RHS: Academic All-State Football #BISDShines

Richland High is pleased to announce that five senior football players were named to the Academic All-State Team. To be selected to this prestigious team, a student must have an overall GPA of 92 or above in grades 9–11. The selection committee considers GPA, SAT or ACT scores and class rank. The best team a player can make is the Elite Team, which means the player has near perfect scores in all categories. Students can be on Elite, First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention.

Pictured are (standing): Landon Le, Elite Team; Will Quenichet, Honorable Mention; and Camden Lyons, Second Team; (seated) Jack Benson, Second Team; and Caleb Wells, Second Team.

Ten BISD students named 2017 All-State Musicians


Congratulations to Birdville ISD’s 2017 Texas All-State Musicians! Each of these 10 high school band and choir students survived up to four rounds of auditions to be selected as an All-State musician. These students will rehearse and perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio in February.

2017 All-State Musicians:

Haltom HS:  Ian Bassham (Alto Saxophone)

Richland HS:  Jake Buckner (French Horn), Daniel Christensen (Trumpet),and John MacDonald (Trombone)

Birdville HS:  Faith Adams (Soprano 1), Hannah Detrick (Soprano 1), Reece Neathery (Trombone), Evan Pallanes (Contra Bass Clarinet), Julian Shannon (Jazz Trombone), and Jonathan Shier (Jazz Trumpet)

RHS Dixie Belle to Dance at Inauguration Celebration


Congratulations to Alyssa Andrews, Richland High School Dixie Belle captain, for being selected to perform with a group at the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C. This event is sponsored by the Texas State Society of Washington D.C. Alyssa is one of only 25 Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) All-State dancers invited to perform at this prestigious event. 

> Invitation Letter

2017 High School Musicals



Birdville HS Fine Arts Department


Mary Poppins

January 19-21 @ 7 p.m.

January 22 @ 2:30 p.m.

Birdville HS Auditorium

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time as a live musical by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, and music composed by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Julian Fellowes!  Bert, the jack-of-all trades, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again.


Haltom HS Fine Arts Department


Damn Yankees

January 21 & 23 @ 7 p.m.

January 22 @ 3 p.m.

Haltom HS Auditorium

A musical based on the novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglass Wallop. Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate, for “one good Long ball hitter” for his team, the Washington Senators. Mr. Applegate grants his wish, turning him into a 22-year-old sports superstar who must go back to his wife before 9 p.m. on the final game day if he doesn’t want Mr. Applegate to get his soul.


Richland HS Fine Arts Department



January 21 & 23 @ 7 p.m.

January 22 @ 2 p.m.

Richland HS Auditorium

A musical by Stephen Schwartz based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew.  A small group of people help Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

Congratulations to the 2016 Birdville ISD All-District Football Selections


Birdville High School

First Team

Offensive Tackle – Jared Hocker

Free Safety – Derrius Franklin


Second Team

Offensive Guard – Trevor Shelton

Running Back – Isaiah Weatherspoon

Cornerback – Markael Gray

Wide Receiver – Xavier Beasley

Wide Receiver – Dillon Sterling

Defensive End – J.R. Lopez

Linebacker – Hunter Wageneck


Honorable Mention

Defensive End – Jeremy Stevenson

Defensive Lineman – Colton Brandt

Wide Receiver – Colby Feris

Linebacker – Chris Cadman

Linebacker – Andrew Rangel

Quarterback – Clayton Beeter


Haltom High School

First Team

Running Back – JQ Reed

Linebacker – Gavin Ricks

Wide Receiver – Braiden Harris

Defensive Line – Jaylan Davis

Fullback/Tight End – Taylor Lunkwitz


Second Team

Linebacker – Zacc Smith

Wide Receiver – Imiee Cooksey

Defensive Back – Jeffon Evans

Linebacker – Christopher Skinner

Defensive Back – Bradley Coker

Defensive Line – Brian Duran

Offensive Line – Jordan Ordaz


Honorable Mention

Defensive Back – Austin Cooksey

Quarterback – Cole Hays

Wide Receiver – Jacob Martinez

Defensive Back – Quenton Banks

Offensive Line – Kevin Ixpanel

Defensive Line – Braden Webb


Richland High School

Offensive MVP – Trey Self

Special Teams MVP – Shamar Johnson

Defensive Sophomore of Year – Ja’cory Ashley


First Team

Running Back – Rylee Johnson

Wide Receiver – Landon Le

Offensive Tackle – Jacob Young

Offensive Guard – Jaiden Rubio

Center – Isaac Torres

Defensive End – Antonio Burkhalter

Defensive Tackle – Chance Garner

Linebacker – Dashaun White

Linebacker – Howard Clay


Second Team

Wide Receiver – Rashee Rice

Tight End  – Caleb Wells

Offensive Tackle – Parker Shinsky

Offensive Guard – Manny Zamora-Richland

Defensive End – Zach Ramos

Defensive Tackle – Christian Garner

Linebacker – Larry Nixon

Safety – Kyle Itoka

Corner Back – James Evans

Kicker – Camden Lyons


Honorable Mention

Wide Receiver – Brett Bostick

Defensive End – Nate Graves

Safety – Aal Gray

Corner Back – Mekhi Jamison

Defensive Tackle – Dylan Pinkston

Wide Receiver – Kenneth Reeves


All-Region Choir Members Announced

Congratulations to the outstanding singers from BISD high schools who were selected for membership in one of the three All-Region choirs. (Students with names bolded continue their journey to making the Texas All-State Choir by advancing on to the third audition in November.)


All-Region Choir

Birdville High:  Faith Adams, Alli Burk, Jared Burleson, Harrison Caltagirone, Jet Coatney, Hannah Detrick, Mason Doyle, Darius Easter, Dennis Gartman, Audrey Ham, Trey Harmening, Shali Hartman, Jordan Joe, Alan Montes, Halie Moore, Maygan Paul, Logan Perrin, Nick Rothe, Jacob Schuck, Ryan Scott and Maggie Williams

Haltom High:  Jacob Burley, Haley Clark, Annalisa Greenlee, Thomas Jones, Ellian Liburd, Kennan Lukacs, Zachariah Medina, Madeline Roberts, Melinda Salas, Alejandro Saucedo, Jade Scivally and Andru Wilson

Richland High: Brooke Christoffersen, Ashley Dickerson, Caleb Dollarhide, Hailey Frith, Maysen Gardner, Carlie Hagar, Caitlin Hoffman, Aaron Jett, Rachel Kelly, Braden Kelley, Tolisi Kioa, Caleb Pitts, Destiny Pope, Levi Richey, Chandler Smith and Brad Symank


BOLD = Advancing to Pre-Area Audition


Region Treble Choir

Birdville High:  Kaleigh Farnan, Hannah Green, Macy Hartman, Shannon Hudgins and Amy Little

Haltom High:  Cyan Burkhart, Mireya Campos, Amara Holcombe, Gabrielle Mallow, Mary Nelson, Natalie Nounennady and Caty Suazo

Richland High:  Ruth Andrews, Haley Hanson, Moriah Kahlil, McKynzi Miller and Emily Patrick


9th-10th Grade Honor Choir

Birdville High:  Amanda Blackburn, Rose Buswold, Sierra Cope, Grayson Cram, Jenelle Henley, Mackenzie Patterson, Jocelyn Renteria, Lexi Rios, Christi Risenhoover, Preston Robertson, Daisey Robeson, Ethan Robinson, Logan Tolleson, Giovanni Valforte, Sarah Watkins, Isabella Ybarra and Lauren Zimmerman

Haltom High:  Samuel Apomolia, Kovey Baccam, Alaynna Barkley, Cassandra Dominguez, Jesse Edmonson, Mandi Inthalangsy, Tran Le, Elianna Mena, Kayla Meyers, Michelle Thai and Joshua Vidal

Richland High: Cade Braswell, Jaclyn Denson, Jacob Figueroa, Jarred Gracy, Jarod Miller, Mary Moreno and Corey White