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DS Ag Booster's Fall Classic Jackpot Show
Posted By: Jordan Blount   11/10/2018
For those interested in attending the DS Fall Classic Jackpot Show, here is a link to the online registration form along with dates/times. Please get registered as soon as possible - below is a link to the online website and online form:


The sheep and goats will show on Saturday and the swine and cattle show on Sunday.  For those showing sheep/goats/swine - please email Mr. Blount and verify that you are going.  If you need a trailer ride, please include that in the email.  Sheep and goats will head to the show barn at 6:30 AM on Saturday morning. Plan on coming to the barn early and getting your animal (loaded) beforehand.  Each person using the trailer will need to bring 1 bag of shavings for the trailer as we will be showing out of the trailer. At the conclusion of the sheep/goat show, we will head back to the ag barn and load up pigs.  For pigs, please get 1 bag of pelleted shavings and 1 bag of regular shavings for the pen at the show barn.  We will get the pens set up Saturday after the show (and before we load pigs to go to the showgrounds).  For pig showers, please come check in at the show barn with your shavings around 6:00 PM on Saturday - we will need to wait until the sheep and goats are out before setting up so it will depend on the that for timing.  

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Blount those.
Posted By: Jordan Blount   11/9/2018
Stephanie Kirkey of the DS Ag Booster's reached out regarding concession stand workers for this weekend at the Ranch Park.  

Here is what she has requested:

Saturday AND Sunday - 2 adults and 4 youth in each of the following shifts.
9:00 - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you want/need some community service hours and/or want to help out the DS Ag Boosters, please text Mrs. Kirkey at
(863)447--6878 or email her at rakirkey02@yahoo.com.
Posted By: Jordan Blount   11/9/2018
Please see the attached document for times slots available to sign up for.  Parents and students are encouraged to get involved and community service hours are given!!! Additionally, anyone who volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and is going into a drawing for prizes (YETI cups, gift certificates to local businesses, etc.) - the more hours you work, the more chances you have to win! Pizza will be provided at  two of the dates as well.  

There is no training or experience required to help and you do not have to be in ag class or an FFA member to help (so bring your siblings/friends if they want to get hours too!)

Last, but not least, for every 3 hours you work - Mr. Blount will give you a "Free Formative 100 Pass".  If you have some missing work or did poorly on an assignment, I will trade you labor for the grade. 

How do you sign up or do you have questions? Please contact Cindy Hanson of the Ag Booster's Club at (512)585-6210 (call or text) or email dsfallclassic@gmail.com.

Fall Classic sign up times.docx
fall classic.pdf
District Wide Canned Food Drive
Posted By: Faith Baxter   11/1/2018
District Wide Canned Food Drive Items are due at the meeting on November 5th @ 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.
Food Items Needed:
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Corn
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Fruits in Light Syrup
  • Low Sodium Soups
  • Pasta & Pasta Sauces
  • Low Sodium Mixed Vegetables
  • Canned Chili
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Rice and Brown Beans (in 1lb bags)
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Granola Bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit Cups
  • Raisins
  • Shelf Stable Milk

If you can not bring food items donations will be accepted and used to buy food items.

Major Show Entry Reminder
Posted By: Faith Baxter   10/30/2018
1. All entries for major shows (Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Austin) and payment must be completed at the Nov. 5th meeting.  These forms require parent signatures and the Houston forms require notarization.  A notary public will be there notarize ONLY if a parent is present.
2. Hard copies of entry forms are available beforehand in Mr. Blount's classroom.  A parent must still be present for the notary for Houston entries (unless you take care of the notarization before the meeting).
3. Forms and payment can be turned in before the meeting if you wish.  
4. Payment must be made to Dripping Springs FFA and NOT the shows themselves.  

5. Quality Counts must be done by the meeting for major show forms.
November FFA Meeting Agenda and Information
Posted By: Faith Baxter   10/29/2018
Attached is the Agenda for the meeting on November 5th at 5:30 in the cafeteria. November FFA Meeting Agenda.pdf
FFA T-Shirt Order Form
Posted By: Faith Baxter   10/29/2018
If you want to order a FFA T-shirt or FFA Pullover fill out the order form attached and return to Mr Blount by Friday @ 4:15. FFA T-Shirt Order Form.pdf
Posted By: Jordan Blount   10/18/2018
Validation for sheep/goats and heifers is taking place this Sunday (Oct. 21st) from 12:00 - 4:00 PM at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park (1042 Event Center Dr.).  Please make sure you attend if your animals have not been validated! Major show validation orders placed through the 4H office requires no payment - however, if you are validating for county only - then you will need to bring $5 to purchase your validation tag.  Please let us know if you have any questions!
District Wide Community Service
Posted By: Faith Baxter   10/17/2018
The River District's Community Service is a Canned Food Drive for the Hays County Food Bank. This will also be part of Barn Olympics. All the canned food you bring will count toward points for your team. There will be boxes in Mr Blount's room which will have your teams officer's name on it. The most needed food items are on the attached flyer. District Community Service Flyer.pdf
Meet the Teams Agenda
Posted By: Faith Baxter   10/11/2018
Please see the attached document regarding the agenda for the upcoming meeting (Meet the Teams)Meet the Teams Agenda.pdf
Meet the LDE Teams Exhibition Night (October FFA Meeting)
Posted By: Jordan Blount   10/9/2018

You are cordially invited to attend the Dripping Springs High School FFA Leadership Development Events Spotlight on Tuesday, October 16th at 5:30 pm in the DSHS cafeteria. Dinner will be provided, so please RSVP before Friday at 5 PM using the attached Google Form if you plan to attend. 


 We look forward to seeing you there and showing off our student's hard work as they prepare to begin FFA LDE competitions later this month. We hope to see you Tuesday at 5:30 pm!

September 6th Minutes
Posted By: Faith Baxter   10/8/2018
If you missed our last meeting check out what we did! September FFA Minutes.pdf
Rodeo Austin Junior Leaders Info
Posted By: Jordan Blount   9/11/2018


As many of you may know, I thrive on volunteering my time for the youth of Texas in conjunction with my position here at the Texas FFA.  This year marks my 9th year to volunteer with Rodeo Austin and this year I have been given the awesome opportunity to serve as the Rodeo Austin Junior Leader Chair!  I am very excited to extend FFA leadership skills and opportunities to students right here in central Texas.

I wanted to send out a quick notification that the RA Junior Leader applications are due October 15th.  This is a great opportunity for students to get involved in the community outside of their normal FFA time, and DOES count as community service time (this can be included on award and scholarship apps for ‘Other FFA Activities’ at the state level).  The online application can be found here: https://rodeoaustin.com/static/media/uploads/files/2019_junior_leader_application.pdf

The program is NOT a time intensive program like some may think.  We are flexible to work with the student’s schedule during Rodeo Austin and school, with only a minimum of 15 hours required to participate as notated below.  Here are the program requirements:

·  Volunteer for fifteen (15) hours during the Fair & Rodeo (March 16-30, 2019)

·  Attend Junior Leader Orientation (January 2019 - Date TBD)

·  Dues for the Program are $20 which includes a season parking pass, season fairgrounds pass, committee badge and Two Junior Leader shirts

Tricia Sullivan

Boo at the Zoo Job Opportunity
Posted By: Jordan Blount   9/10/2018
Jean Polk is hiring students during the month of October (on Friday and Saturday nights) to work the Boo at the (Austin) Zoo event. 
She wants to hire Ag students and she is looking for people who are available for whole shifts (4:30- 9 or 10) each night. You will get paid that night for your work. 
There are stations, where you will wear costumes ... a fun way to make some money. 
If you are interested please stop by the Counselor's Office and talk to Terri Coffman and she will give you Ms. Polk's contact information. 
DS Ag Boosters - Concession Stand Help
Posted By: Jordan Blount   9/10/2018
See info below from Stephanie Kirkey regarding community service hours for the DS Ag Booster Club.

This weekend we have concessions and could use some help.  I will be out of town on Saturday (Real Job Calls) But Margret Alba and Mark Coffman will be here to oversee the concession. I will be available by text 863-447-6878 if you need to reach me please send an email or text with time you can help this Saturday or Sunday.  Please sign up ASAP  I will send an email out as soon as all shift are full.
Saturday 9-15-2108
9am-noon   need 2 people
Grace Vasicek 
Rylee Kirkey
Allee Kirkey
Rebecca Alba
12pm-2pm  need 4 people
2pm-6pm  need 4 people
Sunday 9-16-2018
9am-noon   need 2 people
Rylee Kirkey
Allee Kirkey
12pm-2pm  need 4 people

2pm-6pm  need 4 people

Thanks in advance for your help.
Stephanie Kirkey
DS AG Booster VP.
For First Timers Interested in the DS FFA Show Program
Posted By: Jordan Blount   9/7/2018
Step #1: Please review this slideshow concerning information about the DS FFA Show Program.  Pay special attention to the section on where to get information.
Dripping Springs FFA Show Program for Beginners.pptx

Step #2: (For Junior FFA members in 3rd - 8th grade) Access the DSISD Web Store and register for the FFA program and pay the $25 fee to join.  The link to the Web Store is listed below, but the FFA Dues section will not be active until next week. For high school students, the affiliation fee will cover your costs.  You must be enrolled in an ag class or have taken a full year last year in order to participate. If you are not in an ag class this year, but took the full year course last year and want to maintain your FFA membership, please let Mr. Blount know immediately.

Step #3: Once you have decided what you would like to show, please fill out the attached document below and return to Mr. Blount (email is acceptable as well.) Please try to get this done as soon as possible. 
Animal Purchase Sheet.pdf

Step #4: Gather your needed materials for the project you selected. I have attached swine/sheep/goats - get with Mr. Jones for rabbits/poultry/cattle.
Swine Needs List.docx
List of Things That Sheep and Goats Need.docx

Step #5: If you plan on using the ag barn facility - plan on attending the mandatory barn meeting on Sept. 10th from 4:30-5:30 PM in Mr. Blount's room at the high school (H.103).

Step #6: Await word from ag teacher's on your project's arrival. Contact by ag teacher's will be made to get check/money to purchase your animal before leaving on trips to locate the animal.  

Any further questions - please contact the ag teachers!

HCYLS: Queen/Ambassador/Scholarship Info
Posted By: Jordan Blount   9/6/2018
Attention High School Students: 
Are you interested in being a HCYLS Ambassador or being on the HCYLS Queen's Court? All applicants are required to attend a Mandatory Meeting on Sunday, September 9, 2018 2pm at the Buda VoAg Complex. Applications are due Monday, September 17, 2018 and can be found on the Hays County Livestock Show website and are attached.
Attention High School Seniors:
We have several scholarships available please go to our website and look in the Rule Book to see a list of them available under the Scholarship Section.  Please attend the Mandatory Meeting on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Buda VoAg Complex 2pm.  Applications are due Monday, September 17, 2018 and forms are attached.
If you have any questions, please contact Superintendent Lexi Lugo 512-426-9292 or if you would like a committee member to come speak to you or the students please reach out to Janis Weinheimer 512-809-3440.
2019 Broiler Order Form
Posted By: Jordan Blount   9/6/2018
It's time to order Broilers for the 2019 Show Season.  Broiler orders are due to the Extension Office by Friday, October 5, 2018.  Orders must physically be in the office by 4:30 pm.  No late orders will be accepted.  There will be NO Refunds.  Broilers must be ordered in increments of 25 chicks up to a maximum of 75 chicks per exhibitor.  Please make checks payable to Hays County 4-H.
Want to make a special note for this year, you will have to make separate orders for Houston and Austin this year instead of as previous when you could order one group for both shows.  

2018 Broiler Order form.docx

Posted By: Jordan Blount   9/6/2018
See attached document.  Every student planning on showing at a major show in 2019 MUST take this new verification test! Please let us know if you have any questions!

QC Enrollment.pdf
Fall Heifer Validation Tag Orders
Posted By: Jordan Blount   9/6/2018
If you did not validate your heifer back in June this is your final chance to get your heifer validation for the upcoming Major Show Season. Jason Mangold needs to have all Heifer UIN orders in the office by September 17, 2018. 
Validation will be the same day as county so be sure to come to the State table to get validated, the validation is set for October 20th, at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park from 8-11 in the morning.

Heifer Tag order Fall Validation.docx
Ice Cream Social Agenda
Posted By: Jordan Blount   8/29/2018
Please see the attached document regarding the agenda for the upcoming Ice Cream Social.  We do have several business items the chapter needs to discuss and act upon - please read through the document!

Ice Cream Social 2018.pdf
2019 Major Show Validation Tag Order Form for Swine
Posted By: Jordan Blount   8/24/2018
2019 Swine Tag Order Form.docx

Please fill out and return the attached swine validation tag order form to Mr. Blount. Deadline to order tags is on September 24th.  


NameOwnerDate AddedSize
Fall Classic Volunteer Info
Jordan  Blount
11/9/2018 83 KB
Fall Classic Sign Up
Jordan  Blount
11/9/2018 15 KB
November Meeting Agenda and Information Sheet
Faith  Baxter
10/29/2018 97 KB
FFA T-Shirt Order Form
Faith  Baxter
10/29/2018 30 KB
District Wide Community Service Flyer
Faith  Baxter
10/17/2018 821 KB
Meet the Teams Agenda
Faith  Baxter
10/15/2018 70 KB
September 6th Minutes
Faith  Baxter
10/8/2018 26 KB
Animal Purchase Sheet
Jordan  Blount
9/7/2018 257 KB
Sheep/Goat Needs List
Jordan  Blount
9/7/2018 15 KB
Swine Needs List
Jordan  Blount
9/7/2018 214 KB
Important Dates
Jordan  Blount
9/7/2018 15 KB
DS FFA Show Program (Experienced)
Jordan  Blount
9/7/2018 804 KB
DS FFA Show Program for Beginners
Jordan  Blount
9/7/2018 477 KB
Broiler Order Form
Jordan  Blount
9/6/2018 22 KB
Quality Counts Info Sheet
Jordan  Blount
9/6/2018 121 KB
Fall Heifer Validation Paperwork
Jordan  Blount
9/6/2018 28 KB
Ice Cream Social
Jordan  Blount
8/29/2018 74 KB
Swine Validation Tag Order Form
Jordan  Blount
8/24/2018 30 KB
2019 Major Show Sheep/Goat Validation Tags Order Form
Jordan  Blount
8/6/2018 15 KB
Barn Rules
Jordan  Blount
9/18/2017 193 KB
Dripping Springs FFA Chapter Constitution
Jordan  Blount
8/28/2017 72 KB


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