January 16, 2015
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BISD's Strategic Plan update to staff

During the spring of 2014, more than 125 staff members worked on BISD's Action Planning Teams to develop plans on ways to implement the key areas of the District's new strategic plan. The four teams were Learning, Partnerships, Culture and Resources. In July 2014, the Board of Trustees approved the overall strategic plan, which included action plans.


Because of the November 2014 bond election, most of the work was postponed until the beginning of 2015. Here is a look at where we are now:


  • Dr. Elizabeth Clark and the Curriculum and Instruction Department have already integrated some of the action plans from the Learning section into the 2014-15 District Improvement Plan. 
  • Mark Thomas and the Communications Department are working on the Partnership section. Data on several action plans is currently being gathered.
  • Joe Cammarata and the Staff and Student Services Department are working on the Culture section.
  • Mike Seale along with Randy Sumrall and the Finance and Technology departments are working on the Resources section.

The Superintendent's Cabinet will continue to oversee these sections and work with staff to develop an implementation plan. In addition, the Communications Department will be launching a Strategic Plan website on which the progress of the work can be monitored.


BCTAL | Adult Education Courses Spring 2015

Birdville ISD has adult education classes scheduled for the spring that empower individuals to become self-sufficient, with skills necessary for future employment and personal success. Classes are: Introduction to Computers, Computer Applications, and Web Basics. Classes are from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning Monday, Jan. 26. Classes end March 25. (Classes will not meet March 9-13.) The cost is $50. For registration information, call 817-547-3800.


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BISD celebrates 2015 All-State Musicians
Congratulations to each outstanding BISD high school musician selected as a Texas All-State Musician for 2015. These students successfully navigated through multiple auditions. All-State band and choir members will travel to San Antonio in February to participate in the four-day Texas Music Educators Association Convention, where they will rehearse and perform with renowned clinician-conductors. The musicians are:
  • Haltom HS:  Brisa Alcorta (piccolo), Hannah Gonzalez (flute), Martin Cazares (B-flat clarinet), Katelin Kripps (alto clarinet), Nedim Maric (bass clarinet) and Max Macias (baritone saxophone)
  • Richland HS:  Nicole Griffin (clarinet), Stephen Vu (clarinet), Vicky Murillo (English horn), Deanna Pierce (bassoon), Quinton Hackworth (jazz alto saxophone), Evan Milligan (jazz baritone saxophone), Taylor Wyatt (horn), Maddy Collins (horn), Daniel Christensen (trumpet), Matt Garner (tenor 2), Gabe Reyer (tenor 2), Eunique Thomas-Belmonte (alto 2)
  • Birdville HS:  Reece Neathery (trombone), Lily Boswell (alto 1), Sarah Boyd (alto 1), Kiefer Detrick (bass 1)
February 1 Retirement Declaration Deadline
February 1 is the deadline to request compensation for unused leave if you are planning to retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

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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. Email your pictures and a brief description to Communications and we will include them as space permits.

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