May 18, 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
*Superintendent Reception
*TEA awards BISD Texas School Ready Certification
*CORE Values in Our Community
*BISD Night at Rangers Game
*End of Year Technology Checklist
*Computer Power Down Begins Monday, May 23
*Famous Former Student, Teacher Returns to Richland High School

Inclement Weather Make Up

May 26 & 27

Full Days



May 29

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TEA Awards BISD Texas School Ready Certification

The Texas Education Agency recently announced the Texas School Ready!™Certification was awarded to Rana Greathouse and Emily White, prekindergarten teachers at Carson Head Start. Texas School Ready!™ is a program that certifies preschool education classrooms that effectively prepared their students for kindergarten. Application for this certification involves participation in professional learning, on-going student progress monitoring, teacher mentoring and classroom management. Texas School Ready!™ is based on the actual linking between the quality instructional practices that must be in place in a preschool program to get children ready for kindergarten and the children actually achieving scores showing they were on track in the areas of reading and social skills when they entered kindergarten.

Pictured from left are:  Sharon Heier, special services consultant; Rana Greathouse, BISD prekindergarten teacher; Emily White, BISD prekindergarten teacher; and Patti Mullen, PKES grant coordinator.


BISD Students Continue to Model CORE Values in Our Community

 Richland High School's boys basketball team recently went to an event hosted by Little Caesars at the Presbyterian Night Shelter.  They helped feed approximately 1,000 homeless people while they were there. The Night Shelter houses 600 people in their main building, 75 veterans in the veterans building, and 100 woman and children in their own building. There were several that could not enter any of the facilities for various reasons who were fed outside.


James Whitfield, assistant basketball coach, said "Some may not see it as I do, but the people we served at the Presbyterian Night Shelter have unbelievable courage.  Most don't truly realize how close they themselves are to being in the same predicament these people find themselves in.  It takes an unbelievable amount of courage to live the way they do with the uncertainty of where the next meal will come from, where will they find shelter, etc.  Too often people see what they want to see in these homeless people (drug users, lazy, unmotivated, etc.).  We chose to see it for what it is because it is not our place to judge, but rather, serve.  EVERY person that we served told us "thank you," "we appreciate you," and "God bless you"!  Not one or two but every single one of them!  These are grateful people who, for whatever the reason may be, need our help and we commend the unbelievable courage it takes to brave those streets night in and night out.  It was a very humbling and enlightening experience for our staff and players, and we look forward to doing it again."


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Join us for the Birdville ISD student and teacher appreciation night at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Monday, June 6

7:05 p.m.


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End of Year Technology Check List

Please review the following information from the technology department before leaving for the summer. The link contains an important checklist from TIMS. If you have questions, call the Help Desk at 5888.


>Summer Technology Information


On May 23, BISD will begin powering down computers each evening in order to save money. If you are working on your computer and receive a message indicating the computer is about to shut down, click "OK" if you want your machine to shut the machine down immediately, "Snooze" if you want to continue working and want to be prompted again in an hour, or "Cancel" to cancel the shut down process. Caution: Don't forget to save your work prior to selecting "OK."


The Birdville Golf Classic

scheduled for

Tuesday, May 31

has been cancelled.

Famous Former Student, Teacher Returns to Richland High School

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