Local News for Haltom City, Texas


BISD Announces Cheney Hills Elementary Principal

Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced the appointment of Shane Conklin, Ed.D., as principal of the new Cheney Hills Elementary. The new campus was approved by voters as part of the 2018 Bond and is scheduled to open August 2021. Students from Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville and Richland Elementary will come together in August to become READ MORE.

Birdville High and Richland High cheerleaders to compete at UIL state competition

Cheerleaders from Birdville and Richland high schools will be competing in the UIL Spirit State Championship at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 14. The 5A Division 1 qualifying round begins at 9 a.m. with Richland competing at 9:09 a.m. and Birdville competing at 9:18 a.m. Qualifying teams making it to the UIL Spirit State Championship Finals round will be announced later that day.  To purchase tickets, go READ MORE.

Birdville ISD Announces Updated 2021 Graduation Details

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Birdville ISD has announced changes in the dates, times and locations for graduation ceremonies of the class of 2021.  Friday, May 21 - Thomas Coliseum 7:00 p.m.:  Shannon High School  Thursday, May 27 - Globe Life Field 8:00 a.m.:  Haltom High School 12:00 p.m.:  Richland High School 4:00 p.m.:  Birdville High School  These changes are being made to:   Address continued uncertainty of large gathering requirements and restrictions;  Provide opportunity to possibly increase attendance if READ MORE.

Congratulations to Jared Burleson, 2017 graduate of Birdville High School, for being named a Schwarzman Scholar.

SMU STUDENT EARNS PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP TO STUDY IN CHINA  Physics and mathematics major Jared Burleson named Schwarzman Scholar  December 16, 2020  DALLAS (SMU) – Jared Burleson was studying in Jiangsu, China, the summer after his first year at SMU, taking advantage of the study abroad benefits that come with being a President’s Scholar, SMU’S READ MORE.

Student Early Release Friday, December 18

BISD students will attend school for a half day on Friday, December 18. Pre-K/ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education)  (Full Day) 8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.  (AM) 8:00-10:15 a.m.  (PM) 10:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Elementary (K-5) 8:10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Middle School (6-8) 8:40 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. High School (9-12)7:30-11:30 a.m. Shannon High School7:45-11:45 a.m. Read the READ MORE.

Join BISD in Celebrating World Read Aloud Day

Help promote literacy! We’d love to have you join us virtually to share your favorite books for children and teens with our students as we get set to celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD). Elementary and middle schools across Birdville ISD will celebrate WRAD on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Sign-up at www.birdvilleschools.net/wrad.   Read the article on birdvilleschools.net READ MORE.