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Top headlines for OCT 21-25

Parent U Promotes Choice

Choices, Insights & Opportunities

Hundreds of Spring Branch ISD parents, staff and interested residents gathered at Spring Woods High School on Thursday, Oct. 24, for the Parent U Choice Fair & Evening of Learning for Elementary and Middle School Parents.

This year’s information and insight-packed Parent U sessions began at 4 p.m. with a first-ever Choice Fair, where families learned about educational options ranging from elementary and middle school Dual Language programs to charter programs and schools.


Sharing a Love of Reading

SBISD's Valley Oaks Elementary had the chance to transform themselves, and share in their love of reading, as part of a campus Book Character Dress-Up Day. Read more >>

A Very Special Conversation

During SBISD's GenTX Week (Oct. 7-11), Landrum Middle joined schools across the district to participate in a wealth of activities geared toward raising awareness about college and career planning. Pictured: A SKYPING activity in Mr. McQuirns' class at Landrum, featuring two-way conversations between middle schoolers and college students. Watch Video >>


Cardboard Challenge


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Via Colori Artist Honored at SWHS


Famous Actress, First Book

TSCA Educator of the Year Named

Spring Woods High School debate and speech teacher Victoria Beard was named the Texas Speech Communication Association (TSCA) Educator of the Year during the association’s annual conference recently in Corpus Christi, Texas. TSCA’s annual meeting was held from Oct. 10-12.

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Chef Alumna Visits with Educators

Award-winning local chef and Memorial High School graduate Monica Pope spoke to members of the Northwest Harris County Retired Teachers Association on Oct. 9 about the benefits of an organic diet based on simple cooking and creative meals using local produce

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Celebrating 50 Years of Service

Spring Branch ISD Dept. Police Officer James E. Walker doesn’t mind sharing his secret for 50 years in community and school policing. “I don’t get stressed by anything, and I don’t take it home with me. My work ends when I leave the station, and I enjoy my family when I go home. Stress will kill you,” the officer says.

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Mark Your Calendar
10.1 - 31 SBISD Fine Arts Calendar of Events
10.23 - 31 National Red Ribbon Week
10.29 Mentor U "Where do mentors fit in?"
11.2 LMS FALL Festival
11.8 Deadline to Register for Upcoming ACT Test (12.14)
11.8 Deadline to Register for Upcoming SAT Test (12.7)
11.11 Veterans Day @ SFMS

The SPEAK UP Survey - We want to hear from you!

Speak Up, a national online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning 21st century education and technology. Each year, findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers. Take the survery now >>

Sign up to be a volunteer or mentor in SBISD!

The SBISD Volunteer Program serves to enhance the educational experience of both students and staff through the inclusion of well-trained volunteers that strive to support the district mission and make a difference in Spring Branch ISD.

We're always looking for caring and dedicated individuals who can give of their time and talents for the students of Spring Branch. If you're interested in being a mentor of volunteer, contact us today! Read more >>

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