Blanco High School Panther Prowler
Week ending November 5th
BHS Vision Statement
Blanco High School will prepare each student to be successful in their next step after graduation.
Instruction Dimension 2.3 Communication
The teacher clearly and accurately communicates to support persistence, deep learning, and effective effort.
The Teacher (Proficient Level)
- Establishes classroom practices that provide opportunities for most students to communicate effectively with their teacher and their peers.
- Recognizes student misunderstandings and responds with an array of teaching techniques to clarify concepts.
- Provides explanations that are clear and uses verbal and written communication that is clear and correct.
- Asks remember, understand, and apply level questions that focus on the objective of the lesson and provoke discussion.
- Uses probing questions to clarify and elaborate learning.
Don't forget to set your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday night!
We have just finished our 2nd six weeks here at Blanco High School. As a former coach and a current data nerd...I wanted to share a little data with you regarding our students and their performance this last six weeks:
We had 19.45% of our students finish with all A's. This amounts to 71 students for the entire school. 13 9th graders, 16 10th graders, 10 11th graders, and 32 12th graders. We had a total of 128 students (35.06%) of our students with A's and B's. This means we had 199 students or 54.52% of our students were on the Honor Roll for the 2nd six weeks. We have a school full of students who are pushing themselves and bettering themselves each and every day. I think back to last year and it warms my heart to see the progress our students are making each and every day they are here. Every time I make announcements, I finish it with the question of how are they going to be 1% better each and every day. If they have pushed themselves to be 1% each day...as of today, they would be 57% better than the day they started school. If they can find a way to be a little better each day then eventually they will look back and see what great gains they have made throughout the year! Learning is more of a marathon rather than a sprint!
We will be hosting the district Veterans Day Ceremony here at the High School on Thursday, November 11th from 8:30 - 10:30 here at the high school. I will include a flyer below with details but basically, it will start with breakfast for our veterans in our library and then move to the gym for the ceremony. We will also be honoring our students who have already committed to an armed forces branch towards the end of our program.
SENIORS and parents of SENIORS
We are working on celebrating our seniors who have been accepted to any 2-year college, 4-year college/university, trade school, or armed forces. We are going to be hanging banners in the front rotunda for every single acceptance our school has. If your child will come and share their acceptance letters either in person or via email, we will work on a banner that will be proudly displayed around the front entrance to the school. This can start immediately as I know we have some students starting to hear from different places. I really think this will be cool to see and hopefully inspire our underclassmen when they see what our seniors are capable of doing! If you have any questions, please let me know!
Below is the form for Teacher Shout Outs if you have any teachers you would like to make sure know they are loved! We had 8 last week but I would love to double that this week. If you have a teacher or staff member who you think needs to know they are appreciated...please take a moment to fill out the following form.
Form for Teacher Shout Out - https://forms.gle/jjY9JrACX9XSLvZJ7
Friday, November 5th - Varsity Football vs. Lago Vista (Parents/Senior Night)
Friday, November 5th - Varsity Volleyball vs. Industrial @ Seguin HS at 6:15 p.m. for the UIL Area Championship
Saturday, November 6th - Mamma Mia Musical @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 7th - Mamma Mia Musical @ 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 11th - Veterans Day Ceremony
Key Dates to remember:
Tuesday, November 9th - FAFSA/TAFSA Night here at Blanco High School
The FAFSA/TAFSA Night is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th here at the High School. This is where you can come and get information on completing these college prep documents for our Seniors. Schreiner Univesity will be on hand to help us complete the forms this night if you need help.
Mamma Mia Musical
Saturday, November 6th - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 7th - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 13th - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 14th - 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and available at the door.
Concessions will be available too.
We hope to see you there.
Student Shout Outs
From Mr. Kopecki
Shout out to Seth Weiner and Kaleb Suarez for fixing Mr. Kopecki’s chair.
Teacher/Staff Shout Outs
I wanted to do a shoutout to Ms. Kotfas for inviting Mrs. Corder and Mrs. Staas to come talk to students about drug prevention. She also came up with a drug prevention prompt for students to write essays.
Culinary Arts - ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate
3rd Period - Culinary Arts
Left to Right, Back Row: Brayden LaRue, Baylee Byler, Owen Grosch, Keirsten Sauceda, Jake Garcia, Christian Santos, Ayanna Chalico-Calzoncit
Left to Right, Middle Row: Davis VanDyke, Jennah Atchley, Katherine Windham, Gemma Broglie
Left to Right, Front Row: Wesley Whitehead, Torynce Soli, Whitney Whitehead, Alex Beliveau, Mackenzie Cofield, Nixon Owens, Ava Solorzano, Marissa Ruiz, Alex Hartman, Celeste Campa, Charlie Waxler
4th & 5th Period - Advanced Culinary Arts
Left to Right: James Matthews, Kayden Petitt, Sadies Palacios, Jacee Purvis, Mackenzie Topper, Dianka Edwards, Anastasia Durham, Madison Fenley, Natalie Miranda
All A Honor Roll
Livestream Links for Extra-Curriculars
Duty for the Week
Front Doors - Matt Karnes
Gym Doors - Juston Weldon
Cafeteria - Kurt Kopecki
AM Parking Lot - Katie McGuffin
PM Parking Lot - Kayla Brock
Bus Loop - Steven Walker
Enrollment and Attendance Data
Freshmen - 97
Sophomores - 84
Juniors - 91
Seniors - 92
Total - 364
Attendance Data (week ending November 5th)
Freshmen - 92.83% (Last Week - 94.88%)
Sophomores - 93.85% (Last Week - 95.08%)
Juniors - 89.89% (Last Week - 90.37%)
Seniors - 91.52% (Last Week - 89.27%)
Total - 92.00% (Last Wk - 92.37%)
Blanco High School
Assistant Principal: Melissa Wood
Counselor: Deeanna McLendon
Academic Dean: Amy Hackebeil
Lisa Petri - Registrar