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BISD Continues to Ensure the Safety of All Campuses

BISD has received several false reports and threats against our campuses, some from students posting messages on social media. We remind everyone that making false reports and threats against our schools is a very serious offense, with severe consequences including possible criminal charges. BISD continues to take every necessary measure to ensure the safety, security & protection of all our students, schools and staff. To report suspicious activity, please contact the BISD Police Dept. hotline at (956) 982-3085.

BISD Middle School & ECHS Regional Science & Engineering Fair Results

Congratulations to all BISD students who participated in the Rio Grande Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at UTRGV. All students who placed in the top three of their division will advance to the next level of competition. BISD has 49 students in the Senior Division and 21 students in the Junior Division who advanced to the State Science & Engineering Fair scheduled for March 23-24, 2018, in San Antonio. Junior Division Results / Senior Division Results

February is Career and Technical Education Month

BISD takes great pride in providing educational opportunities to prepare our students for high-wage and high-demand careers. During the month of February, we celebrate the accomplishments of our CTE students, and we thank our dedicated CTE staff. Learn more by visiting the BISD Career and Technical Education website.

BISD Recognized by CATCH Global Foundation

The CATCH Global Foundation featured several BISD campuses and departments in their most recent video, “The CATCH Promise: Making Healthy Schools Possible.” BISD continues to promote active and healthy lifestyles for all our students. Click here to view the video.

2017-2018 Brainsville Inventions Results

The Department of Advanced Academic Services hosted the annual Brainsville Inventions competition on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Lucio Middle School. Congratulations to the young inventors, in grades 3 -12, who demonstrated their inventions to the judges and visited with Superintendent Dr. Esperanza Zendejas. Brainsville Inventions is a competition designed to promote problem solving skills and creative thinking. Click here to view the results.

23rd Annual BISD History Day Awards & Results

Congratulations to BISD History Day district champions Stillman Middle School and Veterans Memorial Early College High School! Thank you to Lopez Early College High School Principal Dahlia Aguilar, Dean of Instruction Michelle Garcia and their administrative team, staff and the Social Studies Department for hosting this event, held on Saturday, January 13, 2018. First and second place winners will be advancing to the Regional History Day on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the UTRGV Edinburg campus. Junior Division Results / Junior Division Champions / Senior Division Results / Senior Division Champions

BISD MS Bands Dominate 2018 All-Region Band Auditions

Congratulations to all BISD middle school band students and band directors for outstanding results at the Region 28 TMEA All-Region auditions, held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Rivera Early College High School. BISD claimed 170 chairs out of 276 available, including 11 of the 16 first chairs. Click here to view the complete list.

BISD Band and Choir Students Earn All-State Honors

The BISD Department of Fine Arts is proud to announce that 38 fine arts music students earned chairs in the Texas All-State Band and Choir, 7 more than last year and ranking them in the top 2% of music students in the state! These students will perform in the All-State Band or Choir at the TMEA convention in San Antonio on February 17, 2018. BISD students earned 15 first-chairs. This year, one of our students is a four-year All-State member. Nicholas Ochoa from Pace ECHS has the distinct honor of being a four-time All-Stater – three times for the All-State Band (French Horn) and this year for the All-State Choir (Bass I). Congratulations to these outstanding young adults who earned a place as one of the top high school musicians in Texas for the 2017-2018 school year! Click here to view the complete list.

Fight the flu at BISD

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a very contagious disease that spreads through droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk and others breathe in these droplets or touch surfaces where the droplets landed. Learn more about ways to prevent the spread of the flu: English | En Español

BISD Superintendent nominated for 2017 RGV Citizen of the Year Award

Dr. Esperanza Zendejas, BISD Superintendent of Schools, was nominated for 2017 RGV Citizen of the Year Award. You can read the nomination by clicking on this link.

Early Notification Letter and Agreement

An early notification incentive was approved by the BISD Board on November 14, 2017. This early notification of voluntary resignation incentive applies to non-retired/rehired employees who have served BISD for at least a minimum of 15 consecutive years at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. The Early Notification of Voluntary Resignation Incentive Packet can be found on this link.

First Semester Attendance Competition Recognition

BISD Pupil Services congratulates the following campuses for their outstanding attendance rate during the first semester of the 2017-2018 academic year: Elementary Schools | Middle Schools | Early College High Schools

KBSD-TV Moves to a New Cable Channel

As of July 28, 2017 Spectrum Cable (formerly Time Warner Cable) performed a channel re-alignment and we are now located on cable channel 95-17.

U.S. News Highlights BISD Success

Brownsville ISD was featured in a national story about districts with high-performing students along the border which ran in U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. View the story.