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September 15-October 15 Hispanic Heritage Month

September 17-24
Constitution Week

September 26
End of 1st Six Weeks

September 30
2014 Theatrefest

October 3
-Teacher/Parent Conferences
-Early Dismissal for Students

October 4
Scholastic Chess Tournament

October 5-11
Fire Prevention Week

October 7
Board Meeting

October 8
Department Administrators' Meeting

October 10
16th Elementary Buddy Fun Meet
(Lopez/Veterans Clusters)
(Rescheduled)

October 17
-16th Elementary Buddy Fun Meet
(Lopez/Veterans Clusters)












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46 Days
Public Comment on Porter
The public is invited to comment on the Porter High School Formerly Improvement Required/Priority School Targeted Improvement Plan during a public presentation and hearing to be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the Brownsville ISD Boardroom located at 1900 Price Road. TEC 39.106 requires a public hearing since Porter High School received an Improvement Required performance rating in the 2013 state accountability system and Met Standard in 2014. Click here to view Porter’s Improvement Plan.
The Flu: A Guide for Parents
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided a handy flu guide for parents. View the brochure in English/Spanish.
Public Hearing
Brownsville ISD will hold a public hearing to discuss the district’s state financial accountability rating on Tuesday, October 7 at 5:30 pm in the Boardroom of the Administration Building located at 1900 Price Road in Brownsville, Texas.
Flu Prevention
Flu season is just around the corner. Brownsville ISD employees are eligible for free flu shots. Find out where by viewing this schedule.
AP Awards
A total of 83 current and former BISD high school students earned Scholar Awards in the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program. The AP Program provides willing and academically prepared students with an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. The program offers several AP Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP Courses and Exams. Five BISD students earned the top AP Scholar with Distinction Award for receiving an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. Eight BISD students earned the AP Scholar with Honor Awards which is granted to students who received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams. A total of 70 district students earned the AP Scholar Award for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more exams. View the complete list of BISD students who were awarded these prestigious AP academic distinctions.
It All Starts with 60 Seconds
On International Literacy Day, September 8, Brownsville ISD will join organizations throughout the world to make literacy education accessible to all by supporting the “Lift Off to Literacy” campaign. The International Reading Association and NASA have partnered to help students “Lift Off to Literacy” by providing 60 seconds of literacy activities for 60 days. District educators will implement creative, cross-curricular activities that promote specific literacy skills and engage students of all ages. BISD will help share the international message that developing a habit of reading, writing, listening, and speaking will launch students into successful literate learners. After all, 60 seconds can change your life. For more information, call Texas Literacy Initiative at (956) 698-1650.
BISD Students Lead HOSA
BISD seniors will fill 3 of the 5 officer positions in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) for Area 7 during the 2014-2015. Congratulations to Keila Trevino, Vice-President, Veterans Memorial HS, Advisor Brian Rookstool; Corina Rodriguez, Secretary, Veterans Memorial HS, Advisor Erika D. Martinez; and Matthew Rodriguez, Reporter, Hanna HS, Advisor Julie Parker-Garza. HOSA Area 7, composed of 7,000 members, is the largest in Texas and stretches from Corpus Christi to Laredo to Brownsville. The officer selection process included a rigorous exam, challenging interview, and extensive credentialing process. The preparation for both students and advisors was tremendous. Congratulations to our BISD HOSA officers!! .
What’s for Supper?
Beginning on Monday, September 1, Brownsville ISD students will have access to a full meal at the end of the school day. Brownsville ISD is participating in the Supper Program through a federally funded program called the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) administered by the district’s Food and Nutrition Service and the Texas Department of Agriculture. The goal of the program is to improve and maintain children’s health and nutrition, promote good eating habits, and integrate nutritious food through organized after school programs. BISD campuses that offer afterschool programs or enrichment activities can also opt to have a cafeteria serving line at the end of the school day to serve supper. Students only need to provide a school ID to be served. BISD is participating in the Supper Program as part of a continuous effort to provide children with a quality learning environment and the tools necessary to succeed. For more information, call Food & Nutrition Service at (956) 548-8450.
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