Green Valley Student Selected For NRH Fire Safety PSA #BISDShines

Picture of Sterling Cheeks


Congratulations to Sterling Cheeks, Green Valley Elementary student, for being selected to be in the fire safety PSA for the NRH Fire Department.

Click to view EDITH PSA on Facebook [Opens in a new window]

The North Richland Hills Fire Education team worked with third-grade classes from each of the schools in North Richland Hills to help develop the Exit Drills In The Homes, also known as EDITH. A winner from each school was chosen and NRHFD team had the difficult task of narrowing down to the top three winners.

Congratulations to Debbie from IL Texas, Abby from Fort Worth Christian and Sterling from Green Valley!

Each student worked so hard on their designs and truly turned out incredible plans that can readily be used in their homes. If you haven’t made exit plans, now is the time! Practice the drill to make sure everyone knows their two ways out!

Click here to learn more about designing your exit plans. [opens in a new window]

Birdville Honored by Northeast Tarrant Chamber and NRH


Recently, Birdville ISD was honored by the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards gala. BISD was chosen by the City of North Richland Hills to receive the Momemtum Award.


The Momentum Award is for cities to recognize the exceptional business within each Chamber partner city that excels in overall business growth, corporate contribution to the community and is recognized by their employees as a great place to work. The city noted the revitalization due to the new North Richland Middle School and the major renovation at Birdville High School, as well as other improvements throughout NRH. They also noted the positive achievements such as Smithfield Elementary being named a National Blue Ribbon School, and Smithfield Middle being named as a top performing middle school in Tarrant County. #BISDShines #WeAreBirdvilleISD

BISD’s 2018 Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Nicollette Hillman, North Richland Middle School student, for winning BISD’s 2018 Spelling Bee. Nicollette will represent the District at the Star-Telegram Spelling Bee later this spring. Kaitlynn Hillman, Watauga Elementary student, was the runner-up. Nicollette, center, and Kaitlynn are pictured with Dr. Darrell G. Brown, BISD Superintendent.

Click the link to view pictures from BISD’s 2018 Spelling Bee [opens in new window]

BISD Facilities Receive ENERGY STAR Certification

Thirty BISD campuses earn ENERGY STAR certification; Outperforms similar U.S. buildings on measure of energy efficiency

Birdville ISD announced that 30 campuses have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance. They are: 

  • Haltom High School
  • Richland High School
  • Birdville High School
  • Shannon High School
  • Haltom Middle School
  • Richland Middle School
  • North Oaks Middle School
  • Watauga Middle School
  • Smithfield Middle School
  • North Ridge Middle School
  • Birdville Elementary School
  • Smith Elementary School
  • Francisco Elementary School
  • Binion Elementary School
  • Mullendore Elementary School
  • Richland Elementary School
  • Smithfield Elementary School
  • Snow Heights Elementary School
  • Cheney Elementary School
  • Stowe Elementary School
  • Holiday Heights Elementary School
  • Watauga Elementary School
  • Hardeman Elementary School
  • Porter Elementary School
  • Academy at C.F. Thomas
  • Foster Village Elementary School
  • North Ridge Elementary School
  • Spicer Elementary School
  • Green Valley Elementary School
  • Walker Creek Elementary School

“Birdville continues to demonstrate true environmental leadership by reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are proven to contribute to climate change,” stated Jean Lupinacci, ENERGY STAR Director for Commercial & Industrial Buildings. “Today, 45 percent of U.S. emissions are attributable to commercial and industrial buildings, which is why improving energy efficiency is so critical for our future.”

ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics. ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States that is based on actual, verified energy performance.

On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers—all without sacrifices in performance or comfort.

To date, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across all fifty states have earned the ENERGY STAR certification. For more information about ENERGY STAR for Buildings and Plants, visit 

Birdville High School deaf/hard of hearing Academic Bowl team advances to regionals

Birdville High School’s first deaf/hard of hearing Academic Bowl team has advanced to regional competition in Gallaudet’s Youth Programs Academic Bowl. This is the first year that BHS has attempted to join this competition. Team members are Lizeth Gonzalez, Amy Nguyen, Rylee Jankowski and Janessa Gonzalez. Christine Gaston and Amelia Duke are the teachers/coaches. The competition will be in Knoxville, Tennessee Feb 2225. If the students advance, they have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for the final competition.