Spring ISD schools scheduled a series of colorful dress-up days and learning activities in conjunction with the National Red Ribbon Celebration, Oct. 23-31. The various theme days across the district, for which students were invited to dress up, included: “I Elect to Be Drug Free,” “We’re too Bright for Drugs,” “Team Up Against Drugs,” “Sock it to Drugs,” and “Give Drugs the Boot,” to name a few.
The Spring Independent School District recently launched a new program called LEAD Spring that is designed to identify and develop future school leaders from within the district.
More than 350 volunteers were on the move all over the Spring community on Saturday, Sept. 10, reaching out to students who have not returned to school this year.
Spring ISD staff members joined forces with community members as they gathered at every school campus in the district before travelling to the homes of students who have not been attending school, or who are at risk of not graduating.
With the implementation of Project SAFE this fall, Spring Independent School District is another step closer to meeting initiatives defined in the district’s strategic plan - Every Child 2020. Project SAFE, which stands for Spring ISD Afterschool and Family Engagement Project, is being funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the Texas Education Agency.
A new partnership between Texas A&M University and the Spring Independent School District will bring college students to classrooms at Thompson Elementary School this fall. One of a few in the country, the Urban Student Teacher Advanced Residency (U-STAR) program is a yearlong clinical teaching experience that will immerse senior-level students studying education directly in the district’s classrooms.
The Legal Studies Career Pathway Program at Carl Wunsche Sr. High School was recently awarded the prestigious Excellence in Action Award, which recognizes innovative and impactful Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study across the nation.
“We are quite proud to have this program recognized because it represents a core value of Spring ISD - striving for excellence in all we do,” said Bob Thompson, Wunsche principal. “At the same time, we are humbled because it symbolizes the dedication of our students, their parents and our staff to accomplishing great work.”
Three Spring High School seniors, who have served as cadets in the school’s Navy JROTC program, have been awarded substantial ROTC scholarships that will allow them to continue pursuing a military career after graduation. Isaac Banani and Mikah Campbell have both received Navy ROTC scholarships and Brianna Musachia has received an Army ROTC scholarship. Other cadets who will be graduating also have received scholarships that bring the regiment’s total this year to $3.766 million.
Children under the age of 18 who live in the Spring area will have access to free breakfast and lunch through the Spring Independent School District’s Summer Feeding Program, which startsWednesday, June 1. The program will operate throughout the month of June and is available at 24 campuses.
Children under the age of 18 are eligible and do not have to be enrolled in summer school or show proof of income to receive a free meal at the participating schools. Adults may also participate by purchasing breakfast for $1.50 and lunch for $3.25 each.
Spring ISD seniors are counting down the days until they make their once-in-a-lifetime walk across the graduation stage. Saturday, May 28 is the date of celebration, and approximately 2,253 students from across the district will participate in four ceremonies at the Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center.