The Buccaneer Bulletin

Principal Newsletter - September 23, 2022

Coming Up at the Bend...

September 26 - 7th Football vs. Dripping Springs MS @ DSMS

September 27 - 8th Football vs. Dripping Springs MS @ HBMS

October 1 - Volleyball Tournament @ Georgetown

October 1 - Cross Country Meet @ Marble Falls HS

Bond Presentation by Mr. Paul Norton

Mr. Norton will be conducting an in-person presentation on 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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Color Battle Is Coming!

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Our 1st Pep Rally of the Year Was a Huge Success!

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LTISD School Board Reinforces Commitment to Student & School Safety

First, the board adopted a resolution authorizing the Lake Travis ISD administration to apply for the Bullet-Resistant Shield Grant Program. The recent tragedy in Uvalde emphasizes the importance of security in public schools. In response, the State of Texas authorized certain grant programs in order to improve the ability of public schools to respond to emergencies. One of these programs is the Bullet-Resistant Shield Program which provides funding for ballistic shields to be used by police officers employed by the District. In the event of a shooting, these ballistic shields will provide extra protection to our police officers.

Secondly, our school board voted to amend local policy that will allow the District to purchase, store, and administer opioid antagonists such as Naloxone (also known as Narcan) in the event of a drug-related overdose—in particular, fentanyl. Only a registered nurse or other designated and trained District employee will be authorized to administer this medication and may do so only in accordance with a standing order or procedures approved by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas.

All LTISD campus nurses and police officers will be equipped with Narcan which can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose within minutes. Narcan has proven to be a highly-effective, life-saving treatment when administered during an emergency. You can learn more about this medication at


PTO is looking for donations and volunteers for our upcoming 6th Grade Luau! Please click on the button below to see how you can support our newest Buccaneers at this fun event!
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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.

Food and Nutrition Service Update

Staffing has improved in the Food and Nutrition Department allowing us to begin serving hot lunch options for students. As staffing continues to improve, they will look to add even more options. For more information, check out the online menus.

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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