Haltom High School Principal Announced

E. Dion Varnado, Ed.D.

Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced the appointment of E. Dion Varnado, Ed.D., as principal of Haltom High School. He is replacing David Hamilton, who accepted a position with the Region 12 Education Service Center in Waco. 

Varnado has been principal at M.L. King Middle School with Beaumont ISD since 2016. Prior to Beaumont, he was an assistant principal at Lancaster High School with Lancaster ISD from 2013–16, principal at Barnett Junior High with Arlington ISD from 2010–13, and academic associate principal at Mansfield High School with Mansfield ISD from 2008–10. He has been in various other administrative and teaching positions since 1999. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, master’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, and doctorate degree from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. 

Five BISD Schools Named 2018–19 Honor Roll Schools

Five BISD Schools Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success by a National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders

Birdville ISD announced that Mullendore and Smithfield elementary schools, North Ridge Middle School, and Birdville and Richland high schools have been named to the 2018-19 Honor Roll for their high achievement in student success. The program, presented by Educational Results Partnership, is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. They are five of 855 public schools in Texas to be recognized.

The 2018-19 Honor Roll is developed by Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts.

Schools that receive the Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

“The Honor Roll is the only school and district recognition program in Texas based solely on objective achievement data,” said Marilyn Reznick, ERP board chair. “Our goal is to guide other educators to data-informed best practices for raising student achievement.”

“ERP is all about improving educational equity and promoting career readiness for all students, regardless of their family income, background or ZIP code,” said James Lanich, Ph.D., ERP president and CEO.  “These Honor Roll schools and districts are living proof that our students can succeed when schools are committed to removing educational obstacles and accelerating student success. By focusing attention on these bright spots among our schools, we hope to change the conversation from ‘what’s wrong’ to ‘what’s working,’ and encourage others to replicate their success.”

In Texas, the Honor Roll program is supported by numerous businesses and organizations, including the Texas Business Leadership Council, American Automobile Association (AAA) Texas, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Chevron Corporation and Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

To access the Honor Roll, visit www.edresults.org and scroll to bottom of page.

About Educational Results Partnership 

Educational Results Partnership (ERP) is a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness throughout our educational system. In partnership with educators and employers, ERP charts the pathways that lead to academic success and living-wage jobs. ERP’s goal is to ensure that more students are equipped to enter the workforce with the skills today’s global economy demands.

2019 Football Season Tickets

Season Ticket Sales: July 10 – August 16

Season Ticket Prices

Birdville High School: $40 per seat (5 games)
Haltom High School: $40 per seat (5 games)
Richland High School: $40 per seat (5 games)


Purchase Tickets 
at the
Fine Arts/Athletics Complex (FAAC)
9200 Mid-Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, 76180

Reserved tickets will be available for purchase beginning July 11 and MUST be picked up by 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. BISD will not hold tickets after Aug. 16. Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, reserved seating will only be available the week of the game and sold as single tickets.

If you have questions, call 817-547-5900 or 817-547-5820 between
8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Summer hours (June 3 – July 26) are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Offices are closed on Friday.

Foster Village Elementary School Principal Announced

Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced the appointment of Sherri Gamble as principal of Foster Village Elementary. She is replacing Jody Fadely, who was recently named principal of Richland Middle School. 

Gamble has been assistant principal at Watauga Elementary since 2015. Prior to Watauga Elementary, she was the assistant principal at Stowe Elementary from 2012–15, the school librarian at Stowe Elementary from 2007–12, and a third- and fifth-grade teacher at Stowe Elementary from 1992–2007. 

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of North Texas.