February 13, 2015

Architects Approved for 2014 Bond Projects
At a special called meeting, BISD's Board of Trustees authorized the selection of Huckabee and PBK as the architectural firms to design and oversee the remaining projects approved by voters in the 2014 Bond referendum.
Huckabee was selected to design the new school for Birdville Elementary. BISD anticipates this new campus will open in fall 2017. Huckabee was also selected for the design and renovation of Birdville High School.
PBK was selected to design the new campus for North Richland Middle School. BISD anticipates this new campus will open in fall 2017. In addition, PBK was selected to design and oversee the remaining renovations and updates at all other district facilities.
BISD's goal is for students to continue to attend class on their campus during construction and renovations. However, student and staff safety is a priority and will help determine when and how projects are scheduled.
Community members can monitor the progress of bond projects approved by voters on Nov. 4, 2014 at BISDBond14.net.
2015 Communications Survey
BISD's Communications Department continuously strives to improve the ways in which we communicate with district staff. Our vision is to be your trusted resource for reliable, relevant and timely information.
Your input is important to us as we strive to provide news and information, how and when you want it. The survey is easy to fill out, and the results are completely anonymous. We will be accepting feedback until noon, Thursday, February 18.

Thank you, 
Mark Thomas 
Communications Officer

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2015 College Signings

Congratulations to the student athletes from BISD who have signed letters of intent to continue their education and athletic participation at the collegiate level.

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Two Student Films Accepted into SXSW
Birdville ISD's Audio/Video Production Department is proud to announce that two student films were accepted into the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival as part of the High School Shorts program.  

"Noel," directed by Michael Morrison, Richland High School junior, tells the dramatic story of a girl who is escaping a difficult situation. > Watch video

"I am not a Hero," by Murphy Studebaker, Birdville High School senior, is a piece about the significance of knowledge, creativity, and self-expression. > Watch video

These are the 22nd and 23rd entries in the department's 10-year history of submitting films to South by Southwest, and its third and fourth festival acceptances of the year, following entries into Michigan's Future of Cinema Festival and California's ITSA Film Festival.
Annie Parrott-Ondarza's Garden of Hope

Puerto Rican muralist Roberto Hernandez recently created this mural at The Academy at West Birdville Elementary in memory of Andrea Parrott-Ondarza, fifth-grade teacher, who lost her battle with cancer in May 2014. It is called, "Annie Parrott-Ondarza's Garden of Hope."