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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.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School played host to the District 27-AA UIL meet last week, and it featured a classic battle of academic titans that refused to fall. Lago Vista came out of Wednesday night’s clash clinging to a 574-572 lead over Blanco. “We knew going in that we'd have a tough district meet against Lago Vista,” said UIL coordinator Russell Kirkscey. “They’re always very strong.” Blanco and Lago Vista dominated the meet, with each school placing 3-4 students in many individual event ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
In celebration of Texas History Month, fourth graders at Blanco Elementary were visited by David Crockett of Tennessee. Crockett had with him his Traveling History Trunk filled with items and replicas dating back to the time of the Republic of Texas. The Trunk, provided by The Daughters of The Republic of Texas (DRT), contains items such as: cooking utensils, dried food items, water gourds, toys and games, cloth doll, candle mold, powder horn, pioneer dress, cone sugar, block tea, corn cob pipe ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014 • Photos
The old portables are notably absent from in front of Blanco Elementary School, having been removed over Spring Break. Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford told Blanco County News that there are no immediate plans for renovating the area.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Panther High School Band competed at the UIL Region 12 Concert and Sight-Reading Competition. The Band is given a score of Divisions 1 through 5. 1 is considered Superior, 2 - good, 3 - Average, 4 - Needs Improvement, and 5 is Poor. The bands compete at 2 separate competitions: A concert competition where there are 3 prepared musical selections selected from a UIL-approved list and a competition in Sight-Reading where the band plays a piece of music they have never seen before with n ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School seniors showed off their pancake flipping skills at the annual Project Graduation Pancake Supper sponsored by the Blanco Lions Club. Seniors would like to send a special thanks to the Lions Club, the United Methodist Church and everyone who came out to support the seniors. The next Project Graduation event is the Annual Golf Tournament on March 23 at Vaaler Creek Golf Course starting at 1:00.