Birdville ISD Athletics Hall of Honor

Celebrating with a bang invitation

Birdville ISD Hall of Honor Celebrating with a Bang!

Honoring:

Jay Thompson
Rick Parr
Jenny Webster
Glenn Ray
Ken West

 

December 4, 2017

6:30 p.m.

 

Fine Arts Athletics Complex

9200 Mid Cities Blvd.

North Richland Hills, TX 76180

 

Tickets are $20

To purchase tickets call 817-547-5820

 

2017–18 National Merit

National Merit Logo

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

 

Commended Scholars

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.

Smithfield Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School #BISDShines

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.

BISD exceeds state and nation on ACT #BISDShines

ACT scores for the 2017 graduating class were released this week, and BISD’s composite score of 21.4 for English, mathematics, reading and science is higher than the state composite of 20.7 and the national composite of 21.0. Average scores on the individual portions of the tests were:

  • English – BISD scored 20.2 as compared to the state at 19.5;
  • Mathematics – BISD scored 21.4 as compared to the state at 20.7;
  • Reading – BISD scored 21.8 as compared to the state at 21.1; and
  • Science – BISD scored 21.5 as compared to the state at 20.9.

Individual campus scores were 22.4 for Birdville High, 19.7 for Haltom High, and 22.2 for Richland High. A total of 528 BISD students from the 2017 graduating class took the ACT.

“I am proud that our students continue to show improvement on state and national tests,” said Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown.

SAT scores will be released later this fall.

Thank You for Your Service Mr. Ochoa

 Harvey National Guard

DAEP educational assistant, Victor Ochoa, has been working hard in the storm-affected areas. This photo was originally published in the NY Times showing Ochoa and other National Guardsmen taking a break from the action. He is the man on the left. We are grateful for all that he is doing for the people of South Texas. #BISDShines