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“Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.”

Albert Schweitzer

2017 SBISD Campus Teacher of the Year Awards
SBISD is home to AMAZING teachers! We believe a student's success starts with a great teacher.  When you combine a great teacher and student...great things are going to happen! The SBISD Campus Teacher of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates the outstanding work of exceptional teachers across our school district. Deadline for nomination submissions is Jan. 20, 2017.
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It’s Time Texas Challenge - Health & Wellness
Take the pledge! Make a Staff Shout Out! Post a Healthy Selfie! Those are just a few of the healthy living activities connected with this year’s It’s Time Texas Challenge, supported by H-E-B and already under way through the Spring Branch ISD Health Fitness/Advanced Movers department.

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Cultivating Curiosity & Problem-Solving through STEM

The Teachers Guild, a group of teachers from 11 campuses across the district, are participating in a “design thinking” pilot program while considering the question: “How might we cultivate curiosity and problem-solving in our students through active and authentic STEM?"

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A Fresh Look at Technology Refresh
Educators in SBISD will have an opportunity to refresh their technology devices as part of a system-wide technology upgrade this semester. What’s different about this refresh may interest you. Explore how educators and SBISD's Vanguard are working to reshape classroom instruction for EVERY CHILD.

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Trustees Approve Two District of Innovation Exemptions
Spring Branch ISD trustees at the Dec. 12 regular meeting unanimously approved two local exemptions to state education code, the first as a District of Innovation (DoI). Trustees exempted the district from the rule that mandates the first day of school cannot be before the fourth Monday in August, and also the rule that mandates a school day be at least seven hours.

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Legislature Convenes with Full Plate of Issues
The 85th Texas Legislature opened Tuesday, Jan. 10, for its 140-day biennial session. More than 1,500 bills have already been filed, well in advance of the March 10 deadline. SBISD has a number of legislative priorities this session, and first among those is school finance reform. SBISD estimates it will send $67.4 million – 22 percent of local tax revenue -- to the state in recapture this year, and $94 million in the 2018 budget year.

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What do the State's A-F Ratings mean?
The “mock” or pilot A-F accountability ratings for Texas public schools and districts have been released. These ratings, based heavily on the STAAR test, are mandated by House Bill 2804, which was passed by the 84th Texas Legislature.

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Jan. 12 - 13 & 17 - 19 Rodeo Art Viewing @AYAM (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Jan. 14 Community Ed DANCE Registration Begins
Jan. 16 District Staff and Student Holiday
Jan. 17 - Feb. 10 Art Showcase @Memorial High School
Jan. 19 (Thurs.) Rodeo Art Public Show @AYAM (5 - 7 p.m.)
Jan. 21 (Sat.) Bookworm Festival (9:30 - 11 a.m. at Spring Oaks Middle)
Jan. 28 (Sat.) STEM Learning Lab (8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Westchester Academy)
Feb. 25 (Sat.) Expand Your Horizons Event (8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. at Spring Forest Middle School for 6th to 8th Grade young women)
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