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June 24, 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. 
Board of Trustees Meeting Summary 
Board0910The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, June 24. The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting. 

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The Texas Education Agency recently released preliminary TAKS scores for students who took the spring 2010 TAKS tests. BISD students' overall performance continues to show improvement over previous years. Across the district, the largest gains were in 10th-grade math, science and social studies. Overall, BISD students continued to perform at high levels in social studies and writing, with passing rates exceeding 90 percent at all grade levels.

BISD increased the number of students achieving commended performance in the areas of fifth-grade reading and math; seventh-grade math; eighth-grade science; ninth-grade reading and math; and 10th-grade English language arts, math, social studies and science. Commended performance represents academic achievement at a level that is considerably higher than the state passing standard.

"The performance of BISD students on state-mandated tests continues to improve even with the state and federal government raising the standards," Superintendent Stephen F. Waddell said. "I am proud of how diligently our students and staff consistently work to prepare for this rigorous test. With everchanging standards, they continue to rise to the challenge."

The final results and ratings will be released by the Texas Education Agency in August.
Several Watauga Elementary staff members, spouses and relatives recently gathered at the Ronald McDonald House in Ft. Worth to cook and serve deserving families. It was a good evening of fun and fellowship. Special thanks to Kim Holbrook for making all the necessary arrangements.
Watauga Middle School Honored
Congratulations to Watauga Middle School for being honored with multiple awards at the state High Schools That Work/Making Middle Grades Work conference in Austin. They received special recognition in the categories of Teachers Working Together and Belief That All Students Matter. Watauga Middle School has successfully completed its first year as a Making Middle Grades Work campus and was one of only two middle schools in the state of Texas to receive multiple awards at this year's conference. The campus is also being recognized for their involvement in incorporating 21st century technology into the classroom and has been asked to present at this year's national conference in July.
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