Belton ISD eNews
February 23, 2023
MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT
Big Red Community —
On Monday, our teachers and staff came together at Belton High School for a full day of professional development. It’s the second year we’ve hosted the Recharge Conference, and each year it reminds me that I have the privilege to lead a district where our values and beliefs are not merely words. They are lived out daily by our almost 2,000-member team.
One of our values and beliefs says that the mindset of continuous improvement should be modeled by our staff and cultivated in classrooms.
At the Recharge Conference, our staff led sessions for their colleagues across a range of topics — everything from customer service training to technology tips and tricks to thoughtful assessment strategies and best practices for creating inspiring instruction.
It was amazing to see all our staff — teachers, counselors, administrators, paraprofessionals, nurses, custodians, bus drivers, school nutrition specialists and many others — learning alongside each other with the shared desire to improve in our crafts so we can better serve students.
It always goes back to our students and our vision to empower each and every learner to pursue their dreams and enrich their communities.
Thank you for partnering with us on this journey!
Matt Smith, Ed.D.
Parent Input Wanted on Attendance Boundaries
Watch for an email next week with a video outlining the proposed changes to the district’s attendance boundaries. There will also be a link to a form where you can provide feedback on specific questions. If you would like to talk to someone in person about the proposed changes, please attend one of two listening sessions planned in early March. Learn more.
It's Time for Our Annual Survey
Next month we’re partnering with Gibson Consulting Group to conduct surveys of parents and students. We hope to better understand your perceptions of various aspects of your student’s experience. Parents will receive an email to their survey by March 21. Students will have the opportunity to complete the survey at school between March 20-31. Please watch for an email with more details!
Sign Up to Be a Principal-4-A-Day
Ever wondered what it takes to be a Belton ISD school principal? Now is our chance to find out. On March 8, parents and community leaders have the opportunity to shadow a BISD school principal. All guest principals are invited to close out the day with a lunch at Central Office. Sign up today!
Come Work in Belton ISD
Join us for our biggest job fair of the year from 9 a.m.-noon on Feb. 25 at South Belton Middle School. We’re looking to fill all positions — immediate openings and those for next year — across all schools and departments. Benefits include dental and medical insurance, time off on holidays and weekends, free life insurance and a retirement plan. Learn more.
March 6: Policy Committee Meeting
March 7: Attendance Boundary Parent Feedback Meeting (PM)
March 8: Principal-4-A-Day
March 10: Attendance Boundary Parent Feedback Meeting (AM)
March 13-17: Spring Break
March 20: Facilities Committee Meeting
March 23: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Hubbard Branch Elementary
March 27: Board Meeting
Location: PO Box 269, Belton, TX 76513