April 16, 2020
Northwest ISD named top music education community for 12th straight year
A photo of a Byron Nelson flute player next to the 2020 Best Communities for Music Education logo
Northwest ISD has been named to the Best Communities for Music Education list for the 12th consecutive year! Just 87 Texas school districts were named to the list, and just 754 school districts nationwide were selected. Great work by our students, teachers and families!
Watch recording of Facebook Live from Wednesday
Dr. Ryder Warren, superintendent of schools, hosted a Facebook Live video chat yesterday, April 15, with the latest news of the district's facilities closure and answers to top questions. Topics included free Wi-Fi, progress reports, upcoming enrollment and more. To watch the recording, click the button below.
FFA plant sales take place Friday, Saturday
A photo of flowers for the plant sale
Our high school FFA programs will host their annual spring plant sale this week! Come to Byron Nelson, Eaton or Northwest on Friday, April 17, or Saturday, April 18, to purchase plants. Each school will use social distancing guidelines in light of the current pandemic. To see the guidelines for the plant sale, click here . To view an online shopping list of available products, click here .
Middle school musical digital auditions taking place now
The logo of Shrek The Musical Jr.
Next year's Northwest ISD sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders can now digitally audition for the 2020-21 districtwide middle school musical, "Shrek Jr.!" Students have until Saturday, April 25, to submit their video auditions. Additionally, the musical's website has details on rehearsals, including full schedules.
School facilities closed, including playgrounds and athletic complexes
A locked gate to an athletic complex.
Please remember that all Northwest ISD buildings and facilities are currently closed; this includes all playgrounds and sports complexes. Do not climb fences to access these facilities. Thank you for your understanding as we adhere to best health practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reminders on district response plans for coronavirus
An image of a coronavirus rendering with text Northwest ISD response plan www.nisdtx.org coronavirus
Northwest ISD facilities will remain closed until at least Monday, May 4. As we continue to work through this unforeseen situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic, please remember that all information regarding Northwest ISD's response can be found at www.nisdtx.org/coronavirus. This webpage will include links to previous district communication, resources, answers to frequently asked questions and more.
High school fine arts programs earn prestigious awards nominations
Congratulations to our high school fine arts programs at Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest for earning a combined 24 nominations across the prestigious Buckley Awards and Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards! Each school earned at least one nomination in both programs, with winners set to be announced in May.
Middle school dance team tryouts begin soon
A member of the Middle School Dance Team performs earlier this year.
The Northwest ISD Middle School Dance Team is now accepting applicants for the 2020-21 school year! Those interested in trying out for the middle school dance team can register at this link to receive Google Classroom credentials. Tryouts will take place April 27 to May 1. Candidates will learn a dance from a video on April 27 from Coach Leila Bailey and Coach Amanda Bull and have all week to prepare and practice for the tryout. On May 1, candidates will upload a video of themselves in all black, hair up in a slicked back bun performing the dance, showing their right and left splits, and introducing themselves.
Online enrollment for 2020-21 school year opening next week
Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is planned to open next week. When enrollment opens, families of returning students will receive emails with links to re-enroll their children for the coming school year. Expect more communication about the 2020-21 school year's enrollment next week.
May 1 is "School Lunch Hero Day"
A Northwest ISD food service provider from Aramark next to the text Heroes Wear Hairnets
May 1 is School Lunch Hero Day. On this day, please be sure to thank the food services staff at our six meal locations for their work during this pandemic as well as throughout the school year. If you want to share your support online, the School Lunch Hero Day website encourages families to use the hashtag #SchoolLunchHeroDay with social media posts.
Provide support to students in need through iNvest2Serve
A logo saying Northwest ISD's iNvest2Serve
The Northwest ISD Education Foundation is committed to serving NISD students and families during this challenging time. With the overwhelming desire to serve by many in our community, NEF has partnered with the district to develop opportunities for support during the extended closure. Many students do not have access to basic school supplies, books or the food being served at other locations. Donations will go directly to students in need of food and school supplies. Thanks to volunteers with MV Reliant and district staff volunteers, these items will be delivered on a weekly basis to student homes. For more information, visit www.nisdtx.org/serve. If you are an NISD family in need of assistance, please email nef@nisdtx.org.
2020 U.S. census now available
The logo of the United States Census 2020
Once every decade, the United States government conducts a census to create an accurate count of people living in the United States. This count is vital in determining how federal resources are allocated to areas across the country, from representation in Congress to how much federal funding is directed to communities. This year's census is the first time it will be available online or via phone responses as well as the existing paper option.