Jan. 24, 2019
Byron Nelson cheer finishes third at state
Byron Nelson cheerleaders pose with their state awards
Congratulations to the Byron Nelson High School cheerleading squad for finishing third in the UIL State Spirit Championships this weekend! The Bobcats earned bronze medals in the 6A Division II classification, the state's largest. Eaton also competed in the meet, advancing to the finals and finishing eighth.
Adams earns $15,000 grant for augmented reality sandbox
Adams Middle School accepts its $15,000 Devon Energy grant
Adams Middle School will soon have an augmented reality sandbox thanks to a large grant from Devon Energy! The school, led by teachers Sheila Greene and Helen Wright, earned the $15,000 grant for its proposal of using it to better show concepts and teach lessons, such as showing a live simulation of erosion in topography with the augmented reality tool.
Watch our Facebook Live from yesterday regarding the legislative session
Dr. Ryder Warren, district superintendent, yesterday held a Facebook Live video session regarding the current state legislative session and its effect on our school district and public education in general. If you weren't able to make it or would like to rewatch the event, click the button below.
Federal employees affected by shutdown can apply for free or reduced-cost meals
An image of food
As the government shutdown continues, federal employees not receiving paychecks may apply for free or reduced-cost meals. Parents and caregivers whose financial situation may have changed can apply for free or reduced-priced school meals at any time during the school year. We want to ensure children have the healthy food they need and families are aware of resources available during tough times. For more information about free or reduced-cost meals, click here . If you have questions, please contact Christina Day, free and reduced-priced meal specialist, at cday@nisdtx.org or 817-215-0053.
Paige Flickinger named Gatorade's Texas Volleyball Player of the Year
Paige Flickinger serves during a volleyball tournament
Congratulations to Byron Nelson High School student-athlete Paige Flickinger for being named Gatorade's 2018-19 Texas Volleyball Player of the Year! Paige, an outside hitter, helped lead the Bobcats to a 42-2 record and rankings in multiple national polls. She has verbally committed to LSU to play both indoor and beach volleyball, though she will first return to Byron Nelson for her senior season.
Mark your calendar for Expo on Feb. 28
The Expo logo and slogan Impact Starts Here
Save the date of Thursday, Feb. 28, for our annual Expo event! On this day, students from schools across the district will present their transformational learning projects. The event is held at Northwest High School and scheduled to last from 6 to 8 p.m., with refreshments available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A schedule of presentations will be available on Thursday, Feb. 14.
High school musicals taking place soon
A photo of two theatre drama masks
Byron Nelson and Eaton high schools will soon perform their first musicals of 2019! The Bobcats will perform "The Drowsy Chaperone" from today to Jan. 27, while the Eagles will perform "Peter Pan" from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. For information about Byron Nelson's musical or to order tickets, click here; for information about Eaton's musical or to order tickets, click here. Remember that Gold Card members and district staff members get in free, though they should reserve a place in advance if attending Eaton's musical.
District offers free developmental screenings for young children
The logo for Parents as Teacher's Model Affiliate distinction
Northwest ISD's Parents as Teachers programs offers free developmental screenings for young children, with appointments available. These screenings assess motor skills, social and emotional development, problem-solving, and communications skills. Screenings are available for children ages 6 months to 5 years who are not yet in school. Additionally, a kindergarten readiness screening is available for children who are 3-5 years old and not yet in school.
State legislative session beginning
A photo of the Texas State Capitol building
The 86th Texas legislative session has begun, with state education law stated as a focus of the new legislature. For updates about the process and its relation to issues that affect Northwest ISD, visit the district's legislative website.
Upcoming events
  • Jan. 24 to 27: "The Drowsy Chaperone" Musical (Byron Nelson High School; tickets)
  • Jan. 31: 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting (Administration Building)
  • Jan. 31 to Feb. 3: "Peter Pan" Musical (Eaton High School; tickets)
  • Feb. 15: Early-Release Day (districtwide)
  • Feb. 15: End of Fourth Six-Week Grading Period (districtwide)
  • Feb. 18: Staff Development Day & Student Holiday (districtwide)
  • Feb. 19: 9:15 a.m. Superintendent's Roundtable (Administration Building)
  • Feb. 28: 6:30 p.m. Expo Student Showcases (Northwest High School; details)