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Spring Branch Education Foundation launches community campaign

By | 2016-08-24T11:53:20+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Community, Education, Uncategorized|

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) has launched a campaign that aims to raise funds to provide innovative grants for Spring Branch ISD schools and departments, as well as scholarships for students who graduate in 2017. The campaign, Making Our Schools Better (MOSB), will fund programs that are not part of the district’s budget. “In the [...]

Community makes Spring Branch Education Foundation school supply drive a success

By | 2016-08-15T10:31:47+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Community, Education, Uncategorized|

Each year, thousands of SBISD students who qualify for free and reduced lunch (more than half the district’s population) receive school supplies from Spring Branch Education Foundation. When SBEF board member Patty Busmire reported to the Foundation’s board that funding had dropped this year, members pledged personal and corporate donations. The community contributed more money [...]

Meet Josef Klam, Spring Branch ISD’s Newest Trustee

By | 2016-08-03T10:50:06+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Community, Education, Uncategorized|

Rev. Josef Klam In June, Spring Branch ISD trustee Wayne Schaper, Sr. stepped down after 14 years on the board and 55 years of service to the school district. To fill Schaper’s seat until the next election, the board considered dozens of replacements. They ultimately unanimously selected Reverend Joseph Klam, the directing pastor [...]

My Spring Branch: Patti Pace, Educator

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:29+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Community, Education, My Spring Branch|

Patti Pace was recently named Head of School at the Monarch School in Spring Branch, which serves students with special needs. Congratulations on being named Head of School! How does it feel? I feel great. I’m really excited--this is an amazing opportunity to work with students. There’s a great staff here of educators and therapists, [...]

Houston re:Vision: Providing Mentors To Children Who Need Them Most

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:29+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Community, Education|

In 2013, the faith-based nonprofit Houston:reVision began working with the Spring Branch Independent School District to identify some of its most at-risk students. One of the first they encountered was an eighth grader at Northbrook Middle School whom one school administrator described as “the angriest young man I’ve ever known.” When the student met with [...]

My Spring Branch: Wayne Schaper, Sr., Educator

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:29+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Community, Education, My Spring Branch|

Last week Wayne Schaper, Sr. announced that he was stepping down from the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees after 14 years on the board and 55 years with the district. He was first hired in 1961 to teach math and coach sports at Landrum Junior High School (now Landrum Middle School). How did it [...]

Spring Branch Education Foundation Announces Spring Grants

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:29+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Education|

At its May Board meeting, Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) approved $128,522.68 in grants to fund diverse education-enhancing projects throughout Spring Branch Independent School District. Running for the Arts In spite of cancelling the 2016 Running for the Arts due to foreboding weather forecasts, Spring Branch Education Foundation says nearly 2,300 participants registered for the [...]