Congratulations to the Haltom High School girls wrestling team for winning the 2015–16 District 4-6A championship. #BISDShines
Congratulations to BISD’s middle school band members that auditioned for placement in the Region 5 middle school region bands. Competing against students from the Mansfield and Arlington school districts, BISD placed almost 100 students in one of the two region bands. These students will perform on Dec. 5 at the Willie Pigg Auditorium in Mansfield ISD.
Region 5 Middle School Band 1
Region 5 Middle School Band 2
Congratulations to BISD seventh- and eighth-grade singers who recently competed at the Region 5 Middle School (MS) Choir auditions. With 29 schools from four different school districts participating, BISD schools dominated the competition by filling almost 50 percent of the coveted region choir chairs. These singers will perform at Martin High School in Arlington at 5 p.m. Nov. 14. Thanks to the outstanding middle school choir directors and private lesson teachers that helped guide these talented singers.
Region 5 Middle School Concert Tenor Bass Choir
Region 5 Middle School Concert Treble Choir
Region 5 Middle School Honor Treble Choir
More than 400 seventh- and eighth-grade members of BISD’s middle school band programs recently competed in the All-Birdville Middle School Honor Band auditions. Congratulations to the 118 students that were selected as members of this highly competitive organization.
Haltom Middle: Jesus Azua, Cynthia Beattie, Mateo Deleon, Ricardo Garcia, Jocelyn Gonzalez, Obed Gonzalez Hurtado, Joseph Nguyen, Julia Nguyen, John Pham, Perla Picon Sanchez, Ashley Razo, Alfredo Reina Corona, Thomas Sacks, Anthony Sacks, Madison Silavongsa, Leonardo Velasquez, Travis Visounnaraj; Alternates: Manuel Govea, Tristyn Martin and Gabriela Salas
North Oaks Middle: Ayana Anaya, Samantha Cator, Alexis Halik, Kevin Le, Abel Ledesma, Hayden Merriman, Hania Mirza, Anthony Nguyen, Chloe Jean Rey, Ashlynn Rios, Hannah Faith Rodriguez, Sydney Seig, Austin Sundara, Steven Vo, Brandon Vu, Mason Waters; Alternates: Hunter Bowden, Alexandra Brown, Brian Doan, Alyson Grow, Briana Hacksisombath and Jaden Muller
North Richland Middle: Michael Britt, Jr., Tai Ha, Zoe Harris, Emma Harris, Madeline Harris, Isaiah Knight, Morgan Layfield, Aidan Mata, Elizabeth Mey, Natalie Morter, Steven Nguyen, Julianna Thompson, Joshua Walz, Mariam Zenhom; Alternates: Gianni Dugulescu, Brianna Fagan and Nikolas Garcia
North Ridge Middle: David Beavers, Cole Benson, Cole Brown, Emma Carrasco, Cameron Fielding, Jimena Garcia, Ali Gleaves, Josue Martinez, Robert Taylor; Alternates: Haley Compton and Aaron Gieder
Richland Middle: Isaiah Aponte, Harley Bolles, Ana Carranza, Javier Cruz, Matthew Fritts, Jacob Fritts, Michelle Galan, Zach Hocker, Lila King, Diego Lozano, Laisha Luna, Pedro Medrano, John Omodi, Imanol Ortiz, Gino Pellittieri, Tori Perrin, Jocelyn Renteria, Mason Rushing, Alyse Stiles, Ben Streeter, Davon Taylor, Matthew Tolbert, Catherine Tran, Jasmine Tuetkin and Damon Lewis (Alternate)
Smithfield Middle: Robbie Baum, Abby Bouchelle, Parker Boyd, Chris Cantrell, Sophie Connolly, Lauren Cram, Matthew Dages, Evan Pallanes, Keegan Pierce, Jonathan Schirmer, Cole Vickers, Parker Visage, Greg Ybarra; Alternates: Jacob Castaneda, Cody Dupuy, Laura Franco, Luke Sederberg and Cade Vickers
Watauga Middle: Hannah Albright, Anthony Barrett, Andrea Phillips, Noah Strickland and Angel Robles Flores (Alternate)
(Bold represents first chair)
“I decided to start a campus Instagram to highlight all of the wonderful things going on at Haltom Middle School,” states Dr. Jill Balzer, Principal. “I make decisions on what I will post based on things that are unique or new to our campus. I also like to post pictures of students and staff who are exhibiting any of our Tiger Values (Tenacity, Integrity, Graciousness, Effort, Resiliency, and Service to Others).”
When asked if she noticed anything different after implementing this social media strategy, Dr. Balzer replied, “Yes. Some of the things that I have noticed from having a campus Instagram are that students are wanting to be ‘caught’ modeling our values and that students and staff are wanting to be a part of all of the great things going on in Tiger Nation! It is definitely a tool that I am so glad that we started at Haltom Middle School and being able to tell our story is helping to build a positive culture and image of our campus.”