• School Bus Safety & Driver Appreciation Week is October 20-24, 2014
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  • Buy Your Football Tickets Early
    General admission tickets for District Varsity Football Games are now available at all campuses each week Monday through Friday until 3:30 PM each day in the office. The tickets are valid for away games as well as home games. Discounted price sold on campus is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. All tickets at the gate are $6.00.
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  • October is Principals' Month
    As school leaders, principals are entrusted with our most valuable resource - the next generation of leaders. Principals are more than just caretakers of their schools.  Principals are expected to be educational leaders, disciplinarians, community builders, spokesmen, budget analysts and guardians of policy mandates and initiatives.  Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed the month of October to be Principals' Month to recognize the contributions of elementary, middle and high school principals. Bandera ISD would like to recognize its campus administrators:  Gary Bitzkie, Principal at BHS, Ginna Marks, Assistant Principal at BHS, Richard Joyer, Assistant Principal at BHS; Donald Tosh, Principal at BMS, Dayle Heiner, Assistant Principal at BMS; Scott Tipton, Principal at Alkek, Chip Jackson, Assistant Principal at Alkek; Laura Klein, Principal at Hill Country, Kristy Geyer, Assistant Principal at Hill Country. 
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  • Website News
    The new Bandera ISD website is currently under construction. If you need assistance finding a link or document, please feel free to call 830-796-6300.
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  • BHS College Fair
    Bandera High School will host its annual College Fair on Wednesday, November 5 from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM in the Bandera High School Cafeteria. For more information contact the BHS Counseling Office at 830-796-6268 or 830-796-6269.
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Superintendent's Message for October
Building a Platform for Success

Bandera ISD has earned some great accolades over the past few months. Bandera Middle School and Bandera High School received Distinction Designations in addition to their overall student performance on the state STAAR assessments. Alkek and Hill Country Elementary also received the Met Standard designation from the state. Bandera High School's ACT and SAT scores continue to rise above other districts of our size in the Hill Country area. College Readiness information provided by the College Board indicates that Bandera High School again rose above many other high schools our size in our area. While student academic success is our goal,  so is student well being. Our administration and staff have already participated in many hours of  training in academic areas, special program areas and in student mental health awareness training. These training opportunities are helpful in guiding us to assist our children.

Often, conversations in the public media present only one aspect of the daily life of BHS students and staff. Federal and state laws guide BISD staff and administration on student confidentiality and do not allow us to publically discuss certain aspects of our daily decisions in regards to students or staff.  The staff at BISD spends countless hours preparing their lessons and planning for student success every day. They have a committed heart to BISD student success in all aspects of learning. In addition, our district has a strong commitment to students' after school programs; providing countless hours of support in practicing and preparation for UIL academics, agriculture, fine arts, career and technology, and athletics activities.

Parents and community members' picture of campus life is often over-shadowed by attendance law, testing requirements and other state statutes that govern public school. Please know that all of us are focused on your child and your child’s success. If you feel that there is something that you want to discuss further with a campus principal or myself, never hesitate to contact us for additional information or support. My office number is 830-796-3313.

Delayed By Rain, Homecoming Festivities Rescheduled

Due to thunderstorms and lightning on Friday, September 26, pre-game Homecoming festivities will be rescheduled to Friday, October 24 before the Bulldog Varsity game against the Taylor High Ducks.  The Bandera High School Homecoming Court will be presented at 6:55 PM and the King and Queen will be named at 7:00 PM on that day. No Parade of Decades will be held. No makeup game is scheduled due to the cancellation on Friday night.  

Patrons and students will be able attend the Bandera Middle School games on Thursday, October 2 at Bulldog Stadium against Tom Moore Middle School  from Ingram without charge in lieu of Friday night’s cancelled game.   BMS teams will play Ingram at home on October 2, with 7th grade “A” playing at 5 PM and the 8th grade “A” playing at 6 PM.  These games are the last non-district games played at Bulldog Stadium.

Even though the game on Friday, September 26 was cancelled, the game costs must still be paid due to the agreement negotiated by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO). By state contract, the four required referees are paid a percentage of home game ticket sales. Due to these requirements, no cash ticket refunds are allowable. In order to stay within the requirements of the contract, district games may not be substituted as compensation for a cancelled non-district game.  Bandera High School will begin district play on Friday, October 10 in Fredericksburg against the Billies.