Congratulations to the Birdville Council of PTAs state Reflections contest winners from BISD. There were 18 entries from BISD that advanced to state, and of those, nine received awards from Texas PTA. An awards ceremony for the state winners will be held Saturday, May 6 in the auditorium at MacArthur High School in San Antonio.
BISD winners are:
Music – Parker Meek, Porter Elementary, Award of Merit
Literature – Macy Dupuy, Smithfield Middle, Honorable Mention; and, Vanessa Campos, Haltom High, Honorable Mention
Photography – Leah Bolanos, Richland Middle, Award of Merit; Anna Phan, Watauga Middle, Award of Excellence; and, Dana McCurdy, Haltom High, Award of Merit
Visual Arts – Dakota Wyatt, Green Valley Elementary, Honorable Mention; Ben Rosenheim, North Richland Middle, Award of Merit; and, Dao Nhan, Birdville HS, Award of Excellence
Congratulations to the students from Birdville High School who recently competed in the UIL Academic Region Meet. They are:
- Computer Science – Welton King, fifth place overall;
- Science – Jared Burleson, third place overall and top chemistry state qualifier;
- Social Studies – Second place social studies overall team (Alli Burk, Meagan Overcash, Nick Powell and Carson Selby);
- Social Studies – Nick Powell, third place overall state qualifier.
Jared and Nick will compete at the state championships in Austin April 21–22.
The Rainbow Mustaches from Walker Creek Elementary recently participated in the Texas state Destination Imagination Engineering Challenge: In It Together. They had to build more than one structure made of only balsa wood and glue and test it by placing weights on the structures. Their structures weighed 30.3 grams and held 745 pounds, earning them a weight held ratio of 32. The structures did not break after 745 pounds, but they ran out of space on the tester pole. They also presented a story of how two nations worked together to solve an international issue. Team members include: Leo Pierce, Nate Bolstad, Luke Bolstad, Sage Demaree, Mary Connolly, Toni Sentell and Janson Perry. Team managers are Katie Pierce and Becky Bolstad. #BISDShines
This is the 38th consecutive year the Richland High School Varsity Concert Band earned the coveted UIL Sweepstakes rating. The 2017 varsity band performed brilliantly and was recognized by all six judges as a superior performing ensemble. This is the longest active streak for any school in BISD, and one of the longest in Texas. In addition to the varsity band’s success, both the Richland High School Symphonic and Concert bands earned unanimous superior ratings at the UIL Region 31 Concert and Sight Reading Contest. These students have sacrificed much of their own personal time to attend sectionals, rehearsals, and clinics outside the school day. Their dedication to their craft and each other was richly rewarded. #BISDShines
Congratulations to Birdville Elementary’s Student Council for being recognized with the 2016–17 Honor Student Council School of Excellence Award by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). NAESP recognizes outstanding achievements conducted by student councils in the area of community service, student leadership, citizenship, and school spirit.