Dec. 19, 2019
Early release at all schools tomorrow, winter break follows
An image saying winter break lasts from Dec. 23 to Jan. 7 over a picture of snow.
Tomorrow is an early-release day at all district campuses, and winter break begins after school ends! To see early-release times by campus type, click here. Students will return to schools on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Teachers and staff will be on campuses the previous two days, Jan. 6 and 7, for professional development.
Education foundation awards $110,000 in grants to classrooms
Two teachers from Cox Elementary School hug after receiving grants from NEF.
Congratulations to the recipients of 45 grants from the Northwest ISD Education Foundation! The foundation's grant brigade surprised the winners, who come from 21 campuses and earned a cumulative total of $110,000 in funding. To see photos of the winners, click here.
Justin students support animal adoption by painting portraits of local dogs
A Justin Elementary School student poses with her painting of a dog up for adoption
Justin Elementary School students recently learned important art techniques by painting a fun subject: dogs. The dogs they painted are all from a local animal support organization, and students hope their paintings will make the pets easier to adopt.
InTouch online payment service down for maintenance
Please be aware the InTouch online software used to take payments for school activities will be temporarily shut down for maintenance and system conversion through Jan. 2, when service will be restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Reindeer Romp raises funds for P.E. programs, photos now available
A young girl crosses the finish line of the 5K Reindeer Romp.
Thanks to everyone who competed in our recent Reindeer Romp road races on Dec. 7 and helped raise funds for our school P.E. programs! Since its inception 12 years ago, the event has raised more than $100,000 for P.E. programs.
Education foundation student scholarship application opens Jan. 8
A Steele student poses with a NEF representative after receiving a scholarship.
The Northwest ISD Education Foundation will open its annual student scholarship application on Wednesday, Jan. 8, when all students who plan to graduate this school year can apply. Several scholarship opportunities will be available, including multiple opportunities for students at each of the district's four high schools.
Steele student Alex Prince named Microsoft Office skills state champion
Steele student Alex Prince poses in front of computers at his school.
Congratulations to Steele Accelerated High School's Alex Prince for being named the state champion in Microsoft Office skills! He won the title thanks to his perfect score and fast time in an Office certification exam. Alex will next compete against other state champions in June for a shot at the national title.
Byron Nelson hosting winter play, 'Coney Island Christmas'
Byron Nelson High School is hosting its winter play, "Coney Island Christmas," today and tomorrow, with performances beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per student and $10 per adult; district staff, pass holders and Gold Card members receive free admission. Seating is being handled on a reservation basis and must be completed online, including those with free entry.
Winter issue of Northwest Navigator magazine now available
Two students paint dog portraits with the text Northwest Navigator above
The newest issue of our district magazine is here! Northwest Navigator's winter issue showcases some of the unique stories from across our district, such as Justin Elementary students painting portraits of dogs to help them get adopted and a history of the district's Virtual Angel Tree program. In addition to the digital issue, a limited amount of physical copies will be available soon; if your child was featured in the magazine and you'd like a copy, email Anthony Tosie, magazine editor,
Upcoming events
  • Dec. 19: "Coney Island Christmas" Play (Byron Nelson High School; details)
  • Dec. 20: "Coney Island Christmas" Play (Byron Nelson High School; details)
  • Dec. 20: Early-Release Day (districtwide)
  • Dec. 23 to Jan. 3: Winter Break; No Classes (districtwide)
  • Jan. 6 and 7: Professional Development Day; No Classes for Students (districtwide)
  • Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day; No Classes (districtwide)