Thursday, May 24, 2018

BISD Students Apply To Colleges In Record Numbers

As an Early College High School District, BISD continues to lead the way in assisting students as they transition to a post-secondary education. District’s seniors and graduating juniors have submitted their college applications at the Apply Texas Portal and most have completed their financial aid forms, FAFSA or TASFA. For questions, contact Pilar Janis, Lead & Higher Education Counselor, at 548-8251. View the number of BISD applicants by campus.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Fourteen BISD Schools Make State Honor Roll

Fourteen BISD schools have been named by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and Institute for Productivity in Educations (IPE) to the Texas Honor Roll. This honor roll recognizes public schools for demonstrating consistently higher levels of student academic achievement, for improvement over time, and for reduction in achievement gaps. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also addresses measures of college readiness.

The Honor Roll's STAR category includes schools with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students. The BISD STAR Honor Roll schools are:
Brownsville Early College High School, Benavides Elementary, Breeden Elementary, Castaneda Elementary, Egly Elementary, Garden Park Elementary, Keller Elementary, Martin Elementary, Ortiz Elementary, Paredes Elementary, Pullam Elementary, Putegnat Elementary, Resaca Elementary, Yturria Elementary

The Honor Roll's STEM category includes schools with higher performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The BISD STEM Honor Roll schools are:
Ortiz Elementary, Paredes Elementary, Pullam Elementary

Congratulations to all of these campuses for earning this distinction.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Helping Students Communicate

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. Brownsville ISD recognizes the hard work and commitment of the Special Services employees who work at the Regional School for the Deaf as well as those who work with students at our campuses. Thank you for your service and dedication. Click here to view the proclamation.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

BISD Early College High Schools recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Four BISD early college high schools earned medals in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best High Schools in America. Brownsville Early College High School (BECHS) received a Gold Medal Award ranking 59th in Texas. Veterans Memorial ECHS ranked #138, Pace ECHS ranked #154, and Hanna ECHS ranked #209, all earning Silver Medal Awards. Rankings were based on a 4-step process that determined if students performed better than expected in their state, if disadvantaged students performed better than the state average, if student graduation rates met or exceeded a national standard, and if students are prepared for college-level coursework. View more information about the BISD schools here.

Monday, May 7, 2018

BISD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

From May 7-11, 2018, BISD joins school districts throughout the country to express our thanks and gratitude to all our dedicated teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers inspire, motivate and serve as role models. We thank you for all your hard work to ensure the success of our students.

Friday, May 4, 2018

May 9 is School Nurse Day

BISD is proud to join school districts throughout the state to celebrate School Nurse Day on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. We thank our dedicated school nurses for their hard work at all our ampuses. Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation to commemorate this special day. Click here to view the proclamation.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2018 Parent Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

The BISD Parental Involvement Dept. invites all parent volunteers to the annual Parent Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the Central Administration Building (CAB). View the invitation.

38th Annual Texas History Day BISD Awards

Congratulations to the 62 students who represented BISD at the 38th Annual Texas History Day co-hosted by the Bullock Texas State History Museum and The University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Students Mandie SantibaƱez and Alvaro Perales Jr. from Lucio Middle School placed 1st in the Junior Division in the Group Exhibit category. Their project, titled “Indian Removal Act: A Compromise Gone Wrong,” will be representing BISD at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park, from June 10-14, 2018. Their sponsor is Mr. Juan Vega, 8th Grade US History teacher. Click here to view all BISD results.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

KBSD-TV Moves to a New Channel

As of May 1, 2018, Spectrum Cable (formerly Time Warner Cable) performed a channel re-alignment. KBSD-TV is now located on channel 1301.