BISD Family Connects

E-Newsletter for Families and Staff ~ October 19, 2022

Campus of Distinction Recognition

We are excited to announce that Red Rock Elementary earned a "Campus of Distinction" designation for Comparative Academic Growth.

Colorado River Collegiate Academy also earned a "Campus of Distinction" designation in four separate categories: Social Studies, Comparative Academic Growth, Postsecondary Readiness. and Comparative Closing the Gaps.

Principals Kelly Hubley (RRE) and Martin Conrardy (CRCA) were honored at Tuesday's board meeting, along with some of their team members, who showed up for the celebration. Congratulations to the students, teachers, and campus leaders at RRE and CRCA for working together to achieve these school gains!

Thank You Principals!

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In celebration of Principal Appreciation Month, we want to give a special shout-out to our amazing principals. We appreciate all that you do every day for our students and staff. You are true leaders in BISD!

Pictured (left to right, front row) Windy Burnett, Emile Elementary; Kelly Hubley, Red Rock Elementary; Kristi Kisamore, Bastrop Intermediate School; Ladyanne Horne, Bastrop Middle School; Alison Hall, Cedar Creek Intermediate; Kelli Ruby, Cedar Creek Elementary (middle row) Krystal Gabriel, Bastrop High School; Lezlie Ringstaff, Lost Pines Elementary; Laura Faircloth, Bluebonnet Elementary (back row) Martin Conrardy, CRCA/Genesis High School; Kasie Stagman, Cedar Creek High School; Emily Allen, Mina Elementary and not pictured Daniel Brown, Cedar Creek Middle School and Zach Allison, Gateway School.

Their Future Is Our Focus!

This year we have a major attendance initiative to get our children coming to school each and every school day. When students come to school, they have access to teachers, to learning, and to achieving! When students come to school, it also means that your school receives all of the funding it needs to pay teachers and staff, to purchase supplies and materials, and to offer incredible extracurricular opportunities to our students.

Please help us by getting your student to school on time each and every day. Whether it's pre-k or 12th grade, all students should be in school. Check out this chart so that you can see your child's school goal and where things stand at this point in the year.

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Find Us on Social Media

We love highlighting our students and staff! Each of our campuses have social media to help keep parents connected to our schools by sharing positive stories, campus and district information, upcoming events and more.

Find your child's campus channels and join the conversation!

Bastrop ISD

Facebook: /BastropISDTX

Twitter: @BastropISD

Instagram: @BastropISD

YouTube: /TheBastropISD

Bastrop High School

Facebook: /BastropHS

Cedar Creek High School

Facebook: /CedarCreekHighSchool

Colorado River Collegiate Academy

Facebook: /CRCAOwls

Bastrop Middle School

Facebook: /BastropMiddleSchool

Instagram: @BastropMiddleSchool

Cedar Creek Middle School

Facebook: /CedarCreekMiddleSchool

Bastrop Intermediate School

Facebook /BastropIntermediateSchool

Cedar Creek Intermediate School

Facebook: /CedarCreekIntermediateSchool

Bluebonnet Elementary School

Facebook: /BluebonnetElementarySchool

Twitter: @BluebonnetElem

Cedar Creek Elementary School

Facebook: /CCEBISD

Emile Elementary School

Facebook: /EmileElementarySchool

Lost Pines Elementary School

Facebook: /BastropLPE

Mina Elementary School

Facebook: /groups/117392841648141

Red Rock Elementary School

Facebook: /RedRockElementarySchool

ACE Wants You!

The ACE programs at Lost Pines Elementary, Red Rock Elementary, Cedar Creek Intermediate School and Bastrop Middle School have openings for their after school program. Not sure what ACE is? Learn more here. Contact your school's ACE Coordinator here or call the Community Relations office at 512-772-7180 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Bastrop ISD is amplified by the support and dedication of our volunteers. VOLY is a new platform in BISD that will connect our schools and student groups that need volunteering with people in our community who want to volunteer.

There are numerous ways to get involved, and there's something for everyone! Here are just a few ideas:

  • Supervising students at lunch or recess
  • Chaperoning a field trip
  • Helping plant a school garden
  • Running the scoreboard for a game
  • Organizing fundraising events
  • Collecting materials for a project
  • Taking care of a class pet during a vacation
  • Adopt-A-School

Teachers and school groups are beginning to list their volunteer opportunities in VOLY so be sure to check often. Learn about all of volunteer opportunities by signing up at Once approved as a volunteer, you can also download the Voly app and track your volunteer hours so that your school gets credit for all of your work and partnership!

Student Surveys Launching Soon

Building social-emotional skills is important for both students and adults as we learn to develop confidence, build relationships, and be successful. To that end, students and teachers are participating in exercises to better understand key concepts of social emotional learning and reflect on how they perceive these concepts in themselves.

Between now and November 4, students in grades 3-12 will complete an online survey at school that will ask them to reflect on skills such as Grit, Growth Mindset, Self-Efficacy, Self-Management, Sense of Belonging, School Safety, and Teacher-Student Relationships. We will use their confidential responses as valuable insight into their experience at school and how we can improve and adapt to better meet their needs.

We are partnering with Panorama Education to support us in administering these surveys.

Community Opportunity: Women's Leadership Training

The 2nd Annual Women's Leadership Retreat will be held on November 12-13 at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Cedar Creek. This event is sponsored by Bastrop County Cares, St. David's Foundation, Bluebonnet Counseling Association, and Children's Advocacy Center.

This free opportunity is for women 18 and older who may not currently see themselves as leaders but who have the desire to develop leadership skills. This is a two-day event with housing available at McKinney Roughs.

Check out the FLYER for additional information.

To register, CLICK HERE.

Coming Up!

BEST College Night

The 2022 BEST College Night will be held at Bastrop High School on October 26. The college fair is open to all high school students enrolled in Bastrop, Elgin & Smithville school districts.

Seniors can also apply for a scholarship from Greater Texas Federal Credit Union.

CCHS Dance Clinic - Oct 29

The Cedar Creek High School Eaglettes are hosting a Dance Clinic on Saturday, October 29.

View the flyer for more information and to register.

Hoopstars Registration Open for Spring '23

Hoopstars Registration is now open for the Spring 2023 season!

Register online at Interested in coaching? Complete a volunteer application online at

View the flyer for the Spring 2023 season.

October Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Bastrop ISD, in partnership with Aramark Student Nutrition, is committed to providing a quality food service program and recognizes the vital relationship between nutrition and education.

View the October Breakfast and Lunch Menus and follow Aramark on Facebook to get the latest information.

Community Resources

November 1: Student Holiday/Staff Development Day

November 8: National STEM Day

November 15: BISD Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:30 pm, PAC

November 21-25: Staff & Student Holiday

November 24: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Relationships with our students, parents, and staff are what make this a great place to learn, teach, and work. In Bastrop Independent School District ... THEIR future is OUR focus!