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February 19, 2010

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. 

Teachers and Assistant Principals Particpate in a Tri-Level Looping Meeting

Teachers and assistant principals from each campus recently participated in a Tri-Level Looping meeting where they engaged in the following:

Building capacity - Table groups established a common understanding of what capacity means and how we might build it.

Leadership competencies - Groups used excerpts from the Shipley book, "A Principal's Guide to School Improvement," to explore 13 competencies that effective campus leaders exhibit.

Q12 - Participants examined Q12 results for the TLl group. 
Assessment literacy - Table groups did research on computers and hard copy provided to identify some of the basic knowledge and skills that all teachers should have about assessment. Each campus posted their findings on the new Tri-Level Looping ning.

Campus sharing - Co-chairs shared artifacts and evidence of their applications of district initiatives (WOW, Continuous Improvement, and Formative Assessment) on their respective campuses.

Snow Heights Principal Named
Mike Dukes, Spicer Elementary principal, has been appointed principal of Snow Heights Elementary beginning with the 2010-11 school year.
SkillsUSA Students Participate in Soldiers Angels
SkillsUSA students Skyler Schrader, Logan Ringley and Ryan Ward from the Birdville Center of Technology and
Advanced Learning adopted a soldier overseas through a program called Soldiers Angels. The soldier and the angel are paired at random and the angel also receives a mentor they can go to if they have any questions.  The students mail encouraging letters each week, and once a month they send a care package that consists of items the soldier needs or things he specifically asks for. Schrader, Ringley and Ward feel it is their patriotic duty to support our military in even the smallest way. Their soldier will be coming home in April and they look forward to meeting each other.

2010 Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Jordon Proffer, Smithfield Elementary fourth grader, for winning BISD's 2010 Spelling Bee. Mason Doyle from Binion Elementary placed second, and Katie Green, North Richland Middle School, and Clayton Beeter, Porter Elementary, placed third.
Barbara Bush and Binion Connect Through Video Conference
On Feb. 3, Binion Elementary joined in a state-wide visit with first lady, Barbara Bush.
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Army Lt. David Tillotson visits Binion

Army Lt. David Tillotson recently visited Hannah DeArmon's class at Binion Elementary. He has been stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan for the past seven months. DeArmon's class adopted him in the fall and sent care packages to him along with a handmade flag.

Cosmetology And Media Technology Students Raise Money For Haiti

Cosmetology students from the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning's (BCTAL) are participating in the SkillsUSA American Spirit Award. For their American Spirit Award project, they joined with Media Technology students in raising money for Haiti. They collected movies, games and game systems from the students at the BCTAL. The items were sold to a local pawnshop, and the money raised was sent to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.
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SkillsUSA Students Volunteer in Community

Skills USA volunteerSkillsUSA students from the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning recently volunteer at Stajduhar Stables. As volunteers, they cleaned the horses stables, chicken coops, pastures; led for hippotherapy or therapeutic riding; groomed the horses; helped riders on the horses; kept riders on the horses; and assisted with therapy. SkillsUSA gives students the opportunity to take a primary leadership position in their community.
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