Bryant March Newsletter

March 2023 Happenings

Happy Spring.  As the seasons change, so do the events and activities happening around Bryant. We hope that this newsletter serves as a valuable resource for you and your family, keeping you informed and up-to-date on all the exciting happenings in our Bryant community.

Mr. Elliot

Bryant HS is committed to keeping your children and our students safe at school.  Our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Mr. Shawn Elliot, had a real and honest conversation, with our students,  around the dangers of opioid abuse, and the deadly danger of opioids laced with fentanyl.  Fentanyl use and overdoses are a real crisis in our schools and community.  Please reach out to your child’s school counselor or Mr. Elliot at to ask questions or share concerns.  We understand that parenting can be challenging at times, and we want to offer our support to you in any way we can.

We hope you have heard that Fairfax County has partnered with Hazel Health to eliminate barriers to quality mental health services for ALL high school students, at NO COST to families.  Therapy sessions with Hazel Health are a safe space and are private and confidential. To find out more information about this program that will be starting April 10th, please go to  Learn more about this valuable program and how your child can access its services by visiting this website.

Dress For Success

Bryant is gearing up for its Career Fair on Wednesday, April 19th.  This exciting event will host numerous corporate, government, and nonprofit agencies to promote summer jobs, internships, and career opportunities to our students in a variety of fields, including healthcare, information technology, green jobs, public service and more.  Your Student Services Team has been hosting weekly sessions on preparing our students for this event around topics such as Dress for Success, Resume Building, and Career Interest Surveys. 

Did you know that it's never too late to pursue training or education? Regardless of age or previous experience, there is always an opportunity to learn and develop new skills. The WIOA Youth Program assists eligible young adults ages 17-24 to gain the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce.  Please visit this website for more information about career development and educational support.


On March 15th, the owls and hawks paid a visit to Bryant's Science Classes. The nonprofit organization Secret Garden and Bees provided a unique and interactive experience for our students, showcasing their passion for wildlife and nature. Take a look at this amazing picture!


Many of our Bryant students are celebrating Ramadan which officially started on Wednesday, March 22. Ramadan is an important Islamic month of fasting and spiritual reflection, observed by 1.9 billion Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and during this month, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs from dawn until sunset. It is a time for prayer, charity, and community. Ramadan culminates in the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, a joyous holiday that marks the end of the month-long fast. As a diverse and inclusive community, it is important for us to learn about and respect the traditions and beliefs of our fellow students and families who observe Ramadan.


Equity Team

March is recognized as National Equity in Education Month, highlighting the importance of ensuring that all students have access to high-quality educational opportunities regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or other factors. Equity in education means providing fair and inclusive learning environments where every student has the resources and support they need to succeed. Achieving equity in education requires acknowledging and addressing systemic barriers to learning and working towards creating a more just and equitable society. Here at Bryant, we are fortunate to have an exceptional Equity Team. Throughout the month of March, they provided insightful lessons on what equity looks like in the classroom, along with valuable resources for our staff.


During College Week, a former student, James Wrobeh, delivered an inspiring and uplifting message that emphasized the importance of perseverance, authenticity, self-confidence, and pursuing one's aspirations. James shared that pushing through tough moments can be challenging, but it's crucial to remember that struggles and setbacks are temporary and can lead to growth and development. It's important to have a positive mindset, to believe in oneself, and to remain focused on the end goal.

As we approach spring break, we would like to take a moment to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and rejuvenating break. Please keep in mind that our spring break will begin on Monday, April 3rd, and our students are scheduled to return on Monday, April 10th. This is a much-needed opportunity to recharge and refocus, and we encourage you all to take some time to relax and come back with renewed energy to finish the school year strong.  

We are thrilled to have your child as a part of our Bryant community and look forward to getting to know you and your family better. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions you may have and be sure to stay connected with us through our website, social media, and events.