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October 14, 2011

In This Issue
Dr. Jay C. Thompson's Retirement Reception
Julie Wallace's Retirement Reception
Can the Principal
2011 Texas Association of Bilingual Education (TABE) Teacher of the Year
Dates to Remember
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Please Join us for Dr. Jay C. Thompson's Retirement Reception

Julie Wallace, Executive Director of Technology Information Management Systems
Announces Retirement
Julie Wallace, executive director of technology information management systems, recently announced her retirement from Birdville ISD. She has served BISD for more than nine years in this position. The district will honor her at a come-and-go reception from 4-5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Fine Arts/Athletics Complex. The reception will be on the second floor. 

Who Will Win? Haltom or Richland?
"Can the Principal" is a friendly competition between Haltom and Richland high schools.  During Can the Principal week, secondary feeder schools are encouraged to bring canned food to their campus in support of their high school. Who wins? The Community Enrichment Center's Food Bank.  

2011 Texas Association of
Bilingual Education (TABE)
Teacher of the Year
Stepfanie Romero, second-grade bilingual teacher at Watauga Elementary, has been selected as the 2011 Texas Association of Bilingual Education (TABE) Teacher of the Year. She is being recognized for her dedication to the needs of second language learners and for her outstanding leadership. TABE believes Romero's professionalism and expertise in the area of bilingual education will serve as excellent qualifications to compete in the NABE Teacher of the Year selection.  

Richland High School
Richland High School's varsity volleyball team recently raised $900 in their game against Irving Nimitz. Proceeds will go to help fight ovarian cancer. They are pictured wearing their 'Teal Out' shirts. Team members are: (top row from left) Katie Timmons, Bekka Brouse, Jordan Ferguson, Sydney Brock, Reagan White and Felicia Harvick; (bottom row from left) - Head Coach Cassie Underwood, Kourtney Castillo, Amber Hoffman, Cierra Costello, Rachel Lain, Katelyn Warnock, Nicole Zajimovic and Coach Matt Snow.

Stowe Elementary
One hundred and ten students at Stowe Elementary celebrated reaching their reading goal by participating in a science lab where they made Goo. Goo is a substance like Silly Putty.

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