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Burnet's Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

Burnet’s Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In addition to a new eight-lane track, artificial turf and black fencing, Bulldog Field also will get a new scoreboard. (more…)

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Grant brings pre-engineering to Burnet elementary classes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — In the fall, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District kicked off its new pre-engineering program for middle school and high school students. The idea was to get students involved in science, technology, engineering and math studies. (more…)

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Burnet Consolidated Independent School District administrators and Burnet H-E-B managers and directors gathered in celebration of BCISD winning H-E-B’s Small School District Excellence in Education Award. The district received $50,000 with the honor. Pictured are Tiffany Fox (front row, left), central checkout operations manager; Steven Williamson, store director; Mark Langley, unit director; Olga Gonzales, central checkout specialist; Amy Vann, administrative assistant; and BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett (back row, left); Mario Alaniz, bond project manager; Shelley Reavis, elementary curriculum director; Sarah Cervi, BCISD business and finance director; Monty Young, assistant store director; Joanna Barry, drugstore manager; Oriel Villarreal, grocery manager; Matt Williams, produce manager; Contessa Huffman, BCISD human resources director; Burnet Middle School Principal Steve Grant; technology director Adam Hermes; Quest High School Principal Doug Marvin; Jim Connor, secondary curriculum director; and Jerry Blizzard, facilities and operations manager. Courtesy photo

Burnet CISD wins H-E-B education award and $50,000

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — Three years ago, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District was facing a projected $1.5 million deficit and another year without pay raises for employees. Officials wanted to take a closer look at the curriculum to see if the needs of students were being met. (more…)

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Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The spring round of elections are May 9 for several cities and school districts around the Highland Lakes. Polls in Burnet and Llano counties are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The last day of early voting is May 5. The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot. (more…)

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Burnet High School band director Jason Jones leads band members through a series of warm-up drills this summer before getting down to business.

Burnet High School band rolls on despite challenges

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When the Burnet High School symphonic band took the stage in Bastrop during the University Interscholastic League’s Region 18/26 concert and sight-reading competition April 14, director Jason Jones felt a little out of place with his seat. At stake was an eight-year run of earning the coveted UIL Sweepstakes […]

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DIVA Dawgs Zaida Freeman (left), Jordan Young and Tatum Salinas serve a community meal at Vanderveer Street Church of Christ in Burnet. The meal was part of the community service aspect of the club. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s DIVA Dawgs learn value of volunteering

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Mona Bible knows the challenges young girls face. After all, before she became a mother of a teenager and an elementary student, she was a girl herself. (more…)

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Burnet County, schools respond to ‘non-specific’ bomb threat

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials initiated a search of all their campuses after the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office received a “non-specific” bomb threat for the county April 8. Burnet and Bertram police and fire departments began conducting sweeps of all Burnet Consolidated Independent School District campuses as a precaution, officials said. The […]

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Burnet school district officials worked with the company installing artificial turf at Bulldog field so graduation ceremonies could be held at the stadium. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet High School graduation ceremony returning to Bulldog Field

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two days after Burnet school district officials announced the 2015 Burnet High School graduation was moving from Bulldog Field to the high school gym, they found a way to return it to the traditional outdoor venue. (more…)

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Burnet graduation moved to gym due to field renovations

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Upcoming renovations of the turf and track at Bulldog Field have forced officials to move the 2015 Burnet High School graduation, set for May 29, to the school’s gymnasium. Officials at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District released a statement on the decision March 25. (more…)

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Burnet High School getting artificial turf, new track in April

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet school district will contract with Symmetry Turf to install artificial turf and a track at Bulldog Field. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board members approved the contract at a regular meeting March 23. (more…)

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BCISD garage and bake sale raising money for scholarships

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet school district is holding its annual garage and bake sale to raise money for scholarships to be awarded to Burnet High School seniors who have parents working for the district. (more…)

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Burnet Middle School interim principal officially takes position

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board members have dropped the interim in Steve Grant’s title. They now simply refer to him as Burnet Middle School Principal Steve Grant. The board approved his hire during its regular meeting March 23. (more…)

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Burnet CISD celebrating public schools with several events

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — During the 2013-2014 academic year, more than 5.1 million students attended Texas public schools, making it one of the largest school systems in the nation. That’s something worth celebrating. (more…)

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The Burnet High School Highlandettes' Spring Show was voted favorite Burnet-area theater production by The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LOCALS LOVE US: Highlandettes put on a great show

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Caity Clinton said people kept telling her last year’s Highlandette Spring Show was the best one they had seen. That could be why The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners voted it as their favorite Burnet-area theater production in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. (more…)

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