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SHS Film Squad wins State

Salado High Film Squad

The Heroes at Home: The Untold Story

The Salado Film Squad won the inaugural state competition of the UIL Focus - Young Filmmakers Festival. Their documentary, “The Heroes at Home: The Untold Story,” was shown on April 16 at the Paramount Theater in Austin. Final awards were announced that evening at the premiere and The Heroes At Home: The Untold Story was the overall winner.

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SHS Film Squad heading to State

Salado High Film Squad

The Heroes at Home: The Untold Story

The Salado Film Squad reached the state final round of competition of the UIL Focus - Young Filmmakers Festival. Their documentary, “The Heroes at Home: The Untold Story,” will be shown on April 16 at the Paramount Theater in Austin. Final awards will be announced that evening at the premiere.

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Obey the Law: Don't pass stopped school buses

Do not pass School buses

Troopers set to issue tickets to drivers breaking the law

 

AUSTIN – As part of National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 21-25), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to obey state law by not passing any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign. In addition, Texas Highway Patrol troopers will be enhancing their efforts to catch those drivers who break the law.

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Cattlemen's Ball is Saturday

A replica Bowie Knife by Bill Smith

Every year, artist Bill Smith hand-crafts knives as the centerpieces of the Salado  Education Foundation Cattlemen’s Ball, but this year  he promises something very special.

Smith has made a replica Musso Bowie knife to be auctioned off on Oct. 19 as part of the 14th annual Cattlemen’s Ball.

“It is such a labor intensive process because I choose to make them the old way by not using modern tools,” Smith said of the Bowie knife. Earlier this year, he donated one to the Alamo, where it is now on display in the museum there. “I fire my forge with coal, hammer by hand, and draw file the blades. I do, however, use the lathe to make the bottle shaped nut on the end of the handle.  If I made another I would need to charge too much.”

Bill made several Bowie knives and sold them before he found out one was appraised for $25,000. The knife is an exact representation of the original Bowie knife brought back to America by Joe Musso. 

Smith used the same methods and like materials as James Black, the blacksmith who forged the first Bowie knife.

For the past 11 years Bill has drawn plans, cut out, and built two or three one-of-a-kind  custom knives  for the  Salado Education Foundation  auctions, which have raised thousands  of dollars for local scholarships. 

Last year alone, his three  knives raised $7,500 for SEF scholarships for  Salado seniors and  grants for teachers.  

Salado Education Foundation hosts its 14th annual Cattlemen’s Ball on Oct. 19 at Tenroc Ranch. Freddie Fuller will perform for guests as they arrive and sign-in at 6:30 p.m. 

A steak  dinner grilled  by Johnny’s Steaks  and Bar-Be-Que in Salado will begin at 7 p.m.

This year, the Salado Education Foundation

 has awarded more 

than $20,000

in scholarships and $5,000 in innovative teaching grants.

Tickets are available at First Community Title Salado office, Century 21 Bill Bartlett, The Haire Shoppe and the Superintendent’s office.

Salado students build leadership skills at Peaceable Kingdom Retreat

Salado Leadership students at Peaceable Kingdom

Killeen, TX – Variety's Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children welcomed 20 Salado High School students on Wednesday, September 25 for a high-adventure leadership retreat.  As part of the Youth Leadership Program at Salado High School, students challenged themselves on the 40-foot rock wall, 175-foot zipline, low-ropes obstacle course and other activities. 

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Athletic Booster Reverse Raffle Sept. 21

Fireside will perform at the Athletic Booster Reverse Raffle

Last year, Salado Athletic Booster Club funded $73,023 to Salado student athletes and athletic programs. 

The success of the Booster Club is due chiefly to the support of sponsors, an annual Reverse Raffle and an annual golf tournament in the spring that raises money for scholarships to qualifying Salado seniors.

The Annual Athletic Booster Reverse Raffle, Dinner and Dance will be Sept. 21 at Tenroc Ranch Blue Heron room.

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Salado Freedom Walk honors 9/11

Freedom Walk at Salado schools

On the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Salado students, along with local law enforcement and fire fighters, joined with troopers from the 3d Cavalry Regiment to honor the sacrifices of so many brave individuals that day by completing a Freedom Walk.

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Burt Smith is named Principal of Year

Burt Smith and Family

“His greatest gift is the ability to build positive relationships with students, employees, parents and all other stakeholders,” Dr. Michael Novotny said of Salado High principal Burt Smith.

 

That gift is one of the reasons Smith was recently named by the 2013 Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as the Region 12 High School Principal of the Year. Smith will find out later this year if he will be named as the State High School Principal of the Year.

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Meet the Eagles

Meet the Eagles

Lone Star Cup will be presented during annual event on Aug. 24

The University Interscholastic League will honor Salado High School on Aug. 24 for its 2013 Class 2A UIL Lone Star Cup victory. The Lone Star Cup trophy presentation will take place at the Meet the Eagles Night at 7 p.m.

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Salado wins Lone Star Cup

Salado High School is the Lone Star Cup winner

Salado named best in state in UIL competition in 2A division

After a late season rise in the standings, Salado High School captured its second Conference 2A UIL Lone Star Cup win today (July 1). The Eagles excelled in the spring winning state championships in academics and girls golf, finishing third at state in one-act play and boys golf, and advancing to the state semifinals in baseball.

The announcement was made official on July 1 after a two-week waiting period when the final standings were released June 17.

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School legislation (2)

Education Advocates Say School Plan Laced With “Poison Pill”

AUSTIN, Texas - Public-education advocates are crying foul over a tax-credit provision in a Texas school-reform package proposed this week by the incoming head of the Senate Education Committee. They say it's a backdoor attempt to introduce school vouchers to the state. 

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Chili Supper benefits Drama

Vidalia Sparks

SOAP cleans up at state

Masons cook chili to benefit SHS Drama Department

What does it take to clean up at the UIL state meet?  A little SOAP . . . Salado One-Act Play.

  With four appearances at the state meet, two state championships, and innumerable individual awards, Salado High School’s theatre department continues to put trophies on the shelf.  

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Warrant Issued (2)

Updated: Wagnon turns self in to Travis County Sheriff, may be out on bond

Lisa Wagnon has reportedly turned herself in to Travis County Sheriff's Department earlier today (Oct. 25). However, an online search of the Travis County Jail population that is updated every 15 minutes (https://public.co.travis.tx.us/sips/default.aspx) shows that L. Wagnon is not in the Travis County jail at this time. She may have paid the $10,000 bond to be released.

She is not listed among the active Bell County Jail inmates as of 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25. http://www.co.bell.tx.us/Sheriff/CSTMR/bjaactlst.htm

SISD teacher resigns, warrant issued for improper relationship with a student

Judge Ted Duffield issued a warrant late on Oct. 24 for the arrest of Lisa Marie Wagnon, age 48, for the second degree felony of Improper Relationship between and Educator and a Student. 

 

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Grants for College

Comptroller Offers Matching Scholarships, Tuition Grants to Students in State's Prepaid College Tuition Plan

(AUSTIN) — There is a new way to save for your child’s college tuition.

To encourage families to put aside money for the cost of higher education, the Texas Comptroller’s office is offering competitive matching scholarships and tuition grants to 150 students this year through the Texas Match the Promise Foundation®.

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