School Board Appreciation Month

Board of Trustees and Principals
Thank you BISD Board of Trustees for volunteering your time to our students and staff.
We appreciate you! 
Ralph Kunkel, president 
Jack McCarty, vice president 
Joe Tolbert, secretary 
Richard Davis, trustee 
Kelvin Dilks, trustee 
Whitney Harding, trustee 
Kris Drees, trustee 

Smithfield Middle Deaf Ed Students to Compete in National Math Competition

Congratulations deaf education students from Smithfield Middle School for being selected to compete in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Math Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students.

Good evening, coaches,

We are excited to announce that registration has closed for the RIT/NTID Math Competition for Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm!

Due to another year of strong interest from many coaches and schools, we are now thrilled to welcome 50 teams to the 2020 Math Competition!

We had another record year, and are always surprised at how competitive the process became: 75% of the teams were in varying stages of completion the first hour of opening online registration.

We are pleased to announce the 50 teams that will be competing in the Math Competition, March 27-29, arranged in alphabetical order:

  1. Alabama School for the Deaf, Talladega, AL 
  2. American School for the Deaf, West Hartford, CT 
  3. Arkansas School for the Deaf, Little Rock, AR 
  4. Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Atlanta, GA 
  5. Broward County Schools, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
  6. California School for the Deaf-Riverside, Riverside, CA 
  7. Cobb County School District, Marietta, GA 
  8. Corning Painted Post/GST BOCES, Painted Post, NY 
  9. Deerpark Middle School, Austin, TX 
  10. EC Drury School for the Deaf, Milton, Ontario, Canada 
  11. Edmond Public Schools, Edmond, OK 
  12. Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, St. Augustine, FL 
  13. Haggard Middle School, Plano, TX 
  14. Holley Navarre Middle School, Navarre, FL 
  15. Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis, IN 
  16. Iowa School for the Deaf, Council Bluffs, IA 
  17. John Powers Center, Vernon Hills, IL 
  18. Kansas School for the Deaf, Olathe, KS 
  19. Keith Middle School, New Bedford, MA 
  20. Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, Washington, DC 
  21. Kiser Middle School, Greensboro, NC 
  22. Lancaster-Lebanon Schools, Lancaster, PA 
  23. Madrona K-8, Edmonds, WA 
  24. Marie Philip School, Framingham, MA 
  25. Marlton School, Los Angeles, CA 
  26. Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, MA 
  27. Metro Deaf School, St. Paul, MN 
  28. Midland Park SHIP, Midland Park, NJ 
  29. Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Faribault, MN   
  30. NEGA RESA/Coile Middle School, Athens, GA 
  31. New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
  32. New York School for the Deaf, White Plains, NY 
  33. OCM BOCES/Solvay Middle School, Syracuse, NY 
  34. Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Sulphur, OK 
  35. Oregon School for the Deaf, Salem, OR 
  36. Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, Phoenix, AZ 
  37. Pinellas County District, Largo, FL 
  38. Plantation Schools, Plantation, FL 
  39. Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence, RI 
  40. Rochester School for the Deaf, Rochester, NY 
  41. Rocky Fork Middle School, Smyrna, TN 
  42. Santa Rosa County Schools, Milton, FL 
  43. Smithfield Middle School, Richland Hills, TX 
  44. St. John’s County School District, St. Augustine, FL 
  45. St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, Buffalo, NY 
  46. Tennessee School for the Deaf, Knoxville, TN 
  47. Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, TX 
  48. Utah School for the Deaf, Ogden, UT 
  49. Washington School for the Deaf, Vancouver, WA 
  50. Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA   

Michelle Gerson-Wagner, BS ’08, MS ’13
Assistant Director

NTID Pre-College Outreach
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

E-mail: mdgnca@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-7695
Videophone: 585-286-4101
Fax: 585-475-7460
Visit us at www.rit.edu/ntid/outreach 

Do you seek more information about suicide prevention and mental health?

Do you seek more information about suicide prevention and mental health?

The BISD Counseling Department invites you to attend this Mental Health Community Event

You will:

Attend free workshops:
Parenting the Struggling Student
Digital Safety

Visit with area community resource representatives Have an opportunity for QPR training (Suicide Prevention Tool)

 Thursday, January 16, 2020 6 pm – 8 pm 

Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning 
7020 Mid Cities Blvd., North Richland Hills, TX 

 Counseling Services 6125 East Belknap, Haltom City Texas