BISD News

Friday, November 8, 2019

Optimist Club Students of the Month

Congratulations! Thomas Cardenas and Hannah Bates.

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What a great week for Book Fairs across the district, Family Math & Reading Night at Alkek, and the Learning Extravaganza at Hill Country!

BISD students are rocking the ACT, outscoring the state average and showing growth in all areas.

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Congratulations, BHS Speech and Debate Team

This past Saturday, 16 members of the BHS Speech and Debate team competed at the Boerne Champion TFA tournament. There were 27, primarily 5 and 6A schools, who participated.


Blue and White congratulations go to:

Aidan Prater- 3rd place in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Semifinalist in Extemp, and TOP SPEAKER in LD with a 3-0 record and perfect speaker points.

Ethan Molnar - 4th place in Prose

Maya Duron- Semifinalist in Prose

Alena Swan- Semifinalist in Poetry

Belle Hoover- Semifinalist in Poetry

Michael Nevarez- Semifinalist in Prose

Andrew Price- Semifinalist in Novice Extemp


Way to go Bulldogs!

Six BHS Choir Students Participate in All Region / Honor Choir Concert on 11/2

The six BHS Choir students rehearsed Friday evening and all day Saturday with students from several other schools of Region 11 and participated in a formal concert Saturday evening at East Central HS in San Antonio.


Ethan Ellingson, Zakary Widener, and Rebecca Ellingson will be advancing to the Pre-Area Choir Auditions on November 12th at Boerne High School.


In the photo from left to right are:

Gabriella Diaz (Senior), Sierra Visser (Freshman), Rebecca Ellingson (Sophomore), Noah Castamore (Senior), Ethan Ellingson (Senior), and Zakary Widenor (Senior).

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BISD Health and Safety

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Bulldog Safety Sense by Mr. Tosh

Hey Bulldogs.

How often do you think about school safety?

If you’re like me... you are always looking for ways to make BISD the best school district possible for all our students, staff, and community. I find myself considering the “what if” all the time. I run through scenarios in my head, and I ask myself how would we handle such things should they occur in BISD. I continually come up with the same answer... We need to train on the best ways to manage safety and security issues... and practice our training often.

It’s a hard conversation... to talk about things that we all pray never happens. Bandera is a fantastic place... we love our school district, and we have wonderful people here... However, in order to ensure our district is prepared to handle such situations, we must have these tough conversations. We must research best practices, and develop response protocols that work for our district.


For this reason, BISD has created campus level safety teams, a district level Threat Assessment Team, and a district level Safety and Security Advisory Committee to ensure we are addressing safety and security in our district from every perspective.


We study, we research, and we bring our experience and expertise to the table to build safe schools. We work closely with our local law enforcement agencies, and we respond to state and local input weekly. Our teams welcome, and are are open, to safety suggestions and recommendations from our community stakeholders. It is through this continuous process of sharing and communicating that we grow more responsive to safety and security needs in BISD. As we grow, and as we become stronger in our approach, we encourage all Bulldogs to become an active part in our school communities. It is the responsibility of all, to help do their part in keeping our schools safe, secure, and continuously improving!

Thank you for all you do... and please visit us next week for another Bulldog Safety Sense!

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Bulldog Sports News

State Cross Country Meet Details

If you plan on supporting our Lady Bulldog XC Team this Saturday at the State XC Meet, please note the changes from UIL. Please plan on extra time getting to and from the course.

State Venue Location:Old Settlers Park-3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX

Public parking will be located on the East Side of Dell Diamond(3550E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock). Parking will be $5.00 and CASH ONLY. NOTE: Spectator Parking has changed from the past. Please see map on UIL web site for details.There are still shuttle buses that will take spectators to the main event area, but they will now park on the East Side of Dell Diamond.

Tickets: Students $7 Adults $10. Onsite ticket sales will be CASH ONLY.An ATM will be accessible.

Congrats on a great season, Volleyball!

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Football Playoff T-Shirts On Sale: Deadline tonight. Click below for details. Pick up next Wed. in BHS Athletics Office.

Friday Night Lights by Coach Bagby

The Bulldogs traveled to Austin on Thursday night to take on the Panthers from Austin Eastside. The weather was frigid on Halloween night, but the Bulldogs would stay focused and deliver a “treat” to the Bandera fan base. The final score was Bandera Bulldogs 49 and Austin Eastside 6.

The Bulldog defense was swarming and dominant all night. They only allowed 62 total yards and ZERO points. Zach Brakebill and Colby Kennedy were the Defensive Players of the Week.

Blaise Salazar was the Special Teams Player of the Week. He went 7 for 7 on extra points.

In the 1st quarter the Bulldogs were on absolute FIRE, scoring 4 touchdowns. The first score came on an explosive 39 yard TD run by Tommy Cardenas (Austin Gauna and Zak Widenor had a great double team block and Logan Williams had a monster block driving a defender 10 yards back). The second score was a bootleg pass from Gunnar Brown to a wide open Mason Phair for the 43 yard TD. The third score was a 33 yard run by “you know who”...Tommy Cardenas (Tyler Moore had a great block on the perimeter and Logan Williams was downfield on a safety...great hustle for the left tackle). Mason Phair would follow suit with another TD reception...this time a sprint out pass from Solomon MacNeil (and it was great to see this guy back in action again!).


In the 3rd quarter, Trace Decker would get the Bulldogs back on the scoreboard with a great “jump ball” catch in the back left corner of the endzone (nice fade pass from Gunnar Brown). Later in the 3rd quarter, Will Paul would take a jet sweep from Solomon MacNeil around the right side for a 10 yard TD run (great blocks from Emmett Evans and Brock Johnson gave Will the crease he needed).


In the 4th quarter, the final Bandera score would come from Brian Burns as he raced 39 yards to pay dirt (Colton Perkins had a great down block and Colby Kennedy pulled and led the way). The score was now 49-0. As time expired, Eastside got on the board with a kickoff return, but the PAT was denied.


The offensive line led the charge, paving the way for 358 yards rushing and 103 yards passing. Colton Perkins was the Offensive Lineman of the Week. He was solid on the edge, strong with his down blocks, and just consistent all night. Brock Johnson led the team in rushing with 136 yards rushing on 9 carries. Tommy Cardenas had 94 yards rushing and 2 TDs on just 4 carries...wow! Brian Burns had a solid night rushing with 73 yards on 7 carries and a TD. Gunnar Brown had 98 total yards with 2 TD passes.

Your Bandera Bulldogs are 8-1. We have our last home game this Friday night at 7:30


vs. Navarro. This is for a chance at a District Championship! Come out, be loud, wear Bandera Blue, and get pumped! This TEAM is looking for win #9...at our house...let’s go!!!!!!

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