July 23, 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. 
Board of Trustees Meeting 
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The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, July 23.  The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.
Trustees Approve Appointment of Two Principals 
FudgeBirdville ISD's Board of Trustees approved the appointments of Timothy S. Drysdale as principal at Grace E. Hardeman Elementary and Patrick Guy as principal at Holiday Heights Elementary. Drysdale replaces Steve Ellis, who was named principal at North Ridge Middle School, and Guy replaces Donna Solley, who was named BISD's director of curriculum and instruction. 

Academy at West Birdville 

Charlotte Solorio, Academy at West Birdville librarian, poses with Discovery Education Director Lance Rougeux at the Discovery Educator Network National Institute in Sausalito, Calif on July 17, 2009. (photo by Discovery Education)
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New Web Address 

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BISD's Web address has changed to www.birdvilleschools.net. Don't forget to update your Internet browser.
The Web address www.birdville.k12.tx.us will continue to work at this time, so it is not necessary for business cards, letterhead, etc. to be reprinted.  However, please start transitioning to the new Web address as updates are made.
E-mail Information:
Please note that at this time, your e-mail will continue to be birdville.k12.tx.us. We will notify you when this changes.

Texas Bandmasters Association 2009 Exemplary Band Program Awards

San Antonio - The Texas Bandmasters Association has named the Dr. Ralph H. Poteet High School Pirate Band and the North Richland Middle School Band as recipients of the 2009 Exemplary Band Program Awards. Scott Coulson is the director of the Poteet Band and Melodianne Mallow is the director of the North Richland band. A description of each band program follows.

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Haltom High Teacher Attends Prestigious Summer Institute

In June, Ann Hale of Haltom High School joined outstanding teachers from across the state at "The U.S. Constitution and American History," an institute sponsored by Humanities Texas, The University of Texas at Austin and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.
"The U.S. Constitution and American History" drew 43 teachers to the LBJ Library and Museum in Austin for four days of seminars, lectures and workshops. Ten of the participants were nominated by their U.S. Congressional representatives.

Participants were selected from nearly 150 qualified applicants to attend this prestigious program.

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Quick Links

Clothes Connection Executive Director Position Available

Clothes Connection

 Birdville Council of PTA Now Hiring an Executive Director of the Clothes Connection and Supply Depot Birdville Council of PTAs is hiring an employee to fill the position of Executive Director of the Clothes Connection and Supply Depot. The Clothes Connection and Supply Depot are programs sponsored by the Birdville Council of PTAs, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which provide clothes, shoes, and school supplies to underprivileged students and their families within the District.

Upcoming Events

New Location: Richland Hills Church of Christ
Monday, August 17 
Ribbon Cutting Events
Birdville Center of Technology & Advanced Learning
 August 18, 6 p.m.
Haltom High 
August 20, 6 p.m.
Richland High
August 23, 2:30 p.m. 
BISD Graduate/Master
Degree School Meeting Night
FAAC (Community Room )
August 27, 4-5:30 p.m. 
 District Summer Hours
June 1- August 7

Special Teacher Appreciation Events!

Teach Mart Teacher Appreciation Day is Monday, July 27
Teacher's Tools (Hurst and Lewisville locations) is Tuesday, July 28
Teacher's Tools (Hulen and Allen locations) is Thursday, July 30


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