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Grand Opening for New Housman Elementary School

Community Members, Students, Staff and District Leaders Celebrate the New Housman Elementary

About 300 school and community members celebrated the grand opening of Spring Branch ISD’s 10th new, rebuilt elementary campus during a special event held Jan. 22 at Housman Elementary School. This new school is located at 6705 Housman at Silber.

Housman Elementary is one of 13 elementary schools that have been rebuilt under the $597 million 2007 Bond Plan.


Kindergarten Student ZUMBA Performance During the Housman Grand Opening

I am Spring Branch

In the past year, longtime Spring Branch FFA volunteer Joe Yarbrough has received both state and national recognition for helping the district’s FFA program remain supported and financed properly.

“Joe Yarbrough has been an active, involved community member in the Spring Branch FFA chapter for more than two decades, helping the Agricultural Science students and program in many ways,” Guthrie Center Principal Joe Kolenda says.

At 80, Joe can look back decades and recall the day that two FFA students solicited him for a small program donation. They walked away elated with $400 to support two student teams for that year’s charity FFA golf tournament. 



About 100 juniors at Westchester Academy for International Studies visited with and followed around engineers, early childhood teachers and technology industry employees earlier this month to learn more about real occupations.

Westchester Academy partnered with Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas on Jan. 8-10 to take students on a complete career path with job shadowing events at nine separate locations during the three-day period.

Students observed day-to-day operations and learned details about skills required to succeed in a particular industry.

In addition to department tours and mentoring sessions, students learned resume writing and building, interview best practices, and networking skills.



Better Smiles: Free Dental Exams for Students


35th Annual FFA Show and Sale in Spring Branch


PTA Volunteers at MWE Provide Hands-On Science Lesson


You Can Go to College: Real Students Talk About How

Crazy for You

Volunteers who give their time and talent to our students and schools are urged to join us on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 8-9 a.m. for the 10th annual SBISD Celebration of Sharing.

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Being Safe Online

A top officer in a nonprofit foundation that educates families on how to make online experiences safe and responsible told about 100 parents and community residents Jan. 23 that one of the best ways to protect youth is to talk to them openly and honestly – and whenever possible. 


Let's Go Digital

Every day is a digital learning day in SBISD, but on Feb.6 we'll be taking time to share how we're using technology with other educators and students around the nation. You can too!  


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