Monday, August 26, 2019

Badger's Back To School Bash 08-17-19

The Athletic Department of Buckholts ISD held a Back to School Bash, Saturday, August 17th, at the Buckholts Community Center with a complete meal supplied by Aaron Metcalf's Double XL BBQ.

All the photos - - > >  Back to School Bash 08-17-19

Varsity Badgers Football Scrimmage 08-16-19

On a very hot Friday afternoon on August 16th, the varsity Badgers beared heat indices in excess of 105 degrees and took to the gridiron for some scrimmage action.

While the boys of fall groaned and sweated, some fans were serenely basking in the sun with a cool drink.

Scrimmage photos - - > >  Badger Varsity Football Scrimmage 08-16-19

Buckholts Pre-Season Volleyball

Thursday, August 8th, the varsity Lady Badgers took on teams from Reisel and Waelder in Buckholts gymnasium.

After the line judges were briefed and a quick check of Facebook, the matches commenced.

The Lady Badgers won the match against against Reisel.

While the "reporters" called in the results of the first match, the Buckholts team took a break while Reisel played Waelder.

Back from break, the Badger Ladies took on Waelder, needing only two games to win the match.

Having won both matches, the Lady Badgers celebrated their victories.

Photos of both matches here  - - > >  HS Volleyball 08-08-19

Friday, August 16, 2019

Buckholts Schools Earn an "A" Rating

It's official! Buckholts ISD earns all "A's" from TEA.

The Texas Education Agency has released it's accountability and financial scores for all schools statewide. Buckholts ISD received an accountability rating of "A" and an "A" in finance. What's more, Buckholts ISD was the only school system in Milam County to get the "A" rating. And more,
Buckholts schools went from a F to an A in only three years! That's unheard of.

Want more? Buckholts ISD will now be a District of Innovation! 

When Superintendent Nancy Sandlin took the reins three years ago, our local school district was in bad shape and the TEA was threatening to close our schools. Mrs. Sandlin doggedly took to the task of turning the school system around. With the support of the school board she made drastic changes in staff, teachers and operations. Parents, students and the community got on board and the train groaned into action. And, now, the train has a full head of steam. (Sorry, I just couldn't pass up the train allegory.)

A long time ago I wrote about how good the students and community were here in Buckholts. Turns out I was right. The proof is in the recently recevied "A" ratings.

Sure, there's still work to do and facilities need maintenance and there are always things needing upgrade. But Buckholts' students have proven they have what it takes to succeed.

To the Board of Trustees, the administrators, the staff, the volunteers, the donors, ESC Region 6 administrators and staff, the parents, the STUDENTS and the tireless TEACHERS who put in 12 hours plus every day, CONGRATULATIONS!  YOU did it!

Now I propose a new motto be posted at Buckholts schools: "No slackers on this campus."