Burnet Middle School


'Say Something' at Burnet Middle School

Dear Editor,

Last week at Burnet Middle School, we trained our student body to “Say Something” if they suspect that a classmate is going to harm themselves or others. We wanted to share this training because we wouldn’t be able to live with ourselves if something happened to a classmate and we could have prevented it.

Part of our training is to teach our fellow students how to be “upstanders.” An upstander is someone who stands up, not stands by. They speak up for what’s right and are the kind of people who will “Say Something.”

No school is immune to violence and suicides. Everyone thinks “it won’t happen to here,” “it won’t happen to me.” But, anyone can be going through something that might make them consider violence. Anyone.


'Say Something' urges student awareness

Karen Bird, left, and Zoe Nicholl talk to Burnet Middle School seventh graders Monday morning, Oct. 16, during assembly about being alert to warning signs, signals and threats of school violence as part of 'Say Something' week.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Working on the belief every act of violence is preventable, Burnet Middle School Interact students taught their peers to “Say Something” Monday morning during assemblies at the school auditorium.

All week long, during homeroom, BMS students will learn strategies for speaking up if they see warning signs of impending violence or if they feel a student may harm himself or herself or others as part of “Say Something,” a program sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.

Under the tutelage of their sponsor, Sara Te, Interact students Katie Bird, Madi Stires, Mady Jones, Kylie Butcher and Zoe Nicholl showed videos to seventh graders Monday morning and led discussions about when it is appropriate to “Say Something.”


Two wins, a loss, and a tie for Pups



It was a mixed bag of outcomes last week when the Pups and the Gatesville Hornets did battle on the gridiron at Bulldog Stadium. The seventh-grade White team lost a close match falling just short, 14-8. The seventh-grade Green team improved their district record to 2-0 with a 28-0 win over Gatesville. The eighth-grade White team played well on both sides of the ball and settled for a 14-all tie. The eighth-grade Green team came away with a nice 36-6 victory. All teams will have a bye this week.


Seventh-grade White

The seventh-grade White team went to battle with a good Gatesville team last Thursday night and unfortunately suffered a tough loss, 14-8. Offensive standouts included Dakota Hopkins who had a 51-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. His success on the ground was aided by the blocking of Avery Holcomb, Angel Suazo, Tyler Gonzalez, Ivan Carreon, and James Leon.


Pups fall short to Ponies



In all four of Burnet’s middle school football games against Marble Falls last Thursday there were highlights for the Pups, but unfortunately none of the squads in green were able to post a win.

The seventh-grade White team fell short, 28-0; the seventh-grade Green team lost, 28-24; the eighth-grade White team was on the short side of a 14-0 ball game, and the eighth-grade Green team came up empty, 30-20.


Seventh-Grade White

The seventh-grade white team traveled to Marble Falls on Thursday and dropped their match against the Ponies, 28-0. Offensive standouts for Burnet included Adrian Hernandez and Carlos Olivera who led the Pups in rushing. Good blocking up-front was provided by Avery Holcomb, Jacob Peaster, Tyler Gonzalez, Ivan Carreon, and James Leon.


TEA announces accountability ratings for BCISD for 2016

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released 2016 campus and district ratings as part of the state accountability system, including those for the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD).

Campuses and districts can be rated as Met Standard or Improvement Required and the district as a whole rated as Met Standard, as well as Shady Grove and RJ Richey Elementary Schools, Burnet Middle School and Burnet High School, where a special exception was noted.

The only local campus receiving that lesser rating was Quest Alternative High School, which needs to meet two more of the four index targets—student achievement and closing performance gaps.

Burnet High School received the rating of Met Standard with a TEA caveat, as “the result of special processing of results affected by online testing issues that occurred in spring 2016.”


Burnet Middle School Supply List

Burnet Middle School Supply List

(Note: Individual teachers may request additional supplies)


6th Grade


1- 3 inch 3 ring binder

1- 24 count #2 pencil

1- Package red pens

1-Package black pens

1- Dividers (8 subjects)

1- Map pencils

1- Crayola markers

1- Notebook paper

3- Composition books or spirals (Math, English, Science)

1- Scissors

1- Glue

1- Ruler


(Bring for Classroom)



Clorox Wipes


7th Grade
1- 3 inch 3 ring binder

1- 24 count #2 pencil

1- Package red pens

1-Package black pens

1- Dividers for binder

1- Map pencils

1- Wide Crayola markers

1- Notebook paper

5- One subject wide ruled spiral

1- Pencil pouch for binder

4- Highlighters

1- Scissors


School Registration starts Aug. 1



With Burnet school summer ending, stores are gearing up with school supplies to start the 2016-17 school year and the schools are getting ready for their registration days.

All NEW student registration for Burnet High School, Quest High School Burnet Middle School, RJ Richey Elementary, Shady Grove Elementary and Bertram Elementary will be conducted on Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

New students of these campuses have a second opportunity to register on Aug. 15 and Aug. 16 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Parents of any new students to these campuses MUST contact 512-715-5413 or 512-715-5415 in order to make an appointment during these times.

Burnet High School registration dates for returning students will be Aug. 11 from noon- 7 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the High School Library.


Basketball game raises funds for cancer research

Professional and local basketball players will be hosting Score to Cure Cancer, a charity basketball game to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on May 21. 
The game will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Burnet Middle School gymnasium. Admittances is free for kids and students and $10 for adults. All proceeds will benefit the hospital. 
The game will include a halftime show including a small three-on-three tournament. Partipating teams will be selected by drawing. The winning team will play a game against three of the professional players at the event. 
For more information on the event, email jmaxhoops@gmail.com

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