Why complete the Free and Reduced Application this year?

As we begin the 2021–22 school year, BISD is asking all families to complete the 2021–22 Free and Reduced Meal application. One of the key components of the application is it is used to identify families eligible for funds through the P-EBT program. If you received P-EBT funds in 2020–21 and do not complete the 2021–22 form, you will not be eligible for P-EBT funds or other benefits in 2021–22. 

NOTE:  Breakfast and lunch are still free for all students during the 2021–22 school year. However, we ask all families to complete the application to be eligible for other benefits. 

https://www.birdvilleschools.net/frapplication

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications: MORE THAN A MEAL   P-EBT: Determines eligibility to receive Pandemic EBT benefits.   COLLEGE APPLICATION FEES: Discounts on fees associated with applying for college.   SAT, ACT & AP EXAM FEES: Discounted fees for academic tests.   PTA CLOTHES CONNECTION/SUPPLY DEPOT: Birdville Council of PTAs provides new shoes, socks and underwear, plus gently worn clothes to families.   Birdville ISD asks that ALL families complete our meal application to ensure continued funding to support ALL students in BISD.   APPLY TODAY!  Visit [https://www.birdvilleschools.net/domain/4107] Can this be a smart URL   https://www.birdvilleschool.net/frapplication   For application questions, contact Child Nutrition at 817-547-5860.

October PSAT/NMSQT & SAT Testing in BISD

Birdville ISD is paying for all 10th and 11th grade students to take the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) on Wednesday, October 13, 2021*. 

* Ninth-grade students may opt in to take the test by registering and paying the $18 fee on the BISD web store.  >Access BISD PSAT/NMSQT Registration/Payment form  

Seniors may opt-in to take the SAT School Day** (Wednesday, October 13, 2021) by registering on campus. Only seniors who did not participate as juniors are eligible. 

** Non-testers in Grade 12 will adhere to a 9:30 a.m. late arrival. Late arrival does not apply to Shannon High School. 

Birdville ISD is paying for all eighth-grade students to take the PSAT 8/9 on the dates below. (Dates are campus specific.) 

  • Haltom Middle School | Friday, October 29, 2021 
  • North Oaks Middle School | Friday, October 29, 2021 
  • North Richland Middle School | Friday, October 29, 2021 
  • North Ridge Middle School | Friday, October 29, 2021 
  • Richland Middle School | Wednesday, October 13, 2021 
  • Smithfield Middle School | Friday, October 29, 2021 
  • Watauga Middle School | Friday, October 29, 2021 

NOTE: If a student does not feel well on test day, please stay home. The District is taking measures to help create a safe testing environment; however, it is critical to take personal responsibility in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. For additional information, contact the department of Advanced Academics at 817-547-5500, ext. 14908. 

Resources 

Practice with Khan Academy 

>View College Board SAT Practice Flyer 

>View Khan Academy/SAT Practice 

Prepare with the 2021–22 PSAT 8/9 Student Guide 

>View 2021–22 PSAT 8/9 Student Guide 

Prepare with the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide 

>Access 2021 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide 

Prepare with the 2021–22 SAT School Day Student Guide 

>Review 2021–22 SAT School Day Student Guide 

Connect with Colleges by Opting In to Student Search Service (SSS) 

>Opt In to Student Search Service (SSS) 

Connect Students to Scholarships with the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 

>See How It Works 

Opportunity Scholarships (NEW from College Board) 

>View Scholarship Opportunities  

Why complete the Free and Reduced Application this year?

As we begin the 2021–22 school year, BISD is asking all families to complete the 2021–22 Free and Reduced Meal application. One of the key components of the application is it is used to identify families eligible for funds through the P-EBT program. If you received P-EBT funds in 2020–21 and do not complete the 2021–22 form, you will not be eligible for P-EBT funds or other benefits in 2021–22. 

NOTE:  Breakfast and lunch are still free for all students during the 2021–22 school year. However, we ask all families to complete the application to be eligible for other benefits. 

https://www.birdvilleschools.net/frapplication

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications: MORE THAN A MEAL   P-EBT: Determines eligibility to receive Pandemic EBT benefits.   COLLEGE APPLICATION FEES: Discounts on fees associated with applying for college.   SAT, ACT & AP EXAM FEES: Discounted fees for academic tests.   PTA CLOTHES CONNECTION/SUPPLY DEPOT: Birdville Council of PTAs provides new shoes, socks and underwear, plus gently worn clothes to families.   Birdville ISD asks that ALL families complete our meal application to ensure continued funding to support ALL students in BISD.   APPLY TODAY!  Visit [https://www.birdvilleschools.net/domain/4107] Can this be a smart URL   https://www.birdvilleschool.net/frapplication   For application questions, contact Child Nutrition at 817-547-5860.

BISD Launches COVID Central Website

COVID Central Dashboard and More!

To better organize COVID-19 information and resources for parents and staff, BISD created the “COVID Central” website. On COVID Central you will find the COVID dashboard and other important COVID-19 related information resources.   

The link to COVID Central can be found on the front of the District and campus websites, as well as on  the BISD mobile app, the QR code posted on entrances to each District facility, or at birdvilleschools.net/covidcentral. As updates become available, they will be posted on COVID Central. 

Four BISD Bands Receive National Recognition

The Foundation for Music Education Awards Birdville HS Symphonic Band, North Ridge Honors Band, Smithfield MS Honors Band, The Birdville Jazz Ensemble

Birdville ISD is excited to announce that they have four winners in The Foundation for Music Education’s 2021 Mark of Excellence competition. 

  • The Birdville High School Symphonic Band, directed by Joshua Stover, has been selected as a Citation of Excellence Winner.
  • The North Ridge Middle School Honors Band, directed by Jessica Shadman and Scott Dupre,  has been selected as a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors Project. 
  • The Smithfield Middle School Honors Band, directed by Joshua Schechter, has been selected as a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors Project. 
  • The Birdville High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Cheripka, has been selected as a Commended Winner in the Mark of Excellence/National Jazz Honors. 

The Foundation for Music Education recently announced the results of the 2021 Mark of Excellence Project. Entered in the project this year were 236 of the finest high school and middle school musical ensembles in the United States. The similar Citation of Excellence Project had an enrollment of 65, for a total of 301 competing groups.  

The Mark of Excellence consists of the National Wind Band Honors, National Choral Honors, National Orchestra Honors, National Jazz Honors, and National Percussion Ensemble Honors. It is a competition, entered by recordings, in which the top quarter are selected as National Winners and the second quarter receive Commended Honors. 

Congratulations to the Birdville High School Symphonic Band, North Ridge Middle School Honors Band, Smithfield Middle School Honors Band, and the Birdville High School Jazz Ensemble. #BISDShines #WeAreBirdvilleISD