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Finished my first triathlon yesterday. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Mike Falick's Blog
Click here to read Rusty Graham's excellent summary of the Board's April 30, 2012 meeting and our discussion of the District's budget and the commitment to maintaining the homestead exemption. Rusty Graham's Article Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Mike Falick's Blog
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As you know, I have had the privilege of serving on the Spring Branch School Board since 2004. As I continue to serve, I ask that you to help me elect Chris Gonzalez and Katherine Dawson to the Board. Chris... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at Mike Falick's Blog
The Board is working to finalize the District's next Five Year Plan for 2012 - 2017 - The Spring Branch Plan. As part of the process, the Board is seeking community input at 4 community forums, beginning tonight at 6:00p... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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Death is nothing at all. Whatever we were to each other we still are. Call me by my only familiar name. Talk to me in the same easy way you always have. Laugh as we always laughed. Play, smile, think... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
This week's TED Video of the Week is from Peter Benson, the founder and CEO of the Search Institute. It was delivered recently at the TEDxTC (Twin Cities) Conference. The talk is described as follows: Peter L. Benson, president and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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Last Fall, the Board authorized the creation of a task force to explore the issue of class rank in our high schools. Over half of the high schools in the United States no longer report class rank, and many people,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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This is our most urgent Call to Action to date. Please read and respond quickly... Tomorrow morning (Wednesday 4/20), Senator Seliger (R - Amarillo) will present a plan to the Senate Finance Committee. It is an alternative funding scheme for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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Spring Branch Speaks has issued the following update on House Bill 1 (the House Appropriations Bill): UPDATE - House Bill 1 Unfortunately, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 1 on Sunday. This version of the 2011-2013 State budget includes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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Below is the email sent out by Dr. Klussmann regarding the cuts our Board approved last night to address the anticipated State funding cuts. As I state in the email: The reductions in State funding break the State’s promise made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
My brother, Stephen, and his production company, Stephen David Entertainment, have produced a new show -- Secret Access: The Vatican -- that premieres tonight on the History Channel. The show is on at 8:00p (Houston time). In the Houston area,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
On February 24, 2011, Spring Branch held a Legislative Town Hall meeting. A summary of the Town Hall prepared by Spring Branch is available here or after the jump below. In addition, the District recorded the meeting. The recordings appear... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
For the past six weeks, a group of 75 Spring Branch parents, community members, staff, and students have been working together to create the District's next Five Year Educational Plan - The Spring Branch Plan. This Plan will guide the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
In this informative talk, Spring Branch ISD's Superintendent, Dr. Duncan Klussmann, discusses the impact of the current State financing system and proposed State budget cuts on SBISD. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
This week's TED Video of the Week is from Bill Gates. It was delivered last week at the TED 2011 Conference. The talk is described on the TED website as follows: America's school systems are funded by the 50 states.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics has published interesting information about volunteering in the United States in 2010. Here are the stats in both text and graphic formats. From September 2009 to September 2010, the volunteer rate declined by 0.5 percentage... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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At the Board's February 14, 2011, meeting, we decided that the February 4 "snow" day will be made up on June 2, 2011. While I realize that this deviates from the Board's previously approved calendar for make-up days, it was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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Spring Branch is hosting a Legislative Town Hall meeting on February 24, 2011, beginning at 6:00p in the Board Room at the Administration Building - 955 Campbell 77024. Given the current anticipated budgetary issues, this meeting will be a great... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
This week's TED Video of the Week is from Diane Laufenberg, whose talk is described on the TED website as follows: Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching -- including a key insight about learning from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
The Economist has created this interesting video that shows how the "old South" has gone from being overwhelmingly Democrat to overwhelmingly Republican since 1964. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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I recently came across this website that will show you how much inflation has increased the prices of common items since the year you were born. Simply enter your birth year in the box (as long as it was after... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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On Thursday, February 24, 2011, Spring Branch will celebrate the tremendous contributions of its partners, donors, and volunteers with the 8th Annual Celebration of Sharing. The event will take place at Memorial City Mall from 7:15a - 9:00a. If you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog
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From the Spring Branch ISD website: 2/3/2011 3:37:09 PM Based on the National Weather Service Winter Storm Warning in effect until noon Friday, Spring Branch ISD schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 4th. All after-school activities and athletic events... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at Mike Falick's Blog