Belton ISD eNews
December 15, 2022
MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT
Big Red Community,
Last week, one of our district communication team members had the opportunity to attend Career Day at High Point Elementary. To demonstrate some of her day-to-day work, she invited students to help her create a video about what they’ve learned so far in fourth grade.
It was an engaging experience with a fun outcome. I hope you enjoy watching it!
With the first half of the school year about to wrap, it’s a good time to stop and reflect on what we’ve all learned so far this year. So take a moment to ask your students what they have learned this year and what excites them about the coming semester. Share your thoughts with your students.
I’m happy with the progress we’ve made toward district goals — like ensuring exceptional learning experiences for each and every student, engaging all stakeholders, supporting a World-Class team of employees, developing a district-wide culture of value, and maximizing our resources. Important work has been made toward the projects funded through the 2022 Bond.
Yet we recognize there’s much work to be done when we return in January. I invite you to partner with us on the journey to empower each and every learner to pursue their dreams and enrich their communities.
I hope you and your family have a restful and memorable holiday season. Enjoy the break!
Matt Smith, Ed.D.
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Trustees Adopt Parameters to Guide Upcoming Attendance Boundary Changes
Academic Calendars Now Available
On the Horizon: Attendance Boundary Changes
District leaders are currently working on possible changes to attendance boundaries based on parameters the Board of Trustee approved this week. They’ll be seeking community input in late January on specific boundary options and a transition plan. Watch for more details soon! Administrators plan to bring a final recommendation to the board in February, with new boundaries not taking effect until August 2023 at the earliest.
Opening Soon — 2023-2024 Enrollment for New Tech
Enrollment for New Tech opens soon! The school of choice offers students a "community college feel" with a focus on project-based learning to gain real-world experience. Students can choose a Career & Technical Education program of study in government and public administration, drone (unmanned flight), digital communications or design and multimedia arts. Find out more at parent information meetings starting in January. Learn more.
Parents as Partners
Belton ISD believes that learning experiences of our students are enhanced through the engagement of our community. Learn how you can get involved in the Big Red Community as a parent or community partner at www.bisd.net/partners.
Seeking: World-Class Employees
We’re always on the lookout for future World-Class Employees who are eager to fulfill the district’s vision — to empower each and every learner to pursue their dreams and enrich their communities. Know anyone who might be a good fit? Maybe you? Check out our current openings and apply today!
December 16: Early Release
December 19-January 2: Student/Teacher Holiday
January 3: Teacher Inservice/Student Holiday
January 9: Policy Committee Meeting
January 16: Student/Teacher Holiday
January 17: Facilities Committee Meeting
January 23: Board Meeting
Location: PO Box 269, Belton, TX 76513