Board Renames Shannon High and Names New Partner Elementary
On Thursday, Jan. 26, BISD’s board of trustees unanimously approved the naming of three facilities impacted by the 2022 Bond.
Shannon High School will be renamed Bob E. Griggs High School, effective with the campus’s move to the new location on Denton Highway. The school mascot will remain the shamrock. Dr. Bob E. Griggs served as BISD’s superintendent of schools from 1993–2002.
The special education wing at the new Denton Highway property was named Linda Kunkel Specialized Learning Center. Linda started her career at Birdville ISD in 1981 as a special education resource teacher. She continued in that role from 1981–88. After earning her master’s degree and educational diagnostician certification, Linda became an educational diagnostician in BISD and graciously served students and families in that role from 1988–99. During that period, she became the first diagnostician employed at Shannon High School.
The new partner elementary school combining Smith and Francisco elementary schools will continue to carry the name David E. Smith Elementary with the cafeteria being named Francisco Cafeteria. The school colors will be red and blue, and the school mascot will be a Lion.