Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Celebrating the Start of Something

Once a year we come together to celebrate the pinnacle of high school student achievement around our school district. While graduation ceremonies filled with relieved graduates, proud parents and family members may start and end in the blink of an eye, the accomplishments these celebrations represent are proud moments for the students, families and community of Spring Branch ISD.

On June 1st and 3rd, SBISD celebrated the Class of 2013. Ceremonies for our four high schools were held concurrently in the Don Coleman Community Coliseum on Saturday, June 1.

On Monday, June 3, students from Westchester Academy for International Studies donned their caps and gowns to walk across the same stage their peers had travelled days before. Ceremonies were also streamed live on the district website.

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As distinguished speakers imparted words of wisdom to departing students, reflected back in a sea of mortar boards and gowns were hundreds of lives, thousands of accomplishments, millions of thoughts and ideas, and one overarching focus - the future.

Superintendent of Schools Duncan F. Klussmann's remarks during the ceremonies focused on the journey that lies ahead for our graduates, and how the district's goal of doubling the number of students who go on to successfully complete some form of higher education, a goal known as T-2-4, is the true test of our success as educators.

Dr. Klussmann stressed that "the success of our school district is not in how well you do while you are with us, but how well you do when you leave us."

He encouraged graduates to reach out to the community, and back to the school district, for support. "Our commitment to you does not end as you walk across this stage today. As you complete one journey, and begin a new one, we want to help.

In the next few weeks graduates will receive a letter from the school district asking that you stay in touch with us. The letter will include phone numbers of district and campus staff, including myself, that can help you in any way possible."

The SBISD Board of Trustees, Dr. Klussmann and the educators and staff of SBISD are proud of our graduates and are here to support you as you begin the next exciting chapter in your journey to career and life-success! Congratulations to all our graduates.


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