“Bringing awareness in changing times is crucial for us. We want to increase awareness of the many different college and career choices and support our students as they prepare for postsecondary education and career options” says School Counselor, Franchesca Tucker.
The Elementary Campus was just as involved in making our students aware of colleges and careers. Students in grades 3rd through 5th presented to the younger grades on careers.
The week was kicked off with an ESL Parent Meeting where parents of students in the English As A Second Language Program had an opportunity to learn about College and Career Readiness through various resources. The meeting was hosted by our ESL District Teacher, Mr. Dario Gonzalez. Mrs. Bonnie Brotherton, BISD Gifted and Talented District Teacher also hosted a Parent Meeting to discuss the G.T. Program at BISD and the Assessment Process.
On November 26th, BISD kept doors open and encouraged Seniors to take advantage of the one to one assistance to complete their FAFSA applications.
On November 30th , presenters from different colleges and professions were invited to speak to Brackett High School and Junior High students in recognition of Generation Texas Week.
Students chose the different sessions they wanted to attend. Representatives from the following colleges and industries were present: Satellite Technician, TRIO, Air Force, Border Patrol, Business Owners, Computer Science/Programming, Child Development, Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist, EMT, Graphic Design/AV Tech, Navy, United Airlines, Environmental Scientist, Army, Cyber Operations, and Pilots.
Brackett High School and Junior High thank all the speakers for giving their time and expertise to our students. “The students had a great day. I enjoyed the collaborative efforts between teachers and different organizations that put this event together, says School Counselor, Mrs. Tucker.
“The alliances formed between higher education and the work force are a great asset that our students now poses as we continue in this endeavor. We thank all of our presenters but want to recognize our former Brackett ISD graduates for coming and speaking during this special event: Chad Neuman, David Lopez, Shanae Simmons, Jordan Clementz, Laura Frerich, Brandy Mann, and Bianca Stewart”, says High School Principal, Christy Price.
While Generation Texas Week is over, BISD looks forward to the opportunity to work with local business in an effort to continue the awareness of College and Career Readiness.