BISD’s 2017 Elementary Battle of the Books Winners

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First Place

Smithfield

Second Place

Binion

Foster Village

Green Valley

Porter

Walker Creek

Third Place

North Ridge

Snow Heights

Spicer

 

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

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Green Valley Elementary fourth graders travel to Fort Worth on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip

Green Valley Elementary, Birdville ISD, 2.12.16

Fourth graders from Birdville ISD’s Green Valley Elementary traveled to Fort Worth on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip February 12, 2016, to experience what they are learning in fourth grade Texas History at the Fort Worth Stockyards and the Fort Worth Cultural District.

During the charter bus ride to Fort Worth, students played Cowtown Bingo in preparation for their day. The students’ first stop was at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District where they toured historic buildings, learned about the life and work of cowboys on the cattle drives, and saw the Fort Worth Herd of longhorns. Participants learned about legendary cowboys and compared today’s methods of transportation to wagons used in the 1800s at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Students learned about the importance of the Texas cattle industry at the Cattle Raisers Museum and about famous cowgirls and their contributions to Texas’ story at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. The day concluded in Grapevine with a 10-mile ride along the famous Chisholm Trail on a Grapevine Vintage Railroad steam train.

“Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips are based on the understanding that the most effective way for students to learn is through experience,” stated Lacey Phillips, Discover Texas Field Trips Director. “Student activities during the Discover Texas Field Trip to Fort Worth reinforce and supplement fourth grade social studies Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives with a focus on our unique heritage.”

Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips make it easy for teachers to take their 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classrooms on organized, fun, and educational site-based learning experiences. Discover Texas Field Trip staff members handle all details, including round-trip charter bus transportation, reservations, and TEKS-based program curriculum, so participating teachers can focus on their students and making connections between the experience and what students are learning in the classroom.

In addition to Discover Texas Field Trips to Austin, Waco/Georgetown, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Education in Action also offers summer Lone Star Leadership Academy camps for outstanding 4th-8th graders. During the weeklong, overnight camps, participants experience significant Texas sites in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston with Texas educators and a focus on leadership.

Discover Texas Field Trips are presented by Education in Action, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering educated and involved young people. For more information about Education in Action visit www.educationinaction.org and www.facebook.com/educationinaction.

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.

2016 Battle of the Books Winners

Congratulations to Binion and Smithfield elementary schools, BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books winners. #BISDShines #bisddlp Pictured: Binion Elementary

Congratulations to Binion and Smithfield elementary schools, BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books winners. #BISDShines #bisddlp Pictured: Smithfield Elementary

Congratulations to North Ridge Elementary for winning second place in BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books. #BISDShines #bisddlp

Congratulations to Academy at C.F. Thomas Elementary for tying for third place in BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books. #BISDShines #bisddlp

Congratulations to Walker Creek Elementary for tying for third place in BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books. #BISDShines #bisddlp

Congratulations to Green Valley Elementary for tying for third place in BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books. #BISDShines #bisddlp

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Thank You Officer Chris Rodriguez

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NRH Police Officer Chris Rodriguez stopped by Green Valley Elementary to share how touched he was to receive THANK YOU notes from fifth-grade scholars. He commented that while he has received other awards and recognitions, they pale in comparison to being recognized by fifth-grade scholars for the work that he does in the community. BRAVO to Officer Rodriguez! Green Valley appreciated your visit as scholars begin to truly understand what the C.O.R.E. value of EMPATHY means and the impact it has on others.

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