May 7, 2009
BISD Web LinkThe Communications Department produces the employee newsletter "e-nlightened" each week so that staff can keep in touch with what is going on across the district. E-mail your pictures and a brief description to Communications and we will include them as space permits. 
2009 Teachers of the Year Announced

Taryn Perkins
Smithfield Elementary

Marty Blowers
Smithfield Middle School

Karen Kallas
Birdville High School

Congratulations to BISD's campus teachers of the year.
Yadira Jimenez, Binion Elementary; Rhonda Wilson, Birdville Elementary; Maria McCully, Foster Village Elementary; Christi Hudson, Francisco Elementary; Sherri Coffee, Green Valley Elementary; Dorothy Whitehead, Hardeman Elementary; Jennifer Miller, Holiday Heights Elementary; Caroline Elliott, Mullendore Elementary; Paige Payton, North Ridge Elementary; Nancy Michalik, Porter Elementary; Kimberly Downing, Richland Elementary; Allison Jones, Smith Elementary; Taryn Perkins, Smithfield Elementary; Vicki Payne, Snow Heights Elementary; Mary Elston, South Birdville Elementary; Debbie Larsen, Spicer Elementary; Susan Morrison, Stowe Elementary; Joshua Grizzelle, Academy at C.F. Thomas; Stepfanie Romero, Walker Creek Elementary; Sean Halbach, Watauga Elementary; Michael Wamsley, Academy at West Birdville; Libby Elrod, Haltom Middle; Ginger Canaan, North Oaks Middle; Jenny Lutringer, North Richland Middle; Donna Russell, North Ridge Middle; Lisa Nuttall, Richland Middle; Marsha Blowers, Smithfield Middle; Laurie L. Engleby, Watauga Middle; Karen Kallas, Birdville High; Houston Herlin, Haltom High; Sammie Sheppard, Richland High; and Barbara Taylor, Shannon Learning Center.
Students Help With City Project

Richland High School's Student Council recently spent the day helping the City of North Richland Hills in a neighborhood improvement program. They helped paint a house and did some gardening for a local resident in need.

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BISD Students Honored at Betty Lynn Buckley Awards

Congratulations to BISD's theater programs for their nominations for the Betty Lynn Buckley Awards, which honors excellence in Tarrant County high school musical theater. BISD's fine arts department received the following nominations. Best Musical - Birdville High School, "The Boyfriend"; Best Orchestra - Richland High School, "Dracul"; Excellence in Choreography - Birdville High School, A.K. Koeneke, "The Boyfriend"; and Richland High School, Sarah Hagen, "Dracul"; Best Female Actor - Birdville High School, Brie Kelly, "The Boyfriend" (Polly Brown); Best Female Supporting Actor - Birdville High School, Bobbie Carceres, "The Boyfriend" (Maisie); Best Male Ensemble Member - Richland High School, Deontahvius Ford, "Dracul" (Wolf); Birdville High School, John Wenzel, "The Boyfriend" (Alphonse); Haltom High School, Patrick Chester, "Singin' in the Rain" (Diction Coach); Best Female Ensemble Member - Haltom High School, Elizabeth Song, "Singin' in the Rain" (Miss Dinsmore); Excellence in Scene Design Budget Level I - Birdville High School, Sam Spofford, "The Boyfriend"; and Richland High School, Jonathan Charles, "Dracul"; Excellence in Scene Design Budget Level 2 - Haltom High School, Nicolas Young-Davis and Jennifer Garner, "Singin' in The Rain"; Excellence in Costume Design Budget Level 2 - Haltom High School, Chelsea Spaulding, "Singin' in The Rain"; and Richland High School, Heather Sturdevant and Colton Kingston, "Dracul"; Excellence in Lighting Design Budget Level 1 - Birdville High School, Michael Valoon, "The Boyfriend"; and Haltom High School, Nicolas Young-Davis, "Singin' in The Rain"; and Excellence in Lighting Design Budget Level 2 - Richland High School, Chris Camarillo, "Dracul."

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Birdville Golf Classic is
June 1

golfThe 26th Annual Birdville Golf Classic will begin at 8:30 a.m. on June 1 at Canyon West Golf Club. The cost is $75 per person and includes range balls, golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, and prizes. (This year's price increase is due to increased costs for hosting the tournament and the district's desire to contribute more to the PTA Clothes Connection.) The event is open to all Birdville employees, family and friends. Proceeds benefit the BISD Clothes Connection and door prizes at the August convocation. For more information, call 817.547.5746.

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Birdville High School Senior named a National finalist

Congratulations to Josh Gowins, Birdville High School senior, for being named a national finalist in the Entrepreneurship Event at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. He is pictured on stage at the preliminary awards session and wearing his medals with his teacher, Andrea Anderson. 
Birdville High School to conduct physicals

Birdville High School will conduct athletic physicals for $10, Thursday, May 14 in the gymnasium.  Prepaid times are 4-5:30 p.m. and walk-ups will be 5:30-7 p.m.  All athletes feeding into or attending Birdville High School are welcome to attend. For information, call 817.547.8364 or 817.547.8351.

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