The Rotary Club of Washington County donated $1,550 to Brenham ISD to purchase planners for students, one of many organizations in the community to contribute. Pictured are Jenny Schaer (front row, left) of Brenham ISD’s AVID program and Gena Wilimitis (front row, right) of the Rotary Club of Washington County.

Several local businesses and organizations have come together to help thousands of Brenham ISD students plan proactively.

Twenty-seven community groups donated a total of $10,500 to cover the cost of personalized planners for 3,000 students at Brenham Middle School, Brenham Junior High School and Brenham High School. Their contribution was recognized at the Brenham School Board meeting on Monday.

AVID teacher Jenny Schaer said the project began as a way to help students manage their time as they move from campus to campus and take on more responsibility. In the past, students have been asked to contribute to the cost of planners, but Schaer said when the district reached out to the community this year, the response was “overwhelmingly positive.”

The largest individual donor was the Rotary Club of Washington County, with a contribution of $1,550. Representing the club at the meeting was Gena Wilimitis, who said the organization is delighted to help make a difference.

Other donors were Tippit Dental Group, Bank of Brenham, Citizens State Bank, American Legion Auxiliary Brenham Unit #48, Appel Ford, Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham National Bank, Royers, Las Americas Latin Cuisine, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, Computer Helpers, Germania Insurance, Graham Masonic Lodge #20, Kountry Boys Sausage, LaRoche Chevrolet Buick GMC, Mariachi’s Mexican Restaurant, Moorman Tate LLP, Moosefeathers Florist, Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, Must Be Heaven, PlanNorth Architectural Co., Robinson Landcare, Seidel Schroeder, YellowTruck, WoodmenLife and John Brieden III – State Farm Insurance Agent.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the board:

  • Received Bilingual Audit/ESL presentation.
  • Approved a proposal from Phillip’s Painting Company for $45,940 to paint and seal the PRIDE Academy auditorium.
  • I went into executive session to discuss staffing issues and school safety and security. No action has been taken.
(front row, left to right) Karen Webb, Tyrone Wolfe and Emma Bianchi-Korn were named Brenham High School’s respective paraprofessionals of the month, student of the month and teacher of the month.
The Brenham ISD deputy principals were recognized at the Brenham School Board meeting on Monday.

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