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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
Blanco I.S.D. will conduct our annual physical screening for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. All students that will be in 7th-12th grade that will be in athletics are required to have an annual physical screening before participating in athletics. Any student participating in athletics will have 2 weeks from the first day of the school year to present a completed physical examination form.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
The sixth grade band competed at the Lytle Band Festival on Thursday, May 1. The band received Division One Superior ratings from all three judges. The band’s musical selections included Homework Blues, Buglers Dream, and Beethoven’s 9th. “Way to go sixth grade band!,” said Band Director Brian Hecimovich.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School UIL Academic Team members successfully defended their title as Region IV Champions, edging out district rival Lago Vista last Friday and Saturday at Texas State University. Eleven students qualified for the state meet as BHS claimed three team championships and scored points in 10 different events. The meet turned quickly into a three-school show.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
High School counselor Michele Skillman, who lost her battle with cancer at the beginning of the school year, was remembered in a memorial ceremony conducted in front of Blanco High School on the morning of May7, her birthday. High School principal Dr. Dustin Barton welcomed those in attendance, which included Mrs.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School Spanish Club members celebrated Dia de Los Niño’s with some of Peggy’s Playhouse’s children. The kids got to enjoy both a SpongeBob piñata as well as a traditional burro piñata filled with candies, toys, and other assortments and prizes. Both the Spanish Club members as well as the kids had a great time celebrating Day of the Children.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
The following students were selected by their classroom teachers at Blanco Elementary as the student in their class who most exemplifies the trait of Fairness. A person who is fair, plays by the rules. They take turns and share. They are open minded and listen to others. They do not take advantage of others and don’t blame others carelessly. Congratulations to these students!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco FFA Entomology and Livestock Teams recently competed at the Texas State University Career Development Events in San Marcos and New Braunfels. Overall, more than 200 schools and 2,000 contestants participated in this year’s event. In the entomology division, Blanco would take home top honors placing 1st overall out of 27 schools.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
The April meeting of the Blanco Independent School District’s Board of Trustees began with the Spotlights on Students and Personnel. The Student Spotlight was presented by Middle School Principal Keitha St. Clair. She announced nine students that have recently broken BMS track records. “These kids have been phenomenal this year. It seems like every track meet… they break another record.” The events each student set a record in are: Will Granberg- 200 meter dash, Carly Haack- 4x100 rela ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Research shows that children who participate in high-quality PreK programs typically enter school more ready to learn than their peers. High quality means a PreK program that has a number of characteristics including effective teacher-student ratios, teachers with college degrees who are certified in early childhood education, and curriculum that includes learning colors, numbers, letters and reading preparation.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
The seventh annual Project Graduation Fishing Tournament was held at the LBJ Marina in Cotton Wood Shores on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Twenty-four, two person teams participated in this fun event to support the BHS Class of 2014, the most teams ever. Ten limits were caught, 68 fish with an average weight of 2.66 lbs.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco FFA recently competed at the Tarleton State University Invitational Career Development Events in Stephenville this past week. Overall, there were 469 schools and more than 9,000 contestants competing at this year’s event, making it the largest youth competitive event in the world. In the overall ranking for sweepstakes, which takes into account the individual success of each school’s contestants, Blanco placed 3rd overall behind Stephenville and James Madison.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco FFA Entomology team placed 2nd overall at the James Madison FFA Invitational Career Development Events in San Antonio on Saturday, March 22nd. Individually, Rance Dollahite finished 5th overall, followed by Megan Wier 6th, Ian Kirkland 8th, and Deanna Sevilla 9th. Other team members doing well and finishing in the top 20 included Cheyenne Klein, Connor Anderson, Joaquin Olmedo and Jessica Sevilla. These same students will continue to prepare for upcoming invitational competitions at ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Elementary students generated over $10,000 in donations as part of a PTO-sponsored Walk-a-Thon held at the Blanco Elementary parking lot on March 6. The $10,000 raised matched results from last year’s Walk-a-Thon “We had 100% participation, because our Walk-a-Thon is held during PE classes,” said principal Linda Romano. “Most teachers also walked.” The PTO provided water, fruit, and an end-of-the-walk treat of popcorn for all students.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
Blanco’s One Act Play, Medea, captured top honors at the District 27-AA OAP contest held last Saturday in Llano. Blanco entered the OAP contest trailing Lago Vista 574-572 in district UIL competition, but Blanco’s 40-point performance on Saturday was more than enough to secure the District UIL Academic championship for the Panthers. “Quite a few of my cast and crew are in other UIL events, so we were all well aware of the standings going into Saturday,” said OAP director Amy Arlitt.