Moriah Phillips
Just a reminder- The gym doors will open at 5:50 for parents and guests; however, elementary students may enter the gym beginning at 5:30 so that they have time to get in their assigned spots by 5:45. Classrooms will be open from 6:30-7:30. PTO will be selling cotton candy for $2.00 in the student center and the elementary will be selling binders for $1.00. Please join us for this spectacular evening!
18 days ago, Moriah Phillips
Jay Ratcliff
Tonight, Thursday, March 7, 2019: The Elementary PE Program will begin at 6:00 pm in the Junior High Gymnasium. These kids and teachers have worked so hard for the best program ever! Open House for the entire school district will begin at 6:30 pm. Plan to come and visit your child's teacher(s) this evening! Go Wildcats!
18 days ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Come out and support our Mighty Wildcats, as we travel to Rains High School to play Bland High School in the Area Round of the State Championship Basketball Playoffs at 6:00 pm, tonight, February 22, 2019! Let's pack the gym in Rains High School, as the Big Sandy Wildcats Basketball Team will be the HOME Team this evening! This is a special group of young men and Coaches, as we give them our full support, as they continue on theis journey! Also, Big Sandy ISD and Winona ISD will be traveling to RYLA this weekend in Athens for the annual RYLA Camp! https://www.facebook.com/BigSandyWildcats/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCGhtiYbRx2-50kpl7LW3GYcBN8HrRtH4Go2WoKr029_QqXf9SjogWvILlKSSj24ZGNsFxwMJFIhUDI6J3kxhDBhyzWawT5Aek_KmM32i1esa7YlCxP6jLbLDet0mrBUqjOqKrmXcdI3_zninhI1qEY92a_36Vh-gm780cOAeArKRFJcNwdwmkAJWTFqpG4vlwPieIQ0NpmcGmfs95Q7hOXht2-g3OhayBSCQMLTVHTuob8o_whR6TaNXKAeM4DdefwyyMI98vLOTImYGMlF9WOueooK355XSZsw5s5Ozp5F5fEqUMzvpucBcXGNwSj_5q2yh5kzM5qyOgGipqz0eAvMw&__xts__%5B1%5D=68.ARB175x1hGhQOuP-i4Sqj231U59qszdSeHp0pl0FpPt5m7bo4GgFNBI04sQpNrbKkbeyNtIQBNpk_hHxfIDMyafZdxGFhbTf2xnBz2FAe2e0KvGngc5bRH_beySXl1eJZzRpHPiWnmOQ2kNzONoyEXuhgXr8UicXicl1sv4S34oq9of6i246FpNwbFtyMoi75dyWGTqpRE2E1BqzPWS7AZ1yumhSHKViJjreFL85Hqb8lAPP68s57kt8ZJANQ9VteUw9slwvB0q7qqPlQ_CLwEE0kx1ygzPTwtXyAMO09SgNElzQ3e1VbN_1oUaEOlpIqZRLlgZk8i3MgIuVlNDO3xOUIA&__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARBA2lnRmnWHMMrukX8HsjBE8P8ge50YqMNBUAl1Ub7Qv3FBsiR1Yqu0djBPMOk6GXG1Ri6ZW8j5RzFf&hc_ref=ARTEtpqITJFR96_e6kcfbEdjkjOCS7O7Qjzd3uGPCZ2da69tNsyjO-BVihFqsav-Bok&fref=nf Go Wildcats!
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
The Wildcats won First Round, 103-60, vs Rivercrest! Now, on to Round 2! When: Friday, February 22nd Where: Rains High School, Emory, TX Time: 6:00 pm Opponent: Bland High School Go Wildcats!
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Tomorrow, Friday, February 15th, there will be 'Donuts with Dads' in the Student Center for Grades Head Start through 5th grade! Go Lil Wildcats!
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
The Ladycats play softball vs Tyler Heat at Home today at 5:00 pm! Go Ladycats!
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Hey Everybody: The SAT exam will be administered to Big Sandy High Students on Tuesday, April 23rd, during the normal school day. The test fee is $64.50 and $15 for students who receive free or reduced lunches. If interested, students may sign up in Mrs. Minter's office. Payment is required at the time of sign-up. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Minter. Go Wildcats!
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! If you are bringing your Secondary student (a student in grades 6 through 12) any Valentine's goodies, please understand that these may be brought to the front office of each campus (the Junior High and High School), but they will not be given/delivered to the student until the end of the school day. Go Wildcats!
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Attention Big Sandy Elementary Parents and Guardians: We have another Elementary picture day tomorrow! No money is required tomorrow, as pictures can be ordered once packets are distributed later this month. Also, class pictures will be in April! Go Wildcats!
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Big Sandy Youth Baseball Sign-ups: Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday, Feb. 3, Noon to 2:00 pm Big Sandy Gym Foyer All boys ages 5 to 14
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Coronation Reminder: There is a mandatory practice tonight at 6:30 pm. It is very important that all students participating be here. You will receive 2 free tickets and a picture schedule at practice. Also, tickets for Saturday’s Coronation are on sale now in the Elementary Office they are $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students if you wish to purchase ahead of time.
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Substitute training class will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29, starting at 9:00 am, in the Main Gym Foyer. If you would like to sub in Big Sandy ISD, you must first attend a training class. Bring personal ID, documentation for your I-9, and any transcript for highest level of education.
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
All proceeds from tonight’s gate at Junior High Basketball will be donated to Athens ISD, in the wake of the recent tragedy. The basketball gate proceeds at Union Grove will be treated the same way. We will be taking donations at the gate tonight.
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
In support of Athens ISD, everyone is encouraged to wear Maroon to school on Monday, January 28th. Go Wildcats!
about 1 month ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Reminder: No school on Monday, January 21, 2019, as we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. School will resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at normal time. Go Wildcats!
2 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
We are looking for some great people to become a part of the Wildcat Family, in both Custodial and Maintenance! The positions will be tied to bus driving, which will also come with additional pay! If you know of anyone that may be interested, please spread the word!
2 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
I just spoke with the Chamber of Commerce- Big Sandy. The parade is still happening this evening. The rain chances have gone down, with a 45% chance at 5:00 pm, falling to a 15% chance at 6:00 pm and throughout the parade times. I'll keep you posted if there are any changes for this evening, but at this time, please plan on attending the Big Sandy Christmas Parade tonight, Thursday, December 13th, which starts at 6:30 pm!
3 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Attention: Our 3rd Grade students are doing a FOOD DRIVE for the Love BS Project! The letter attached explains the details! Go Wildcats!
4 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Moriah Phillips
There will be a send off pep rally today at 11:30 in the gym for our playoff football game tonight. We play against Leon at Palestine Westwood at 7:30. Go Wildcats!
4 months ago, Moriah Phillips
Jay Ratcliff
FYI....an emergency helicopter has landed on the baseball field in order to pick someone up from an ambulance in Big Sandy. The baseball field is the assigned location for the landing whenever someone must be transported by helicopter. This situation does not involve anyone from the school.
4 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Veteran’s Day Program today at 10:00 am.
4 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
The Spirit Store will still be open this morning for you to get your Wildcat gear for today’s pep rally and tonight’s game vs Cushing! Go Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
UPDATE: The power is back on at the school and surrounding area. Buses will run 2 hours later than normal. For example, if you get picked up at 7:20 am on a typical morning, the bus will pick you up at 9:20 am this morning. School will start at 10:00 am. We have pep rally today and a home football game vs Cushing! Let’s get ready to kick off the weekend with a great day! Thank you all for your patience during this power outage. The Big Sandy Community rocks! Go Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
ATTENTION: 2 hour delay due to no power at the school. Stay tuned for further information. Buses will run 2 hours late. School will begin at 10:00 am today, Friday, November 9, 2018. Go Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Cushing ISD just contacted us and has cancelled the JH Football game for this evening, due to rain and inclement weather!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Our internet is down today! If you have reached out to anyone in the district via email today and not received a response, this is why. Go Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Attention Big Sandy Parents and Community: Due to incoming inclement weather and deteriorating weather conditions, the Big Sandy ISD has CANCELLED all after-school activities for today, Wednesday, October 31, 2018. These after-school include: 1. practices, 2. performances, and/or 3. classroom tutorials. Stay safe Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Big Sandy Alumni Cake and Coffee tonight after the Homecoming Football Game. We will head to the School Cafeteria right after the game. We have cake and coffee for those current and and former students and families that want to catch up and visit for a while. Please enter the cafeteria through the iron gated area at the back of the school. Go Wildcat Alumni!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
JH Football plays at 5:30 pm in Hawkins, tonight! Come out and support our JH Football Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Bonfire and Pep Rally still on at 7:00 pm, starting in the Main Gym! Come grab a free hot dog and get loud! Go Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Hear ye, Hear ye: Jacob allen QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET! All of our kids ran well today and we are proud of each and every one of them! They are: Tori Hill Jacob Allen Sergio Rosales Decorian Menefee Dakaria Menefee Hunter Sharp David Fonteno Go Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Join me in wishing good luck to all of our Cross Country Regional Meet Runners today! We are so proud of each one of our kids that are in the Regional Cross Country Meet! Tori Hill Jacob Allen Sergio Rosales Dakaria Menefee Dacorian Menefee Hunter Sharp David Fonteno Go Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Wow! What a week at Yamboree for the Big Sandy Wildcats! It seemed that every time you turned around, a float, a concession stand, or a student from Big Sandy ISD was winning! We are so proud of Mrs. Shirly Brisby and the girls that helped to decorate the float for the School Parade! The float was awarded FIRST PLACE! Also, the Big Sandy Concession Stand on the square was awarded BEST DESSERT for the 2nd year in a row, with their Deluxe Hot Chocolate! Also, that Wildcat Band capped off a stellar week, by earning FIRST DIVISION BAND and FIRST DIVISION DRUM MAJOR at the Yamboree Marching Contest! That was after earning a STRAIGHT 1's at the UIL MARCHING CONTEST on Tuesday of last week! That same night, the Ladcats sealed up the DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP in Volleyball! Then, on Thursday night, the Wildcats pummelled the Union Grove Lions with a score of 51-6! The following is a list of the many, many awards earned by our FFA and Ag students: Goats Grand Champion-Miranda Collier Sr Showmanship-Victoria Hill Gabby Beason 1st in class (made sale) Jacob Allen-3rd in class Zach Duhart-3rd in class (made sale) Victoria Hill-2nd in class Jaxson Croley-1st in class (made sale) Maci Childress-1st in class (made sale) Maddie Freeman-2nd in class (made sale) Madi Hill-3rd in class (made sale) Rabbits Grand Champion-Victoria Hill Reserve Champion-Cheyenne Flores Lorin Drennan-28th overall Swine Lane Carlson-4th and 5th in 2 separate classes (made sale) Canyon Minter-4th in class (made sale) James Briscoe-8th and 9th in class Broilers Grand Champion-Natasha Shaw Triston Wilson-25th (made sale) Shop Projects Reserve Champion-Farm Equipment class Zachary Gregory w/ a 55 gallon yard sprayer, He also received a blue ribbon for his outdoor bench James Briscoe-4th w/ Floating Shelf and 4th w/ deer feeder and received a blue ribbon for his 2nd floating shelf Triston Wilson-3rd in class with a 12' dovetail bumper pull trailer Lane Carlson-4th in class with a 18' equipment trailer Taylor Plaisance received a blue ribbon for her doghouse Gabby Beason received a blue ribbon for her horseshoe outdoor table All of the Sophomores who constructed picnic tables in their 1st ag mech class received blue ribbons Ashton Beason received a blue ribbon for his outdoor table David Brown received a blue ribbon for his outdoor table Kaden Dunn received a blue ribbon for his picnic table Zach McDade received a blue ribbon for his picnic table Clayton Shelton and Dylan Budynkiewicz received a blue ribbon for their hog trap Waylon Burkett received a blue ribbon for his grill Khameron Pippins received a red ribbon for his yard swing On top of all of our success, our grand and reserve champion students were interviewed by Pigskin Bob and were on the air advocating for our chapter and Big Sandy overall. Big Sandy ISD is so proud of all the hard work by our kids, parents, coaches, and sponsors! Big Sandy made a huge statement this past week! As one parent commented on a recent Facebook update, "We are a force to be reckoned with!" I could not have said it better myself! Go Wildcats!
5 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Hear ye, Hear ye: Varsity Game is TONIGHT, however the pep rally IS STILL ON FOR TOMORROW!!!!! Plan to dress up and we will still have a full pep rally honoring Volleyball, FFA, and JH football! Go Wildcats!
6 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
ATTENTION: WE WILL PLAY MINEOLA IN A VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, INSTEAD OF FRIDAY NIGHT! THE JUNIOR HIGH GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS EVENING AND VARSITY WILL PLAY TONIGHT INSTEAD! THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO SO MANY STORM AND RAIN CHANCES FOR TOMORROW NIGHT! THE VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME WILL BE TONIGHT, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, AT 7:30 PM, IN MINEOLA! BAND AND CHEER WILL ALSO BE PERFORMING THIS EVENING! GO WILDCATS!
6 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
🚨🚨 T-SHIRT 🚨🚨 This year’s Big Sandy FFA Officer Team designed the chapter t-shirt. This year they will be maroon with cream lettering! They are $10 to parents, faculty, staff, friends family or community members. Even better, they will be made in our very own Big Sandy ISD Print Shop!! Please email Mrs. Davidson if you would like to purchase. ddavidson@bigsandyisd.org
6 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Attention Big Sandy High School Juniors: A message from Balfour.... Important information needed today to reserve your 2020 cap & gown! Go to mygradinfo.com and complete the form by 9pm today.
6 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Ladycats and Wildcats in action all week: 9/17- JH Volleyball vs Linden-Kildare @ 4:30 (Home) 9/18- HS Volleyball vs Hawkins @5:00 (Home) 9/20- JH Football vs Mineola @ 5:00 (Away) 9/21- HS Volleyball vs Union Hill @ 4:30 (Home) 9/21- HS Football vs Mineola @7:30 (Away) 9/22- JH and HS Cross Country in Hawkins Meet Come out and support ALL of our Ladycats and Wildcats! Go Ladycats! And Go Wildcats!
6 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Hey Big Sandy: Volleyball plays in Union Grove starting at 4:30 pm! Football, Band, and Cheer kick off at 7:30 pm vs the Timpson Bears at HOME! Go Wildcats!
6 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Attention: JH Volleyball plays in Leverett’s Chapel, starting at 5:00 pm. The schedule says Linden-Kildare, but the games are in Leverett’s Chapel! Go Ladycats!
7 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Reminder that JV Football will play Alba-Golden at HOME this evening, Thursday, at 6:00 pm. Also, The Ladycats begin Volleyball District play tomorrow night at Leveretts Chapel, starting at 4:30 pm. There is only a Varsity match. Also, on Friday evening, the Wildcats will play Alba-Golden, at Alba-Golden, starting at 7:30 pm. Go Wildcats!
7 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Wildcat Football TONIGHT (Yes, it’s Thursday night) in Beckville vs San Augustine at 7:30 pm! Band and Cheer will be in attendance and performing as well! Go Wildcats!
7 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Hey Big Sandy: Starting on Monday, August 27th, after student drop-off is complete and school has begun, our outside doors will automatically lock down (8:00 am). The outside doors of our school buildings will all remain locked, all day. If you need to come into an office area (Elementary, Junior High, or High School), please use the call button, which is located on a bright silver box, to the right of every main entrance door. You will also notice a camera inside this box. Once you hit this call button, a front desk staff member will answer you, and you can check in with them by speaking directly to them, as they can allow you access to the office areas. This is a new feature, and one that we know will allow us to keep our buildings more safe, by not allowing anyone to simply walk all the way into our office areas, without our knowledge. This, in turn, allows us to help keep our children safer. Thank you for working with us, as we have worked diligently this summer to increase security awareness and infrastructure on all of our campuses and inside all of our buildings. Also, please be reminded that if you see a State Trooper's patrol cruiser parked at the school, we have been assigned 3 State Troopers that will frequently stop to visit our schools to help ensure the utmost safety of all of our school students and personnel. Go Wildcats!
7 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
If you have Elementary students and are bringing supplies to the school, please bring them tonight to Meet the Teacher, if you have them, so that teachers can get them checked in tomorrow. Thank you! Go Wildcats!
7 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Please remember that Aurora Concepts will be available during Meet the Teacher, offering School Immunizations for everyone that needs school immunizations, at no cost to you. They will be available on Thursday, August 23rd, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, during Meet the Teacher. For more information, please contact our School Nurse, Mrs. Susan Williams at 903-636-5287 ext. 229 or at by email at swilliams@bigsandyisd.net.
7 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Attention Big Sandy 6th Graders and Parents: 6th Grade Orientation is tonight, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, at 6:30 pm, in the Cafeteria. This is for ALL incoming 6th grade students! Come pick up your schedules, take a campus tour, complete all registration paperwork, and learn about student life in Junior High School! Go Wildcats!
7 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Don’t forget about Freshmen Orientation tonight, Monday, August 13, 2018, at 6:30 pm. The Orientation will be held in the Cafeteria. See you there!
7 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Hey Big Sandy Parents/Guardians/Students: Registration Packets are ready for pick up in the JH and HS offices. If you have access to Student Grades, you can fill some of the packet out there but will need to pick up additional required forms in the office to complete. All registration information must be completed and proof of residency provided before student schedules can be picked up. Offices are open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Ms. Elliff will be in the HS office late on: ---Aug 8th& 9th till 5:30 ---Aug 13th & 14th till 5:30 ---Aug 15th till 6:00 Schedule pickup for grades 7-8 on Aug 13th Schedule pickup for grades 10-12 on Aug 15th Remember all paperwork and proof of residency must be turned in before the date of schedule pickup. Also: ---Freshman Orientation Aug 13, 6:30pm ---6th Grade Reception Aug 14th 6:30 pm Elementary Offices will be open from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday August 13-17, 2018 to pick up and fill out registration packets and turn in. If you have access to Student Grades, you can fill some of the packet out there but will need to pick up additional required forms in the office to complete You must bring a current utility bill as proof of residency with your paperwork. Don't forget: ---Meet the Teacher Aug 23rd 4:00-6:00 pm ---Meet the Wildcats Aug 23rd 6:00pm ---Kona Ice will be here, so that you can purchase a snow cone cup and help beat the heat! Go Wildcats!
8 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for exciting news about the Elementary! Go Wildcats!
9 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Please join us in welcoming Kim Stradley as our Secondary Principal for grades 6-12! She will do an amazing job!
9 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
Regional Track leaves today, Thursday, April 26th, for Springtown! Let’s wish them good luck for tomorrow and Saturday! Go Wildcat Track!
11 months ago, Jay Ratcliff
Jay Ratcliff
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over 1 year ago, Jay Ratcliff