January 24, 2020

It's January, and that means cold & flu season. Here are a few tips to share with our children that can help to keep them healthy.

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Survey closes on Friday. Please share your preferences.

Bandera ISD values choices in learning because we believe choice cultivates personal growth and individual pride. As we work to expand the choices available to our students, we are asking students, parents, employees, and community members to share their preferences.The survey will be open through January 31. Thank you in advance for letting your voice be heard. The survey is also posted on the BISD website.

Congratulations to BHS Speech & Debate!

BHS Speech and Debate had another great weekend on the road at the Burnet Invitational. We hit some excellent schools with very competitive programs, but BHS performed well and brought home a handful of awards. With CX Debate district coming up on Wednesday, we are feeling good about having a successful day.

Individual congratulations go to:

Aidan Prater- 1st place LD Debate. Top Speaker LD Debate. 1st place Persuasive Speaking.

the team of Gunnar Winkler and Kelly Columbia- 3rd place CX Debate

Michael Nevarez- 1st place Prose
Belle Hoover- 5th place Poetry

And more congratulations are in order for BHS Speech & Debate! #statebound

The teams participated in the District contest this week. What fabulous results!

The following teams placed:

  • the team of Gunnar Winkler and Kelly Columbia- 2nd place (state qualifiers)
  • the team of Katelyn Mendez and Elijah Sarazua- 5th place
  • the team of Devlyn Cadena and Adisyn Utter- 6th place

The Bandera squad also won 1st place CX team.

CX Sweepstakes points will go toward the spring meet Academic District contest in March.

These are the points:


Bandera HS, Bandera30

Wimberley HS, Wimberley22

Boerne HS, Boerne20

These students began preparing for contest in July, began competing in September, and have since traveled to five invitationals in order to prepare for the district meet yesterday. They will compete at State on March 20 and 21 in Austin. The four non-qualifiers will now begin competing in their alternate events and will have a chance at Regionals in March.


Happy Retirement!

Congratulations to Lorraine Terry on her upcoming retirement! Lorraine, who oversees purchasing in the BISD business department, has worked for the district for twenty-five years.

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Bulldog Sports News

Lady Bulldogs Basketball by Coach Dumont

On Friday January 17th the Bandera Lady Bulldogs traveled to Canyon Lake for another district game. This time it was the Lady Bulldogs that came out hot, ready to play. The Lady Bulldogs played exceptional defense causing multiple turnovers by Canyon Lake and were led in scoring by Breanna Stimmell (7) in the first quarter. After being hit in the eye and ending up with a black eye in the first couple of minutes of the game, Chelsey Graves got hot and led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring during the second quarter with 8 points. At the half the Lady Bulldogs were up 24- 15. After the half the Lady Bulldogs were able to maintain their lead by playing great defense as a team. The Lady Bulldogs added 5 more points in the third quarter. Even though Canyon Lake tried to make a push late in the fourth, the Lady Bulldogs answered each time scoring 16 points of their own to finish the game. Breanna Stimmell led the Lady Bulldogs in the fourth quarter with 9, Graves had 2, Summer Haby had 1, and Liz MacNeil had 4 (a three pointer and a clutch free throw off the bench after subbing in for Kristin Salas who had been hit at half court). In the end the Lady Bulldogs defeated Canyon Lake 45-40 for their first district win of the season.


Breanna Stimmell: 16 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds

Chelsey Graves: 13 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds and 1 black eye

Madi Leal: 7 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds

Liz MacNeil: 4 points, 1 rebound

Anna Guajardo: 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds

Summer Haby: 2 points, 2 assists

BISD on Twitter this Week

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