BISD Board Approves STEM Certification Plan
Trustees also voted to move forward with having North Richland Middle School designated as a certified Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) campus. In order to qualify as a STEM-certified campus, all of the math and science teachers will be immersed in a year-long training experience that assists them in understanding and aligning their practices to the research which defines quality STEM instruction. Training for staff includes face-to-face and online sessions, as well as onsite coaching visits by STEMscope consultants.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Clark, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, said, “Birdville ISD wants to embrace, implement and support innovative approaches that expand the opportunities for students and staff to personalize and enrich learning that goes beyond what the state uses in accountability.”
Birdville Education Foundation - Grant Awarded
Patrick Faram, Cindy Valenta, and Jacob Hildebrand were awarded a grant for an X-Carve, a machine that will enable students to design and make 3D carvings. To date, the Birdville Education Foundation has awarded BCTAL over $36,000!
Congratulations to our BCTAL staff members who received their Years of Service Awards during the faculty meeting today!
5 years - Nancy Azzopardi, Sharon Leon, Jeremy Upchurch;
10 years - Dalia Valdez;
15 years - Vicki Barke, Lisa Greco
See Gateway to Technology at work in the link below:
https://www.birdvilleschools.net/cms/lib/TX01000797/Centricity/Domain/4062/Gateway to Technology Windmill.mov
Haltom Middle School CTE students were challenged to build a fully functioning windmill. Great job Tigers!!!
BCTAL Culinary Department outdid themselves yet again for the monthly CTE Liaison Meeting this past week - preparing a Cinco de Mayo feast that included steak and shrimp with sauteed peppers and onions, refried beans, spanish rice, warm tortillas, homemade pico degallo and guacamole, fresh chips, and to top it off - homemade sopapilla cheesecake with Blue Bell ice cream!!! YUM!
Congratulations! to Mr. Michael Sanders, Forensic Science Teacher at the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning for officially being "published". Check out Mr. Sanders' impressive research in the link below:
CTE Student received the
Rising Star Award
Taylor Hamilton, a junior at Birdville High School received the Rising Star award from Tarrant County College (TCC) this month. The award is given to outstanding business students that attend TCC. This is the first time that they have offered this award to a high school student, but Taylor is a dual credit accounting student who is currently carrying a 100 average in that class. This honor also has a scholarship award to Texas Wesleyan attached. Taylor and his mom were invited to a luncheon in his honor on Friday, November 11th (which coincidently was also his birthday) – Congratulations Taylor!!!