Friday, February 17, 2017

Regional Final Basketball Game Information

We are excited for our varsity boys basketball team advancing to the AHSAA Regional Final. We will be playing Hoover High School at 10:45 am on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, AL. We are going to allow students interested in attending to be excused from school. They MUST sign in with an administrator to register their attendance at the event. Students who attended the first round game will need to show that ticket at school on Wednesday and have signed in at the game with an administrator. When arriving back to school, you will need to see Mrs. Hicks and/or Mrs. Anderson to verify your absence and ticket. If coming to the game, travel safely, wear white, sit with our school, and show great sportsmanship as we cheer for our Rebels! Go Rebs!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Rumor concern...

Good evening,

Our administration and school resource officers are aware of the rumor circulating concerning a possible student threat. We are taking proactive measures to ensure that it is nothing more than a rumor and there is not actual concern of safety at VHHS. Thank you to those who have been helpful in letting us know of information you hear. We take all information seriously until it has been verified or dispelled. Student safety is always our top priority and will continue to be. 

Thank you for your support,

Tyler Burgess

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Broadmoor HS Relief Support

Good morning all,

We will be sending off school supplies this weekend to Broadmoor High School in Louisiana. Broadmoor students have not been able to begin school yet due to the massive flooding in the area. 70% of the school's families have home damage and we are working with them to hopefully receive some stress of getting back to school by donating school supplies. Today and tomorrow please remember you can donate to your student's English classroom.

Freshman Class: loose-leaf paper, pencils, and pens
Sophomore Class: 1.5 or 2-inch binders and composition notebooks
Junior Class: binder tab dividers and donations for backpack replacements*
Senior Class: index cards, highlighters, and donations for uniform replacements*

*Checks may be made out to Broadmoor High School.

Broadmoor High School was on higher ground where the building itself did not get water damage. But its students lived in the places that were affected drastically. If we can take away the financial burden of school supplies for these families, school can be a place where the kids can go to have a normal day. Things at home might be a mess. Things at the shelter might be crowded and chaotic. But if school can function, school can be a safe place where life feels normal again for a few hours each day. If we can get Broadmoor High School the supplies they need, we are giving these students so much more than the pencils and pens alone. We are giving them an escape. 

There are systems in place for people to get their basic needs met. Red Cross, National Guard, and government shelters are there distributing the bottled water and toiletries and diapers. And yes, donating these items to these services is helpful. But if we can adopt Broadmoor High School and take care of their school supplies so that they can get up and running again, we can fill a need that isn’t being met. 

So please, continue to support Broadmoor High School. Their school is closed until September 6th in order to give the community a chance to rebuild. If we can make sure that Broadmoor has everything it needs to open their doors on September 6th, we will be helping in a very significant way and showing our Rebel pride.

On behalf of their principal, Mr. Boatner and myself, thank you and Go Rebels!

Monday, August 22, 2016


Good afternoon,

I would like to inform you of our PTO Open House schedule for tomorrow night. I have attached the schedule to this email and will post it on our blog, The Rebel Insider, found on our school website. We will have a PTO meeting and welcome at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. We will begin ringing bells at 6:30 pm and run the schedule until 8:30 pm. Your student was provided a copy of their schedule during 2nd period today for you to have tomorrow night, or you may print it directly from the Chalkable Home Portal. 

We look forward to having you on campus for Open House. 

Go Rebels!

Tyler Burgess

AUGUST 23RD, 2016

PTO GENERAL MEETING (Auditorium)    6:00-6:25

EARLY BIRD                        6:30-6:38
1ST PERIOD                         6:44-6:52
2ND PERIOD                         6:58-7:06
3RD PERIOD                         7:12-7:20
4TH PERIOD                         7:26-7:34
5TH PERIOD                         7:40-7:48
6TH PERIOD                         7:54-8:02
7TH PERIOD                         8:08-8:16
8TH PERIOD                         8:22-8:30

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Threatening Rumor Concern

Dear Rebel family,

I want to address the growing concern over a rumor that has been spreading involving a threat of violence at Class Day tomorrow.  Our teachers, administrators, and School Resource Officers have thoroughly investigated this situation and find nothing to substantiate the threatening rumor. I want you to know that if there were a situation or actual determined risk involving student safety, we would have communicated that to you. 


Tyler Burgess

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Family news update

Good evening Rebel Family,

This afternoon we had an incident involving three student athletes who were in an electrical accident on the athletic field.

All three are safe and being treated. They will be monitored over night and possibly for a few days.

We enacted our Emergency Action Plan immediately. Our coaches, trainers and SRO need a pat on the back for the incredible job they did in response to the accident. Our students were very helpful and followed instructions to allow for first responders to do their job.

I can not say enough how fortunate we are to have well trained and knowledgable staff and VHPD/VHFD. 

We ask for you to wrap your arms around our school, and these students in particular, for support and comfort during a trying time. 

Thank you for all expressed and indirect support you have shown,



Tyler N. Burgess, EdD
Vestavia Hills High School

Friday, January 29, 2016

Schedule Update and other items

Hello Rebels!

We will be operating with a new schedule next year. We have posted information on our school website under "Announcements" and on our FaceBook page. We help a Parent Awareness meeting at the central office this past Tuesday. We had a great crowd! (I encourage you to look ahead for the next topics to be covered at Parent Awareness. They are held monthly at Noon, here is a link to the schedule: ). We recorded the session and have posted it along with sample documents and a course selection calendar on the website announcements.

Also, our athletics department has been working on a new website for Athletics. We have been testing  it out recently and are adding to it daily. It will become more robust over time, but will be a great place to get up-to-date information on all things sports at VHHS. The link is

Our boys bowling team is competing in the state tournament today! Good luck guys!

Girls and Guys Basketball are hosting Homewood tonight. We will honor our seniors at both games. Come out and support these Rebels.

Best wishes,