Buffalo Bulletin

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January 2019

PIE Club Food Giveaway

When school released at one o'clock on December 20th, most of Clemens's students began a well-earned break following the end of the first semester. For members of the PIE Club, however, their day was just beginning.

From 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM that evening, PIE Club members loaded two trucks with 3,400 non-perishables that were donated during Corbett's food drive. Others were waiting to unload the trucks and then sort items for selection by the area families in need. Throughout it all, these hard-working teens were always smiling and always ready to serve.

Later in the day, the San Antonio Food Bank delivered pallets with 11,000 pounds of mangoes, limes, onions, tea, chicken, and other assorted meat, as well as hamburger buns, cranberries, celery, strawberries and more. PIE Club members worked hard and fast to create packages for each family.

About 150 families from Rose Garden, Wilder, and Corbett came to pick up food. After they selected the non-perishables, had a snack, and visited with Santa, the teens carried 50-pound packages of food out to the families' cars.

All afternoon, these Buffs all jumped in to help, always asking what else they could do to help. From unloading to breaking down boxes and sweeping, they had a smile on their faces the whole time.

These exemplary students embody what it means to be a Buff, demonstrating the Traits of a Graduate. We are proud of them and what they have done to help the community.

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In the Classroom, Around Campus

12 Days of Dress-up

Counting down the days to the winter break, the students and faculty at Clemens dressed up in theme days.

Clemens Performing Arts Center Opening - December 6, 2018

The Samuel Clemens Band program opened the new Performance Arts Center on the campus of Samuel Clemens High School this evening with its Holiday Concert.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Gibson was on hand for the Auditorium’s grand opening. He thanked the Clemens High School music program students and staff for their patience during construction. He also expressed his appreciation to the community for making the investment of tax dollars in the 2016 Bond, which included additions and renovations at Samuel Clemens High School.

Dr. Gibson also recognized Wayne Pruski, Chief Operations Officer for SCUC ISD, for his work on the bond project, which is currently on time and under budget.

To celebrate the event, the combined Bands began the concert with a world premiere performance of "The Samuel Clemens High School Fanfare".

The composition was commissioned especially for this event. The piece combines the musical elements of the School Song and the Fight Song into an exciting presentation that commemorates the opening of the center and the 50th anniversary of the school.

David Mairs, the recently retired musical director of the Mid Texas Symphony, composed the score.

After the fanfare, the Clemens Cadet Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble all performed their programs that included a variety of entertaining holiday music.

The Clemens Band directors are Robert Petrisky, Zack Serrato, and Rob Wheeler. The Color Guard sponsor is Christina Caro.

Kids Baking Clinic with Culinary Arts Students

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SC Correspondent

The first Holiday Edition of the 2018 SC Correspondent was publish this past December. This is a factual and unbiased magazine written for students by students.

Honoring Graduates

SCUCISD is looking to honor district graduates who have recently earned their college degrees. Please send a photo, name of college or university, level of degree and major of any student who has graduated from Samuel Clemens High School, Byron P. Steele, II High School or Allison L. Steele Enhanced Learning Center to Ed Suarez at esuarez@scuc.txed.net. The information will posted on the district’s Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages.
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MSTC Corner

“Our first order of ‘We Serve Too’ shirts have arrived and have been delivered to your student! They look awesome, and we will place another order in late January if you missed out this time!

Military Pride is now meeting weekly during lunch periods! Please contact Ms. Merrill if you are interested in signing your student up: vmerrill@scuc.txed.net

For more information on the Greater Randolph Area Partners in Education Foundation:

Please contact your student's campus counselor:
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Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

Samuel Clemens High School Counselor's Scholarship Page

Click this link to view information on Senior scholarships posted on our Clemens' Counselor's website:


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Did you miss the December 2018 Buffalo Parent Bulletin?

Click this link to view last month's Clemens' Buffalo Parent Bulletin:

Clemens High School Construction Updates

Click on this link for regular construction updates for Clemens high school and around SCUCISD.

Samuel Clemens High School

Since opening in 1968, Samuel Clemens High School has served the students and community of SCUCISD. Samuel Clemens offers both traditional and International Baccalaureate (IB) high school diplomas to its students.