Burnet Consolidated ISD didn’t let a pandemic stop it from honoring and celebrating its staff this weekend at Burnet High School — or saluting them with a “bang.”
Normally, the district holds a Back to School breakfast for all employees and convocation ceremony to weclcome back returning staff and make new ones feel at home. Instead, BCISD kicked off the school year Sunday, Aug. 9, with an evening drive-in celebration at the high school.
Superintendent Keith McBurnett shared a message with staff that was simulcast on a local radio station, followed by a two-minute fireworks display.
“I miss that we are not all gathered in the same auditorium right now, but what I do love about tonight, is that our families are joining us in the celebration — which is typically not possible,” McBurnett said. “That is the silver lining for tonight, and I want to challenge all of us to find the silver lining in everything we do this school year — even as we face known and unknown challenges ahead.
“Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians chapter 2, verse 10, ‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ In other words, you were made for this, and that is our theme for the 2020-2021 school year, ‘Made for This.’
“You were made to make a difference in the lives of our students,” McBurnett said. “You were made to CRAFT the FUTURE. You were made to be a Burnet Bulldog. You were made for Burnet CISD. Whatever your role, you were made for this. Whatever the challenges that are ahead of us, you were made for this. You were made for the 2020-2021 school year. God bless each one of you, this community, and our school district.”
After McBurnett’s remarks, a fireworks display by Big Dog Pyro was set off at the baseball field southwest of the parking lot to the song “Made for This” by Carrolton.