The Brighton School’s Bengal Bash is the school’s alumni homecoming event usually held on a Friday afternoon in November immediately following the school day. Parents, alumni, students, faculty and friends are invited to enjoy tailgating with good food and games. Parents and friends cook up pots of jambalaya, pastalaya and other south Louisiana foods and deserts. Following the tailgating activities, students and alumni participate in volleyball and basketball games. The event is always well attended and enjoyed by all.
The basketball season tips off with a exhibition game against our alumni as part of our Bengal Bash festivities in November. Our Varsity and Junior Varsity teams play a full schedule traveling as far away as Houma, Ruston, and Alexandria for some games. We have a special student section for all our faithful Bengal students. Catch a game in the Bengal Den and see our Bengals attempt to return to the state tournament. If you attend one game, you’re sure to return for more exciting action.
The cheerleading program at the high school campus is open for any girl that wants to participate in grades 7th-12th. The cheer squad practices after school and cheers on our JV and Varsity basketball teams. The girls also hold pep rallies throughout the season and bring school spirit to other events such as Red Ribbon Week and the Alumni Bengal Bash.
We are committed to doing our part in teaching our students to refuse alcohol, tobacco and other illegal substances throughout the year. Various activities are planned throughout the year to promote a school that is D.A.T. free (Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco free). We attend I CARE conferences and celebrate “Red Ribbon Week” in October. Each day has a special theme such as:
“Run Hard, Breathe Easy” - Students wear a favorite team shirt.
“Together, We Stand Against D.A.T.” - Students dress as twins.
“Be Smart About D.A.T.” - Students dress up like smart “nerds”
“Heroes Make Good Choices” - Students dress as a favorite hero.
“Red Ribbon Day” - Students wear their D.A.T. free T-shirt.
This event is especially for our middle schoolers. It is held in our spook-tacular gym at the end of October and the students wear their Halloween costumes. There is plenty of music, food, and games to keep everyone entertained.
The Veterans Program is held each year in order to honor the veterans in our community. The event is open to the public. Highlights include a guest veteran speaker, music, and exchanging of colors from the ROTC students from Woodlawn High School.
Generally on the Friday before the Thanksgiving break, TBS hosts a Thanksgiving Luncheon for grades 7-12 held in the school gymnasium. Students are treated to a special catered lunch with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. Parents and relatives are invited to join their students at the luncheon for a minimal fee. Everyone is seated at tables which display decorations created by the art students. The luncheon has rapidly become one of the most popular school sponsored events.
At our annual Scholastic Book Fair, students have the opportunity to take part in a week full of fun activities. There’s always a wonderful selection of books to choose from at the fair. School administration and parents openly demonstrate how important reading is to them. This celebration of reading is a great motiviation for students to explore what is available to them through reading.
The yearbook staff works very hard all year to create a book that captures the memories and stories shared by our student body. In addition to collecting important photos, they get to show their creative side by selecting a theme, creating the cover, and using graphic design software to construct each page of the yearbook.
Junior Ring Ceremony
The Ring Ceremony is generally held shortly before the current graduating class completes all of their work in anticipation of graduation. Just prior to the program, juniors and their parents are treated to a breakfast buffet and a message delivered by a guest speaker. The program is led by the current year’s senior class who introduce the upcoming senior class; they present the history of the class ring and the tradition of the turning of the rings. The ceremony is attended by the high school population. Following the ceremony, juniors enjoy a brief fellowship with parents and friends who are asked to turn their rings.
Each spring, students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend the senior dance. The event usually takes place in April at a rented facility beginning at 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Students purchase tickets to attend the formal affair and the school’s photographer is on hand to capture students’ photo memories. Seniors select the dance theme and the photo backdrop is provided by the school’s art students. Students enjoy snacks and soft drinks and an evening of dance to music staged by a local D.J.
Senior Retreat is held annually in the spring at a restaurant. The event includes a motivational speaker, financial planning speaker from a local bank, naming of senior superlatives, fellowship, and fun while enjoying a special meal together.