Buckholts schools met standards for the 2017-18 school year! TEA this morning released the accountability ratings for all Texas public schools on a new TEA website TXschools.org.
Here is a clip from the Buckholts ISD report card. (Red arrow added for emphasis.)
Buckholts schools had been poorly managed and failing in years past, so in 2016 the school board hired Superintendent Nancy Sandlin to get the schools into passing territory. Usually it takes about five years to turn a school and community culture around. Mrs. Sandlin hoped to turn around the local schools in three years. Well guess what....... (long dramatic pause) ..............................
Mrs. Sandlin, her principals, teachers and staff did it in TWO years!
The kids at Buckholts schools have proven they can overcome past years of educational neglect and have the right stuff to succeed. It's time for all whining and complaining to stop. This is NOT the time for the community to hold and stand fast. It is time the community advances so that C+ becomes a B+ and then an A+. (But, it is time to party!)
Congratulations to the Buckholts community, parents, students and school staff. This is a BIG deal and calls for a celebration, so stay tuned.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Buckholts Schools have several job openings for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.
You read it right! Buckholts schools are still OPEN. And, Buckholts ISD has a new Athletic Director, James Shelton.
Jobs to be filled are:
Cafeteria cook, part-time
Middle School science teacher, full-time
Art teacher, part-time
Music teacher, pert-time
Plus several other teaching and special positions.
ALL jobs require applicant background checks prior to employment.
For job information click on this secure link >>>> Buckholts School Jobs
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The 31st annual Buckholts Cotton Festival and BBQ Cookoff is in the history books. Despite August temperatures in June, people came from far and wide to participate in the activities or just hang around for the parade and the music.
The annual parade kicked off under the command of Master of Ceremonies Richard Crowe. A large crowd lined Main St. to watch floats, hot rods, antique cars and scramble for candy.
The Buckholts Lions Club offered breakfast tacos and ice cream and other street vendors offered food, refreshments, plants and other wares.
While friends and family indulged in good food and goods, the competition cooks were hard at work.
Aside from many chefs dreams of beating John Anderle and visiting with new and old friends, there were activities such as a cake walk, ring toss, and sports competitions in washers, horse shoes, volleyball and softball.
If you have a cook-off, you have to have judges. And the Quad City-CTBA sanctioned event brought in local judges and judges from afar.
Despite the fact they could have grilled their entrees on the sidewalk or the pavement, all the competition cooks deferred to their pits and wood fires. And, pit cooking paid off, literally, for many of the chefs.
|Big hats were the order of the day to fight the sun and heat.|
|Buckholts High School's newly formed National Honor Society students on their float.|
|What could go better together than a new T-shirt and an air freshener in sweltering heat.|
|Displaying his 1st place plaque in the rib category from the 11th Cotton Festival Cook-off, a former champion returns to Buckholts after a long hiatus.|
|Something tells me this guy was not referring to a turkey leg when he yelled, "Eat this!".|
|Jane Ann Temple drove all the way from San Antonio to be a judge in the rib category.|
|The Overall Grand
Champion Team of the CTBA Quad City sanctioned BBQ Cook-off|
at the 31st Buckholts Cotton Festival was “2 Old Farts & A Hog”. (L-R) Jerry Kopriba,
Justin Shirley, Festival Ramrod Patsy Gaines, and Tim Gresham.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
The Buckholts 2018 Cotton Festival and Quad City - CTBA BBQ Cook-off kicked off the night of June 1st in the downtown section of Buckholts.
|Festival favorite Michael Carubelli returned for his second year and entertained|
the crowd with an acoustic set . . .
|. . . while competition cooks cooled off while keeping their entrees hot.|
Opening night photos > > > Cotton Festival 2018 Opening Night
In field ceremony Friday, June 1st, Buckholts High School graduated 13 Seniors.
Seniors awarded certificates of appreciation and several received scholarships.
(L-R) Cooper Meinardus, David Rodriguez, Jacob Hernandez, Kris Munoz,Chelsea Eaton, Aaron Melendez, Christopher Salomon, Sara Cox, Hector Campos, Adriana Abila, Desiree Cazares, Abel Owens and Jeffrey Arledge-Ruiz.
|Salutatorian Abel Owens and Valedictorian Sara Cox of the Class of 2018|
|Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, David Meinardus presents his son, Cooper Meinardus,|
with his High School diploma.
Go here for all the images > > > BHS Graduation 2018