DECEMBER 15-19

We Want to Hear Your SBISD Stories!

Spring Branch ISD is excited to launch SBISD Snapshots.   This unique new feature will showcase district and campus  programs, people and events that enrich our SBISD. Below are photos from the week of December 15-19. If you are interested in submitting photos and story ideas, email them to snapshots@springbranchisd.com.

Parent U

Saturday
1-17-09
Join us for a day of learning at this year's Parent U event.
 

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SBISD Employee Spotlight

Thank you to our teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication to the students of Spring Branch Independent School District.  (Pictured Above: Buffalo Creek Elementary's 'Mr. Joe' - November 2008 Employee of the Month) 
 

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Keeping Houston Beautiful  
 
On November 17th, 2008, Meadow Wood Elementary, located at 14230 Memorial Drive in the Spring Branch Independent School District, was honored with Mayor Bill White's Keep Houston Beautiful award at the 24th annual "Mayor's Proud Partners" luncheon.   Read More Now >>
 
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Award Winner: Collegiate Challenge Program
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has named SBISD's Collegiate Challenge Program a STAR Award winner for promoting a college-going culture in our schools and for helping high school students make the leap to higher education.
 
SBISD staff members who helped make their program a huge success are Vanessa Croix, former program director; Scott Glueck, school social worker; and Sharlondrea Basquine, senior counselor. Senior Annelisha Dixon has been active in college-focused activities through the program. Read More Now >>
 
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Spring Woods High's' Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 
It's "hats off" to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Spring Woods High Tech Theatre I students show off the hats that they each made for the upcoming musical. The production, a colorful ride through biblical times on the wings of Andrew Lloyd Webber's music and and the humor and poetry of lyricist Tim Rice will debut Jan. 30 at the high school. Call 713-365-4475, ext. 3514, for details.  Read More Now >>
 
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Thank You to Our Volunteers

Pictured: Felipa Munoz, Olga Hernandez, Trudy Benavides, Margarita Rodriguez, Juanita Gutierrez, Maria Elena Hernandez, Kerry Jamail, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maria Candelaria Nicolas, and Adriana Tendilla
Buffalo Creek Elementary

 
Thank you to a group of dedicated volunteers at Buffalo Creek Elementary for their commitment, hard work and patient. You can find this dedicated group of women working in the Parent Center from the early hours of 6:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and later doing whatever the teachers request. The variety of services these women perform ranges from assisting in the library and the classrooms to controlling traffic in the parking lot, helping out in the cafeteria, volunteering at carnivals and chaperoning field trips. Mentoring children is another extremely valuable service they provide for the students at Buffalo Creek Elementary. 
 
This group of volunteers has an impact on the students that is far more effective than words can convey. They show students the positive effect that helping others has by always sporting a smile and sharing a laugh. Several of these women don't even have children attending the school anymore but still continue to devote their time to the students and staff at BCE. 
 
For more information on being a volunteer in SBISD, click here.

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Spring Oaks Middle School Choir
 
SBISD had 28 teams that participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon November 8, 2008.  The event raises funds to support the JA program in our district and is a fun event which builds team spirit.
 

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A Season of Sharing: Toy Drive
 
Thank you to the everyone who made this holiday season brighter by supporting the Frostwood Elementary Student Council Toy Drive.  Yourr donations will support cancer patients at Texas Children's Hospital.

The drive will go through Friday, December 19th.
For more information contact the campus main office. 
 
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Bowl-A-Thon
 
SBISD had 28 teams that participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon November 8, 2008.  The event raises funds to support the JA program in our district and is a fun event which builds team spirit.
 
The Junior Achievement curriculum is taught in over 300 SBISD classrooms annually. To find out how you can help our students understand the free enterprise system contact Sue Loudis at partner@springbranchisd.com.
 
Training is provided and volunteers teach just 5-10 one hour weekly sessions.