|Monday, August 04, 2014|
|Volleyball/Football Training Begins|
|Tuesday, August 05, 2014|
|Puppy Pak Camp 6-8 PM|
|Tuesday, August 12, 2014|
|Monday, August 25, 2014|
|First Day of School|
Opportunities for Employment
Visit the Human Resources page for positions open at Bynum ISD
Ways to Help Bynum ISD
Puppy Pack Camp
August 5,6,& 7, 2014 6-8 pm
Puppy Pack Camp will be held next week, Tuesday through Thursday, August 5-7, 6-8 pm in the gym. Cost is $40 per child and this includes a t-shirt, poms, and snacks at practices. If you preregistered, you can expect a refund in the near future. We look forward to having tons of Little Bulldogs cheering on our teams this year!
Message from Superintendent
I would like to thank Bynum for the warm welcome that I have received! I am excited for the opportunity to serve as superintendent of Bynum ISD and I am looking forward to a successful 2014-2015 school year. We have engaged ourselves in preparing for the upcoming school year and would like to hear from you because your opinion matters to us. I am certainly not going to pretend that we can accommodate every request but if you have some constructive feedback (either positive or negative) please forward those concerns to us. We have 2 ways for you to provide feedback:
Please take the time to provide some feedback so that we can make a bigger and better Bynum ISD for your children. Constructive feedback allows us to identify things that we have done well, identify areas that need improvement, and most importantly identify things that are important to you. If you or someone that you know has recently left Bynum ISD encourage them to stop by and see me. I would like the opportunity to discuss Bynum ISD with them.
Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) Released
The 2009 Texas Legislature directed the Texas Comptroller’s office to “identify school districts and campuses that use resource allocation practices that contribute to high academic achievement and cost-effective operations.” In response, the agency released its Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) in December 2010.
Today the Texas Comptroller's office releases the 2013 FAST ratings for public and charter school districts and campuses. These measures are available at www.fastexas.org. The 2013 measures include data from the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years.
In addition to the latest FAST results, major enhancements to the Comptroller’s FAST Web application are coming in 2014 — including more comprehensive data for improved comparisons of academic, financial and demographic information for districts and campuses. The application will also provide the ability to link directly to district and campus reports and to deliver usability enhancements based on user feedback.
Another "feather" in the Bynum School cap....
The Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) report from the state comptroller's office has been released. The grading is on a Star system, 1 Star being the lowest and 5 Stars being the highest. Bynum School received 4 1/2 Stars!
In 2009 the Texas Legislature directed the comptroller's office to identify school districts and campuses that use resource allocation practices that contribute to high academic achievement and cost-effective operations. What that means is the state is looking at both school finances and student progress to evaluate the effectiveness of educational spending. They used an academic progress rating and a spending index that allows for fair and meaningful comparisons throughout Texas. This is the 3rd year for this report. The first year Bynum received 4 Stars and this year was the second year in a row for 4 1/2 Stars!
Brenda Speer, Superintendent of Bynum said, "Our teachers and staff work very hard to educate the students at Bynum. Having Met Standards and earning all 3 Distinctions on the state accountability rating this year was great. Bynum is the only school in Hill County to do this for the 2013 school year. Now we have made this achievement and we are the only school in Hill County to achieve 4 1/2 Stars. I thank the teacher, staff and parents and everyone else for their support."
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Bynum ISD Achieves Met Standard rating plus all academic distinctions
The Texas Education Agency recently announced Texas schools achieving MET Standard rating plus all academic distinctions. Under the state accountability system, campuses in Texas that achieve the rating of Met Standard can also earn distinction designations in the following three areas:
Bynum High School Awarded Bronze Award
U.S. News & World Report analyzed 21,035 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. This is the total number of public high schools that had 12th-grade enrollment and sufficient data from the 2010-2011 school year to analyze. (Nebraska was the only state that did not report enough data and therefore was not evaluated for any part of the rankings.)
The U.S. News Best High Schools project identifies the country's top-performing public high schools. The goal is to provide a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all of their students – from the highest achieving to the lowest achieving – in preparing them to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills as well as readiness for college-level work.
The U.S. News & World Report's editors believe high schools are among America's most important institutions, adding the Best High Schools to its series was a natural progression. Education drives our country's future. Recognizing schools that are performing well and providing them as models to other schools will inspire educators and communities to do better. By sharing this information, parents across the country will be armed with information to help them make better-informed decisions about their child's education.
All public high schools were eligible and nearly all were evaluated in the process of calculating the rankings. The U.S. News Best High Schools methodology collected state test data from state departments of education. The information used to determine rankings can be found online.
Tax Rate Information
Bynum ISD adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 12.5422 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $-44.30.
Check out the New Texas College & Career Website
The new resource site www.TexasCollegeandCareer.org is available state-wide at no-cost to all Texas secondary students, their families and educators. Recently launched by the Texas Education Agency and funded during the 82nd session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers appropriated funds for the creation of a statewide online college and career readiness portal to provide online college and career preparation assistance to students, parents or guardians, school counselors, mentors and educators. Texas College & Career targets an increase in the rate of K12 graduates transitioning to positive postsecondary outcomes.
Texas College & Career provides the key components of college and career planning all in one centralized location that’s easy to use. It’s accessible online anywhere, anytime and is available to fully browse in English or Spanish. The site includes:
Interactive Planning Tools Texas College & Career has interactive planning tools and checklists, including intuitive portfolio and resume building, interactive self-assessments, compatible career exploration and helps search scholarships and analyze financial aid costs.
College & Career Search Tools Texas College & Career helps to customize college and career searches, collaborate on college and career lists, search 4,500+ college profiles and 1,100 career profiles, and to compare these profiles with student interests.
Communication Tools Parents and educators can connect with students to send emails and alerts to communicate important events and deadlines. Students can receive reminders on upcoming test, scholarship or application deadlines.
Training is available at no cost for educators, families and students via the several online, live webinars each month. There are also recorded webinars for quick and easy download at any time for convenience. To participate in these webinars and access these tools, visit the Training and Online Family Academy links at https://support.connectedu.
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