New Bikes, Better Readers

Several hundred Spring Branch ISD elementary students are reading better and riding shiny, new bicycles because of one group’s literacy goal for area youth.


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New Rummel Creek Offers Nods to Neighborhood, Legacy

After 18 months at the South Transition Campus, Rummel Creek students and staff will start classes at the new building on Jan. 5, when the district returns from winter break.


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‘Team of Heroes’ Makes the Holidays Bright for Ugandan Refugee Family

Spring Branch ISD Police officers made the holidays bright for seven refugee children from Uganda after parent travel plans went awry early this week. Spring Shadows Elementary staff and police kept the kids safe throughout the night. Police later donated gifts, groceries and clothing.


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Author’s Talk Topped by Former President’s Visit

Several students who attend Academy of Choice and Memorial High School were on hand at a World Affairs Council of Houston lecture on Dec. 8 by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham. His new book revisits the life and the presidency of President Bush and his strong and supportive marriage to Mrs. Bush.


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Two Students Share Joy, Laughter

As we all pause and reflect on the year past and the one ahead, please read this wonderful account of Memorial High Homecoming activities back on Nov. 6-7. Miriam Saterbak and Blakeley Kress, and the families and students that support them, reflect the meaning behind the district core value of “Every Child.” This story was written by Suzanne Garofalo.


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Sister School Fun Run

Families at Hunters Creek and Woodview elementary schools proved recently that two campuses really are better than one when a Dec. 2 Fun Run hosted at Hunters Creek raised a majority of funds needed to make the new, planned SPARK Park at Woodview Elementary move ahead.


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Mike Morath as Texas’ New Education Commissioner

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday appointed Dallas Independent School District Trustee Mike Morath, an admittedly nerdy businessman who wants to use data to transform schools, as Texas education commissioner. Read what the newspapers are saying.


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Spring Branch Education Foundation Announces Fall Grants

At its December Board meeting, Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) approved $98,567 in grants to fund diverse education-enhancing projects throughout Spring Branch Independent School District.


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Eighth-graders Begin Counting Down to Their Futures

Thanks to the support of about 50 community volunteers and partners, nearly 2,200 SBISD eighth-graders received the Countdown to Your Future program this month. The program, which uses Junior Achievement’s “Your Career, Your Future” curriculum, places volunteers in classrooms to motivate students to start thinking about their futures today.


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The Gift of Reading

Dozens of children who live at the Waterford Place Apartments unwrapped books Dec. 10 during a holiday-related party sponsored by The Kids’ Reading Room, the nonprofit group started by Spring Branch ISD educator Trish Schappell.


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