The first graders at Bullard Primary visited the Bullard Fire Department today as part of a Project-Based Learning (PBL) activity that they will be participating in this month. PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to a complex question, problem, or challenge.
The field trip is the “gotcha” or entry event to raise excitement about the project. The students were able to visit with the firemen as well as tour the fire station.
The first grade teachers have various activities planned to help students learn more about why the fire department is important to the community, and what they can do to help the firemen. Two firemen from the Bullard Fire Department will come visit the 1st graders this week to explain what they do on a daily basis as well as what they need after fighting fires. The students will then brainstorm ways they can help. Students will write a letter asking parents and community members to donate healthy snacks, water and Gatorade to the fire department.
On October 17, the fire department will return to Bullard Primary. At this time, the students will present them with the donations they have collected. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about how they as citizens can help their community.
For pictures of today’s field trip, visit the Bullard Facebook page.
The PSAT is set for October 15. High School Counselors highly encourage any student who may be thinking about college to take this test. It is excellent preparation for the SAT and ACT college entrance exams.
You can contact Laura Hunter at Bullard High School for more information.
The Bullard Ag program has gained both local and national recognition for the building of the new greenhouse. Mrs. Charlotte Main, Agricultural Science and Horticultural/Floral Design teacher for Bullard High School, received a grant from the Bullard Education Foundation to help with the cost of the greenhouse.
CBS 19 and KETK 56 News featured the greenhouse project on their respective newscasts on Tuesday night, Sept. 23. The project also received recognition from the national online publication of Morning Ag Clips. Click on the links below to watch/read the stories:
Bullard High School will be hosting a Homecoming parade on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The deadline for entries is Monday, September 22, 2014. You can register online or print a registration form if you prefer.
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 24
Deadline for Entry: Monday, Sept. 22
Line-up Time: 4:15 p.m.
Start Time: 5:15 p.m.
Entry Fee: None
Decorations: Panther Spirit
- Check in for the parade will be in front of the middle school where you will be assigned an entry number. Lineup will be in the middle school back parking lot facing the intermediate.
Contact: Jeri Coke (903) 954-0478
Please contact Jeri Coke for performance criteria and scheduling.
Downloadable Registration Form:
Contractors plan to start construction of the new Panther Crossing turn lane this week. The west ES entrance will be one lane for about 20 feet, and parents can move to two lanes as shown on the map.
Construction continues on the cut-through road that will link the MS parking lot with Panther Crossing, and parents can expect some delays for the next few days because of the construction.
Bullard will play China Springs in Corsicana on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Bullard fans will be on the Visitor’s side. Tickets can be bought at the gate: $7 for Adults and $5 for Students. We will not be pre-selling tickets this week.
Directions to Tiger Stadium:
Corsicana Tiger Stadium Directions
Key Club will be hosting the Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play on Sept 20 at O.L. Ferrel park. Nickelodeon goes off the air from 10:30-2:00 to encourage kids to get out and play. This is our 4th year to host this event. There will be games and sports led by our students. We invite families to bring their children and a picnic lunch out to the park to enjoy the outdoors and support healthy lifestyles.