Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Week of December 3

The +10 Mindset
To the right, I have shared an image I found on the internet about the importance of reading.  If you aspire for your children to succeed in reaching their college or career goal, reading is critical.  The less students read, the more likely they will not achieve their goal; however, if students read 20 minutes per day, they can gain a robust vocabulary and achieve succeed academically by reaching the 90th percentile.  That means of 100 students, a student who reads every day can be in the top 10.

To promote literacy, BRISD campuses have been pushing reading and writing in all classes.  BRES has initiated the 40 Book Challenge which pushes students to read 40 books of their choosing by the end of the year.  BRMS has implemented the 25 Book Challenge as well.  I encourage you to join BRISD teachers and staff in pushing your child to read each and every day.  By developing this habit in your students, tremendous benefits will lead to your child's ultimate success.

15 Days of Christmas
BRISD Board Members, Joe Harvey, Gary Lillard,
and Phillip Pulliam
, kicked off Christmas by
handing out Christmas checks to all staff members
before Thanksgiving Break.
Thank you BRISD Board of Trustees
As part of our district goals to develop our personnel, the district uses the entire month of December
to shower our teachers with gifts and appreciation with the 15 days of Christmas.  Every school day in December will have a special gift and message of appreciation to all BRISD teachers and staff members.  They are truly a gift to our children, and we are extremely appreciative of them.

With that being said, I would like to invite parents and community to join us in this initiative.  Whether it's a treat, a small gift, a Christmas card, or a personal letter of thanks, we want you to join us in spreading Christmas cheer throughout the district.  If you would like to know more about the 15 Days of Christmas, please give me a call or send me an email.  I would be glad to tell you more about it.

Upcoming Events

Sophomores, 8th grade, Kinder, 1st, and 2nd
grades were treated to ice cream parties to
donating the most to the Food Pantry
  • Thu - Sat, 11/29 - 12/1 - BBB at Farmersville Tournament
  • Thu - Sat, 11/29 - 12/1 - GBB at Valley View Tournament
  • Sat, Dec 1 - BR Christmas Parade
  • Mon, Dec 3 - EOC English I Retest
  • Mon, Dec 3 - JH Boys BB vs Whitewright
  • Mon, Dec 3 - JH Girls BB at Whitewright
  • Tue, Dec 4 - EOC Algebra 1 Retest
  • Tue, Dec 4 - HS Boys & Girls BB at Farmersville
  • Wed, Dec 5 - EOC English II Retest
  • Thu, Dec 6 - EOC Biology Retest
  • Thu, Dec 6 - UIL Speaking Events for MS at  Bonham
  • Fri, Dec 7 - EOC U.S. History Retest
  • Fri, Dec 7 - UIL Speaking Events for ES at Bells
  • Dec 6 - 8 - Blue Ridge Basketball Tournament Boys & Girls
  • Mon, Dec 10 - BRHS Band Christmas Concert
  • Tue, Dec 11 - HS Boys BB vs Whitesboro
  • Tue, Dec 11 - HS Girls BB at Van Alstyne
  • Thu, Dec 13 - MS UIL Academics Paper Events at Van Alstyne
    BRMS Students are now enjoying a new Gaga Ball pit
    in the courtyard.  Thank you to Mr. Lentz for thinking
    of innovative ways to help the students enjoy their break time.
  • Thu, Dec 13 - MS Choir Christmas Concert
  • Fri, Dec 14 - ES UIL Academic Paper Events at Leonard
  • Fri, Dec 14 - HS Girls vs Howe
  • Fri, Dec 14 - HS Boys at Lone Oak
  • Sat, Dec 15 - MS One Act Play at Princeton
  • Sat, Dec 15 - Winter Sports Meet the Tiger at 7 pm
  • Mon, Dec 17 - JH Boys BB at Bells
  • Mon, Dec 17 - JH Girls BB at Howe
  • Mon, Dec 17 - BRISD Board Meeting at 7 p.m.
  • Tue, Dec 18 - Girls & Boys BB at Leonard
  • Tue, Dec 18 - Long Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting at 6:30 p.m. (Bus leaves at 6 p.m.
    Thank you Dr. Miller for speaking to our future teachers
    in Principles of  Education about careers in education.
  • Wed, Dec 19 - Last Day of 2nd 9 Weeks
  • Thu, Dec 20 - Staff Work Day (Holiday for Students)
  • Fri, Dec 21 - Christmas Break begins
  • Fri, Dec 21 - Boys & Girls BB vs Bonham
  • Mon & Tue, 1/7-1/8 - Staff Development Day
  • Wed, Jan 9 - Students Return for 3rd 9 Weeks

Elementary Duke Talent Search Winners
were recognized at the November 12
board meeting.

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