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Brainsville Inventions
Brainsville Inventions is an activity designed to promote problem solving skills and creative thinking. Students use creative imagination to scientifically develop problems, solutions, and procedures in selected categories such as: Environment/Safety, Helping with Disabilities, Hobbies/Games/Sports, Household/Food/Industry, Medicine/Health/Grooming, Pets, and Technology. Young inventors can either develop a new product or improve upon an existing invention. This program is available to students in grades 3-12.

Each student or team of 2 students will record the inventive process in a Creator’s Journal (which is required) and must be submitted with the invention.

At the Brainsville Inventions each of the winners will be determined by averaging two judges' scores.

Once the competition is held at the campus level, the contact person will be responsible for submitting the Campus Entry Form and the names of at least 2 Judges.

The following forms must be submitted to the department between December 16, 2016 - January 6, 2017
Brainsville Entry Form | Invention Judges | Brainsville Implementation Guide



Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination (DI) is a program that inspires students K-12 to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Destination Imagination focuses on challenges in Technical, Scientific, Structural (STEM), Improvisational, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to apply creative problem solving methods. Teams learn 21st century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and courage, to build on their unique strengths. The district offers Destination Imagination teams at the elementary, middle school and high school level the ability to foster creative and critical thinking. Brownsville ISD teams participate in academic tournaments at the Regional, State and International (Global Finals) level. This encourages competence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to real-life problem solving. For more information visit: http://texasdi.org


Poet’s Corner  The Poet’s Corner venue is a fun and challenging way to provide students with an understanding of poetry and a way to communicate effectively and clearly in written and oral forms. Students are inspired to compose their original poems and recite their poetry. Poetry is a synthetic and an interactive process that naturally encourages critical, creative, and higher ordered thinking. Students in grades 6th – 8th are encouraged to write poetry about compassion, fairness, citizenship, honesty, self-discipline, and respect and participate in the Poet’s Convention recital.

Stock Market Game The Stock Market Game is an engaging educational program used in classrooms nationwide to teach economics, math, social studies, business, language arts and technology while focusing on the importance of developing real world personal finance skills. Teams of students in grades 4-12 use the SMG simulation to learn the basics of investing as they create and manage an online stock portfolio over 10 weeks. The SMG is more than a game...it is an education for life. For more information visit: http://www.stockmarketgame.org/



GALAXY Showcase Community and student engagement event where gifted students of the district showcase their work. The Brownsville ISD invites its GT parents, community and area corporations to look at student projects or presentations during the annual GALAXY Showcase each May. Gifted and Talented students are eager to share their research knowledge, creative thoughts and fine arts talents with audience members.


UIL ACADEMICS
PHILOSOPHY - Elementary | Middle School | High School
The BISD UIL Academic program believes that students enjoy the pursuit of excellence and seek opportunities to test against their own accomplishments and those of their peers and that such opportunities are best provided through properly conducted and equitably administered competitive activities such as UIL contests. Therefore, the BISD UIL program reaffirms that students are the focus of its endeavor and deserve an opportunity to:

Refine physical and mental aptitudes
Nurture self-realization and build self-confidence
Feel a sense of pride and dignity
Experience teamwork and develop a sense of fair play
Develop the ability to lead and the willingness to follow
Foster self-discipline and perseverance
Appreciate that rules, consistently applied, create order and discipline
Learn to accept graciously the decision of judges and officials
Affirm self-worth in times of disappointment as well as adulation
Cultivate lifetime skills
Complement their classwork with practice and performance
Have fun
Experience the joy of achieving their potential in a wholesome environment and
Discover that ultimately the true meaning of winning is doing one’s best