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Top Headlines for March 31 - April 4

Good Neighbor Supports Literacy in SBISD
Read. Read. Read.

With support from SBISD Good Neighbor partner CITGO, Bess the Reading Bus made stops at Notthingham and Pine Shadows Elementary schools this week to share a few great stories and send students home with their very own book! Read more >>

Bookmark it! View photos from this event on the SBISD SMUGMUG photo sharing website.

Get Involved! Support Literacy in Spring Branch.

Kids' Reading Rooms Need Volunteers: More adult volunteers are needed to promote literacy and instill the love of learning in children at two apartment complexes in Spring Branch ISD neighborhoods. Read more >>

Celebrations, Challenges, Artwork & Awards


Pi Day


The First Tee


Artwork, Bugs & Butterflies


National Debate Honors

Other Top News & Headlines
Rodeo Art Auction Results

Memorial High School senior Seo Woo “Michelle” Jong tied a world record during the recent school art auction at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, while six other SBISD student works auctioned raised the total for all district works to $313,000. Read more >>

A Circle of Friends

Ken and Ruth Ann Dusek have been mentoring two students in SBISD for four years, and have followed Nico and Jennifer from Ridgecrest Elementary to Landrum Middle School. Mr. and Mrs. Dusek got started mentoring with a group from their church, Christ Evangelical Presbyterian. When this quartet of mentors and mentees meets for lunch at one of the round tables in the Landrum atrium, they all enjoy lively conversation and games. Read more >>

Restorative Justice Collaborative

A Boston mother and social justice activist whose son was killed by an act of violence will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, April 12, during the first conference meeting of the Restorative Justice Collaborative of Houston (RJCH), which is being sponsored by the University of Houston College of Education. Read more >>

Calendar Survey Results

On Monday evening, the SBISD Board of Trustees voted to maintain the week of March 16 – March 20 as Spring Break for the 2014-15 school year. The bad weather make up days for next school year, if needed, have been moved to the end of the school year (June 4 and 5).


T-2-4 Teacher Spotlight

District leaders have launched a new Special Presentation recognition for teachers that will be awarded on a regular basis during monthly Board of Trustees meetings. Known as the SBISD T-2-4 Teacher Spotlight, this honor will shine a light on educators who embrace the district’s T-2-4 goal.


Shattered Dreams

On March 12, a drunken-driving simulation known as Shattered Dreams was presented in front of Stratford High School. As a result of this highly dramatic, staged accident, all campus juniors and seniors got a street-level view of what occurs when eight high school students they sit next to in classrooms each and every day are suddenly killed or injured.


Tommy Tune Award Nominations

Two Spring Branch ISD high schools have received a total of 10 nominations for the 12th Annual Tommy Tune Awards. Stratford High’s Westside Story musical is nominated in seven separate categories, while Memorial High’s Shrek, The Musical is nominated in three categories. Read more >>

Mark Your Calendar
AYAM - 2014 Spring Art Show

The Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum is hosting viewings of their SBISD Spring Art Show this month. Viewing dates and time are as follows:

Westside Schools (Elementary, Middle & High):

  • April 3, 7,10 & 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • April 15 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Eastside Schools (Elementary, Middle & High):

  • April 17, 22, 24 & 29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • April 30 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Visit the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum website now. >>

4.11 Deadline for Submissions - MediaFest 2014

4.16 A Community Conversation: School Finance

4.22 A Community Conversation: School Finance

4.25 Deadline for Submissions - Navigating My Future

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