J.L. Boren Elementary: Past, Present and Future!
A look into our school's history:
James Leslie Boren, our school's beloved namesake, was born January 20, 1920 in Reager Springs, Texas. He moved to Fort Worth as a child and attended school there. After graduating from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, he attended TCU and later received a full scholarship to Texas A&M University. He served his country as a Coast Guard during WWII as a Chief Petty Officer from 1942-1946. Mr. Boren served his time in the service and returned to Fort Worth in 1946 after being honorably discharged. He married his wife, Nora Brinkley one year prior to moving back to the DFW area. His education led him to the engineering department for Texas Electric Company. In 1948, Mr. and Mrs. Boren came to Mansfield to begin a dedicated service to the community and the school district.
Bud, as his friends fondly called him, was so active in the community that he was appointed to the School Board to complete an unexpired term in 1961. He was elected president in 1964 and served in that capacity until 1971. His attendance was impeccable, missing only one meeting in seven years to see a new grandchild. During his term of service as president, he led the board to the expansion of special education programs, language courses, counseling and guidance programs, adult education and two vocational programs. His wife notes, "...he loved and served this district and would have supported it." Mr. Boren died in a motorcycle accident while visiting his daughter in 1978. J.L. Boren Elementary was dedicated November 4, 1979. Ahead of its time, the new J.L. Boren Elementary School, was the first school in the state to have a totally solar energy system that supplies hot water, both for heating and cooling.
Things to know about J.L. Boren's present status:
We are a Texas Education Agency Recognized Campus!
School Mascot - Bears
School Colors - Blue & Yellow
Grades Taught - PLC (Preschool Language Class), & Kindergarten - 4th grade
Teacher/Student Ratio - 1:22
Special Programs: Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and ESL (English as a Second Language)
J.L. Boren Elementary: A glimpse of our exciting FUTURE!
We are especially excited to be a part of J.L. Boren Elementary this year as big, exciting changes are coming our way! With grateful hearts, we will celebrate our final year in our present, 34-year-old building structure that has housed innumerous precious memories and milestones for thousands of wonderful children and their families. We are preparing to embark on an exciting (and sentimental) journey that will carry us into temporary residence at Judy Miller Elementary for the 2013-2014 school year (and potentially into the 2014-2015 school year) while a brand new, beautiful, state-of-the-art school is created on our home campus to house future generations of outstanding students!
We will celebrate a joyous "Homecoming" return to our present location for the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year! It's a great time to be a Boren Bear!
To learn more about the location of our temporary campus for 2013-2014 (Judy Miller Elementary), click HERE.
To view a slideshow that details the construction of the new J.L. Boren that is scheduled for completion in Fall, 2014, click HERE.