Each year, students from BISD’s Regional Day School for the Deaf compete in the Gallaudet Battle of the Books for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. This year, a team of six students from Smithfield Middle School competed and advanced through multiple rounds of the online competition. The team won the opportunity to compete in the final round April 22–25 on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Gallaudet University provides education for hearing impaired and some hearing individuals from preschool through graduate school. BISD is proud of these students and their sponsors. #BISDShines
Congratulations to all the teams for a great competition! #BISDShines
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Birdville Independent School District
Cordially invites you to the
2017 Elementary Battle of the Books and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, January 26, 2017
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
W. G. Thomas, Jr. Coliseum
Congratulations to Green Valley Elementary for winning BISD’s 2015 Elementary Battle of the Books. The Academy at C.F. Thomas placed second and Binion, Smithfield, North Ridge, Snow Heights and Holiday Heights elementary schools tied for third.
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Six deaf/hearing impaired students at Smithfield Middle School are on a special Battle of the Books team that will compete against three other deaf/hearing impaired teams from across the nation. Those teams are at state schools for the deaf in Georgia, Louisiana and Massachusetts. The competition will occur through simultaneous video webcast using sign language interpreters from Gallaudet University. The competition has been coordinated with the assistance of Beth Muirhead, SMS librarian; the Deaf Ed staff (particularly their teacher, Teresa Fuller); and Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. (Gallaudet University sponsors and coordinates the event.) Two of BISD’s Deaf education students designed the team T-shirt.