The Spring Branch Independent School District has selected the following early dismissal days to be used for professional development or parental involvement. Not all schools may follow this schedule, so please contact your child's school directly if you have any questions.
- October 17-18 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
- December 18-20 Secondary Early Dismissal; December 20 Elementary Early Dismissal
- February 13-14 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
- May 26-28 Secondary Early Dismissal: May 28 Elementary Early Dismissal
Click here to review the SBISD Academic Calendar for 2019-20.
Mrs. Wilhide's 8th grade GT U.S. History Students competed in the Fort Bend Regional National History Day competition on Saturday, March 2nd. This year's theme was triumph and tragedy in history. All students worked very hard on their projects and made an impressive showing at the competition.
The following students won medals in different categories:
Anais Bissig, Beth Martinez, Isabella Norton, Katie Dawson and Thien-Nhi Do- 3rd Place for Group Documentary
Julia Williams- 1st Place for Individual Documentary
Ashlyn Lucas, Leah Tran, Leslie Alejandro, and Reese Hopkins- 2nd Place for Group Exhibit
Wren Freeman- 3rd Place for Individual Performance
1st and second place finishers will represent Spring Branch in the state competition which will be held in Austin on April 27th. We wish these students the best of luck with their projects!
SBMS would like to congratulate Carla Pace as the 2019 Teacher of the Year! Thank you Mrs. Pace for putting students at the heart of everything you do!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am so excited about joining the SBMS Family. At the start of the school year, Dr. Williams’ message to you was about the excitement of a new year, core values focused on Every Child, Collective Greatness, Collaborative Spirit and Moral Compass and the inherent value and talents of our SBMS Bears. My hope is to continue that feeling of excitement into the second semester, foster collaboration between home and school and ensure school continues to be a place where boys and girls are being prepared for the rigors of high school, develop the relationship skills needed for the careers of tomorrow and find joy in the work along the way.
My transition from Sherwood Elementary to Spring Branch Middle School will begin December 3rd. During that transition, there will be information sent out related to parent coffees and other events to be held that will allow us to get to know one another and build a relationship. Until those events occur, please do not hesitate to stop me when you see me and introduce yourselves. I truly am excited to meet my SBMS Bears and their families. Together, we will continue the mission of providing the building blocks for students to attain Success Beyond Middle School.
Families and mentors are a critical part of helping students make connections between what is learned at school and what they experience outside campus walls. We welcome and encourage parents, families, and mentors to partner with us!
The new Empowered & Equipped! site features resources to support conversations and activities at home, and in the community, with monthly lessons aligned to SBISD instruction. These lessons focus on the critical areas of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)and building awareness of various career pathways as part of the Spring Branch T-2-4 Goal.
Access Dr. Williams' parent summer newsletter here!
St. Francis Episcopal School invited students from Spring Branch Middle to hear speaker Salva Dut talk of his experience as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. All 6th graders read the book A Long Walk to Water which was about his life fleeing the ravages of war in Sudan in the 1980's. He spoke about his foundation that raises money for building wells in Africa. Twenty-six students were able to attend. Spring Branch is very appreciative of the opportunity for our students to hear him talk about his journey and looks forward to Future partnerships with St. Francis. Thank you to our librarian, Mrs. Miller, for organizing this incredible experience for our students.
For Dr. Williams' full April Newsletter, click here.
Last month, our seventh and eighth grade students completed their first round of STAAR Testing for 8th grade reading/math and 7th grade writing. Our first administration of 8th grade results have returned and are listed below.
Eighth grade teachers will be meeting with individual students this week to discuss their performance. Students who were not successful on the first administration are required to retest on the next administration of STAAR during the week of May 14th-17th.
Reading: 2018 Cohort
Approaches (81%); Meets (54%); Masters (33%)
Last year’s 8th Grade 2017 Cohort
Approaches (79%); Meets (57%); Masters (29%)
Math: 2018 Cohort
Approaches (79%); Meets (37%); Masters (13%)
Last year’s 8th Grade 2017 Cohort
Approaches (71%); Meets (31%); Masters (9%)
* Our 8th grade math results only include Geometry and Grade Level students. Students enrolled in an Algebra course are not included.