January 30, 2015

Green Valley wins 2015 Battle of the Books



Congratulations to Green Valley Elementary for winning BISD's 2015 Elementary Battle of the Books. The Academy at C.F. Thomas placed second and Binion, Smithfield, North Ridge, Snow Heights and Holiday Heights elementary schools tied for third.  


> Battle of the Books pictures 


> Order a DVD of the Battle of the Books competition 

February 2015, notes from Dr. Darrell G. Brown
These are exciting times for our children. With today's technology, they have educational opportunities available like never before.

In January, six students who are deaf or partially deaf had the opportunity to participate in a unique educational opportunity that reached across the nation. This took place without ever leaving the campus of Smithfield Middle.

Help BESSA send a BISD Senior to College
The Birdville Educational Support Staff Association (BESSA) is providing you the opportunity to send someone in the district a Valentine Treat with a personal message attached from you. The cost for the treat is $1.00 and the treat will be delivered on Friday, February 13th.
BESSA will provide the treat and message heart. Simply fill out the form below, attach $1.00 and send to Patrice Morrison at Central Admin. Members of BESSA will put the treat bags together, and deliver them on February 13th  to the school/department office. Deadline for all orders is Monday, February 9th.
These will only be delivered inside the district and only to staff members. (No students!)
Please forward this to your staff and let them know about this fun way to send co-workers some Valentine love. (This is a great way to show staff your appreciation for all their hard work!) Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards our Scholarship Fund.

> View Order Form
Local law enforcement agencies help prepare students for competition
On Feb. 7, the Haltom City Police Department, North Richland Hills Police Department, and Highland Park Police, Fire and Rescue will be working with students from BISD's Forensic Science program to prepare them for the SkillsUSA state competition. This will take place at Shannon High School from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. These departments are setting up and running crime scenes, building search, CPR/First Aid scenarios, felony traffic stops and multiple individual Criminal Justice competitions. For information, contact Lisa Harrison at 817-547-3849.
Haltom High School yearbook staff receives Award of
Distinguished Merit

Congratulations to the 2014 Haltom High School yearbook staff for receiving the Award of Distinguished Merit for the third year in a row from Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC). This is the first time the yearbook earned what ILPC terms "Star Potential." The critique states that Star Potential books are, "among the nation's elite. Not only is this a Distinguished Merit, it will be considered for a Gold, Silver or Bronze Star Award." In addition, Haltom recently received a copy of Walsworth's "Possibilities" Vol. 6 collection of top yearbooks, and Haltom's 2014 publication is featured for theme development on two spreads. Haltom High's yearbook advisor is Emily Arnold.
BISD appreciates our school counselors

BISD appreciates our school counselors. Feb. 2-6 is National School Counselors Week. Join BISD in recognizing the efforts of these individuals and celebrate their compassion, knowledge and leadership on our campuses.
Team Birdville for Race for the Cure opportunities
The Fun Run for the month of February will be the Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon.  Participants may choose to run either a 5K or 10K on Saturday, Feb. 28.  BISD's team will meet in front of the Start line 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the race for a team picture. Click Here to register online.  Questions? Please contact your district team captain, Lydia Calahan, at
2015 Birdville Council of PTAs Founders Day Celebration
The Birdville Council of PTAs will celebrate Founders Day, commemorating the establishment of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), with dinner at 6 p.m. and the program beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Thomas Coliseum. Students who have won at the PTA Council-level of the annual Reflections Arts Program will be recognized at this event. Dinner tickets are $10 each. Order tickets from the Birdville Council of PTAs, Attn. Alison Ames, 6125 E. Belknap St., Haltom City, TX 76117.

> View Order Form