May 26, 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. 
End of Year Concert in the Park,
 Tuesday,  June 2 at 7 p.m., NRH20

Steve Ray Poster
Dr. Waddell and his band will play for the final time together at this special night for BISD staff and families.
A $5 person donation is requested. Donations will go to the Birdville Council of PTAs Clothes Connection

Donna SolleyDonna Solley, Holiday Heights Elementary, has been selected by Raise Your Hand Texas to attend The Principals' Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education this summer. The Summer Institutes will expose participants to leading national and international experts in the fields of education and leadership.

Participants can choose from one of five distinct learning tracks depending on their area of interest:  Redesigning High Schools for Improved Instruction; Charter Schools; Improving Schools:  The Art of Leadership; Leadership:  An Evolving Vision; and the National Institute for Urban School Leaders. Each Institute lasts for approximately three to seven days beginning June 29 and ending July 24. Raise Your Hand Texas is covering all expenses including travel, hotel and a modest discretionary spending fund.

"We recognize the impact that strong campus leadership can have on the quality of instruction being offered in our schools," said former Lt. Governor Bill Ratliff, a spokesperson for Raise Your Hand Texas. "We are committed to providing ongoing professional development opportunities for our top principals and we are thrilled to be able to send another group of professional educators from Texas to experience the Summer Institutes at Harvard, the gold standard in terms of training."

Voice Mail Messages
PhonePlease make sure phone messages reflect information about the district's summer hours.
Campus principals need to verify that campus voice mail messages are kept updated and reflect pertinent information for your campus. 
Reminder to Secure Your Belongings
LockPlease remember to take the time to secure your purses and other personal belongings.  Also, be alert.  If you see strangers wandering around the building, contact your office personnel.
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BISD is expanding communications to the community through an online electronic newsletter. "B-News" provides subscribers important weather related closings and delays as well as late breaking news.  In addition, the newsletter contains public meeting notices and links to school calendars, online meal payments, athletic schedules, etc. To subscribe, go to and join the "B-News" mailing list.

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Upcoming Events

Early Dismissal for Students
May 28 & 29
 Teacher Prep Day
Saturday, May 30
District Summer Hours
June 1- August 7
Convocation 2009-2010 
Monday, August 17 

Thank you for another wonderful year.