Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced the appointment of Shane Conklin, Ed.D., as principal of the new Cheney Hills Elementary. The new campus was approved by voters as part of the 2018 Bond and is scheduled to open August 2021. Students from Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville and Richland Elementary will come together in August to become the student body of Cheney Hills Elementary.
Conklin has been principal of Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville since July 2020. Prior to joining Birdville ISD, he was assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in Decatur ISD from 2018–20, director of student and staff services in Coppell ISD from 2016–18, director of human resources in Granbury ISD from 2015–16, director of secondary education and leadership in White Settlement ISD from 2013–15. He has served in various other education positions since 1999.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa, his master’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, and doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
On Thursday, Nov. 22, BISD’s board of trustees approved Cheney Hills Elementary as the name of the new partner elementary replacing Cheney and Richland elementary schools. A committee made up of community members from Richland Elementary and Major Cheney Elementary recommended several names, possible school colors, and mascots to a subcommittee of the Board. The Board subcommittee recommended to the full Board to name the new school Cheney Hills Elementary. The school colors shall be red and blue with an accent of gold, and they (staff and students) shall be known as the Cardinals [the mascot]. The Board unanimously approved the recommendations. This new campus was approved by voters in the 2018 bond and is scheduled to open in fall 2021.
Get groceries on Saturdays in January: Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 (while supplies last)! Provided by the Tarrant Area Food Bank
On Tuesday, January 26, 2021*, Birdville ISD is paying for the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) for 10th- and 11th-grade students who were unable to participate in October. Non-testers in grades 9, 10 and 12 will adhere to a 9:30 a.m. late arrival time.
Birdville ISD asks that ALL families complete our meal application to ensure continued funding to support ALL students in BISD. View complete details.
On Dec. 2, the CDC amended their guidelines to allow for two additional options for the quarantine period, and on Thursday, Dec. 4, the Texas Education Agency announced their alignment with the new CDC guidelines. > Read complete details
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has recognized that many students across the state are not experiencing academic success in a remote learning environment. > Click title to view complete message
BISD is proud to announce it has one National Merit Semifinalist, five National Merit Commended Scholars, and four College Board National Recognition Scholars for the 2020–21 school year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved for all face-to-face and online students to receive both breakfast and lunch at NO Charge for the 2020-21 school year.
A BISD Committee is taking feedback received from the BISD community concerning the proposed instructional material through December 2020. > Click title to view more details
For families that want their child(ren) to return to face-to-face instruction or switch back to online learning for the next six weeks, please contact your child's campus no later than noon on Friday, Sept. 18. > Click title for complete details. > Click title for complete details.
Before sending your child(ren) to school each day, YOU are responsible for screening them for COVID-19 symptoms. Click title to view complete details regarding symptoms.