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A big congrats is in order to our 7th Grade and 8th Grade Girl track teams. Both teams became district champs last night.

It took every single girl in order to win and they have worked so hard this season.

If you have a track girl in class, be sure and congratulate them! 

Congratulations to 8th grader Andrew Baay, Character Without Question recipient from Memorial Middle School!  [insert student picture]

Every year, SBISD honors students district-wide who reflect a depth of character and a caring for human beings. Students are selected for demonstrating an enduring commitment to any or all of the following character traits: honesty/integrity, responsibility/dependability, respect, perseverance/effort, courage, caring/kindness, and citizenship/civic virtue.

Andrew’s counselor, Jennifer Buchert, wrote, “[Andrew] is always respectful to his peers and teachers while he works hard in everything he does!” Andrew was selected for his commitment to having integrity, being respectful, and persevering.

For more information on the Character Without Question program, please contact katie.redd@springbranchisd.com.

Memorial Middle School's Jack Cox won Grand Champion Photography at the Spring Branch FFA non-livestock Show on Monday night with his extreme close-up of earth.

Congratulations, Jack!

We are excited to announce new SBISD grade level guides (PK-12) that have been developed by our Academics team to provide an overview of what your child will learn in school every nine weeks and resources to support their learning at home.

You will find strategies based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and SBISD priority standards to help you help your child meet his or her learning goals. Teams of SBISD teachers studied the TEKS and further identified the essential, or priority, standards necessary to master at each grade level.
 
These guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what SBISD students should be learning as we strive to prepare Every Child for his/her T-2-4 goals.
 

Access the grade level guides here.

 

The 2020-21 school year will present new challenges and new opportunities for Spring Branch ISD and our community. No matter what challenges we face, our responsibility is to ensure students in SBISD continue learning safely and effectively. Our commitment to inspire minds and shape lives while maintain-ing student learning and academic performance is non-negotiable.
 
The District is equally resolved in its commitment to go beyond to  prioritize health and safety for students, employees and the entire SBISD Family.  These two overriding priorities have informed and shaped  
our 2020-21 back-to-school plan, LearnSBISD.
 
LearnSBISD affirms how - together - we’ll support these priorities, and your role as our vital partners. LearnSBISD provides information families need to make the best decisions for their child’s education. 
 
The plan was informed by countless hours of research and planning by district and campus leaders, employee and family surveys, medical professionals, lessons learned from Spring 2020, summer pilot programs, and local, state and national health and government agency guidance. LearnSBISD addresses four critical areas of focus.
 
OUR PLAN FOCUSES ON: 
 
Health and Safety 
Teaching and Learning 
Family Supports
Staying Connected 
 
Click the link provided below to learn more about LearnSBISD.
 

William Meadows was honored during the 17th annual Character Without Question awards ceremony at the Feb. 24, 2020 Spring Branch ISD board meeting. He was nominated and selected for the award from the student body for embodying strong character traits such as honesty, kindness, integrity, perseverance, courage, caring, and more.

Each school’s honoree received a framed award, the book “Oh the Places You Will Go,” and congratulations from all SBISD Trustees, to the cheers of family, friends and school leaders gathered in the Northbrook High auditorium.

At the pre-event reception, supported by Wells Fargo and the Spring Branch Education Foundation, the Character Without Question honorees enjoyed refreshments and had photos taken with their families.

Congratulations William!

Great News! The Memorial Middle School Chamber orchestra has just been selected as a finalist in The Houston Cup, a local competition celebrating and recognizing excellent teaching in Intermediate level orchestral performance in the Houston area. You can learn more about this prestigious competition here: http://www.orchestrafestivals.com/the-houston-cup.html 

 

Finalists include (in alpha order):

Beckendorff Junior High School Honor Orchestra - Karel Butz, Director

Kleb Intermediate Chamber Orchestra - Dawn Herron, Director

Knox Chamber Orchestra - Shelby Nichols, Director

Memorial Middle School Chamber Orchestra - Megan Saavedra & Bethany Prindle, Directors

Sartartia Middle School Chamber Orchestra - Sophia Hsieh, Director

Spillane Middle School Chamber Orchestra - Jeannine Adams, Director

 

Memorial Middle School Orchestra ranked 4th out of 11 ensembles that participated.

The Spring Branch Independent School District has selected the following early dismissal days to be used for professional development or parental involvement. Not all schools may follow this schedule, so please contact your child's school directly if you have any questions.

  • October 17-18 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • December 18-20 Secondary Early Dismissal; December 20 Elementary Early Dismissal
  • February 13-14 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • May 26-28 Secondary Early Dismissal: May 28 Elementary Early Dismissal

Click here to review the SBISD Academic Calendar for 2019-20.

The MMS Cross Country TEAM had a stellar meet yesterday at Tully Stadium!  THE 8th grade girls,  8th grade boys, and the 7th grade girls--- all won their divisions!!! 

Marco Ferrier won the 8th grade boys race in dominant fashion, beating the next place finisher by 12 seconds.  His teammates, Cody Zyroll, Eduardo Aguado, William Wylie, and  Kyle Brown all placed in the TOP 15.

The 7th grade girls were led once again by Kassidy Kitchel who broke 13 minutes for two miles! Her teammates all finished in the top ten:  Madeline Besetsny in 2nd, Kate Lovoi in 5th, Audrey Rogan in 6th, and Charlotte Hardig in 9th.  What an impressive race by all the 7th grade girls.

The 8th grade girls were led by team captain Megan Broom in 4th, Gwenie Beach in 5th, and Sienna Yoder in 10th

The 7th grade boys top finisher was Daylan Rushing in 4th, Jonathan Lumpkin in 6th, and Quin Jamison in 7th.  The 7th grade boys finished 2nd overall.

Next Wednesday the running Eagles will race for the District Titles at Nottingham Park.  Please come out and cheer them on!

*as featured on the MMS PTA WebBlast:

We are excited to announce that the 8th grade Odyssey of the Mind team placed second at state and is now heading to the World Finals! Teams come to the World Finals from around the U.S. and more than 20 other countries!

The MMS 8th grade Team includes: Ben DuongJude JamisonJonathan JiEdward LiJonah LiauPhoenix Nguyenand Camilla Pearson

World Finals are May 22-26 and will be held at Michigan State University this year. It will cost each team member around $1,000 for the weekend (air fare, meals, ground transportation, and boarding at MSU). The OM team is raising funds for seven students and three adults and would greatly appreciate any dollar amount you would be willing to donate! The GoFundMe page for the Team is:

https://www.gofundme.com/mms-odyssey-of-the-mind&rcid=r01-155486422314-b4123236f51f43cd&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m

The Team will join us at tomorrow's PTA meeting to speak about the experience and possibly show some of their winning skit and we will have an opportunity to give donations at the PTA meeting.