April 16, 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. 

Run for Sarah 

Run for Sarah




 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run
Congratulations to Daniele Clark and Spicer Elementary whose roof-top sleepover fundraiser inspired the TeachHUB community to come out in droves on their behalf! Every year, Spicer Elementary takes fifth-grade students to an environmental camp. In order for all of the students to attend, they do a lot of fundraisers. Last year, they had a coin contest, and for every $200 the students raised, another teacher was added to the group of who was going to spend the night on top of the school. For an additional $50, Rosie the Dog stayed up there too. The firemen took the campers up on the ladder and put them on the roof for the night. They stayed up there on a Thursday night and had to go to school the next morning. It was an experience the students never forgot and they have asked the staff to do it again. Danielle Clark and her fellow roof campers received $100 from TeachHUB to fund the extracurricular activity of their choosing.

A Season of Love at Haltom Middle School

Haltom Middle School's theatre department and JITS Troupe #88650 were recently invited to perform by The Princess Alexa Foundation at the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas. The Princess Alexa Foundation was founded by Watauga Elementary teacher Crys Aigner in memory of her daughter. The organization provides dress-up clothes for seriously ill children. Haltom Middle School's JITS adopted the organization as their community service project for this 2009-10 school year. Some of the events they assisted with include: performing, playing and reading to the children at Baylor Children's Our House, learning how to make pillowcases for the children at Our House, and helping at the costume drive at Colleyville High School. In addition, the students raised and donated $500 to the foundation from their production of Aladdin.


Top Volunteers

Congratulations to those who donated more than 26,224 hours to Richland Elementary between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010. Richland Elementary had the most volunteer hours for an elementary campus in BISD. 


Congratulations to those who donated more than 5,074 hours to RichlandMiddle School between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010. Richland Middle had the most volunteer hours for a middle school campus in BISD.

Congratulations to those who donated more than 41,503 hours to Birdville High School between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010. Birdville High had the most volunteer hours for a high school campus in BISD.

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.
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Hall of Honor Golf Scramble

Birdville ISD's Athletics Department is sponsoring a Hall of Honor Golf Scramble on May 10 at Diamond Oaks Country Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shot gun start at 1 p.m. There will be a dinner following at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Registration includes:  green fee, cart, unlimited range balls, and dinner. Additional dinner tickets are $10 per person. The entry deadline is May 3. Proceeds from the golf scrabble benefit BISD athletes past, present and future. For information, call 817.547.5910.


 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  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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 TCEA & TXDLA Revisited
Saturday, May 1, Birdville ISD
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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April 24
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