Family Newsletter Published by Bastrop ISD Communications
In This Issue ~ May 4, 2022
- Cedar Creek HS Senior Gwen Ibarra Headed to Harvard
May STAAR Testing Calendar
BHS & CCHS Summer Athletic Camps
- New Student Enrollment Now Open
- SEL Update
- Emergency Food Boxes
- Mark Your Calendar!
Next issue May 18
Cedar Creek HS Senior Gwen Ibarra Headed to Harvard
Harvard released that they have the lowest acceptance rate of all time for the class of 2026 but that didn’t stop Cedar Creek High School (CCHS) senior Gwen Ibarra from making the cut.
Ibarra will enter Harvard this Fall with the class of 2026 with students from all 50 states and 98 different countries.
She will take with her experiences from Bastrop ISD, having attended BISD schools since third grade starting at Bluebonnet Elementary.
May STAAR Testing Calendar
Students across Bastrop ISD will be taking STAAR exams during the first three weeks of May.
Parents, please encourage your children to get a good night's sleep, arrive to school on time, and eat breakfast so they're ready to do their best on exams.
Cedar Creek High School - May 14, 8 am to Noon
Bastrop High School - May 26, 1 to 4 pm
To view both flyers, click here.
New Student Enrollment is Now Open!
For students who are currently enrolled as a Bastrop ISD student, parents do not need to do anything at this time. You will be asked to complete the Student Information Verification later in July.
For May, our tip is to reach out and connect with a friend. Scientific studies have demonstrated that social connection is a key element to both physical and mental well-being. In fact, one study demonstrated that lacking social connections can be more detrimental than smoking and obesity. Benefits of social connection include increased longevity and a strengthening of the body's immune response. A great way to initiate a connection with a friend is to send a pic of a time you enjoyed together. Find a way that works for you to connect and let the benefits begin.
What are Students Learning?
Elementary students will continue learning about problem-solving, while Intermediate and Middle school students will continue their exploration of conflict resolution. High school students will continue to explore ways to be helpful. As we enter testing season, teachers are also encouraged to reflect on previous lessons that addressed healthy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Families looking to engage their students around these topics can ask questions like:
- What is one thing you can do if you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed?
- What are you learning during SEL time this week?
- What are the problem-solving steps? (Elementary)
- How can managing strong emotions help prevent conflicts from arising?
- What are some ways you can be helpful at______ (home, school, community)?
Mark Your Calendar!
May 2 - 6: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6: School Lunch Hero Day
May 10: Retirement Reception, PAC, 4-6 pm
May 11: School Nurse Appreciation Day
May 13: School Communicators Day
May 17: BISD School Board Meeting, PAC, 5:30 pm
May 26: Early Release/Last Day of School
May 30: Staff Holiday/Memorial Day