Friday, March 3, 2017

Week of March 13

The +10 Mindset
Our BETA club participated in their state convention
this past week.
Our district visioning committee is composed of teachers, parents, and administrators and has been meeting this spring to create a new district mission, vision, motto, and portraits of a Blue Ridge graduate and educator. As of today, we have finalized our mission and motto as listed below.

Over the coming weeks, we will be finalizing our district vision and portraits of a Blue Ridge graduate and educator. When they have been completed, they will be shared with you.

Congratulations to the BRHS One Act Play company
and Stacey Raymer for advancing to the next round
of UIL competition.
Defines why the district exists.
The Blue Ridge Independent School District exists to inspire all students to grow and excel academically and to become independent citizens of character with global awareness and an enthusiasm for learning.

Describes the focus of BRISD

Congrats to Keeley Jurca  who qualified
for State! She placed 1st at
Regionals, holding the current
Regional record at 135lbs!
Upcoming Events

  • Thu, 3/2 - 3 /4
    • Blue Ridge HS Baseball Tournament
    • Softball - Van Alstyne Tournament
  • Fri, 3/3 - HS Powerlifting Regionals
  • 3/6 - 3/10 - SPRING BREAK
  • Tue, 3/7 - Softball vs Bells AWAY
  • Tue, 3/7 - Baseball vs Tom Bean HERE
  • Fri, 3/10 - Softball vs. Sam Rayburn HERE
  • Mon, 3/13 - Student return from Spring Break
  • Mon, 3/13 - Softball vs. Dodd City AWAY
  • Tue, 3/14 - Baseball vs. Bells AWAY
  • Thu, 3/16 - 3/18 - Baseball at Leonard Tournament
  • Fri, 3/17 - Softball vs. Trenton HERE
  • Sat, 3/25 - HS UIL Academics at Blue Ridge ISD
  • Tue, 3/29 - STAAR Testing for 4 & 7 Writing,  5 & 8 Math and English 1
  • Wed, 3/30 - STAAR Testing for 5 & 8 Reading
  • Thu, 3/31 - STAAR Testing for English 2

Student collaboration is essential to the
learning process and 5th graders are learning
a lot from one another.

District Calendar
Elementary School Calendar
Middle School Calendar
High School Calendar

This spring will have lots of events.  Be sure to check your school calendars above to ensure that you don't miss out on events.

Also be sure to follow your school's Facebook and Twitter accounts to stay up to date.

FFA Excels at San Antonio
Our FFA students attended the San Antonio Livestock Show, and once again our kids made BRISD proud for their accomplishments.  Special thanks goes to our Ag teacher, Leslie Packard for her hard work, and we truly appreciate all of the hard work from our parents who have put so much time into helping their children learn the value of hard work and commitment to excellence.

Congratulations to the following students:

Breeding Gilts
Kelsie Kennon: 4th place Landrace gilt, 7th place Spot gilt

Junior Breeding Heifers
Katherine Henric: 4th place Shorthorn heifer
Kaitlyn Garner: 4th place Beefmaster heifer
Carson Garner: 7th place Beefmaster heifer
Brennan Garner: 4th place Beefmaster heifer

Market Goats
Maddie Banks: 3rd place junior market goat

Market Barrows
Jimmy Fortner: 5th place dark cross barrow
Jaci Horton: 3rd place Hampshire barrow

Jaci Horton, Jimmy Fortner, and Maddie Banks all made the premium sale.

In the Texas Legislature

If you want more information about the legislature, please visit

Editorial - Private school vouchers are the fool's gold of better education

Unlikely allies: some homeschoolers fighting to kill school choice bill

School choice already dead in Texas House, says public education chair (video)

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