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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.

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Back to School 2018

It’s hard to believe that it is almost time for the 2018-19 school year to begin, but it is just around the corner. We hope you have had an enjoyable summer with family and friends. Our educators and staff are looking forward to welcoming our students to school in August.

The first day of school is Thursday, August 16.

Whether you are new to Spring Branch ISD, or a returning student/family, we look forward to another inspiring year! Provided below is a link to our Back to School website.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our school office.

Click here to visit our Back to School website.

 

 

 

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.

For more from Dr. William's April Newsletter click here.