Five BISD Destination Imagination Teams Qualify for State

The Mid-Cities Destination Imagination Regional Tournament was held at Richland High School on Saturday, Feb. 15. The event was a huge success with five BISD teams qualifying to advance to the state tournament, which will be held at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) on Saturday, April 4.

Birdville High School: The “Blue Blazer Irregulars” came in first place in the Improvisational Challenge. 

Team Members: Asher and Keegan Pierce

Team Manager: Katie Pierce

North Ridge Middle School: The “Where’s Marissa” team came in first place in the Improvisational Challenge. 

Team Members: Ella Pursley, Brooke Hampton, Marissa Carrasco, Brianna Gilpin and Abby Railsback

Team Manager: Nicole Pursley



North Ridge Middle School: The “Second Group of Chosen Ones Who Try Not to Lose” team came in first place in the Scientific Challenge. 

Team Members: Rhythm Chand, Leah Cytron Walker, Adrian Shiyun Lopez, Kaylee Fulton, Benjamin Sohn, Sophia Crump and Ryan Pang

Team Manager: Angelique Sohn 

Co-Team Manager: Adena Cytron-Walker

Porter Elementary: The “NonCents” team came in first place in the Improvisational Challenge.

Team Members: Rory Gaven, Ellie Courtney, Liza Goodwin, Selah Mathew, Alexa Elmore, Nora Foster and Harper Dorasami

Team Manager: Margaret Hutto

Co-Team Manager: Heather Gaven


North Ridge Elementary: The “Puppies” came in second place in the Engineering Challenge.

Team Members: Wyatt Naylor, Lucas Wentworth and Benji Harvey

Team Manager: Kristen Naylor

BISD Accepting Referrals for GATE Screening

Birdville ISD is currently accepting referrals for Gifted & Talented Education (GATE) screening for students in grades 612. Referrals will be accepted through Nov. 8, 2019.

 View further information regarding GATE screening

Actualmente Birdville ISD está aceptando referencias para la evaluación para la Educación de Dotados y Talentosos (GATE) para estudiantes en los grados 612. Se aceptarán referencias hasta el 8 de noviembre del 2019.

Ver más información sobre la evaluación para GATE

BISD’s Advanced Academics Department Sponsoring Information Meetings


BISD’s Advanced Academics Department is sponsoring information meetings for eighth-, ninth-, and 10th-grade students and their parents at Birdville, Haltom and Richland high schools. Topics will include:

  • What is a pre-AP course?;
  • What is the difference/how similar are AP and Dual Credit courses?;
  • Changes to the college entrance exams; and
  • A panel of AP and Dual Credit teachers and students will discuss what life is really like for active students enrolled in these courses. Samples of work will also be displayed.

Eighth-grade students/parents should attend your feeder high school campus day; however, if needed, they may come to any presentation. The meetings are from 6–7 p.m. on the following dates:

  • RHS Nov. 18 (Auditorium)
  • HHS Dec. 1 (Omni Room)
  • BHS Dec. 15 (Cafeteria)