Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome Back to School, BRISD!

What a wonderful first day of school! After many months of planning and work, it was exciting to see the high school students logging on to their new Chromebooks for the first time. We anticipate that these devices will help our students with productivity, with being able to stay abreast of all their classwork through the use of Google Classroom and be exposed to unlimited resources during and after their school day.
We owe a big thank you to Eduardo Vargas and Kenneth Williams, BRISD employees, for all of their work during the spring and summer, preparing for the launch of our 1:1 Chromebook initiative at the high school. They are valued and we appreciate everything they have done. #BRISDPride

Monday, August 1, 2016

Great Learning at Revolutionizing Learning Conference

For the second year in a row, BRISD staff has participated in the Revolutionizing Learning Conference, held at Royse City ISD during the summer. Blue Ridge is part of CSTA (Community Schools Transformation Alliance), a network of surrounding schools whose purpose is to network together, sharing ideas and resources in order to improve student learning. The Revolutionizing Learning Conference brings together all of the CSTA districts for a two-day conference, which was held on July 27-28th. It was a great conference, full of new ideas and networking. We were especially proud of our BRISD teachers who taught at the conference:
Scott Leslie, Melissa Stiney, Stacey Raymer, Jennifer Stroup, Katie Pelzel, Kimberly Fritchman, Roma Morgan, Stephanie McPherson, Darenda Bush, Dayna Price, Paige Collins, and Teresa Wade.