Brock ISD Board of Trustees Names Finalist for Superintendent
The Brock ISD Board of Trustees has named Cade Smith as the lone finalist for the district’s Superintendent position at its regular monthly meeting on April 9th. By state law, the Board must wait 21 days before a contract can be offered and the hiring is official.
“Mr. Smith is an instructional and community leader with values that mirror those of the Brock community,” Board President Marty Ivey said. “He brings a collaborative approach to decision making and leadership and his time spent in both small and large districts provides him with experiences and insight that will enable him to lead our district as it continues to grow.”
Mr. Smith is a graduate of Harlingen High School – Harlingen, TX. After graduation he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. Smith is completing his Ph.D., with an anticipated graduation this fall.
Smith’s professional career began as a teacher and coach at Lockhart High School (4 yrs.), Kaufman High School (2 yrs.), and Allen High School (4 yrs.). While at Allen High School, Smith was on the coaching staff of the 5A, Division I, State Champion football team and later moved into a role as Athletic Academic Advisor for the district. Smith then moved into administration in the Frisco ISD (4 yrs.) as Assistant Principal and Associate Principal at Frisco High School. In 2013, Smith accepted the Campus Principal position at Georgetown High School (3 yrs.) before moving into his current position as Executive Director of Campus Leadership and Operations.
During his tenure in Georgetown, Smith performed a variety of tasks designed to improve the overall quality of education in the district including the development of a community based accountability system, implemented programs to improve the overall number of National Merit Scholars, and oversaw the development of a curriculum management plan. He also assisted the Superintendent in the development of a proposed bond, led Georgetown ISD through re-zoning of middle and elementary schools, directed a safety and security audit and redesigned the Emergency Operations Plan for the district.
Smith comes from a family of educators. His father, Dr. James Smith, was Superintendent in the Kaufman, Harlingen, and Alief ISDs. His stepmother, Dr. Jenny Preston, was a superintendent at Graham and Allen ISD. His uncle, Leland Frase, was a Superintendent at Pine Tree and his aunt, Patsy Frase, was an Assistant Superintendent at Pine Tree.
Cade’s wife, Haley Smith – M.NFNP, works as a Nurse Practitioner and they have two children – Callen James Smith age 9, and Taylor Grace Smith – age 7.
Brock Tennis to Send 4 Players to the State Tournament
The Brock Tennis Team participated in the Region I tennis tournament Thursday and Friday, where they qualified four players for the State Tournament to be held in College Station, May 17th-18th. In girl’s doubles, Macie Dehnisch and Kylee Laverty entered the tournament as an unseeded team. In the first round they defeated Muleshoe 6-1, 6-1. In the quarterfinals the pair dropped the first set 6-2 to the top seeded team from Canadian before coming back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-2, to advance to the semifinals. In their semifinal match Brock defeated the 4 seed from Early 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, despite being down 1-4 in the final set. In the finals the team lost to the 2 seed from Reagan County 6-3, 6-2 to claim the silver medal.
The boy’s doubles team of Rayce Mitchell and Zach Kursteiner entered the tournament as the 2nd seeded team. They easily posted wins over Jim Ned, 6-1, 6-1 and Crane’s #2 team 6-1, 6-1, before losing to Wall’s number 2 team in split sets, 6-2, 6-7(5), 5-7, in the semifinals. In the 3rd place match they defeated Crane’s #1 team 6-2, 6-1. The finals pitted both Wall teams in a match to determine the regional champion and a possible playback for Brock. Wall’s #2 team defeated Wall’s #1 team(also seeded #1) to grant Brock a playback with the top seeded team from Wall. Mitchell and Kursteiner won the playback match in straight sets 6-2, 6-4, to earn the silver medal.
The Brock Softball Team Goes Undefeated in District to Claim the 7-3A Championship
The Brock Lady Eagle softball team completed district play with an 11-8 win over Tolar to finish with a perfect 12-0 record in District 7-3A. The district sweep gives the Lady Eagles their third consecutive District Championship. They are 23-4 on the year. As playoff information becomes available it will be posted here.
Brock HS Academic Team - 5th in the Region
2018 HS Academic UIL Regional results
Participants Highlighted in Yellow Qualified for the State Meet to Be Held in Austin, May 4th-5th
Calculator team 2nd Regional
Kristin Tighe 2nd
Luke Hamilton 3rd
Sarah Bussell 5th
Computer Science team 2nd Regionals
Landon Moon, Ethan Clapp, Collin O’Grady, Zane Hall
Mathematics team 2nd in Regionals
Halston McPherson 4th
Sage Boleman, Jackson Finney, Ashlynn Tutter
Number Sense team 2nd in Regionals
Clayton Groves 5th
Chance Carr, Harrison Lowes, Sage Boleman
Carter Moxley 2nd
Peyton Wakefield 4th
Samson Tighe 6th
Kealey Dent 6th
UIL Academic State Meet Qualifiers Are Pictured Below
Brock Golf Teams Win District 7-3A Championships
The Brock boy’s and girl’s golf teams won the team District 7-3A Championship on Friday at Canyon West Golf Course. Both teams led in team standings after finishing round one played at Shady Oaks GC, in Baird. The boy’s team posted a two day total of 669. Senior Midwestern signee and individual District Champ Garrett Leek lead all players, posting scores of 69 and 72. The girl’s team posted a two day score of 739, with Anarenee Beyer leading the with a score of 175 followed closely by Bailey Wagner with a score of 176. The two girls finished 1st and 2nd individually. The teams will compete in the Region I tournament, held at Shady Oaks GC. The boys will play April 23rd-24th, and the girls will play April 25th-26th.
Archery Team Performs Well at State Shoot
The Brock Archery Team competed in the State Archery Shoot held in Belton last week. Highlights are as follows. For complete results click on the links at the bottom of this story.
Placed 2nd in bullseye
Placed 1st in 3-D
Elementary Individuals in the top 10:
Owen Smith ranked 9th in boys
Mylee Cedillo ranked 8th in girls
Middle School Team:
Placed 6th in bullseye
Placed 2nd in 3-D
Middle School individuals in the top 10:
Korey Massie ranked 4th in boys
High School all shot as indivduals:
Jacob Baskin ranked 2nd in boys and won $3500 scholarship!
Brock High School Wins UIL Academic District Meet
The Brock High School UIL Academic Team won the District 7-3A Championship on Wednesday, with a total score of 617.5, followed by Cisco - 324, Tolar - 253.5, Millsap - 161, Eastland - 123, Breckenridge - 109, and Peaster - 50. The win advances Brock to the Region I Meet in Abilene on April 13th and 14th. Brock qualified just under 50 students for the regional meet. For individual results click the link below.
Brock High School Art Students Earn Entry Into the Parker County Student Art Show
Brock High School Art students Brooklyn Booth and Tessa Cisco placed in divisions and have been chosen, along with sixteen other Brock students, to exhibit their art in the Parker County Student Art Show beginning March 13th, and running through April 5th, at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center at 1400 Texas St. The show is comprised of art students from 8 local school districts and home school, 12 contributing teachers and schools, and over 240 art students from grades 6-12. Participating schools are Aledo HS, Aledo Daniels Ninth Grade Center, WHS, Weatherford Ninth Grade Center, Tison MS, Hall MS, Poolville HS, Brock HS, Peaster MS, Springtown MS, Millsap HS and MS, Trinity Christian Academy and one area home schooled student. The show is free to the public and available for viewing during regular Doss hours of operation. A special feature of the show is the voting done by the public on their favorite piece or pieces of art for $1 per vote. All monies will be awarded to the students at the reception and awards ceremony Thursday April 5 at 6 pm.
Brock High School Band Earns The School’s First Sweepstakes Award
On March 8th, the Varsity Concert Band earned all superior ratings in both concert and sight-reading (a first for the Brock Band). In addition, the band earned their first sweepstakes award which works in conjunction with last semester's marching band results (also for the first time in school history). This year, the students of the Brock Band have broken a total of 5 school records!
Brock Tennis Qualifies for TTCA State Team Tennis Tournament
The 2018 Brock Tennis Team has qualified for the School’s 10th 3A and Under TTCA State Team Tennis tournament. The tournament will be held in the Round Rock area March 9th and 10th.
Brock Boys Basketball Complete Outstanding Season
The Brock Boy’s Basketball season came to a close with a 54-47 loss to the Bowie Jackrabbits in the Region I Final, at the Chaparral Center in Midland. The Eagles finish the season with a 35-4 record. Congratulations to all players and coaches on an outstanding season.
Co-District Champs, Bi-District Champs, Area Champs, Quarterfinal Champs, Regional Semifinal Champs, Regional Finalists
Brock Lady Eagles Complete Outstanding Season
Congratulations to the Brock Lady Eagle Basketball Team on an outstanding basketball season that included an undefeated run in district play and culminated with the school’s 22nd appearance in the State Tournament. They finish the season with a record of 32-7.
District 7-3A Champs, Bi-District Champs, Area Champs, Quarterfinal Champs, Regional Semifinal Champs, Region I Champs, State Semifinalist
Brock Lady Eagle Basketball – District 7-3A Champs
The Brock Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Millsap last night 59-37 to complete a 12-0 sweep of District 7-3A. As District Champs the Lady Eagles will play Paradise in the Bi-District round of the playoffs. Paradise finished as the fourth place team in District 8. The Bi-District game location and time have yet to be determined. Congratulations to the Lady Eagles!
The UIL announced the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 reclassification and realignment for Football, Basketball and Volleyball (all other sports will be announced in March).
Brock will be in the following UIL district(s):
Region I District 4
Volleyball & Basketball
Region I District 7
Brock Junior High UIL Academic Team Wins District Championship
Brock Jr. High participated in the UIL competition at Tolar on Tuesday and brought home a District Championship. The 6th – 8th grade teams scored an amazing 1107 points winning each grade level. Sixth grade scored 366 points, 7th grade scored 374 and 8th grade scored 367. Congratulations to all participating students, teachers/coaches and administration on this outstanding achievement! To see individual results click on the link below.
Brock Elementary – District Champs – UIL Academics
Brock Elementary competed in the District UIL Academic contest December 5th. The Elementary team won 1st place overall with a combined score of 484.90 points to claim the District title over teams from Eastland, Peaster, Cisco, Tolar and Breckenridge. To see a complete breakdown of individual results click on the link below.
Brock Cross Country Runners Complete Outstanding Year
The Brock Cross Country season culminated with an appearance at the State Meet in Round Rock by Kylee Laverty for the girls and Luke Hamilton for the boys. Both boys and girls teams were District 7-3A Champs and both teams competed well at the Region I meet in Lubbock. Congratulations to both teams on an outstanding season.
Brock Marching Band Competes In The Area Competition
This has been a year of firsts for the Brock High School Marching Band. For the first time in school history the Brock Band advanced to the area level. While at the area level, the Band advanced to the finals and placed only 5 spots away from advancing to the state level. Previously the Brock High School Band competed in the Region 30 UIL marching competition and was unanimously voted by the judges to advance to the Area round. The band received all 1's. Brock was one of only two bands to be selected to advance out of the entire region. Congratulations to all Band Members and Coaches!