Committed to providing the tools, framework and solid foundation that is vital toward the future of our children, San Benito CISD recently celebrated this year’s Celebrate Texas Public Schools (CTPS) campaign – “Texas Public Schools: The Clear Choice for Education.”

The Celebrate Texas Public Schools (formerly known as “Texas Public Schools Week”) concept is not a new one. It was originally created in 1950 by the Masonic Lodges of Texas to recognize contributions made by the state’s free system of education. Today, the celebration is a meaningful way to showcase the many educational opportunities given to the over 5 million students attending Texas’ 1,000-plus school districts.

“Each student’s future success comes through a quality education today. By sharing the good news of Texas public education, we can ensure enhanced opportunities for future generations of Texans,” explains Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman.

“Talented teachers and caring staff members and administrators set a strong foundation for this success, which is truly something worth celebrating,” he added.

The CTPS campaign encourages everyone throughout Texas to celebrate producing the state’s greatest resources – successful students and the leaders of tomorrow. Locally, the weeklong celebration highlighted the extraordinary and creative teaching and high level of learning that San Benito students are experiencing daily.

During the week-long celebration, schools also opened their doors and invited parents, grandparents, and members of the community to participate in open house events that included classroom visitations, History exhibits, musical concerts, and book fairs. Guests witnessed firsthand the engaging work and exciting educational opportunities that are being provided to San Benito students each day.

From studying Texas History and celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday to promoting career day and enjoying family-centered events and picnics, students and campus personnel celebrated our local public schools in creative and unique ways.