District News and Announcements
Cub Focus Magazine is Out Now
09/23/2021

Click the image or the link below to read the latest Sept/October Cub Focus Magazine edition.

Link: Cub Focus Magazine


Pride Academy Teacher of the Month
09/22/2021

Brenham ISD would like to recognize Mrs. Kelly Stapleton as Pride Academy’s Teacher of the Month. "Mrs. Stapleton is an exceptionally talented teacher who has a heart of gold. She works hard to ensure all her students are given the opportunity to be successful. " Allan Colvin, Pride Principal.


Brenham ISD Encourages Parents to Talk with Children about Social Media
09/22/2021

Media Contact: Veronica Johannsen
vjohannsen@brenhamk-12.net

BRENHAM, TX -  WEDNESDAY, September 22, 2021

Brenham ISD is aware of the ‘Devious Licks’ trend circulating on social media. We were saddened to learn of an incident at our middle school where two soap dispensers were removed and thrown in the trash. Any vandalism on school grounds is taken seriously, and students will be disciplined. Brenham ISD has a zero-tolerance for this type of behavior. We are disheartened that a trend destructing school property, a place where students and staff members spend a significant amount of time, has become a source of entertainment. 

Fortunately, in Brenham ISD, our Cubs have demonstrated that their campuses are a place of pride. We take pride in having the best learning environment possible. In the halls that fill our campuses are students getting creative and working hard to fill the learning space with Cub Pride. However, we do want to take this time to encourage parents to talk about social media and the seriousness of this type of behavior and its consequences.

 
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Brenham ISD esta consciente de la tendencia de "Devious Licks" que circula en las redes sociales. Nos entristeció enterarnos de un incidente en nuestra escuela secundaria donde se quitaron dos dispensadores de jabón y se tiraron a la basura. Cualquier vandalismo en los terrenos de la escuela se tomara en serio y los estudiantes serán disciplinados. Brenham ISD tiene cero tolerancia para este tipo de comportamiento. Estamos desanimados de que una tendencia que destruye la propiedad escolar, un lugar donde los estudiantes y los miembros del personal pasan una cantidad significativa de tiempo, se haya convertido en una fuente de entretenimiento.

Afortunadamente, en Brenham ISD, nuestros Cubs han demostrado que sus campus son un lugar de orgullo. Estamos orgullosos de tener el mejor entorno de aprendizaje posible. En los pasillos que llenan nuestros campus hay estudiantes que se vuelven creativos y trabajan duro para llenar el espacio de aprendizaje con orgullo. Sin embargo, queremos aprovechar este momento para animar a los padres a hablar sobre las redes sociales y la gravedad de este tipo de comportamiento y sus consecuencias.


Brenham ISD Board Awards Lois McNair the You Make a Difference Award
09/21/2021

Media Contact: Veronica Johannsen
vjohannsen@brenhamk-12.net

BRENHAM, TX -  TUESDAY, September 21, 2021
 
Yesterday, on Monday, September 20 during a regularly scheduled board meeting Ms. Lois McNair was awarded the You Make a Difference Award. Board of Trustees member Tommie Sullivan shared words in a crowded boardroom highlighting the difference Ms. McNair had made and continues to make in the Brenham ISD community. “Ms. McNair dedicated her life to inspire and encourage excellence for ALL of the students under her watch. Even after her retirement, she continues to be drawn to help students and staff – particularly as a substitute teacher in Brenham ISD.” said Sullivan  “When you think of Ms. McNair, there is no doubt that she is a champion in our community. Whether it is demonstrating love and concern for our young people or expressing pride to our students, her service and commitment continue to shine brightly. Brenham ISD is expressing our gratitude and wishes to say ----Ms. McNair, YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!”
 
Ms. McNair expressed how grateful she was to receive this special honor. She followed by expressing gratitude “Thanks to God, the superintendent, school board members, the teachers who called me and parents.” She concluded her speech by expressing a big thanks to all. 

 

Pride Academy Paraprofessional of the Month
09/21/2021

Brenham ISD would like to recognize Mrs. Nellie Moore as Pride Academy’s Paraprofessional of the Month. "Mrs. Moore is truly involved in the students’ education, and makes sure all the teachers, parents, and students are informed daily with transparency." Allan Colvin, Pride Principal 


Brenham ISD Maintenance Team Member of the Month
09/20/2021

John Quimby is our employee of the month for the Brenham ISD Maintenance Department. Right before school started, the AC went out in half of the English Wing at Brenham Junior High and had to be replaced. Over a weekend, John led a team to get all the electrical work done, so new units could get installed. Because of his efforts, the district was able to save thousands of dollars and the students were back in their classrooms after two and a half days. Thank you for your dedication!

 

Pride Academy Student of the Month
09/20/2021

Brenham ISD would like to recognize Ariana Gonzalez as Pride Academy’s Student of the Month. Ariana has had a long journey and has had to overcome major obstacles at such a young age. She is only a ½ credit away from completing her goal to graduate high school. We are so proud of Ariana for not giving up and having the courage to see the task through. 


Brenham ISD Earns State's Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating
09/20/2021



BRENHAM, TX - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

Brenham Independent School District officials announced that the district has earned a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST, financial accountability rating system, for the 2020 fiscal year. The state’s highest “Superior Achievement” rating demonstrates the quality of Brenham ISD’s financial management and reporting system. 

Director of Business and Finance, Kim Weatherby said, “It is a top priority for the Board of Trustees and district administration to be fiscally responsible with local, state and federal revenues.” 

This is the 18th year of School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas), a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by Texas Education Agency (TEA) in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and amendments under House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system. 

School FIRST ratings for the 2020 fiscal year are based on twenty financial indicators, such as administrative cost expenditures, the accuracy of a district’s financial information submitted to TEA, and any financial vulnerabilities or material weaknesses in internal controls as determined by an external auditor. Brenham ISD received a perfect score on all twenty indicators and earned an overall rating of 100 on a scale of 1-100. 

Dr. Tylor Chaplin, Brenham ISD Superintendent, said, “This rating is a reflection of the great job our school board and administrative staff does to ensure we are as efficient with taxpayer dollars as possible while providing for the needs of our students.”
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Homecoming 2021
09/13/2021

 

 

Media Contact: Veronica Johannsen
vjohannsen@brenhamk-12.net
 
BRENHAM, TX - MONDAY, September 13, 2021
 
The Brenham High School Cubs release details leading up to one of the most memorable moments of their 2021 - 2022 school year - Homecoming. This year’s theme is Cubs+ putting a Cub spin on the Disney + theme. Starting Friday, October 8-15 students may participate in Homecoming Dress Up Days. On Friday, October 8 Cubs are encouraged to dress Hawaiian honoring Disney’s ‘Ohana, Lilo & Stitch. Space influenced Tuesday’s theme encouraging students to dress out of this world with space attire. The two magical places in the world Brenham and Magic Kingdom come together on Wednesday as Cubs dress up as their favorite character. Thursday you are encouraged to dress up animal print and on Friday our Cubs will flash their capes as green superheroes.  

This year the homecoming parade will begin downtown at 6:00 p.m on October 13. The queen will be announced during halftime and the king will be announced at the end of the game. On Friday, Oct 15, 2021Cubs will continue their homecoming traditions by enjoying the pep rally, attending tailgate during all 3 lunches, and cheering on the Cubs during the game at 7:00 pm as they take on Pflugerville Connally. Cubs will finish the week by attending a homecoming dance on October 16. Details for the dance will be released at a later date. 

 

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Los Cubs de Brenham High School publican los detalles previos a uno de los momentos más memorables de su año escolar 2021-2022: el regreso a casa. El tema de este año es Cubs + dando un giro Cub al tema de Disney +. A partir del viernes, del 8 al 15 de octubre, los estudiantes pueden participar en los Días de Disfraces de Regreso a Casa. Se anima a los Cubs el viernes 8 de octubre a vestirse de estilo hawaiano en honor a Ohana, Lilo & Stitch de Disney. El espacio influyó en el tema del martes que anima a los estudiantes a vestirse fuera de este mundo con atuendos espaciales. Los dos lugares mágicos del mundo Brenham y Magic Kingdom se unen el miércoles cuando los Cubs se disfrazan de su personaje favorito. El jueves se le anima a vestirse con estampado animal y el viernes nuestros Cubs mostrarán sus capas como superhéroes verdes.

Este año, el desfile de bienvenida comenzará en el centro de la ciudad a las 6:00 p.m el 13 de octubre. La reina será anunciada durante el medio tiempo y el rey se anunciará al final del juego. El viernes, 15 de octubre de 2021, los Cubs continuarán con sus tradiciones de regreso a casa disfrutando del mitin de ánimos, asistiendo a la puerta trasera durante los 3 almuerzos y animando a los Cubs durante el juego a las 7:00 pm mientras se enfrentan a Pflugerville Connally. Los Cubs terminarán la semana asistiendo a un baile de bienvenida el 16 de octubre. Los detalles del baile se darán a conocer en una fecha posterior.