Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bluebonnet book winners

The fifth and sixth graders at Bullard Intermediate School voted for their favorite BlueBonnet Book in the library.

The students who read five or more of the Bluebonnet Books were invited to a Bluebonnet Voting Party in the library Jan. 27. After sharing parts of their favorite book, the students submitted their vote on-line and then created bluebonnets on a poster with thumb prints. They also got to preview the 2014-2015 Bluebonnet Books that the library had received.

Fifth grader Bradley Brooks read 16 of the 20 Bluebonnet Books and was awarded a Bluebonnet Book of his choice for reading the most books.

The Bluebonnet Book Program is a Texas reading list compiled each year by a group of librarians and educators in the state. Students state-wide in third-sixth grade vote for their favorite book on the list.

Emergency notification test

BISD is working with Heartland Insurance Group to pilot the emergency notification system IAN, Instant Alert Network, and will conduct a test of the system Friday at 1:30 p.m..

With the smartphone application, employees will be able to quickly notify other school personnel and authorities when there is an emergency in the district.

The test alert will originate on an elementary teacher’s phone and will simulate the active shooter drill for the district. The test is intended to measure:

  • The distribution of the message to employees and emergency responders
  • The response time of emergency responders
  • The response time of the campuses to react to the message

During the test, police and fire department personnel will be responding to the test message at the elementary school, and the campus will go into a hard lock-down. The remaining campuses will go into a soft lock-down.

Please do not be alarmed when you see emergency personnel as the ES. This is only a drill. If you have any questions, please contact the Central Office at 903-894-6639.

Prom Trunk Show

The BHS yearbook staff, in conjunction with Dress Me in Bullard, will host a prom fashion trunk show on Monday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Cost will be $3 at the door. This fun event will feature approximately 30 prom dresses modeled by BHS students. For more information, contact Mrs. Vining at

All-state named

Senior Madi Hodges and junior Mackenzie Fish received honorable mention 3A All-State honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association.

Four Lady Panthers were named to the All-State Academic Volleyball Team by TGCA:

  • Ashley Searcy
  • Mallory McCoy
  • Madi Hodges
  • Maddy Davis

Jakob Shelton was named to the Academic All-State Football Team by THSCA

The Snow Ball

The BHS Band presents its 2014 winter formal, The Snow Ball, Jan. 25 from 8-11:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Tyler on South Broadway.

Tickets are $20/person and will not be sold at the door. They can be purchased during both lunches and after school in Mrs. Coke’s room, 109.