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Monday, August 20, 2012

A Message from Superintendent Duncan F. Klussmann, Ed.D.

imageDear Members of the Spring Branch ISD Community,

On behalf of all of us in SBISD, thank you for helping make the beginning of the new school year such a great experience. We ended the first week back with more than 34,300 students enrolled, about 600 more students than last year.> Read More

In the Headlines ↓

We Believe: The Spring Branch Plan 2012-17

imageIn Spring Branch ISD, we're focused on doubling the number of students who successfully complete some form of higher education after they graduation from high school. This goal is know as T-2-4 (Technical Certificate, Two-year Degree, Four-year Degree) in SBISD. We believe all students can achieve given the support and choices they need.  > Read More

Top Leaders Join Spring Branch Team

image SBISD is one of the best public school district is the nation for a reason - our educators and staff. Their hard work and commitment to the student of Spring Branch set our district apart, and are the reasons families want to be part of the SBISD community. As we begin the new year, we're proud to announce the addition of four new elementary school principals and several administrative appointments within the SBISD family. > Read More

Shaping the Future: Summer Renovations & the New Pine Shadows

image SBISD has now rebuilt nine of 13 planned elementary schools under the $597.1 million Bond Plan. This ambitious rebuilding and renovation program was approved by district voters in 2007. > Read More

Make sure to save the date for the Grand Opening of the new Pine Shadows Elementary School on Oct. 2. Event starts at 4 p.m. located at 9900 Neuens Road. For more information call the campus main office at 713-251-6500.

Mark Your Calendars!

PSAT Registration for Freshman & Sophmores

Attention freshman and sophmores: Register today for the upcoming PSAT Saturday, Oct. 20. Limited Seating/First Come, First Serve  > Read More

College Nights in SBISD - October 2nd and 3rd from 6-8 p.m.

College Nights are two evenings of information planned especially for district high school students and their families. Spring Woods High School, located at 2045 Gessner, will host both evening events.

SBISD students should attend their particular high school’s scheduled College Night.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m., students and families from Stratford and Spring Woods high schools and Westchester Academy for International Studies are encouraged to attend. Students from Memorial and Northbrook high schools and the district’s Academy of Choice program should attend the second evening session on Wednesday, Oct. 3, also held from 6-8 p.m.

Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Meeting

Odyssey of the Mind will conduct an informational meeting hosted by Terrace Elementary School, 10400 Rothbury, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10. All parents, students and teachers are encouraged to attend this district-wide meeting for an overview of the program. Odyssey of the Mind provides creative problem-solving opportunities for elementary and secondary students. Contact Iris Story at 713-690-1108 or omers5@aol.com for details.

Fall Fine Arts Events will Make All Applaud

A new school year means that the stage curtains will soon rise on another crowd-pleasing season of student theater and other fine arts events and group performances. This year’s offerings range from choir, band and orchestra concerts to hilarious ComedySportz match ups. > Read More

2012-13 Academic Calendars

Underage Drinking - Town Hall Meeting

The Bay Area Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Texans Standing Tall, and Baskin Robbins have joined in partnership with the Coalition of Behavioral Science to host a Town Hall Meeting on underage drinking. The event will be held Monday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the SOSA Community Center - 1414 Wirt Road. Community members, parents, educators and students are invited to attend.

For more information contact Sandy Olson 281-630-8665 or Kay Crockett 713-725-6246.

Top Headlines in SBISD

Jason Project

JASON Project Argonauts featured on Nautilus Live broadcast

Two Spring Branch ISD high school freshmen and a sixth-grade science teacher who sailed the Aegean Sea spoke to district students in a special Aug. 28 online, interactive broadcast. > Read More

The Stratford High School Band and Color Guard will host its second annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22, on the President’s Course at Bear Creek Golf World. > Read More

Teach for America

20 Teach for America recruits train together for new school year in Spring Branch ISD. > Read More

Fund for Teachers

Five teachers return with Fund for Teachers stories to tell and a renewed passion for teaching.
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While Spring Branch ISD students have jumped into another school year, volunteers with campus PTAs and SBISD Council of PTAs have been hard at work preparing for the months to come. > Read More

Meet the Teacher

One was a recent graduate of Memorial High School; another is a native of Iran. New teachers in Spring Branch ISD this school year have incredible life stories to tell. > Read More

Get connected.

There are so many ways to stay informed and connected with what's going on in Spring Branch ISD:

Campus News & Events ↓


Snapshots is SBISD's bi-monthly publication featuring news and events from SBISD campuses.

The publication spotlights photos and story submissions by facility, students, parents and community members.
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District Monthly Publication↓


Don't miss SBISD's comprehensive online newsletter, The eCurrent.

This monthly publication is an easy way to stay informed and up-to-date on all the latest news you need as a parent or community member.
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Daily District Press Room ↓

In the Zone

If it's going on in SBISD, it's In the Zone.

This digital press room is SBISD's one-stop for a glimpse inside all things Spring Branch. From the latest legistlative updates, to critical information on key topics, SBISD's In the Zone has something for everyone.
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