Mindy Antsey, a teacher with Porter Elementary School, was recently honored with the Charles Pickitt Elementary School Teacher of the Year Award by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) during 2019 ATPE Summit held at the Marriott Marquis in Houston.
“ATPE is proud to recognize outstanding educators in Texas,” said Shannon Holmes, Ed.D., ATPE Executive Director. “The educators honored this year were selected because of their dedication to giving our children the highest quality of education and for inspiring the next generation of educators.”
The Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Awards annually recognizes ATPE members who demonstrate exceptional or innovative capabilities in their respective educational fields. This year’s winners each received a $5,000 prize along with their awards.
Antsey was honored on stage at the 2019 ATPE Summit Awards Luncheon, which saw hundreds of educators gather to celebrate the achievements of public school employees from across Texas. With nearly 100,000 members statewide, ATPE is the largest educators’ association in the state and serves as a major voice for public education.
There were 47 campuses and non-auxiliary departments that had NO slip, trip, or fall injuries in the months of January and February. Our two winners for this reward period were North Oaks Middle School and Hardeman Elementary. Congratulations winners!
Both campuses won a delicious catered breakfast for all employees from Chick-fil-A.
The Safety Incentive program (Phase 2) for March and April is currently underway. Two winning campuses with no slip, trip, or fall injuries will be randomly chosen in May.
Pictures of the winning campuses (opens in a new window)
BISD appreciates our 2018–19 ARD facilitators. Thank you for supporting our students, parents and staff.
Congratulations to Jaimie Smith, BISD’s director of teaching and learning, for being elected to the Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Board of Directors.
Click here for the May edition of Texas ASCD’s Leadership (open in new window)
Congratulations to Paige Curry, BISD’s director of human resources, for being named 2017 TASPA Dr. Mary Hopkins Personnel Administrator of the Year.
2018–19 Grant Applications are now available. Applications will be accepted Oct. 27 – Dec. 12. Visit birdvilleeducationfoundation.com for more details.
Birdville ISD Hall of Honor Celebrating with a Bang!
December 4, 2017
Fine Arts Athletics Complex
9200 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Tickets are $20
To purchase tickets call 817-547-5820
Birdville ISD’s 2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year Kristin Autrey (left) and Secondary Teacher of the Year Jennifer Cruze (right) recently spoke with the women of Delta Kappa Gamma, Theta Theta Chapter. They support public education and are passionate about teachers.
BISD is proud to announce it has two National Merit Semifinalists and five National Merit Commended Scholars for the 2017–18 school year. Nearly 1.5 million juniors in 22,000 high schools across the country entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program last year by taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Less than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors received the prestigious designation of becoming a semifinalist this year. To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
National Merit Semifinalists
Richland High School
Peyton Murrell, senior
Michael Bonnet, early graduate of RHS and now attending St. Edward’s University
Birdville High School
Nick Powell, senior
Jackson Boyd, senior
Haltom High School
Nischal Shrestha, senior
Richland High School
Grit Saichua, senior
Brianna Steelman, senior
National Hispanic Recognition Scholars
Richland High School
Rachel Kelly, senior
David Serrato, senior
The National Merit Scholarship Program will announce additional program honorees later this school year.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017 U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Smithfield Elementary, in Birdville ISD, was one of 18 elementary campuses in Texas that received this prestigious recognition.
National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels. The Department will formally recognize the 292 public and 50 private schools at an awards ceremony at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C. on November 6 and 7, 2017. The 2017 cohort represents public and non-public elementary, middle and high schools, including traditional, charter, magnet schools, parochial and independent schools in 44 states, the District of Colombia and Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Okinawa, Japan; Stuttgart, Germany; and West Point, New York.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon Schools flag gracing a school’s building is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. National Blue Ribbon Schools are an inspiration and a model for schools still striving for excellence. Now in its 35th year, the U.S. Department of Education has bestowed this coveted award on more than 8,500 schools.