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Letter from the principal October 1, 2015
Bonham Academy Fall Festival
Bonham’s PTA Fall Festival is in the works and nearly ready for set-up. The event will include a Haunted House in the Black Box Theater, as well as Food, Beverages, Games, Face Painting, and all the usual entertainment from the Bobcat Band and the Folclórico dancers. Please come and support our School! All proceeds benefit our students and teachers. After a year without the Fall Festival, we are all excited to see its return on the new sward behind the Middle School building. The Fall Festival at Bonham Academy has been a tradition for many years.
Our Open House and Book Fair will be on October 13th, as well as an Early Release Day on October 23rd. The Early Release is scheduled for 12:30pm and marks the End of the 1st Nine Week Grading Period. Report cards will be sent home the following week.
Fall sports are in season, we have students currently competing in Football and Cross-Country. In the winter and spring, students have the opportunity to compete for the Page Ponies against SAISD Middle Schools, as well as middle schools throughout the state at invitational meets. Along with Football and Cross-Country, Bonham also encourages 7th and 8th grade students to compete in Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Track and Field. Bonham is always represented well by our students and it is always fun to hear conversations about the sports as they build toward their championship tournaments each season.
The Black Box theatre continues to be a major part of our own Arts Fall Season. On October 8th, Bonham’s English Language Arts Reading Department hosted its first ever Open Mic Night where students shared their poetry, creative writing and musical talents. Students, staff, parents and community members are always welcome to this new quarterly event. We look forward to hearing original works, but also “word of inspiration” from published poets, writers and storytellers. Our next Open Mic event will be in January – guests are welcome.
“Lil’ Dry Town in the Middle of Nowhere” is nearing its full production. The show will be performed two nights, October 22nd and 23rd at 6:30pm. Please arrive early, as the doors must be closed during the performance. Our Fall Band Concert follows shortly after that production, and is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30pm.
Later this school year, “Seussical, the Musical” will come to the Black Box. For the first time our Drama and Music departments will have collaborated to enable the students and community to experience the preparation and production required to create a musical. We’re all very excited for this new adventure in Theatre!
Construction Update: After eight years, two portables moved off of the campus in order to make way for final landscaping and playground relocation. The two portables that had been temporarily placed off of Cedar Street were carefully swung around and off campus. These classrooms had been the home of the middle school core academic subjects for as long as the school had been an Academy. New fences have been added to the front of the property along South St. Mary’s as well, adding to aesthetics as well as the safety of Bonham Academy. One portable will remain, through the fall while final upgrades to infrastructure of classrooms in the original building continues. If you haven’t stopped by in a while, come in and see the new foyer and main entrance on the Cedar Street parking lot end of the building, where we now have a reception area for visitors and guests.
Mark your calendar for the Fall Festival on October 30th from 4:00-6:00. Please stop by and support your neighborhood school. See you there!
Bonham Academy’s Vision is to bring together students, teachers, parents and community in order to empower its members to be culturally literate and innovative global learners and leaders.
Principal, Bonham Academy
SAISD Mission Statement
To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where
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