Four candidates have filed for three three-year terms on the Salado ISD Board of Trustees. They appear on the ballot in the following manner: Rodney W. Bell, Kristi Jarvis, Brian Sunshine and Kim Bird.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
FORT HOOD, Texas-- On the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Salado students, along with local law enforcement and fire fighters, will join with troopers from the 3d Cavalry Regiment to honor the sacrifices of so many brave individuals that day by completing a Freedom Walk.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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®.