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Northeast Times | February 5, 2023

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This Week in BISD

This Week in BISD

BISD’s middle school gymnastics tryouts for the 2015‒16 school year are from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 at the BISD Gymnastics Center. The Center is located at 6010 Walker Street, Haltom City. Packets are available on each of the middle school campuses and must be completed and returned no later than April 10. For information, email Kerri Horsley at

Smithfield Elementary’s second-grade program begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 in the cafeteria.

Trinity Science Solutions will be at Foster Village Elementary with “Orbit Earth” Tuesday, April 14.

Cheney Elementary’s group pictures are Tuesday, April 14.

Kindergarten students at Walker Creek Elementary will have their graduation pictures taken Tuesday, April 14.

Walker Creek Elementary’s choir festival begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 at Birdville High School.

Fifth-grade students from Birdville High School elementary feeder schools will perform at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Birdville High Gym.

Fifth-grade students at The Academy at C.F. Thomas will attend science education classes at Sky Ranch April 15‒17.

Binion Elementary’s ASPIRE program is sponsoring MAD Science Family Night from 6‒8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 in the cafeteria. For information, contact Lydia Calahan at 817-547-1821.

Spring picture day at Francisco Elementary is Wednesday, April 15.

West Birdville Elementary is hosting a Spanish Family Literacy Night from 5:30‒7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Pizza and a beverage will be available for $1 per person.

Fifth-grade students at Spicer Elementary are taking a science trip to Camp Jolt April 15–17.

North Richland Middle School’s eighth-grade science and social studies Boot Camp is April 16.

The North Richland Middle School Solo and Ensemble Dinner Show begins at 6:30 p.m. April 17 in the cafeteria.

Binion Elementary’s volunteer appreciation breakfast is from 9–10 a.m. Friday, April 17 in the cafeteria. For information, contact Alicia Rourke at 817-547-1800.

Kindergarten students from Foster Village Elementary are visiting the planetarium Friday, April 17.

West Birdville Elementary will have a principal’s lunch Friday, April 17.

First-grade students at Smithfield Elementary are taking a field trip to the zoo April 17.


The BISD School Board Candidate Forum will begin at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Thomas Coliseum, located at 6108 Broadway in Haltom City. The forum is sponsored by the Birdville Council of PTAs and the League of Women Voters.

Fifth six weeks celebration assemblies at The Academy at C.F. Thomas are April 24. Kindergarten and first-grade students are at 8:45 a.m.; second- and third-grade students are at 9:30 a.m.; and fourth- and fifth-grade students are at 2:30 p.m.

Kona Ice will be at Smithfield Elementary April 24. For information, call 817-547-2100.

Spicer Elementary’s spring carnival/garage sale is from 5:30–8 p.m. April 24.

Spicer Elementary’s awards assemblies are April 24. Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students are from 8:30‒11 a.m. in the cafeteria. Kindergarten, first- and second-grade students are from 1‒3 p.m. in the big gym.

Spicer Elementary’s volunteer appreciation luncheon has been rescheduled to April 29.

Binion Elementary’s Bobcats Worth Bragging About (BWBA) Luncheon is April 28 during the student’s lunch time.

Binion Elementary’s awards assemblies are April 28 and 29. On April 28, the fifth-grade students are from
1:45‒2:15 p.m., and fourth-grade students are from 2:30‒3 p.m. On April 29, kindergarten students are from 8:45‒9:15 a.m.; third-grade students are from 9:30‒10 a.m.; second-grade (dual language) students are from 10:15‒10:45 a.m.; first-grade students are from 11:50 a.m. ‒ 12:20 p.m.; and second-grade students are from 1:45‒2:15 p.m.

Tennis team tryouts for seventh- and eighth-grade students at Richland and Smithfield middle schools begin at 4:30 p.m. April 29 at the BHS tennis courts. For pre-participation paperwork information, email Lacy Bauer at or Brandon Stafford at For information regarding tryouts, contact Celina Burris at

Art Day at Francisco Elementary is April 29.

Richland High School’s athletic physicals for the 2015‒16 school year are April 29. Pre-selling tickets go on sale for $10 April 20 in the Gym Training Room at Richland. The medical history form must be complete prior to purchasing your ticket. Middle school students can participate by purchasing a ticket at Richland High. For information, email

Francisco Elementary’s volunteer appreciation breakfast is April 30.

Second-grade students at Binion Elementary are taking a field trip to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History April 30.

North Ridge Elementary’s kindergarten round up is from 6‒7:30 p.m. April 30.

Richland Elementary’s Jump Rope for Heart Event is April 30 in PE.

Richland Elementary’s fifth six weeks awards assemblies and “E” conduct parties are May 1.

Richland Elementary’s awards assemblies are May 1.

First-grade students at Richland Elementary are taking a field trip to the zoo May 1.

Richland High School’s choir will present “The Times of Our Lives” for the annual Rebellaire Revue, featuring the Rebellaires with a guest appearance by the Southern Belles. The show begins at 2 p.m. May 9. (Revised date and time.) Tickets are $10 at the door.

Watauga Middle School’s band is selling Texas Rangers ticket coupons for $40. The package includes four free home game tickets and six “two-for-one” coupons for designated home games. The band is selling ticket packages through May or until they are sold out. For information, call 817-547-4841 or email

BISD’s Athletics Department is sponsoring a golf tournament May11 at Iron Horse Golf Course. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch will follow at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. The cost includes: greens fee, cart, range balls (unlimited), and lunch. Additional lunch tickets are $10 per person. The entry deadline is Monday, May 4. For information, call 817-547-5910.

BISD is accepting online applications for parent/community volunteers for the 2015‒16 school year. New and returning volunteers can submit or renew their applications online at

BISD has an employee recognition program called “A Touch of Class.” This program is an opportunity for students, staff, parents and community members to recognize employees for the extra-ordinary things they do for children and the district. For information, or to make a nomination, visit the district’s website at

Birdville ISD and JPS have joined together to provide two school-based clinics in the district. One is in Haltom City at 2807 Layton Ave., and the other is on the south side of The Academy at C.F. Thomas at 8200 O’Brian Way in North Richland Hills. The clinics treat students in BISD and their siblings, ages newborn to 18 years old. Services include: well-child visits, sports physicals, acute care, chronic illnesses (asthma, diabetes), immunizations, and much more. The clinic does not have X-ray capabilities or dental services. They see uninsured or Medicaid students that do not have a specified primary care physician. For appointments, call 817-702-4861 (Haltom City) or 817-702-4855 (The Academy at C.F. Thomas).