Office of Communications, Mark Thomas, 817.547.5718
Birdville Independent School District
6125 East Belknap • Haltom City, Texas 76117-4296 • 817.547.5700 • Fax 817.831.5653
Dr. Stephen F. Waddell, Superintendent www.birdville.k12.tx.us
April 6, 2009
THIS WEEK IN BISD
• Haltom High School’s art show is April 7-8 in the gym. There will be a reception for the artists at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, April 8 with the awards ceremony following at 5:30 p.m.
• Mullendore Elementary’s skate night is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 at Holiday Skate Rink on Carson. For
information, call 817.547.1900.
• Smithfield Elementary’s spring parties are Thursday, April 9. Kindergarten classes are from 1-2 p.m. and first- and
second-grade parties are from 2-3 p.m. For information, call 817.547.2100.
• The Academy at West Birdville’s kindergarten students will present the program “Carnival of Animals” at 7 p.m. on
Thursday, April 9.
• Smithfield Elementary is hosting a free parenting workshop on Thursday, April 9. The program, “Raising Kids with
Love, Logic and Laughter,” is from 6-8:10 p.m. followed by “Date Night” from 8:15-9 p.m. Smithfield teachers will
provide free babysitting so parents can spend a few moments alone. For information, call 817.547.2100.
• BISD’s bad weather make-up day is Monday, May 25. This is to make up for being closed on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
• Smithfield Elementary’s PTA is having a cookie dough sale April 13-27. Six different flavors will be offered at $10
per bucket. Parents can choose from peanut butter, sugar, chocolate chunk, white chocolate macadamia nut, snicker-
doodles and oatmeal raisin. For information, call 817.547.2100.
• Smithfield Elementary’s PTA will operate its Cart Service on April 14 to show appreciation for the teachers. Parents
are encouraged to bake or buy items for the teachers to enjoy that day.
• Smithfield Elementary’s PTA meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on April 14 in the cafeteria. The second-grade classes will
perform the program. The PTA nominating committee will present the slate of officer candidates for the 2009-10
PTA executive board. Parents interested in serving on the board are encouraged to contact the PTA.
• The Academy at West Birdville is sponsoring the Little Steps/Big Bites nutritional program for prekindergarten and
kindergarten students and parents from 6-8 p.m. on April 14.
• Holiday Heights Elementary parents and family members are invited to attend the fifth-grade DARE graduation at 2 p.m.
on April 15 in the cafeteria.
• Holiday Heights Elementary’s science vocabulary hat parade is April 17. On that day, students will present the hat
they made depicting a science vocabulary word.
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SCHOOL NOTES (Cont.)
• Smith Elementary has received a grant from the REAL School Gardens Foundation to install a garden in the
courtyard of the school. Volunteers will begin work in the new garden at 8 a.m. on April 18. Parents and commu-
nity members are invited to participate in this opportunity to create a unique outdoor learning environment for the
campus. For information, call 817.547.1600.
• Holiday Heights Elementary’s PTA meeting begins at 7 p.m. on April 21 in the cafeteria. Prekindergarten and
kindergarten students will perform songs highlighting many concepts learned this year. Also, students in Mrs.
Bach’s class will read selected poems and writing pieces. For information, call 817.547.2600.
• Spicer Elementary’s fifth-grade students are going to Camp Jolt (Science Camp) April 22-24.
• Hardeman Elementary is having a math and science night for third through fifth grades from 6-8 p.m. on April
23. For information, call 817.547.2800.
• Birdville High School, Smithfield Middle School and Richland Middle School are co-hosting a volunteer appre-
ciation breakfast from 8-9 a.m. on April 23 in the library at Birdville High.
• The Shannon Learning Center is hosting an open house beginning at 7 p.m. on April 23.
• South Birdville Elementary is honoring their volunteers with a breakfast on April 24. For information, call
• South Birdville Elementary is hosting a WSSA recognized Sport Stacking Tournament on April 25. All elemen-
taries are invited to participate. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the winning stackers. Concessions will be
available. For information, call 817.547.2300.
• Smithfield Elementary’s PTA Movie Night Live 2 is May 1. They will show “Bolt.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and the
movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Concession stand drinks and snacks will be sold. Families are encouraged to bring their
pillows, sleeping bags and folding chairs for a great night of fun. For information, contact Erin Powell at ejpow-
• North Oaks Middle School is hosting a 5K Fun Run and One Mile Walk/Run as a campus fundraiser on May 9.
The mile begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to participate. The cost is $7 for students,
$10 for adults and $12 for late registration. To register, e-mail Michelle Terrell at
email@example.com through April 24. Late registration is April 25-May 9.
• BISD’s Title I Parent Connection Center is hosting the 5 de Mayo Festival on May 9. The public is invited to take
part in the talent show and be part of an old Hispanic tradition. For registration information, call 817.547.2354 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
• BISD’s Texas Star Reading Celebration for all middle school students who read 12 or more books from the Texas
Star Reading List is May 12. The speaker is Diane Stanley, author of “The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine.”
• The Shannon Learning Center is offering free science and math tutorials from 9 a.m. - noon each Saturday.
Science tutorials meet in the content mastery room and math meets in room 310. The primary focus is TAKS sci-
ence and math, but Algebra I and II or Geometry assistance is available. This is open to all BISD students. For
information, call 817.547.5465.
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SCHOOL NOTES (Cont.)
• Congratulations to the Birdville High School JROTC precision rifle team for qualifying as a top five team for the
Mesquite ISD JROTC Drill Invitational. Qualifiers are: Lloyd Waggoner, team captain, Cassie Parsons, Austin
White and Alyssa Devenney.
• Congratulations to Robert Bean, Birdville High School senior, for winning the Texas State High School Bowling
Tournament. He rolled strikes in the ninth frame and three strikes in the 10th frame to defeat his opponent 247 to
243. BISD’s bowling sponsor is David Bowman, Richland High School teacher.
• South Birdville Elementary’s outstanding citizens for the 2008-09 school year are Tiffany Dearmin and Anthony
• Did you know that you can order DVD copies of events recorded by BISD’s Media Technology program? A list
of available programs and order forms are online at www.bisdtv.com.
• BISD is accepting online applications for parent/community volunteers for the 2008-09 school year. New and
returning volunteers can enter their application online at https://www.birdville.k12.tx.us/cf/volunteer/index.cfm.
• BISD started an employee recognition program called “A Touch of Class.” This program is an opportunity for stu-
dents, staff, parents and community members to recognize employees for the extra-ordinary things they do for chil-
dren and the district. For information, or to make a nomination, visit the district’s Web site at
• Birdville ISD and JPS have joined together to provide two school based clinics in the district. One is in Haltom
City at 2807 Layton Ave. in Haltom City, and the other is on the south side of the Academy at C.F. Thomas at
8200 O’Brian Way in North Richland Hills. The clinic treats students in BISD and their sibling’s ages newborn to
18-years-old for a $5 office charge. Services include: well child visits, sports physicals, acute care, chronic ill-
nesses (asthma, diabetes), immunizations, and much more. The clinic does not have X-ray capabilities or dental
services. They see uninsured students or Medicaid that do not have a specified primary care physician. For
appointments, call 817.759.2035 (Haltom City) or 817.547.3046 (C.F. Thomas).