Cub Connection Newsletter

Brenham ISD Newsletter and Tip Sheet

February 2019

Click here for new courses from Brenham Community Ed!

Spring courses are underway, and there's something for everyone! Cell phone photography, Valentine's Day flower workshop, Brenham Pride track club, easy invitations make-and-take, cookie decorating, canvas painting, vegetable garden success and more!

Brenham Elementary School launches "BESt Boys Club"

On January 23, Brenham Elementary School launched the “BESt Boys Club” (Boys Exhibiting Superior Traits). This program allows teachers to nominate fourth grade boys to participate in activities that are designed to develop strong behavioral traits and leadership skills. The club is sponsored by BES assistant principal Steven Siemsglusz and BES instructional assistant Terrance Phillips. Siemsglusz and Phillips lead the boys in a variety of fun and educational activities each Wednesday to keep them engaged in learning and growing as young men.

BES principal Jennifer Vest says, "I am thrilled to see our young men stepping up to make a difference in our school and community, and I am thankful to Mr. Siemsglusz and Mr. Phillips for leading the charge. We are also grateful to our community who have, as always, supported our endeavor by donating shirts, jackets, ties, and pants and even providing funding to help our boys meet the club motto of 'Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good.' We look forward to seeing the good these boys will do for our school and community."

The campus is still in need of suit coats for club members. If you are interested in making a donation or becoming involved, please contact the campus at 979-277-3880.

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Brenham High School MCJROTC begins drill competition season with strong start

On January 26th, the Brenham High School MCJROTC began its drill competition season at Dayton High School against 19 schools from Texas and Louisiana. It was an excellent way to start the year. Our Brenham Cadets earned recognition as meet champions with a 1st place overall finish. They earned numerous event placements including: 1st academic, 1st inspection, 2nd unarmed regulation, 2nd unarmed exhibition, 3rd armed regulation, 2nd armed exhibition, 3rd male color guard. Additionally, Cadet Captain Mason Williams placed 2nd place individually in drill knockout out of several hundred cadets. The cadets travel this weekend to New Orleans, LA for their next meet.
Brenham ISD is hiring! Click here for details!

Brenham ISD is looking for a maintenance foreman and master HVAC technician. If you or someone you know is interested, click the link above for details and the online application.

Brenham Special Olympics Unified Basketball team earns gold medal

On Saturday, January 26, the first ever Brenham Special Olympics Unified Basketball team traveled to participate in the New Caney Classification Tournament. In their debut, the team earned a GOLD medal.

Brenham ISD Special Olympics Coordinator Angela Moore said, “I couldn't be prouder of all the hard work they have put in to the team. Job well done!”

Special Olympics Unified Sports teams are made up of people of similar age and ability with and without intellectual disabilities. This concept was inspired by the idea that training together and playing together can build both friendship and understanding.

The team will compete again at the Area level in March.

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CSI teams advance to Central Texas First Lego League Invitational

CSI (Challenging Scientific Investigations) is a Brenham ISD Gifted and Talented initiative that provides an opportunity for 2nd-6th grade students who are identified as Gifted and Talented to explore science and technology as they read, write, solve problems, conduct experiments and apply science to their daily lives. The program is housed at Krause Elementary School and led by CSI teachers Jennifer Ebel and Kristi Felder.

Each year, 6th grade CSI students compete in First Lego League. This year’s theme was “Into Orbit” and teams were judged in 4 areas in the competition: Core Values, Project, Robot Design, and Robot Game. The 2018 Central Texas First Lego League Qualifier event was held on Saturday, January 26 at Sam Rayburn Intermediate School in Bryan, Texas. Of the 34 competing teams, the top 10 advance to the Central Texas First Lego League Invitational. Three of the four Brenham ISD CSI teams advanced and will be competing in Austin on February 16. In addition to the advancing teams, Space Campers placed 5th in the robot game, Gardener’s of the Galaxy placed 9th, PARO’S Partners placed 10th, and Radiation Raiders placed 11th. Team Space Campers also received a trophy for 2nd place Robot Design and Team PARO’S Partners received a trophy for 2nd place Champions Award.

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Mark your calendars for Arts & Appetizers!

Thursday, Feb. 28th, 5:30-7pm

107 West Commerce Street

Brenham, TX

The public is invited to join the Brenham ISD Education Foundation for the 2019 Arts & Appetizers event! Visit the exhibit featuring our young artists showcase beginning Tuesday, February 26 and don't miss the reception and live auction on Thursday, February 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ant Street Inn. If you are unable to attend Arts & Appetizers but wish to contribute to the BISD Education Foundation, please mail your gift to Brenham ISD Education Foundation at: 2211 South Day Street #330, Brenham, Texas 77833 or click here.

This event is sponsored by the Brenham ISD Education Foundation. All proceeds benefit Brenham ISD art students, art programs and the Brenham Public Schools.

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Brenham Independent School District

Brenham Independent School District is a proud community inspiring and encouraging excellence for all. In collaboration with our families and community, Brenham ISD is committed to providing an exceptional education for all students.