Blanco Middle School
Physical: 1500 Rocky Road
Mailing: 814 Eleventh St.
Blanco, Texas 78606
Phone: (830) 833-5570
Fax: (830) 833-2507
Ms. Keitha St. Clair, Principal
A letter from the Principal…
Blanco Middle School experienced great success in 2014-2015. The BMS Panthers were awarded four state Distinction Designations for academic performance. The recognitions included Social Studies, Math, Science, and Closing Student Performance Gaps. The students also improved their attendance to 96.37%. The academically strong BMS Panthers captured another District academic UIL championship, and were selected the district One Act Play champions. The Panthers continued to break school athletic records and bring home numerous trophies and awards. In addition, the band captured numerous first division ratings, and performed two commendable concerts for the community. At Blanco Middle School, both students and teachers enjoy a very low student to teacher ratio in the classroom, and are committed to a safe and positive school environment.
BMS proudly continues with its long term school wellness initiative – CATCH. Teachers and school announcements focus daily on physical, mental, and emotional wellness. The students are very engaged in the wellness initiative as they all have the opportunity to participate in a revolving student wellness committee (The CATCH Team.) The team meets weekly to discuss ideas, to plan CATCH events, and to select students to recognize for promoting the school wellness initiative. Teachers are also encouraged and trained to include brief physical activities during their lessons to promote alertness and student focus.
Every student at BMS receives 45 minutes of physical education or athletics on a daily basis. Students are also provided time after lunch to enjoy free play. The school cafeteria has taken steps to provide various healthy alternatives to students. All foods in the school are labeled “Go!” “Slow!” or “Whoa!” This assists with teaching students the nutritional benefits of various food items. As principal, I believe there is a strong correlation between our school wellness initiative and the improvements in our academic performances the last two years.
The 2015-2016 school theme is “Courage to Take the Lead.” This year’s theme revolves around the many facets of leadership. Our goal is to teach students to realize their unique leadership qualities, to provide opportunities for them to exercise those leadership qualities on campus, and to help them experience success as a leader. I look forward to exploring this school theme with the faculty, staff, and students.
I return for another school year with gratitude for the opportunity to be a BMS Panther.
Keitha St. Clair
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