Burnet High School

Wed
06
Nov

Thompson delivers powerful Red Ribbon speech

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Marble Falls native Donald Wayne Thompson shared his tumultuous story of drug addiction and recovery with Burnet High School students at the close of Red Ribbon Week on Friday, Nov. 1, sharing the results of his bad choices and encouraging students to refrain from trying drugs, as he did when he was high school sophomore.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet High School students learned the heartbreaking truths of drug addiction at a special presentation by Marble Falls native Donald Wayne Thompson, who recently gained the strength to overcome a controlling drug addiction, but not before a lifetime of heartache and unhappy twists and turns.

“In early high school I made a decision that would tear my life apart for the next 20-plus years,” Thompson said. “Every dream, hope, aspiration I had that I wanted to be, the things I loved in my life, it tore them away from me when I started my addiction. Family friends, all of it I threw away.”

Raised by a single father, Thompson grew up on small town values and drugs were never a part of his life. He was an A-B student and was involved in football and track, and had aspirations to make it to the professional rodeo scene.

Wed
14
Aug

Burnet CISD fall sports have arrived for 2019 season

Wayne Craig/Special to the Bulletin
Burnet back, Jaxson Denton, makes a move on a defender while picking up a block on the outside by Devonte Miller. The Dawgs spent Saturday morning participating in an intersquad scrimmage at Bulldog Stadium. This Friday, Aug. 16, Burnet will travel to Burger Stadium for a scrimmage against Crockett.

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig
Special to the Bulletin •

While the temperatures are screaming it’s still summertime take a quick drive around the BHS Campus and you will be able to spot fall all around. At just about anytime from early morning to late evening you can find a group of Bulldogs or Lady Dawgs preparing for their upcoming season, and some of those have already begun to play.

Volleyball

Wed
14
Aug

Burnet CISD Trustees call for bond election

BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett
Special to the Bulletin •

The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call for a bond election on Nov. 5, 2019. The election is for one proposition totaling $33.1 million.

The Board of Trustees will meet again on Aug. 26 to approve a tax rate decrease of 7.5 cents for the 2019-2020 school year. This will represent the fourth year in a row the Board of Trustees has approved lowering the tax rate, and the proposed $1.185 tax rate is lower than the tax rate prior to the 2014 Bond Program.

Wed
19
Jun

BCISD Trustees approve hiring new band directors

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Two new band directors will make their home at Burnet CISD this coming school year. On Monday, June 17, the Burnet CISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Nick Stephenson as the Head Band Director for the Burnet High School Band.
Stephenson comes from Panhandle ISD, where he was the Head Director of the sixth-place 2017 UIL State Marching band. Last year, his band finished 12th at the State Marching contest, and was a UIL Sweepstakes Band for the past two years.

Stephenson's knowledge and experience will bring him to Burnet to replace former head Band Director Jason Jones, who accepted a position at San Angelo ISD as the Band Director for the 6A Central High School.

Wed
08
May

UnderDAWGS bring culinary craft to cook off

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

Burnet High School UnderDAWGS members Caden Hart (left) and Brandon Schwausch saturate their brisket slices to give judges the perfect juicy bite at the State of Texas High School BBQ Cook Off Saturday, May 4 at BHS. The UnderDAWGS placed 11th overall with fifth place dessert, ninth place beans, 11th place chicken, and sixth place brisket.

Wed
08
May

Right on 'cue!

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

Burnet FFA member Jordan Erickson examines her team's ribs with the assistance of teammate Justin Buchanan before turn-in at the State of Texas High School BBQ Cook-Off Saturday, May 4 at Burnet High School. The team ended the day with first place chicken, eighth place dessert, and 13th place brisket, going home in eight place overall.

Wed
13
Mar

Shattered Dreams

Nathan Hendrix/Burnet Bulletin

 

At the left, Burnet High School junior Tatum Davis delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in this year's Shattered Dreams presentation at the high school. Davis is acting like she's being consoled by a classmate after witnessing two other students lose their lives in a car collision simulation. Meanwhile, at the right, senior Sheaffer Teague is put in handcuffs and escorted to the back of a squad car after the simulated deaths of two of his classmates due to his impaired driving. Teague was booked on two counts of simulated vehicular manslaughter during the presentation, which aims to warn students about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Fri
04
Jan

Hard work brings stock show success to Schwausch

Contributed
Left: BHS Senior Brandon Schwausch and his brother, Bryce, have both been showing broilers at the Burnet County Livestock Show for years. The two have won many recognitions and enjoy being a part of their projects. Here, they are both pictured at the 2018 show, in which they and their broilers performed very well.
Right: Schwausch ensures his broilers are fed properly and well taken care of at his home as he prepares them for the 2019 Burnet County Livestock Show, which will continue now through Saturday, Jan. 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The New Year has made its appearance, and on its heels the 2019 Burnet County Livestock Show. Students from Burnet and surrounding counties have been preparing for this weekend from sun-up to sun-down, and have dedicated their time, hard work, and determination to bring their best stock and Agricultural Mechanics projects to the show.

Burnet High School senior Brandon Schwausch has been showing broilers since sixth grade, and has performed well throughout his Livestock Show career. He even earned Reserve Grand Champion his first year competing.

“My parents have been a huge help this whole time,” Schwausch said. “I couldn't do anything without them, or my ag teachers, especially Mr. (Brandon) Evans. It is amazing to have a teacher like him.”

Thu
19
Jul

Burkhart named Region 13 outstanding principal

Casey Burkhart, Principal of Burnet High School in Burnet, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as the Region 13 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.  TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions.  Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. As a Region 13 winner, Mr. Burkhart is eligible to compete for the state title of Texas Principal of the Year.

Wed
23
Aug

Burnet CISD lowers tax rate by four cents

Monday, Aug. 21, was a busy day for the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, and not just because it was the first day of school.

After holding a public hearing earlier in the evening, the BCISD Board of Trustees adopted the 2017-2018 budget of $28 million and a tax rate that includes a four-cent reduction in the overall tax rate from $1.32 per $100 valuation to $1.28 per $100 valuation during its regular monthly meeting.

The reduction in tax rate will take place in the interest and sinking rate, which covers interest on bond debt for facilities. The district will drop its I&S rate from 28 cents per $100 valuation to 24 cents per $100 valuation. The district's maintenance and operations rate, which covers operating costs like salaries, benefits and utility bills, will remain the same as last year at $1.04 per $100 valuation.

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