Tag: San Jacinto Elementary

Cafeteria manager served Christmas surprise

The intercom at San Jacinto Elementary calmly asked for all staff to report to the front of the school Friday after the kids got out.

It wasn’t for a meeting. All the faculty, staff and administrators scurried outside to give a Christmas gift to one of their most beloved coworkers.

Cafeteria Manager Betty Wilson was left breathless by the surprise that awaited her outside – her coworkers singing “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and her new car. click here for complete story and video

Bus crashes on FM 1314, hospital evaluating two San Jacinto Elementary students

Two San Jacinto Elementary students were hospitalized after a school bus accident Friday afternoon.

A Conroe ISD school bus is hauled away by a tow truck after being involved in a crash on FM 1314.
A Conroe ISD school bus is hauled away by a tow truck after being involved in a crash on FM 1314.

The crash occurred in the 18200 block of FM 1314 shortly after 3 p.m. The Conroe ISD bus was heading south on FM 1314 when it struck a Glass Steal, Inc. truck, witnesses said.

“I was waiting to make a right turn into the parking lot,” the truck’s driver, John Lindsay, said. “Apparently the bus driver was disciplining some students and didn’t see me stop or slow down. She hit me hard.”

Lindsay’s trailer jackknifed into his business’ fence dozens of feet away and the truck spun around until it stopped facing north. Lindsay was not injured in the crash. click here for complete story

Conroe ISD educator remembers teacher who cared

After a fire tragically claimed the life of Sheri Broughton’s youngest brother in the late 1970s, her family situation quickly deteriorated.

Susan (Dornak) Frankson, left, stands with Sheri Broughton, whom she nearly took in when Broughton’s family life took a sudden downturn. They were reunited at the “Celebrate Our Schools” district staff assembly last week.
Susan (Dornak) Frankson, left, stands with Sheri Broughton, whom she nearly took in when Broughton’s family life took a sudden downturn. They were reunited at the “Celebrate Our Schools” district staff assembly last week.

Over the next two to three years, her father turned to drugs and became physically abusive. It showed when her and her brothers would go to school by the clothes they wore and how hungry they were.

“I was that kid,” Broughton said. “I tell my story because I want you to look at me and know that the kids that are coming to school who aren’t fed well, who seem like that things are stacked against them, that they have a chance. We need to show them they have a chance.”

Broughton, a second-grade teacher at Stewart Elementary, told her story last week at the Conroe ISD district professional staff convocation called “Celebrate Our Schools.” click here for complete story