“Night to Shine” in BISD

BISD had a great turn out for “Night To Shine.” Everyone had a great time and the students were treated like kings and queens.

The Tim Tebow Foundation has a great passion for people with special needs and in 2014 launched “Night to Shine.” The vision was simple … work with churches around the country to provide an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.

BISD staff from three different schools helped make this night special for our students. Also pictured are cosmetology students from the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning (BCTAL) doing the hair and nails for the special guests. The floral design students at the BCTAL also made boutonnieres and corsages for the students.

Haltom City Business Donates 130 New Bikes to Francisco Elementary Students


Waste Connections, Inc. Staff Delivered Bikes on Dec. 21, 2018

The City of Haltom City is coordinating the 18th Annual Christmas Promise Bike Build with their local office of Waste Connections. The staff at Waste Connections, Inc. raised money, purchased and built 130 new bicycles and helmets to be donated to students at W.T. Francisco Elementary school. W.T. Francisco Elementary school was selected this year based on their needs and because they participate in our annual Christmas on Broadway. Keith Lane, City Manager of Haltom City said, “We are very proud of our partnership with Waste Connections, Inc. and this event is a testament to their commitment to serving our community – especially our kids.”

At 8:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018, parents and families gathered at the gym to pick up their child’s free bicycle and helmet for Christmas! Staff from Waste Connections, Inc., representatives from Haltom City, and staff from W.T. Francisco Elementary were on hand to give away the bicycles.

Last year Waste Connections, Inc. donated over 8,000 bikes to children across the USA. They hope to exceed that number this year through their staff’s generous donation of time and finances to give back to the community that they serve. Haltom City is proud to be home to this community-minded business and thank them for their service in Haltom City.

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Haltom City is a Northeast Tarrant County city of 44,000 hard-working Texans that take pride in their comfortable neighborhoods and the town’s unique history as the center of the Birdville Settlement and the original Tarrant County seat. Haltom City is a principal city of the DFW Metroplex located 6 miles from Downtown Fort Worth, 20 miles from DFW International Airport and 30 miles from Downtown Dallas.


Waste Connections, Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the U.S. and Canada. Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, the Company is also a leading provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins. Waste Connections serves more than six million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers from a network of operations in 39 states, six provinces and the District of Columbia. The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. We believe the solid waste service business is a local business managed by professionals living and working in the communities we serve. We strive to provide service excellence for those communities that place their trust in our company and are always dedicated to putting our customers first.

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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