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A Great Way to Start Their College Experience
Meeting the Collegiate Challenge

Students, mentors, educators and Spring Branch families came together to celebrate the closing of one chapter and the opening of another at the recently held 2014 Collegiate Challenge Celebration. The event, an annual celebration honoring the completion of SBISD's Collegiate Challenge Program, is a time for graduating seniors to look back on their accomplishments and recharge for the next chapter in their educational journey.

While the night's festivities honored the end of a year packed full of college applications, scholarship letters, financial aid planning and everything necessary for a smooth transition from high school to college, it also offered students a chance to shift gears and refocus on the next chapter, the college experience. Congratulations to all our graduates! Read more >>

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MediaFest Awards


Stratford's 1st Annual Big Day


Tommy Tune Awards


State Track & Tennis

Top SBISD Educators & Student Scholarship Honors
Ford and Harris Honored as SBISD Teachers of the Year

Hunters Creek Elementary School’s Naomi “Omi” Ford and Academy of Choice’s Nicole Harris were named as Spring Branch ISD’s Teachers of the Year during the May 7 Service Awards employee recognition event held at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside. Read more >>

Assistance League of Houston Scholarships

Twelve graduating seniors from Spring Branch ISD high schools received $24,000 in scholarships to attend colleges and universities in Texas during a recent awards event sponsored by the Assistance League of Houston. Read more >>

2014 Vals & Sals Announced

SBISD’s five high schools have announced valedictorians and salutatorians to represent their Class of 2014 graduates. Four SBISD campuses will host their graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 31, and one campus will conduct its program for graduates on the evening of Monday, June 2.


Jones Scholars Named

Twelve Spring Branch ISD students have been named 2014 Jones Scholars by the Houston Endowment and now qualify for annual scholarships during their college years ahead. As Jones Scholars award winners, these high school seniors are eligible to receive up to $16,000 in scholarship funds toward a bachelor’s degree.


HLSR Scholarships Announced

Thirteen Spring Branch ISD students were awarded scholarships by the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo recently. Each student scholarship is valued at $18,000 over four years for college or university tuition or other needs. In all, district seniors were awarded more than $230,000 in Rodeo scholarships. 


Sharing A Passion for Creativity and Learning
An Art Car Parade and Summer Art Programming @ AYAM

SBISD students had a sneak preview of the annual Houston Art Car Parade when area artists, district educators and a few very creative cars took to the streets and paraded through campuses in Spring Branch last week. See more here >>

Looking for creative, fun activities for your student this summer? Sign up for AYAM's Tall Tales & Art Program. With stories, art lessons and creativity, there's something for everyone! Program is designed for ages 4-11 along with their parent or caretaker. Program dates are June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Cost is $2 per child per day, or a $10 summer membership. Visit the AYAM website for additional details.

Together We Can!
2014 Running for the Arts - We thank you!

The Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) had another record turn out for this year's Running for the Arts event. All Running for the Arts proceeds benefit the district’s highly popular Art Partners Program, which gives more than 18,000 students an opportunity to attend fine arts performances ranging from the opera and symphony to many local museums. In addition, event proceeds benefit the SBISD Health Fitness Association. Thank you to everyone who made this year's run a success. View event photo gallery >>

Mark Your Calendar
Register today for summer Community Ed Classes!

5.31 Graduation 2014 @ DCC

6.2 Graduation 2014 (WAIS @ DCC)

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