Education and Schools

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24
May

BMS receives 'Start with Hello' grand prize

By Amy Prayer
Burnet Bulletin
Burnet Middle School had reason to celebrate Wednesday, May 17, when the school received a $2,500 grand prize from the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation (SHP) for its work on the “Start with Hello” Project since February.
“The work you have done to show support for each other, your community, just hits me really hard in my heart,” said Nicole Hockley, founder and managing director of SHP. “That's why I wanted to be here today to say thank you.
“I last visited you in the middle of your Start with Hello week in February, and from that moment you impressed me, and then seeing the results of that week and seeing what you all did is truly amazing. We are here to honor all of you today, for bringing this change to Burnet.”

Wed
17
May

Senior Bulldogs earn honors scholarships at annual event

L: The 2017 Ed Abernathy Scholarship Award was presented to Burnet seniors Kyle Cavender and Madelinne Deitrick at Tuesday nights program.

R: Burnet seniors Drew Kiser and Reagan Giesenschlag were honored at Tuesday nights awards program with the Cliff Vandeventer scholarship award.

 

Wed
17
May

April Students of the Month

L: 8th Grade, Harlee Quintero, Stevenson Williams. M: 7th Grade, Rylea Whitus, Mark Barnes. R: 6th Grade, Grace Gates, Lance Murphy.

8th Grade
Stevenson Williams is the son of John and Donna Williams.  Stevenson’s favorite subject is American History.  Stevenson’s favorite sport is basketball.  Stevenson has several siblings including Aaron, Tiffany, Noah, Jen, Martine, & Job.  Stevenson’s plans include joining the military.  Stevenson always has a smile for his teachers and the other students.  Stevenson works hard every day to achieve success at school.
Harlee Quintero is the daughter of Kay Jackson.  Harlee enjoys history and says it is her favorite class.  Harlee’s favorite sport is volleyball and she plans to play for BHS is the fall.  Harlee has 2 sisters, Kayla and Lexi.  When asked why she thought she was chosen as student of the month she replied, “I think I got student of the month because I always try my best!”
 
7th grade

Wed
17
May

New Burnet CISD trustees

Wed
17
May

'We are the champions'

Burnet CISD director of human resources Contessa Huffman, left, and Burnet High School principal Casey Burkhart unveil a new banner that will hang at the high school all year to honor the UIL Social Studies team, which won the state title last month. The team is comprised of Trevor Holman, Sabrina Franco, Meghan Hoefling, Audrey Anderson and Jordin Belmarez. Holman scored a 94 and was crowned individual state champion during his first year of competition, while Franco, a senior, finished fifth individually. All of the students were recognized at the Monday, May 15, board meeting, along with team coach Hunter Hobbs. The team score of 225 was not only enough to win Class 4A, but would have won every other classification except 6A, where Burnet would of tied for first. It is believed to be the first UIL state team championship in Burnet history.

Wed
17
May

State art winners

Rustyn Drake, left, and Martin Palacios each won a state medal at the Visual Art Scholastic Event in San Antonio last month. A third artist, Rayne Trombly, not pictured, won the regional contest. All three were honored at the Burnet CISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday, May 15, by their teacher, Kim Timmons.

Wed
03
May

'Let's Celebrate!'

L: Longtime friends Sierra Simpson and Heather Hoefling share a smile as they catch their breath at the conclusion of their Lunar Eclipse performance on Thursday.

R: Burnet junior Audriana Reyes flashes a smile to the crowd while completing a pirouette during last week’s Spring Show in Burnet. It was the 38 production of the annual Highlandette event. This year’s show was produced by Caity Clinton and was titled Let’s Celebrate. The Highlandette Spring Show is an honored tradition in Burnet that was started by Caity Clinton’s mother, Deidra Robertson.

 

Wed
03
May

District adopting Literacy 2020 to address reading instruction

All research indicates that reading is the foundation of all other learning, and it is no secret that the math, science and social studies STAAR tests measure students’ ability to read as much as their knowledge about the content. There have been lots of good things happening in Burnet CISD in terms of reading instruction, but there has never been one systematic and structured approach utilized across all grade levels throughout the district. To address this issue, the district has developed an initiative it is calling Literacy 2020.

Wed
03
May

State Champs!

The Burnet High School UIL Social Studies team has won a state title, finishing first at the recent UIL State Meet. Team members, from left, Audrey Anderson, Meghan Hoefling, Jordin Belmarez, Sabrina Franco and Trevor Holman proudly display their medals and Best of State plaque. To add as the "icing on the cake,' Trevor Holman is the individual state champion! UIL Coach Hunter Hobbs said, "I'm just super proud of all these kids. They are blessed with extremely talented minds, but they also worked extremely hard to achieve a level of excellence that no other team in the state could match."

Wed
03
May

BCISD promotes principals

L: Sullivan M: BJ Gates R: Rick Gates

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor
Burnet Bulletin
Two Burnet Consolidated Independent School District assistant principals were promoted after the board of trustees took action Monday night during a special called meeting.
Shady Grove Elementary assistant principal Bonnie Sullivan was promoted to principal by the board Monday night. She will succeed current principal Jonathan Purser, who is leaving the district to pursue another position.
RJ Richey Elementary assistant principal Betty Jo (BJ) Gates was promoted to principal of her school. She will succeed principal Jill Wittekiend, who is retiring after 31 total years in education, including 11 with Burnet CISD.

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