Friday, August 18, 2017

Week of August 21 (START of SCHOOL!!!)

The +10 Mindset
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.  Here is my video message to the BRISD Community.  Thank you parents for entrusting us with your most prized possession, your child.




Our students have been working hard
to support our teachers and community
with the start of school.  We have
the best kids in Texas.
Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21.
We are ready to start school.  Are you???  This year is going to be the best start of school ever because at 1:10 p.m., there will be a solar eclipse coming over Blue Ridge!

We will be teaching our kids all about how solar eclipses happen, and some classes will do science experiments where they will observe the effects when a solar eclipse occurs.  Additionally, some of our kids will watching the solar eclipse on a live stream from where the eclipse will be complete.  Here is a link for more information, and another link to check out

SPECIAL NOTE - Our kids will not be looking at the solar eclipse without specially ordered safety glasses.  The majority of students will be in classrooms watching the live stream or learning about the eclipse in the classroom.   If you have questions or concerns, please ask you principal.



AFTERSCHOOL DAYCARE is in BRISD now!!! 
Check out the link above for more information and how to get signed up. 

Be a BRISD Volunteer (Click Here)

If you want to serve as a chaperone for Homecoming or drive a float for Homecoming, you must be an approved volunteer.  Please contact Cathy Agan for more information.

Upcoming Events


  • This year, we will push our students to
    reach level 4 in their mastery of skills.
    Fri, Aug 18 - Meet the Tigers at 5:30 p.m at Tiger Stadium
  • Mon, Aug 21 - First Day of School 2017-2018
  • Mon, Aug 21 - Board of Trustees meet to adopt budget and tax rate.
  • Tue, Aug 22 - HS VB vs Gunter HERE
  • Thu, Aug 24 - HS VB at Whitesboro Tournament
  • Fri, Aug 25 - HS VB at Leonard at 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Aug 25 - HS FB at Era at 6 p.m.
  • Sat, Aug 26 - HS VB at Whitesboro Tournament
  • Tue, Aug 29 - HS VB at Pilot Point at 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Aug 31 - HS VB at Cumby Tournament
  • Fri, Sep 1 - HS FB vs Detroit at 7:30 HOME
  • Sat, Sep 2 - HS VB at Cumby Tournament
  • Sat, Sep 2 - Green Saturdays - Student Led Event from 7-11 p.m. at BRHS Gym



Calendars
District Calendar
Elementary School Calendar
Middle School Calendar
High School Calendar




Additional Information
Your 2017 Blue Ridge Tigers
will be taking the field in Era on August 25
and their first home game is September 1

Tickets for the 2017 Football Season are on sale now at the Blue Ridge High School Office.  If you would like more information about the tickets, please contact Donna Wiggins at the BRHS office.

Regular Season Reserve Seating (Chair-back) Tickets are $50 for all varsity home games.

For all other seats there will be no presale, and general admission tickets for adults are $5 and students are $3.

Silver Tigers (age 55 & above) can get free admission with a Silver Tiger pass which can be obtained from Cathy Agan at the central office.



Your Input Matters
If you have a question, suggestion, or comment, please let a comment below. Comments are not published immediately. Please do not leave negative comments about individual people. If you have a negative comment, please email the principal, superintendent or call 972-752-5554.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Week of August 14

The +10 Mindset
New Staff Members to BRISD
learned about #BRISDPride, #BRISDLearns and
#LearnGrowExcel, and they also had a lot of fun too.
If you get a chance, join me in welcoming them to the
greatest district in Texas.
The start of school is almost here, and our goal for the 2017-2018 school year is one thing.  Excellence for Every Student.  The way that we guarantee excellence in every student is by guaranteeing excellence in every educator first.  This past week, our new staff members attended 3 days of learning, and all staff returned to campus learning with one explicit purpose, creating the conditions for every student to find their excellence. Next week, all staff will be working together to align their expectations for learning, behavior and hard work, and then they will make plans to communicate, teach, reinforce, respond to students, and most importantly empower students to be self directed in their learning.

This week talk to your students about the importance of hard work and committing to the expectations that our teachers worked so hard to create.


AFTERSCHOOL DAYCARE is in BRISD now!!! 
Check out the link above for more information and how to get signed up. 


Be a BRISD Volunteer (Click Here)

Upcoming Events
BRMS Teachers returned  to begin their year
by starting with the Why.  Special thanks
to our new principal, Phillip Lentz for his preparation
with our teachers.


  • Fri, Aug 11 - HS FB Scrimmage vs. Cumby (HOME)
  • Mon, Aug 14 - District Staff Development Week
  • Thu, Aug 17 - Meet the Teacher at all campuses (check campus webpages for times)
  • Fri, Aug 18 - Meet the Tigers at 5:30 p.m at Tiger Stadium
  • Mon, Aug 21 - First Day of School 2017-2018
  • Mon, Aug 21 - Board of Trustees meet to adopt budget and tax rate.
  • Tue, Aug 22 - HS VB vs Gunter HERE
  • Thu, Aug 24 - HS VB at Whitesboro Tournament
    BRHS students continued their tradition
    of painting their parking places.
  • Fri, Aug 25 - HS VB at Leonard at 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Aug 25 - HS FB at Era at 6 p.m.
  • Sat, Aug 26 - HS VB at Whitesboro Tournament



Calendars
District Calendar
Elementary School Calendar
Middle School Calendar
High School Calendar




Proposed Tax Rate Stays the Same, but Property Taxes will Increase due to Increasing Values 

The BRISD Proposed Tax Rate for 2017-2018 is the same as the Adopted Tax Rate adopted in 2016-2017.   The proposed tax rate will be discussed at the August 21 school board meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the BRISD Administration Building where the tax rate will be adopted.  The question most taxpayers have is why are taxes increasing.

The Collin County Appraisal District assigns values to property, and in most cases property values increased throughout Blue Ridge ISD.  This change in property value will result in more taxes being raised for maintenance and operations than in the past.  The following link details the changes in taxes raised for the upcoming year.  It is important to note that state finance decisions are still being made in the Texas Legislature, and that the state's contribution to education is under debate as we speak.  To have your voice heard, please contact your legislator.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Superintendent John Wink for more information.

Celebrate Excellence

Your Input Matters
If you have a question, suggestion, or comment, please let a comment below. Comments are not published immediately. Please do not leave negative comments about individual people. If you have a negative comment, please email the principal, superintendent or call 972-752-5554.