Thank you for your submissions!
Thank you to everyone who submitted Snapshots this school year!  The last day to submit for this school year will be Friday, June 5.  Have a great summer break. 
We look forward to more Snapshots next school year!
Thank you to the engineers from CH2M Hill who visited Thornwood Elementary for a science camp with the 5th graders recently. The camp featured science stations dealing with steam engines, water filtration and building bridges.  Everyone involved had a great time learning and sharing.
SBISD's Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum hosted FIRST SATURDAY on May 2nd with free art lessons, lectures, film, food and fun! Art lessons centered on oil pastels. Dr. Phyllis Miller taught "Making Georgia O'Keeffe Flowers."  Other classes offered were "Creative Ways to Use Oil Pastels" with Cathy Nieman, and "Drawing with Oil Pastels" with Suzanne Greene.

Learning is fun in Spring Branch ISD!  Students at Frostwood Elementary were all smiles while studying science and the varieties of matter in a recent lab activity.

The Nottingham Knights came  through again with generosity and compassion! They raised $4,571 during their Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart Event. Thank you to everyone who worked to make this event a very successful one!
Students and parents at Cornerstone Academy participated in the school's third annual Locks of Love Hair Drive earlier this month. In total, 168 inches of hair were collected! Over the past three years, Cornerstone has collected more than 55 feet of hair. The hair drive was organized by 8th grade social studies teacher Katie Wood-Sponsel.
Memorial Girl's Soccer team finished their season 22-3-2. They were District Champs, Bi-District Champs, Area Champs, and Regional Quarterfinalists. Senior Beth Herlin was named 18-5A District MVP, Academic All-District, Academic All-State, All-Greater Houston First Team, and Region III All-Region First Team. Congratulations to all our students for an outstanding school year.
More than 100 fourth-grade students at Cedar Brook Elementary participated in a Symbolic Migration of the Monarch Butterfly this year.  These students joined classrooms across the United States and Canada to send paper butterflies to students in Mexico.  In all, 60,000 paper butterflies were made last fall and sent to children who live beside the monarch sanctuaries in Mexico. These Symbolic Monarch Ambassadors are returning to North America this spring and "migrating" back to classrooms as the actual monarchs begin their journey north. Elementary Teacher of the Year, Carol Sierra-Salva was among teachers who organized this program.
Spring Woods High School students attended the Model UN Conference at the University of Houston Downtown recently.  The students were selected to be on the Security Council of the United Nations for a mock debate.  They had to research their country's position on the Crisis in Darfur and Somalia and then debate with a group of high school and college students.
The afterschool clubs for boys and girls (RAP and Friday's Girl Club) at Westwood Elementary were invited to attend an NFL football camp for youth directed by Santana Dotson recently.  (Santana Dotson is the defensive player of the 1996 Superbowl game with the World Champion Green Bay Packers.)  Students were put through a great workout by the same pros that welcomed them.  The kids could not stop talking about the wonderful time they had!  Thank you to Santana Dotson for supporting our students.
The students of Nottingham have been working in the Outdoor Classroom to plant flowers for the summer.  Project funding for this Outdoor classroom came from BP's A+ for Teachers Energy Grant Award (granted to 3rd-grade teacher, Ako Atkinson), the JB Landon Mini Grant, Connoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil, PTA and Student Council. This is Phase 1 of the Outdoor Classroom, which includes six gardening beds for each grade level, a sprinkler system, crushed granite walkway, and three working benches. Phase II will include a shaded structure over the benches and a butterfly garden.

It was all smiles at the recent graduation for the Tiger Trail School for Early Learning.  Students participated in a Spring Show for parents and staff.  Congratulations to all our Tiger graduates!

The Rocket Club, also called the Rocket Science 1 Class, recently launched an eight-foot high power rocket in Fredericksburg, Texas. Spring Woods was one of only a dozen high schools in the state and the only in the Houston area to offer the course last year. The program has doubled statewide this year and has also grown at Spring Woods High.
The English I Pre AP/GT class at Stratford High School celebrated finishing reading  Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" with a Victorian Tea Party.  The party included period costumes, Victorian food and tea, and a lecture on manners and etiquette.  Who says we can't have fun after reading a 500 page novel?
the first-grade bilingual class from Terrace Elementary enjoyed a hands-on experience feeding cattle while on a field trip to the Oil Ranch.
The Westchester Advanced Choir traveled to San Antonio over Spring Break to participate in the Heritage Music Festival, which includes choirs, bands and orchestras from all over the USA.  The Advanced Choir took home the top award of a Gold (superior rating) first place.  Anthony Gonzalez won the coveted Maestro Award for outstanding soloist and the choir was one of three ensembles to receive an invitation to participate in the prestigious Festival of Gold in Chicago or New York in the spring of 2010.
Bunker Hill Elementary held its 8th annual wax museum.  Students researched various historical figures, made a display board, wrote a speech and dressed up in period clothes to represent each historical person.  The entire school came out to support the student wax museum.