Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
Jan. 21, 2021
School Board to Hear Update From Long Range Planning Committee via Webinar
Trustees will convene at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 21 in a special videoconference workshop to hear about the recent work of the Northwest ISD Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC). This workshop will be an opportunity for the board to hear about potential bond project recommendations from the LRPC before the committee brings its recommendation to the Board of Trustees at the Jan. 25 school board meeting. To view the meeting, click here.

The LRPC has been studying growth projections, analyzing project costs, reviewing feedback from the post-election survey and stakeholder groups, and working toward a recommendation to take to the NISD Board of Trustees. 

During their Jan. 14 meeting, the committee voted on whether to include each proposed project in the draft recommendation, which currently includes six new schools and additions and renovations at Northwest High School.

In Texas, school districts may hold bond elections during the May election or the November election. If the NISD school board chooses to call an election for May 1, 2021, they must call the election by Feb. 12.
Justin Vercher Named Principal of New Berkshire Elementary School
Justin Vercher, a school leader with more than 15 years of experience as an administrator, has been named principal of Northwest ISD’s newest campus, Berkshire Elementary School.

Vercher, who is the current principal at Tidwell Middle School, will transition to his role at Berkshire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Berkshire Elementary School is scheduled to open in August.

“This is a position I’ve dreamed about for more than 20 years,” Vercher explains, describing his excitement to open a new school as the campus leader. “I have been blessed and honored to have many great opportunities to serve in Northwest ISD and throughout my career – both at the elementary school and middle school level.”

Vercher says he’s eager to take on this new opportunity but is committed to serving the Tidwell community until he begins this new chapter in his life as a Berkshire Bear. He shared the news in a letter to the parents and staff of Tidwell Middle School on Thursday.

“I am proud to say with your help and support, we have been able to provide our students with an excellent education, an opportunity to get involved in making a difference, as well as helping our students live up to our Titan Way motto… the right thing, the right way, all the time,” he wrote.
Students Earn All-State Orchestra, Band and Choir Honors
V.R. Eaton's TMEA All-State ensemble members Athens Allen and Brian Clark
Northwest ISD congratulates 13 students who were selected to Texas Music Educators Association’s All-State ensembles, the highest honor a high school musician can achieve in Texas. The top-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in one of 18 Texas All-State ensembles sponsored by the Band, Orchestra, and Vocal Divisions.
High School Seniors: Apply Now for NEF Scholarships!
The Northwest ISD Education Foundation has opened its student scholarship application, providing graduating seniors from the district with the opportunity to apply for dozens of scholarships. Students in the Class of 2021 can apply online now through Feb. 23.
Tickets On Sale for Northwest High School's Production of "Into the Woods"
Northwest High School will host performances of “Into the Woods,” an epic adventure musical, Jan. 22 through Jan. 25. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Solomon Performing Arts Center, with the exception of a Sunday, Jan. 24 matinee beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are limited due to COVID-19 protocols and can be purchased online at this link.
Superintendent Report Sheds Light on Graduation, Possible Bond and More
Dr. Warren gives an update on construction, discusses virtual learning, shares current plans for graduation and more in January's Superintendent Report.
Meal Resource Information for NISD Families
Beginning Jan. 25, curbside meals will be available for pick up only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Monday pick up will include breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday pick up will include breakfast and lunch for Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday pick up will include meals for Friday.

In addition, pick up locations have changed to the following campuses:

  • Clara Love Elementary
  • Curtis Elementary
  • Tidwell Middle School
Tarrant County College and the Tarrant Area Food Bank will host a food market to provide families with fresh produce and vegetables from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19.
Getting Ahead in School: Help Your Child Make Choices That Produce Big Results!
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.

  • Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
NISD to Follow CDC Travel Recommendations
As Northwest ISD continues to monitor the rise of COVID-19 cases in our area, we want our families to be aware of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations, including the CDC travel notices.

The CDC issued an order, effective January 26, that will require all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 no more than three days prior to their flight. There are currently no domestic travel restrictions specific to the state of Texas, but if the CDC or other government agency implements travel restrictions, or requires quarantine following out-of-state travel, Northwest ISD will require our students and staff to follow those guidelines.

With spring break now less than two months away, we ask our families and employees who are planning travel to stay informed about the requirements and expectations. If additional screening is required as the situation changes, Northwest ISD will update the district website and notify parents and staff.