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 [...]

Spring Branch Education Foundation awards 127 scholarships

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:30+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Community, Education|

A record number of Spring Branch Independent School District seniors—127— received a total of $135,000 in scholarships at the Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) 2016 Bright Stars of SBISD, Celebrating Academic Excellence awards program on May 19 at The Westin Houston, Memorial City. The event, hosted by SBEF, honored scholarship recipients as well as Teachers [...]

Spring Branch Education Foundation Young Leaders Cook for a Cause

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:30+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Community, Education|

Spring Branch Education Foundation Young Leaders are hosting Cookin’ for a Cause, the Foundation’s first-ever BBQ Cook-off on Sunday, May 15. BBQ teams are invited to sharpen their knives, tweak their recipes and compete for bragging rights for the best BBQ in Spring Branch ISD. Young Leaders co-chairs Laura Stein and Vincent Montalbano, both SBEF [...]

Q&A With SBISD School Board Candidates Julie Jaehne and J. Carter Breed

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:30+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Community, Education|

Election Day for the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees is May 5, with early voting beginning April 25. This year’s only contested race is for Position 5, and the two candidates are real estate agent J. Carter Breed and educator Julie Jaehne. Julie Jaehne Jaehne has been an educator, textbook author, and curriculum developer [...]

Spring Branch ISD Moves to Region II, Will Compete Against Austin and Dallas Schools

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:30+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Community, Education|

When the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced Texas’s new district and region alignments on February 1, there were a few big surprises for Spring Branch ISD. The first was that all four of its high schools—Stratford, Spring Woods, Northbrook, and Memorial—would be reunited in the same district, 15-6A, competing against each other as well as Klein ISD’s [...]