"Burnet Middle School students participated in two projects for our Day of Service. Students worked on campus beautification to prepare our building for hosting the up-coming UIL meet. In addition, we hosted a non-perishable food drive to help re-stock our local food bank (LaCare). Students had fun while learning to be servant leaders."
"Quest High School's BBQ competition team "Quest for 'Que" started the BBQ pit early this morning to create BBQ plates for our first responders and police officers in Burnet. The team members cooked ribs, pulled pork, sausage, all the sides and even their signature dutch oven peach cobbler for all to enjoy. It was a fabulous day being able to recognize our hometown heroes including our very own School Board Member Mr. Mark Kincaid."
"The service projects for R. J. Elementary included treat bags for the animal shelter, rice therapy bags for the nursing home residents and goody bags for Dell Children's Hospital. The students also made blankets and goody bags for the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center. The students enjoyed the day of providing something special to put a smile on the faces of others."
"In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Bertram students paid tribute with a day of service. Each grade level participated in a service project. They learned about his contributions to our country, held class discussions, participated in class readings, and wrote letters to community helpers and service men and women. We are proud that our students are able to honor his legacy."
Here are the projects that BHS was involved in:
1. Football went to Kingsland to help clean up areas that were affected by the floods.
2. Our National Art Honor Society students spent the morning at the local Burnet VFW where they interacted with members and interviewed them for a Wisdom Project they will be working on. They will use information gathered to create drawings for a later Patriotic competition. Afterwards, they headed over to the Hill Country Humane Society where they did clean-up of facilities and helped take care of animals.
3. Culinary students set up our new Haute Dog cart in front of the Administration building. They served hotdogs to all Burnet area First Responders.
4. Interact and BETC students combined forces and went to the Boys and Girls Club to do some general clean-up of the area. They will also did a little painting and touch up of the indoor area.
5. FCCLA students divided into two groups. One group went to Little Texans to do a little indoor/outdoor clean-up of the area. Another group went to Pafford Place Assisted Living Facility where they interacted with the residents and participated in a number of activities, such as playing games, dancing, reading, doing nails, etc.
6. Guitar Club students went to the Burnet Nursing Home in the afternoon where they performed for and interacted with the residents.
7. Varsity Girls Basketball went RJ Richey this morning, where they helped the GT students make soft weights for nursing homes. They also created videos on how to use them. In the afternoon, they headed over to the middle school to help fix-up and clean-up in and around the gyms.
"At Shady Grove our students focused on serving others in a variety of ways, including using kind words through hand written letters and physical acts of service! Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students focused on writing letters to local assisted living and nursing homes to be delivered in January and February. Our First Grade students started a canned food drive to support local families, and our Second Grade students worked hard weeding and planting in our campus garden in order to provide fresh vegetables in the Spring to LaCare here in Burnet."