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April 2, 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. 

Haltom High Band Receives Prestigious Honor
Each year, the Texas Bandmasters Association selects one High School Band and one Middle School Band as a TBA Exemplary Band Program of the year. This Exemplary Band Award is presented at the annual July TBA Convention.  This award is presented to a band program and director that have proven to have been a consistent exemplary performing band program in Texas for an extended period of time.

In July, TBA will present the 2010 Exemplary High School Band Award to the Haltom High School Band and their outstanding director, Greg Hull and associate directors Ben Maughmer, and Donnie Hull.  The Haltom Band has collected many awards from UIL, TMEA, and other venues throughout the years.  
Transition and Disability Resource Expo
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
April 10
Resource Connection Conference Center,
Emergency Preparedness
Summit & Fair

Guest Speaker:
Larry Mowry, CBS 11 Chief Meteorologist
Saturday, April 10
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Birdville Center of Technology
and Advanced Learning
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Resignation Deadline for Contract Personnel
As a reminder to staff, the last date for resignation for contract personnel is "not later than the 45th day before the first day of instruction of the following school year." The first day of instruction for 2010-11 is August 23, 2010; therefore, the last day for all contract personnel to resign is July 9, 2010.
>Memo for Personnel

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.
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. 
Foundation awards grants to BISD schools
The Birdville Education Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded 46 grants totaling $81,817 to fund projects for 26 campuses.  Money will be used for a variety of classroom materials and projects including Smart Boards, document cameras, compasses and hand held motion detectors.  

The Birdville Education Foundation Grants Program is designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches, as well as enhance programs with the established curriculum.

Please visit www.birdvilleeducationfoundation.com for the grant application that is due Nov. 19, 2010.  The grants are then awarded in February.  

>2010 Grants Awarded
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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.

Upcoming Events

Watauga Middle Schools Fun
April 10
National Library Week
April 11-17
National Librarian Day
April 16
Battle of Bands
April 17
Inclement Weather/Professional Learning Make-Up
April 17
Volunteer Week
April 19-25
Race for the Cure
April 24
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3-7