The Top Ten
Top headlines AND NEWS for September 16-20

Texans Take the BULL Out of BULLYING at PSE

Students and educators at Pine Shadows Elementary were thrilled by a special visit from The Texans, Toro and Danieal Manning.

Several hundred Pine Shadows Elementary School students cheered on the official mascot of the Houston Texans, Toro, as the uniformed bull-headed character introduced an interactive program on Sept. 17 that teaches children how to prevent and stop bullying behavior.

The anti-bullying initiative is titled “TORO Takes the BULL Out of Bullying.”

The educational program is supported by the Houston Texans and by National Oilwell Varco (NOV), which has Spring Branch-area offices. NOV is a Good Neighbor program partner and has several dozen employees active as volunteers.


Taking the BULL out of BULLYING.


Mark Your Calendar: College Nights Oct. 8-9

Students at Academy of Choice inspired their peers to get into the college mindset by donning their college gear recently as part of College Colors Day.

College Colors Day is just one of several events thoughtout the year, including the upcoming 2013 College Nights, aimed at increasing awareness about college and career planning.

During the week of October 7-11, SBISD will host its 2013 College Nights programs and GenTx activities.



An Educational Journey

Students at WAIS recently completed individual personal projects. While none of the students received a grade for their work, the benefit of their effort has been invaluable to their educational journey.

Twenty sophomores presented projects in learning ranging from a fundraiser for youth autism to a video project showing how one student taught herself Korean.

Soon, many more WAIS students will be presenting projects as part of this school's expanding International Baccalaureate program.



Choices Fair - Oct. 24

From insights into our district goal of T-2-4, to finding ways to help your child succeed, to an in-depth look at coordinated school health and what it means when we talk about choice for students, our Parent U Choices Fair has something for everyone!


Lone Star Leadership Academy: Meadow Wood Elementary


J. Landon Short Mini-Grant Winners Named for 2013-14 Year


590 SBISD Students Honored as AP Scholars Earn 628 Awards


What can I do as a parent to help prepare my child for college?

Speak Up Survey Starting Oct. 2

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The Speak Up Survey is an annual survey of K-12 students, teachers, parents, and school administrators about key educational issues. Speak UP provides students, parents and educators a voice in the national dialogue about educational technology.



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Raising the Flag

Students, instructors and administrators from SBISD’s Guthrie Center observed a brief Patriot’s Day ceremony commemorating the events of September 11, 2001, when terrorists with al-Qaeda launched four coordinated attacks on New York City and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.


A Day of Caring - Partners United Way & ConocoPhillips

Not even the threat of a little rain could put a damper on the smiles of the approximately 20 volunteers from ConocoPhillips who turned out to invest their time and goodwill as part of the 2013 United Way Day of Caring campaign at SBEC. Read more >>

Choices Symposium

SKY Partnership Joins Conversation on CHOICE at Symposium

Choice in education is the best choice possible, speakers said during a one-day symposium held recently at the University of Texas in Arlington. The gathering was held Sept. 12 and sponsored by Grand Prairie ISD, a 27,000-student public school district.

The UT-Arlington event, titled “Choice: It's Role in Public Education Today,” attracted state leaders, school superintendents, principals and national experts in education reform. Speakers at the symposium included SBISD SKY Partnership’s Mandelé Davis and KIPP Houston Public Schools founder Mike Feinberg, Ed.D..



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