Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Buckholts Schools Make The Grade


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

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! 
That's right! The staff, the teachers, the volunteers, the supporters and the STUDENTS did it! Buckholts is no longer a failing school. Buckholts meet the required standards for public K-12 schools in Texas.

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

Gettin' Close

The start of school and football, that is.

Junior and Senior High Buckholts cheerleaders were in Cheer Camp the 3rd weekend of July.

Link to photos > >  Cheer Camp 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Jobs, Jobs & More Jobs

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:

          Custodian, full-time

               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

Buckholts Cotton Festival & BBQ Cookoff 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.

Big hats were the order of the day to fight the sun and heat.
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.

Buckholts High School's newly formed National Honor Society students on their float.
The Buckholts Lions Club offered breakfast tacos and ice cream and other street vendors offered food, refreshments, plants and other wares.

What could go better together than a new T-shirt and an air freshener in sweltering heat. 
While friends and family indulged in good food and goods, the competition cooks were hard at work.

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.

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.

Something tells me this guy was not referring to a turkey leg when he yelled, "Eat this!".
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.

Jane Ann Temple drove all the way from San Antonio to be a judge in the rib category.
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.

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.

 Buckholts Cotton Festival  here  > > >  Buckholts Cotton Festival 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Opening Night at the Cotton Festival 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

Buckholts High School Graduation 2018

In field ceremony Friday, June 1st, Buckholts High School graduated 13 Seniors.

(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.
Seniors awarded certificates of appreciation and several received scholarships.

Go here for all the images  > > >  BHS Graduation 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

School Supporters Honored

Buckholts ISD honored community supporters at a luncheon Friday, June 1, 2018.

Janice Bridges and Linda Arnold were honored for their many years of service to Buckholts ISD.

All the honoree images here  > > >  BISD Community Awards 2018