Cub Connection Newsletter

Brenham ISD Newsletter and Tip Sheet

May 2019

Brenham Community Education Summer Course Catalog

Brenham Community Education has a new look! Click here to check out the summer course catalog! Youth camps, adult enrichment, fitness and more!

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It's Staff Appreciation Week!

Dear Cub Nation,

Today is a great day to be a Cub!

It’s hard to believe that we have less than a month of school left before summer break! The old saying goes “time flies when you’re having fun!” I can’t think of another community that could offer more spiritual joy and cultural satisfaction than Brenham. This community and our school district provide a picture-perfect postcard for what it means to live and thrive in small-town America.

Staff, you are truly the heart and soul of our district and this community. You are the unsung heroes and the hidden treasures that reflect everything progressive, audacious, and futuristic about our public schools. Pride, tradition, faith, and family continue to define who we are as a school community. As we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week, I want to offer my sincerest thanks to each of you for all that you do to make this school district the pride of our region and state. The Brenham school district provides a world-class education to all students thanks to a caring and dedicated faculty and staff. On behalf of the board of trustees, parents, and the entire community, I want to say thank you! You are the merchants of hope and a radiant light in this community. You are our nation builders and we appreciate you! Thank you for choosing to serve in Brenham and thank you for strengthening and supporting our Brenham United family.

Have a great week!

Dr. Walter Jackson

Superintendent of Schools

Click here for new student registration information!

Early registration starts on Saturday, May 18 from 8am-12pm at Brenham Middle School.

Brenham High School to host all sports signing day

The Brenham Cub Booster Club invites the public to help recognize senior student-athletes who will be continuing their athletic career in college this fall. The Brenham High School all sports signing event will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Brenham High School cafeteria.

Brenham ISD announces a new afterschool program!

We are excited to inform you that Brenham ISD has partnered with Zenith Learning to expand and improve our afterschool program beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

The mission of Zenith Learning is to provide high-quality afterschool care and enrichment classes while offering social, academic, and cultural learning opportunities that promote the social, physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children and youth in a safe, supportive, and structured environment.

“Club Zenith” will offer afterschool programming until 6:00 p.m. for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, and will have program sites at AES, BES, KES, and BMS. Registration is $55 for one child or $80 for a family. Tuition is $100/month with discounts for siblings and those who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Online registration is now open and can be accessed at

Brenham ISD is hiring!

Click here to see what opportunities are available!

Dr. Walter Jackson named ESC Region VI Superintendent of the Year

Brenham ISD is honored to announce that Dr. Walter Jackson, Brenham ISD Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as the ESC Region VI Superintendent of the Year.

“We had a very strong field of applicants and would like to thank all the Boards that submitted their nominations,” said Michael Holland, ESC Region VI Executive Director. “Dr. Jackson has done an outstanding job and is very deserving of the honor.”

Prior to joining Brenham ISD, Jackson served for twenty-two years in Alief ISD, a suburban district of 47,000 students. He has served as a teacher, principal, and area superintendent. In 2010 Jackson was selected by his peers as the Region IV Principal of the Year. Jackson joined Brenham ISD in April 2015 as the superintendent of schools. Under his leadership, Brenham ISD has implemented many programs and initiatives that promote equity, encourage two-way communication, and improve instructional systems to close the achievement gap.

“Dr. Jackson is unfailingly focused on providing a world-class education to our students and strengthening the local and global community of supporters for public education,” said Brenham ISD Board President Natalie Lange. “He is a visionary leader who inspires greatness in everyone around him and I cannot imagine anyone who deserves this honor more.”

Read the full release here.

Last day of school is Friday, May 24 (noon release)!

Click here for our campus and district calendars.

Brenham ISD hosts 2nd annual Cub Talks Emerging Leaders Symposium

Last week nearly 500 Brenham ISD students convened in the Brenham High School auditorium for the second annual Cub Talks Emerging Leaders Symposium. This event, intended for developing student leaders in grades seven through twelve, featured guest speakers sharing short stories of inspiration, triumph, and success.

Brenham ISD Assistant Athletic Director Danny Ramsey’s presentation entitled the “ABCs to Great” outlined 5 steps to greatness, including attitude, being intentional, celebrating the little things, discipline and embracing adversity. Brenham ISD Board of Trustees President Natalie Lange shared her journey to becoming a commercial photographer and social media manager and encouraged students to get out of their comfort zone. Students were also led in a competitive game of “What does it cost?” by BHS teacher Jennifer Fuchs and BISD Instructional Technology Specialist Brittni Branton using an online tool called Gimkit. Brenham ISD Director of Communications Jessica Johnston provided students with tips and tricks for developing a student resume, and Brenham High School student and musician Ryann Fatheree sang several inspirational songs, including Dare You To Move by Switchfoot. The event was concluded with Blinn student Ah’Jaya Johnson speaking about life as a college student and Blinn professor Andy Harrington delivering a presentation titled “How to be a Millionaire.” Many thanks to our special guests for donating their time and talents for this event.

Brenham ISD offers a special thanks to lunch sponsors Brenham Wholesale and Mantey Country / Ricky's Catering, and to the Cub Talks planning committee made up of Brittni Branton, Christine Cmajdalka, Jennifer Fuchs, Jessica Johnston, Madison Ruiz, Jenny Schaer, and Christy Van Dyke.

Brenham Independent School District

Established in 1875, Brenham Independent School District is the first public school district in Texas. Brenham ISD is the largest public school in the county with an enrollment of over 5000 students. The district covers an area of 439 square miles and includes the communities of Brenham, Chappell Hill, Independence, and Washington-on-the-Brazos, which is the Birthplace of Texas. Brenham is located in southeast Texas, approximately halfway between Houston and Austin. The Brenham area is famous for its historical significance, beautiful bluebonnets, and the “best ice cream in the country.”