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

Thank you BISD Council of PTAs Supply Depot!

 

#BISDShines

During the 201617 school year, the Birdville Council of PTAs Supply Depot provided more than $40,000 worth of school supplies and backpacks to 2,146 BISD students.

This was made possible through the generous donations of BISD employees and community members, fantastic volunteers, and supportive campus PTAs and principals. 

Thank you BISD PTA Clothes Connection!

During the 201617 school year, the Birdville Council of PTAs Clothes Connection served more than 1,500 BISD students.

 Clothes Connection distributed:

  • 872 Shoe Vouchers
  • 602 Pairs of Shoes
  • 7,442 Pairs of New Underwear
  • 7,545 Pairs of Socks
  • 5,548 Shirts
  • 3,225 Pants
  • 1,628 Jackets and Coats

 This was made possible through the generous donations of BISD employees and community members, fantastic volunteers, and supportive campus PTAs and principals. 

Congratulations to Kathy Grupe, West Birdville Elementary Librarian

Grupe_Kathleen-Haltom-City-TX-revised

Congratulations to Kathy Grupe, West Birdville Elementary librarian, for winning the Texas Library Association’s Siddie Joe Johnson Award. This honor is presented annually to recognize an outstanding Texas librarian. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of outstanding or innovative programs, a sustained high level of performance, leadership ability, involvement in professional organizations, community involvement, and cooperation with parents and other libraries, especially outside their own system. In 2015, Kathy Grupe was selected Birdville ISD’s Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Digital Learning

Wow! The Spring DL Conference….What an Awesome and Fun Learning Experience!

Click on the links below:

GREAT TWEETS AND PICTURES FROM THE CONFERENCE

PRESENTERS’ SESSION HANDOUTS AND RESOURCES

 CONFERENCE RE-CAP VIDEOS AND MORE ON THE THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE


Campus Attendance Winners…….

In addition to all the wonderful door prizes we gave away, we also have a reward for the elementary and secondary campus with the greatest percentage of attendance! The winners will get to choose a technology prize that best suits their campus needs.

Congratulations!

West Birdville Elementary

North Richland Middle School

Shannon High School

 Your teachers came out in large numbers to present and attend our conference so you WIN!

26 Texas schools nominated for 2017 national Blue Ribbon honors

teaw-listservbanner-revised-5-29-14_original

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2017 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.

Founded in 1982, Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels. The nominated schools in Texas include the following:

  • Amarillo ISD – Whittier Elementary School
  • Banquete ISD – Banquete Elementary School
  • Birdville ISD – Smithfield Elementary School

  • Dallas ISD – Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy
  • Dallas ISD – Dallas Environmental Science Academy
  • Dallas ISD – Irma Lerma Rangel Women’s Leadership School
  • Edinburg CISD – Austin Elementary School
  • Edinburg CISD – Jefferson Elementary School
  • El Paso ISD – Green Elementary School
  • El Paso ISD – Silva Health Magnet
  • Galveston ISD – Austin Middle School
  • Gunter ISD – Gunter Elementary School
  • Houston ISD – Eastwood Academy
  • Houston ISD – Lyons Elementary School
  • Jim Ned CISD – Lawn Elementary School    
  • Judson ISD – Crestview Elementary School
  • KIPP Houston – KIPP Shine Prep
  • La Porte ISD – Jennie Reid Elementary School
  • Laredo ISD – Hector J. Garcia Early College High School
  • Los Fresnos ISD – Rancho Verde Elementary School
  • Montgomery ISD – Montgomery Intermediate School
  • Oakwood ISD – Oakwood Elementary School
  • San Antonio ISD – Travis Early College High School
  • Whitehouse ISD – Stanton-Smith Elementary School
  • Wylie ISD – RF Hartman Elementary School
  • Ysleta ISD – Valle Verde Early College High School


All schools that have been nominated for the 2017 honor were selected as exemplary high performing schools as measured by state assessments. Each school has an economically disadvantaged population of 22 percent or greater.

The nominated schools must now complete a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education. Announcements of the national award winners will be made in September 2017.  Schools that receive the award are recognized at the Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

RHS Dixie Belle to Dance at Inauguration Celebration

RHS-Crest

Congratulations to Alyssa Andrews, Richland High School Dixie Belle captain, for being selected to perform with a group at the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C. This event is sponsored by the Texas State Society of Washington D.C. Alyssa is one of only 25 Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) All-State dancers invited to perform at this prestigious event. 

> Invitation Letter