Police are looking for two men who held up the Quik Sak convenience store located at 898 S. Cherry Lane in White Settlement. The store is located across the street from Brewer Middle School. The call came in at 8:21 p.m. on Friday night. Continue reading
by Ben Posey
The Texas Education Agency released this week the 2016 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,600 campuses statewide.
Local School District Results:
Each campus in the White Settlement ISD and the Lake Worth ISD received the rating of “met standard” and in Fort Worth ISD, all high schools received the rating of “met standard” except Eastern Hills High School, which received “improvement required.” Twenty-one other middle and elementary campuses in the Fort Worth ISD were rated as “improvement required.” Continue reading
by Ben Posey
Javie Cerda, a Brewer Middle School student and soon to be freshman at BHS, was selected from the local chapter of First Tee players to participate in the Inaugural Junior Invitational at the Dean and DeLuca held at Colonial Country Club during the Memorial Day weekend pro golf tournament. The event, which was held on the Sunday prior to the tournament start, was part of the Nike Golf Youth Clinic, which was open to kids of all ages. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
A new piece of state legislature has influenced a change in the hours of operation of White Settlement Independent School District schools for the 2016-2017 school year. House bill 2610 changed the attendance requirement from 180 days annually to 75,600 minutes annually. WSISD will shift to a seven and a half hour school day to accommodate this change. This slight increase in the amount of time spent at school will allow for students to get out for summer one week earlier than they currently do. Continue reading
White Settlement ISD closed Brewer Middle School for the day on Wednesday, March 30, after a major electrical power outage shutdown the campus on Tuesday evening. School, city officials and electric providers were evaluating the situation to hopefully ensure the campus would be open on Thursday, March 31. None of the other district schools were affected or closed. The school was in the middle of STAAR testing this week. Administration will make an announcement later today or Thursday morning on the status of the school.
Changes galore. That’s what Realignment Day brought to local schools as the University Interscholastic League released its official district configurations for football (2016-18) and basketball (2016-17) and other U.I.L. activities on Monday morning. Continue reading
The Brewer Middle School eighth grade A boys’ basketball team won first place at the Stephenville Tournament. Pictured l-r are: (front row) Trey Yount, Travis Bradley, Antjuan Geiger, Brayton Chitty, Alonzo Wright, (center) Andrew Juarez, Skylar Vaughn, Devin Avent, Brandon Debaca, (back) De’marques Henry, Josh Uranga, Devan Soucy and Ryan Harris. Coaches are Dustin Burchfield and Zach Redden.
The Brewer Middle School Tennis Team participated in the district tournament on April 11 and six players placed or medaled. Continue reading
Several athletes on the Brewer Middle School girls’ track team will advance to the District Meet on April 6 and 7 after placing in the top four at the Zone Meet. Continue reading
Brewer Middle School recently showcased its newly created STEM Lab for area businesses. Continue reading
The Brewer Middle School cross country team competed in the district meet on Oct. 15, and the eighth grade girls came in second as a team, falling just four points shy of first place. Alyssa Daily finished 10th, earning a medal. Continue reading
Brewer Middle School parents were notified by email on Thursday of this last week that campus administration and district police were investigating graffiti found inside a restroom on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Continue reading
A Brewer Middle School coach in the White Settlement ISD is being held in the Tarrant County Jail in lieu of $250,000 Bond after White Settlement Police arrested and charged Christopher Garcia, age 37, with sexual assault of a child. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
The 2014 UIL redistricting is complete and will see the Bears facing off against three new schools in district 5-5A. Continue reading
Middle School Tennis Team Members Take First in District Tournament
Kneeling: Jason Ervin, Kamryn Martinez, Clarissa Huckins, Dariana Jimenez, Kyle Dodson, Keegan Belcher, Alex Jones, Cater Starr, Jaelyn Herod
Standing: Coach Green, Christa Brown, Taylor Crist, Shawna Moore, Carlos Alvarez, Valentin De La Rosa, Bayley Hollad, Logan Jones, Brianna Smoot
Star Bank of Texas and the AT&T Pioneers gave every White Settlement ISD fourth grader a new dictionary. Pictured with Fine Arts Academy students are John Gerdes with Star Bank and Cheryl and Mike Hart with the Pioneers. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
New Brewer Middle School principal Brian Bowman didn’t wait until the school year started to implement new programs. Bowman brought over a program he’s used previously when working for the Longview ISD. Called home visits, this event saw BMS teachers taking a proactive approach as they took to the streets last week to visit students’ homes.
A large demolition claw took only minutes to start tearing away
the sheet metal and brick from White Settlement’s McKinney
Auditorium. A row of balcony seats could be seen from the gaping
hole as debris was loaded onto an 18-wheeler.
The area around the auditorium on the Brewer Middle School
campus will be renovated to include sidewalks that meet (ADA)
requirements; repairs to the entrance of the Dorothy Morris Multi-
Purpose Center (new gym); and new landscaping.
Construction will be completed before the 2012-13 school year
A super-sized crane hoisting a new air conditioning chiller unit into place at Brewer Middle School this past Sunday drew a crowd of people watching from the parking lot. The crane, which reached a whopping 307 feet into the air required special clearance from nearby NAS JRB Fort Worth.
“I was a little concerned about the low clouds and fog early this morning,” said operator Bob Franklin. “We had to file some paperwork to make sure they were aware of this tall structure near the flight line.”
The operation, which took only minutes for the crane to put the 12,000 pound unit in place, took nearly 12 hours from the time the crane traveled to the school from Irving.
Once everything was in place, the cloud-reaching crane brought the nearly 20-year-old unit to a flat bed trailer and the new chiller was set in place which will be made operational when the students return from spring break vacation.