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April 9, 2010 - Revised

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. 
A Note To BISD Families
 From The Superintendent

Dear Birdville Families,

Recently, you may have noticed several stories appearing on a local television about bullying in Birdville ISD. I want to take this opportunity to write you concerning this matter.

You send your children to us every day, and the most important thing we can do is protect them and ensure their safety. That must come before anything else. It is a great act of faith for you to send us your children, and we take that very seriously.  

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Film Festival Finalists Announced
Videos selected as finalists in the 2010 April Fools Film Fest will be screened at 7 p.m. tonight at the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning in the theater. Admission is free.  Winners will be announced in the elementary, middle and high school divisions at the screening.  The 2010 April Fools Film Fest was sponsored by Full Sail University and Birdville ISD's Media Technology department. For information, contact Karen Seimears at 817.547.3845 or e-mail at karen.seimears@birdvilleschools.net. Finalist are:  

Walker Creek Elementary
"Top Ten Ways to Annoy and Embarrass Your Parents" - Harrison Cram

Green Valley Elementary
"World Wide Terrible Wrestling" - Tanner McIntire, Dean Paolellea, Collin Gant, Hunter Doty, James Nibarger, Colton Reddoch, Sean Nutt, Daniel Shaw and Daniel Christianson
Richland Middle School
"Hectic" - Darrian Brimberry, Jadon Degrate and Miriam Whisman
"The Reporter" - Miriam Whisman, Darrian Brimberry, Brittany Wilmot, Alicya Kuyoth and Jordon Degrate
Haltom High School
"Ice Cream" - Lacie Denham, Jeff Bales and Andrew Jackson
"April Showers" - Nicole Oglesby, Kelci Burkhart and Tori Rymer
"The Craving" - Chris Heath, Sean Jettie and Brandon Ronquillo
Tournament of Roses Spring Band Showcase
Sunday, April 11
Thomas Coliseum
Free Admission
The Texas Education Agency recently announced that registration fees for the May and June administration of the SAT or ACT for current 11th-grade students will be waived. This includes the late fee for the May test. For information, contact your high school counselor.
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Congratulations to Jesse Hackfeld and Ian Dunaway, Richland High School students, for winning second place at the New York International Automotive Show Competition. They won thousands of dollars in scholarships and tools. Their teachers at the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning are Olin Harrington and Ric Calderon.
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
Transition and Disability Resource Expo
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
April 10
Resource Connection Conference Center,

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.
 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. 
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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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

National Library Week
 April 11-17
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