Board Briefs
News from the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees

Summary of Meeting:


Forty-six students in prekindergarten through 12th grade were recognized for exemplary character traits during the district’s annual Character without Question Awards program. Spring Branch ISD Trustees also honored UIL All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra students, plus Employee and Volunteer of the Month honorees at its February meeting.

Special Presentations

Employee of the Month

Named as SBISD February Employee of the Month is Frostwood Elementary School Administrative Assistant Diaelva “Dee” Benefield. Dee was nominated for dedication, planning and coordination involved in Frostwood’s move out of its old building during the past 18 months to a transition site, and then the move back into the new school this January. She elected to work most days during Winter Break to make sure that the new school was ready when students, teachers and staff returned.

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Volunteer of the Month

February’s district Volunteer of the Month is Yolanda Alexander, who has volunteered in the Pine Shadows Library Learning Commons nearly every day, and often all day long, since the start of school last fall. She assists with book check ins and check outs, shelves and repairs books, and assists students and teachers as is needed. Pine Shadows’ librarian views her as Volunteer of the Year! 

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All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra

Trustees honored 11 students who have been selected for this year’s All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra. The All-State designation is the state’s top student music award. Honorees are Memorial High Orchestra students Catherine Cai, Tiffany Hu, Jonnathan Sullins, Irene Oh and Kevin Han; Memorial High Band student John Pruitt; Spring Woods High Band student Victor Rangel; Stratford High Band student Joon Lee; Stratford High Choir student Eliza Masewicz and Memorial High Choir student Georgia Bates.

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Character Without Question Recognitions

February’s meeting was held at Northbrook High School’s auditorium to accommodate the families who attended the annual Character without Question Award Recognition event, which included a reception. The auditorium’s stage was decorated with 46 student posters under the theme of “Sometime It Takes Just . . . One.” Students of all ages were nominated, interviewed and selected for top character traits that range from honesty and integrity to courage, caring and kindness.

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In other action, the Board of Trustees

  • Approved 2014-15 enrollment projections & staffing definitions and guidelines
  • Approved a variety of Consent Agenda items

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