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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.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School’s Theatrical Design team had a very strong showing at the State Competition last Wednesday. Unlike other competitive events, the UIL does not separate the conferences for the Theatrical Design Contest. BHS’s team competed against all conferences 1A-5A. Team members include Juniors Celia Kasberg and Talon Cain, and Freshmen Hannah Hulbert and Riley Watt. “To us, it really feels like a State Championship!” said sponsor Amy Arlitt.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014 • Photos
On Tuesday May 27, an Honorary Commitment Ceremony was held in the Blanco High School Library for Donald Boumans and John Hodge. Boumans will be joining the Army, and Hodge will be joining the Coast Guard.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
In a press release issued by Blanco ISD on May 26, 2014, school officials issued a formal statement regarding an alleged End of Course exam testing violation. According to the press release, “The allegation [reported on Wednesday, May 21] was that students were provided with some answers to the US History End of Course test before the test’s May 9 administration.” The next day, Blanco ISD received notification from TEA officials that they suspected that a testing violation did indeed o ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014 • Photos
Senior Alexis Leonard is given the John Philip Sousa Award by Band Director Brian Hecimovich. Senior Kasie Dowdy received the Director’s Award at the Spring Band Concert.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014 • Photos
Larry Kuebel and Tim Nance were sworn in as BISD School Trustees on Wednesday, May 14. BISD Administrative Assistant Landa Lassberg performed the ceremony at the BISD administrative offices.

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