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Bangs FCCLA Team Results from State Leadership Conference in Corpus Christi, April 9&10, 2015:


Teams competing and representing Bangs FCCLA:

Entrepreneurship Sr. – Mackenzie Keilers, Josh San Juan, “Target for Success”, 10th place

Food Innovations Sr. – Cassie Pena, “Mediterranean Munchies”, 11th place

Culinary Arts – Kelcy Merritts, Erika Monroe, Nick Perez, 11th place

“Anchored in Success” was the theme for FCCLA Leadership Conferences this year.  Students were able to expand their leadership potential and build skills for life by competing and participating in programs, presentations, projects, and exhibits that involved family, careers, and communities.  3500 students, advisors, and supporters registered for this year’s State event composed of 1A-6A schools from across the State.

Dragons, Lady Dragons earn
District 7-3A track and field championships

By Derrick Stuckly Brownwood Bulletin

EARLY — The Bangs Dragons and Lady Dragons captured District 7-3A track and field championships by narrow margins Thursday, and will send a combined 36 entries to the 7-3A/8-3A area meet in Clyde next week.

The Dragons amassed 185 points, edging out runner-up Brady (175), Coleman (121), Early (102) and Comanche (19). Meanwhile, the Lady Dragons rallied to defeat Brady in the 4x400 relay — the final race — to generate 162 points, while Brady was second with 156. Early racked up 116 points followed by Coleman with 107 and Comanche with 72.

The Bangs boys will also be sending the largest contingent to the area meet, earning 19 slots in the field. The top four finishers in each district event move on to area, and the top four finishers in Clyde next Thursday will advance to the Region I-3A meet at Abilene Christian University May 1-2.

Competing as district champions for the Dragons will be Nick Sterling in the long jump (21-2.25), triple jump (40-3) and 110-meter hurdles (15.36), Timothy Hall in the 3200 meters (11:01.36) and 1600 meters (5:02.92), Brian Sterling in the discus (152-10), Keegan Hall in the shot put (48-8.5), Dylan Bostick in the 800 meters (2:05.7) and Trett Mitchell in the 300-meter hurdles (41.45).

Advancing as district runners-up are Bostick in the 1600 meters (5:03.67), Josh San Juan in the discus (132-11), Cody Sellars in the 100 meters (11.28), Kaden Ferguson in the 110-meter hurdles (16.73) and the 4x400 relay team (3:28.26).

Third-place qualifiers include Mitchell in the pole vault (9-6), Bryan Makuta in the high jump (6-0), the 4x100 relay (44.19) and the 4x200 relay (1:35.54). Nick Sterling also punched his ticket in the high jump (6-0) with a fourth-place effort.

The Lady Dragons will occupy 17 positions at area as district champions competing will include Alex Madlock in the long jump (18-5.5), triple jump (35-9.25) and 100 meters (12.36), Karen Parks in the shot put (31-7.5), the 4x100 relay (50.91), the 4x200 relay (1:47.24) and the 4x400 relay (4:12.5).

District runners-up include Parks in the discus (93-6), Cassie Carmichael in the shot put (31-2) and Callie Sprowls in the 200 meters (27.3).

Earning area berths with third-place performances were Ryli Pruitt in the pole vault (8-6) and Michael Light in the high jump (4-8).

Meanwhile, fourth-place qualifiers include Christin Cooper in the 3200 meters (13:12.8) and 1600 meters (5:58.67), Abbey Ivey in the discus (91-4), Light in the 800 meters (2:33.21) and Pruitt in the 100 meters (13.39).

Congratulations to Taylor McDonald & Colton Little for winning 2nd place at the District Tennis Tournament and advancing to Regionals in Abilene April 20th.

Congratulations to the FFA Land Judging Team as they qualified for State by placing 3rd out of 21 teams at the Area Contest on Wednesday in Stephenville.  The team was led by Timothy Hall who was the 2nd high overall individual out of 79 in the contest.  The team will compete at State on April 23rd at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.

Bangs High School One Act Play Advances to Area

With the MS UIL concert and sightreading contest on April 7th, the competitive season for the band has come to an end. The band has capped off an excellent year! The High School band received straight division 1 ratings from every judge this year, earning them a sweepstakes. The high school band has earned sweepstakes 6 of the last 7 years. The 7th and 8th grade band earned sweepstakes at the Cisco music festival, and earned sweepstakes at their UIL concert/sightreading contest. This is the 2nd consecutive year for UIL sweepstakes for them, and the 2nd year in Bangs MS history! The 6th grade band earned sweepstakes at the Cisco music festival making that the 2nd consecutive year for that group as well. The band would like to thank superintendent Bill Foster, the Bangs ISD board of trustees, and all faculty and staff that support us throughout the year!

Ronny Luedke
Director of Bands
Bangs ISD

High School Sweepstakes Band

Middle School Sweepstakes Band

6th Grade Sweepstakes Band

J. B. Stephens Elementary
Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Roundup

There will be a Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Roundup held at the J. B. Stephens Elementary cafeteria on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Teachers will be introduced, and then students and parents will be welcomed to visit the classrooms. 

J. B. Stephens Elementary
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration
For the 2015-2016 School Year

J.B. Stephens Elementary in Bangs will hold Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the elementary office.  Birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, and proof of residence are required for registration. 

  To be eligible for Kindergarten, a student must be five on or before Sept.1.  To be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten a student must be four on or before Sept. 1 and meet one of the following criteria:  1. be unable to speak or comprehend the English language; 2. qualify for free or reduced lunches; 3. be determined a student who is homeless; 4. be a child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; 5. be a child that has ever been in foster care. 


Bangs High School has won the District 7-3A academic meet. We finished with 462 points to runner up Comanche with 349.

One Act Play advances to the bi-district round!!!  (Details Later)

Accounting: Kolton Jacobs (1st) , Victoria Maldonado (2nd), Kylynn Shumate (3rd) Cameron Loewrigkeit (4th)
Current Events: Michael Champion (2nd), Jordan Coronado (4th), Kamdyn Barclay (6th), Daniel Hall
Literary Criticism : Kira Nichols (1st), Mikera Walker (2nd), Katelyn Bush (6th), Christin Cooper
Spelling: aEmber Catlin (1st), Clinton Moore (2nd), Lauryn Carroll, Brooke Allen

Prose Interpretation: Christopher Freeland (1st), Kylynn Shumate (2nd), Kenedi Deal (3rd)
Poetry Interpretation: Max Chandler (1st), Cassie Pena (2nd) Rebecca Fuqua (3rd)
Persuasive Speaking: Michael Champion (1st), Paige Batteas (2nd), Mason Reichenau (3rd)
Informative Speaking: Matthew Jackson (1st)
LD Debate: Paige Batteas (3rd)
Science: Cesar Lopez (1st) Cesar won the top Biology awards
Computer Applications: Victoria Maldonado (1st), Cameron Loewrigkeit (2nd)
Ready Writing: Ryli Pruitt (1st), Michaela Light (3rd)

We had other students who placed 4th-6th who did not advance as individuals:
Allison Bramblett—4th Editorial Writing
Alek Mendoza—5th Informative Speaking
Nick Perez—5th Science
Tyle Smith—Computer Applications

The regional meet will be held at Abilene Christian University April 24-25th.

Leesa Stephens

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My School Rocks

Bangs High School has entered the TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) My School Rocks competition celebrating public schools in Texas. There are three divisions: High School, Middle School & Elementary. Winners will be announced later this spring.