December 13, 2019

Come out Saturday to support BHS Academic Decathlon!

On Saturday, December 14th, Bandera High School Decathlon team will host the Round 1 Super Quiz competition. Twenty-five schools will be competing to see which is the best at answering quiz questions in front of a crowd.

Super Quiz is the only part of the competition that is open to the public. The event will be held at 3:00 pm in the high school gym, and spectators and fans are encouraged to attend.

(The Bandera team will be competing, but they have excused themselves from the possibility of trophies since they are hosting.)

Bandera Middle School placed second in their UIL One Act Play competition in Llano!

You are invited to see their performance on January 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Bandera Middle School.
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Four BMS Robotics Teams advance to First Lego League Regional Finals on March 8, 2020.

Not only did the five teams excel in competition, but they earned comments from the judges on their cooperative spirit and their pride in cheering each other on. #passionatepeopleofintegrity #banderapride #smalltownbandera #livingourcorevalues
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Congratulations to BMS Top FFA Fundraiser Sellers!

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NHS and NJHS Christmas Literacy Event at Alkek Elementary #learningtogether #smalltownrelationships

Dr. Hollingsworth shares his love of reading with kindergarteners.

FFA T-shirts for Sale.

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Students in Mrs. Patkowski's Vet Med class practice making sutures.

Check out this press release from the Texas FFA Foundation! #banderapride


(Austin, Texas) December 1, 2019 – Michael Derry from Bandera High School joined 26 fellow agricultural science teachers from across Texas on November 25-26 at the 2019 Legislative LEAD Experience. The Texas FFA Foundation coordinated the event for attendees and brought them to the Texas Capitol in Austin to hear from more than 20 presenters on leadership, education, advocacy and development.

“This experience was indescribably impressive and educational,” said Derry. “the information I gained is something that I will be able to utilize to advocate for my students and the agrictultural education system in general.”

The LEAD Series connects our teachers and students to sponsors, key Texas decision and policy makers as well as other stakeholders empowering them with practical, timely and applicable knowledge which can be taken back to classrooms, communities and shared with their peers. The event schedule was packed with influential presenters, including:

  • Honorable Drew Springer, Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and Texas House of Representatives, Dist. 68
  • Bryan Daniel, Commissioner of the Texas Workforce Commission
  • Chris Britton, Managing Director of Caddo Associates
  • Regan Beck, Director Government Affairs for Texas Farm Bureau
  • Tom Maynard, State Board of Education
  • Heather Justice, Texas Education Agency
  • Honorable Gary VanDeaver, Texas House of Representatives, Dist. 1
  • Stan Ray, Chief Administrative Officer for Farm Credit Bank of Texas

“We were honored to have Mr. Derry join us for this incredible leadership development opportunity,” said Aaron Alejandro, Executive Director of the Texas FFA Foundation. “Through this experience our teachers return to their communities, refreshed, recharged, empowered and engaged so they can inspire their students to be the best.”

The Legislative LEAD is designed as an educational initiative to help teachers better understand the inner workings of how our government works and how they can become a trusted advisor to their elected officials. The program has no focus on legislative matters, political candidates, positions or interest, it is designed solely for educational purposes.

About Texas FFA Foundation

Texas FFA Foundation’s purpose is to strengthen agricultural science education and the Texas FFA program, so each student can develop their potential for personal growth, career success and leadership in a global marketplace.

If you would like more information about the Texas FFA Foundation, please visit or contact Aaron Alejandro, Executive Director at (512) 480-8047.

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Bulldog Sports News

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Bulldog Basketball

Bulldogs at the Pearsall Maverick Basketball Tournament December 5th-7th

After going winless in their previous 4 games, the Bandera boys varsity basketball team traveled to Pearsall High School to compete in the Maverick Classic Basketball Tournament, December 5th-7th. The Bulldogs finally entered the tournament with a full team, having received the football athletes 2 weeks prior, and were looking to pick up their 1st victory of the early basketball season. In the 1st game of the tournament, the Bulldogs lost a hard fought battle against Carrizo Springs, 46-41. The boys then battled Crystal City later on that afternoon and picked up their 1st victory of the season 65-54. The Bulldogs would then lose the next 3 games against Dilley, Beeville and the eventual tournament champions and host, Pearsall, before picking up their 2nd victory in the final game of the tournament in a rematch against a very tough Crystal City team.

The Bulldogs ended up going 2-4 in the 3-day tournament and picked up the Bronze bracket championship trophy. Sophomore guard, Tyler Moore was awarded a well-deserved place on the All-Tournament team for his outstanding play in all 3 days of the tournament. Tyler was the spark plug that the Bulldogs needed in every one of their 6 games. His hustle on both sides of the basketball and leadership on and off the court was very important and will be valuable to our teams success down the road.

“Overall, I learned a lot about myself and these young men during our tournament over the past few days. These boys battled in 6 games, over 3 days, taking many bumps and bruises, along with some tough defeats, but they still managed to compete for each other and their community. We didn’t get the results we wanted in wins, but we gained many lessons that I believe will help us moving forward.” Coach Lee

Next up, the varsity boys will head to San Antonio, December 12-14th for the SAISD Tournament. Their 1st game will be on December 12th at 7 pm against the 2019 TAPPS 6A State Champs, Antonian Apaches, at the Alamo Convocation Center. JV and Freshman teams have off this week, but will resume play next week, December 17th at Devine High School.

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BISD on Twitter this Week

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