January 21, 2011

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
* Board Recognition Month
* All That Jazz
* Personalize Coliseum Chair
* Scrabble Championship
* TRS Retirement Seminar
* BISD's Fine Arts Presents
* Retirement Deadline
* C.O.R.E. Values

Upcoming Events

Staff Development/Student Holiday

Jan. 28


Texas Public Schools Week

Mar. 7-11


Spring Break

Mar. 14-18

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Birdville ISD Appreciates Our Board of Trustees

January is School Board Recognition Month and a good time to spotlight the more than 7,000 men and women who serve our local schools and help promote public education. This month, Birdville ISD will join other districts across the state to celebrate the countless contributions of these dedicated community leaders.

"Local school board members work tirelessly and devote hundreds of hours to lead our students to success. Setting aside time in January is one small way to celebrate their service to our community and say thanks for caring so much about the future of every child enrolled in BISD," said Superintendent Stephen F. Waddell.

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Personalize Your Own Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum Chair 

Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum is built atop one of the highest points of Northeast Tarrant County.  This historic site has been the central facility for sports, performing arts, and commencement ceremonies since 1967.


In affirming your ongoing support of BISD's future, you now have the opportunity to name a coliseum chair with your own personalized name plate for $100. Once you buy the chair, it's forever yours.


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Francisco Elementary Hosts Texas State School Scrabble Championship

Francisco Elementary will host the Texas State School Scrabble Championship on March 5 at the Fine Arts/Athletics Complex. All students in fifth through eighth grade are eligible to play in two member teams. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. The tournament ends at 4 p.m. with a presentation of awards. Adult coaches are required to be present at all times. The registration deadline is Feb. 18. For information, e-mail Mary Ann Hart at txscrabble@gmail.com or by calling 817-547-1700.


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TRS Retirement Education Seminar

Sponsored by:
Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA)

Saturday, Feb. 12
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Region 11 Service Center
3001 N. Freeway
Ft. Worth

Seating is limited.

To register, Click Here or call 817-740-3659.

BISD's Fine Arts Department Presents...

Richland High School will celebrate its 50th year and 40th musical with the production of "The Wizard of Oz" Feb. 3-7 in the auditorium. Show times are:  Feb. 3-5, and 7 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. General admission is $12 for adults and $6 for students. Reserved seating and show passes may be purchased by calling 817-547-7058 or e-mail at Jerry Ayers. All BISD personnel receive one free ticket with their BISD ID.




Birdville High School will present "Anything Goes" Jan. 28-31 in the Henry Schraub Theatre. Show times are:  Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Reserved seating is $14 in advance. There are no reserve sales at the door. For information, go to www.stagehawks.org.



Haltom High School will present "South Pacific" Jan. 29 - Feb. 1 in the auditorium. Show times are:  Jan. 29 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 30 at 3 p.m.; and Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Children under four and uniformed veterans are free. For information or to reserve seats of 12 or more, call 817-547-6126.
Deadline for Claiming Compensation for Unused Leave Retirement is February 1

To qualify for this benefit, an employee must:

  • Submit notice of retirement to Personnel Services no later than February 1 of the school year they plan to retire; 
  • Be eligible for retirement under Teacher Retirement System of Texas; and
  • Have been employed by the Birdville School District, with no break in service, for a minimum of five (5) years.

Questions regarding retirement should be directed to Lisa Vargas in Personnel Services at 5739.