Parents of Brentwood’s senior class will host their annual Trivia Night, supporting its Senior Graduation Lock-In. The lock-in provides a drug- and alcohol-free party the night of their graduation on May 19. Download a PDF for 2017 Trivia Night Flyer
The debate team spent Saturday at the Windsor Valentine Invitational. We had a great day seeing some different competition and trying out a new tournament! The following students earned awards at Windsor:
Kyra Brown: 3rd Place Poetry Interpretation
Sophie Breitmeyer: 3rd Place Dramatic Interpretation
Meghan Haug: 1st Place Radio Speaking
The tournament only gave awards to the top three competitors in each event, but we also had several students advance into the final round in their event:
Ben Haug and Zach Rahaman: Storytelling Finals
Angeles Calzada: Radio Speaking Finals
The following students advanced their degree in the NSDA after their performance this weekend:
Kyra Brown: Degree of Distinction
Zach Rahaman: Degree of Honor
We took six students to the tournament and all six were in final rounds! It was definitely a tiny, but mighty Brentwood Debate weekend! Kyra and Sophie earned their first awards in poetry and DI this year, and Meghan took first place in radio for the second time this year.
Brentwood High School junior Emma Stoverink continues to win coding competitions. In October she was on a winning team to help solve the problem of homelessnes. Stoverink recently announced on Twitter she is a National Center for Women and Technology winner — 2017 Missouri: St. Louis & Southern Illinois Competition. The NCWIT is a “collective impact” effort, a community of more than 850 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase girls’ and women’s participation in technology and computing, according to its website.
The Brentwood School District Board of Education has appointed a new superintendent and is inviting the community to meet him this month. Dr. Brian Lane is currently deputy superintendent for the Mehlville School District. He is set to replace retiring Brentwood superintendent, David Faulkner. Meet Dr. Lane on Tuesday, February 21, from 6 – 6:50 p.m. in the Conference Center at 1201 Hanley Industrial Court. Brentwood district appoints new superintendent
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The debate team attended the Jefferson City Capital Classic this weekend. Thirty-five schools from around the state of Missouri attended the tournament, and it was the largest and most competitive tournament we have been to all year. We always have a great time in Jefferson City and this year was no different. However, while we left early last year because we did not have anyone advance to finals, we were able to close down the tournament this year because we still had a team in. It was a great weekend!
Six candidates have filed to run for three-year terms on the Brentwood School District Board of Education. There are three openings on the seven member board. The election is April 4, 2017. A League of Women Voters forum for the race will take place on March 9 at 7-9 p.m. at the district conference room, at 1201 Hanley Industrial Court. Those running for Brentwood Board of Education:
Daniel Brouille (incumbent)
Dannielle Joy Davis
Keith Rabenberg (incumbent)
Lindsay M. Spencer
Mark Womer, Johanna Winfield, Melissa Nehrt and Kerry Trostel are currently on the board.
The Brentwood School District on Tuesday announced the appointment of a school superintendent to replace David Faulkner, who is retiring after this school year. The Brentwood Board of Education has appointed Dr. Brian Lane to serve as its next school superintendent beginning July 1, 2017. Lane is currently serving as deputy superintendent for the Mehlville School District. He will be replacing David Faulkner, who will be retiring on June 30 after 30 years in public education. Board president Keith Rabenberg said the board was pleased to have received a large number of applications from highly qualified candidates.
Happy Sunday Debate Team! The team competed at Ritenour High School this weekend for the third tournament in the conference series. Students earned awards not only at this tournament, but all-conference awards were announced based on performance all season. It was an exciting weekend! The following students were recognized for awards at Conference Tournament 3:
Radio Speaking — Meghan Haug – 3rd place GSL All – Conference Award
Humorous Interpretation: Hank Wall – 1st place, Ben Haug – 6th place
Prose Interpretation: Lindsey Trieu – 4th place
Storytelling: Ben Haug – 3rd place
The following students earned new degrees in the NSDA after their performance this weekend: Contessa Smith: Degree of Honor, Madhumathi Vijayalingam: Degree of Excellence
For the third year in a row, Brentwood High School had students receive conference awards.
We always start our second semester of competition with a weekend dedicated to our novices. The novice invitational weekend is the last chance for our newest members to compete against only other new members. Friday night the kids competed in their individual events and Saturday they debated. All rounds at this tournament are judged by the varsity members around the district, so it is a learning experience for both the novices and the varsity. We had a great weekend!
The Brentwood High School Debate Team used Twitter on Wednesday to wish everyone ‘happy holidays’. The young, but enthusiastic team had a busy tournament schedule this fall, competing successfully in the area. https://twitter.com/DebateRhaug/status/811656992624406528
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Brentwood debaters host tourney, successfully compete
The Brentwood Debate Team “experienced fantastic success” at the War of the Words invitational tournament in Mexico, MO, Dec. 4-5, according to team coach, Robyn Haug. She had this report:
“We had a wonderful time in Mexico and the kids made us proud. Meghan entered three events and advanced out of preliminary rounds in all three. She has earned an award in Radio Speaking every time she has entered it this year!
The Brentwood High School debate team recently hosted a tournament for 20 schools including several hundred students, according to Brentwood debate team coach Robyn Haug. Brentwood’s team is a young one this year, and Haug said she was nervous hosting with such an inexperienced team, “but they have done nothing but prove how wonderful they are all year.”
Brentwood not only hosted, but also successfully competed. The following students won awards:
Zach Arrindell: 1st Place Prose Interpretation
Alayna Yacoub and Contessa Smith: 2nd Place Duo Interpretation
Ben Haug: 4th Place Storytelling
Hank Wall: 5th Place Humorous Interpretation
Meghan Haug: 5th Place Radio Speaking
In another recent tournament — the largest in the state so far this year — Brentwood’s novice team competed at Ladue High School against 31 other schools, and the varsity team competed at Clayton High School against 35 schools. There were around 500 entries at each school and several hundred student competitors, Haug said. These Brentwood students earned awards at the Clayton-Ladue Invitational: