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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013 • Photos
On Saturday, October 5, 2013 the Blanco High School Marching Band competed in the Hill Country Marching Festival in Fredericksburg. The Panther Band captured the Marching Award and Music Award for 2A bands. In overall rankings for 2A bands, the Blanco Band was awarded 1st Place. The previous Saturday, September 28, the Panther Band performed in the East Central Marching Competition and received the outstanding drumline and the outstanding drum major awards. The Blanco Band will compete again ...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013 • Photos
Just recently, seven freshmen Blanco FFA members participated in the Area VII FFA Greenhand Leadership Camp at James Madison High School in San Antonio. More than 250 first year FFA members from across the area took part in leadership building activities and workshops to help them develop a better understanding of the FFA and what it has to offer.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco FFA began the 2013-14 school year on a high note with strong showings this past week in contests at San Antonio and Seguin. Overall, more than 300 contestants participated in 8 different events with Blanco winning 6 of the 8 and placing 2nd in two others. In the Homesite competition, Blanco would finish 2nd at Bexar County and 1st at Comal-Guadalupe.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013 • Photos
On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Mrs. Marilyn Beasley from the Jacob’s Well Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Wimberley, visited Blanco Elementary School to present a program on the United States Constitution. Approximately 60 fifth graders not only increased their knowledge about the American Revolution, but also learned interesting facts about our constitution.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Panther band has been working for weeks getting ready for marching contest season. Fans can see their performance at halftime shows. “This is a big year for the Blanco Panther Band,” said band director Brian Hecimovich. “We have been working hard since the heat of summer to prepare for this year and the students are really stepping up to the challenges they face.” The Panther band is young—50 out of its 72 members are 8th and 9th graders.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013 • Photos
Just recently, more than 150 Blanco FFA members elected their 2013-14 officer team. Front row (L-R): Payton Savarino, Treasurer, Mason LeBlanc, President, and Dylan Bates, Reporter. Middle row (L-R): Student Representatives; Rance Dollahite, Kristen Bowman, Alley Penshorn, and Megan Wier. Back row (L-R): Bret Leigh Nance, Sentinel, Phil Alvarado, Secretary, and Logan Dodd, Vice President.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013 • Photos
This past week, 13 members of the Blanco FFA Chapter attended the annual Hill District FFA Leadership Camp in Fredericksburg. While there, over 150 FFA members from 14 schools across the Hill Country participated in leadership building activities in addition to completing business associated with FFA activities for the upcoming school year. BHS Junior, Logan Dodd, served as one of the camp’s planners and workshop presenters and is the current Hill District FFA Vice-President.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
The library at Blanco High School was crowded with veterans and community supporters at the September 9 meeting of BISD trustees. The outpouring of protest came in the wake of efforts of the school district to evict American Legion Post 352 and Auxiliary Unit 352 from a building directly behind Blanco Elementary School on 13th Street.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
The 2013—2014 school year got off to a great start on Monday. However, the Monday’s excitement was dampened on Tuesday when it was learned that high school counselor Michele Skillman had lost her battle with breast cancer. “We lost a dear and valuable member of our Blanco ISD family,” said Dr.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013 • Photos
Blanco was treated to a concert by the Panther Bnad on the grounds of the courthouse on August 20. Photos by Diana Schwind
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013 • Photos
Blanco ISD dedicated its newly renovated historical building in ceremonies held last Saturday. Approximately 300 people were in attendance. “This building has seen its good times and bad times, but it has persevered” said Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford. “These central exterior walls are original walls from the first 1884 school building. These walls on the east and west wings are original walls from the 1902 additions,” Ford continued. “Opening this building to students will make thi ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
Blanco ISD will formally dedicate its historical building with an open house this Saturday in ceremonies scheduled from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. “We’ve put a lot of planning into this,” said Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford. “The event is open to everyone.” The dedication will be the culmination of two-and-a-half years of renovations and improvements to the elementary campus. “The historical building is a community treasure,” said Ford.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 • Posted August 16, 2013
Blanco ISD Curriculum Director Rick Labuhn presented 2013 state Accountability Ratings to trustees at their August 12 meeting. The district and all three campuses met state standards on all four indices—Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, and Post-Secondary Readiness. Blanco Middle School earned Distinction Designation in two areas—Academic Achievement in Mathematics, and Top 25 Percent Student Progress; however, Hispanic and Economically-Disadvantaged Students ...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco High School Class of 1993 held their 20 year reunion on Saturday night, August 3, 2013, near Hamilton Pool Preserve at the home of Rachel and Chris Pepper (BHS ’93). Jason Wagenfehr (BHS ’93), son of Karen and Buster Wagenfehr, kicked off the event with the invocation. Dinner consisted of fresh sausage from Lester’s Meat Market (Blanco, TX), enchiladas from Mrs.