BISD Hosts Successful Goals Nights
Beaumont ISD elementary schools hosted Goals Night on August 28. Parents were encouraged to visit the campuses, see their child’s work, get to know the teachers and check out opportunities to get involved. Many Parent Teacher Association (PTA) groups held meetings before the event or were on hand with volunteer information.
Business partners DentaQuest, Clinica San Lucas, Centerpoint Energy, Beaumont Dream Center and Buckner’s were present at Fletcher Elementary to distribute literature, along with the cheerleaders who got the crowd energized. “The event was a great way to let parents know the state of our campus, learn about this year's goals and how we will achieve them,” said Fletcher Principal Gloria Guillory. “Teachers displayed authentic work their children had completed. We also handed out a backpack to every student that attended!”
At Charlton-Pollard, the National Anthem was performed in four different languages at once; English, Vietnamese, Spanish and American Sign Language. Families received information on being a Title 1 campus and how to support anti-bullying initiatives, as well as signing up for PTA, After-School Centers for Education (ACE) and Communities in Schools (CIS) programs. “Goals Night was amazing with over 400 attendees. When reviewing campus data with the attendees, they were very attentive and rejoiced when hearing our final accountability results,” said Charlton-Pollard Principal Dr. Charisma Popillion. “There was a positive energy amongst the families and staff in the classrooms, which was contagious! It was an awesome night.” Business partners ExxonMobil and Lamar Institute of Technology joined the festivities too.
The PTA’s used Goals Night as a great opportunity to connect with parents. The Regina-Howell PTA held a family picnic before their event. Families were encouraged to bring a blanket and grab a bite from the food truck. At Caldwood, the PTA encouraged parents to join and become actively involved. “It was great to see so many parents come out to Goals Night,” said Caldwood PTA president Julie Stephenson. “We welcomed many new PTA members. Because of their support, we can spend the year thinking about what we are going to do for our Caldwood Cubs.”
High school campuses hosted Goals Night on August 27. Beaumont United had a very successful turnout for their inaugural event. Presentations focused on creating a ‘Pack’ mentality including the campus and community. “We focused on our goal to become a seven star school and promote our new Beaumont United Interdisciplinary Literacy Development (B.U.I.L.D.) initiative to increase literacy,” said Beaumont United Interim Student Activities Director Chantel Douglas. “The attendance was outstanding. We know our parents support our students and we knew they’d be there for our inaugural Goals Night!” Business partners AT&T, Ubi Caritas and Financial Education Services were on hand to visit with families and show support.
At West Brook, the turnout was great, not only from parents but business partners as well. Principal Dr. Diana Valdez hosted a presentation that focused on using last year's successes as a springboard to encourage continued student growth in both academics and extracurricular activities. Her top two priorities include providing a safe learning environment and for high school to be completed in four years. Parents had the opportunity to visit with teachers and business partners and join PTA. “One parent said they felt so comfortable knowing their child is in an environment with so much opportunity,” said West Brook Associate Principal Nicholas Phillips.
BISD middle schools will hold Goals Night on September 4.