Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
April 8, 2021
Construction Update: NISD Opens Eaton High School Addition, Special Programs Center
Construction continues across Northwest ISD on projects approved by voters in the 2017 bond proposal.

Eaton High School Addition
The addition to Eaton High School was completed this spring, adding 67,000 square feet to the campus.

The new wing -- which was built to accommodate the new growth in the area -- contains 24 additional core classrooms, three elective classrooms, and three science classrooms, along with collaborative spaces for additional learning opportunities.

Special Programs Center Relocates to Former Haslet Elementary
Last month, the Special Programs Center moved to its new home at the former site of Haslet Elementary on Schoolhouse Road. Portions of the building were renovated to provide classroom space, an updated gym, library and more for SPC students.

Renovations continue in other parts of the building, which will become a professional development center and home to the Horizons/RISE programs.

Other Construction Projects

Additional projects under construction include:

A Closer Look at Bond Propositions B and D
Go behind the scenes of Texan Stadium, the 70-year-old athletic facility which serves as NISD’s track and field complex, hosts sub-varsity and middle school football and soccer games, and is used by youth sports organizations.

Proposition B includes end-of-life renovations for Texan Stadium, including:

  • Replace home and visitor bleachers, press box and fencing
  • New and renovated ticket booths
  • Replace turf and resurface the track
  • Provide two new shot put and discus locations 
  • Replace lighting at end of lifecycle to retrofit to LED lighting
 Let's take a closer look at Proposition D — Technology Devices in the May 1, 2021 bond election.

If approved, this proposition would fund new devices for new students and teachers as the district's enrollment grows, as well as replacement devices when laptops and Chromebooks reach the end of their useful life.

To learn more, click here.
Maintaining Facilities Through Lifecycle Replacements
Proposition A includes $27.8 million for infrastructure replacements throughout the district. Items to be replaced have reached the end of their usable life and include carpet, flooring, HVAC systems, roofing, fire alarms, etc.

Replacements are intended to improve efficiency, save Northwest ISD maintenance and operations costs, and create a better building environment for students and staff.

For a detailed list of included projects, click here.
Join NISD Principals, Leaders to Learn What's Proposed for Your Campus
Learn more about the bond proposal and what it means for your school during principal-led community meetings via Zoom.

Principals will share project details for schools within their high school feeder pattern, and district leadership will be on hand to answer questions regarding the bond proposal.

For meeting times and details, click here and look for your campus' Feeder Pattern Principal Presentation.
NISD Earns Common Sense Certification for Digital Lessons
Common Sense Education a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving families by providing trustworthy information, education and an independent voice for students in a world of media and technology has recognized Northwest ISD as a 2020-22 Common Sense District for its lessons on digital citizenship and use of technology.

Northwest ISD's commitment to digital citizenship has deep roots in the district. NISD has been recognized as a Common Sense Certified school district for the last six years for its efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and supporting educators using technology for learning. The designation recognizes that NISD provides safe and innovative spaces for students to thrive as they harness the full potential of technology for learning and life.
Spring Plant Sale Opens to High Demand
Thank you! Our students and staff appreciate all of the support shown today during the annual plant sale! Our greenhouses are nearly sold out at each high school.

Several of our sites still have good quality product, just very limited selection.
Northwest Reads Seeks Guest Readers
We are still looking for guest readers to join us via Zoom for Northwest Reads later this month!

This annual event provides community members with an opportunity to inspire young NISD students to become lifelong readers across our 19 elementary schools.

Readers are asked to join our classrooms virtually April 23 to read to our students. Community members will be able to engage with the class and share why reading is important to them.
 
• Interested in becoming a reader? Sign up here

• Want to get involved in our mission but can’t read on April 23? Donate a book to our libraries instead
Parenting Education Workshop
#SocialKids: The Good, The Bad, The Selfie 7 p.m. April 13

  • Learn why social media matters to kids
  • Help your child to safely navigate a digital world
  • Bridge the generational mindset differences
  • Gain insight and perspective into the bigger picture of social media
Join Dr. Warren on Facebook Live April 14
Join Superintendent Ryder Warren for a Facebook Live presentation at 6 p.m. April 14 to hear an update on the 2020-2021 school year. 
NISD Bond 2021 News Recap
This week, we shared: