Belton High School seniors Regan Pilgrim and Mark Morris were chosen to perform as a part of selected Texas All-State Music Ensembles at the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention held last month in San Antonio. Both students are horn players. This was Pilgrim’s second time to be selected as an all-state band member and Morris’ first.
The Military Adolescent School-Based Health Initiative (MASBHI) is a joint effort of the Belton Independent School District (BISD), Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC), and the Division of Adolescent Medicine – Department of Pediatrics at CRDAMC designed to promote the physical, behavioral, and emotional well-being of military dependent adolescent students on their school campuses. The program is a response to recent national mandates, including the Army Family Covenant and the DOD Mental Health Task Force, calling for greater military and community collaboration on behalf of improving the quality of life for our nation’s warriors and their families.
The Belton ISD Board of Trustees called a bond election for May 6. Voters will consider issuing bonds to fund four projects, which include a new elementary school and a new high school. Belton ISD officials report that the district grew by 3,151 students over the past decade and that it is projected to add another 3,617 students in the next ten years. That will bring Belton ISD’s total enrollment to more than 14,400 students in the fall of 2025 including more than 4,400 high school students. As a result, elementary and middle schools are expected to be at or near their capacity in 2019 and high schools in 2021.
Superintendent Susan Kincannon announced that she will recommend Michael Morgan as the district’s next athletic director and Samuel Skidmore to be Belton High School’s next head football coach. Morgan is currently an assistant athletic director, and Skidmore is the Tiger’s offensive coordinator.
Join us in celebration of School Board Recognition Month. Belton ISD's very own All-Star Team of volunteers are dedicated to the mission of providing an education that challenges all of our kids to excel. Thank you for serving!
Two at-large seats on the Belton ISD Board of Trustees will appear on the ballot for the May 6, 2017 election. The two at-large trustees will be elected for three-year terms, which expire in May 2020.
Shipley led the Tigers to the playoffs in each of his three seasons as their head coach.
School board president responds to false claims about administrative expenses.
On Dec. 1, the Texas Education Agency released the criteria that will be used for the new A-F accountability system. This system was mandated by the state legislature during its last session, and the first set of A-F rankings are expected to be released in January. After reviewing the criteria, Dr. Susan Kincannon sent the following comments on the A-F rankings to all district employees…
Sophomores, juniors and seniors were honored for being in the top five percent of their class.
The state report is based on student, staff and financial data for the prior school year.
Students from Lake Belton, North Belton and South Belton Middle Schools were recognized at the Junior Scholar Ceremony.
LaGay Pittenger, a fifth-grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary School, is one of the three finalists to become the 2017 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. Pittenger has taught elementary students for 25 years including 23 years in Belton ISD. She is currently the fifth-grade team leader at Lakewood Elementary School, a role that allows her to mentor less experienced educators.
Board adopts district and campus improvement plans for continued success in 2016-2017.
A fast-growth school district, Belton ISD is projected to add more than 3,500 students over the next decade, and the school board continued planning for that growth by approving contracts with two architectural firms to begin designing a new elementary school and a new high school. WRA Architects, a Dallas-based firm, was selected to design the elementary school. O’Connell Robertson, an Austin-based firm, was selected for the high school.
LaGay Pittenger, a fifth-grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary School, has been selected as the 2016 ESC Region 12 Elementary Teacher of the Year. Over the course of 23 years at Lakewood, Pittenger has helped prepare both her students and other teachers to excel.
Athletic director Bob Shipley is recommending Mark Krueger as Belton High School’s next head baseball coach. Superintendent Susan Kincannon will present the recommendation to the school board at their next meeting on July 18.
Trustees approved a compensation plan for 2016-2017, which will give employees an average raise of 2% based on the midpoint of their salary range.
August 22 is the first day of school. Find out the dates and times for new student registration and open houses throughout the district.
Dr. Susan Kincannon will recommend Ed Stein as the district’s next head band director and John Pearson as an assistant director. The school board will consider her recommendation during their meeting on June 20.
Belton ISD's more than 1,700 employees share a vision to prepare every student to excel in tomorrow's world. No one exemplifies that commitment and dedication more than the district’s teachers of the year. Take a moment to learn about the incredible educators, who were chosen to represent their campuses and the district this year.
The 2016 commencement ceremonies for BNTHS@W and BHS will take place on June 2 at the Bell County Expo. Center.
Jackson approved as head boys basketball coach.
At BHS, Jasmine Peng is the valedictorian, and Christina Gaw is the salutatorian. At New Tech, Andrew McMahon is the valedictorian, and Heather Parker is the salutatorian. Belton ISD's Class of 2016 has a record number of graduates. Together, the two schools will hand out 766 diplomas this year.
An election for the seat representing Area 1 on the Belton ISD Board of Trustees was held on May 7.
Every day in Belton ISD, our teachers are preparing students to excel in tomorrow's world.
South Belton Middle School theatre arts students will perform "Circus Olympus" at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and 30 in the cafeteria.
In-person early voting will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. through May 3 at the Belton ISD Administration Building (400 N Wall St, Belton).
Trustees also authorize bond refinancing, which is projected to save taxpayers $800,000.
Trustees approve Krystal Brodbeck to be the next head volleyball coach.
The Belton Early Childhood School offers child-centered, hands-on full-day programming for students who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2016. A limited number of tuition supported spaces are available for students who do not qualify to enroll for free.
State of Texas Assessment and Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing begins March 29.
Belton ISD is one of nine Texas school districts to be selected by Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education for their 2015 Texas Honor Roll. Belton New Tech High School @Waskow and Leon Heights, Pirtle and Tarver Elementary Schools also received “Star School” awards.
Trustees also approve construction of a new automotive technology facility at BHS.
The Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation will be awarding more than 50 different scholarships to Belton ISD seniors. Applications are due by April 11, 2016.
School board members also approve personnel changes.
Sparta Elementary School celebrates the reading achievements of their students with a Bluebonnet breakfast.
Four seats on the Belton ISD Board of Trustees will appear on the ballot for the May 7, 2016 election. This includes positions representing Areas 1, 3 and 5, which were scheduled to be on the 2016 ballot, and a special election to fill an unexpired term in Area 2.
Leon Heights Elementary has been nominated by the Texas Education Agency as one of 26 nominees statewide for the 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools Program.
Belton New Tech High School @Waskow was recognized as a Purple Heart School on Dec. 14, 2015.
More than 650 elementary students participated in this year's University Interscholastic League for academics.
Ninety-eight sophomores, juniors and seniors were recognized for being in the top five percent of their class.
Joe M. Pirtle Elementary School started a new tradition on Fridays with a Tiger Club. The new program is giving students the chance to learn new skills and meet kids in other grade levels.
Camden is a general contractor and an owner of Fine Line Design & Build. A third-generation Belton resident, he attended Belton ISD schools from third through part of 10th grade before graduating from Holland High School.
Belton New Tech students will present their game design projects on Oct. 13 at STEAM Day in Waco. Students performed a mock presentation at the school.
At the start of tonight's game, the Belton Tigers will pause to say thank you to the men and women who serve in the nation's armed forces. Service members will take part in the coin toss as the squad's honorary co-captains, and the players will be wearing special uniforms that were donated for this game.
BISD students from Lake, North and South Belton Middle School attended a ceremony to recognize their academic talents.
BHS Senior, Jasmine Peng, received notification that she is a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. Approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified annually that they have qualified as semifinalists.
Belton ISD's Automotive Technology students balance their skills on new machine.
Meet the Teacher Night was held Thursday at elementary campuses in preparation for the first day of school.
Refunding bonds at a lower interest rate will save taxpayers $1 million.
This is the third year for the current rating system and the third year that the district and all schools have received the system’s highest rating.
Prairie View Road has been closed between Pea Ridge and Westfield while the City of Temple makes improvements. As a result, traffic patterns are changing before school begins and again on the first day of school.
Sometimes inclement weather requires Belton ISD to delay or cancel classes.