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Recap of the Top Headlines & News for Sept. 15-26

TOP TEN READS FROM OUR NEWS BLOG

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College Nights 2014
icon Staff Report icon Sept. 15-26

SBISD will once again open its doors to representatives from approximately 200 colleges, universities, technical schools, and military service branches at the annual TACRAO College Nights (Oct.7-8).

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Educators Earn Mini-Grants
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Thirty-two separate projects representing 48 teachers were awarded stipends during the 15th annual J. Landon Short Mini-Grants for Educators presentation held during the SBISD Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting.

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SBEF Raises Record Funds
icon Brunsman icon Sept. 15-26

Leaders with the Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) presented a check totaling $924,154 to district leaders and Trustees during the monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees.

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Moving and Grooving
icon Staff Report icon Sept. 15-26

Nottingham Elementary School’s Linda Chavers and Sarah Chu have been awarded an Oliver Healthy Choices Grant by the Houston nonprofit Oliver Foundation.

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Bendwood + NASA's Maven
icon Brunsman icon Sept. 15-26

When NASA’s Maven mission reached Mars on Sept. 21, many students in Gifted and Talented instructor Molly Nipper’s classroom at Bendwood School watched it all live on NASA TV, joining thousands of others engaged in a broad public education and outreach program.

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Finance Team Wins Awards
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The SBISD Finance Department has earned a fifth Gold Leadership Circle Award from the state Comptroller’s Office for implementing financial transparency.

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Toro Says 'No Bullying!'
icon Brunsman icon Sept. 15-26

Several hundred Pine Shadows Elementary School students cheered on Toro, the mascot of the Houston Texans, as the lovable, bull-headed character visited Sept. 12 to teach students how to prevent and stop bullying behavior.

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Pledge to GO - You can do it!
icon Recommended icon Sept. 15-26

Make it, print it, share it! Visit the College Board website to take the College Pledge. Tell people WHY you are going to college. Then, share your story with us @SBISD. #DreamBigAchieveBig!

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Sister Solution
icon Brunsman icon Sept. 15-26

The Stratford High School girls volleyball team stepped up to the “net” and made a donation recently that highlights what can happen when the Spring Branch Council of PTAs’ partnership program between schools gains direct support from students.

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Pinwheels for Peace
icon Brunsman icon Sept. 15-26

On Friday, Sept. 19, about 660 students at Woodview Elementary School and hundreds more at Buffalo Creek Elementary joined tens of thousands of youth nationwide in observing the annual United Nations International Day of Peace.

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