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BISD is accepting Open Enrollment applications for the 2017–18 school year March 8 at 8 a.m. through April 4 at 4 p.m.
This is the only opportunity to apply for Open Enrollment for the 2017–18 school year.
Visit: birdvilleschools.net/ChooseBirdville for more information.
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:
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.
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.
Sabrina Dowell, fifth-grade teacher at Mullendore Elementary, was recently published in the National Science Teachers Association’s Science and Children publication. She contributed to the article “Claims and Evidence: Creating opportunities for students to practice speaking and writing about science.” (Used by Permission)
Former Watauga Middle School and Birdville ISD graduate (Haltom High School) Halapoulivaati Vaitai is a starting offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. (He also played college football at TCU.) Vaitai recently sent a message of encouragement to the Watauga Middle School football team. #BISDShines #WeAreBirdvilleISD
Many BISD campuses have a specific hashtag for teachers and families to follow on social media. Different departments and groups within BISD do the same. See below for some of the hashtags to follow this year.
BISD Professional Learning
BISD Selfies (Students/Staff)
BISD Spotlights and Celebrations
Birdville Blended Learning grant
Hashtags help a large professional learning community stay connected. Use the hashtags when you post and also search them for great ideas around the district.
Take a photo during your summer adventures and post it on social media with the hashtag #WeAreBirdvilleISD, or send it with your name and campus/department to BISDPhoto@birdvilleschools.net to be included in the District’s Facebook photo album.
Angela Maiers, a nationally-known keynote speaker, taught BISD teachers through the use of professional learning techniques, how to apply the seven Habitudes (imagination, curiosity, self-awareness, perseverance, courage, adaptability, and passion) to 21st century classrooms. The activities, tools, and strategies used with participants were engaging and uplifting.