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January 27, 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.



Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, January 27.  The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.


>View Jan. 27, 2011 e-review

 >View Trustee Web pages

In This Issue
* 2010 NCEA Higher Preforming Schools Recognized
* Battle of the Books
* Spanish for Educators
* C.O.R.E. Values

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Birdville's 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools Recognized

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Birdville ISD for having two schools in their district make the 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List. The following schools received the honor and Higher Performing (HP) recognition in the following areas:

        Hardeman Elementary, Science
        North Ridge Elementary, Science

The Higher Performing Schools (formerly known as Just for the Kids Schools) are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth) and/or absolute student achievement using the school's Commended Performance results on the spring 2010 TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) test. NCEA's higher performing methodology controls for school and student demographics to allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of school achievement and to demonstrate that with the commitment of educators, all schools can have success no matter the zip code. NCEA provided award certificates to each Higher Performing School and the district.


Congratulations to BISD's 2011 Battle of the Books winners. They are:  Mullendore Elementary, first place; Hardeman and Walker Creek elementaries, second place; and Smithfield Elementary, third place.


Congratulations To Cheryl McKnight 

Congratulations to Cheryl McKnight, BISD instructional technologist, for being nominated for the Pink Jacket Award by the Technology Education Coordinators Special Interest Group (TECSIG). TECSIG is a special interest group of the Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA). The Pink Jacket Award is presented to two educators each year who prove to be exceptional leaders in educational technology in Texas.