Byron Nelson cheerleaders who will perform in the Macy_s Parade
Enjoy Thanksgiving Break by watching students in Macy's parade

Thanksgiving Break is almost here! Northwest ISD schools will be closed all next week, from Nov. 20-24, in observance of the holiday. To celebrate, be sure to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will include Byron Nelson High School's cheerleading squad!

The Bobcats will head to New York City as part of the Spirit of America Productions squad performing in the parade. They were selected for the Spirit of America ensemble based on an invitation and qualification. This year's parade takes place on Thursday, Nov. 23, and will be broadcast on all network NBC stations that Thanksgiving morning. The team will also appear on the Today show the Tuesday morning before the parade.

For updates on the squad, follow their Twitter account, @bncheer.
Byron Nelson, Eaton football teams begin playoffs tomorrow
Congratulations to Byron Nelson and Eaton high schools' football teams for advancing to the UIL playoffs! Both teams will play this Friday, Nov. 17, in the opening round.

Byron Nelson will face Denton Guyer at 7:30 p.m. Friday at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex in Denton, and Eaton will face Sherman at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Flower Mound High School's stadium. This marks the third consecutive year Byron Nelson has made the playoffs, and this is Eaton's first trip to the playoffs in the school's two-year varsity history.

Tickets are on sale at each high school until noon, and they will also be available at the gate immediately before and during each game.
Adams students select lion as mascot, navy blue and white as school colors
A photo of a lion

Adams Middle School students have chosen the lion as their mascot as well as navy blue and white as the school colors, setting the first part of the new campus's identity before its August 2018 opening.

Principal Cynthia Webber presented the students' selection to the Northwest ISD school board at its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, stating that they chose the mascot and colors from other student-suggested options. The choice of a lion as the school mascot pays homage to the campus namesake, Leo Adams, as the "Leo" astrological sign is represented by a lion. The navy blue chosen as a school color will be the same navy blue used in the high school Adams will feed into, Eaton.

Mrs. Webber and district officials will now work with the school's architects to create a logo based on the lion mascot and blue and white school colors. Rezoning efforts for the school will begin in the spring, with district officials aiming to present proposed boundary maps before spring break begins on March 12.
Lizzie Curtis proposed as namesake of Elementary School No. 18

Northwest ISD administrators presented Lizzie Curtis as the proposed namesake for the district's next elementary school during the district's regular school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, with a vote regarding the name from trustees scheduled for December.

Alice "Lizzie" Curtis was the first teacher of Blue Mound School, the first educational facility in Haslet. Emily Conklin, the district's executive director of communications and community relations, said naming committee members wanted to honor the educational history of Northwest ISD.

The campus is currently under construction in the southern portion of the district and is located north of U.S. Highway 287, east of F.M. 156 and south of Bonds Ranch Road. It is scheduled to open in August 2018.

Trustees will vote at their next regular meeting on Dec. 11 whether to approve the name. Friends and relatives of the Curtis family can email Mrs. Conklin with further information about the proposed namesake at
Help a student in need by providing holiday gifts through the Virtual Angel Tree

Help a child in need this year by adopting one (or more!) from Northwest ISD's Virtual Angel Tree.

The Virtual Angel Tree program allows community members to adopt district children in need to provide gifts for the holiday season. This year's virtual Angel Tree recently opened, and more than 200 angels remain available for adoption.

The suggested gift limit is $100. For those who would like to volunteer their time sorting gifts once the adoption process is complete, please email Phil Beckman, community relations specialist, at .

To adopt a child, visit .  
Board to discuss vacant position options at Dec. 4 meeting
Northwest ISD Board of Trustees President Mark Schluter has announced the board would meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, for Team of Eight Training. At this meeting, the board plans to discuss and possibly take action to fill the vacant board seat Place 7.

Texas law says the board has two options at this point: appoint an individual to fill the term until the May 2018 election or operate with six board members until the May 2018 election. State law does not permit the board to call a special election to fill the vacancy between now and the standard May election date. An update will be provided after the Dec. 4 meeting.
Community folder provides news and updates about third-party events

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
  • Nov. 20-21: Student Holidays
    (all district schools; flex days for district staff members)
  • Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving Break
    (all district schools)
  • Nov. 30-Dec 3: "Junie B. Jones" Musical Performances(details; Northwest High School)
  • Dec. 9: Byron Nelson Dazzler Holiday Craft Show
    (details; Byron Nelson High School)
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