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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
On Patriot Day, the BHS Student Council officers and their sponsor commemorated September 11th by volunteering at the “Welcome Home Ceremony” honoring SPC (Ret.) Justin Lane in Canyon Lake. Seniors Dylan Bates, Payton Savarino, and Jamie McClinton and teacher Amanda Wier helped make final touches to the home built for SPC Lane by the Helping a Hero organization.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Blanco County Lucky Leaf 4-H Club held its first meeting of the year at the Blanco Bowling Club. Guest speakers were Tim Moss County Extension Agent and Doug Smith member of the Blanco County Youth Council. Members were given an overview of rule changes for the 2015 County Livestock Show in January.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
Students who were new to Blanco Elementary this school year participated in the new student breakfast. They received a tour of the school as well as coupons to meet staff who are essential to daily life at Blanco Elementary.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Panther Band held a Sunset concert Tuesday, August 19 on the Courthouse grounds for it’s large fan base. They played samples from their 2014 show music, featuring Superhero themed pieces. They ended the concert with the school song and the fight song. Photo by Diana Schwind.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
At the regular meeting of the Blanco ISD Board of Trustees, a request for the Blanco County and Gillespie County 4-H organization be sanctioned as extracurricular activities. If approved, public school students would be considered “in attendance” when participating in off-campus activities with these groups. The Blanco and Gillespie County extension agents would also need to be approved as adjunct faculty members.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
The 2014 fall season will kick off this Wednesday, Aug. 20 during the 9th Annual Meet the Panthers event! Join the Blanco All Sports Booster Club in the High School gym at 6 to enjoy pizza, get this football season’s shirt, order all the necessary Panther gear, and sign up to be a part of the Booster Club! Jay Tope, of, will once again be emcee for the event, and beginning at approximately 6pm, will announce the 2014 Blanco Panther football and volleyball players, cheerleaders, ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014 • Photos
Several members of the Blanco FFA Chapter recently attended the annual State FFA Convention in Ft. Worth where they were recognized on stage for their accomplishments. In all, more than 10,000 FFA members from across the state attended this year’s convention. Among the first to be recognized on stage was Brenna Wallace as she was an area winner and state finalist for the Star Greenhand Award which recognizes the most outstanding first year FFA members. In addition, Kari Graham, Dylan Bates ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Elementary would like to thank Lowe’s and the community for their support. All of these supplies were received through the collection of cash register receipts from Lowe’s. Supplies include signs to be used around campus as needed, playground equipment for the students, incentives to be used for good behavior/attendance, pencils, as well as many other items.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
The Blanco Independent School District Board of Trustees held a short meeting on Monday, July 14. The Board approved a schedule for teacher appraisals in accordance with the Professional Development and Appraisal System. This is the annual teacher evaluation which begins on September 12 when Part 1 of the Teacher’s self-report will be due.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014 • Photos
Attending the Texas Farm Bureau’s 51st annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) held at Tarleton State University, June 16-20, were Drew Ritter and Thomas Kirkscey. The students were sponsored by Blanco County Farm Bureau. They joined more than 305 high school juniors and seniors from over 120 counties across the state. The purpose of the conference is to provide the students with a better understanding of their American heritage, the capitalistic free enterprise system, and to inspire leade ...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014 • Photos
Three local members from the Blanco FFA Chapter attended the Area VII FFA Leadership Camp in Bastrop at Camp McKinney Roughs. FFA members attending the camp spent three days taking part in leadership building activities while also learning about important issues involving the FFA that will be voted on at the upcoming State FFA Convention in Ft.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Elementary School Accelerated Reading (AR) Millionaires celebrated their reading achievement with lunch at Oak Creek Café and a showing of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in the elementary library. Each of these students read at least one million words in the Accelerated Reading program during the 2013-2014 school year.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
Blanco ISD’s School Board Meeting on June 9 began with the election of new officers. Matt Herndon will stay in his position of President. Kirk Felps was elected to take over the position of Vice President. Bernie San Miguel was elected to the position of Secretary. Transportation Director John Moore gave a short update and report on the ISD’s fleet.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
Panther Stadium was filled with family and friends on Friday, June 6, as the Class of 2014 received their Diplomas. Student Speakers were; Kristin Watt, Alexandria Penshorn, Rance Dollahite, and Joshua McCaslin. Callie Jane Nance gave the Valedictory address and Cove Chick gave the Salutatory Address. Gina Blankenburg gave the Commencement address.