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Board Meeting
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August 5-7
Back to School Administrators' Conference

August 11
UIL Coaches Annual Meeting

August 13-14
New Teacher Orientation

August 17-18
Campus Staff Development Days

August 19
District Staff Development Day

August 20
6th Annual BISD Vendor Fair
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August 20-21
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August 24
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Operation Lone Star Will Offer Health Services in July
Operation Lone Star will offer health services on Monday, July 27- Friday, July 31 at Manzano Middle School, located at 2580 W. Alton Gloor Boulevard. Brownsville residents who visit Manzano will receive a range of free health services including immunizations for children, sports physicals, and diabetic, blood pressure, vision and hearing screenings. Operation Lone Star is an annual joint military and civil humanitarian medical mission. The purpose of this collaborative effort is to conduct Medical Innovative Readiness Training Exercises while simultaneously providing free medical services to residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Operation Lone Star has provided free health services to Brownsville citizens for many years. View more information.
Health Benefits Survey Results
The Employees Benefits Department recently surveyed employees about BISD health benefits including ways to reduce costs. Thank you to the many employees who responded to the survey. View the results.
New Faces, New Places
Dr. Zendejas has announced new campus administrator assignments for the 2015-2016 school year.

Elementary Schools  
Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Palm Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Putegnat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Middle Schools

Faulk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Early College HighSchools/
Alternative Schools

Brownsville Early College High School. . . .
Brownsville Academic Center . . . . . . . . . .
Rachel R. Ayala
Javier Garza
Carla Pereira
Oscar Cantu, Jr.
Dr. Aidee Vasquez


Benita Villarreal
Beatriz Hernandez
Liz Valdez



Acacia Ameel
Felipe Reyes

Additional assignments will be announced as they become available.
Oliveira Band Advances to State Finals
Congratulations to the Oliveira Middle School Band for advancing to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Honor Band State Finals. The Oliveira Band, under the direction of Gaspar Garcia, will compete in the 2015 TMEA CCC State Honor Band competition on July 23 during the Texas Band Masters Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. In 5A, Pace ECHS Band ranked 3rd in area competition and is the 1st runner-up to state. The Lucio Middle School Band ranked as the 1st runner–up in middle school conference CCC and the Besteiro band ranked 3rd in area competition and 1st runner-up to state in the CC conference. Congratulations to our band students, parents, and directors on their outstanding achievements.
BISD Summer Break
Brownsville ISD will follow an abbreviated summer administrative work schedule beginning on Monday, June 15 through Friday, July 31, 2015. The administrative offices will be open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm on Monday through Thursday and 8 am to 12 noon on Friday. The BISD offices will be closed on Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 3, 2015 for summer break.
BISD to Offer More Pre-K Access
A total of 10 BISD elementary campuses will offer universal pre-kindergarten programs as the result of House Bill 731. The legislation redirects savings from BISD early graduates towards the funding of additional pre-kinder slots. The 10 campuses are Canales, Egly, Hudson, Martin, Palm Grove, Paredes, Pullam, Skinner, Victoria Heights, and Yturria.
BECHS Student Wins Car
Marcela Salazar, a 2015 Brownsville Early College High School, won the 2015 Mazda Hatchback in the BISD Student Attendance Contest drawing held on Wednesday, June 17 at Cardenas Motors in Brownsville. Salazar was one of the 14 finalists, 2 from each high school, who were pre-selected from a pool of eligible students. Interim Superintendent Dr. Esperanza Zendejas drew Salazar’s number at an event attended by BISD students, parents and employees, Cardenas personnel, and local dignitaries. The Cardenas Mazda Car Giveaway was the grand finale to the year-long contest designed to improve student attendance and enrollment. Three additional prizes were awarded to the runners-up. Congratulations to Travis Joel Cortez from Hanna ECHS who won a 40” Smart TV; Katelynn Quezada from Pace ECHS who won a Microsoft Surface Tablet; and Ana Fernanda Martinez from Veterans Memorial ECHS who won Dr. Dre Beats.
ES/MS Grand Prize Bundles Awarded
Twelve BISD elementary and middle school students won grand prize bundles in the Believe in BISD Student Attendance drawing held on Wednesday, June 18 in the Sunrise Mall Food Court. Interim Superintendent Dr. Esperanza Zendejas drew the winning numbers for the bundles which were valued at over $2,000 each. The Canales Elementary School Conjunto performed and Dr. Zendejas and Board Trustees awarded the prizes. Congratulations to Arely Martinez, Castaneda ES; Yahir Segura, Del Castillo ES; Cezar A. Flores, Benavides ES; Alice Marie Hepolito, Sharp ES; Bailey Garza, Benavides ES; Kevin Martinez, Garza ES; Rafael R. Chairez, Pena ES; Felipe A. Vela, Morningside ES; Ruben E. Morales, Faulk MS; Andrea P. Etheard, Perkins MS; Derek Alvarado, Oliveira MS; and Diego Rico, Faulk MS. Another 12 elementary and middle school students received bikes.
Student Summer Activities
The BISD Athletic Department has released the 2015 Summer Recreation schedule. For more information, call Mark Guess, BISD Athletic Program Administrator, at 548-8261.
Eat For Free at BISD
Services will provide free meals to children 0-18 years of age at more than 40 designated school and community sites in Brownsville. The free meals are not limited to BISD students or Brownsville residents. Anyone 18 years of age or younger is welcome to eat for free. The program begins at most locations on Tuesday, June 9. To encourage participation, children can also enter a contest to win great prizes. Chances to win are multiplied when children eat two meals a day at any of the designated sites. Contest drawings will be held every Monday beginning June 15 until June 29. Summer meals will continue into August at several of the sites. Adults may purchase a meal at the nominal cost of $2.25 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. Fresh fruit, cold milk, healthy breakfasts, and nutritious lunches are all available for free. Call (956) 548-8450 to learn more. English | Spanish
Wellness is Hot Stuff!
Employees are welcome at the BISD Wellness Fitness Center during the summer. View the hours of operation and activities.
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