3/19/2021 ~ Superintendent's Newsletter ~ 23rd Ed.


"If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children."

~Mahatma Gandhi


Happy Anniversary

This week one year ago, we were making plans to provide remote instruction for only one to two weeks.......then a few days later what we all feared could be reality came true - we would not be returning to campus for the remainder of the school year.

Not even in a bad dream, did I ever contemplate that school would be canceled state-wide for 2+ months because never in my experience as a student or teacher was school closed indefinitely.

We quickly jumped into action checking on and caring for students and their families; you made phone calls several times a week in the beginning!

We then perfected our remote instruction and feeding routines - wow, what we accomplished (and survived) was nothing short of amazing!!

Next we planned for and conquered summer workouts and summer school - it was the first glimmer of hope that we would return to campus.

With some trepidation - but knowing it was best for students - 2,000+ students and staff came on campus in August to begin the new year. It was full of new beginnings......learning and utilizing a remote learning platform because we all knew we could be sent home in a moment's notice! You taught students both in person and remotely - AT THE SAME TIME!! We took our temperatures daily, wore masks, religiously sanitized our hands and cleaned our work surfaces. We had to monitor capacity and limit gatherings while socially distancing. Some of you were even quarantined and taught from home!

We usually celebrate anniversaries and I think this one should be celebrated too! While I know there were times you wanted to scream, cry or stomp your feet - there will be no judgement if you did! In the end, you all ROCKED it and I truly believe we are better for it!


Communications / Public Relations Staff Appreciation Day

Friday, March 19th

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Jordan keeps BISD in the 'spotlight'! He is always highlighting the accomplishments of our students and staff as well as finding ways to showcase ALL the GOOD things that go on HERE.

In addition to being skilled in the communications area, Mr. Thompson teaches the yearbook class at BHS and has built solid relationships with many of the students and serves as an excellent role model for our students.

Thank you Jordan for all you do for Bonham ISD!!


BHS One Act Play Advances to Bi-District

The performance of "ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST" placed 2nd in District on Tuesday and advanced to the bi-district contest being held tomorrow.

Individual award winners include:

Outstanding Tech- Jordan Passanisi on Lights

Honorable Mention All-Star Acting- Rylan Linecum as "Ruckly"

All-Star Acting- TJ Henderson as "Dale Harding"

BEST ACTOR- Nate Sipe as "Randall McMurphy"

BEST ACTOR- Anael Padilla Calderon as "Chief Bromden"

BHS students earned BOTH Best Actor awards that are awarded!!

Congrats to the cast, crew and staff.


Tristan Mallory Signs to Play Baseball at Austin College

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Go BLUE Day!!

I am ready for April 9th; are you??

Time is running out to get your blue shirts!

Online shirt store is open for a limited time only. There are two designs to choose from, including the new "Be One With Courage" design.

Shirts will be back from the printer in time for Go Blue Day on April 9. This is a day to wear blue in honor and memory of victims of child abuse. Let's show how much support BISD can muster for this event!!

Be sure to get your order in before the deadline on March 29.



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What is Going on Next Week??

Sat. Mar. 20 – BHS B Soccer @ Anna – 10:00

Sat. Mar. 20 – BHS G Soccer @ Anna – 11:30

Mon. Mar. 22 – BHS B/G Soccer @ Home (Senior Night) – 5:30/7:15

Mon. Mar. 22 – LHR Track Meet @ Blue Ridge – 4:00

Tues. Mar. 23 – BHS Baseball @ Howe – 4:30

Tues. Mar. 23 – BHS Softball @ Home – 6:00

Thurs. Mar. 23 – BHS Tennis Tournament @ Anna – 8:00 AM

Thurs. Mar. 25 – BHS Track @ Gunter

Fri. Mar. 26 – BHS Baseball @ Home – 4:30

Fri. Mar. 26 – BHS Softball @ Bells – 6:00

Sat. Mar. 27 – Boys Powerlifting State Meet @ Abilene


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