• Senior Cap and Gown Information
    The Senior Cap and Gown information meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 9 AM.  On Friday, October 24 and Monday, October 27 Senior Cap and Gown orders will be taken during the lunch periods.  For more information, contact Bandera High school at 830-796-6254 or visit the website
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  • House Bill 5 Graduation Plans for Incoming 9th Graders
    More information can be found on the Students section under the Counselors' Corner page.
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  • Getting Ready for College
    The PSAT, SAT and ACT tests are coming up in October.
    More info is available on the Bandera High School web page.
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  • Little Cheerleading and Mascot Clinic Provided by BHS Cheerleaders
    October 20 for grades K-2
    October 21 for grades 3-5
    Times 4:15 - 6:15 PM
    For more information, go to the BHS web page. 
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  • Communications Update
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    The eNews "Direct Delivery" will discontinue service on December 1. To sign up to receive enews blasts from the new web site system, make sure to register on the district web site. Go to "Register" at the top of this homepage and follow the steps. 
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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. 

Make Every Day Count
Compulsory school attendance is the law. September is Attendance Awareness Month and the Bandera ISD schools want to remind our parents that one of the keys to student success is being in the classroom each and every day.  Even the world's best teachers, lesson plans and curriculum are of no value to students who are not in class to benefit from them.  Attendance is a critical measure in school and student performance because it is one of the best predictors of high school graduation rates and college readiness rates. 
When students reach a chronic number of absences, the State of Texas defines for public and charter schools specific legal guidelines that districts must follow by law.  Parents can work with the school by providing documentation of doctor visits, illness or family emergencies that have an impact on their students' attendance rate. The BISD Parent Portal is also a helpful tool for parents to monitor their child's absences at any grade level.
Our district has already started the school year off with a higher attendance record than last year. "Our administrative team wants to work as partners in your child's academic progress," said Superintendent Regina Howell.  If you feel that you need additional resources or support in understanding the law in Texas on attendance, please do not hesitate to contact your campus administrator or BISD Director of Counseling, Bonnie Hale at the Central Administration Office (830-796-6209). 


Do You Qualify for a Gold Card?

New this year in District 14, the Gold Card will also admit senior patrons to away games as well as home athletic events.  Bandera ISD offers a free Gold Card to all patrons of Bandera County who are age 65 or older. Gold Card membership benefits include free general admission to all district athletic events excluding playoff games. Membership benefits also include free admission to most Bandera ISD cultural events such as plays, musicals and concerts in all Bandera schools with the exception of fundraising events such as dinners.  Gold Cards may only be obtained at the BISD Central Administration Office on Pecan Street in Bandera.  For more information, contact Bandera Central Administration at 830-796-3313.


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