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Cubs Corner






Back To School
By Dr. Tanya Monroe

On behalf of the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees and the faculty of Brownfield ISD, WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! It is with great joy that I begin my second year as Superintendent of Schools in Brownfield ISD.

On August 25, 2014, approximately 1800 students and more than 300 staff members resumed their places in our community of learners for our quest for excellence. We are prepared for the best year yet in Brownfield ISD. We expect to set the record for all time high academic achievement and also expect to achieve excellence across all extracurricular areas. Brownfield ISD is a tremendous school system made of outstanding faculty, a wonderful student body, and a supportive school community that values quality educational experiences for children. We take pride in our achievements and are passionate about the service and opportunity we provide for every one of our students. You will notice continuations of improvements and positive changes this year in overall academic environments including instruction as well as technology. Instructionally, we will continue to emphasize the learning needs of each child. Quality teachers, meaningful classroom instruction, and accelerated learning opportunities will be utilized to prepare our students for the State of Texas mandatory testing program as well as to prepare them for college or career readiness. A long overdue network update and refresher will be installed this year and will enhance technology access district-wide.

As I hope that most of you know, we accomplished a great deal last year because EVERY campus MET STANDARD in the State Accountability System. This amazing feat is directly related to the efforts of dedicated, hardworking teachers, administrators, students, and parents as well as the academic vision set by the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees. The foundation for a great school system has been established and together with your collaboration and active participation in the academic growth of each student, there is no limit to what can be achieved.

The continuous building of our partnerships with our District’s families and our community stakeholders is vital to a successful school setting. We are here to serve our students and look forward to our Brownfield ISD: Quest for Excellence: Building Dreams, Building Champions, and Building the Future for this 2014-2015 school year. You are invited to be a part of Brownfield ISD by following our District and campus Facebook pages, by following our website updates, and by following other social media outlets such as Twitter. Schedules and upcoming events will be advertised on these social media sites as well as the Brownfield News and Town Talk Radio. Please come watch our students as they perform in academic and extracurricular events. With extraordinary enthusiasm and excitement, I anticipate a fantastic school year. We have great plans to make this an exciting and memorable year for all Brownfield ISD students and staff. Again, Welcome Back!












Brownfield Athletics August 2014


As the month of July has come and gone and August is here, it is time for the Cubs and Lady Cubs to gear up for the upcoming 2014 fall sports season. The month of August brings us Football, Volleyball, Cross Country and Fall Tennis. These teams will be getting started on August 4th, the first day allowed by UIL for fall sports to begin. It is always a fun time of year with all the Cubs and Lady Cubs coming back after a short summer break. This time of year is filled with excitement and anticipation of a new season. As the month of August starts it, the tradition we have instilled here at Brownfield returns. Our programs have built a strong influence in our community and reflect commitment by our young ladies and men. We begin this year coming off a year where every athletic program made the playoffs last season. As we start the year, I feel we have programs in place that will make some great runs which, as the season progresses, will bring a sense of pride and excitement to Cub nation. As the Football season kicks off, we are very excited about the upcoming year with all our returning players that are coming back off the two playoff teams we have had the past two years. The Cubs will be a fun team to watch and will bring a lot of excitement to Cub Stadium. The football team will be a fast paced, no huddle offense with a very stingy defense in 2014. So please, get your plans ready for Fridays in September to come watch the Cubs! The Volleyball team is also coming back off a playoff season with all starters returning. This team will be one you will want to make sure and come watch. They have been working all summer long and these girls will be on a mission this year to make a statement in their new district, so in September on Tuesdays and Saturdays make your way to a game and support the Lady Cubs as they make their way back to playoffs!

The Cross Country team is also coming off two District titles and Cubs and Lady Cubs will be starting to defend their title as the school year starts. The Lady Cubs bring all runners back and have a great chance to go a long way this season. With all the runners in place and practice here the cross country team at Brownfield will be one to reckon with! The Fall Tennis Team is coming off two state appearances in team tennis. The tennis team will be playing fall tennis starting August 4th. We have a lot of returners coming back and a great group of tennis players here in Brownfield. We will be working and putting together another great team for our run back to Austin. Well, that is a short overview of the upcoming 2014 Fall teams for our athletic program here in Brownfield. I know this year is going to be one filled with success and strong traditions carried forward for Brownfield Athletics. I also want to remind everybody to come out August 14th to Cub Kickoff at Cub Stadium to meet all the Cubs and Lady Cubs for the upcoming seasons.


Thank you,
Coach Welps
Brownfield ISD Athletic Director



Social Media

For schools, the month of August means a new beginning to the up and coming school year. Two-a-days are underway, volleyball season is here, the band is practicing, and students are in the process of finding out their teacher(s) and schedule(s) for the year. It’s an exciting time to say the least! As we approach the new school year, I want to take a moment to inform parents, students, and the community of the popular topic of “social media.”

One of our goals at Brownfield ISD is to provide students with the opportunity to be 21st century learners. Schools have changed since many of you were in elementary or high school, and that includes the way we communicate. The days of sending a letter home are not over, but it certainly is not the only way of communicating with parents. We want our parents to be involved in their child’s life, especially in their education. Technology and social media can be a valuable tool to assist in this area when implemented and used appropriately.

For example, at Oak Grove, we have a facebook page and twitter account. Currently, these accounts are linked together meaning, if we post a message to facebook, it will also send a link to your twitter account with the same message. This makes it easy and convenient to stay up with the latest news/announcements that pertains to our campus. Typically, Oak Grove will take the morning announcements read to students and teachers over the PA system, and post them to our facebook page. Our goal is for parents to stay informed about activities, events, schedules, etc. that pertains to their child’s campus. This page is also used to brag on our students and their achievements. For example, we have weekly silverspoon winners for the best behaved class in the cafeteria, a golden shoe award in PE, and other ways we recognize the student(s) by posting their picture on facebook and twitter. The kids love seeing their picture on facebook, as do the parents! However, we don’t use full names for students or tag them in photos, but it has been a great tool for connecting with our parents who are already participating in social media.

For those who may not totally agree with the use of social media in schools, there certainly can be negative aspects. It is our job as educators and parents to teach our students and children what is and is not appropriate when online. Social media has changed the way the world communicates. If you think about it, the majority of people you know and businesses you go to probably have a facebook and/or twitter account.

According to educationworld.com, “studies suggest that approximately 70 percent of all organizations engage in structured collaboration using online social learning tools such as blogs, wikis and podcasts. The rise parallels the increased use of online tools like social media sites in schools.” So, back to my point at the beginning of this article...we are trying to develop 21st century learners at BISD. Doing so means more than posting to facebook and twitter accounts. It means teachers providing time and access for their students to explore outside the walls of the classroom. Creating online study groups, using hashtags for topics, discussion and feedback through online tools like edmodo, and using QR codes are just a few ways technology and social media can be used effectively in schools. Dr. Richard Light-a Harvard Professor of Education says that “people learn most effectively when they interact with other learners. According to Light, the strongest determinant of students’ success in college is their ability to form or participate in small study groups.” This goes hand in hand with social media in schools.

So, as we move into the 2014-15 school year, I encourage you to “like us on facebook, and follow us on twitter.” This is an easy way to stay informed with your child’s school, and perhaps get information your child may have forgotten to tell you about. If you have children at other campuses within the district, contact the front office for their social media information. I think you will be glad that you did!


Like us on facebook “Oak Grove Elementary”

Follow us on twitter @TheOakGrove

Ben Prowell
Assistant Principal
Oak Grove Elementary




B.I.S.D. QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE: BUILDING DREAMS, BUILDING CHAMPIONS,
THE FUTURE!


It’s a great time to be at Brownfield I.S.D.! As we start the new 2014-2015 school year we are geared up ready to work and build on our great successes from last year and move forward with all the right tools to build a new year with even more success. We start out knowing that all of our campuses have MET STANDARD! Kudos to all of our Cub Staff, students and parents!! It has been five years since we have accomplished this. The administrative staff is so proud that they performed for all the new and returning Cub staff at our 2014-2015 Welcome that was held in the Brownfield Middle School auditorium. We danced and sang to the tune of Y.M.C.A, but used our own lyrics to set the tone for the upcoming school year. Our lyrics let our staff know that we are on a great quest and that we will build on the best! We believe that they are ready for the quest and have prepared for their journey by gathering the tools and skills they need that will help them accelerate student learning. We also let them know that we are happy they are here and that it is great to be at B.I.S.D. We have much to offer in Brownfield. Brownfield is a great community with people who care and support our schools. Our motto dedicates us to building dreams. Our students are important to us and we want to nurture whatever it is that they wish to become upon graduation. Dreaming is hope. By planting the seed in our young students and preparing our older students for graduation, we know that they will be successful. We want them to achieve and meet their goals. Everyone is part of a team and no one is alone when it comes to learning, planning, and teaching. Our motto also dedicates us to building Champions. Last year each sport team made it to the playoffs and our extracurricular programs advanced in their areas. This demonstrates the dedication of our students, parents and staff! Champions come in many shapes and sizes and from all areas of education in and out of the field! Lastly, our motto dedicates us to build the future. Each year our Cub Staff is pressed to improve student progress, narrow the gap between populations and make sure that our students graduate from high school ready for their future. We will build the future of students by demonstrating that we are here to help each and every one daily and offer a variety of programs for them to explore. As we put our Cub colors on for the 2014-2015 school year, we move forward by continuing in building dreams, building champions, and building the future for all of our students as they begin their next quest! Please remember to keep up with us on our website, www.brownfieldisd.net, Like us on Face Book and follow us on twitter.


Nori Banda
Director of Personnel and Operations


























Great Things Happening at BISD!













































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Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs

Brownfield I.S.D. offers Career and Technical Education programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Industrial Technology, Cosmetology, Business Management and Administration, Information Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Career Preparation, and Health Sciences.  Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in school and course availability.

 In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination, Brownfield ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including Career and Technical Education programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Brownfield ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs including Career and Technical programs.

 It is the policy of Brownfield ISD not to discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, religion, age, equal pay, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legal protected status,  as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact Ray Vasquez Title IX Coordinator, or Jenni McLelland, Section 504 Coordinator, at 601 Tahoka Rd. Brownfield, Texas 79316, (806) 637-2591.


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Notificacion Publica de No Discriminacion en Programas Vocacionales

Brownfield ISD ofrece programas vocacionales en Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Industrial Technology, Cosmetology, Business Management and Adminstration, Information Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Career Preparation, and Health Sciences. La admission a estos programas se basa en el enrollamiente escolar.

Es norma de Brownfield ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen, nacional, sexo, o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como se requieran el Titulo VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, segun enmienda; el Titulo IX de las Enmiendas en la Educacion de 1972, y la Seccion 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitacion de 1973, segun enmienda.

Es norma de Brownfield ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen, nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Titulo VI de la Ley de Derechos Civales de 1964, seguin enmienda, el Titulo IX de las Enmiendas en la Educacion de 1972, la Ley de Discriminacion por Edad, de 1975, segun enmienda, y la Seccion 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitacion de 1973, segun enmienda.

Brownfield ISD tomara las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del ingles no sea un obstaculo para la admission y participacion en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales.

Para informacion sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuniquese con, Ray Vasquez, el Coordinador del Titulo IX, y/o el Coordinador de la Seccion 504, Jenni McLelland, 601 Tahoka Road, Brownfield, Texas 79316, (806) 637-2591.

 


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