Updated Field Trip Form Announced

On Dec. 3, the Transportation and Technology departments are happy to announce the launch of an enhanced online BISD field trip request form. These departments worked hand-in-hand with a few campus test sites to bring some exciting advancements to the District’s form. These changes will assist our staff by providing emailed confirmations pertaining to field trip requests. Notifications will be sent to the originators and/or campus coordinators.

The District believes this upgrade will be a benefit to all users. If you have any suggestions to streamline the field trip process, please email Sheri Nguyen.

Hello: Is Anyone There?

Will We Be Able To Reach You?

If needed during winter weather, Birdville ISD calls staff to inform them of school closings and delays. Please log in and verify the primary phone number listed in Munis Self Service. For winter weather calls, the system will only call one number, so please make sure the appropriate number is listed in Munis. This is also a good time to confirm your email and mobile/cell number. BISD uses each of these as part of its communications with staff.

Have you registered for the 12 Days of Innovation?

 

The 12 Days of Innovation Summit (#12DaySummit) is a free, 12-day virtual educational conference brought to you by Birdville ISD Digital Learning beginning Dec. 3.

The call to the Nest is strong. It brings some of the best and the brightest educational local and national minds together to do what Nesters do best … work hard to continually innovate and create something amazing.

Click here to register today (open in window new window)

Birdville Foundation Grant Deadline is Dec. 14

Birdville Education Foundation Grant Season

The 2019-2020 Grant Applications deadline is December 14, 2018.  All applications are due by 4 p.m. on December 14 and must be submitted electronically.  No late submissions will be accepted.  Please read the 2019-2020 Innovative Teaching Grant Application Tutorial and 2019-2020 Innovative Teaching Grant Guidelines for instructions and helpful hints to help prepare you for completion of the application.

Visit https://www.birdvilleschools.net/domain/6226 for more information on the Birdville Education Foundation Grant Season.

Richland Middle Teacher Teaches Teachers

 

Cecily Weir (left), Richland Middle School eighth-grade science teacher, recently presented to fellow educators at the CAST (Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching) in Fort Worth. Pictured with Weir is a former colleague, Jimiece Jones, a middle school science teacher at Baxter Junior High in Everman ISD.

 

Voters approve BISD’s $252.8 million bond package

Thank You for Supporting Our Future

Today, Birdville Independent School District voters approved a $252.8 million bond package. Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown praised the efforts of the Citizen’s Bond Committee, the Birdville Backers, BISD staff and community. “These groups spent countless hours working to educate the community about the bond proposal,” said Brown. “Thank you for your support of the children.”

Voters approved:

Safety & Security

  • Security Vestibules
  • Intercom Systems on All Campuses

Rebuilds

  • Haltom Middle School
  • Richland Middle School
  • Smithfield Elementary School
  • Cheney/Richland Elementary Schools (Partner School)

Repairs/Renovations

  • Smithfield Middle School (Gym/Emergency Storm Shelter, Locker Rooms, Restrooms)
  • Haltom High School (Classroom Enhancements/Auditorium Renovations)
  • HVAC and Roofing Replacements
  • Theater Lighting Upgrades at High Schools

Technology

  • Additional Student/Classroom Technology
  • Teacher/Staff Technology
  • Network Operations/Disaster Recovery Servers and Equipment

With 56 of 69 precincts reporting, 34,691 total voters turned out with 25,329 voting For and 9,362 voting Against the bond package.

#BISDVotes

#BISDVotes:

Dr. Brown is challenging all BISD staff who are registered to vote to cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 election. Once an individual has voted, post your individual or group pictures online with your “I Voted” sticker using #BISDVotes in the comments. Early voting is Oct. 22 – Nov. 2; Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.