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September  25, 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. 
Salary Information Available Online
Effective today, all professional and paraprofessional staff will be receiving their first pay voucher for the 2009-2010 school year. Please verify your salary. Stipends are not reflected in your annual salary information. Stipend schedules, along with all employee salary structures, are available on the BISD Web site.

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2009 Richland High March-A-Thon 
RHSThe 2009 Richland High School March-A-Thon begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. The band will march from North Ridge Middle School to Mid-Cities and Rufe Snow and proceed south to North Richland Middle School. They will end at Richland High School.  Each year, Richland's marching band 'takes to the streets' to raise community awareness and involvement while raising funds for the many activities the band participates. The approximate times and stops are:  
  • 8 a.m.          North Ridge Middle School
  • 8:20 a.m.     Richfield Park
  • 9 a.m.          BISD Technology Center
  • 9:15 a.m.     Aaron's Rents Parking Lot 
  • 10 a.m.        Chick-Fil-A on Rufe Snow
  • 10:30 a.m.   North Richland Middle School
  • 11:30 a.m.   Richland High School
There will be several guest directors along the way, including Superintendent Dr. Stephen Waddell at the technology center.
BISD Students Earn Special Recognition for AP Scores
Birdville, Haltom and Richland high schools received a combined 136 AP Scholar recognitions for the 2008-09 school year. These recognitions are for junior and senior students who performed exceptionally well on multiple AP exams during spring 2009. Four students received National Scholars recognition with an average grade of at least four on all AP exams taken and grades of four or higher on eight or more exams. Twenty-six students received AP Scholars With Distinction recognition with an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades three or higher on five or more exams. Sixteen students received AP Scholars with Honor recognition with an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams and grades of three or higher on four or more exams. Ninety students received AP Scholar recognition for grades of three or higher on three or more AP exams. 
11th Annual BISD Marching Festival
The 11th Annual BISD Marching Festival is Oct. 3 at the Fine Arts/Athletics Complex. Thirty bands have entered the festival and will represent 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A schools. The competition begins at 8:15 a.m. and concludes with finals beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. For information, call Danny Detrick at 817.547.5921.

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Francisco Elementary Celebrates 50 Years

Francisco Elementary will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Oct. 8. The school opened its doors for the first time in September 1959. All former students, faculty, parents and community members are invited to the celebration. It will begin with a short PTA meeting at 7 p.m. The performance club will sing as well as the third-grade students. A special presentation of pictures from the past and assorted memorabilia such as yearbooks and PTA scrapbooks will be on display. For information, call 817.547.1700.


Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, Birdville ISD is offering the BISD ASPIRE program on 10 campuses. BISD ASPIRE is made possible through a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant (CCLC) funded by the Texas Education Agency.
The grant supports programs that provide afterschool shelter, academic learning, and enrichment activities to Texas school children. The objectives are to improve academics, attendance, behavior, promotion rates, and graduation rates.
Each campus provides before school and/or after school activities at no cost to participants. Programs include student and parent programs.
For addition information on times and type of programming offered, contact the individual campuses. They are:
The Academy at West Birdville Elementary at 817.547.2500; Birdville Elementary at 817.547.1500; Smith Elementary at 817.547.1600; Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville at 817.547.2300; Stowe Elementary at 817.547.2400; Francisco Elementary at 817.547.1700; Haltom Middle School at 817.547.4000; North Oaks Middle School at 817.547.4600; Watauga Middle School at 817.547.4800; and Haltom High School at 817.547.6000.

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Beliefs, Vision and Mission video

Birdville ISD's Beliefs, Vision and Mission video.
(Produced by Kelli Montgomery)

Useful Web sites for Educators

Once a month, the e-nlightened will highlight "Useful Web sites for Educators." This resource is provided by "CommLink," a publication of the Texas Association of School Boards.
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Free Admission
The Shriners Circus is offering free admission to teachers on Oct. 12-13 at the Will Rogers Coliseum.  
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North Ridge Middle
North Ridge Middle School participated in Pinwheels For Peace on Sept. 21.  Pinwheels For Peace is an international art installation that helps promote peace awareness.

Upcoming Events

Professional Learning/Student Holiday
October 9 & 12
College & Career Night
November 2, 6-8 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday
November 25-27
Enjoy your weekend!