Nov. 21, 2019
Good luck to Byron Nelson at UIL State Volleyball Tournament
The Byron Nelson volleyball team poses with a state bound banner.
Good luck to our Byron Nelson Bobcat volleyball team as they head to Garland for the state tournament! The Bobcats will face the Clemens Buffaloes at 5 p.m. Friday, with the winning team advancing to the state final at 5 p.m. Saturday. This marks the first time in school history the team has advanced to the state tournament.
Thanksgiving break takes place next week
An image of a Thanksgiving turkey with the NISD logo and the text 'Thanksgiving Break, No School Nov. 25-29'
Northwest ISD students won't attend schools all next week, from Nov. 25 to 29, as the district will celebrate Thanksgiving for the holiday's week. Students will resume classes on their regular schedules the following Monday, Dec. 2.
Justin students donate socks to those in need with community service project
Justin first-grade teacher Susan Logan shows students a group of socks to sort.
Great work by our Justin Elementary School first-grade classes for their Socktober community service project! Students gathered new socks throughout October to donate to those in need, and they are now grouping the socks and using math to tally their totals.
Northwest ISD named Top Place to Work
Thanks to the work of our teachers and staff creating an outstanding environment, the Dallas Morning News has recognized Northwest ISD through its Top Places to Work program based on national standards! This honor is based solely on the anonymous responses of employees to a survey and places Northwest ISD in prestigious regional and national company.
First episode of Northwest ISD podcast now available
Four people sit around a desk with microphones and headsets recording the district's new podcast.
You now have a new way to hear unique stories about what's happening in Northwest ISD! The iNside Northwest podcast provides updates on important district news and take a look at what's noteworthy across schools and in the community. Click the link below to listen to the first episode, which discusses the district's Angel Tree program and how it helps those in need.
23 student-athletes sign letters of intent for collegiate sports, academics
A photo of the front of Northwest ISD Stadium.
Congratulations to the 23 student-athletes who last week signed letters of intent to continue their academic and sport pursuits in college! Each comprehensive high school was represented in the event; Byron Nelson had 11 signees, Eaton had 13 signees and Northwest had one signee. To see the full list of student-athletes and where they're headed for college, click the button below.
Reminder: Drop off Angel Tree gifts at district administration building
The Virtual Angel Tree logo
Thanks to the support of our community, all of the more than 800 students in need on the Virtual Angel Tree will have gifts this holiday season! If you selected an angel to support, please remember to drop off any gifts along with the sheet about your angel to the Northwest ISD administration building, located at 2001 Texan Drive in Justin, during regular business hours (offices will be closed next week) no later than Dec. 6.
Reindeer Romp takes place Dec. 7, online registration ongoing
A large group of participants begin the Reindeer Romp, crossing the start/finish line
Registration for the 12th annual Reindeer Romp benefiting district P.E. programs is now open, with the event scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth. The event consists of two races, a 5K run and a 1-mile fun run. Registration costs $20 per student and $25 per adult, and registrants can take part in one race or both, if desired.
Upcoming events
  • Nov. 22: Byron Nelson Volleyball vs. Clemens UIL State Semifinal Game (Culwell Center in Garland; details)
  • Nov. 23: UIL State Volleyball Finals; Teams TBD (Culwell Center in Garland; details)
  • Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving Break (districtwide)
  • Dec. 6: Merry Mustang Carnival (Medlin Middle School; details)
  • Dec. 7: Reindeer Romp 5K Run and 1-Mile Run (Alliance Airport; details)
  • Dec. 9: School Board Meeting (Administration Building)