Eaton High School_s state-qualifying current issues team
Eaton current issues team, student advance to state UIL meet

Eaton High School's current issues team has advanced to the University Interscholastic League's Academic State Meet, as has one of its members as an individual contestant.

The Eaton team finished first in the current issues event at the UIL 5A Region I academic meet, punching its ticket to state. Additionally, team member Nathan Newton advanced as a contestant in the individual current issues competition by finishing second at the regional meet.

This is the second consecutive year Eaton's current issues team has advanced to state.

The UIL Academic State Meet will take place May 4-5 at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information about the state meet, click here.
Online registration, transfer application now open
PowerSchool logo

Online enrollment for all students for the 2018-19 school year began this week, and applications for transfers are also now available.

As with last year, the online enrollment process is handled through PowerSchool, which means the majority of information will already be filled out for returning students. Families of returning students should receive a snap code this week. If you do not receive an email for your child, please first check your junk or spam folder before contacting your child's campus on Monday.

For those interested in applying for a transfer to another Northwest ISD school, the transfer application process is now open and will last through May 15. Please note that students who are entering fifth and eighth grade and slated to be rezoned in 2018-19 have the option to stay at their current schools if desired. Those students will still need to submit a transfer application.

These are the only transfer applications that, barring attendance or disciplinary issues, are automatically approved; all other applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.
High school students-athletes sign letters of intent for collegiate sports
Northwest ISD recognized 28 student-athletes signing letters of intent at ceremonies hosted by the district's three comprehensive high schools on Wednesday, April 11, signifying their transition to collegiate academics and athletics.

To see the full list of signings, click here. To see photos from each high school's signing day ceremony, click here for district photos and click here for athletic department photos. Please note that, because of its size, Byron Nelson's signings were split between the two photographers.

With the April 11 signings, Northwest ISD now has 57 student-athletes who have signed letters of intent to take part in collegiate athletics after graduating.

Byron Nelson_s April 2018 Signing Day Class
Byron Nelson's April 2018 Signing Day Class

Eaton_s April 2018 Signing Day Class
Eaton's April 2018 Signing Day Class

Northwest_s April 2018 Signing Day Class
Northwest's April 2018 Signing Day Class
Cox hosts Cougar Trade Days
A Cox student sells duck-shaped sosap

Great work by our Cox Elementary students yesterday at the school's first Cougar Trade Days! Dozens of students sold their self-made company goods and services to raise funds to increase the school's library collection.

To see more photos from the event, click here.
Northwest Reads seeking volunteers to read to children on April 27
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Northwest ISD elementary schools are welcoming guest readers across the district from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, as part of Northwest Reads.

Participants will choose from a variety of books to read to pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students at one of the district's 17 elementary schools. The program provides community members with an opportunity to inspire district students to become lifelong readers.

All volunteers must pass a criminal background check, which can be accessed and clicking on the "Volunteer Background Check" link. To become a volunteer reader, visit
Northwest Heritage Gala taking place April 28
2018 Heritage Gala information

Join the Northwest ISD Education Foundation from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 28, for an evening of friends and fun supporting students and teachers!

This annual event raises funds to support student scholarships and innovative teaching grants. The event includes a dinner, silent and live auction, and live entertainment. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now.

For more information, visit or contact Alyssa Edstrom, community relations specialist, at
Kindergarten roundups take place week of April 30
Students in early childhood

Northwest ISD elementary schools will each host a kindergarten round-up event from April 30 to May 4, allowing incoming kindergartners and their families to learn about their new schools.

Kindergarten classes are offered at every Northwest ISD elementary school. The Texas Education Agency allows children who are 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year to attend kindergarten.

Information is being updated on each elementary campus website in advance of the events. For links to each elementary school's kindergarten round-up event information as it is made available, visit
Northwest ISD Night with Texas Rangers taking place May 8
Northwest ISD and Rangers logos

Northwest ISD and the Texas Rangers will host a special community night for the school district's students, staff and families, and tickets to the night's game are now on sale.

The Texas Rangers will host Northwest ISD Night on Tuesday, May 8, when the team faces the Detroit Tigers beginning at 7:05 p.m. Tickets to the game are on sale now, with $1 from each ticket purchased for Northwest ISD Night going to the district's Partners in Education program that provides support for district students. All tickets for Northwest ISD Night are available at a discounted rate from their standard price.

Middle school students will sing the National Anthem, and a Northwest ISD Exemplar Educator will throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch following a drawing at the district's Inspire celebration.

To purchase tickets in one of the nine seating areas included for the event, visit
College Con being hosted May 12 to help students prepare for high school, post-secondary success
T2M4 Logo

Northwest ISD will host College Con on May 12, providing middle school students and their families with information to prepare for high school, college and beyond.

The free event will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northwest High School and feature 12 workshop sessions. Examples of sessions include how to prepare for high school success, college life, college preparation and goal setting, choosing a college, the power of ePortfolios and more.

The event is part of Northwest ISD's T2M4 program, providing students with the guidance and support they need for technical, 2-year college, military or 4-year college plans.

For more information about the event, click here to view an informational flyer.
Registration for Northwest ISD Summer Science Blast Off camp now open
A NASA rocket blasts off

Registration for Northwest ISD's Summer Science Blast Off camp is now open, allowing second- to fifth-grade students with the opportunity to explore, discover and investigate deeper into science explorations than they ever have before.

Two sets of one-week classes are $105 each, with each lasting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday at Pike Middle School. The first session will take place June 11-14, while the second session will take place June 18-21. Families can enroll their children in both sessions, if desired.

Each week of the camp will provide different science, math or technology activities for attendees. Examples of topics include robotics and coding, slimy technology adventures, herpetologist studies (studying snakes, including dissections), natural disaster experiments and more.

For more information about the Summer Science Blast Off camp or to register, click here.
Community folder provides news and updates about third-party events
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Northwest ISD's community folder, located at, provides district families with information about events and services in the area that are hosted by third parties (and not Northwest ISD). To view approved flyers of community events and services, click here.

These events include camps, sporting offerings, local business services and more. Simply click the "Approved Flyers" link (click the "+" icon on smartphones and mobile devices) to view all the current or upcoming events and services. Local organizations and businesses can also provide information on this website to offer their flyers for distribution in the community folder.
Upcoming events
  • April 23: 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting
    (district administration building)
  • April 27: Northwest Reads
    (all elementary schools)
  • May 8: Northwest ISD Night at Texas Rangers Game
    (Globe Life Park in Arlington)
  • May 28: Student and Staff Holiday
    (all district schools)
  • May 31: Student Early Release
    (all district schools)
  • June 1: Student Early Release, Last Day of 2017-18 School Year
    (all district schools)
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