Trustees Approve Foster Village Elementary Principal

At their regular meeting, Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees approved Jody Lynn Fadely as principal of Foster Village Elementary School. She is replacing Patrick Guy, who recently left the District.

Fadely began her career serving as a teacher for nine years. She then became an assistant principal in Splendora ISD from 1991 to 1998, assistant principal in Katy ISD from 1998 to 2008, and most recently, the principal in Forney ISD from 2008 to present.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University and master’s degree from the University of North Texas.

LAST CHANCE! Summer Website Trainings


REMIND (Text Messaging with Students/Parents) Webinar
8/2/2016 | 9-11 am | Webinar 

Schoolwires BASIC Website
8/9/2016 | 8:30-11:30 | BCTAL – Room 611


Schoolwires ADVANCED Website
8/9/2016 | BCTAL – Room 611


Schoolwires Website/Google Integration
8/10/2016 | BCTAL – Room 611


Schoolwires Training for CENTRAL ADMIN Staff
8/16/2016 | 8:30-11:30 | Technology Lab 109 SLC


Video – YouTube Channel and Website
8/10/2016 | 8:30-11:30 | BCTAL – Room 611


Schoolwires Website Apps/Functions OVERVIEW
8/2/2016 | 2-4 pm | Webinar

Schoolwires Personalized Website Tech Support


This pre-scheduled, one-hour session allows registrants to work individually with a web trainer to increase knowledge on specific website functions/features. Please email Tonia Pickett ( or call
817-547-5781 to schedule a one-hour session on any of the specified dates.

Note: You are NOT confirmed until you receive an email from Tonia Pickett confirming your session.

Training Setting: Onsite in Technology Lab.
Prerequisite: Schoolwires Basic Training BISD Boardroom
Email or call 817-547-5781 for one-hour session

New Work Hours Begin Aug. 8


Beginning Monday, Aug. 8, BISD offices will begin new work hours.

Monday – Thursday

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This schedule applies to the Administration Building and all satellite departments. Campuses will continue to work schedules appropriate with their school start and end times.

Announcing BISD’s Support Portal

Dear BISD staff:

The FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (formerly Buildings and Grounds) and TECHNOLOGY departments would like to share an exciting and important change with you that we believe will help make the process of getting facilities and/or technology work items done easier and more efficiently. All employees can now access BISD’s Support Portal, where the work request systems for Facilities Management and Technology are located.


Simply click on the Technology or Facilities Management icon to access the respective work request form(s). Click the red “Submit a Ticket” button located in the upper right corner of the screen. Next, complete and submit the form. Once received, email updates about the completion status of your request will be sent to you from the appropriate department.

You may access the Support Portal at Birdville ISD Support Portal or

We look forward to a great 2016–17 school year!

There are at least 3 ways you can access the Facilities Management system:

  1. Save this link in your browser or to your desktop:
  2. Click the link on the Staff page of the District Website:
  3. Click the link on the FM Website:

Again, it is our sincere desire to make this process as simple and easily accessible as possible for you. To help with this, requests made to us in-person or by email or telephone will be directed to the work request system to enable the best communication about the item and help us to process through the request appropriately.

Thank you for your help with this as we all work together to make this a great year in BISD!

John Hughes, Director
Facilities Management
Birdville ISD

Important Message from Technology Concerning Pokémon Go App

You have probably heard about the new Pokémon Go app. It’s going viral and sends people onto the streets, into yards, and onto our school property to catch these little virtual creatures. There are some risks if you get caught up in the Pokémon Go fever. Here are some pointers:

First, please stick to downloading the app from the major app stores. Do not download the app from anywhere else. Why? Bad guys have taken the app and infected it with malware, and try to trick you into downloading it from untrustworthy websites.

Second, anyone using the app, especially kids, should be VERY aware that they are not lured into a real-world trap, which could lead to a mugging or abduction. Other players can track you in the real world using this app, so be careful!

Third (very important!), there are possible privacy issues if you use your Google account to log into the app. Create a throw-away Google account and use it to log into Pokémon Go.  Do not use your personal or District account.

Last, but not least, do not fall for emails that claim you have to buy an upgraded version for a monthly fee. Pokémon Go is a free app!

As always, think before you click!

Let’s stay safe out there.
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Randy Sumrall
Executive Director of Technology
Birdville ISD