Posted Date: 12/14/2017
Season’s Greetings! The winter break is already here, and I can’t believe the school year is moving so quickly. What a great year it has been so far!
In an effort to give our teachers and students the valuable tools they need to pursue academic excellence, our technology department continues to implement a huge technology initiative to update our infrastructure. This initiative includes greater wireless capabilities throughout the district, installing switches to improve the efficiency of existing equipment and adding devices throughout the district. How great that our staff and students will reap the benefits of a project approved by the community just a couple of years ago.
Last month, the Pedernales Electric Cooperative featured the District’s Energy Conservation contest on their website. We recently got exciting news from the PEC --- the story about our contest was so well received that it is being picked up by the Texas Coop Power magazine. The magazine is free to PEC members, with a circulation of over 200,000 readers. The story will appear in the January 2018 issue.
The 78th Blanco County Youth Show and Sale will be held January 4-6, 2018. The show is open to all active and eligible members of Blanco County 4-H and FFA programs. Youth from across Blanco County will converge on the county show barns in Johnson City for the event. Thursday's schedule includes judging of shop projects, rabbits, poultry, market steers, market lambs and exhibit hall entries. Judging will continue on Friday with meat goats, Little Britches goat show and market hogs. The exhibit hall will be open on Friday for project viewing and silent auction. On Saturday, January 6, the premium sale will begin at 1:00 PM. The youth exhibitors have spent countless hours and hard-earned money preparing for this show. Please come out and show your support.
I have had the pleasure of meeting with many community members as we begin to form committees to gather input for strategic planning. We currently have community members serving on committees such as: District of Innovation, Education Foundation and Growth & Planning. We will continue to reach out to others over the coming months to continue building a strong partnership between BISD and the Blanco community.
January is School Board Recognition Month. I extend my gratitude to all school board members, past and present, who have committed their time and service to the children of our community and the continuous improvement in student learning. As advocates for public education, the school board has a tremendous responsibility, and I appreciate their efforts in establishing a solid foundation for the Blanco Independent School District.
The Blanco ISD campuses and offices will be closed from December 16 through January 2. Staff will return on Wednesday, January 3 for Professional Development activities and to prepare for the return of our students to classes on January 8, 2018.
Have a wonderful holiday season! As we look back on the past with pride, we look forward to the future with promise.
Superintendent, Blanco ISD