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December 4, 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. 

Please Participate in the Birdville ISD Employee Engagement Survey

On Nov. 30 you received an invitation from Gallup to participate in the BISD Q12 Employee Engagement Survey.
If you have already completed the survey, thank you. If you have not yet completed the survey, please take a moment and do so now. This brief survey should take less than five minutes of your time to complete. We are looking for 100 percent participation. It is very important that you take the survey to ensure that everyone has a chance to voice their opinions.
If you need assistance accessing this survey, please contact Gallup Client Support by sending an e-mail to q12help@gallup.com or by calling 1.800.788.9987. Support is available 24 hours a day from 6 p.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. Friday, U.S. Central Time.
Thank you for participating in this important survey.

SkillsUSA Students Promote Career and Technical Education Programs

The Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning (BCTAL) hosted an eighth-grade recruiting day Nov. 5-6. The SkillsUSA students and their advisors had the opportunity to promote Career and Technical Education programs to these future high school students. One student, representing each of the programs, volunteered to participate. All seven middle schools participated in tours during the two days. The eighth-grade students were brought over to the BCTAL on buses and were divided into 13 groups; they were then escorted through each of the programs. Each program prepared an overview explaining the highlights of their area.

Record Number of BISD Students Receive AP Scholar Recognition


Early Dismissal Schedule for Students

BISD students will attend school for a half-day on Dec. 18. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. and secondary students at 11:30 a.m. Students and staff will be on break from Dec. 21 - Jan. 1. Monday, January 4 is a professional learning day for staff and holiday for students. School resumes on Jan. 5, 2010.
Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament
hosted by
Northeast Richland Lion's Club and BISD
Dec. 3-5
Thomas Coliseum

Haltom Middle Students Create Glogs

My students created glogs this year using Glogster, did Internet research for class debates, used Movie Maker to make short movies that describe Utopian communities the students created.  So far it has been a lot of fun as we all learn how to use different progams to show our knowledge.

Mary Strickland
Haltom Middle School

Haltom High
Fine Arts Presentation

HaltomA Haltom Holiday
"A Celebration of Old and New"
Presented by the Choir Department
All sports
2009 Fall Athletics Newsletter Now Available

Quick Links


Holiday Events for Students

Attention Teachers: 
Birdville High School's Student Council is having a free Christmas event for your children.

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Haltom High School's theater department is sponsoring babysitting and Christmas activities for children from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Dec. 12. This is for infant through 8-years-old. Children will have stories, a holiday movie, sing-a-long, crafts, snack and games. Please bring all needed diapers and food for infants. RSVP to renee_norris@birdville.k12.tx.us or call 817.547.6126. Drop ins are welcome.

 ATTENTION:  Families of Students at Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville

BISD has received an Even Start Family Literacy Program Grant and is starting classes for parents and children on Jan. 11, 2010 in portables (51A, 69A & 69B) at Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville. If you have children between the ages of two months and seven-years-old, and need adult literacy or English as a second language (ESL) classes while your children are being taught in an early childhood classroom, call Sally Bermea at 817.547.2352.

Upcoming Events

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