Brock Elementary Update
A Note from Mrs.Griffith
May 7th - 11th- Book Fair BOGO
May 7th-11th- Teacher Appreciation Week- Daily Breakdown of Events Below!
May 9th- Wear Purple for Citizenship
May 9th- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Watch the Rangers!
May 14th- 15th- STAAR Reading and Math Test (No visitors on the day of STAAR Test)
May 14th- School Board Meeting
May 22nd- Field Day
May 23rd- Senior Walk Through
May 24th- Early Release Day
May 25th- Early Release Day
May 25th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!!
District Names Lone Finalist for New Superintendent
The Brock ISD Board of Trustees has named Cade Smith as the lone finalist for the district’s Superintendent position at its regular monthly meeting on April 9th. By state law, the Board must wait 21 days before a contract can be offered and the hiring is official.
“Mr. Smith is an instructional and community leader with values that mirror those of the Brock community,” Board President Marty Ivey said. “He brings a collaborative approach to decision making and leadership and his time spent in both small and large districts provides him with experiences and insight that will enable him to lead our district as it continues to grow.”
Mr. Smith is a graduate of Harlingen High School – Harlingen, TX. After graduation he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. Smith is completing his Ph.D., with an anticipated graduation this fall.
Smith’s professional career began as a teacher and coach at Lockhart High School (4 yrs.), Kaufman High School (2 yrs.), and Allen High School (4 yrs.). While at Allen High School, Smith was on the coaching staff of the 5A, Division I, State Champion football team and later moved into a role as Athletic Academic Advisor for the district. Smith then moved into administration in the Frisco ISD (4 yrs.) as Assistant Principal and Associate Principal at Frisco High School. In 2013, Smith accepted the Campus Principal position at Georgetown High School (3 yrs.) before moving into his current position as Executive Director of Campus Leadership and Operations.
During his tenure in Georgetown, Smith performed a variety of tasks designed to improve the overall quality of education in the district including the development of a community based accountability system, implemented programs to improve the overall number of National Merit Scholars, and oversaw the development of a curriculum management plan. He also assisted the Superintendent in the development of a proposed bond, led Georgetown ISD through re-zoning of middle and elementary schools, directed a safety and security audit and redesigned the Emergency Operations Plan for the district.
Smith comes from a family of educators. His father, Dr. James Smith, was Superintendent in the Kaufman, Harlingen, and Alief ISDs. His stepmother, Dr. Jenny Preston, was a superintendent at Graham and Allen ISD. His uncle, Leland Frase, was a Superintendent at Pine Tree and his aunt, Patsy Frase, was an Assistant Superintendent at Pine Tree.
Cade’s wife, Haley Smith – M.NFNP, works as a Nurse Practitioner and they have two children – Callen James Smith age 9, and Taylor Grace Smith – age 7.
Fly Friday & Hat Day
Fly Friday- Fly Friday takes place every Friday morning. If students arrive before 7:40 they will need to go to the cafeteria. Students who arrive after 7:40 will go straight to the Gym for Fly Friday. All students will attend Fly Friday.
For $1, your child is allowed to wear a ball cap (nothing crazy please). Each 6 weeks our school donates the hat money to a charity or organization. This 6 weeks our donations will help support the Autism Society of Texas.
Wear Purple on Wednesday!
Every 6 weeks we will talk about a different character trait. This 6 weeks our character trait is CITIZENSHIP.
Students that wear the color Purple on Wednesday's will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize from the office!
The color will change every 6 weeks.