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    May 2019

    NOCTI Certification

    NOCTI Certifications

    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

    Phantom of the Opera   Max Nelson as Phantom Cast and Crew    

    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 at CAA

    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

    SRR1   SRR2   SRR3   SRR4   Summer Reading Reveal

    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

    Nursing Field Trip     Medical Brain Field Trip

    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

    Claire at 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

    2nd annual Big Blue Regatta

    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

    Station Studios at the Lyric

    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's Program bio    Madeline on stage

    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

    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

    Boys took 1st Place as City Champs

    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

    Teacher Appreciation Week lunches

    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

    Stacey Middleton: 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. 

    SIP at Masterson     SIP at Masterson Station 2    Ethnic Sashes


    Dr. Emily Warren, Doctorate of Arts in English Pedagogy

    Dr. Emily Warren, PhD

    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

    Freshmen Countdown Games 2     Freshmen Countdown Games 1

    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!

    Freshmen at Algebra 1


    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

    Culinary Tours


    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 PTSAMatthew DeffendallJasmine 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 FoundationBluegrass Community and Technical College, the YMCA of Central Kentucky, the Kentucky Blood CenterDaughters of the American Revolution - Lexington ChapterDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Lexington KY Alumnae ChapterDon Jacobs AutomotiveHpgmbcJunior League of LexingtonLexington Lions ClubLexington Philharmonic, Lexington Singers, Midway UniversityNational Society of Arts & Letters, Kentucky ChapterTransylvania UniversityUniversity of KentuckyUniversity of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University#defendingstation #weareIT #thatmedlife #teamEMR#leadingthewaytoexcellence

    Siobhan and Camae   Lexington Singers   Awards 2019   Griffith Weathers   Bonfire 2019   Bonfire seniors


    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!

    GSA 2019


    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.

    KMEA Vocal State


    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!

    Honored Teachers 2019


    Summer Reading Day

    Wrapping up our 5 week FLEX lessons on the summer reading books with fun Project Based Learning opportunities.  

    tesla    Leadership shirt    Medical Brains    CPR on babies    Sidewalk chalk with Mary Poppins    Creating Mazes    aMAZEing    Portfolios in IT


    Kentucky Association of Professional Educators Award

    Congratulations Mr. Ryan Poppelwell, for receiving an Educator of the Year award from KAPE!

    Poppelwell KAPE Award