Brock Elementary Update

4/16/18-4/20/18

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A Note from Mrs.Griffith

Hey there! I hope you all have enjoyed this week! I want to give a big shout out to our amazing third graders for their performance on Thursday night. They were fantastic! We will not have school on Monday. I hope you all have a fun filled three day weekend! Below is an overview of what we have coming up. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out and let us know. egriffith@brockisd.net or ahudson@brockisd.net

Upcoming Events


Apr. 16th- Snow Day/ Student Holiday

Apr. 24th- Talent Show

Apr. 30th- May 3rd- Returning Students Registration from 9am - 2pm.

May 1st- Coronation @ 7:30pm. Brock High School Gym.

May 4th- Snow Day. NO SCHOOL

May 7th - 11th- Book Fair BOGO

May 14th- 15th- STAAR Reading and Math Test (No visitors on the day of STAAR Test)

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!!!!!

Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration

Brock Elementary is gearing up to welcome new Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year.

Save the Dates!

Monday, April 23rd 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Tuesday, April 24th 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 25th-Friday, April 27th 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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.

Brock Elementary Parent Survey

The Brock Elementary Parent Survey assesses the experiences and views of parents related to school climate, student achievement, and parent outreach. The survey is designed to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with information directly from parents that can be used to foster positive learning and teaching environments, parent involvement, student achievement, student health and well-being. To complete the Brock Elementary Parent Survey, please see the link provided.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q3YNX85

Thank you for your time and support!



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.


Hat Day

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.

Character Trait


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.