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Districtwide band showcase taking place Monday

Northwest ISD will host its second annual districtwide band showcase this coming Monday, Oct. 15, with all proceeds benefiting school band programs.

The event, sponsored by Bell's Music Shop, will begin at 7 p.m. at Northwest ISD Stadium. Tickets are just $5, with children ages 3 and younger receiving free admission. For more information, click here.
Congratulations to homecoming kings, queens
Each of Northwest ISD's three comprehensive high schools recently hosted a homecoming game, where they also crowned their kings and queens.

Photos from each homecoming game can be seen on Northwest ISD's Flickr account, with specific albums available as follows: Byron Nelson homecoming, Eaton homecoming and Northwest homecoming. The king and queen from each event can be seen below.

Byron Nelson homecoming king and queen_ Dallas Briscoe and Jasmyn Coffin
Byron Nelson homecoming king and queen, Dallas Briscoe and Jasmyn Coffin

Eaton homecoming king and queen_ Caleb Hull and Brinlee Lenochan
Eaton homecoming king and queen, Caleb Hull and Brinlee Lenochan

Northwest homecoming king and queen_ Jaeden Abbe and Summer Reed
Northwest homecoming king and queen, Jaeden Abbe and Summer Reed
Northwest recognizes first-ever homecoming queen
JoNell Mitchell is recognized at Northwest_s homecoming game

Northwest High School honored JoNell Mitchell (née Pittman), its first-ever homecoming queen, at its game on Friday, Oct. 5, during the halftime ceremony recognizing this year's homecoming court.

Mrs. Mitchell was crowned homecoming queen in 1950, just a few years after Northwest ISD consolidated from several smaller school districts. She was the first homecoming queen in school history, and at this year's homecoming game she was "re-crowned" to thank her for her support of the school district.

Nephews of Mrs. Mitchell, Northwest graduates Kevin Howard (Class of 1981) and Kris Howard (Class of 1984), led her onto the field after her son, Mark Mitchell, and daughter, Dana Wilson, provided her new crown and a bouquet of flowers. Finally, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" was played, the song that played when Mrs. Mitchell was first crowned.

To see a video of Mrs. Mitchell reminiscing on being named Northwest High School's first homecoming queen, click here.
District hosting Facebook Live regarding school finance on Oct. 24
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Dr. Ryder Warren, superintendent of Northwest ISD, will host a Facebook Live video chat session on the district's Facebook account at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, addressing the state of school finance in Texas.

The session will take place at 6:30 p.m., and viewers can ask Dr. Warren questions following a brief overview. To watch the Facebook Live chat, Facebook users can use the social network's mobile app or website and visit the Northwest ISD profile.
Culinary arts students get taste of Italy with trip abroad
A Byron Nelson culinary arts student poses at a chocolate lesson in Italy

At Byron Nelson, culinary arts students get the unique experience of running their own restaurant. This summer, some students got another unique educational experience, taking a trip to Italy to learn to make some of its iconic food.

Read the story about their trip abroad by clicking here.
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Schools have Common Sense certification, set example for Digital Citizenship Week
Instructional technology staff pose with the district_s Common Sense banner

Northwest ISD and 16 of our campuses have received the Common Sense Education distinction for providing students with lessons on digital citizenship and use of technology.

Examples of digital citizenship topics covered include internet safety, cyberbullying, privacy, security, copyright, creative use, social media and personal digital footprints. The distinction is notable this month, as Oct. 15-19 serves as Digital Citizenship week. For information about digital citizenship in Northwest ISD, click here.

Congratulations to the following schools for earning the distinction: Byron Nelson, Chisholm Trail, Cox, Eaton, Granger, Haslet, Justin, Love, Prairie View, Schluter, Sendera Ranch, Seven Hills, Thompson, Tidwell and Wilson. Additionally, Nance is expected to receive its certification soon.
Eaton, Byron Nelson drill teams hosting dance clinics soon
The Northwest Sidekicks perform at a football game

Two of Northwest ISD's high school drill teams will soon host a dance clinic, providing young children with the opportunity to learn some of the groups' moves and meet new friends.

The Eaton Sapphires will host their clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The Byron Nelson Dazzlers will host their dance clinic from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The Northwest Sidekicks have already hosted their clinic. For more information and links to register, click here.
College and Career Fair scheduled for Oct. 29
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Save the date for Monday, Oct. 29, when the district will host its annual College and Career Fair. This year's event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Northwest High School.

The event offers vital information and training on a variety of college- and career-focused topics for students of all ages and their parents or guardians. For more information about the event, click here.
Destination Imagination teams across district open to new members
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Northwest ISD parent or guardian volunteers operate many strong Destination Imagination problem-solving teams at schools across the district, and the program is currently accepting new members!

Students and their parents and guardians are invited to contact campus representatives to become involved in a team at their schools. Destination Imagination is a respected nonprofit organization that teaches life skills and expands imaginations through team-based creative problem solving.

For more information about Destination Imagination within Northwest ISD, click here to download a flyer.
Upcoming events
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For additional information about upcoming events,
view the "upcoming events" and "latest news" sections of
  • Oct. 15: Northwest ISD Band Showcase
  • (Northwest ISD Stadium)
  • Oct. 22: Board of Trustees Meeting
    (Administration Building, Board Room)
  • Oct. 24: School Finance Facebook Live
    (district Facebook page)
  • Oct. 29: College and Career Fair
    (Northwest High School)
  • Nov 2: End of Second Six-Week Grading Period
    (all district schools)
  • Nov. 3: Beginning of Third Six-Week Grading Period
    (all district schools)
  • Nov. 13: Superintendent's Roundtable
    (Administration Building)
  • Nov. 19: Student Holiday
    (all district schools)
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