Points of Pride
  • Brenham ISD is 715 employees strong.
  • Brenham ISD offers advanced placement college level courses in English and Spanish.
  • Brenham ISD has earned 48 TEA campus academic distinctions in the past ten years.
  • The district holds a B rating; this includes 12 academic distinctions with 100 percent of campuses meeting or exceeding standards. 
  • Brenham ISD is the first public school district in the state of Texas.  
  • Brenham ISD offers K-12 STEM classes creating a pipeline to area colleges and universities for STEM and STEAM majors and careers. 
  • The district boasts a wide range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in which students can obtain Industry Based Certifications (IBC's) in:

* Welding

*  Floral

*  Culinary Arts

*  Microsoft

*  Health Science

  • In the 2018-2019 school year, 63 students obtained Industry Based Certifications.
  • A total of 90 percent of Brenham ISD High School students are enrolled in CTE courses.
Brenham ISD Inspiring Educators:
 
It's no secret that our educators have had to get creative and make learning fun during a pandemic. One Brenham ISD principal goes the extra mile to bring a smile to students' faces for the morning roar.
In this week's episode of Inspiring Brenham ISD Educators, we show how Toni Schwartz, Early Childhood Learning Center's Principal, makes sure her students don't miss out on any experiences. 
Brenham ISD Inspiring Educators:

Brenham ISD principals and teachers continue to blow us away with their positivity and their desire to change the world by educating their students. This week we caught up with Courtney Mason , Krause Elementary Principal, as she welcomed her face to face students and her remote learners. We also joined Mrs. Wall, a kindergarten teacher, who continues to spread a positive message in her classroom.

Learning Spanish with Brenham ISD:
 
Brenham ISD prides itself on providing a diverse talent pool. Our teachers are inspirational, educational, supportive and nurturing to all students. The district is proud of its diverse student teacher population, in turn providing an immersed environment that facilitates a unique learning experience. Studies suggest that a diverse setting promotes learning outcomes and prepares students for a diverse workforce and society.

 

Inspiring Brenham ISD Educators:
 
About 89% of Brenham ISD students are learning in a face to face environment which means that about 11% of our students are receiving instruction virtually. Today, we will hear from Alton Elementary teacher, Jennifer Ebel who welcomes the new challenge of providing instruction to online learners.

 

Inspiring Brenham ISD Educators:
 
Have you met Ms. Randermann, Brenham Elementary School's 4th grade Math Teacher? Today, we will take you inside her classroom and talk with her about her motivation for teaching. We’ll also hear from one of her students as he shares advice to younger students.

 

Inspiring Brenham ISD Educators:
 
Have you met Ms. Randermann, Brenham Elementary School's 4th grade Math Teacher? Today, we will take you inside her classroom and talk with her about her motivation for teaching. We’ll also hear from one of her students as he shares advice to younger students.

 

Inspiring Brenham ISD Educators:
 
Help us welcome Deniese Collora to Brenham ISD! This is Deniese’s first year with Brenham ISD, but she’s been an educator for 22 years. She says she has finally found the district she can call her family. Welcome to the Cub Nation family!

 

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Brenham ISD

from Brenham ISD staff members

10. Because the view from your classroom or office includes BLUEBONNETS! -Tara Wehmeyer, Instructional Specialist
 
9. We have opportunities to win classroom and grade level grants from the Brenham Education Foundation. -Christy Beth Fisher, Librarian
 
8. We have amazing access to cutting-edge technology and tools for the classroom while working in a district of innovation. -Laura Weiss, Third Grade Teacher
 
7. Brenham ISD offers more programs for student success than any school district in the surrounding areas. There truly is something for everyone at BISD! -Kasey Fuchs, Principles of Agriculture Teacher
 
6. I choose Brenham because it pushes me to expand my range, take on new challenges and grow as an educator and leader. -Mary Kroll, STEAM Teacher
 
5. Everybody is so friendly and willing to work with you. You are never lost or alone when working for BISD. -Madison Ruiz, AP Human Geography Teacher
 
4. Brenham ISD is always looking for ways to improve our school district. We treat each other like family and we always put students first! -Susan Jenkins, BISD Board Member
 
3. The small town family feeling is projected through our staff to welcome all students like they are one of our own. -Stacey Johnson, Life Skills Teacher
 
2. Our schools are the heart of this friendly community! My ideas to help each student learn and reach their full potential are fully supported! -Kathy Voshalike, PRIDE Academy Teacher
 
1. When the superintendent visits your room to shake your hand, ask you how you are doing, and see the kids in action, you know you're in the right district! -Cody Vega, Art Teacher
Advanced Placement is a rigorous academic program created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Students who obtain high scores on the examinations can earn college credit or placement while still in high school. According to the College Board, AP makes students more desirable to colleges, increases eligibility for scholarships, and improves four-year graduation rates.

BHS Theater Arts Department provides Brenham High School students with opportunities to hone acting skills and perform with confidence, as well as gain experience with sets, costumes, lighting and sound.  The purpose of Theater Arts is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for cognitive, creative, emotional and social growth. For more information, visit cubcompany1315.weebly.com.

 

Challenging Scientific Investigations (CSI) is a Brenham ISD Initiative that provides an opportunity for 2nd - 6th Grade Gifted and Talented students to explore science and technology as they read, write, solve problems, conduct experiments and apply science to their daily lives. Visit bit.ly/BISDCSI to meet the CSI Lead Investigators and get more information about the program.
DrumFIT is a program that directly targets many problems students and educators face. In addition to being a great source of physical activity DrumFIT also provides essential ‘Brain Fitness’ components such as: fine motor skills, coordination, reflexes, cross lateral movement, bilateral movement, spatial awareness, eye hand coordination, unilateral movement and cognitive association.

Elementary Libraries in Brenham ISD aim to provide a welcoming space with specific resources to meet student and staff needs.  Our hope is to inspire the minds of students and staff, promote lifelong learning, support the reading curriculum at all grade levels, and encourage an environment that lets students make, create, and learn. Please visit our library websites (AES | BES | KES) and follow us on Twitter at @ElemLibsBISD!  

Hour of Code is a global movement involving millions of students from over 180 countries.  In 2014, over 1700 kindergarten through twelfth grade Brenham ISD students participated in this movement.  The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science organized by the non-profit organization Code.org in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.  For more information, visit www.hourofcode.com.  

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) Academy in Brenham ISD provides an avenue for all BISD K-4 students to be part of an innovative, collaborative experience using critical thinking skills and hands-on activities to develop the necessary skills needed for success in a global world.

 

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