Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Buckholts ISD Community Recognized On The Floor Of The Texas House of Representatives 02-21-17

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Administrator, teachers and students traveled to Austin to witness a resolution by Representative Terry Wilson. Below is the text of the adopted Resolution.

85R11965 BK-D
By: WilsonH.R. No. 524
       WHEREAS, In an inspiring display of cooperation and hometown
pride, community members have worked together to set the Buckholts
Independent School District on a new path to success; and
       WHEREAS, Located in a single school building, the district
has served the small town of Buckholts for nearly 130 years;
recently, the community learned that Buckholts ISD, which is funded
by a very limited budget, had begun to underperform and was at risk
of closure; and
       WHEREAS, This knowledge led to a concerted effort on the part
of a host of concerned citizens, including parents, retired
teachers, and community volunteers, who have stepped up to help in
any way they can; former teachers have come out of retirement to
help instruct students in algebra and English, and another
individual purchased gift cards to be awarded for the most improved
STAAR test scores; still others are volunteering to tutor where
needed, and the local Booster Club also lent its support to the
campaign by sponsoring a raffle and hiring a deejay at football
games; the district has since experienced a 75 percent increase in
attendance at all football, volleyball, and basketball events; and
       WHEREAS, The time and effort that these dedicated residents
have invested in Buckholts ISD have had a profound impact on teacher
morale, and student performance has likewise improved; moreover,
students representing Buckholts ISD have made a superior showing at
recent UIL cross-country competitions and FFA stock shows, and a
parent teacher organization has been established to promote the
continued involvement of parents in the district; and
       WHEREAS, In only a short time, the outpouring of support from
the community has helped to revitalize Buckholts ISD, and all those
who have taken part in this worthwhile cause may take pride in their
achievements; now, therefore, be it
       RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
Legislature hereby commend the many individuals who have given of
their time to make a positive difference in the Buckholts
Independent School District; and, be it further
       RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
prepared for the school district as an expression of high regard by
the Texas House of Representatives.

District 20 State Representative Terry Wilson presenting House Resolution # 524 on the House Floor. Buckholts Seniors Sam Munoz, Dakota Hubnik, Megan Lopez and Katie Hubnik  stood behind the Speaker of the House, while the rest of the Buckholts ISD  entourage witnessed the Resolution from the gallery behind the Speaker.

Here is a YouTube video of Rep. Terry Wilson presenting the Resolution to the house. (Low quality video. Sorry.)

It was a bright (literally) day for Buckholts students and teachers on the steps of the Texas Capitol with Representative Terry Wilson.