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					Vol. 22, No. 3

Oct. 31, 2006

Calendar planning for the upcoming school year is underway, and the process is proving to be challenging. The Texas Legislature has mandated that public schools may start school no sooner than the fourth Monday of August beginning with the 2007-2008 school year. Considerations such as ending the first semester before the Christmas holidays, preserving Spring Break, and accomodating required in-service days has made calendar planning difficult, says Dr. Ernie Ritter, Asst. Superinten-

2007-08 calendar proposals under consideration

dent for Human Resources. Three options are currently under review and have been shared with the DEIC and Parent Leadership Team. Input is also being sought from staff and the public through the Bryan ISD website at www.bryanisd.org. Downloadable calendar options are available by clicking on the news item, “200708 Calendar Proposals.” Questions or comments regarding the calendar options may be e-mailed to info@bryanisd.org. The Board of Trustees will adopt a calendar in Spring, 2007.

LITERACY CHAMPION BISD Education Foundation President Ann Wilder presents a gift to Mrs. Barbara Bush following her remarks to a sold-out crowd Oct. 16. The Foundation has named a Teacher Grant in Mrs. Bush’s honor.

Calling All Former ShyAnnes!
The Bryan High Shy-Annes are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the group. “40 Years and Still Kicking” starts with a 3 p.m. pep rally in Viking Gym on Friday, Nov. 3, followed by a reception at 4 p.m. in the Blue Campus cafeteria. Former Shy-Annes will be recognized at the pep rally and at halftime of the football game that evening. T-shirts are available for $5 in honor of the celebration. Contact Susan Lovan O’Neal at soneal@bryanisd.org to order a shirt. O’Neal also encourages everyone to bring Shy-Anne memorabilia for display. All former ShyAnnes will gather in Viking Gym at 2:30 p.m. prior to the pep rally on Nov. 3.

PAST & PRESENT Sam Houston Elementary’s 20th Anniversary celebration was an opportunity for all the school’s principals to come together. Principal’s Secretary Ginger Smith (center) is joined by (from left) Debbie Garinger (1990-97), Dana Marable (1986-90), Colleen Netterville (2004-present) and Pati Barnes Denton (1997-04).

2 INSIDE BISD OCT. 31, 2006
...GLENN “CURTIS” GIBSON, JR. (BHS 2001) graduated Army IBTC with the 2nd & 54th Infantry Battalion at Fort Benning, GA on September 29. Curtis received a marksmanship pin for scoring 39 out of 40 on his range test. He will remain at Fort Benning for Airborne training and the Army Ranger Induction Program. Proud Parents are Glenn Sr. and LORRELLE GIBSON, Finance & Accounting Assistant at BISD’s School Nutrition Services. ...BISD Community Ed Gymnastics Coach DEVIN ROBERT JENSON (BHS 1997) married Kristie Michelle Callison on August 3 in the Houston LDS Temple. He is the son of Robert and SHAWN MARIE JENSON, Behavior Management Specialist at Sam Houston Elementary School. ...Stephanie and BRIAN LEE are the proud parents of Jada Rebekah who arrived September 19 at 8:30 p.m. She is 21 inches tall and weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces. Brian is a P.E./ Coach at Jane Long Middle School. Mom and baby girl are doing fine - dad is sleepy. ...William Chatham Jefferson was born October 2 weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. According to the report from Rayburn he arrived with a head full of black curly hair and big feet. William is the third child of Charles and STEPHANIE JEFFERSON. Stephanie teaches 6th grade Language Arts at Rayburn. ...Paul Clayton Siegert was born

Are in order...

at 9:40 p.m. on October 12 weighing 8.075 pounds, 21 inches long with a full head of hair and a loud holler. Parents are Crystal and Chris Siegert. Grandma DIANA and Grandpa RONNY WERNER are excited about the new addition to their family. Diana is principal at Jane Long Middle School and Ronny is principal at Fannin. ...Congratulations to KATHY MAURER, Bonham’s cafeteria manager, on the arrival of a new granddaughter born October 16th at 12:40 a.m. Raphsody Faye Keyes weighed 5 pounds 10 1/2 ounces and measured 18 3/4 inches long. ...JULEA JOHNSON and BECKY SEALE get a “great big thank you” from Mary Regmund at the NEAL Elementary Technology Lab. In just a few short hours the two ladies found the conflict and restored the seven computers to 100% working order. ...On Oct. 3, despite the power outage all over Bryan-College Station, Carver Early Childhood Center held a very successful parent orientation/hot dog supper. Approximately 600 parents, students and family members showed up for a fun-filled night. After a brief meeting in which new principal CARA SCHWARTZ introduced Carver staff, parents were dismissed to the individual classrooms to meet with teachers and receive their child’s report card. “It was so exciting for the Carver Team to see the mass turnout and experience the investment that our families are making in their student’s lives,” said LYNDA MASON, Carver Family Involvement Specialist.

Insurance notes...

All eligible employees should have received their insurance enrollment packets by now. All insurance enrollment forms must be turned in no later than 5 p. m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, even if no changes are being made. Enrollment forms turned in after this date with changes will not be accepted.

...the family of Moses Adam Hernandez who passed away September 30 at Texas Children’s Hospital. Moses was the infant son of Marvella Guzman Hernandez and grandson of Alicia Guzman. Marvella works in Henderson’s cafeteria and Alicia works in SFA’s cafeteria. ...the family of Everlyn Harris, whose mother-in-law, Esther Harris, passed away earlier this month. ...the family of Janie Garcia, who passed away October 22. Janie was a custodian at SFA Middle School. ...the family of Patricia Neely, SOS teacher, whose mother passed away this month. ...the family of Supt. Mike Cargill, whose mother passed away in early October.


• United Way campaign ends Nov. 15. This year’s district goal is $35,000. • Coat drive sponsored by Twin City Mission ends Nov. 15. Deposit new or gently-used coats in boxes on your campus. • Food for Families Food Drive is Dec. 7. Help Bryan ISD put the donations over the top again this year.

Mark your calendars

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