Suicide prevention
Health and Wellness

Child Nutrition

 

Immunization Requirements

Pre-K Minimum Requirements

K-12 Minimum Requirements

Meningitis Information

For more information on immunizations, see the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

  • Flu shots are offered at the following locations (call for information):
  • Brenham Clinic (979-836-6153)
  • Department of State Health Services (979-836-1740)
  • Trinity Wellness Center (979-830-5017)
  • Or call your family physician

Athletes, Dance, Cheer, & Marching Band

 

Brenham Early Childhood Learning Center - 979-277-3770

 

Alton Elementary School - 979-277-3871

 

Brenham Elementary School - 979-277-3880

 

Krause Elementary School - 979-277-3860

 

Brenham Middle School - 979-277-3845

 

Brenham Junior High School - 979-277-3830

 

Brenham High School - 979-277-3800

 

MISSION STATEMENT
Brenham Independent School District is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices.
What is the purpose of a School Health Advisory Counsil?
Federal Public Law (PL 108.265 Section 204) states that by the first day of the 2006 school year beginning after June 30, 2006 all schools must develop a wellness policy that involves parents, students, representatives from the district’s child nutrition department, school board, school administrator and the public...that which compiles the School Health Advisory Council. It was updated in 2010 to include the Health, Hunger Free Kids Act.

The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will establish a plan for measuring implementation of the local wellness policy.

Brenham Independent School District teaches children that eating healthy and being physically active everyday can be fun; the programs has proven that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior changes that carry into adulthood.

The District shall follow nutritional guidelines that advance student health and reduce childhood obesity and shall promote the general wellness of all students through nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities.
SHAC Policy

Brenham ISD Wellness Policy

TEC §28.004 LOCAL SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL AND HEALTH EDUCATION INSTRUCTION.  

BDF "BOARD INTERNAL ORGANIZATION CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEES"

CO "FOOD AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT"

EHAA "BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM"

EHAB "BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM"

EHAC "BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM"

FFA "STUDENT WELFARE"

SHAC Members

Name Organization/Position

Adams, Rochelle Parent Member
Asmussen, Mark Parent Member
Brinkmeyer, Aubrey Parent Member
Davis, Kasandra Brenham ISD; Director of Child Nutrition
Droddy, Amanda Brenham Elementary School; PE Teacher
Groves, Michael Parent Member
Haferkamp, Julie Brenham ISD; Lead Counselor
Holster, Mindy Parent Member
Kiecke, Lauren Parent Member
Spall, Rachel Parent Member
Stelter, Kameron Brenham ISD; Health Teacher
Taylor, Sativa Parent Member
Woodall, Jamie Brenham ISD; Director of Health & Safety
Workman, Elisa Parent Member

To request consideration as an addition to the agenda, then please email the BISD BSHAC Liaison at jwoodall@brenhamk-12.net.

SHAC Meetings

The last Brenham ISD School Health Advisory Council Meeting was held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 5:15pm at the Brenham High School Library (Agenda). The next meeting has not been set.  

Previous Meetings:

9/19/2019

11/7/2019

1/27/2020

10/8/2020

12/10/2020

Brenham ISD FitnessGram
Parents can request their child's physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year by emailing jwoodall@brenhamk-12.net.
Brenham ISD human Sexuality Education

A detailed description of the content of the human sexuality instruction and a general schedule on which the instruction is provided here:

  • Reproductive/Sexual Health Unit Outline:
  • Female & Male Reproductive Systems: Puberty changes, anatomy, & hygiene
  • Pregnancy & Childbirth:  fertilization; analyze the importance of prenatal care; discuss trimesters of pregnancy and stages of labor, benefits of breastfeeding
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: evaluate the various STDs: causes, complications, methods of transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for each.
  • Abstinence, Contraceptives, and the Law:
    • analyze the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of barrier protection and other contraceptive methods (with emphasis on abstinence as the only 100% effective method of preventing pregnancy and STDs)
    • discuss the legal implications regarding sexual activity as it relates to minor persons and analyze the importance and benefits of abstinence as it relates to emotional health and the prevention of pregnancy and STDs
    • explain and demonstrate how refusal strategies can be used to say "no" assertively to unhealthy behaviors in dating/romantic relationships

    This unit is usually taught in November (First Semester) & April (Second Semester) for a 2 week period. Can’t give specific dates as other lessons beforehand can take longer/shorter than expected.

In accordance with state law, a parent may:

  • Review, receive a copy of, or purchase a copy of curriculum materials depending on the copyright of the materials.
  • Remove his or her child from any part of the human sexuality instruction without academic, disciplinary, or other penalties. 
  • Become involved in the development of this curriculum by becoming a member of the district’s SHAC or attending SHAC meetings. (See the campus principal for details.)
  • Use the district’s grievance procedure concerning a complaint.   

State law also requires that instruction related to human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS):

  • Present abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice in relationship to all sexual activity for unmarried persons of school age;
  • Devote more attention to abstinence from sexual activity than to any other behavior;
    Emphasize that abstinence, if used consistently and correctly, is the only method that is 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and the emotional trauma associated with adolescent sexual activity;
  • Direct adolescents to abstain from sexual activity before marriage as the most effective way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; and
  • If included in the content of the curriculum, teach contraception and condom use in terms of human use reality rates instead of theoretical laboratory rates.

Consent Before Instruction

  • Before a student receives human sexuality instruction, the district must obtain written consent from the student’s parent. Parents will be sent a request for written consent at least 14 days before the instruction.

COVID-19

Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Health and Wellness Resources

 

Vaping

More than ever, today’s youth are facing opportunities to make dangerous choices that can lead to severe consequences. One of those is vaping. 

Our middle school, junior high, and high school students can be especially vulnerable, but parents of all ages must stay educated and aware of the challenges our children face. The use of e-cigarettes, or “vaping,” is a rapidly growing trend among young people around the country. The liquid used in a vape contains nicotine or marijuana - and as we are learning from the recent trend of lung illnesses - other harmful chemical additives that can quickly and unexpectedly cause irreparable and deadly damage. 

Cigarettes, e-cigs, and vapes are strictly prohibited at all of our campuses. Both are a distraction to learning and a health hazard for our students. If found, students will be disciplined according to the Brenham ISD Code of Conduct and board policy. FNCD (Legal)

We believe that parents and educators have a shared responsibility to shape our children’s future, including educating them about potential dangers and consequences. We continue to address this issue with district leadership, our campus staff, and our students. We hope that you will join us by having conversations with your children about these items, their potential dangers, and the consequences that come with their use.

We will remain vigilant in ensuring a safe and productive learning environment for all of our students. We hope that you will join us by having conversations with your children about these items, their potential dangers and the consequences that come with their use. I am proud to serve as your superintendent and will continue to work to make Brenham ISD a place where our students feel safe and have meaningful learning experiences that prepare them for a healthy, vibrant future. 

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