included 33 teams from around the state. Congratulations to all of the winners and a huge thank you for all of our volunteers! #defendingstation #TeamEMR #VEXrobotics
Track and Field Indoor Season
Our Track and Field teams opened their season this weekend at the Wildcat Classic at The University of Kentucky. This meet had 1400 athletes competing from over 100 Kentucky High Schools across the state!
We had several student athletes who had personal best performances and the team looks great (considering we have not been on a track yet this season :-))
Anthony Franklin finished 2nd in the 60m and 3rd in the 200m dash (there were over 150 athletes in each event).
Austin Penman, Sam McCall and Elijah Barnes finished 10th, 14th and 15th in the 400m dash . Bailey Morgerson finished 24th in the 800. Elijah Holloway was 11th place in the 60 hurdles. Moses Botaka finished 4th in the Long Jump. Maleah McCall and Nevaeh Hayden finished 11th and 24th in the 400 meter dash. Destiny Wilson finished 27th in the 60 meter dash. Jahmere Coulter, Rae Jackson, Taniya Brown, and Juan Fedriani all competed in their first ever meet as a defender and all did a great job!
At Vanderbilt, Anthony Franklin ran the 29th fastest time in the US in the 60m dash and secured his spot at the New Balance National Championship in New York in March!!!!
This was an amazing personal best time for him (6.91seconds), and we are all incredibly proud of him!!
Defender Excellence Awards
Brendley Nathaniel of the Medical Academy wins the Commerce Lexington Defender Excellence award for always going above and beyond to defend station as a student ambassador. She finished first semester with all A’s and was only one point away from a perfect ACT score in reading with a 35. In addition to being an excellent student, her presentation skills helped the Medical Academy get a 3 year partnership with UK Pharmacy to launch our Pharmacy Tech Certification program off the ground for next school year. Last week, Brendley did an amazing job presenting to all of the Freshmen Academy students to help them make a more informed decision on which academy to join for next year. She is a role model for underclassmen, sets the bar high for all ambassadors, and consistently promotes the Medical Academy. Thank you, Brendley Nathaniel, for relentlessly defending station!
Noah Langford, a junior in the Leadership and Professional Services Academy, is in the Teaching and Learning pathway and aspires to be an educator after she graduates college. Noah is currently an ambassador, the president of Educators Rising, as well as active in service in the school, community, and her church. Noah has been able to hone in on her leadership skills and has realized the privilege and power of her influence in her school and community. We are proud to have Noah represent the Leadership Academy. Congratulations to Noah on being selected for our Commerce Lexington Defender Excellence Award and for continuously leading the way to excellence!
Jasmine Ngo relentlessly exhibits the highest standard of excellence in the Freshman Academy. She is poised, driven, and most importantly kind and considerate of others. Jasmine is in the SIP program, Station Arts program, and plays the Viola in the school orchestra. She has chosen to be a member of the Medical Academy for the 2019-20 school year and her long term goal is to go to college to become a Dermatologist. In her spare time Jasmine volunteers and the Tates Creek public library and helps take care of her siblings. She is an avid reader, listens to classical music, and her favorite color is blue. Jasmine was selected to receive this award by the Freshman Academy teachers and administrators. She is an exemplary and humble young lady and we are so proud that she is Defender. She is very deserving of the Defender Excellence Award.
Bowling Regional Champion
Congratulations to Jasmine Springer who is the BEST female bowler in the region!!!
Academy Reveal Day
What an exciting day for all of our students and faculty! Our Freshman Academy students joined their new academy families in a reveal ceremony. We are so excited to see what the class of 2022 will add to their awesome academies! #defendingstation #academyreveal #buildingtraditions
Check out our teachers that had AWESOME ATTENDANCE during 1st semester. The following teachers missed 1 or less days. Thank you to all of these educators for their dedication to our students! #defendingstation#awesomeattendance
Brent Benning, Kala Cookendorfer Chaffin, Colonel Greg Coker, Jack Egeling, Don Hicks, Helen Higgins, Miranda Meier, Alexandra Nau, Eric Neely, Joseph Shackleford, Stacey Starr, Shelli Warburton, Andrea Walker Baker, Louise Begley, Deanna Boyd, Michelle Clay, Kaci Cohn, Morghan Fuller, Brittany Guido, Brian Hall, Jim Hill, David Lane, Ryan Popplewell, Keeley Ridner, Justin Royal, Lynn Schentrup, Calvin Schmieg, and Jeff Silvers.
Engineering sophomores had an opportunity to visit Link-Belt Cranes and learn about the various career opportunities that they provide in the engineering industry. Thank you for an amazing tour and all of the valuable information! We value this awesome partnership! #defendingstation#teamEMR
National School Counselors Week
Happy National School Counselors week!! We are so blessed to have AMAZING school counselors at the Academies of Bryan Station that go above and beyond the call of duty! Be sure to show your counselor some love today and thank them for all they do! #defendingstation#schoolcounselorsrock
We appreciate each of you!
Yvette Ray Thompson and Dana Lawrence of the Freshman Academy
Brandy Baldwin Jones of the Engineering Academy and Station Arts
Lorie Daugherty of the IT Academy
Andraya White of the Leadership Academy
Cindy Anderson of the Medical Academy
National Signing Day
Congratulations to these awesome student athletes for signing with their future college homes this week! We are so proud of their work in the classroom and on the field! Thanks for letting us be part of the celebration! #defendingstation #studentathletes
AJ Smith of the Medical Academy will be attending Thomas Moore College. Jalen Burbage of the IT Academy is headed to Lehigh University. Kendrick Curry of the IT Academy has committed to Kentucky Wesleyan College. DeShawn Starks of the IT Academy will be attending Mount St. Joseph University
Kentucky All State Guitar ConcertOn Saturday morning, February 9th, STATION’s small ensemble was the first sound heard at the first ever Kentucky All State Guitar concert. Students in this ensemble included: Esmeralda Alvarez, Melissa Canales, Aridne Grant, Charlie Overman, Ian Rice, Madison Ritchie, Colby Walters.
Wrestling Regional Champions
Congratulations to Brandon Vera, Brandon Fields, and Gio Watson for being the regional champions for their weight class!! They will be joined by Brandon Bruner, Bryson Fields, and Fernando Munoz competing for the state title this Friday and Saturday at Alltech Arena!! Way to go Bryan Station Wrestling!
Kentucky JAG Student of the Week
DeMya Bell, Bryan Station JAG President, was named the JAG Kentucky Student of the Week, January 7th-11th.
Medicaid Nursing Aid State Exams
18 Medical Science Academy students have pass the MNA state exam. For this list of students see Industry Certifications below.
National Workwear Donates Lab Coats
Thank you to National Workwear for supplying the Medical Academy with 80 lab coats! Our Allied Health and certified nursing assistant students will be able to put these items to good use inside and outside of the classroom! #ThatMedLife #DefendingStation #AcademiesofLex
KMEA District Freshmen Honor Band
Please join us in congratulating Rebekah Dutton and Erin Kendall on their selection to the KMEA District Freshman Honor Band.
Industry Certifications Passed in Fall 2018
Adobe InDesign: Rachyl May and Devyn Sizemore
Adobe Photoshop: Anthony Miranda Rahn
IC3: Jerrison Howard, Jacob Dean, Anna Hoover, Logan Edds, Hunter Lane (EMR), Jacob Konovalov, Deshon Skyhler, Faisal Alabbasi, Zoey Dandashi, Devin Lewis, Sierra Wise.
Medical Science Academy
Medicaid Nursing Aid: Hannah Allen, Amilleon Black, Briana Buckner, Chandler Barrett, Angel Caraballo, Melissa Castillejos, Hatziry Gallegos, Abigail Garner, Samual Lattimore, Corie Lindsay, Laura Perez Garcia, Laisha Ponce, Zaria Robinson, Ariana Rojas, Dominique Tayor, Yukari Washington, Brooklyn Willhoite, and Marissa Wheeler.
IT Academy:Quinn Blackburn and Cameron Dodson
Freshmen: Shannon Robertson, Semaj Brady, Tempest Fields, Jesra Stoll, Jeremiah Flora, Adam Martin, Evan Amend, Aaron Breeze, and Marshall Finney.
IT Academy: Sierra Wise, Quinn Blackburn Lynch, Cameron Dodson, and David Barrett
EMR: Juan Martinez and Dakota Gladson
ALPS: Colby Walters and Hayden Barnes
8th Graders: Logan Smith and Jett Norton
PBIS Data for November 2018
83% (1347) of all BSHS have 0-1 referral and 71% (1158) of all BSHS have 0 referrals. Currently, data points to BSHS implementing PBIS with fidelity at Tier I (Criteria: 80% at Tier 1 with 0-1 referrals).
National Board Certified Educators
Congratulations to Mrs. Fuqua for earning her National Board Certification!
Also, congrats to Mr. Popplewell, Ms. Shimko, Mrs. Ayub, and Mrs. DeVettori for completing their components and getting one step closer to being a National Board Certified Teacher!
Station's archery team took third place in the 2018 Winter Shoot-Out Tournament at Tates Creek. Chaney Dunn took fourth place overall! Chaney Dunn also took placing 4th place at the Clark County Cardinal Winter Shootout in the high school girls division. She shot a personal best of 280!
The Guitar Students earned 22 Distinguished ratings and 7 Proficient ratings at the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival.
The Orchestra students earned 25 Distinguished ratings and 1 Proficient rating at the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival.
Seven members of the Orchestra will be performing The Messiah at a community Sing-a-Long on December 15th.
Presentation to Community Leaders
Check out our awesome Medical Academy English teacher, Emily Warren, along with other Academies of Lexington teachers sharing with the Business Education Network how teaching and learning is different in the academy model! #defendingstation #academiesoflex
Winter Play, "Rumpelstiltskin"
The Bryan Station High School Theatre's production of Rumpelstiltskin has been a fun and exciting experience. In only 4 weeks, these students have created a world of whimsy, magic and laughter after taking only 1 day off from their Fall Competition Play, Fervan Cerato Does Not Exist. Thank you to the cast and crew, their families, and Mrs. Kala Cookendorfer Chaffin. We can't wait to see Phantom of the Opera in the spring! Station Arts #defendingstation
Nurse Aide State Exams
Our Nurse Aide students went with Mrs. Lewis to take their state exam yesterday. We are eagerly awaiting their score results! They have been working hard on their skills and content knowledge all semester, and we know that each of these students has an amazing future in the medical field. #ThatMedLife #defendingstation
Commission of Education Visit
We are still talking about the awesome visit from Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Wayne D. Lewis, and several other fantastic guests from the Kentucky Department of Education. We were honored to serve them lunch from our talented culinary students and give them a tour to show them how teaching and learning is different in the career academy model! #defendingstation#academiesoflex Fayette County Public Schools
Wrestling Team at the 5 Star Classic, Lafayette High School
Brandon Fields took 1st place undefeated no match past the 1st round and only one point scored against him!
1st Place Finish: Brandon Vera
3rd Place Finish: Giovanni Watson
Wrestling Team at the Rumble on the Hilltop, Harrison County
Brandon Fields took 1st place undefeated no match past the 1st round and only one point scored against him!
2nd Place Finishes: Bryson Fields and Brandon Bruner.
3rd Place Finishes: Daniel Bruner Jr., Giovanni Watson, and Damiyan Ramirez.
The team took 4th place out of 18. Great job #defendingstation, gentlemen!
WKYT Scholastic Athletes of the Week
Sunni Brown and Savannah Rayne were named the Scholastic Athletes of the Week by WKYT.
XC Academic All-State Athletes
Lauren McKenna and Grant Walles were named on the 2018 Academic All State list for cross country.
Soccer All-City Team
Diallo Irakoze was named co-player of the year for the city and first team all city.
Eddy Irumva was first team all city.
Ivan Nkinzo was second team all city.
Hannah Hunstad was second team all city.
Medical Academy Community Health Fair
The second annual Medical Academy Community Health Fair provided the community members with opportunities to meet their healthcare needs (yoga, vaccinations, setting up medical appointments, health information, Narcan informational sessions, etc.) while also allowing students to showcase their skills. We are grateful for the community partners that came to support our students, staff and families this year! We cannot wait to see what opportunities we can offer our community next year. Thank you to Lexington Fire Department, Grassroots Pharmacy, HealthFirst Bluegrass, EKU Athletic Training, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, UK College of Healthcare Sciences and UK MedRED. #ThatMedLife#DefendingStation #AcademiesofLex
Green Ribbon SchoolThe Academies of Bryan Station High School have met the national benchmarks for a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School and will likely be the 2020 nominee, the first Kentucky traditional high school to apply. The three categories for being a green ribbon school are environmental literacy, energy use, and wellness. BSHS has met our goals for environmental literacy and wellness and are extremely close to meeting the standards for energy use!
SHPE Trip to Cleveland
11 students (10 EMR and 1 IT) attended the national convention for SHPE. (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) The SHPE convention is the largest technical and career conferences for Hispanics in the country. While there, they attended workshops, had the opportunity to network with professionals, and participated in design challenges.
Freshmen Career Exploration Event
Freshemen particiated in an interactive experience that's showed 1,300 freshmen a world of career opportunities! 😎 This incredible event would not have been possible without our friends at Lexmark, who have generously donated $150,000 to support #AcademiesofLex. We are beyond thankful for this partnership that will truly help shape the future of Lexington's workforce!
Fervan Cerato at Thespians Competition
Two BSHS theatre students have been passed on to nationals at the International Thespians Festival this summer in Nebraska. Megan Siewert (senior) received superior ratings in Lighting Design and Libby Hunstad (sophomore) received superior ratings in Acting. Megan Siewert was also offered a scholarship to NKU to study Technical Theatre and has received a formal invitation to their BFA auditions next month.
The cast & crew of Fervan Cerato Does Not Exist performed this weekend at KY Thespians Festival and received adjudicated scores of excellent & superior. Siobhan Johnson won the Tech Challenge for knot tying and Caden Tarry won the Tech Challenge for focusing a stage light in record time. Siobhan Johnson also was named, "All-Star Thespian" for her outstanding work in our theatre department. Max Nelson & Natalie Middleton competed in musical theatre and scored overall as excellent. Needless to say, our theatre students defended Station to the fullest this weekend!
Award of Excellence
Congratulations to Sebastian Astolfo for receiving an Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. Sebastian represents the Academies of Bryan Station High School and the Bluegrass Region for his outstanding academic performance, leadership potential, and dedication to serving humanity through science, technology, engineering and math. #WEAREIT
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
The young ladies of our Freshman Academy had an exciting day at Toyota in their "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day!" They were able to tour the plants operations learning the many different ways Engineering is used in the automotive industry. The ladies were also able to ask questions to a panel of diverse women in the company whose tenure ranged from 6 months to 14 years! We hope this experience broadened their perspectives on the Engineering career path!
Cheerleaders Take Regional Championship
Congratulations to the Cheerleading team for being the Regional Winners of the UCA Bluegrass Championships.
Women in Politics Panel
Our Women's Studies class and other student leaders were lucky to have a group of local women running for office visit our school for a "Women in Politics" panel. These strong female role models discussed issues that impact women in general and the challenges/issues that females often face when running for public office. A huge thank you to Melissa Moore Murphy, Libby Green Messer, Linda Gorton, Lindsay Hughes Thurston, Denise Gray, Shambra Mulder, and Angela Evans for sharing their stories! #defendingstation #futureready
Congratulations Bryan Station High SchoolYour school had the highest attendance growth rate for the month of October at +.79% compared to October 2017.This was the highest rate of growth for all high schools in Fayette County Public Schools.Look for the attendance banner displayed in your school to celebrate.Thank you for all you do to ensure students are welcomed and encourage to attend school each day. We know students are learning more due to your efforts.From the Pupil Personnel Office
LA Guitar Quartet
On Wednesday, November 7th, The Academies of Bryan Station High School and StationArts hosted a masterclass in guitar with The Los Angeles Guitar Ensemble. The Adv. Guitar Ensemble and soloist, Logan Florence, performed and were critiqued by the members of the quartet. If you would like to watch the masterclass, here is the link to the video on StationArts Facebook page.
National Student Leadership Summit
Rhiona Marshall, a junior in the Academy of Leadership and Professional Services, was one of eight students selected from Kentucky to attend the National Student Leadership Summit in Indianapolis. By utilizing a “train the trainer” concept, the student and adult ambassadors developed skills that enabled them to effectively lead their peers at school and assist their state association. Rhiona was able to hone her leadership skills and realize the privilege and power of her influence in her school, community and state. We are proud to have you represent The Academies of Bryan Station High School. Congratulations to Rhiona on being selected for such an amazing opportunity and continuously leading the way to excellence! #defendingstation #ALPS
Musicians Accepted into All State Ensembles
Five StationArts Orchestra students have been selected for the All-State Orchestra: Madeline Farrar, Adam Florence, Logan Florence, Caleb Robinson, and Ben Shapere. Emily Peng was also named as an alternate.
BSHS's Guitar Ensemble has been chosen as one of the showcase ensembles for the All State Guitar Orchestra in February!
Kate Jones and Joseph Mink, choir students, made alternate for All-State Choir. Kate Jones received a perfect score on sight reading!
Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winners
Congratulations to our Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Winners, Kate Jones and Jayson Crumbie!! This award recognizes outstanding achievements in Athletics, Academics, and Community Service.
WKYT Athlete of the Week
Jalen Burbage, quarterback for the Defender Football team, was named WKYT’s Athlete of the Week, on October 31st. Check out the online article and video HERE.
Cross Country State Bound
Lauren Wright and Grant Walles are headed to the Cross Country State Championships this weekend! Grant ran Saturday’s Boys Class AAA Regional 5K in 17:56.97. Lauren ran the Girls Class AAA Regional 5K in 23:15.21. They will run again at the Kentucky Horse Park for the State Championships on november 2nd.
As a Freshman last year, Sierra Wise was the only student out of 70 students taking Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications to actually receive all four of them: MS Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. As a Sophomore this year, she’s continued her drive for success and is now the first student at Bryan Station to become a certified MS Word Expert. Overall, Sierra strives to learn as much about computers as possible so that she can help others fix them when things go wrong.
Anthony Luis Miranda Rahn (ALMR) is the first student to pass the Adobe Certificed Associate exam in Photoshop CC. He is one step away from completing his Graphic Design Industry Certification.
Quinn Blackburn Lynch is our first Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) of the year.
Jerrison Howard was the first BSHS student to pass an IC3 exam. He plans to pass two more IC3 exams to earn full IC3-GS5 certification! IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) is the newest addition to the IC3 Digital Literacy program. Like its predecessors, the GS5 certification is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications. Certiport is committed to providing a truly global standard, and as digital standards and requirements advance, so does IC3. Best of all, because IC3 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it's the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to validate their digital skills.
KHSSCA Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Coach Manes Preptit, head coach of the Boy’s Soccer Team for being named the KHSSCA Coach of the Year for Large Schools!
Boys Soccer wins 42nd District Championship
The Boys Soccer team beat Henry Clay 2-1 on Friday, October 12th to become the District Champions. According to Mr. Hicks, who has been a teacher at BSHS for many many years, this is the first time in his time with us that the Soccer Team has one the Championship.
Photo credit to Mr. Chad Robinson
StationArts at KTA
The Theatre Department did an amazing job #defendingstation at the Kentucky Thespian Association's (KTA) competition, held at The Academies of Bryan Station on Saturday, October 13th. The actors did their best performance of Fervan Cerato Does Not Exist yet! Although they did not advance on to the state competition, Siobhan Johnson was named KTA All Star Actor and the entire performance were recognized for "Visual Impact".
The Cross Country teams had awesome races at the GC Parker Invitational in Campbellsville, KY on Saturday, October 13th. The Girls Team took 2nd place and the Boys Team took 1st place overall. Congratulations, ladies and gentlemen, on #defendingstation!
Community Partners teach Interviewing Skills
Several of our Community Partners came to The Academies of Bryan Station High School to speak to the English 2 classes about various interview skills needed for specific careers. Partners included: Lexmark, KU, Advanced KY, Lexington Legends, Sullivan, Business Education Network, BCTC, FCPS, P&C Labs, KY One Health, Baptist Health, and Bluegrass Care Navigators.
Ms. Long on NPR's Morning Edition
Audre Long (ELL teacher) was featured on Morning Edition on NPR all around the country this morning! She met with Steve Inskeep, and NPR reporter, and contributed to a multi-part segment this morning about Kentucky's 6th district congressional race. Here's a link to a portion of the broadcast.
BSHS Student Represents Community Music Program
StationArts student, Leo Tapia, was featured in a news segment about the Central Music Academy on WTVQ 36 on October 1st. If you would like to see the video, please click here.
Golf State Finals
Taylor Brennan is competed in the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Girls' State Golf Championship on October 1st and 2nd in Bowling Green!
Bryan Station, Transylvania announce partnership to provide scholarships to IT Academy graduatesLEXINGTON, Ky. – Beginning in 2019, graduates of the Academy of Information Technology at Bryan Station High School will be eligible to receive a minimum $18,000 scholarship to attend Transylvania University. The newly announced partnership not only recognizes the achievements of academy graduates, but also provides them with a path to further their education at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges."The work Bryan Station and its academies are doing to empower individuals to become globally-minded citizens goes hand-in-hand with our mission at Transylvania,” said President Seamus Carey. “We want students from throughout our community to know they can afford a top-level liberal arts education right here in Lexington, and we’re taking the steps to help make that happen for them.”“With this commitment, Transylvania University is taking community partnership to the next level,” said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk. “The Fayette County Public Schools Portrait of a Graduate is our promise to families that when you choose our schools, you are choosing an experience for your child designed to equip them to excel in whatever future they can imagine for themselves. This significant scholarship opportunity expands the world of possibilities for the graduates of Bryan Station High School.”Beginning this year, students who graduate from Bryan Station’s Academy of Information Technology, apply to Transylvania by Feb. 1 of their senior year, and are admitted will receive a minimum renewable scholarship of $18,000 per year. Eligible high school students will be academically and career ready by having passed specific IT Academy classes, met industry certification or taken dual-credit classes to meet academy standards.“This opportunity is about removing barriers for our students and allowing them to gain access to a top notch liberal arts post-secondary education,” said former IT Academy Principal Carl Hayden. “We appreciate that through our long standing partnership with Transylvania University, they recognize that the IT Academy is preparing graduates that are talented, engaged, and prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century global society.”The Academy of Information Technology is the longest established career academy at Bryan Station and is a NAF certified academy. Graduates have gained valuable skills through project and work-based learning experiences in the classroom and through job shadowing, internships, guest speakers, field trips, mentors and special student-led community projects. The major pathways offered in the IT Academy are computer programming, video and cinematography, and graphic design.Academy graduates may choose any of Transylvania’s 46 majors, but they can also continue studies in the field through the university’s Computer Science program and its new Digital Liberal Arts initiative. Launched in 2017 to teach students how digital technologies affect the world of today and tomorrow, students use technology to enhance learning, research and art. The initiative’s goal is to support a student’s academic experience with tools and spaces dedicated to cutting-edge digital technologies.Bryan Station students who apply to and are accepted to attend Transylvania are also eligible for a number of additional merit-based scholarships and financial aid opportunities. The average financial aid package for incoming Transylvania students is approximately $27,000 a year, making the actual costs of college more affordable. Students attending Transylvania are also more likely to graduate in four years when compared to other Kentucky colleges – almost 70 percent of Transy’s first-year students graduate in four years, as opposed to an average of 19.6 percent at public universities and 34.2 percent at the other private institutions.For more information on applying to Transylvania, visit http://www.transy.edu/admission.
Taylor Brennan Takes 3rd in City Cup
Congratulations to golfer Taylor Brennan for getting 3rd place for individuals at the city cup last week. Regionals are Today for girls and tomorrow for boys. Good luck defenders!
Cross Country takes 1st Place in Berea
Congratulations to the Girl’s Cross Country team for taking 1st place in their meet in Berra today and to Brendley Nathaniel for winning the meet over all! Great job, ladies!!!
Latin Dance Team and SIP Ambassadors Community Service EventsBSHS Latin dance team performed at the festival Latino on Saturday and at the Health Fair on Sunday at Masterson Station.The SIP Ambassadors helped and collaborate at the Health fair on Sunday passing info about Infinite Campus Application, in the painting booth for little kids and directing more than 400 families to the right places.
KYukefest Comes to Station
For the second year in a row, The Academies of Bryan Station High School has been proud to be the opening venue for KYukefest. This year, Andrew Molina from Maui, Hawaii came to play for the StationArts, guitar, and media arts students during Flex class. He also discussed how music helped him overcoming being shy and bullied in high school. Mr. Molina is one of the top 5 rising ukulele musicians coming from Hawaii and we were honored to host him this morning. You can see the entire performance on the StationArts Facebook page.
2018 Homecoming Court
Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Court! Freshmen representatives:9th grade: Bailey Robinson and Isaias Martinez10th Grade: Tameara Powell and Pierre Petit Frere11th: Deja Baker and Dante Gibbons12th:Maria Kirwan and Elijah BarnesKristen McGeachy and Kendrick CurryAalayah Morton and Demarctories PorterKassidy Traynor and Deshawn StarksMakeiah Walker and Brandon Vera
Homecoming Queen Makeiah Walker and King DeShawn Starks
The 2018-2019 Homecoming Parade was a huge success! We would like to thank the neighborhood for coming out to celebrate with us. The Engineering, Manufacturing and Engineer Academy won the best float for the second year in a row. The float was based on the summer reading, The Martian, and featured an active rocket launch! We were impressed by their skills and creativity. If you would like to see more photos and videos from the parade, please go to our Facebook and Twitter pages at @BSHSacademies.
National Guitar EnsembleAfter a rigorous audition process, Bryan Station senior Logan Florence was accepted into the first ever National Association for Music Education (NAfME) - All Nation Guitar Ensemble, placing in the top 25 students from across the United States in this ensemble. He will be attending the NAfME All Nation Honor Ensembles festival November 25-28 in Orlando Florida, with the premier performance of this ensemble on Wednesday November 28th.NAfME has sponsored All Nation Honors Bands, Choirs and Orchestras for many years, but the growth of quality guitar education programs across the country prompted the creating of the All Nation Honor Guitar Ensemble in 2018.
Boy's Soccer Win Tournament
Volleyball takes Silver in Queens of the Court
Lady Defenders get Silver at the Queen of the Courts tournament this at the beginning of September.
Lauren Fields Named KY Ambassador for Music
On June 25, over 300 outstanding student musicians gathered at the University of Louisville for five days of rehearsal and performances prior to departing to seven European countries for a 16-day tour.
Lauren Fields of Station Arts was selected for this honor. Lauren is a Senior member of the Bryan Station high school music program, directed by Shaun Owens. Students were nominated for the 2018 Kentucky Ambassadors of Music tour based on their musicianship, leadership, and character, and were selected for participation by invitation
Prior to their departure for Europe on June 30, student participants gathered for an intensive, five-day rehearsal and orientation camp at the University of Louisville. On Friday, June 29, two pre-tour concerts were held at Comstock Concert Hall at the School of Music on the campus of the University of Louisville.
The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music honor bands, chamber orchestra and choir shared their music with European audiences in seven different countries and in a variety of performance settings. The tour included stops in England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany. The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music tour is an educational program designed as an opportunity for musical honor students to perform and share their musical talents, while gaining cultural enrichment abroad.
Volleyball Students Honored on WKYT
Congrats to Makayla Penman, Jade Loftus and Elena Verdecchia ! They received the Athletes of the Week award for their excellence in the classroom and high GPA. They were interviewed on the Scholastic Ball report on WKYT. Click here to see the full broadcast! The girls are on at minute 9:30 on the video. They did a great job representing Station and the volleyball program!
Baseball visit with Northern Baseball
The coaches of the Baseball team paid a visit to the Northern Baseball Team as a community partner.
Summer Reading Day
Our students participated in our first schoolwide Academy learning event day where they made connections to their summer reading assignments through networking with professionals, design thinking regarding patient care with medical professionals, producing/directing/performing scenes from a production, launching rockets with aerospace engineer feedback, creating a commercial for a local business, brainstorming an augmented reality experience, and so much more!
A HUGE THANK YOU to the many business and community partners that gave their time and energy to our students! We could not have done it without each of you!
Melissa Moore Murphy
Danny Murphy from University of Kentucky College of Law
Gabriel Dylan McKenzie Wilburn from SIS
AJ Coffey from Neogen
Ali Robinson from Tempur Sealy International, LLC
Micaha Dean Hughes from University of Kentucky College of Engineering
Bluegrass Archery Tag
Elaine Greer, Dr. William Brooks and Dr. John D'Orazio Baptist Health Lexington
Michael Baer from Fusioncorp
Ryan McQuerry from FCPS
Tucker Ballinger from Forcht Bank
Tiffany Chewning Pickett from Traditional Bank
Melissa Karrer from Kentucky CancerLink
Teresa Humphries Christopher
Diane Munoz, Dr. Natalie Houghton, Shelley Pilkington, Tonya Chism-Campbell all from Bluegrass Care Navigators
Dr. John Looff
Meredith Brendley Nathaniel
Damian Tatum from Belcan
Nathan Culley from Lexington Firefighters
Lamar Wilson from Hijro
Rob Perez from DV8 Kitchen and Saul Good Restaurant & Pub
Photo credit: Ndizeye Tschesquis Photo credit: Deja Baker and Daniel Juarez
Photo credit: Logan Adams and Kaylah Reed Photo credit: Heather Eppley
Photo credit: Emily Skidmore and Isabelle Soult Photo credit: Giselle Boulanger
Boy's Soccer at the Fayette County Soccer Spectacular
Congratulations to the boys soccer team for winning all three games in the Fayette County Soccer Spectacular this weekend. They are having a fantastic start to the season.
Back to School Music Video Makes the News
The faculty and staff of the Academies of Bryan Station High School produced their third music video as a welcome back to school. The video was featured on WKYT's news website on Aug. 16th and at Kentucky.com on Aug. 20th. You can view the article and the video at THIS LINK.
Brass Quartet at Hughes and Coleman Opening
The BSHS Brass Quintet opened the school year by helping to open a new office for Hughes and Coleman.
Volleyball Takes 3rd Place in Bluegrass State Games
The Varsity Volleyball team had a great tournament at the Bluegrass State Games. They took 3rd place in the gold level. The JV team took 1st place in the silver level.
Victoria Lowe was honored as a National Finalist in Spanish Division 1 at the National Beta Convention in Savannah, Georgia.
Station Studios Receives National Recognition
Check out ABC's newscast on this honor at THIS LINK.
One of the short films produced by the Station Studios classes, "justice", was named an official selection of the All American High School Film Festival. This is a national festival held in New York City held every October. The festival receives thousands of submissions every year and "justice" was one of the ones they picked. Congrats to Destiny, Kelacia, and Natalie!
Over 80 students working on math, reading, art, and citizenship to earn .5 credit. They are also getting tours of the building by our student ambassadors and learning what it means to be a defender! We showed them that super cool video created by our Alumni and the students loved it!
Station Studios Commercial on TV
Starting next Monday, July 16th, be sure to tune in daily to the Ellen DeGeneres show on LEX 18 between 3-4 pm! A student produced Academies of Bryan Station commercial will be running for 8 weeks! We are so excited to see our students’ work broadcast on television!
Teaching Guitar Workshop
BSHS successfully hosted a Teaching Guitar Workshop with Mr. Hicks as the instructor (June 18-22), and have been chosen to be the guitar clinician for the F.U.N.music online music conference from Adelaide, Australia.
AP Human Geography
Mr. Shackleford's AP AP Human Geography students did phenomenally on the exam.
Bryan Station's very own Tetratonix String Quartet performed at the Kentucky Arts Summit held at Fredrick Douglass High School on Tuesday, June 12th.