Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
Jan. 28, 2021
Trustees Approve Agreement to Transition Steele to an Early College High School
Northwest ISD’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to move forward with plans to transition Steele Accelerated High School to an Early College High School for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Through a partnership with Tarrant County College, students in the Early College High School would have the chance to pursue — at no cost to the student — both a high school diploma and an associate degree or two years of college credit toward a bachelor's degree.
Long Range Planning Committee Recommends May 2021 Election
Members of the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) presented a report to the Northwest ISD Board of Trustees this week recommending they call a $747.7 million bond election for May 1, 2021.

The recommendation includes funds to build three new schools and replace three schools, for additions and renovations at Northwest High School, to address aging facilities with lifecycle maintenance and replacements, to add accessibility to elementary playgrounds, and more.

It comes following a district survey, stakeholder feedback and a series of LRPC meetings to identify the most urgent projects needed to address district growth and aging facilities after voters rejected a $986 million bond referendum last fall.

Phyllis Grissom, a member of the LRPC, told the board that the committee included projects to grant equity across the district, provide accessibility for all students, maintain fiscal responsibility, improve efficiency, promote safety and protect the investment in current facilities and equipment.

“Environment matters,” she said. “We talked a lot about this. Where our students learn makes a difference in how they learn and how successful they are as students.”
NISD Seeks Nominations to Rename Texan Stadium, Former Haslet Elementary School
Northwest ISD is asking community members to submit names for consideration to rename two facilities — the building that formerly housed Haslet Elementary School and Texan Stadium, which is utilized by nine schools across the district. The deadline to submit a name is Thursday, Feb. 11.
As part of the 2017 bond program, the school located at 501 Schoolhouse Road in Haslet is currently under construction to house NISD’s RISE and Horizon programs, a professional development center and the district’s Disciplinary Alternative Educational Program.
This building is the former home of Haslet Elementary School, which moved to the LeTara development in August 2020 to a new, larger school designed to accommodate the increasing student enrollment in this fast-growing area of the district. NISD is seeking nominations to rename the facility on Schoolhouse Road to eliminate confusion with the current Haslet Elementary School and to properly identify the programs and services that will be housed at that location. All construction is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2021.
Texan Stadium, which was constructed in 1950 when Northwest ISD had only one high school (the Northwest Texans), is currently used for middle school and high school track and field meets, middle school football and soccer games, high school sub-varsity football and soccer games, and community youth sports. In addition, the stadium is utilized during marching band competitions. NISD is seeking nominations to rename Texan Stadium to better reflect the fact that nine schools utilize the facility and that it is known to many as the district’s track and field complex. 
Attendance Boundary Changes for 2021-2022 to Be Discussed Next Month
Northwest ISD is in the process of developing attendance boundaries for the new Berkshire Elementary School scheduled to open in August. Berkshire Elementary, which is located in the Berkshire development along Highway 287 in the north Fort Worth/Haslet area, is being constructed to relieve Schluter, Nance and Curtis elementary schools.

The district is also discussing options to adjust middle school boundaries to relieve the overcrowding at Adams Middle School until the district’s seventh middle school could open. Middle School #7 was part of the proposed bond package that was not approved by voters in November. 
Tickets On Sale for Byron Nelson High School's Production of "Godspell"
Byron Nelson High School will host performances of “Godspell,” a retelling or the original Broadway sensation, beginning tonight through Jan. 31. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. at the Byron Nelson High School Performing Arts Center, with the exception of a Sunday, Jan. 31 matinee beginning at 2 p.m.

Tickets are limited due to COVID-19 protocols and can be purchased online at this link. The Friday, Jan. 29 performance will be available via Live Stream for those who are unable to attend in person.
Medlin Math Teacher Named State Finalist for Presidential Award
Kristy Butler, advanced math teacher at Medlin Middle School, has been named a finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, placing her among the top three recipients in the state.
 
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science teaching.
Helping Children Cope with Change and Loss
Virtual Parent Workshop
Join Northwest ISD Intervention Counselor Irene Myers for an online workshop for parents discussing how to help students be successful. Learn proven strategies that help raise grades and boost confidence.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.
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