Cotton Patch Restaurant Honors Culinary Arts Students

For several years, kids teaching kids℠ (opens in new window) has been engaging kids and families in better nutrition at home. Now, they have expanded their reach to include healthy options when dining out. A Medical City Children’s Hospital registered dietitian is helping restaurateurs turn snack recipes on the kids teaching kids℠ website into Kids Fit meals, featuring fruits and vegetables.

BISD’s Culinary Arts (opens in new window) program had a culinary team’s recipe selected to be featured on the Cotton Patch Restaurant children’s menu. Congratulations to our culinary team. #BISDShines 

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Winter Arrangements For Sale (Limited Time)

BCTAL Blooms is excited to offer these beautiful Winter Arrangements for only $25! Place your order as soon as possible. They will stop taking all orders on Dec. 7, so fill out the form below and get yours in now.

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All orders must be picked up from BCTAL at a scheduled time that will be determined later.

Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning (BCTAL)
7020 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180


BISD Culinary Arts Students Win Big

Three Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning Culinary Arts students have been working diligently with Medical City Children’s Hospital nutritionists developing a healthy children’s plate and competing for a spot on the Cotton Patch Café menu. Each team must meet a long list of nutritional criteria while making a plate that is appealing to children. On Oct. 6, BISD’s team competed in a live demonstration format in Dallas. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, they found out that THEY WON! Team members are Andrea Phillips and Tricia Roberts from Haltom High, and Rhonda Ontiveros from Richland High.

Their menu items will soon be appearing on Cotton Patch Café’s menus along with the students’ names and Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning.

The winning dish was “Chicka-Bites Din-Din,” a plate complete with grilled chicken bites, Avocado Jumble, and Nice-Cream Dessert.

College and Career Night

2018 College and Career Night

Representatives from over 100 colleges, universities, recruitment centers and professional institutions will be at the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning to meet with students and parents, talk about their programs, and answer questions.

Monday, October 29

6–8 p.m.

Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning
7020 Mid Cities Blvd. • North Richland Hills, 76180

Informational sessions for Juniors and Seniors will be held.
Juniors will find out about the financial aid process. Seniors will hear about the application process and more!

Helpful Tip: University representatives may ask you to fill out an information card.  Bring a sheet of address labels with your personal information on them to save yourself time.

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BISD Students Shine at Junior Livestock Show


Agriculture Science students from the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning (BCTAL) recently competed in the 2018 Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show. The results were: (Only market animals make the sale.)

Ag Mechanics:

  • Grand Champion Ag Mechanics Project – 1941 Farmall A – Christian Reich, Matt Blackwell, Will Schreck, Tyler Harris, Elijah Loker

Best of Show: 1941 Farmall A Restoration – BCTAL Ag Mechanics

  • This category included all horticulture, art, culinary, and ag mechanics for overall award.

Heifer Show Results 

  • Reserve Champion European Heifer – Hunter Bedford
  • 1st Place Junior European Heifer – Hunter Bedford
  • 1st Place Senior European Heifer – Lily Neuman
  • 1st Place Junior European Heifer – KK Bradberry
  • Champion Mini-Hereford Heifer – Hunter Bedford
  • Reserve Mini-Hereford Heifer – Maddison Bedford

Steer Show Results

  • 2nd Place European Steer – KK Bradberry – $6,000.00 Sale plus add-ons
  • 3rd Place European Steer – KK Bradberry

Market Barrow Show

  • 2nd Place Market Lightweight Market Hog – KK Bradberry – Could only sell animal one.
  • 8th Place Market Barrow – Mady Bradberry – $1,000 Sale plus add-ons
  • 10th Place Market Hog – Xavier Rangel – $900.00 plus add-ons

Breeding Gilt Show

  • Grand Champion Overall Breeding Gilt – KK Bradberry
  • Reserve Champion Overall Breeding Gilt – Mady Bradberry
  • 4th Place Breeding Gilt – KK Bradberry

Market Wether Goat Show

  • 8th Place Market Goat – Lauren Sarine – $1,000.00 Sale plus add-ons
  • 10th Place Market Goat – Madison Wood
  • 12th Place Market Goat – Devonhi Figueroa
  • 14th Place Market Goat – Savannah Clifton

Market Wether Lamb Show

  • Grand Champion Southdown Wether – Emily Savage – $1,100.00 plus add-ons
  • 5th Place Southdown Wether – Caroline Force

Breeding Does “Goats” Show

  • 1st Place Breeding Boer Doe – Savannah Clifton
  • 2nd Place Breeding Boer Doe – Jonathan Cox
  • 3rd Place Breeding Boer Doe – Bryn Brakeley

Rabbit Show

  • 1st Place Californian Doe and Best Opposite of Breed – Amberlee Moore
  • 2nd Place Breed Lilac Buck – Amberlee Moore
  • 3rd Place Satin Buck – Amberlee Moore
  • 2nd Place Netherland Dwarf – Kaitlyn Thompson
  • 4th Place Single Fryer out of 97 rabbits – Maddison Bedford – $700.00 plus add-ons
  • 10th Place Single Fryer – Landon Langford – $300.00 plus add-ons
  • 14th Place Single Fryer – Hailey Steelman

Total Sale for BCTAL students: $11,000.00 plus add ons.

CTE Health Science Program Participates in The Future Generations Project

Birdville ISD currently has 28 students from the Health Science Program participating in clinical rotations while working on internships at Medical City North Hills Hospital. BISD’s Career & Technology Education Department has partnered with Medical City North Hills in a joint venture called the Future Generations Project. The Future Generations Project provides a student with employment as a Patient Care Technician (PCT) with the hospital while working on a registered nursing degree, after successfully completing the Clinical Rotations II Program at the Birdville Center of Technology & Advanced Learning. Medical City Healthcare pays for tuition, fees, books, and uniforms up front in exchange for a two-year commitment to work full-time as a Registered Nurse.