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October  2, 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. 
Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic for Adults on Oct. 9
The Tarrant County Health Department in conjunction with Birdville ISD and the City of Haltom City are conducting a seasonal flu shot (not H1N1) clinic for adults only from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9.
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Binion Elementary Produces Personal Hygiene Videos

Personal hygiene videos produced by students and staff at Binion Elementary.
> Where's Germo?

> Jinx the Germs
> Mata Los Germenes
2009-10 Salary Information Available Online
On Sept. 25, all professional and paraprofessional staff received 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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Sign Language Classes Offered
BISD is offering sign language classes from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning Oct. 1 at Porter Elementary. This session runs for eight weeks and is open to ages 11 to adult. Beginning and intermediate/advanced classes are offered. The cost is $25 per person or $40 per family. There is an optional sign language book for $30. Classes are free to parents of deaf children. The school is located at 2750 Prestondale Dr. in Hurst. For information, call 817.547.2967 or e-mail bisdsignlanguageclass@yahoo.com.

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Keep Your Child Safe: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Keeping Your Child Safe: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Presented by Alliance for Children
October 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
Richland High School, Omni Room
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North Ridge Middle Select Band - National Winner
Congratulations to the North Ridge Middle School Select Band for being named a national winner by the National Wind Band Honors Project. The band is under the direction of James Smith.

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Free Admission to Shriners Circus
The Shriners Circus is offering free admission to teachers on Oct. 12-13 at the Will Rogers Coliseum.  
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Education in Action's 2009-2010 Call for Outstanding Student Nominations
education in action
Nominate your outstanding fifth-eighth graders to join delegations of distinguished students from across the state of Texas at the Lone Star Leadership Academy, a weeklong, TEKS-based, experiential leadership development program to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin or Houston/Galveston during spring break* and summer.  The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides opportunities for students to experience grade level curriculum during visits to historically, politically, scientifically and environmentally significant sites with a focus on leadership throughout.  Participants must be in fifth-eighth grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, be active in school and/or community activities and receive an educator recommendation (your nomination) based on demonstrated leadership ability.  There is no limit to the number of students you may nominate as long as they meet the eligibility requirements. For more information visit www.educationinaction.org or call 817.562.4957.

> Click here to make nominations online

*Spring break Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin programs will be offered March 15-19, 2010.

Upcoming Events

Professional Learning/Student Holiday
October 9 & 12
College & Career Night
November 2, 6-8 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday
November 25-27
Are your students and parents flu aware?
Direct them to the district Web site for a variety of resources on the flu (Type A and H1N1)