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“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen,
was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men."

—Richard Watson Gilder

On Veterans' Day, the BQJ family, under the leadership of students Ben Santos, Grace Montoya, and Samantha Billig, celebrated by honoring veterans during a program given by Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Students. The program commenced with the posting of the colors and pledges. The BQJ Choir under the direction of Mrs. Claudia Sifuentes sang A Grateful Nation. Students explained the significance and purpose of Veterans’ Day.

Principal Tom Miller gave opening remarks and asked veterans to share their experiences. One veteran share how she met her husband in a foxhole! The stories given by these men and women were inspiring.

To honor the veterans who are no longer living, Taps was played by a lone trumpet with a moment of silence. Following this quiet time, students waved flags as the tune of each branch was performed and their members stood accordingly to applause from the crowd.

BQJ teacher, Sarah Barnes, closed the ceremony with a heartfelt rendition of God Bless the USA. Following the program, veterans were escorted to the Library for light refreshments.


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Early Release
March 10, 2017
Student Holiday
March 13-17, 2017

2016-2017 Nacogdoches ISD District Calendar 

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NISD Intra District Transfer Procedural Change

At the end of the current school year (2014-2015) all Intra District Transfer Students (Students that reside within the NISD District Boundaries but attend an NISD Campus outside of their attendance zone) enrollment will be returned to their home campus. NISD will still allow Intra District Transfers but parents must apply each year and student transfers will only be valid for one year. This applies to ALL Intra District Transfers (Magnet School, PEG, NISD Employee, and Parent/Guardian request). All students that do not have a completed, approved, 2015-2016 transfer application on file will be registered and expected to attend their home campus. Information for NISD Intra District Transfer Procedures can be found at the following link or obtained at any NISD campus.

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