Welcome Senior Class of 2022!

  • Check back here regularly for updates on important Senior information!

    Graduation LIVE:

    The graduation ceremony will be broadcast on Spectrum Channel 646 and Frontier Channel 39. Use the link below to watch online, or for instructions on watching via Roku, AppleTV, and Amazon Fire TV.  We will be live about 20 minutes before graduation begins.


    Update 5/19/2022

    Good evening, Pirate Graduates and Families, 

    This is Rebecca Austerman with some information and reminders about graduation. Please listen or read carefully. 

    Inclement weather is currently forecast for Saturday in the late afternoon and evening. Our graduation ceremony is being moved to 2:30 PM on Saturday to ensure the safety of our graduates, family, and staff. 

    If your senior missed cap and gown pick up, please have them come to the school at 8:30 - 9:00 AM or 1 - 1:30 PM on Friday to get their cap, gown, and tickets. Email Ms. Austerman if you need assistance. 

    Graduates, please remember to dress for a dignified ceremony, but also in light clothes to ensure you are comfortable in the heat. 

    Each senior received 10 tickets for family and friends for the graduation ceremony which has now been rescheduled to take place at LECOM Park in downtown Bradenton at 2:30 PM this Saturday, May 21.  Gates will open at 1:30 and graduates are asked to arrive at 1:30 PM as well.  Seating is general admission so you may choose your seats. 

    Traffic and parking at that time will be quite heavy.  Please allow enough time to arrive before the start of the ceremony.  A map for directions and parking was provided to the seniors at the rehearsal and I will place it on the website tonight.  Please consider carpooling so that everyone in your group arrives together. 

    We thank the School District of Manatee County, LECOM Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Bradenton Marauders, and the Manatee County Sherriff’s Office for being able to make this adjustment so that we are able to accommodate seating for the thousands of families and friends who want to celebrate with our graduates. 

    Please bring rainy weather gear for your graduate, you, and your families as there is still a chance of showers. 

    Update: 5/18/22

    Ticket Request

    Update 5/18/22:

    Seniors, graduation practice was mandatory to participate in the graduation ceremony on Saturday at LECOM Park. I am reviewing the Rehearsal Sign In sheets and I see that some of you missed that practice or were late to practice. Please note: I will hold three additional graduation rehearsals in the cafeteria for those who did not attend today's practice. Please make sure that you attend one of the following dates and are on time to practice. Attending graduation practice is required. 

    • Thursday, May 19th at 1:30 PM
    • Friday, May 20th at 8:30 AM
    • Friday, May 20th at 1:00 PM

    Please email me if you have additional questions. 

    Update: 5/18/22

    Seniors & Families: The BRHS Administration is closely watching the weather forecast for Saturday. As of right now, graduation is not being changed and will remain at 5 PM on Saturday. Please know that we do have multiple contingency plans for any weather concerns as they arise. We will keep you updated through text, the website, and Schoology. See you this afternoon for graduation rehearsal (3 PM in the auditorium). 

    Thank you, 

    Ms. Austerman

    Update 5/5/22

    Achors Aweigh May 13 at 6 PM


    Update 5/4/22

    Early Dismissal May 5 at 2 PM

    Update: 4/29/22

    The senior Exams Schedule is here. You will receive a yellow exemption form on Monday, 5/2/22 in 1st period. Teachers will sign indicating that you are exempt from the exam. No signature = not exempt. 

    Keep the yellow form with you. It is your pass to come to and leave campus before and after your exams. 

    Any questions? See Mr. Whelden... Just kidding. See Mrs. Austerman.

    Got Debt?

    The following dates and times have been set to collect any senior debt, including late fees, band fees, lost book fines, etc.

    • 5/10, 5/11, 5/13: 7am -7:45 am, and 2:25 pm -3:15pm (not during lunches or class time)
    • 5/18: Graduation Practice (3:00pm)
    • 5/19: Cap and Gown pick up (May not pick up until all debt is cleared)

    Bookkeeping will have receipt books and change for cash payments at those times.

    • Attn: Band Fees that are paid online through the Band website MUST show proof of payment (email, receipt, ect) to our bookkeeper as proof of payment to remove the debt hold. 

    Senior Breakfast

    April 20th Update: 

    Seniors, please take a moment to complete the survey below and tell me where you have been accepted to. We include in our graduation program a list of the variety of schools that our students have been accepted to. Please have this done by Tuesday, April 26. 

    2022 Post Secondary Acceptances Survey

    April 13th Updates: 

    • Each graduate will receive 10 (TEN) tickets for graduation. 
    • Tickets will be GENERAL ADMISSION. No assigned or reserved seats. 

    Senior Parent Meeting Presentation

    • Includes questions asked after the meeting

    Senior 4th Quarter Calendar

    Graduation Speaker Application is now available.

    Interested in being a Graduation Speaker? See attached for details and the application. Applications are due on April 22 at 3 PM. Teacher recommendations and a revised typed draft of your proposed speech is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mandatory auditions will be after school on April 28. Please plan accordingly. See Ms. Austerman with any questions. (Printed copies are located in Student Services.)

    Graduation Speaker Application

    Graduation Opt Out Form

    If your student will be graduating with the class of 2022 but does NOT wish to participate in the Graduation ceremony taking place on May 21, 2022 at LECOM Park, please complete and submit this form. Please note, if financial considerations are part of the decision to not participate in the graduation ceremony, please speak to Mrs. Austerman or an administrator prior to submitting the form.

    Return this form by Friday, April 30, 2021

    This form can be turned in to Ms. Austerman or Students Services. This signed and completed form may also be sent via email to austermanr@manateeschools.net.

    April 6, 2022: Optional Senior Parent Meeting

    6 PM in BRHS Auditorium

    This meeting will be information for senior parents and a chance for them to ask questions. 


    • Senior Events
    • Cap & Gown
    • Graduation Ceremony & Tickets
    • Seniors Fees
    • Diplomas
    • Transcripts
    • + Time for Q & A

    All information will be posted to the Senior website after the meeting. Contact Rebecca Austerman for more details.

    February 14, 2022

    Cap & Gown portraits are now available for purchase! Log in here to view and order today! #CadySenior



    February 14, 2022

    Grad Bash Update: There is a MANDATORY MEETING for all students attending Grad Bash on March 7th in the Auditorium. There will be two meeting choices- morning at 6:55am, of after school at 2:35pm. Attendance is required in order for you to attend the trip. See you there!


    January 26, 2022

    We have given out almost all of the Senior Lanyards, T-Shirts and Sweatshirts! There is still a small group of outstanding students who need to pick up. We will have one more pickup window tomorrow (Thursday, January 27th) afternoon from 2:30-3:00pm. Stop by Mrs. Rodriguez' office in the Testing Room (Front Office Building 1, next to Student Services) during this time to get your items if you still need them. You do NOT have to have paid your Senior fee yet to get these items! Thank you!

    January 24, 2022

    Grad Bash Portal now open for payments! The first 100 registered students will be going on the trip! Please see the flyer below for important details, as well!

    Grad Bash Informational Flyer

    Grad Bash Payment Portal

    January 18, 2022

    DO YOU WANT FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE? SIGN UP FOR YOUR FAFSA TODAY! REACH MANATEE and the School District of Manatee County have teamed up to help you out! Attend a live session on how to sign up for your FAFSA and get a Publix Gift Card and FREE MONEY for college when you complete your FAFSA!

    View the flier for more details.

    January 14, 2022

    Senior Hoodie and Lanyard 2nd Pickup Alert! We will be distributing Senior Hoodies, Lanyards (and any remaining t shirts that were not picked up) on Wednesday, January 19th BEFORE SCHOOL from 7:00-7:25 AM. Anyone not in line at that point will not be allowed to get in line. We will be set up at tables in the courtyard, in front of the Media Center. You will need your Student ID to check out your items. See you there!

    January 14, 2022

    Junior Advisory Board would like to invite Seniors to vote on this year's Prom theme! They have created a Google form that you can click on and vote with, attached below. Votes are due by the end of the day Tuesday, January 18th!

    Prom Theme 2022 Voting Form

    January 12, 2022

    Are you interested in leaving your mark in this year's 2022 Yearbook? You can do that by creating your own Senior Quote!

    • Submissions are open until Tuesday, January 18 at 11:59pm. Go to the link below to submit your quote!

    • Quotes are subject to approval. Any quotes deemed inappropriate by school administration will not be included in the yearbook.No links, timestamps, or acronyms are permitted.

    2022 Senior Quote Survey

    January 11, 2022

    Senior Hoodie and Lanyard Pickup Alert! We will be distributing Senior Hoodies, Lanyards (and any remaining t shirts that were not picked up) this week on Thursday, January 13th AFTER SCHOOL from 2:30-3:00pm. We will be set up at tables in the courtyard, in front of the Media Center. You will need your Student ID to check out your items. See you there!

    January 6, 2022

    Seniors, your Senior Panoramic picture is scheduled for next week on Tuesday, January 11th at 8:00am! You will be called down to the gym during 1st period to take this class photo. If you picked up your Senior t-shirt before the Winter Break, please be sure to wear it that day! If you are not on campus full time, we still would like for you to try and make it for the photo! Please arrive on campus by 7:45am and head to the gym to be in the photo!

    January 5, 2022

    The District has announced that the Braden River High School Graduation will take place on Saturday, May 21 at 5:00pm. Graduation will be held at LECOM Park Baseball Stadium. As with most things, there is always a chance this information could change, but this is what has been set on the District calendar as of now. We do NOT yet know how many guest tickets per graduate will be allowed. More information to come!

    January 4, 2022

    Grad Bash Update!

    The class of 2022 Grad Bash trip to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios will take place on Friday, April 1st. We have decided to extend our contract for this day to include extra hours in the park and a "VIP" experience for our seniors. Arrival time will now be 4pm, meaning seniors will be boarding busses earlier in the afternoon to head to Orlando. The additional fees for this experience, along with the bus fee brings the total cost to $160 per student. The trip is open to the first 100 Seniors who register online and make payment. The registration portal will open on Monday, January 24th-Friday, January 28th OR until the the first 100 seniors register and pay, whichever comes first. Please sign on and check early to reserve a space.

    January 4, 2022

    Hello Seniors! We are looking forward to welcoming you back this week! You are officially in the last half of your Senior Year! With that being said, it is time to pay attention to fast- approaching deadlines. 

    The FINAL DEADLINE to have your photo taken to appear in the yearbook is January 10, 2022. 
    Cady Studios will be on campus Friday, January 7, 2022 to take photos. 

    If you have not yet signed up for this photo date on campus, you must do so ASAP to secure your space or you will not be able to have a Senior photo for the yearbook or any other senior events/items we need them for. See the link below and take care of that today!

    Cady Studios Senior Photo Link

    December 9, 2021

    Come by tomorrow morning (Friday, December 10) before school or after school to get your Senior T-shirt! See the flyer below for details!

    Senior T-shirt Pickup Day

    December 6, 2021

    Herff Jones will be on campus during all three lunches tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th to take orders for graduation items and senior swag, and can answer any questions you have about orders! Stop by the table during your lunch, and bring cash/check/card if you would like to place an order on the spot! You can also order directly through their website from now until December 31, 2021.

    December 6, 2021

    The link to make your Senior Fee payment is live! Please click below. You may log on to make this payment of $100 anytime this week until the end of the day Friday.

    Senior Fee Payment Portal Link

    November 29, 2021

    The next payment window to make your $100 senior fee payment will open up on Monday, December 6th and be open until Friday, December 10th! If you have not yet paid the $100 senior fee, you can do it online during this time. The link will be posted here on Monday. The third and FINAL window to pay will be open after Winter Break, so do not delay!

    November 16, 2021

    FAFSA Workshops available to register now!

    See the attached flyer for important information regarding FAFSA registration and online workshops you can register for to assist you. The next workshop is this Thursday, November 18th. Don't delay!

    FAFSA Workshops

    November 16, 2021

    Senior Meeting
    Please see the attached document from yesterday's Senior meeting in the Auditorium. This is all the information we covered with students. If you were absent or need a refresher of the information, check it out!

    Senior Meeting 11-16 Presentation

    November 9, 2021

    Yearbook Ordering

    Don't forget to place your order for your 2022 yearbook now! Prices will only continue to go up as the year goes on! See the link attached to order.

    BRHS Yearbook

    November 9. 2021

    Reminder for Senior Fee Payments

    The next payment window for those of you who have not yet paid your $100 Senior Fee will be open December 6-10. The link to the payment portal will be posted here, and on the Senior Schoology group page. Remember - you cannot walk or receive your cap/gown/diploma until that fee is paid!

    November 8, 2021

    Seniors and family members - interested in creating a Senior Dedication for this year's 2022 yearbook? See the ad below - the entire thing can be created online and personalized to your liking!

    Senior Dedication Ad


    October 21, 2021

    Seniors, are you interested in submitting a design (or multiple designs) for the Class of 2022 Senior T-shirt and Hoodie?! If so, see the poster below and submit your designs by next Friday!

    Senior Shirt Design Poster

    October 20, 2021

    Senior Information Flyer

    Seniors, so far we have 264 responses to the Senior Sizing information form. That is a lot of you, but not nearly all of you! Please be sure that you have gone to the link attached to this post and fill out the sizing information form.

    We need this information for two things: your senior swag orders, and also for your cap and gown orders. No sizes submitted = you get what you get! Not sure if you submitted your size? Please open the attached spreadsheet and search for your last name. The list is in alphabetical order by LAST NAME of those students who have filled out the form. Don't see your name, fill out the form.

    Important: DO NOT EMAIL asking us to check and see if you filled out the form. Your name will be on the list below if you did. 

    Senior Sizing Information Form

    Check to see if you submitted your form here

    Senior Fee First Payment window open!

    Below you will find the link that takes you directly to the Senior Fee payment portal. You can also find this on the BRHS website by clicking on the "Parents and Students" tab, and then "Payment Portal". The window to pay for your fees will be open this week, Monday-Friday, and then close. Students can pay the full $100 during this time, or make a partial payment. There will be two additional payment windows scheduled throughout the year to make any remaining partial payments should anyone choose that option.

    Senior Fee Payment Portal

    September 24, 2021

    Seniors, take a look at the video link below. Herff Jones is the company we partner with each year to order all of your graduation items. Class Rings, Graduation Announcements, and anything else you may want for your class can be purchased through them! They will be on campus soon to meet with you and take orders for these great items, so start to check out some of their selection on their website and get ready to order! We will alert you with their upcoming dates on campus soon.

    Herff Jones Welcome Video

    September 21, 2021

    Senior Fee Payment window opening soon!

    The first window (remember, there are THREE separate payment windows this year) to make your $100 Senior fee payment will be open from Monday, September 27-Friday, October 1. We will post a link here and on the Senior page of the website that will take you to the online payment system. The fee is $100, and this can be paid in one single payment, or broken up into smaller payments during each of the three windows. 

    September 9, 2021

    Please see the attached form if you are interested in purchasing a Senior Ad/Dedication for the 2022 Yearbook!

    Senior Yearbook Ad Form

    August 20, 2021

    Senior Yearbook Photo update!

    • Last day for Seniors to be photographed to be in the yearbook is 1/8/22.

    • Cady Studios will be on the BRHS campus to take Senior photos 10/26/21, 10/27/21 and 1/7/22. Click the flyer below to book one of these dates on campus, or make your own appointment at their Tampa studio.

    • Senior Yearbook Dedication deadline is 11/19/21.

      Cady Studios

    August 12, 2021

    Please open the document here to read your first Senior information form! Please use the QR code on the document to fill out the online sizing information form we need from you for your cap, gown, t-shirt and sweatshirt order! The link to the online sizing information form is also posted below this message.

    Sizing information form link here

    August 5, 2021

    Join the Senior Class of 2022 Remind text message account to stay up to date when information is shared out with students!

    Text @abb8a84 to the number 81010. You will receive a welcome message that means you are automatically subscribed!

    August 5, 2021

    Seniors, are you interested in joining the Class of 2022 Senior Advisory Board? Please see the attached applications below! 

    Please note, there are TWO applications- one is a general Senior Advisory Board Member application, and the second is a Senior Advisory Board Officer application. If you are interested in becoming a SAB Officer, you must complete BOTH applications. All SAB applications due by 3pm, Friday, September 3. You may drop them off to Mrs. Rodriguez in room 118C, the Front Office Testing room.

    Senior Advisory Board Member general application here

    Senior Advisory Board Officer Application here **Please note, Officer applications must have different teacher recommendations and different student written responses from the general member application**

  • Class of 2022 Senior Sponsor:

    Mrs. Rodriguez

    Room 118C, Front Office, Testing Room


    941-751-8230 ext. 31075

Last Modified on June 14, 2022