Good Afternoon Burnet Bulldogs!
Please join me in Congratulating Youth Pastor Michael Barnard, Student Pastor of Hill Country Fellowship Church. Michael was selected as our Volunteer of the Year for the school year 2019-2020. We were unable to present Michael with his gem due to school closures until today. A special thank you to Lead Pastor Scott Frerking and Burnet Area Pastor Mark Kincaid for providing breakfast for our staff this morning. We are truly blessed to live in a community that supports our schools in such an uplifting and supportive manner. WE WERE MADE FOR THIS!
Dr. Douglas Marvin - QHS Principal
The District has created a Frequently Asked Questions document to address questions parents have about the 2020-2021 school year. The document will be updated as new information from the State becomes available.
On Thursday, July 23, Burnet CISD will host a live Q & A event on YouTube. Superintendent Keith McBurnett, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rachel Jones, and Director of Business and Finance Clay Goehring will be answering questions live as they are submitted. Click the web story for more information.
We have exciting news! Online registration through Skyward is now open. Register your returning student from your computer at your convenience. You have the option of completing it all at once or in multiple settings. Should you have trouble we are here to assist!
Quest High School will remain closed through May 3rd.
While there are no cases or suspected cases within the District or surrounding area, Burnet CISD is actively monitoring current information regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to share information with our families and community in response to the recent news. Please click on the following link.
Burnet CISD and Quest High School participated in our "Day of Service" program again this year. On January 20th the Quest High School BBQ team "Quest for 'Que", prepared a BBQ luncheon for our local First Responders. Each year the students of Quest High School find a way to serve their community in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. By giving back to our stakeholders and supporting those that serve us each day, our students find a sense of pride in our community. Thank you to all our community supporters, including Neely Roofing and our very own local H-E-B.
Todd is an exceptional asset to our staff. He has a way of motivating each student to learn and be successful at Quest and in our DAEP program. His approach to teaching our most at-risk students has made it a lot easier for students to believe they can be successful at school. His one-on-one approach has proven to be a successful technique in helping students understand expectations and have a plan for success. Todd has a way with students in helping them cope with extreme behavior issues while always staying positive. Students understand that “Mr. O” is willing to sit down with them at any time and explain anything that they might not understand. Students also know that when they come into his classroom that they will be treated fairly and with respect. Not only does Todd do all of this for Quest/DAEP but he also serves as a pole vault Coach on
his own time. He is consistently positive and has a friendly demeanor that students and staff respond positively to. Mr. Overtreet is a blessing to Quest High School and all of Burnet CISD.
Congratulations Ethan! Ethan came to Burnet this year from an online school to finish high school with the teachers and students at Quest High School. Ethan is interested in server management, chemistry and the technology field. Ethan has an exceptional work ethic and is very driven to meet his goals. Ethan’s kind nature and mature attitude is recognized and appreciated by all campus staff. Ethan is always willing to help fellow students with compassion and care.
Ms. Marin was selected from our campus by all staff members and will graduate in May with her classmates. Isabella came to Burnet this year from the El Paso area to finish High School and to live with grandmother. Isabella is interested in enlisting into a branch of the military post high school. Isabella has an exceptional work ethic and is very driven to meet her goals. Each staff member commented on Isabella’s kind nature and mature attitude. Please join me in recognizing her efforts.
Ms. Keese was selected from our campus by all staff members and will graduate in May with her classmates. Leesa plans on attending college in the Lampasas area to pursue her education to become a phlebotomist. Leesa looks forward to working with patients and is a compassionate member of the QHS student body. Leesa has an exceptional work ethic and is very driven to meet her goals. Congratulations Leesa!
Congratulations to Mrs. Kimberly Headrick as Quest High School's Educational Assistant of the year. Mrs. Headrick supports learning throughout the day by reinforcing instruction in the classroom. This year has been particularly difficult for Mrs. Headrick personally and through it all she had a smile on her face with a willingness to help all students.Our Bertram girl has been an exceptional addition to our Quest family and we look forward to many more memories.
QHS Student of the Month for March is Lauren Kincheloe. Ms. Kincheloe was selected from our campus by all staff members and is on track to graduate in May with her classmates. Most recently Ms. Kincheloe helped in Bertram with Mrs. Denton’s. Dr. Seuss celebrations. Lauren read to students and represented Quest High School with Spirit, Pride and Honor with her service above self actions.
Congratulations to Emma Flanagan, Parker Fisher and Tanner Baker, accompanied by Dr. Douglas Marvin, for a job well done at the BBQ regional qualifier! The team placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th in the five categories of chicken, beans, dessert, ribs and brisket respectively. Each student earned a 3,000 dollar scholarship to culinary school if they choose to pursue it as well as the hardware for our school.
The No Place for Hate® initiative provides educators and students with the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school curriculum. No Place for Hate® also helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual difference while challenging bigotry and prejudice.
QHS Student of the Month for January is Seth Lott. Mr. Lott was selected from our
campus by all staff members and is on track to graduate in May with his classmates.
Seth plans on attending school to pursue his dream of becoming a coder and/or
programmer. Seth wants to work for DELL and follow his goals. Seth’s parents are his
mother Doris Lott and his stepfather is Caleb O’Fell. Seth’s parents are extremely
proud of him and the young man he matured into. Seth has an exceptional work ethic
and is always very polite to everyone. Please join me in recognizing his efforts that
exude Spirit, Pride, and Honor.
Quest High School participated in BCISD's "Day of Service" recognition in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quest High School's BBQ competition team "Quest for 'Que" started the BBQ pit early this morning to create BBQ plates for our first responders and police officers in Burnet. The team members cooked ribs, pulled pork, sausage, all the sides and even their signature dutch oven peach cobbler for all to enjoy. It was a fabulous day being able to recognize our hometown heroes including our very own school board member Mr. Mark Kincaid.
Please join us in congratulating Ethan Thiels for earning the most reading
steps over the Holiday break. Mr. Thiels earned a $20 gift card to Sonic
for his efforts. Ethan is an avid reader and is joined in the picture with his
English Language Arts teacher Mrs. Tindell.
Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Kim Headrick as the Gem of Appreciation for our campus! Kim joined the Quest family earlier this year as a long term substitute assisting with our special education program. Since that time Kim has been hired as an instructional partner to continue to assist our campus. Kim has a positive influence on our student population and is always willing to help any student overcome difficulties. Her patience and ability to find the best in students makes her a true Gem for our campus. We are blessed to have her as part of our team and we look forward to working with her daily as she makes a positive impact on students' success.
Each year students at Quest High School take a field trip to the Pacific War Museum to learn more about World War II and the men and women who served. This special event was surrounded by wonder and awe as the students were able to experience the small living quarters on a mini sub and view a fast attack boat like the one John F. Kennedy served on. After the museum students and staff headed to GattiLand in Fredericksburg for lunch and had a wonderful time. These are the authentic experiences that "Craft the Future" for our students in Burnet CISD. Thank you for supporting our fundraisers which make these experiences possible for our students.