BISD is "Moving Forward"
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The term, "Moving Forward" sounds simple enough. We all pretty much know what that means. However, in Bastrop, Texas and in Bastrop ISD - "Moving Forward" has taken on a whole different set of meanings and possibilities. Last year, we (both the town and the district) proclaimed our collective pride in simply saying, "WE are Bastrop / Bastrop ISD". The district started the year off with that unifying message (not knowing how prophetic and unifying it would become) and the community shouted it loud and proud as we all worked together to recover, restore and rebuild following the most historic wild fires in Texas history. Here we are almost a full year later and look how much has been accomplished. The community and the school district are indeed - Moving Forward! If you look up the words in Webster's (I still tend to refer to the bound version at my desk even with all the technological applications available) - when one is "Moving" they are, "Changing or able to change position" or "Causing or producing motion or action", or a different, yet fitting and appropriate slant - "Deeply affecting the emotions". And with regard to "Forward", Webster's tells us that we are "Ardently inclined" and looking "toward the future". How appropriate for us (the community and district) as we continue to lean on each other and work together to not only recover and revitalize, but to forge ahead and be better than ever before!
As always, we invite you to become a partner with us as we travel this journey toward continuous improvement and academic excellence. We are expanding our Partners in Education program and are seeking parents, businesses, our wonderful church families and other interested patrons as mentors for students at all 14 of our campuses. Our mentors can be an extremely valuable partner for personal development for students, as well as for career-related guidance and motivation. We invite you to speak with us about the safety and security processes, training and related services we are putting in place for our student mentors and other volunteers.
While those that were here on September 4, 2011 and the weeks and months that followed will certainly never forget the tragic circumstances, heroic deeds and giving spirit of so many - we want to be defined by how we have responded and are looking ahead, rather than by the fires and the destruction. The Bastrop community and the Bastrop Independent School District are "Moving Forward" together. We look forward to the start of an outstanding 2012-2013 school year. Sincerely,
Superintendent of Schools