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Posted December 1, 2014
The Elementary and Middle School Academic Meets have been re-scheduled: From: Friday, December 12 To: Thursday, December 11 The early release scheduled for Friday, December 12, at 12:00 noon has likewise been re-scheduled to Thursday, December 11, at 12:00 noon. The purpose of these moves is to avoid a conflict with a possible football playoff game. Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Led by members of last year’s regional championship squad, BHS speech and debate members had a successful run in October with seven students placing at four different tournaments. UIL State Congress Qualifiers Thomas Kirkscey and Drew Ritter qualified for the 3A UIL State Congress at the district contest at Pflugerville High School on October 25.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
Senior FFA member Payton Savarino has been named the FFA Student of the Month for October. Currently, Payton is the 2014-15 Chapter Secretary and has served as an officer of the Blanco FFA for the past two years. She was also elected by her peers as this year’s FFA Sweetheart and was also the FFA Homecoming Representative. Payton has been a key member on several leadership and judging teams that have won numerous district and area titles while advancing and placing high at state.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014 • Photos
The students pictured were selected as the person in their class who most exemplifies the character trait of Responsibility! Congratulations! Top row: Ananda, Cole, Noe, Evelyn, Ashlinn, and Macy. Middle row: Baylee, Erika, Andrea, Katelyn, Cassandra, Colby, Cesar, and Ayanna. Bottom row: Jenna, Donovan, Amelia, Ashton, Silus, Jolene, Briley, and Clayton.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
After a very busy and successful start to the school year with land, range, homesite and plant ID teams all qualifying for state, the Blanco FFA competed in their first leadership development event of the fall as they participated in the 5th Annual Texas State University Invitational Leadership Development Events in San Marcos this past week.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Blanco ISD would like to extend an invitation to veterans and their families to participate in Veterans Day activities on November 11, 2014. At 8:10 AM, the Middle School will conduct a flag raising ceremony and honor veterans. There will be some comments about Veterans Day, and the award winning Blanco High School Panther Band will play the National Anthem and a medley of the service songs. At 8:45 AM, a reception for veterans will follow at the High School library.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco FFA Land, Range, Homesite and Plant ID teams recently competed in the Area VII FFA Fall Career Development Events at the Joshua Springs Park and Preserve in Kendall County. More than 350 contestants from across the area competed for the privilege of advancing to their respective state contests this coming spring.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
A group of students from the Blanco High School Leo Club and National Honor Society participated in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Austin 2014. The Walk raised critical dollars for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to deliver a continuous flow of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for people living with T1D.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
Students in Laura Salazar’s fourth and fifth grade art classes will be displaying their artwork at an exhibition hosted by the RedBud Cafe from October 30 to November 14. “Students have been exploring the concepts of composition, color theory, the interplay of lightness and shadow, exploration of rendering portraits, and creating with a variety of mediums.” said Salazar. “The fifth grade artists work in more of an independent type of framework.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
At the Blanco ISD School Board of Trustees Meeting held October 13, Middle School Principal Keitha St. Clair presented the Spotlight on Students. “We are awarding these students tonight because they have fulfilled our school theme for this year, ‘BMS is all about respect.’ By that we mean respect for self, respect for others, respect for learning, and respect for the school and community.” said St.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014 • Photos
For the month of September, the Blanco FFA Chapter would like to recognize senior Logan Dodd as the FFA Student of the Month. Logan is currently the Blanco FFA President and has been a valuable member of the Blanco FFA Chapter for the past four years. He has been a very successful team member and participant in numerous leadership and career development events such as Plant ID, Range and Pasture, ENR, Livestock, Chapter Conducting, Sr.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Members of the Blanco FFA Chapter offered a helping hand to Mrs. Arlitt and her middle school PRIDE class by sponsoring an entomology contest this past Thursday at the BHS Ag Shop. This event served as part of the first six weeks PRIDE activities that the middle school students were involved in and learning about.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
The Panther Band received straight 1s from all three judges at the Region 12 UIL Marching Contest on October 11.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Back row: Lindsay Grimes- Football; Merritt Johnson- Leo Club; Jackelynn Pina- FCCLA; Jamie McClinton- Spanish Club; Ashley Hall- NFL; Cheyenne Klein- FCA; Kari Graham- Volleyball. Front row: Abbie Culton- Student Council; Charlsey Smith- Cheerleading; Breanna Collins- Cross Country; Courtney Marshall- NHS; Mariah Ackerson- Band; Payton Savarino- FFA. The Homecoming Parade begins at 6:00 this evening followed by a Pep Rally at Panther Stadium.