WARRIORS IN 'THE KNOW'

9/25/2020 ~ Superintendent's Newsletter ~ 5th Ed.

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"Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me."

~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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Students in Action

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Students in Ms. Matthews' class were learning how to do 'the wave'.


We know that movement is important throughout the day and these brain breaks coupled with getting our bodies active can stimulate and improve attention, focus and learning in the classroom.


Way to go 1st graders!!

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Education Human Resources Appreciation Day

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Debbie Horton is the Human Resources Coordinator for Bonham ISD. That means she works with and for people all day long! Debbie is one of the first people applicants talk to when becoming an employee and she is also likely the last person they talk to when they are leaving the District. What a responsibility she has - to be the first and last impression of our District.


Mrs. Horton does a wonderful job working with staff to get them onboarded. She is patient, friendly and very knowledgable! Her consistency makes it very easy for the principals and directors to know and understand the employment process.


Bonham ISD is very fortunate to have Mrs. Horton working on our TEAM!

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NEW SCHOOL ZONE SIGNAGE

New signage on Albert Broadfoot near Finley-Oates (at Warpath and Russell St.) and on Main Street near L.H. Rather and I.W. Evans (at 11th Street and 15th Street) has been installed by the City of Bonham.


The flashing school zone signs will remind drivers to control their speed to 20 mph during the hours of 7:15am - 8:00am and 2:45pm - 3:30pm (FO) or 3:00pm-3:45pm (LHR/IWE).


THANK YOU to the City of Bonham for helping keep our students safe!!

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** COVID QUERY **

WHEN CAN I COME BACK TO WORK IF IT'S BEEN DETERMINED I HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH A TEST CONFIRMED INDIVIDUAL?


* You must stay home and off campus until the 14-day incubation period has passed AND you remain symptom free.


CAN I TAKE A COVID TEST AND IF NEGATIVE, RETURN TO WORK SOONER?


* Unfortunately not. The virus can take up to 14 days to incubate and you develop COVID. So a negative test in those 14 days, only means you don't have it that day but you could still develop it. If developed later in the 14-day period and you are on campus, you could potentially infect others.

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Due to Covid-19, Wal-Mart has made the decision not to do their flu clinics out in the community this year; therefore, they will NOT be offering a flu shot clinic at each campus this year. However, they wanted to let you know that you can still get your flu shot in the store. They will file on your insurance, just like when they come to us, so your benefits will all still be the same!!


Available starting...

Saturday, September 26th through the whole month of October!

* Any day from 9-2 at the pharmacy desk

*Tuesdays from 7-1 and Thursdays from 2-9 (in store, mini clinic)


You can fill out the application in the store, but they are requesting online applications if possible for faster processing!! Let Heather Lawson, BISD RN, know if you have any questions at heather.lawson@bonhamisd.org or at extension 2327!

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OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK - Sat. October 3rd

The Out of the Darkness Walk is scheduled for October 3rd. The walk will be held at Legacy Ridge with check-in at 8 am. The walk will begin at 9 am and end at approximately 10 am.


If you would like to participate on the Bonham ISD team, you may register on our team page at https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=262415.


The community walk and donations benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Foundation's mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide through scientific research, educational programs for businesses and communities, policies and legislation and resources for those affected by suicide.


We are working on getting team shirts done. We are using the same design as before, so if you previously walked and still have your shirt then you're good to go. If not, send Jana Garner your size via email to jana.garner@bonhamisd.org.

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Great Days of Service - Saturday, October 10th

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Registration is open!


There are 9 projects this year. The BISD Food Drive is one of them!!! Check out the Project page for details about each one. Some projects have limits as to the number of volunteers (the Food Drive is limited to 30 participants). Once the limits are reached, those projects will be taken off the registration page.


There will be no breakfast this year and volunteers will go straight to their worksite on Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 am.


Read more about Projects: click here


To Register: click here

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CAN YOUR VOICE BE HEARD - ARE YOU REGISTERED??

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  • Mail-in registration deadline: Must be postmarked by Monday, October 5, 2020
  • In person registration deadline: Monday, October 5, 2020

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What is Going on Next Week??

  • Sat. Sept. 26 - LHR and BHS Cross Country Meet @ Denison High School - 11:00

  • Sun. Sept. 27 - FFA Classic @ Bonham Fair Grounds - 10:00

  • Mon. Sept. 28 - LHR VB @ Bells - 4:30

  • Tues. Sept. 29 - BHS VB @ Home - 5:00

  • Thurs. Oct. 1 - LHR and BHS Cross Country Meet @ Blue Ridge High School - 2:00

  • Thurs. Oct. 1 - LHR FB @ Mineola - 4:30

  • Thurs. Oct. 1 - JV FB @ Home - 5:30

  • Fri. Oct. 2 - BHS VB @ Whitewright - 4:30

  • Fri. Oct. 2 - VAR FB @ Mineola - 7:30

  • Sat. Oct. 3 - Out of the Darkness Walk @ Legacy Ridge - 8:00

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