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Sales Tax Holiday August 7 - 9, 2015 Helps With Back to School Shopping
 
This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 - 9. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. For more detailed information, go to the Texas Comptroller's web site at http://comptroller.texas.gov/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/
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Bandera ISD It's Awesome!
Bandera ISD         It's Awesome! by Regina Howell, Superintendent
 
As the school year ends I am proud of all that our students and teachers have accomplished this year. I would like to share some of these "awesome"achievements. 

Academics - The Bandera High School Class of 2015 earned $976,275 in college scholarships.  These student groups went to national competition:  Business Professionals of America, FFA National Science Fair Championship, and Knights of Columbus Drug and Alcohol Awareness Contest.   Bandera sent groups to state competition in Academic Decathlon, Visual Arts, Band, Choir, Debate, Family and Consumer Science, FFA and UIL Academic Competition. Alkek Elementary sent two teams to the state Lego Robotics Competition, Hill Country started a Coding Club & the High School fielded two teams in the Tests of Engineering and Aptitude Math & Science competition. Bandera High School earned a silver medal in the U.S. New Best High Schools in America survey.
 
Athletics - Seven senior athletes signed athletic scholarships to play for colleges and universities around the state and nation. The Girls Cross Country Team became the state 4A Champions.  The Boys Cross Country team placed 5th in State competition.  The Girls Powerlifting team and members of the Boys and Girls Track teams advanced to State competition. Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Boys Powerlifting, Boys and Girls Golf all advanced to Regional competition.  The Boys Track Team became Area Champions with the Girls Track Team placing third at Area. 
 
Extracurricular - Bandera ISD's variety of after school activities extended learning beyond the school day.  All four campuses have UIL Academics teams and Student Councils. At the secondary level, students can participate in National Junior Honor Society and the National Honor Society as well as the Builders' Club at BMS and at BHS, the Key Club.  The Art Club, Band, Business Professionals of America, Choir, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Farmers of America, Theater, International Club, Spirit Club, Homework Club all gave students an opportunity to beyond their normal school day activities. Bandera ISD has a lot going for it. When you look at all the evidence, you'll say ...
Bandera ISD - It's Awesome!