Connect Blogger Grading SchoolMessenger flickr youtube
Headlines News Archive Font Size
May 2014
2013-2014 School Year
Headlines by Month

2010-2011 School Year
Archived Headlines

2011-2012 School Year
Archived Headlines

2012-2013 School Year
Archived Headlines

2013-2014 School Year
Archived Headlines

2014-2015 School Year
Archived Headlines

2015-2016 School Year
Archived Headlines
2016-2017 School Year
Archived Headlines


Posted May 21, 2014
Superintendent Announces Scholarship Recipients
Superintendent Dr. Carl A. Montoya has announced the winners of the 2014 Superintendent’s Scholarships. A total of 75 graduating BISD seniors will each receive $1,000 to attend the college of their choice. The scholarship funds were raised at the 11th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament hosted by Dr. Montoya at the Rancho Viejo Resort on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Scholarship recipients were selected by a committee of local Brownsville leaders and district personnel. Over 200 student applications were reviewed. “I sincerely thank our sponsors for their enthusiastic support of this scholarship golf tournament. Our local businesses and community organizations come together each year to support our high school graduates and provide them with badly needed college scholarship funds. Sponsor participation has made this tournament one of the largest in the entire Rio Grande Valley,” said Montoya. In the last 11 years, the Superintendent’s Scholarship Golf Tournament has provided $700,000 in scholarships to 599 deserving BISD graduates. Dr. Carl Montoya will personally award the 2014 Superintendent’s Scholarships to the following recipients at their respective high school campuses. View the recipients.


Posted May 16, 2014
UTB Announces Names of BISD University Scholars
Great news! A total of 61 BISD seniors from all 7 district high schools have been awarded spots in the University Scholars Program at the University of Texas at Brownsville. This renewable scholarship covers tuition, most fees, and $500 for books each semester. Housing is awarded to students based on distance and circumstance. The estimated value of each scholarship is $42,000 for the entire 4 years of college. Of the total number of University Scholars, BECHS earned 1, Porter earned 12, Hanna earned 13, Pace earned 6, Rivera earned 11, Lopez earned 14, and Veterans Memorial earned 4. View the 2014 BISD University Scholars recipients.

Porter Business Students Travel to Indiana for National Conference
Top students from Gladys Porter High School attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2014 National Leadership Conference, “Accelerate Your Future,” in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 30 - May 4, 2014. Gladys Porter High School chapter members, Jacob R. Benavides (12th), Jesus Castillo (12th), Gilbert Renteria, Jr. (12th), and Juan Jose Vela (12th), joined over 5,200 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and the national officer candidate campaigns and elections. Besides having had the opportunity to excel, they experienced the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. Brownsville ISD is proud of these four young men who represented their school district and campus at a national level. Alberto Velez is the chapter sponsor.


Posted May 14, 2014
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed May 2014 to be “Better Hearing and Speech Month.” View the Governor’s proclamation.

Art is Alive in BISD
On Saturday, May 10, BISD middle school art students earned the highest number of awards at the Region One Jr. Visual Arts Scholastic (VASE) Event. BISD artists earned a total of 172 medals, 32 silver, the highest award available. A total of 175 BISD students attended the competition and exhibits and participated in activities and workshops. Congratulations to our art students and teachers! View the results by campus.


Posted May 9, 2014
Giving Hope
Brownsville ISD employees contributed a total of $11,393.95 to support this year’s March for Babies and Blue Jeans for Babies Campaign. Thank you for your generous donations.

Three Teachers Selected for NASA Program
Della V. Benavidez from Besteiro Middle School, Claudia Cortez from Faulk Middle School and Fabian Salcedo from the Brownville Early College High School have been selected from across the nation for the prestigious LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. This program between Texas Space Grant Consortium and NASA JSC Middle School Aerospace Scholars program, selects teachers from across the U.S. who will increase their knowledge of space education through the LiftOff Professional Development Summer Institute.


Posted May 7, 2014
BECHS Teacher Selected for NASA Program
Fabian Salcedo, a teacher at the Brownville Early College High School, has been selected from across the nation for the prestigious LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. View the media release.


Posted May 6, 2014
School Nurses Are the Best!
Governor Rick Perry has declared Wednesday, May 7 as School Nurse Day. All Texans are urged to recognize school nurses for their unwavering dedication to our children. School nurses are an important part of a child’s health support network, working in collaboration with families, schools, and communities. These health care professionals have to be ready for almost everything, from dealing with a child’s chronic condition to filling the role of first responder in an emergency situation. View the Governor’s proclamation.


Posted May 1, 2014
5 Names Gates Scholars
Five BISD students have been selected for the 2014 Class of Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS). Congratulations to Jorge Rocha, Brownville Early College High School; Lucero Estrella, Hanna High School; Sherry Hurtado, Pace High School; Priscila Garcia and Abigail Sanchez, Rivera High School. View the story about these Gates recipients and a past recipient who is now a BISD band director in The Brownsville Herald.



    Disclaimer | Acceptable Use | Request for Publication | Contact Information

BISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or provision of services, programs or activities.

BISD no discrimina de acuerdo a raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, religión, edad, información genética, o incapacidad en el empleo o la disposición de servicios, programas o actividades.
1900 Price Road | Brownsville, Texas 78521 |