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Prescription Drug - Disposal
April 26, 9 AM - 1 PM

What is THE BOX?
The "Box" is a place to dispose of unused or expired medications quickly, safely and anonymously. The box will be at Hillsboro PD (303 N Waco St) and Whitney PD (103 W Cleveland Ave) on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9 Am to 1 PM.

Why Do We Need It?
Next to marijuana, the most common illegal drugs teens are using to get "high" are prescription medications, and home medicine cabinets are the number one point of access for these drugs. It is NOT SAFE for the environment to throw away or flush medications.

How Can I Find Out More?
Contact HCYSAC by phone at 903-257-8765 or email jmiller@dpri.com.
Puppy Pack is Coming Back for 2014-2015 School Year!
Puppy Pack registration is now open. All students that will be in grades Pre-K through 4th in the 2014-2015 school are invited to participate. 

When: Registration is open now till May 5. (Download Forms Below)

Cost: $80 (can be made in two payments of $40 -Non-refundable deposit of $40 with your child's registration and $40 by May 5, 2014) Cost includes the following:
Puppy pack Camp - 4 evenings in August before school starts - TBA
Shell & Skirt
Pom Poms
Hair Bow
Snacks at Practice

Practice: One day of the week after school, during the week of home games. Day of the week for practice yet to be determined.
Performances: Thursday evening of Puppy Pack Camp and Home Football games during half time.

For any questions or concerns please contact Julie Shwarts at 254-623-4251 or jshwarts@bynumisd.net
Puppy Pack Forms
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:

  • Top 25 Percent Student Progress

  • Academic Achievement in Reading/English language arts

  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics

Bynum ISD was one of the 759 schools and the ONLY SCHOOL IN HILL COUNTY  that earned designations in all three potential areas.  For more information visit the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us then select Testing/Accountability.
Bynum High School Awarded Bronze Award

U.S News & World Report released the 2013 list of Best High Schools on April 23, 2013. This is the second time Bynum High School has been awarded the Bronze Award since the first ever list was posted in November 2007.

 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.

Visit US News Website for more details
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.
http://www.bynumisd.net/users/0001/images/TXcollege.JPG Check out the New Texas College & Career Website

Texas College & Career, a no-cost, one-stop, online college and career planning resource for all secondary students, parents and educators, has interactive planning tools in English and Spanish.

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.net/Texas/training-center.html.

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