Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Week of February 20

The +10 Mindset
Charlotte Todd's HS Culinary Business class did a
fantastic job leading her  students to sell chocolate
covered strawberries to our community.
Next week will be our regular testing for 4th 6 weeks.  The data from this testing week yields very important data in all grade levels, but this week will be extremely important in the following areas:  4th grade writing, 5th grade math and reading, 7th grade writing, 8th grade math and reading, English 1 and English 2.  These subjects will be taking tests that cover all of the knowledge and skills that will be assessed on the STAAR test, which will be administered on March 28-30.

To help your child reach their +10 Goal on their 4th 6 weeks assessments, please talk with your child about the importance of hard work, showing your work, and taking their time on the test.  Your conversation with your child will go a long way.




Upcoming Events

  • Our HS students learned about important reminders
    for Teenage Driving in the ThinkFast session.
    Fri, 2/17 - BR Softball Tournament (Schedule)
  • Fri, 2/17 - HS Baseball v Commerce HERE
  • Sat, 2/18 - BR Softball Tournament (Schedule)
  • Sat, 2/18 - HS Boys Powerlifting - Howe HS
  • Mon, 2/20 - Student Holiday and Staff Development Day
  • Mon, 2/20 - BRISD Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Tue, 2/21 - 4th 6 Weeks Formative Assessments begin
  • Thu, 2/23 - #DLDay - Digital Learning Day
  • Thu-Sat, 2/23 - 2/24
    • Small group instruction in Mrs. Keywork's
      4th grade math class accelerates learning for kids.
      Baseball at Sam Rayburn Tournament
    • Softball at North Texas Invitational Tournament
  • Fri, 2/24 - End of 4th 6 Weeks
  • Fri, 2/24 - Elementary Spring Pictures
  • Sat, 2/25 - HS Powerlifting Girls Regionals






Calendars
Our 2nd grade students have adopted the
Haiti School Lekol Lespwa
District Calendar
Elementary School Calendar
Middle School Calendar
High School Calendar
Athletic Calendar








Blue Ridge is Growing
6th graders are learning about
inclined planes.
Student enrollment has consistently increased in every grade level this year.  As of last week, student enrollment grew from 702 in May of 2017 to 770 students this past week.  The district is experiencing approximately 10% growth this year, and it appears that this trend will continue.  To predict how much growth the district will experience in the future, BRISD has contracted with demographer, Bob Templeton, and Mr. Templeton will work to determine how much growth the district will experience in the coming 10 years.  More information will be shared later this spring.

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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Week of February 13

The +10 Mindset
Congrats to our CX Debate team for
winning 2nd at District which qualifies them
for competitions that UIL State this spring.
Congrats to our kids and coaches for
their hard work.
Part of our +10 Mindset is creating a competitive spirit in every student, for that will help them become successful in life. At BRISD we are pushing ourselves to focus on academic excellence through student growth in learning as well as through academic competition. The pinnacle of competitive excellence was Vince Lombardi, and he said the following:


"Winning is a Habit".

Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs.

Watch your beliefs, they become your words.
Watch your words, they become you actions.
Watch your actions, they become your habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.


We will focus on building character in every student by promoting and teaching positive beliefs, words, actions, and habits in our students in our extracurricular programs. This week, an example of our quest for academic excellence spotlights our CX Debate team.

Our HS UIL team began their district competition season with CX (Cross Examination) Debate this week.  Our CX debate team of Gavin Lacalle, Pamela Garcia, and Gage Robertson won 2nd place and will advance to State.  Congratulations to Coach Paige Jacobson. We are looking forward to our students continuing to succeed throughout the semester.

Another example of the +10 Mindset is our Lady Tiger Girls Basketball Team which made the playoffs this year.  Under the guidance of Coaches Terra Mathers and Greg Morrison, the Lady Tigers compiled a record of 14-15 with a record of taking 4th place in our district.

#TxEdTuesday - Valentine's Edition
Join us and help us tell the story about Blue Ridge ISD on Facebook and Twitter.  Share what you love about our school and what it means to be a Blue Ridge Tiger.  We are a school on the quest for excellence.  Remember to use the hashtag, #TxEdTuesday and #BRISDPride when posting your thoughts.

Upcoming Events

  • Fri, 2/10 - HS Boys BB vs. Wolfe City HERE
    BRISD teachers and staff presenting
    at the TCEA convention last week.
  • Fri, 2/10 - Father/Daughter Softball Game
  • Fri, 2/10 - MS Dance in Cafeteria
  • Sat, 2/11 - V Softball at Community
  • Sat, 2/11 - Girls Powerlifting at Whitesboro
  • Sat, 2/11 - V Baseball Alumni Game at 1 p.m.
  • Mon, 2/13 - BRES Math Night at 6 p.m.
  • Mon, 2/13 - Girls BB Playoff Game vs. Martins Mill at 6:30 in Greenville
  • Tue, 2/14 - #TxEdTuesday - Tell the story of BRISD on Twitter and Facebook, using the #TxEdTuesday Hashtag
  • Tue, 2/14 - Boys BB vs Trenton AWAY
  • Thu, 2/16 - BR Softball Tournament (Schedule)
  • Thu, 2/16 - HS Girls Powerlifting - Howe HS
  • Fri, 2/17 - BR Softball Tournament (Schedule)
  • Fri, 2/17 - HS Baseball v Commerce HERE
  • Sat, 2/18 - BR Softball Tournament (Schedule)
  • Sat, 2/18 - HS Boys Powerlifting - Howe HS
  • Mon, 2/20 - Student Holiday and Staff Development Day
  • Mon, 2/20 - BRISD Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Thu, 2/23 - #DLDay - Digital Learning Day
Here are just a few BRES kids who met their +10 Goal.




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




Additional Information
Check out why ❤'s Google Classroom



The yearbook is ready to be ordered.  Contact the school for more info.

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, February 3, 2017

Week of February 6

The +10 Mindset
Growth depends on where you spend your time but also where you waste it.  When it comes to growing strong relationships, it is important to remember that relationships live and die by the minutes we choose to expend or not to expend on others. If we want relationships to grow, being protective of your minutes is probably the most important thing you can do.

Jason Price, BRHS Senior and student in Mrs. Raymer's AVP class, created this really powerful video called "Time".  The video depicts how relationships thrive or die simply by the choice between using our time with purpose or simply wasting it away.  When we use time to focus on ourselves, we lose those we care about, but when we invest our minutes in helping others, we notice that our time becomes filled with joy.

With our children or those that we care about the most, we must remember that time is all we have.  But when we invest our minutes in others, our minutes become more valuable to both yourself and those you care about.  This week, take some time to invest in the people you care about the most.  All you have is time, so use it well.






Upcoming Events

  • Fri, 2 /3 - HS BB vs Celeste HERE (SENIOR NIGHT)
    Reading is critical to your student's
    success.  Please ensure that your child
    reads everyday for at least 15 minutes.
    This will increase their performance in
    all subjects at school.
  • Fri, 2 /3 - End of 3 Weeks
  • Sat, 2/4 - JH BB District Tournament - Dodd City
  • Tue, 2/7 - District Visioning Committee Meeting at 4:15 at admin
  • Tue, 2/7 - HS BB vs. Honey Grove AWAY
  • Wed, 2/8 - HS UIL CX Debate Competition at Honey Grove
  • Thu, 2/9 - HS Powerlifting Meet at Whitesboro HS
  • Thu, 2/9 - Varsity Softball vs. Roxton HERE
  • Fri, 2/10 - HS Boys BB vs. Wolfe City HERE
  • Fri, 2/10 - Father/Daughter Softball Game
  • Fri, 2/10 - MS Dance in Cafeteria
  • Sat, 2/11 - V Softball at Community
  • Sat, 2/11 - Girls Powerlifting at Whitesboro
  • Sat, 2/11 - V Baseball Alumni Game at 1 p.m.
  • Mon, 2/13 - BRES Math Night at 6 p.m.


Our new baseball lights are now up.  They will be on 24 hours per day
 throughMonday in order to break in the new bulbs.  Construction
by Qualite Inc. was paid for with funds from the current budget.

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






#TxEdTuesday
With our legislative session under way, there is a new way to find out all of the great things
happening around the state.  All you have to do is search the hashtag, #TxEdTuesday.  Schools around the state including Blue Ridge ISD will be promoting public education, and what we are doing to build our Bridge to Excellence.  I encourage you to tell your story about Blue Ridge ISD and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and use the hashtag, #TxEdTuesday.


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.