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Top headlines for the week of january 14-18

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It's About Working Together

District Leaders Turn Out for Sherwood Elementary Read-a-thon

We believe education is a partnership. A partnership between families, schools and community. These relationships are the foundation on which student success grows. At Sherwood Elementary, district leaders turned out recently to put this belief into action.

Take a look at the outstanding leaders in SBISD who are committed to the children of Spring Branch. Thank you to our SBISD Board Members and all our community members who are building connections and supporting students in Spring Branch!


January is National School Board Appreciation Month

I am Spring Branch

Marie Klotz has been guiding students across Bunker Hill at Cedardale near Woodview Elementary School since Ronald Reagan’s first term as president.

She has been a school crossing guard for 29 years at this location. Marie somehow knew in her heart that this increasingly busy street would be her twice-a-day job when she passed by the school way back in 1984.

Three decades later, Marie is at her corner post early morning and mid-afternoon. Rain and shine. Cold. Heat. Humidity.Wind. She does it for all the small faces and the joy it gives her. “God gave me this job. I love it. I treat every child as I do my very own grandchild,” she says. Marie is the type who played toy soldiers and war games with her grandson.  



Stratford High School Playhouse plans to tap its way into another great show on Jan. 31 with the opening of the new Gershwin musical comedy Crazy for You, where cowboys meet showgirls in the pre-Vegas days of Nevada.

Tickets for Crazy for You are available to purchase online now, or can be purchased at the Box Office beginning Jan. 23rd.

The musical is a highlight in this semester's Fine Arts Calendar.

Stratford's cast of Crazy for You will also be performing at the 2013 Celebration of Sharing Community Breakfast on Feb 21.

The celebration is our chance to say thank you to the outstanding community members who support the school district and our students.

Interested in attending? Click here for more information and to RSVP. RSVPs need to be received by Feb. 15.


SBEF and Houston Chronicle Announce Crystal Award Winner


All State Winners in Spring Branch


Thank you for being a mentor! Community Spotlight


Students Connecting with Nature

A Culinary Event

Join the Guthrie Center for our inaugural Culinary Arts Fundraising Dinner Showcase and Exhibit.

Your $30 per person donation will help support the Guthrie Culinary Team at regional and national competitions.


Fine Arts Calendar

A new year in Spring Branch ISD theater opens in February with a classic George and Ira Gershwin comedy and a unique musical about the biblical Garden of Eden story told in both English and American Sign Language by student actors. 


Celebrating SKY

Northbrook Middle School and YES Prep Northbrook leaders joined school system leaders from each group Jan. 15 to share their thoughts on early success during a special celebration held at the middle school.


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