BISD’s Bond18 Sale

Birdville Independent School District

$154,630,000* Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2019

Denominations: Bonds will be sold in $5,000 increments

Ratings: AAA by S&P and Fitch based upon the Permanent School Fund Guarantee

Anticipated Sale Date*: Retail Offering: Monday, January 14, 2019 Institutional Offering: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Anticipated Settlement Date*: On or about February 7, 2019

Proposed Maturity Schedule*: Interest on the bonds will accrue from February 7, 2019, paying on every February 15th and August 15th beginning August 15th 2019. The bonds are scheduled to mature February 15th 2020 – 2044. The bonds will be subject to redemption prior to maturity at the option of the district.

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Porter Elementary Fifth-Graders Travel on Discover Texas Field Trip

News Release

Porter Elementary fifth-graders travel to Cameron Park Zoo and Inner Space Cavern on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip

Fifth-graders from Birdville ISD’s Porter Elementary traveled to the Cameron Park Zoo in Wacoand Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip November 30, 2018 to experience what they are learning in science.

At the Cameron Park Zoo, students explored the Brazos River Country exhibit, tracking the Brazos River from its source near Lubbock on to the Gulf of Mexico. Students investigated many animals living in the five ecological regions of Texas through which the Brazos River passes with a focus on each animal’s unique adaptations and ecological niche.

At Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown, the students participated in numerous hands-on activities to learn about many of the Earth’s cycles, systems, and processes. Students learned about the water cycle, the environmental benefits of the world’s wetlands, and watersheds through participation in hands-on demonstrations. The student scientists discussed the rock cycle and worked in groups to classify rock, mineral, and fossil samples. The students had fun panning for, and identifying, minerals found in the cavern and concluded their day by watching the Earth’s processes at work as they toured the highly decorated Inner Space Cavern.

“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 this Discover Texas Field Trip reinforce and supplement fifth grade science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives in a fun, hands-on way that helps the students synthesize content taught in the classroom.”

Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips make it easy for teachers to take their third-, fourth-, or fifth-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 Abilene, Austin, San Antonio, 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

Haltom City Business Donates 130 New Bikes to Francisco Elementary Students

HALTOM CITY BUSINESS DONATES 130 NEW BICYCLES TO LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Waste Connections, Inc. Staff Delivered Bikes on Dec. 21, 2018

The City of Haltom City is coordinating the 18th Annual Christmas Promise Bike Build with their local office of Waste Connections. The staff at Waste Connections, Inc. raised money, purchased and built 130 new bicycles and helmets to be donated to students at W.T. Francisco Elementary school. W.T. Francisco Elementary school was selected this year based on their needs and because they participate in our annual Christmas on Broadway. Keith Lane, City Manager of Haltom City said, “We are very proud of our partnership with Waste Connections, Inc. and this event is a testament to their commitment to serving our community – especially our kids.”

At 8:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018, parents and families gathered at the gym to pick up their child’s free bicycle and helmet for Christmas! Staff from Waste Connections, Inc., representatives from Haltom City, and staff from W.T. Francisco Elementary were on hand to give away the bicycles.

Last year Waste Connections, Inc. donated over 8,000 bikes to children across the USA. They hope to exceed that number this year through their staff’s generous donation of time and finances to give back to the community that they serve. Haltom City is proud to be home to this community-minded business and thank them for their service in Haltom City.

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ABOUT HALTOM CITY 

Haltom City is a Northeast Tarrant County city of 44,000 hard-working Texans that take pride in their comfortable neighborhoods and the town’s unique history as the center of the Birdville Settlement and the original Tarrant County seat. Haltom City is a principal city of the DFW Metroplex located 6 miles from Downtown Fort Worth, 20 miles from DFW International Airport and 30 miles from Downtown Dallas.

ABOUT WASTE CONNECTIONS

Waste Connections, Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the U.S. and Canada. Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, the Company is also a leading provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins. Waste Connections serves more than six million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers from a network of operations in 39 states, six provinces and the District of Columbia. The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. We believe the solid waste service business is a local business managed by professionals living and working in the communities we serve. We strive to provide service excellence for those communities that place their trust in our company and are always dedicated to putting our customers first.

2018 BISD Kick Out Cancer Event

A note from Eddie Brown
Head Coach, Birdville High School Girls Soccer

In 2008, the Birdville High and Haltom High girls soccer teams joined forces, with the help of coach Kyle Lester (then at Haltom High School), to launch the first ever BISD joint-high school soccer team endeavor to host an event to raise cancer awareness.

Little did we know at that time how cancer would affect our BHS soccer community. The passing in 2009 of fellow Hawk boys soccer player, Johnny Baggett, from leukemia, deeply impacted us all. Johnny’s battle was an inspiration to us which cemented our common fight for the cure. Birdville HS boys soccer coach Roger Garcia joined in the fight the following year.

In 2013, as Coach Lester moved to Richland High School and coach Brandon Badgeley took over at Haltom High School, we began to push in getting more BISD teams involved in the fight for a cure. That year, all three BISD girl’s soccer programs jointly raised over $3,000 dollars to donate to both the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

In 2014, we again tried to push the envelope to be bigger and better. This led to coach Matt Snow, Richland High School boys soccer, jumping on board. We are very proud to say that that year we raised nearly $5,000 dollars to help in the fight for a cure.

2015 again marked a first for BISD as Haltom High men’s coach, Frank Cordova, and his team came on board ensuring that BISD Soccer would be the first and only sport to come together as one family to fight for the cure.

This year, the event again will host all BISD soccer squads, as well as our friends from Azle and Wichita Falls high schools, and I assure you, their fight remains the same.

I am very proud to announce that since the 2008 inaugural match, we have together raised over $30,000 in donations to both the ACS & LLS organizations.

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Stowe Elementary Fourth-Graders Travel to Austin on Discover Texas Field Trip

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O.H. Stowe Elementary fourth-graders travel to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip

Fourth-graders from Birdville ISD’s O.H. Stowe Elementary traveled to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip Dec. 14, 2018 to experience what they are learning in fourth-grade Texas History. Students visited the Texas State Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

During the charter bus ride to Austin, students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage and participated in activities and games in preparation for their visit. In Austin the students visited the Texas State Capitol where their legislators, The Honorable Kelly Hancock, State Senator, District 9 and The Honorable Stephanie Klick, State Representative, District 91, have their office. Students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. At the Bullock Texas State History Museum students explored exhibits about Texas’s earliest inhabitants, the Texas Revolution, and events that created our Lone Star identity. The students’ visit to the museum concluded at the multi-sensory Texas Spirit Theater with the Star of Destiny where they saw and experienced the history of our great state including a gusher exploding from an East Texas oil derrick and the takeoff of Saturn V as seen from Mission Control at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.

“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 Austin reinforce and supplement fourth grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives with a focus on why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage.”

Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips make it easy for teachers to take their third-, fourth-, or fifth-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, San Antonio, Waco/Georgetown, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Education in Action also offers summer Lone Star Leadership Academy camps for outstanding fourth through eighth 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.

Holiday Concerts 12/16 – 12/22

  • Dec. 17

    Green Valley, Valley Voices Perform “North Pole Musical,” 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria

    Birdville HS, Band Concert, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

    Haltom HS, Band Concert, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

    Richland HS, Band Concert, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

  • Dec. 18

    Academy at C.F. Thomas Elementary, Chorus Holiday Program, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., & 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria

    O.H. Stowe Elementary, Fifth-grade Musical Program, 2:15 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria

    Haltom MS, Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., Auditorium

    Richland MS Band Concert, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

  • Dec. 20

    Smithfield Elementary, Choir Holiday Musical, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria

    Birdville Elementary, “Annie,” 6:00 p.m., Cafeteria

  • Dec. 21

    Walker Creek Elementary, Coyote Choir Program, 9:00 a.m., Cafeteria

    O.H. Stowe Elementary, Christmas Sing-along, 8:30 a.m., Cafeteria