The Brenham Community Education building is the only remaining historic building in the oldest school district in Texas. Brenham ISD turned 140 years-old this year, and our Community Education building has been a staple of education in our community for nearly 90 of those years!
Built in 1927 to be Brenham High School, our building has been used to educate students from high school to intermediate. It is used to facilitate students looking to go back and finish their high school education to those looking to educate themselves on their latest passion or hobby. Children develop a desire to express themselves artistically in this building, as well as students acquire important life skills to become contributing members of our community. The life-changing skills and memories that have been built in this building have helped shape our community as it is today, and it is deserving of our honor and respect to be beautified.
Memories of our building will always be cherished, but as we move towards the future we want to leave a legacy of building positive learning experiences for generations to come. The beautification of one of BISD's hidden gems will help provide a positive atmosphere for an adult to learn a new skill for a job they have desired for a lifetime. A young child can find a passion through song. Students who decide it is never too old to be a student return to cross the finish line. Someone who wants their child to succeed in school, by learning a new language to help with their child's homework, can vault their family to future success.
Because of the lives it touches, we want to honor our building with paint, landscaping, and general upkeep to give it the luster it so deserves. For this, we have organized the Community Education Building Beautification Bonanza to be held October 31 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. We are asking interested community members, families, businesses, and organizations to donate their time and effort for that morning to invest in a building that has invested deeply in our community. Whether it is painting, landscaping, washing, or purging we will have a job for your team to do. BISD shares the wonderful love of this building that our community has, but we are shy of the man-power it takes to give this building a timely update.
There will be activities your entire family or group can adopt that morning, so please fill out the registration form to help us prepare for your group in advance. We will have on-site tutorials from local businesses, so if you want to learn how to paint, prep, clean, or landscape, then there will be someone there to show you how. If you, your organization or business would like to participate, donate supplies, or give monetarily to this effort, then please contact the Brenham Community Education offices at 979-277-3895 so we can learn how to partner with you.
Brenham ISD would love to share in the wonderful memories this building has been a part of! If you graduated from this building, attended school here, learned a life-changing skill, or just want to share a positive story about this building and/or BISD, then please come by and share with our videographer to document your wonderful story! Also, if you have any Brenham memorabilia you would like to have documented or even donated, then please bring it so we can record your fond memories!
Our Community Education building has been a staple of community learning for nearly 90 years! Help us continue building into the lives of our community and its future generations as we enhance the look of a building that holds so many wonderful memories! On behalf of Brenham ISD and our community, we would like to say thank you for participating with us the morning of October 31 to help others learn for life!