Great week to be a Bobcat capped off by an outstanding Veteran’s Day Assembly. Our Bobcats did an amazing job showing appreciation for our Veterans. We have 5 more days until staff/students have a 9 day break. Please check your Bobcat’s grades (PSS) because there are a lot of assessments and projects being completed at this time. It appears that spring has sprung early here at BMS. We will be having grade level assemblies next Tuesday in Advisory to review general campus behavior expectations to ensure Bobcats know our expectations and are making good choices. Once we return from Thanksgiving Break students only have 3 weeks of instruction until the end of the 1st Semester.
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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.
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.
The process is underway to create a new elementary school attendance zone to accommodate the opening of the district’s 16th elementary school. The new campus, located in the Anthem subdivision, will open in August 2024. In July 2023, the Board of Trustees voted to empanel a committee of 14 citizens to review proposed maps, receive public input, and create a recommendation that will be presented to the Board for a vote no later than December of this year. “Board policy requires the district administration to create at least two starting-point maps for consideration by the citizen committee,” said Hays CISD Chief Communication Officer Tim Savoy. “We encourage everyone who has an opinion to reach out to the committee by using the special ‘Zone Talk’ button on the committee’s webpage or attending one of two public forums. People can also follow along as the process progresses, view the prevailing draft maps, and see all of the materials presented to the committee on the committee webpage.” The committee webpage is www.hayscisd.net/zone2023. Click headline or "Read More" for full story.
Hays CISD is excited to announce the second annual Hays History Day will be held on January 20, 2024. Our district History Day competition is in conjunction with the Texas History Day competition hosted by the Texas State Historical Association and the National History Day organization. History Day's purpose is to equip students with college and career ready skills of collaboration, research, writing, and innovative thinking that come from the study of history and civics. It is a wonderful way to incorporate Social Studies and Reading and Language Arts state standards into innovative projects. The competition is open to students from grades 4 through 12. Please join us for more information at a parent and community meeting on Thursday, September 21 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Barton Middle School cafeteria. We will discuss the theme for this year's project and options for student projects. Please click headline or "Read More" for additional details.
Important Links and Handouts
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
Open House Presentation