Shout out to our PTA and parent/staff volunteers for making our Valentine’s Dance a success last night. I hope your Bobcat had a great time. We had 432 Bobcats attend which is awesome. Thank you parents for your patience at pick-up because it is always a mad house. We were done by 9:30 which is a record. I hope that your Bobcats enjoy their four day weekends and let them know that they only have 14 school days until Spring Break.
We are officially only 11 days away from the biggest fundraiser we have done at BMS. If you have not purchased tickets you can go to https://pretix.eu/harlemwizards/budatx02-27-24-07-00pm to purchase ticket. There are currently 8 courtside player tickets available for K-8 students. Below is a list of all of the “players” for the game so come on out for a good time and cheer on/laugh at some of the folks listed below.
Players for Wizards Game on Feb 27th
Chris Chicon- Neighborhood Sports
April Cook- NES
Travis Mitchell- City of Kyle Mayor
Christy Steubing- NES
Mark Jones- The Commish
Cynthia Spade- BES
Teri Eubank- Best BMS Principal
Earrick Stigall- HHS
Darrell Stewart- HHS
Community Action Inc. Information: Hays CISD has a direct partnership with Community Action Inc. which offers a variety of educational programs and services to our Hays CISD parents and community, and they're all FREE!! English as Second Language and GED Classes. GED can be taught in English or Spanish. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Classes Informacion sobre Community Action Inc. Hays CISD tiene una asociación directa con Community Action Inc. que ofrece una variedad de programas y servicios educativos a nuestros padres y comunidad de Hays CISD, y todos son GRATIS! Clases de ESL (Ingles como segunda lengua) y GED (Diploma de educacion general) puede impartirse en ingles o espanol. Los clases de Calefaccion, ventilación y aire acondicionado (HVAC), y certificado de asistente de enfermería(CNA) requiere habilidades intermedias de inglés.
If your student is using a Hays device this year, please consider purchasing the Hays Device Protection Plan. The cost of the plan is dependent on if the student qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch. At most, it is $40. Protect yourself from costly repair bills. Families have 60 days to purchase the plan this year. Don't miss out! Click the story to get to the Revtrack link to purchase.
Supporting Youth Mental Health - Fall Webinar Series ** Hays CISD has partnered with Daybreak Health to hold FREE workshop/webinar classes for Hays CISD families focused on supporting youth mental health. Facilitated by a clinical expert from Daybreak, these free virtual webinars will cover the following topics: Youth Anxiety| Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 6:00-7:00pm | and Communicating with Your Child | Wednesday March 27, 2024 |6:00-7:00pm | Click headline above or "Read More" to view details and to register for these free webinars!
Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright announced Monday several high-level personnel decisions following approval from the Board of Trustees at its regular business meeting on January 22, 2024. Current Pfluger Elementary School Principal Elizabeth Lara was selected to become the first principal for Jim Cullen Elementary School, which will open in August. Mark Torres, current head football coach for Pebble Hills High School in El Paso, Texas, will become the athletic coordinator and head football coach for Hays High School. And, Alan Duerr, deputy chief technology officer for Hays CISD, has been promoted to chief technology officer.
The school board-appointed 2023 Naming Committee, made up of community members, presented the first reading of its recommendation package at the Hays CISD Board of Trustees workshop meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023. The committee was empaneled in July to consider names for several new schools and district facilities. During an open nomination process from Friday, September 22, 2023, through Tuesday, October 10, 2023, district residents submitted more than 200 name nominations.
First Order of Business for Newly Revamped Hays Education Foundation: Fill State Education Funding Gaps
It’s a new day for the Hays Education Foundation – a non-profit that was created to benefit Hays Consolidated Independent School District teachers and students. The Foundation has been working since the pandemic disruption to reinvent itself as an organization that can grow with the district and tackle a changing array of education funding needs. On Thursday, November 9, 2023, the Foundation will host a re-launch event and share its new plans. “The Foundation, a district partner since 1998, has provided valuable assistance to district teachers and students. The first 25 years were successful for the early 21st century Hays CISD. However, with no sign of student population growth slowing, and increasingly uncertain education funding from the state, it’s time to reassess, retool, and remake the Foundation into an organization that can serve Hays CISD for the next 25 years,” said Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright. Click headline or “Read More” for the rest of the article.
Important Links and Handouts
5th Grade Parent/Student Presentation
5th Grade Parent Email
BMS Parent Drop-Off/Pick-Up Aerial Map 23-24
BMS Parent Drop-Off/Pick-Up Guidelines
Schoology (PARENT login)
Schoology Resource Site - Help for Parents and Students
23-24 Bell Schedules
23-24 Teacher Tutorial Schedule