Briggs High School Announcements

  • CCS News / Homepage Episode 50: Justin Sharfenaker **City League Sports Podcast** - YouTube 

    January 13, 2024- 2019 Briggs alum and Lincoln Memorial University Men's Volleyball Player Justin Sharfenaker joins the show. He tells us how he brought a boys volleyball team to his high school, which did not have one at the time, and ultimately becoming the 2019 Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Division II State Player of the Year. He also talks about the work he's putting in playing college volleyball, and how he helped his team earn a No. 19 rank in the AVCA Pre-Season Poll for the first time in program history.

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  • MARCH 

    • Mar. 5 SAT Testing - 11th graders Class of 2025

    • Mar. 6 Professional Development Day Students Not in Attendance

    • Mar. 11 PSAT Testing 9th graders Class of 2027 

    • Mar. 13 Junior Achievement Career Fair for select students

    • Mar. 15 End of Quarter 3 

    • Mar. 20 Records Day Students Not in Attendance 

    • Mar. 22 Women’s History Month 1:30pm (Student Event)

    • Mar. 27 Qtr. 3 Honor Roll 12:00 pm (Student Event)

    • Mar. 28 30-Minute Early Dismissal 

    • Mar. 29 - Apr. 5 All Schools Closed - Spring Break 



    • Continued Mar. 29 - Apr. 5 All Schools Closed - Spring Break

    • Apr. 8 Professional Development Day Students Not in Attendance

    • Apr. 10 OST ELA 2 testing

    • Apr. 16 & 17 OST ELA 2 Makeup testing

    • Apr. 23 OST Algebra 1 testing

    • Apr. 24 OST Geometry testing

    • Apr. 25 OST Algebra 1 make up testing

    • Apr. 27 Multi-Arts Festival 9 am - 12:30 pm

    • Apr. 30 OST Biology testing



    • May 1 Government OST testing

    • May 1 *Seniors-DEADLINE for APEX, Internship Hours, Seal completion, testing & certifications to count towards participating in the June graduation

    • May 2 Spring Music Concert (Band) 1:45pm (Student Event) 6:30pm (Parent & Student Event) 

    • May 3 OST American History testing

    • May 6-9 OST Makeup Testing 

      • Algebra 1

      • Geometry

      • Biology

      • Government

      • American History

    • May 7 Spring Music Concert 1:30 pm (Student Event) 6:30 pm (Parent & Student Event)

    • May 10 Asian & Pacific Islander Event (Student Event)

    • May 13-22 *Seniors - Sometime during these dates there will be most likely a senior matriculation celebratory event or trip

    • May 17 Prom 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm at the Westin Downtown

    • May 23 End of Year Awards Assembly & Senior Recognition 8:45 am (Parent & Student Event)

    • May 24 Senior Scholar Walks: visits to elementary & middle schools in cap & gowns (Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal will likely be this day too - or during this week - stay tuned!)

    • May 27 All Schools Closed - Memorial Day 

    • May 30 Last Day for Students 

    • May 31 Records Day Students Not in Attendance 



    • June 1 Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony begins at 10am * Greater Columbus Convention Center: Battelle

    • June 19 All Schools Closed - Juneteenth



      • Aug 9 Summer Graduation at East High School 9:30 am

    • Attendance Student Sign In and Sign Out /Updates & Reminders:

      • Per Columbus City School policy, parents are only allowed 9 parent authorized attendance excuses.
      • Arrival - Student drop off REAR OF BUILDING as early as 7am (breakfast 7:00 am - 7:25)
      • Dismissal - Pickup student REAR OF BUILDING 2:30pm
      • Parents must come to the front of building to sign a student out. Students will be called from their classroom when you arrive.
      • Students that sign in after 10:00am must sign in with a parent/guardian.
    • Need parent portal support? Please call CCS Factline at 614-221-3228 or email (in the email upload a picture of your photo ID, your student's name and student's D.O.B)
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    December 5, 2023 – Basketball brought Tony Rice around the world. After graduation, the Briggs High School alum moved to Staten Island, New York, to play Division I basketball for Wagner College. Now, he’s found himself back on Columbus’ west side, where his basketball career began. This time, however,  instead of playing basketball, he’s coaching it. 

    “It was a dream job for me to come back home to the neighborhood where I started and help these young kids,” Rice said. “To see these young men grow is a win for me.”

    Rice has coached the Briggs boys basketball team for over a decade. In that time, he’s seen generations of students from their first day of high school to their last. One of those students was Brandon Eaken. Eaken started playing basketball during his freshman year. With a height of four feet nine inches, he may not have looked like a typical basketball star, but Rice saw his determination to improve his game. 

    “It didn’t matter [to Coach Rice] that I wasn’t the best at basketball; he still got me working every day with him,” Eaken said. “He helped me even off the court. He was always there.”

    Eaken was a member of the Briggs graduating class of 2023. Since then, he has begun his professional career in the workforce. However, like Rice, he was drawn back to Briggs, where he works as a volunteer coach.

    “I want to show the kids that they can [succeed,]” Eaken said. “For the kids to see me only six months after graduating and doing well for myself - I feel like that’s good for them to see.”

    Rice said one of the most essential parts of his job is making students feel confident in themselves. He wants his students to leave Briggs with high self-esteem, knowing that, like Eaken, they can succeed in whatever they choose. 

    “It’s a beautiful process to watch these young men grow,” Rice said. “A lot of these kids lack confidence. My main goal, as a coach, is to get these young men to believe in themselves.”

    Jordan Fleming is a junior at Briggs. He’s been on the basketball team with Rice since his freshman year. He said he wasn’t as dedicated when he first joined the team, but Coach Rice’s expectations for his players led Fleming to push himself beyond what he thought he was capable of. 

    “When I first started, I wasn’t super committed,” Fleming said. “Then, Coach Rice said some real [honest] stuff, and ever since, I’ve been in the gym with him working to get better.”

    Rice holds his players to the highest standards. He expects them to work hard on the court and in their academics. Districtwide, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to play on an athletic team; however, Rice is proud to say that his varsity team has exceeded that expectation with a 3.2 cumulative GPA. 

    Rice said his high expectations for the players prepares them for any opportunity they wish to pursue after graduation. 

    “These young men think life is just around 270, but the world is so big,” Rice said. “Education will lead you to all types of [opportunities.]”

    As Rice begins his 14th season of coaching, he has no intention of slowing down. He hasn’t won a championship game with his Briggs team yet, but he continues to work towards that goal. In the meantime, he regularly wins a championship of a different sort. 

    “I’m here to mentor these young men and build on my legacy that way,” Rice said. “It’s like a championship all day.”

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  • Briggs School Choice Fair

    Learn more about what Briggs High School can offer you! We have a highly talented staff and can't wait for you to learn more about our school.

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  • Congrats Briggs Boys Volleyball team on winning their 5th straight City Championship Title.


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  • VBALL Podcast

    Oct 22, 2022 We sit down with first team all city players Ja'Miah Thomas, and Isabella Williams from the Briggs High School Volleyball team. They talk about their journeys playing in the program over the years, starting out as underclassmen to becoming seniors and leaders on the court today, while being recognized as some of the best players in the City League. Coach Herb Sharfenaker also joins the show. He talks about the "Bruin Strong" culture at Briggs, and how he thinks the students, teachers and athletes support one another. He also talks about his long tenure as a coach, and how many of his former players now join him as assistant coaches giving back to the new generation.

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  • SS22

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  • Phone: (614) 365-5915
    School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Fax: (614) 365-6964

    Briggs High School
    2555 Briggs Road
    Columbus, OH 43223