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October 15, 2010 

The communications department publishes the employee newsletter "e-nlightened" each week so 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.

In this issue...

C.O.R.E. Values




Superintendent Recognized


"Can The Prinicipal"


Birdville Education Foundation Grant


November 2 Election


Distinguished Service Award


HHS Teacher Award


RHS Boys Basketball 

Upcoming Events
Daylight Savings Time
Nov. 7

Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 24 - 26

Quick Links...



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DrWaddellBISD Superintendent Recognized

Dr. WaddellCongratulations to Dr. Stephen F. Waddell, BISD superintendent, for being recognized by the Texas Association of School Administrators for his work with the Public Education Visioning Institute.

>Learn More about the Visioning Institute

canprincipalHaltom vs. Richland in "Can the Principal"

Help us move the high school principals out of their office and fill them with food.

Which campus will collect the most food? We will know at the end of next week.

Who will win? Those in our community that have a need. 


Next week is the annual Haltom/Richland football game. This year, BISD has identified several varsity level athletic events to collect food for the Community Enrichment Center's food bank. When Richland and Birdville played each other earlier this year, they collected more than 2,100 pounds of non-perishable food that is being used to help those in need. The goal for the Haltom/Richland game is more than 3,000 pounds of food.

Feeder schools can be a part of this worthy cause by bringing can food to the game on Friday, Oct. 22.

BEFgrantBirdville Education Foundation Awarded Grant

The Birdville Education Foundation was recently awarded a grant from the Miles Foundation for $31,176. The grant will help Birdville, Richland, and Haltom high schools upgrade their resources for teaching Earth Science and Environmental Science. Grant monies will be used to purchase probes for collecting and analyzing data on temperature, light, pH, magnetic field, topological mapping, and many other applications. The Birdville Education Foundation has awarded more than $800,000 worth of grants to 600 teachers in BISD for implementing innovative ideas that will enhance curriculum.

ElectionNovember 2, Election Information

To obtain sample ballots and/or a list of Election Day polling locations, visit tarrantcounty.com/elections or call 817.831.8683.

>Early Voting/Voting Information   

serviceaward2010 Texas Alliance Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Julie Hyman, social studies consultant, for being recognize with the 2010 Texas Alliance Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education. She received this honor for the outstanding work she does to support geography in Texas. The Distinguished Service Award presentation will be made at the TCSS conference in October.

HHSteacherHaltom High School Teacher Published 

Jon Corsi, Haltom High School's 2010 teacher of the year, has been published in "The Science Teacher."  This is a publication of the National Science Teachers Association.  His article is entitles, "Self-Regulated Learning."


rhsbasketballRHS Boys Basketball Team Visits Cook Children's Hospital

Richland High School's boys varsity basketball team recently visited patience at Cook Children's Hospital. They played games, read and entertained the children who were allowed to leave their rooms. The players demonstrated the C.O.R.E. values "responsibility and empathy" by reaching our the children at the hospital