Two BISD Elementary Schools Officially Open

Roberts and Brannen Elementary Schools Officially Open
Posted on 09/24/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Roberts and Brannen Elementary Schools Officially OpenLast week BISD celebrated the grand openings and official ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the two final elementary schools built as a part of the 2014 Bond Package. Students of each campus joined school officials, the BISD Board, invited guests and VLK Architects representatives for the official ceremonies. Thanks to our supportive Brazosport community, both of these beautiful campuses, Roberts and Brannen, were completed on budget and ahead of schedule. Roberts Elementary, originally set to open in 2021 – was one year ahead of schedule, while Brannen Elementary, initially planned to open in 2022, was completed two years ahead of time.

The new Roberts Elementary School replaces the original campus that opened in March of 1961, and the new Brannen Elementary School replaces its original 52 year-old campus. Now, these beautiful new campuses are state-of-the-art facilities that serve Kindergarten through 4th grade, designed to meet the varied learning styles of all students. Organized around centrally located media centers, both schools are constructed to provide extensive natural light, utilize collaboration spaces, wet labs, and STREAM labs to stimulate student creativity and critical thinking skills.

Their classrooms are more flexible and are more conducive to differentiate student instruction. There are outdoor learning and play areas located near each wing of the building and both campuses, like T.W. Ogg completed last year, are two-story facilities with large gathering areas for each wing. No longer does Roberts and Brannen have cafagymatoriums. Both schools now have new and well-designed gymnasiums along with cafeterias that can be opened to enlarged spaces as needed for concerts, plays or student activities. PE and music are now scheduled throughout the day, without concerns of impacting their lunchroom schedules.

Another important design element of Roberts and Brannen is that both schools feature stacking lanes that get their drop-off and pick-up traffic OFF of the surrounding neighborhood streets.

BISD has faithfully completed all projects as planned in the 2014 Bond Packages and we are truly fortunate to live in a community that is committed to a quality public education and values students and teachers. Thank you to our industry, business, and community partners for your continued support and commitment to the students and staff throughout BISD!

Watch the awesome videos below to recap both new schools.

Roberts Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Brannen Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

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