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Northwest ISD's Facebook Live video chat regarding school safety and security is set to begin shortly after this newsletter is sent. To watch and take part in the chat, visit Northwest ISD's Facebook page in a web browser or Facebook's mobile app at 6:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Ryder Warren, district superintendent, as he provides an overview of some of Northwest ISD's safety protocols and then takes audience questions. Parents, students, teachers and community members are all welcome to participate.

For those who can't make it at 6:30 p.m., a recording of the event will be available on the district Facebook page immediately after it concludes.
Congratulations to Texan basketball team on a great, historic season
Avery Anderson takes a shot in the UIL State Championship game
Photo by Northwest media student Cynthia Cabrera.

Congratulations to the Northwest High School boys basketball team on a tremendous season! While the team didn't get the finish it hoped for, it still walked away with silver medals for a state runner-up finish, capping off a historic season.

The Texans fell to Port Arthur Memorial 69-75 in the UIL 5A Boys Basketball State Championship on March 10. The game was close for its duration, with the Texans leading most of the way before coming up just short in the fourth quarter. Despite the loss, the Texans finished the best basketball season in Northwest ISD history, as no other district team has ever reached the state title game.

Great season, Texans! The future remains bright, with the Texans returning the majority of their team, including three starters.
Middle school attendance boundaries for 2018-19 approved

Northwest ISD trustees voted to approve next year's attendance boundaries for middle schools following additional feedback regarding the proposed zones.

The approved boundaries include a zone for Adams Middle School, which is scheduled to open in August, as well as adjustments for the Chisholm Trail, Tidwell and Wilson middle school zones. The recommendation from the attendance boundary committee was first presented to the school board on Feb. 12. Following community feedback and additional boundary studies, the district recommended remaining with the original proposal.

The district will soon begin contacting families affected by rezoning with a letter, and campus communication will also begin soon. 
For those interested in applying for a transfer to another Northwest ISD school, the district's transfer window will open April 1. As part of the district's mission, we partner with parents and community members to provide all students with a premier education. Schools within the district share the same class sizes, standard curricula and similar facilities. The same opportunities (such as athletics and fine arts) are also provided to students; the only differences are clubs and organizations, which are formed based on student interest and created at a campus level.

To see maps of the approved middle school boundaries, click here. In this map, Chisholm Trail is in purple at the top left, Pike is in light tan in the top middle, Medlin is in gold in the far right, Tidwell is in green in the bottom right, Wilson is in red in the bottom middle and Adams is in blue in the bottom left.
Current students help district design its future elementary schools
A rendering of Northwest ISD_s new prototype elementary school

Elementary schools are places where memories that can last forever are made, and Northwest ISD is in the process of designing a new set of schools - thanks to the help of current students - to make those memories focused on collaboration with others.

To design the district's newest elementary schools, Northwest ISD facilities team members and the district's architect partner, Huckabee, reached out to the exact people who will get the most use out of them: students. Students across the district, particularly at the elementary level, provided their ideas on what worked best in a school's design, with all feedback considered, no matter how minor.

Read more about the designing of Northwest ISD's new elementary schools by clicking here.
FFA students host schools from across the state for career development events
Northwest ISD FFA students pose as they prepare to judge students in career development events

Great work by Northwest ISD's FFA students for leading the career development events competition at the Outdoor Learning Center on Wednesday!

Students created, set up and judged all the events, which meant preparing for more than 1,200 students from across the state. They stayed late the night before to set up events, then spent the day judging their peers across a variety of subjects.

FFA career development events cover job skills in a range of fields, such as agricultural sales, floriculture, animal evaluations and much more.
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
Crime Stoppers helps keep Northwest ISD schools safe, recover property
NISD Crime Stoppers logo

Have you seen possible criminal activity on a Northwest ISD campus, such as a theft? You can report any juvenile-related crimes anonymously through the district's Crime Stoppers program, located at

Crime Stoppers is a joint initiative between the district's safety and security department, law enforcement entities, schools, students and communities. Through the website, any potential criminal activity occurring on a district campus can be reported, just click the "submit a tip" button on the homepage.

The initiative has proven to be successful for the district, winning several awards at the annual Campus Crime Stopper Conference. At the most recent conference, the district and its student representatives won three awards: best website, best social media platform, and productivity for general dollar amount recovered and most cases cleared (for a district of 15,001 to 25,000 students).
NEF student scholarship application closes next Friday
A student graduates from Steele in 2017

Soon-to-be graduates interested in applying for scholarships from the Northwest ISD Education Foundation should do so soon, as the application closes next Friday!

The application lasts through Friday, March 30, and reference forms must be filled out by Monday, April 9. All Northwest ISD seniors are welcome to apply for the scholarships. To begin the application process, click here.

For technical support or any issues, please contact Alyssa Edstrom, community relations specialist, by email at or by phone at 817-215-0084.
Spring issue of Northwest Navigator magazine now available
The logo of Northwest Navigator on top of a student presenting a school design

The spring issue of Northwest ISD's district magazine, Northwest Navigator, is now available digitally and can be viewed here.

Northwest Navigator was created to showcase unique educational activities led by students. Highlights in this issue include a story about the process of designing the district's new elementary schools, a story about Eaton's emergency medical training program (by student Taylor Glissman), artwork from Love Elementary School students and much more.

If your child was featured in the magazine, please email Anthony Tosie, communications specialist and magazine editor, at so physical copies can be sent to your child's school. If you'd like to advertise in the magazine, please contact EFPages, the district's magazine production partner, at
Community folder provides news and updates about third-party events
An icon of a folder

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
  • March 22: 6:30 p.m. School Safety Facebook Live Chat
    (district Facebook page)
  • March 30: 7 p.m. "Screenagers" Video and Discussion
    (Northwest High School PAC)
  • March 30: Unused Inclement Weather Makeup Day (No School)
    (all district schools)
  • April 9: 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting
    (district administration building)
  • April 13: End of Fifth Six-Weeks Grading Period
    (all district schools)
  • April 16: Beginning of Six (and Final) Six-Weeks Grading Period
    (all district schools)
  • April 22: 9 a.m. Superintendent's Roundtable, PTA Awards
    (district administration building)
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P.O. Box 77070 Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone 817-215-0000 Fax 817-215-0170
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