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Today is a great day to be a Cub!
Today marks the beginning of homecoming week celebrations in Brenham ISD. This is a special time to return home to see old friends and family for fellowship and reminiscence about our high school’s legacy and traditions. Homecoming is all about creating lasting memories for our students, staff, and community, and I hope that you will join me in participating in the daily festivities. A special thank you to the students, club sponsors, and staff for going above and beyond the call of duty to make this year’s celebrations special. We look forward to seeing you downtown at the parade on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. and at the football game on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Cub Stadium!
I would also like to stress the importance of educators in our district and concerned citizens of our community becoming active participants in the democratic process. It is your civic duty to register to vote, get to the polls, and exercise your right as an American citizen to participate in the political process. Our democracy is the strongest in the history of the world; however, polling data shows that the number of citizens who vote in an election continues to decrease each cycle. I can’t imagine that this was the vision our forefathers had in mind for the citizens of this great state.
Public education is the cornerstone of our democracy, and we believe it is critical to participate in the exercise of voting for the ideals we hold dear to our hearts. I strongly encourage you to research the issues that are the headlines of our daily news outlets: school finance, vouchers, TRS defined benefit versus defined contribution, and property tax reform. Next Tuesday, October 9, is the deadline to register to vote in this election. Please register to vote! Please go to the polls and vote for what you believe best reflects your values because EVERY vote counts!
Dr. Walter Jackson
Superintendent of Schools
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