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Shelly Jones

Burnet CISD hires three new coaches for next season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Three coaches are joining the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District staff in 2018-19. They are Shelly Jones as volleyball head coach, Mike Walzel as Burnet High School girls golf head coach and Burnet Middle School golf coach, and Craig Griffin as Burnet Middle School boys athletics coordinator. (more…)

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Burnet CISD to dole out $350,000 to state in first Robin Hood payout

Burnet CISD to dole out $350,000 to state in first Robin Hood payout

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The future of classroom programs and teacher pay raises could be in jeopardy as Burnet Consolidated Independent School District joins the list of “property rich” schools to pay into the state of Texas’s so-called “Robin Hood” school finance system. (more…)

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

BCISD MESSAGE: Property values, taxes, and state funding

The Burnet Consolidated Independent District has been developing its budget since January and conducted its first budget workshop in March. The next budget workshop is June 4. A key data point in developing the district’s budget is property values. (more…)

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

BCISD MESSAGE: District has contingency plan for ACE Afterschool Program

The five-year grant funding the ACE Afterschool Program will expire in July. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is in the process of applying for Cycle 10 of the grant to fund an additional five years. (more…)

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BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

BCISD MESSAGE: School board election canceled; April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Recently, the Rotary Club of Burnet gave away more than $13,000 in community grants to local nonprofit and service organizations. As a member of Rotary, I am very proud of its community grants, and it is another reason you can add to my list of why I love living and working in Burnet. This community […]

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‘Screenagers’ looks at kids growing up in digital age; free showing April 4 at Burnet High School

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Parents who believe their kids are spending too much time on their digital devices are invited to a free screening of the documentary “Screenagers — Growing up in the Digital Age.” Presented by the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, “Screenagers” looks at the impact of smart devices on families. […]

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Nicole Hockley (left) talks with Burnet Middle School Interact Club members in February 2017 after a ‘Start With Hello’ presentation. Hockley is one of the founders of Sandy Hook Promise, which works to give schools, organizations, communities, and individuals the skills and tools needed to identify people who are socially isolated and make them feel included. Hockley’s son, Dylan, was killed in a shooting Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, along with 25 other students and staff. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

‘Start With Hello,’ ‘Say Something’ programs making impact on Burnet Middle School, community

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The day after a gunman killed 14 students and three faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, several Burnet Middle School Interact Club members met with club sponsor Sara Te. (more…)

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Burnet leaders to highlight policy strides at State of the Community

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — City and school officials will host an upcoming State of the Community address, featuring public leaders reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and providing insight into future policies and projects. (more…)

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Police practice active shooter drills on Burnet CISD campuses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — With the recent violent shootings at schools across the country, Burnet-area law enforcement agencies are launching and updating active shooter procedures. (more…)

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Burnet school officials issue alert to quell rumors of Snapchat threat

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials sent out letters Feb. 23 to warn parents and students about “unsubstantiated rumors” regarding a Snapchat post connected to a threat in another state. (more…)

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Ex-BCISD bus driver accused of inappropriate contact with teen

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have charged a former Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus driver with attempted indecency with a child following an accusation by a 15-year-old boy that the accused tried to “initiate inappropriate contact” with him, officials said. (more…)

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Heart of Hope Counseling and Mediation set up a wheel at a previous Join the Journey Safe and Drug-Free Wellness Fair that children could spin for a prize. The counseling group is one of several that participates in the event to help families stay healthy and happy. This year’s fair is 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the R.J. Richey Elementary gym, 500 E. Graves in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Join the Journey fair arms Burnet community in fight against drug abuse

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Following the death of her son in December 2011 from a methadone overdose, Janet Christiansen faced two options: crumble from her sorrow and regret or honor her son by equipping parents and the community with information to battle the scourge of drug use and abuse. (more…)

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BCISD leadership weighs in on Gatesville steroids controversy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The superintendent at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has reinforced his district’s philosophy and policy against drug use, including performance-enhancing drugs, in the wake of public outcry over alleged steroid use among Gatesville Independent School District athletes. (more…)

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Burnet Middle School introduces newest Sandy Hook Promise program: ‘Say Something’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Last year, Burnet Middle School students started with “hello.” This year, they want everyone — their peers, staff members, parents, and residents — to say something. (more…)

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The Burnet High School culinary arts students are heading back to the second annual High School Food Truck Battle on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Centennial Plaza in Round Rock. The event, sponsored by the Art Institute of Austin, takes part during the Round Rock Chalk Walk. Along with a judged grand prize, the public can vote on the People’s Choice award. Go to roundrockarts.org for more on the competition and bulldogbistro.org for more on the Burnet culinary arts program. Courtesy photo

Burnet culinary arts team looks to repeat as food truck battle champion

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The Burnet High School culinary arts students know going into the second annual Art Institute of Austin High School Food Truck Battle the other five teams are gunning for them. (more…)

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Burnet CISD asks parents to reach into pantries for those in need

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District food services department officials are asking the public to extend a helping hand to their neighbors in need by donating non-perishable food items in drop-off containers on district campuses. (more…)

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MFISD bonfire canceled due to weather

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Wet weather and muddy conditions forced Marble Falls Independent School District officials to cancel the homecoming bonfire that was set for Thursday, Sept. 28. (more…)

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Burnet CISD enacts new policy for student meal charges

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has adopted a new policy on student meal charges and food options following passage of a state law that mandates districts serve regular meals even if a student can’t pay. (more…)

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

Burnet CISD wants to answer your ‘burning questions’ about the district

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District invites the public to ask tough questions about what’s happening on school campuses. (more…)

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The 2017 Burnet High School homecoming court includes Lyndsi Woods (back row, left), Chelsea Juhnke, Julyssa Silva, Maria Lopez, Alyssa Arnold; Ellett Vann (front row, left), Reid Dalrymple, Tyler Torres, Sterling Galban, and Hilton Warwick. Courtesy photo

Burnet homecoming is all about community support

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When it comes to organizing the Burnet High School homecoming festivities this week, the school district entrusted three employees, who happen to be alumni, to ensure its success. (more…)

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The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps is taking its show, ‘The Darkness of Shadows,’ to the Bands of America’s regional championship on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock. The event draws some of the best bands in Central Texas as well as across the Lone Star State. It’s a great opportunity for the Burnet High School band, flag corps, and drill team to get some feedback on their routine as they tweak it for the UIL contest in October. The Burnet band performs at 1 p.m. Saturday. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps headed to competitive Bands of Americas contest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With about a month before the University Interscholastic League marching competition, Burnet High School band director Jason Jones  has put the Esprit de Corps smack dab in the middle of one of the toughest contests he could find. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As families fled Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath in late August, those with school-aged children faced an additional problem: getting them back in class. Highland Lakes school districts are answering that need, but officials aren’t just concerned with academics. (more…)

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Highland Lakes schools receive passing TEA grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes districts and campuses earned passing grades through the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system. The TEA released the ratings Aug. 16. The system gauges districts and campuses on four standards: student achievement; student progress; closing performance gaps; and postsecondary readiness. A district or campus can earn either […]

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Is your child attending Burnet CISD? What you need to know

Is your child attending Burnet CISD? What you need to know

BURNET — Well, Burnet Bulldogs, the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 21, is fast approaching, but before you head to class, there are a few things you should know, or do, prior to the big day. (more…)

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Burnet Rotarian Gary Wideman (second from left) drops off Burnet High School students and Interact Club members Ryan Edmondson (center) and Jazmine Castillo (second from right) at the 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program at McKinney Roughs Nature Area outside of Bastrop while two RYLA counselors greet them. The program July 2-7 let students develop their leadership skills. Courtesy photo

Burnet High School students attend Rotary leadership program

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Rotary Club of Burnet gave two Burnet High School students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills during a program at McKinney Roughs Nature Park on July 2-7. (more…)

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Burnet makes coaching hires, including one from way up north

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials had to tap the Garden State for one of the four coaching hires recently announced. The hires are Stephanie Pegues in swimming, Mathew Howard in softball, Matthew Russell in girls soccer — all at the high school — and Cory Spivey as the Burnet Middle School boys […]

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