The Buccaneer Bulletin

Principal Newsletter - September 30, 2022

Coming Up at the Bend...

October 3 - 7th Football vs. Sycamore Springs MS @ HBMS

October 4 - 8th Football vs. Sycamore Springs MS @ SSMS

October 5 - Volleyball vs. Sycamore Springs @ HBMS

October 7 & 10 - Student holiday/staff work day

Homecoming Dress Up Days!

October 3 - HB Spirit Day (wear HB gear and colors)

October 4 - Twin Day (match with a friend)

October 5 - Jersey Day (wear your favorite team's jersey)

October 6 - Dress Up Fancy Day (wear your fanciest outfit)

Bond Presentation by Mr. Paul Norton

Mr. Norton will be conducting an in-person presentation on Tuesday, October 4th regarding the bond election. You are invited to join to learn more about this upcoming election.

9 am - PTO General Meeting in the cafeteria

9:30 am - Mr. Norton's Bond Presentation in the cafeteria

This is a change from previous information sent out. Please take note of the time and location.

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APEX Color Games is Coming!

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LTISD Counseling Parenting Series

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SHAC Application

The Lake Travis School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group appointed by the board of trustees to serve at the district level. Members of the SHAC come from different areas of the community and from within the school district. The majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the district. SHACs assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction. Additionally, SHACs play an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning. They can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the knowledge and skills children need to stay healthy for a lifetime. The SHAC liaison presents the committees' recommendations annually to the school board in the areas of nutrition, health education, human sexuality education, mental health, drug abuse prevention, and physical fitness and activity.

The SHAC meets 4-6 times throughout the year at the EDC from 1:00-2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of the month. If you are interested in serving on the SHAC, please submit an application here to be considered for membership. If you have additional questions, please contact Jennifer Lyon, Director of Health and SEL, at

Lake Travis Homecoming Parade & Extravaganza

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Child Find

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LTHS Fall Production - After Juliet

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Essay Writing Contest

This year, in recognition of Imagine a Day Without Water, Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD) is hosting an essay writing contest open to all Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD) students as well as local private or homeschool students. It’s an effort to help kids think about water conservation. There is more information on our website:

Three winners will be chosen, one to represent each level: elementary school, middle school, and high school. Winners will be recognized and awarded at an open house event on Thursday, October 20, 2022. (Additional details to be provided at a later date.)

Participating students:

Write an essay in which you imagine a day without water.

Word Count: About 300 to 500 words

Submission Deadline: Thurs., October 6, 2022 (Submissions can be legibly hand-written or typed.)

Include: Student’s name, age, grade, and school as well as a parent’s contact information.

Send submissions to:

Lakeway MUD, Attn: Essay Contest

1097 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway, TX 78734


HBMS Spirit Store

Show off your Buccaneer Pride! The PTO Spirit Store is open. All orders placed before Wednesday of each week will be available for pickup from the front office every Thursday. Go BUCS!

We are also offering a half-off sale on all the remaining PROUD shirts and hoodies.

Morning & Afternoon Homework Help

Beginning next week (8/22), we will start offering Homework Help sessions before and after school. This is a quiet work session facilitated by a faculty member for students to get help with or complete homework assignments.

BEFORE SCHOOL - 7:20-8:20am (Monday-Friday)

- Room 748 with Mr. Beatty

- Library with Ms. Hooker

- Room 775 with Mr. Gaffney

AFTER SCHOOL - 4:20-5:20pm (Monday-Thursday)

- Mondays and Wednesdays - Room 752 with Mr. Zambito

- Tuesdays and Thursdays - Room 775 with Mr. Gaffney

- There will not be Homework Help on Friday afternoons

As a reminder, we do not have late buses running routes this year, so if your child stays after school for Homework Help, it is the expectation that you pick him/her up at 5:20pm.

Buc Lounge Amazon Wish List

Thank you for your kind donations and supporting our Buccaneers in this capacity.

Staff Shout Out

Did a teacher or staff member do something outstanding for your child? Use this Form to submit a staff shout out! This will be printed and delivered to the staff member by Ms. Keogh.

HBMS Leadership Team

While our campus leadership team works collaboratively with all students and teachers, the following information should help you reach the appropriate administrator or counselor for your child's grade level should a question or concern arise. We are committed to serving our students and appreciate the opportunity to work together with families to support our learners.


Laura Keogh

6th Grade

Assistant Principal: Matt Holley

Counselor: Dana Page

7th Grade

Assistant Principal: Brian Gill

Counselor: JoAnn Bryan

8th Grade

Assistant Principal: Cristy Castanares

Counselor: Surita Scholla

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