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March 11, 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. 

Inclement Weather/Professional Learning Make-Up on April 17
Since BISD closed on Jan. 7 because of inclement weather, the district is required to make-up that day based on the district's approved 2009-10 calendar. The first make-up day on the calendar had already passed. Therefore, the district will use Friday, April 2 to make-up for being closed Jan. 7. The professional learning day scheduled for April 2 has been moved to Saturday, April 17 as indicated on the 2009-10 school calendar.
Since the Texas Education Agency approved April 2 as a waiver day for professional learning in BISD, this day must be made up as well. This means April 17 is a contract day for teachers and all exempt district employees. In addition, it is also a duty day for all non-exempt employees. If you have questions regarding April 2 or April 17, please contact your campus principal or immediate supervisor.
Campus Transfer Request for Professional and Paraprofessional Employees Available Online March 22
Employees interested in requesting a campus transfer may access the application form online beginning March 22. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2010. Please watch for further instructions to be broadcast through e-nlightened.
BISD Celebrates Texas Public Schools
Watauga Middle School Community Breakfast
Richland High School Community Breakfast  
Birdville High School Community Breakfast
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Haltom High School Community Breakfast

Battle of the Bands

Does your band rock?
Do you think your band has what it takes to win Battle of the Bands? Birdville ISD will be hosting Battle of the Bands at the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning on Saturday, April 17.
 Leaders of Learning
BISD was recently highlighted in the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development magazine "Leaders of Learning."

Annual Fun Run

Watauga Middle School's annual Fun Run is April 10th.  This year, we would like to challenge all schools to form a team and participate for the wellness of BISD.
Birdville High School Project Celebration Concert

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Making Mathematical Thinking Visible
Students from North Richland Middle School recently visited Snow Heights Elementary where they brought math to life for the elementary students. The project began when North Richland teacher James Gillespie asked his seventh- and eighth-grade algebra students to write books about math for children. The project ended up being a collaborative effort across disciplines. English teachers helped review parts of stories and taught editing techniques. The librarian taught how to make sure the graphics supported the story. The advanced academics specialist worked with the students on formatting and locating a publisher. The administration at both campuses allowed this cross-campus project to be a success.
Race for the Cure
 Join the Birdville ISD Race for the Cure team.
Last year, BISD placed second for total school team participation with 181 registrants.  Go Birdville!
The Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure begins at 8:30 a.m. on April 24 at Sundance Square in downtown Ft. Worth.
Show how much BISD cares about cancer patients and survivors.  For information or to register go to www.komentarrant.org.  Click on Registration.  Click Register Online Now.  Click Join an Existing Team.  The district's team name is "Bird".  The team division is school. 
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Upcoming Events

Daylight Saving 
March 14
 Spring Break 
March 15-19  
Campus Transfer Requests Available Online
March 22
 Bad Weather Make-up Day
Friday, April 2 
 National Library Week
April 11-17
Inclement Weather/Professional Learning Make-Up
April 17