Blanco ISD received seven Gold Performance Acknowledgments from TEA, it was announced on Wednesday, November 2.
“This is an outstanding honor and accomplishment for our school district,” said superintendent Dr. Buck Ford. “Gold Performance awards are given to recognize high quality performance, which is over and above meeting a minimum expectation. I want to thank and congratulate everyone who was associated with this.”
Blanco High School received three awards: one for College Ready Graduates, one for Recommended High School Program, and one for Texas Success Initiative English Language Arts.
Blanco Middle School received one award: Commended Science.
The three awards received by the high school were also applied to the District.
High School principal Dustin Barton said, “The Gold Performance Acknowledgments BHS received are the result of the dedication of staff to increase student achievement. Gold Performance Acknowledgments for College Ready Graduates, Students on the Recommended High School Program, and the Texas Success Initiative in ELA demonstrate BHS’s commitment to Blanco ISD’s goal of preparing its students to be college and post-high school ready.”
High School language arts teacher Amanda Wier said, “When my scores came in last Spring, I almost danced through the halls! My students made me so proud! They worked hard, used all the strategies they had been taught, and went that extra degree.”
Middle School principal Jesse Salazar said, “I’d like to congratulate the science department for their accomplishment of achieving a Gold Performance Acknowledgment in 8th grade science. Thanks for what you all do in the service you provide for the students of Blanco Middle School.”
Eighth grade science teacher Natalie Jurischk said, “I am very proud of our eighth graders for all their hard work last year. They are a great group of kids that showed an interest in understanding and in helping each other better understand topics in our science classes.”