Headlines, News and Event Information from Spring Branch ISD

Making Toyland Real - Students Give Back

Hundreds of Memorial Middle School students responded to class requests for children’s toys to help make the lives of those less fortunate brighter this time of year.

In all, about 500 toys were delivered to the Houston-based Good Neighbor Program for delivery on Saturday, Dec. 22, to a local apartment housing complex. All children’s toys will be distributed to families in assisted living situations with children 13 years old or younger.

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It's been a great semester in Spring Branch ISD!
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Rummel Creek Educator Rocks Instruction

For most of us, when we think of music class a cowbell and choir robes pops into mind.  Well, today's music class is not your mother's.  From computer screens to audio equipment, students are gaining relevant, real-world  instruction on much more than just the art of making music.

Rummel Creek Elementary's Curtis Donohue is on the frontline of this instructional revolution.  

Outstanding Community Support - We thank you!


A pilot reading program at Spring Shadows Elementary supported by United Way of Greater Houston marked its initial eight-week session in the district with a campus gathering that put thousands of dollars in the school’s bank account.

United Way President and CEO Anna M. Babin presented Spring Shadows Principal Jerona Williams with a special check for $5,000. 

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Houston Texans fullback James Casey stood larger than life in front of a group of students and educators at Spring Woods High School earlier this week.

While his physical presence loomed large, the power this sports athlete projected to all gathered was about personal confidence and the desire to make a positive impact in our community.

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Holiday Fun and Future FFA Leaders at Santa's Farm


SKY Partnership Offers Student Choice


Stratford Students Career Experience


What does the term flipped classroom mean?

Top Headlines in the News
Not a Luck(y) Day
For al his family, friends and coaches in Reliant Stadium on Sunday, Texans fever wasn’t the biggest draw, but rather Indianapolis Colts’ rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. Sunday’s game was his first visit to Reliant as a professional player, but not his first as a quarterback. Read more >>
Little Readers, Big Texans
Houston Texans fever hit Woodview Elementary School on Tuesday as team free safety Glover Quin read aloud stories to third- and fourth-graders and encouraged them to focus on education and being successful in school. Read full story >>
Toy Drive Gets Results
SBCHC has partnered with GE Oil & Gas, Community Health Choice, (CHC), and SBISD for several years now to provide holiday gifts to two area preschool centers, Lion Lane and Tiger Trail Schools for Early Learning.  Read full story >>
Christmas in the Park

Eighteen students with the Spring Woods High School Chorale performed recently during the Christmas in the Park community celebration held at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church. The student chorale sang five seasonal carols a cappella for a large crowd.  Read full story >>


Testing Concern Update for Parents
A local group of parents and education testing reform-minded advocates found out what can occur when like-minded people get together to address concerns.

On Monday, Dec. 10, more than 100 Spring Branch ISD parents and concerned residents met and heard a presentation in the Board of Trustees Meeting Room by leaders with TAMSA, or Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment. TAMSA supports a growing statewide, grassroots effort to make student accountability and testing in public schools more streamlined and aligned with post-secondary requirements of colleges and universities.  Read full story >>

Winter Holiday in SBISD and the New Year

Spring Branch ISD students and staff will be on winter holiday from December 24 until January 4. Teachers return to class on Monday, January 7. Students return to class on Tuesday, January 8. Have a safe and enjoyable winter break.

Superintendent's Message: Listen to a message from SBISD Superintendent of Schools about all we've accomplished this semester, and everything we're looking foward to in the new year. Watch it now >>

Administration Building Renamed
The Spring Branch ISD Administration Building located at 955 Campbell Road has been officially renamed the Wayne F. Schaper, Sr., Leadership Center after recent action taken by the district Board of Trustees. Trustees voted in May 2012 to rename the central administration building in honor of Schaper. Read the full story >>
Sneak Peek Inside the New Housman Elementary

Vibrant Color & Beautiful Design = Dynamic Space for Learning

The grand opening of Housman is scheduled for January 22, 2013.  We hope you will join us!  

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Graduation Rates Top the Charts in Texas

Texas tied for the third highest high school graduation rate in the country for all students and ranks number one in graduation rates for Asian and white students, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Student Safety Our Top Priority

The safety and security of our students is always our highest priority. Safety protocols are in place across SBISD. All schools have a School Emergency Response Team, and every school regularly practices safety procedures with students and staff through discussions and emergency exercises. 


Register Now for Community Ed

Register now for SBISD Community Education’s roster of Spring 2013 classes. What’s new in our Community Education classrooms? Check out the courses on computer use and software, bankruptcy and legal rights, dance, arts and design and more!


News from the Board of Trustees

At the start of the meeting, a moment of silence was held to commemorate 26 people, including 20 young students and six adults, who were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., on Dec. 14.

In honors and recognitions, a Memorial Middle School counselor’s secretary whose bright smile lights up the front office area was named December Employee of the Month, while Pine Shadows Elementary parent and Bank of America employee Adriana Fernandez was named Volunteer of the Month.

During an earlier held Special Meeting, Trustees approved the Superintendent of School’s annual evaluation. The Board of Trustees issued a statement praising district leadership under Duncan F. Klussmann, Ed.D. Read complete Board Briefs >>

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