Congratulations to all students who competed in the District Academic UIL meet in Melissa. Students from 2nd grade through 8th grade participated and numerous BISD students earned medals and ribbons as a result of their hard work. Congratulations!
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Teacher of the Month: Lauren Bethel Paraprofessional of the Month: Tina Callahan Bonham High School: Tyce Kissling and Alexis Besch L.H. Rather Junior High: Jacob Kennedy I.W. Evans Intermediate: Peyton McBroom Finley-Oates Elementary: Paula Garcia
Serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom, the BISD board is responsible for an annual budget of $15 million, 1,870 students, 350 employees, and 5 campuses, and manage to do all of this while maintaining the lowest tax rate in Fannin County.
Seniors Erika Porter and Amanda Edwards were recently named to the Volleyball All-Texomaland teams. Erika was selected as All Texomaland First Team. Erika was previously named the Offensive MVP in District 12-4A, with 663 kills, .408 hit percentage, and 301 digs. Amanda was named All-Texomaland Honorable Mention. Amanda was previously named First Team in District 12-4A.
Enrollment applications are available for the current school year for Fannin County Head Start and the Pre-Kindergarten programs at Bonham ISD. Applications are welcome for any child that is three or four years old as of September 1, 2015. Regardless of income, placement into one of the programs is available when there are vacancies in the program. If no vacancies exist, students are placed on a wait list until a spot becomes available.
We are excited to announce that Bonham High School's Cosmetology Program is expanding and will now be open to the public every Thursday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. beginning February 4th. We have some great students involved in this program and are excited to be able to provide them this opportunity!
Della's House of Giving Afterschool Program at Finley-Oates begins this week. This program is FREE and provides homework help, enrichment, and food for all students who attend. Care is offered until 5:15pm every school day. A registration form was sent home with the students and it is not too late to get a child enrolled in the program. Thank you to the wonderful volunteers at Della's House of Giving for this opportunity for our families!
The December students and staff of the month were recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting held on Monday, December 14. Each month, two employees are recognized from across the district for excelling in their professional area. In December, the Maintenance & Transportation department was given the opportunity to recognize two staff members for their outstanding service. They chose to honor Judy Lewis, department secretary, and Melissa Daniels, Transportation Specialist.
Today, senior citizens from throughout the community were invited to attend "A Charlie Brown Christmas" a special performance by the BHS Theater, at the Auditorium. Following the play, lunch was served to the attendees by the BHS student performers.
Bonham High School has scheduled six day trip college tours for the spring in addition to the fall overnight tours that have already taken place. These trips are open to Juniors and Seniors and 40 students are permitted per trip. The cost is $20 per student to attend which includes lunch on campus. We are excited to be able to offer these opportunities to our BHS students to assist in planning their education after graduation
The Bonham High School and Junior High came together to host a Winter Art Festival on Tuesday, December 8. Art was displayed throughout the auditorium for parents and guests to admire and L.H. Rather art was sold to visitors as a fundraiser for their art program. BHS displayed a variety of different styles of artwork, including art that was entered into the Fannin County Fair earlier this semester. After the art viewing, the BHS Theater department performed A Charlie Brown Christmas followed by the Outsiders.
Finley-Oates students participated in Code.Org’s annual Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week the week of December 7-11. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. The event seeks to get students interested in learning computer science, specifically the art of computer coding. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries.
Bonham ISD is excited to offer our college bound students an opportunity to tour university campuses for the second consecutive year. Last year, several tours were planned and proved beneficial to students deciding their next step after high school. December 1st and 2nd, junior and senior students traveled by bus to tour Texas A&M, University of Texas at Austin, and Baylor University. The students learned the admissions criteria and experience first-hand what campus life is like in the residence halls and the overall college experience.
Bonham Independent School District will conduct School Board Trustee elections on May 7, 2016. The first day to file for a place on the ballot will be January 20, 2016. The last day to file for a place on the ballot will be February 19, 2016.
We are happy to announce that the artwork designed by 6th grade art student Joey Seymore was selected to be the cover of the 2015 Christmas card. This design will also grace the cover of the December newsletter and be displayed on the district website throughout the month of December. Joey was given a $25 Wal Mart gift card and recognition at Monday's Board meeting.
Bonham ISD is excited to offer our college bound students an opportunity to tour college campuses for the second consecutive year. Last year, several tours were planned and proved beneficial to students deciding their next step after high school. Earlier this week, students traveled by bus to tour Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma and learned the admissions criteria and experience first-hand what campus life is like in the residence halls and the overall college experience.
Thank you to everyone who came to the BHS gym today to celebrate the 25th Regional Veterans Day Observance. The event was moved to the gym due to weather but it remained a moving ceremony. Dana Bowman has an incredible story that he was able to share with the crowd which included all of the BHS students. Thank you Veterans!!
The Bailey Inglish campus of Bonham ISD held a high-energy rollout rally to celebrate the next stage of implementation of the Apple ConnectED grant. Balloons, banners, and apple-themed decorations set the stage for the teacher rollout party on Monday, October 26.
October is the month Fannin County Head Start and others like it across the country will join together to celebrate and strengthen the nation’s awareness of the Head Start Program. Head Start Awareness Month was designed to bring together parents, teachers, students, and other community members. The Fannin County Head Start serves eligible children across Fannin County. The program serves 139 qualifying 3 and 4 year olds in eight classrooms.
Bonham ISD proudly supports the Bonham Great Days of Service. Every year, all BISD students in Pre-K to Seniors at BHS participate in a canned food drive for the two weeks leading up to the service day. This year, the campuses collected a combined total of more than 7,100 non-perishable items. I.W. Evans Intermediate brought in over 3,000 items.
Throughout the week of Homecoming, donations were collected from four home games. Combined with a generous donation from Cable One, the result was an $8,000 donation to the Bonham Police Department to aid in the purchase of these body cams. Dr. Beaty presented Chief Bankston with the check at the BISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, October 19. Accompanying Bankston for the presentation were Lieutenant Terry Bee, Sergeant Tammy Boehlers, Sergeant Joe Gentry, Officer Bryant Smith, and BISD Resource Officer Dale Day.
The floor plan is a 100’ x 160’ structure and is designed for both small and large animals. Glenn engineering has surveyed the land and drew a topographic map to determine optimum site placement of the barn. The three location recommendations will be presented to the Board of Trustees at the regular meeting on Monday, October 19.
Bonham High School is proud to offer several great opportunities to their students this academic year. We have organized two overnight college tours and six day tours to various colleges and universities, with the first overnight trip in November.In order to keep the costs down for our students, we are seeking donations from the community.
You come to Meet the Teacher Night and stare at the list of classes. Really, that teacher? You so did not want Mrs. Smith for your child. Or you look at that list and realize your son’s bully from last year has ended up in his class. Or maybe it’s that every day these first few weeks, your daughter has had something bad to say about Mrs. Jones and what happened in class that day.
In the fall of 2013, the Bonham ISD Board of Trustees approved a list of numerous facility improvement projects recommended by the Capital Projects Committee. It has been nearly two years since the district secured the money to improve a multitude of facilities. The list of capital improvement projects was extensive and has improved facilities across the district, aligning with one of the board goals: to provide our staff and students with the best facilities possible. In order to remain transparent, Dr. Beaty has provided a detailed update on the current state of these projects and has answered additional questions of public concern.
Welcome to Bonham ISD, home of the Warriors. BISD is a Class 4A school district serving approximately 1900 students districtwide. The District is comprised of five campuses: Bailey Inglish Head Start and Pre-K, Finley-Oates Elementary (K-3), I.W. Evans Intermediate (4-6), L.H. Rather Junior High (7-8), and Bonham High School (9-12). We are the home of Fannin County Head Start as well as the Fannin County Shared Services Arrangement (FCSSA), and the Alternative Education Program.