Board of Trustees Meeting Summary
The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, September 22. The link below provides a summary of actions taken at the meeting.
Birdville ISD students earn
BISD is proud to announce it has four National Merit Semifinalists for the 2011-12 school year.
Nearly 1.5 million juniors in 22,000 high schools across the country entered the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program last year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Less than one percent of the nation's high school seniors received the prestigious designation of becoming a semifinalist this year.
To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test.
BISD's 2012 National Merit Semifinalists are:
Birdville High School Richland High School
Trevor Meagher Matthew Ferguson
The National Merit Scholarship Program will announce other program honorees later this school year.
FINE ARTS HONORS
Congratulations to North Ridge Middle School's Select Band and Birdville High School's Symphonic Band for being selected as National Winners of the Foundation For Music Education's 2011 Mark of Excellence Competition.
The Mark of Excellence consists of the National Wind Band Honors, National Orchestra Honors, National Choral Honors, National Jazz Honors, and National Percussion Ensemble Honors. It is a competition, entered by recordings, in which the top quarter are selected as National Winners, and the second quarter receive Commended Honors. This year 161 of the finest musical ensembles in the nation entered the competition.