Porter Elementary Students Highlighted on “Wings Across America” Site

Second-grade students at Porter Elementary learned about the “Women Airforce Service Pilots” (WASP) aviators. Students from Ms. Becknal’s class wrote thank you letters to surviving WASP members and mailed them to an organization called Wings Across America. The letters are posted on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WINGSACROSSAMERICA/.

BISD’s 2017 Elementary Battle of the Books Winners


First Place


Second Place


Foster Village

Green Valley


Walker Creek

Third Place

North Ridge

Snow Heights



Congratulations to all the teams for a great competition! #BISDShines

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Birdville’s Regional Day School Program for the Deaf’s Inner Rhythm Dance Recital


Approximately 12 deaf & hard of hearing elementary students from Porter Elementary participated in a dance recital after eight weeks of instruction from two of our deaf education teachers who are dancers. The equipment was provided through a BISD Education Foundation Grant, and the costumes were provided through monies from Porter Elementary and Greg Bicknell, principal. The dance instruction was specifically designed to allow/engage our students who do not have the ability to effectively communicate, or who do not have access to sign language interpreters and communication in extracurricular activities outside their regular school day. This was a huge self-confidence boost to the students. It also gave parents of our students from across districts, an opportunity to get to know each other as they wait for their children to finish their instruction. The recital is a culmination of their eight weeks of hard work. The teachers are lending their time for free.


Students Demonstrated District’s C.O.R.E. Values

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Porter and Green Valley elementary students and counselors recently took the time to attend a basketball game at Calvary Christian Academy to cheer on the Gainesville State School team. BISD’s students demonstrated the District’s C.O.R.E. values of KINDNESS, EMPATHY and ACCEPTANCE as they cheered for boys who are paying the price for making poor choices. BISD’s students recognize the courage it takes for the State School students to work hard and change their lives for the better.