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Congratulations to 4th grader Ellen Garcia, Character Without Question recipient from Ridgecrest!

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.

Ellen’s music teacher wrote, “Ellen Garcia is one of the kindest students I have ever had in my twelve years at Ridgecrest Elementary. She is always eager to help in class. Ellen will pick up trash and clean up other people's messes, even when not asked to do so, this shows great integrity. She is always a pleasure to be around and was a very important part of the Ridgecrest Choir last year. Not only did she have 100% attendance, she always remembered her music and knew every word to every song. 

Since she first arrived in first grade, she always displays perfect behavior. Her grades are very good and she always does her homework. Overall, Ellen is a role model student and would be a great representative for the ‘Character Without Question Award.’” Ellen was selected for her commitment to kindness, integrity and civic virtue.

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

Watch our most recent Parent U for K-2nd grade families to learn from Joyce Evans, SBISD Director of Humanities K-12, and Lisa Stultz, SBISD Director of Library Services, what is happening in your child’s SBISD classroom and how you can be a part of their learning process. Find out how to access books for your young learners and follow along as we unpack the ReadSBISD Parent Guide – what it is, how to use it and how it can help you support your child’s literacy development! 

English https://vimeo.com/479885892

Vea nuestro más reciente Parent U en español para las familias de K-2˚ grado para conocer lo que sucede en el salón de clases de su hijo y aprender estrategias para apoyar el aprendizaje en casa. Descubra cómo acceder a una variedad de libros para sus estudiantes más pequeños  y navegue con nosotros la Guía de Lectoescritura para padres de ReadSBISD: qué es y cómo usarla para fortalecer el desarrollo de la lectura y escritura. Presentado por María González, Especialista de lectoescritura de SBISD, y Lorenza Garay, Bibliotecaria de SBISD.

En Español https://vimeo.com/479886158

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.
 
 

Milepszi Neri Baltazar was honored during the 17th annual Character Without Question awards ceremony at the Feb. 24, 2020 Spring Branch ISD board meeting. She 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 Milepszi!