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November 19, 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 Summary

The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, November 19. The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.

Technology:  Engaging and Encouraging

Check Mark"I frequently record my students' singing and upload the recordings to my classroom Web site podcasting page. It just take a few minutes to listen to the recording and decide if it's good enough to post on the Internet for the world to hear (music TEKS addressed - evaluating performances using specific criteria). If it is, I upload it and e-mail the recording to their classroom teacher, as well."  
Elizabeth Shier
Music Teacher
Academy at C.F. Thomas
Mindy Anstey is using the iPod touch with the Deaf Ed students at Porter Elementary. They were purchased with funds from the Birdville Education Foundation grant they received. Students are looking up their vocabulary words with a program called "iSign." In iSign, the student taps on the word with their fingers, and an instructional video shows them how to perform that particular sign. Instruction Technology Specialist Dwight Goodwin is working with Mindy on this project.
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Student Success Requires Community Support and Engagement. ~ BISD Belief

Community members recently spoke to BISD eighth-grade students about the Texas Scholars program. The Texas Scholars programs encourages students to take more rigorous courses in high school.


foster village

First-graders at Foster Village Elementary recently honored our veterans. The students worked hard on the flags and learning about Veteran's Day.

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BISD's fine arts programs will host holiday events during the holiday season.


Haltom Middle

Haltom Middle School students will present "Alladin" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 to benefit the Princess Alexa Foundation.
AVID Student Volunteers Help Make Haltom Halloween Successful
Nearly 30 Haltom HS AVID students turned out at the Haltom Recreation Center on Friday, Oct. 30. These students helped make Halloween a safe and fun experience for local residents. AVID students helped with handing out candy bags, serving food, bounce house safety, arts and crafts, and the costume contest.

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Birdville ISD Athletics
Hall of Honor

 Hall of Honor
The Athletics Department of Birdville ISD is having their annual Hall of Honor dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Fine Arts/Athletics Complex. The 2009 inductees are Jim Hardin, Joe Bill Fox, Hugh Hamm, Dee Wood, Robert Cowan and Kelvin Garmon. The master of ceremonies for this special evening is Jody Dean. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Fine Arts/Athletics Complex or Thomas Coliseum. For information, call 817.547.5820.
Employee Discounts
Businesses in the community offer a variety of discounts to BISD employees.  Visit the employee discount page often so you do not miss any of these great opportunities.
The newest discount is listed below: 
BORDERS Season Savings
25% off almost everything,
December 2 & 3
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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Holiday
November 25-27
Early Dismissal
December 18
Elementary - 11 a.m.
Secondary - 11:30 a.m.
PreK: a.m. class attends, 8-9:15 a.m. 
p.m. class attends, 9:45-11 a.m.
PPCD: combined a.m./p.m. will attend 8-11 a.m.

Holiday Break
December 21 - January 1
Professional Learning/
Student Holiday

January 4