Fall Highlights-Parents, students and teachers shared an evening of discussion about curriculum and instruction during our Open House events in September (K-2) and October (3rd – 8th). Information for the Gifted and Talented Program was presented and the School, Parent and Student Compacts were shared. It takes a community to support every child.

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Over 60 fathers attended the first event to form the Bonham Academy chapter of the Watch D.O.G.S. Program on October 13.

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father-figures volunteer at least one full day during the school year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. These men work right alongside the educators, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with students.

The two primary goals of the program are to provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important, and to provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Fall Festival Bonham Academy will once again host its annual Fall Festival on November 4. We anticipate...

over 200 Bonham students, family members and staff will take part in the festivities. Please join us, neighbors! Money collected from the sale of food and drinks will be used to support the PTA’s efforts to provide field trips, extracurricular activities and other school-based art opportunities in dance, theatre and cultural appreciation. In keeping with our school’s commitment to celebrating the cultural heritage of our community, this year’s event will incorporate themes from El Día de los Muertos. Attendees may participate in art activities including making clay calaveras and scarecrows from recycled materials, watch performances by Bonham’s Folclórico dancers, play games, and be frightened in the Haunted House planned and staffed by members of our drama club, art classes and band.

Bonham Open Mic Night On October 25 students participated in the first Bonham Open Mic Night for the 2016-17 school year. In addition to listening to middle school students recite poetry by professional writers, they also heard their friends recite original poetry. Not to be outdone by the poets, several students also played instruments and sang. Thanks to the support of Gemini Ink, San Antonio Public Library and current and former PTA parents, we enjoyed a fun evening in the Black Box theatre. Look for the next Open Mic Night in December. Contact Nathan Busse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating, sponsoring or collaborating. Adults and children over 11 are encouraged to recite, play music, or otherwise share their passion for writing!

Theatre Events From November 9-17 “Peter Pan” will be performed six times in the Black Box Theatre. There are presentations for kids and adults both during and after school. Performances are open to the public, so please come support your neighborhood thespians!

Thank you for your support of our neighborhood school. Go Bobcats! - Principle William Webber