Inaugural Class Members in the Collegiate Academy of Birdville Each Receive $12K in Scholarships

The Collegiate Academy of Birdville will hold its first Signing Night Ceremony on April 22 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Haltom High School. The inaugural class of 60 students will officially accept their scholarships, valued at approximately $12,000 per student, for the opportunity to earn Associates Degrees from Tarrant County College during their four years of high school. The Academy is designated as an Early College High School by the Texas Education Agency, and students can earn 60 or more college hours while earning their high school diplomas. Early College High Schools recruit and enroll students who are at risk and subpopulations of students historically underrepresented in college courses, such as first generation college goers, students of low socioeconomic status, and African American, Hispanic, and Native American students.

Haltom High School Receives 2018–19 AVID Revalidation

Birdville ISD celebrates Haltom High School for being revalidated Thursday, November 29, 2018 as an AVID National Demonstration School. Originally validated in 2015, Haltom has been granted another three-year validation through fall of 2021. AVID National Demonstration Schools are centers of teaching and learning that also serve as models for those interested in the AVID College Readiness System which operates with five core principles–Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR). Instructional strategies among these areas are not just visible among the 282 Haltom High School AVID enrolled students, but schoolwide.

The Revalidation launched with a leadership team meeting focused on the impact of AVID at Haltom High School and next steps of instructional, systemic, cultural and leadership implementation. Following, classrooms across disciplines and among the AVID elective classes were observed with teachers imbedding engaging strategies. A highlight of the day included a student lunch panel with eight AVID scholars articulating the benefits of AVID. The day concluded in a celebratory reception with trustees, members of the Superintendent’s Cabinet, district leadership, community partners and photography session with all AVID scholars.

Haltom High School Leadership:  David Hamilton, principal; Brenda Jacks, AVID site coordinator; Clara Campbell and Liz Pena, assistant principals for AVID; Pamela Wright and Jessica Wallace, AVID elective teachers.

District Leadership:  Dr. Darrell G. Brown, superintendent; Dr. Elizabeth Clark, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction; Clarence Simmons, executive director of secondary learning; Dr. Julie Hyman, director of gifted & talented and advanced academics; and Ramonda Fields, AVID district director/coordinator of advanced academics.

AVID Center Guests and Validation Team:  Dr. Mike Mozingo, Southern Region assistant director; Stacie Valdez, project manager of leadership development; and Traci Grove, CA Division program manager.

 

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Football Playoff Information for Birdville and Haltom High Schools

Congratulations to the Birdville and Haltom high schools for advancing to the next round of the 2018 UIL football playoffs.

 

Birdville High will play Abilene Cooper Friday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at Ram Stadium in Mineral Wells
Tickets are $7 for adults and for $4 students
Presale tickets can be purchased at the FAAC Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – noon
Athletic passes accepted are District 7-5A Administrative Pass and THSCA

 

Haltom High will play Midland Lee High Saturday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. at Abilene Christian University
Presale tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for students and are only available online. Click to view a link to purchase tickets. 
All tickets are $10 at the gate
Parking is $5
Athletic passes accepted are District 3-6A Administrative Pass and THSC

Haltom High Wrestlers Advance to State

Congratulations to Aaliyah Stewart and Dani Seely, Haltom High School students, for advancing to the state UIL Wrestling Championship.

  • Aaliyah Stewart put together an excellent tournament run at State, going 51 over a grueling two days of competition. Stewart ends her junior season as  District Runner-up, Region 1 Champion, and UIL All-State Bronze Medalist with a 35record. Aaliyah becomes only the third Haltom Buffalo to earn All-State wrestling honors (Mike Villvicencio 2004, Tyree Smith 2016), and the first Lady Buff to make the podium.
  • Dani Seely ends her sophomore campaign as a District Champion, Regional Finalist, and two-time State Qualifier with a 397 record.

The Lady Buffalos finished 23rd out of 79 represented schools.

Haltom High Graduate Will Play in Super Bowl

Halapoulivaati Vatai Picture We Are Birdville ISD

Haltom High School graduate, Halapoulivaati Vatai, Big V, is starting at left tackle for the Eagles and will be playing in the Super Bowl.  He is a Haltom High School, Watauga Middle School, and TCU alum. Vatai is in his second year in the NFL and with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles starting left tackle went down with an injury early in the season and Big V stepped in and has held up nicely.  #BISDShines #WeAreBirdvilleISD