April 1, 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
* Haltom Middle School Principal Named
* Annual Employee IRS Notification
* Texas Public Education Committee
* HHS helped Hardeman
* Congrats to Patrick Johnson
* BHS Soccer
* Shannon Striders Win
* Congrats Elizabeth Shier
* NRMS Boys Choir
* ROPES Facilitator Training
* Cost Savings
* C.O.R.E. Values

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Haltom Middle School Principal Named


Jeff Russell, Smithfield Middle School principal, has been appointed principal of Haltom Middle School beginning with the 2011-12 school year.

To All School District Employees:
The IRS requires we make you aware annually of your eligibility to participate in your employer's 403(b) retirement plan. The 403(b) plan (often called a "tax sheltered annuity" or TSA) is a voluntary plan that allows you to defer a portion of your paycheck to a retirement plan.

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Texas Public Education Committee Update

The House Public Education Committee met Tuesday, March 22 to discuss a number of bills.


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Haltom High School cheerleaders and drum line recently helped Hardeman Elementary staff with a TAKS Pep Rally.

> Slide Show


Congratulations to Patrick Johnson, TIMS Help Desk manager, for receiving the 2011 University of North Texas Department of Learning Technologies Outstanding Technologies Masters Student Award.

Updated BHS Logo

Birdville High School's girls and boys soccer teams will play a doubleheader in the sectional round of the UIL State playoffs on Friday, April 1.

Birdville girls vs. Wichita Falls High at 6 p.m.
Birdville boys vs. Wichita Falls Rider at 8 p.m.
C. H. Collins Athletic Complex
1500 Long Road
Denton, TX 76207
Shannon Striders Win Three Trophies

The Shannon Striders from the Shannon Learning Center recently ran in "Joe's Run," where they won three trophies.  Shannon Striders had a total of 25 team members participate.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Shier, Academy at C.F. Thomas music teacher, for being selected to be a regular contributor to "Music Express" magazine. She will write lesson plans for a new series for kindergarten, first and second grades.
North Ridge Middle School's Boy Choir Selected to Present Workshop 

North RidgeCongratulations to North Ridge Middle School's seventh- and eighth-grade boys choir for being selected to present a workshop at the first national American Middle School Choral Directors' Conference (sponsored by the American Choral Directors' Association) on Feb. 29, 2012 at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts. Only eight choirs were invited from across the United States to perform concerts or workshops. North Ridge will present a workshop for choir directors on sight reading games they play each Friday in choir. North Ridge's choir is under the direction of Mary Jane Phillips.

ROPES Facilitator Training

Pam Miller and Brent Cumbie are hosting a ROPES Facilitator Training from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on May 6 and 7 at the Shannon Learning Center. This training is open to teachers, coaches, administrators, and of course counselors at all levels.  Credit is available for Gifted and Talented training. 


Space is limited, so sign up in ERO as soon as possible.