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Volunteers help sort Virtual Angel Tree gifts
Community support helps hundreds of students in need

Thanks to Northwest ISD's community, roughly 1,000 students in need will receive gifts this holiday season. Through the Virtual Angel Tree, local residents donated thousands of gifts to help make the holidays brighter for these students.

The gifts are now being delivered, following the help of dozens of volunteers who organized and delivered them. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
Northwest ISD named to national AP District Honor Roll list
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The College Board has named Northwest Independent School District to the organization's 9th annual AP District Honor Roll, making it one of just 373 school districts across the United States and Canada to receive the prestigious honor.

Each year, the College Board compiles its AP District Honor Roll based on high-achieving factors such as AP test scores and participation rates in rigorous AP courses. Many colleges grant a student who earns a 3 or better on an AP test - one of the factors in the District Honor Roll - with class credit. To learn more about the honor, click here.
Reindeer Romp taking place this Saturday at Alliance Airport
Runners begin the Reindeer Romp

Our 11th annual Reindeer Romp takes place this Saturday! The annual 5K race and 1-mile fun run takes place at Alliance Airport on Dec. 8, with the latter beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the former beginning at 9 a.m. All proceeds from the event benefits district P.E. programs. Registration is $20 per student and $25 per adult, with race-day registration available.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the district's social media or @NISDAthletics on Twitter for any event changes. If changes do occur, we will attempt to communicate them through as many outlets as possible. If no statements have been made about potential changes, then the races are proceeding as normal.
Work on Byron Nelson expansion begins
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Work has already begun on a new facility for outdoor sports at Byron Nelson High School, and in the coming months the main building will also see construction. It's all part of an expansion to make room for more students and more academic areas. Read about the expansion by clicking here.
Reminder of inclement weather policy
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With colder weather now here, please remember that Northwest ISD will always alert you of any potential inclement weather closings. Weather closings will be posted on the district's website and social media accounts as well as direct communication (phone and/or email). News station usually alert watchers to school closings as well.

For more information about the district's inclement weather communication procedures, click here. Remember: Unless the district announces otherwise, schools operate on their planned schedules.
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Media learning grows with academy, pathway upgrades
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Thanks to recent renovations, students in our Media Production Academy and media pathway classes are learning with tools professionals use, such as a TV-caliber studio. With the technology, students get real-world training at school. Read about the upgrades by clicking here.
High school orchestra concerts, drill team showcase, plays or musicals taking place
Drama masks for theatre

Several big fine arts performances will take place before winter break, with a wide variety of groups planning several events. Some of those events include all three high schools performing in orchestra concerts, a drill team showcase, and plays or musicals.

To see a calendar of all upcoming fine arts performances across the district, click here.
Learn about school finance

Did you know that taxpayer funding sent to school districts and recaptured by the state doesn't have to go to other school districts? Taxpayer funds intended for education instead can and are used by the Legislature to fund other areas of the state's budget, too.

To learn more about how public education funding works in Texas, watch a video by clicking the image above or clicking here.
Upcoming events
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For additional information about upcoming events,
view the "upcoming events" and "latest news" sections of
  • Dec. 6-8: "Tuck Everlasting" Performances (details)
    (Northwest PAC)
  • Dec. 6-7: "Humbug" Performances (details)
    (Byron Nelson PAC)
  • Dec. 8: 8:30 a.m. Reindeer Romp
    (Alliance Airport)
  • Dec. 10: 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting
    (district administration building)
  • Dec. 10: 7 p.m. Drill Team Showcase (details)
    (Northwest main gym)
  • Dec. 11: 7 p.m. Byron Nelson Orchestra Concert (details)
    (Byron Nelson main gym)
  • Dec. 14: Parent Survey Deadline (details)
  • Dec. 18: Northwest Orchestra Concert (details)
    (Northwest main gym)
  • Dec. 21 to Jan. 7: Student Holiday
    (all district schools)
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P.O. Box 77070 Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone 817-215-0000 Fax 817-215-0170
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