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November 11, 2011

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The 2011 Gold Performance Acknowledgement (GPA) awards
"Every link matters Make a connection."
Online Spanish Classes for Educators
Web Corner
Dates to Remember
Upcoming Events
Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) retirement seminar Saturday, November 12, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m at ESC Region XI.
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The 2011 Gold Performance Acknowledgement (GPA) awards
09-22-11  BAEOP Fundraiser itemThe 2011 Gold Performance Acknowledgement (GPA) awards of the state accountability system were announced recently by the Texas Education Agency. A total of 55 GPAs were awarded to 24 of the 31 BISD campuses and two additional awards were earned at the district level. The Gold Performance Acknowledgment system recognizes districts and campuses for high performance on indicators other than those used to determine accountability ratings. Acknowledgments are given for high performance in 15 areas, including attendance rate, advanced course completion, SAT/ACT testing, Advanced Placement /International Baccalaureate testing, college readiness, graduation under the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program, TAKS commended performance, and TAKS comparable improvement.


"Every link matters.
Make a connection."
School Psychology Awareness Week - Nov. 14-18
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BISD has six Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, and they provide consultation and assessment services to all 32 campuses. Their responsibilities primarily cover student issues related to special education, emotional disturbance, autism, behavioral consultation, and violence risk assessments. Additionally, they provide professional development leadership for CPI training, Boys Town, and Positive Behavioral Supports.

Pictured from left are:  front row, Teresa Miller, Ph.D., Melissa Babich, and Dora Camarillo-Pelaez; and back row, Holleigh Sims, Ph.D., Stan Brein and Barb Creason.


Online Spanish Classes for Educators
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If you have any questions, please contact Rocio Paredes, Title I Parent Involvement Specialist, at 682-593-9059 or e-mail rocio.paredes@birdvilleschools.net.

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09-22-11  BAEOP Fundraiser itemBirdville ISD students partnered with the Northeast Richland Lions Club and Walmart on Rufe Snow and 820 to take up used eye glasses throughout the school district.  During the month of October, students collected 648 pairs of glasses for those in need. Walmart will send the glasses to the Texas Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Center in Midland. The recycling center organizes optical training teams composed of Lions, doctors and opticians to work with Lions throughout Texas and in developing countries to redistribute the donated eyeglasses to those in need.

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Career and Technology Education's Outstanding Business Partnership for 2011-2012 is Thomas Powell, City of North Richland Hills.  Pictured are:  Thomas Powell; Dr. Darrell Brown, Birdville ISD superintendent; Dr. Linda Anderson, director of Career and Technology Education.
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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.