Thursday, November 8, 2018

Week of Nov 12 (2.4)

New changes to the Br-toolbox

Based on feedback given to Mr. Wink in your one-on-one meetings, we are making some changes to the BR-Toolbox.  Please take a look and give us feedback.  If you will submit your feedback, you will be entered into a drawing for Mr. Wink, Ms. Stiney, or Mr. Todd to teach your class for one 45 minute block of time next week. Click here to leave feedback on changes to the blog. 

2.4 Tiger to do list

November 16th Late Start
Site: Home Campus
Audience: All Campus Teachers
Topic: MS/HS 6-12 Vertical Meetings; ES Guided Learning Discussion

November 13th - Progress Reports are sent home with students.

The FA2 window has closed, however, there is still work to be done!
Please review the #BRISD Instructions for RESPONDING to Formative Assessments 1819 and be prepared to discuss your response with your campus principal.

Upcoming Tiger Tasks:

Thanksgiving Break
November 19th - 23rd


Can't remember what we discussed in professional learning this school year?
Click on the following link to the #BRISD Professional Learning Supports!

TECH Tip Thursday

Do you ever accidentally close out of a tab in Google or close the entire browser by mistake? Never again with this quick fix. It will instantly reopen any tabs you closed even if you closed the entire browser. 



If you need any checks or credit cards for any event during Thanksgiving Break, please have PO requests completed by Monday, November 12th.

Deposit pickup time before Thanksgiving Break will be Thursday, November 15th at 10:00 a.m. If you have a deposit after this time, please bring to Amanda Ray at the administration building. 

Community Events

2018 City of Blue Ridge Christmas Parade

The City of Blue Ridge will be hosting a Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m.
The Blue Ridge City Council would like for you and your organization to come join in the parade.
The 2018 parade theme is "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree." Prize money will be awarded for
First, Second, and Third place. Please contact City Hall at 972-752-5791 or by email at if you would like to participate in the parade.


Shoutout to the amazing Kindergarten team Lisa Reeves, Michelle Ellingson, and Keeley Todd
for planning and hosting another successful Pumpkin Day for our Kindergarten students and parents.
Check out this Seesaw video highlighting their day of pumpkins exploration and fun. 



As we head into break after your hard work preparing kids for FA 2, I want to encourage you to consider the accommodations you will create for kids who didn't make growth.  Take a look at this tweet below.

With #NoExcuseNovember in full swing, don't allow their failure to become an easy excuse that prevents you from coming up with a response that better meets their needs.  I appreciate you!

Upcoming Events

  • Fri, Nov 9 - HS FB at Chisum
  • Fri, Nov 9 - HS GBB (Basketball) at Sam Rayburn
  • Fri, Nov 9 - Veteran’s Day Assembly
  • Mon, Nov 12 - JH GBB (Basketball) vs Howe
  • Mon, Nov 12 - BRISD Board Meeting Closed at 6 p.m. and Open Session at 7 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov 13 - HS GBB (Basketball) vs Community
  • Thu, Nov 15 - JH BBB (Basketball) at Howe
  • Fri, Nov 16 - HS GBB (Basketball) at Gainesville
  • Mon - Fri, Nov 19 - 23 - THANKSGIVING BREAK
  • Mon, Nov 26 - School Resumes
  • Mon, Nov 26 - JH BBB at Bonham
  • Tue, Nov 27 - HS GBB at Ector
  • Thu - Sat, 11/29 - 12/1 - BBB at Farmersville Tournament
  • Thu - Sat, 11/29 - 12/1 - GBB at Valley View Tournament
  • Sat, Dec 1 - BR Christmas Parade
  • Mon, Dec 3 - EOC English I Retest
  • Mon, Dec 3 - JH Boys BB vs Whitewright
  • Mon, Dec 3 - JH Girls BB at Whitewright
  • Tue, Dec 4 - EOC Algebra 1 Retest
  • Tue, Dec 4 - HS Boys & Girls BB at Farmersville
  • Wed, Dec 5 - EOC English II Retest
  • Thu, Dec 6 - EOC Biology Retest
  • Thu, Dec 6 - UIL Speaking Events for MS at  Bonham
  • Fri, Dec 7 - EOC U.S. History Retest
  • Fri, Dec 7 - UIL Speaking Events for ES at Bells
  • Dec 6 - 8 - Blue Ridge Basketball Tournament Boys & Girls