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Valley Oaks Elementary Opens New School

Valley Oaks is the 12th elementary school rebuilt as part of the district’s 2007 Bond Plan. This new school clearly won hearts and minds based on first-morning shared impressions. A Grand Opening will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the new school.

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Houstonians of the Year:
Dr. Duncan Klussmann
icon Brunsman icon Jan. 5-Jan. 14

Editors with the Houston Chronicle’s Outlook section voted recently to name SBISD Superintendent Duncan Klussmann, Ed.D., as one of three Houstonians of the Year.

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Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty - Dr. Donna Beegle
icon Staff icon Jan. 5-Jan.14

As an authentic voice from 28 years of homelessness in her early life, Dr. Beegle will provide a foundation for understanding what it means to live in poverty in the United States.

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SBEF Hosts 3rd Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
icon Staff icon Jan. 5-Jan.14

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) will sponsor its third annual Sporting Clay Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 19, at American Shooting Centers. The event raises funds for SBISD grant and scholarships.

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It's About Choice!
icon Staff icon Jan. 5-Jan.14

Shouldn't your children's education be as unique as they are? Review some of the choice options available to SBISD students and families. Apply now! The application window is open through Feb. 13.

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Rain or Shine, You Gotta Love to Read!
icon Staff icon Jan. 5-Jan.14

Recently, KPRC-TV 2 Meteorologist Anthony Yanez visited students at Spring Shadows Elementary School as part of a learning and mentoring activity organized by campus Librarian Melanie Scales.

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SBISD Fine Arts Seasonal Productions Announced
icon Brunsman icon Jan. 5-Jan.14

Ready to laugh and to be entertained? Several SBISD high school theater groups will open the new year with a delightful set of modern musicals, musical comedies and parodies. In theater, four high schools will present productions beginning in January.

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Purchasing Department Earns State Award
icon Brunsman icon Jan. 5-Jan.14

For a fourth consecutive year, Spring Branch ISD’s Purchasing Department has been honored for best practices in school district purchasing.

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Restorative Justice Coalition Founder earns $1,000 Grant
icon Brunsman icon Jan. 5-Jan.14

A nonprofit organization that issues $1,000 a day, every day, to change-makers and activists has awarded a grant to Anita Wadhwa, founder of The Restorative Justice Collaborative of Houston.

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FAFSA Initiative - A Key Step in Funding Higher Education
icon Staff icon Jan. 5-Jan.14

Join us during the month of February to learn more about the FAFSA and TASFA process and how to best help your child achieve their college or university dream.

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84th Legislature Opens its Biennial Session in Austin
icon Graham icon Jan. 5-Jan.14

Over the next 140 days, legislators will look at big ticket issues such as health care, transportation, water, higher education – and public education.

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More Upcoming Events


icon Houston Hispanic Forum Career and Education Day

This event gives students, parents, guardians, teachers and counselors an opportunity to learn about careers, college applications and paying for education.
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icon Parent U Math

Join us on Jan. 20 for an informative overview of the shift in our state math standards and strategies found in Math in Focus to support deeper learning. More >>

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