WARRIORS IN 'THE KNOW'
1/29/2021 ~ Superintendent's Newsletter ~ 19th Ed.
"You never fail until you stop trying."
~ Albert Einstein
Let's Start February Off on a POSITIVE Note!!
Monday, February 1st is Positivi-TEE Day
Wear any shirt, t-shirts/sweatshirts included, that helps you remember to be positive.
Email me a pic of yourself, or your group, in your shirts so I can see all the Positivi-TEE across the District.
Last Friday afternoon I was going to the high school to pick up my daughter from softball practice when I saw Mrs. Barbara Gore picking up trash around BHS. She routinely cleans the grounds around the BHS campus and the softball/baseball/tennis court areas.
Mrs. Gore is definitely a Golden Warrior who selflessly gives of her time to make BISD be the best it can be!
BHS Robotics CNC Machine
This machine allow robotics students to design and create custom parts for their robots. They can do so more quickly and with much greater precision and accuracy.
The machine can also create intricate designs as shown below in the Warrior Head they made and gave to me!!
BHS Floral Design Project
From the start.....
to the finished project!!
Central Office January Birthday Celebration
We celebrated Mike Barkley with coconut cream pie and white birthday cake!!
Central Office Wishes Duane Hardy Much Happiness in His Next Chapter
Today, Friday, January 29th is Duane's last day at Bonham ISD. He has worked for the District as a Computer Technician for almost 9 years. During his tenure at BISD, he has been instrumental in adding a lot of technology hardware to classrooms that have had a positive direct impact on student achievement.
While he will be greatly missed, we do wish him much happiness and relaxation! And let's face it, once a Purple Warrior - always a Purple Warrior.
BISD Staff are the BEST - Utilizing EVERY Minute!
While awaiting the results of a COVID test, this staff member was working on their laptop while gathering information from a rather large binder and PowerPoint training presentation.
I am not surprised - this is just who we are as Purple Warriors!!
COVID Message ..... Shortened Quarantine
The CDC still states a 14-day quarantine as the recommended and best practice - so why are we allowing shortened quarantine periods?
Since the first day of instruction, when we first began collecting data relating to COVID cases and close contact determinations, 3% of our students and 10% of our staff have received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. Within those percentages, less than 1% of positive individuals believe they contracted COVID from close contact to a test-confirmed individual at BISD. The majority contracted the virus from family or friends in which they spent extended periods of time usually without face coverings.
It is for those reasons, the risk of transmission at BISD is determined to be very low as long as we continue to follow all health, safety and hygiene protocols.
It is also for these reasons, we are allowing a shortened quarantine with additional protocols and requirements in place. The benefits of in-person instruction with certified teachers and qualified, experienced staff are much higher than the risk of transmission.
Some more of our wonderful Central Office staff, administrators and counselors!
What is Going on Next Week??
Sat. Jan. 30 – BHS G Soccer @ Community – 10:00
Sat. Jan. 30 – BHS B Soccer @ Community – 11:45
Mon. Feb. 1 – I.W. Evans Virtual Band Concert – 6:30
Tues. Feb. 2 – BHS B BB @ Home (Senior Night) – 5:30
Tues. Feb. 2 – BHS G BB @ Home (Senior Night) – 6:15
Wed. Feb. 3 – COVID Vaccine Dose 2 for staff who received dose 1 with BISD
Wed. Feb. 3 – BHS G Soccer @ Caddo Mills – 5:30
Wed. Feb. 3 – BHS B Soccer @ Caddo Mills – 7:15
Thurs. Feb. 4 – BHS Tennis Tournament @ Home
Thurs. Feb. 4 – LHR B BB @ Home – 4:30
Thurs. Feb. 4 – LHR G BB @ Whitewright – 4:30
Thurs. Feb. 4 – BHS Fine Arts Expo – 6:30
Thurs. Feb. 4 – Sat. Feb. 6 – Ag Mech Show in San Angelo
Fri. Feb. 5 – BHS B BB @ Leonard – 4:30
Fri. Feb. 5 – BHS G BB @ Leonard – 6:15
Sat. Feb. 6 – BHS G Soccer @ Home – 10:00
Sat. Feb. 6 – BHS UIL Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest @ Lovejoy