November 29, 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
Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure
BCTAL robotics
BHS Girls Soccer
Foster Village: Welcome Home
C.O.R.E. Values

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Holiday Break
Dec. 20*- 31
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Student Holiday/Professional Learning
Jan. 3

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BISD Employee Engagement Survey

Today, you have the opportunity for your opinions to be heard regarding employee engagement. You are invited to take the short and confidential BISD Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. You are encouraged to interpret the questions according to your own unique circumstances. BISD staff will have until December 13, to complete the survey, so make sure your opinions count.
100 percent participation in the survey is important so that we can best identify what is working in BISD, and what the current challenges are for the district. Your responses to this survey will enable us to create a stronger, more supportive working environment for you.
Since individual responses are confidential, all results of the survey will be reported in groups. To further protect your confidentiality, composite statistics will not be reported for any grouping smaller than five respondents.

If you need assistance accessing this survey, please contact Gallup Client Support by sending an e-mail to surveyhelp@gallup.com or by calling 800-788-9987 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Thursday, or 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time on Fridays.
Thank you for participating in this important survey.

BISD's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Team is ready for participants to sign-up online. To register, go to www.komentarrant.org and click "Race for the Cure" and follow the following steps:
  • Select "Register" and then "Join a Team"
  • Enter "bird" and then "school"
  • Select "Join" (The only name listed is Birdville Schools.)
Richland Elementary
Students Show Examples of
C.O.R.E. Value "Kindness"
Second-grade students in Mrs. Hurst's class at Richland Elementary recently wrote about their heroes for values.com. Their writings are now available online at values.com. Their stories begin with "My Dad" and ends with "My Mom L." Their writings are a good example of BISD's C.O.R.E. value "Kindness."
BCTAL Robotics Team Qualifies For The BEST National Championship
Congratulations to the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning's (BCTAL) robotics team for qualifying for the BEST National Championship April 14-16, 2011 in Orlando. They recently competed at the University of North Texas BEST Regional Championships and qualified for nationals. Steven Bucholtz is the BCTAL robotics advisor and coach. 
BHSBirdville High School's Girls Soccer Team Named 2010 NSCAA High School Team Academic Award Winner
Congratulations to Birdville High School's 2009-10 girls soccer team for receiving the NSCAA/Adidas Girls Soccer Academic Award. The team had a 3.58 GPA last school year. A total of 384 soccer teams (142 boys, 242 girls) throughout the United States earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2009-10 academic year. To qualify for the award, the team had to have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players. Birdville's girls soccer coach is Eddie Brown. 
Fifty-eight members of Foster Village Elementary's Valley Voices choir recently welcomed home soldiers at DFW Airport.

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