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High school showcases take place at 5:30 p.m. today

Do you have an eighth-grader entering high school next year? Take him or her to her future school to learn about all its offerings!

Each Northwest ISD high school (including Byron Nelson, Eaton, Northwest and Steele Accelerated) will host a showcase today, Jan. 25, where incoming students can learn about campus programs and opportunities. Each showcase will last from 5:30 to 7 p.m. except for Eaton's, which will last from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

School faculty will provide students and families with information for course selection for the coming school year, and some current students will also be on hand to share their experiences.

If you have any questions about a high school showcase, please contact your future campus's front office. Phone numbers for each campus are as follows:
  • Byron Nelson: 817-698-5600
  • Eaton: 817-698-7300
  • Northwest: 817-215-0200
  • Steele: 817-698-5800
Vote for your preferred 2018-19 calendar

Public voting is now taking place for Northwest ISD's 2018-19 calendar, with one option featuring a schedule similar to the current year's calendar and the other option featuring slightly longer school days in exchange for two fewer days in the school year.

Both options are similar, with Calendar No. 1 starting school on Monday, Aug. 27, and Calendar No. 2 starting school on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Both calendar options end school on May 31, 2019. No. 1 features 173 school days, while No. 2 features 171 school days, thanks to the additional 5 instructional minutes for each day. In the Calendar No. 2 option, school start times would remain unchanged but ending times would all be pushed back 5 minutes for a regular school day.

In both calendars, winter break lasts from Dec. 24 to Jan. 7, 2019, for students, and spring break takes place March 11-15. Thanksgiving break in both calendars is the full holiday week, Nov. 19-23, for students.

The first day for teachers (Aug. 16) and last day for teachers (June 1, 2019) are the same on both calendars, and both calendars feature six early-release days.

Community members are invited to vote for the option they prefer at for the next two weeks. After the two-week voting period, the school board will vote to approve a final calendar.
Byron Nelson, Northwest musicals take place this week, Eaton musical takes place next week
Theatre drama masks

Each of Northwest ISD's three comprehensive high schools - Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest - will soon host a musical, with tickets available prior to each performance at the respective school.

Byron Nelson and Northwest will host their musicals first, with each scheduled to run this week from Jan. 25 to 28. All performances for both musicals will take place at 7 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday, Jan. 28, performances, which will take place at 2 p.m. instead. Tickets for either musical are $10 for adults and $5 for students or seniors. Northwest ISD staff and Gold Card members can attend any show for free, while tickets are available.

The Byron Nelson students will perform "The Addams Family" for their musical at the school's performing arts center, located at 2775 Bobcat Blvd. in Trophy Club. To purchase tickets for the Byron Nelson musical online, click here. For its musical, Northwest will present "Hello, Dolly!" at the school's Vernon Solomon Performing Arts Center, located at 2301 Texan Drive in Fort Worth. Tickets for Northwest's musical can be purchased online at this link.

Eaton will perform its musical, "My Fair Lady," next week from Feb. 1 to 4 in the school performing arts center, located at 1350 Eagle Blvd. in Haslet. Its performances will all take place at 7 p.m. except for the Sunday, Feb. 4, performance, which will take place at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students or seniors. Tickets for Eaton's musical can be purchased online at this link. Staff and Gold Card members, who receive free admission, should visit a ticket checkpoint prior to the play to ensure they receive exact seats.
NHSTV named top student-run daily live show in Southwest U.S. for third straight year
The 2017-18 cast and crew of NHSTV

Student Television Network has named NHSTV, Northwest High School's student-run television station, as the Best Daily Live Show in the Southwest Region, the third consecutive year the station has been named among the top in its U.S. region.

NHSTV received the honor as part of the 2017-18 Broadcast Excellence Awards, where it competed against other high school stations from across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. The program will now compete against winners from the other five U.S. regions in the STN competition to determine which show is the best in the country. The national champion will be announced at the STN Convention on March 16 in Nashville, Tennessee, during the STN Excellence Awards Show.

The daily show features students in a full range of roles, including hosts, reporters, camera operators, technical crewmembers and more. NHSTV is overseen by Jeremy Rawe, its news director and facilitator of Northwest ISD's Academy of Creative Media Production housed at Northwest High School.

For more information about the 2017-18 STN Excellence Awards, click here. To watch episodes of NHSTV, click here.
Start your child ahead with pre-kindergarten
A pre-kindergarten student at Love Elementary

Have a child who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2018? Make plans to enroll him or her in pre-kindergarten to get a head start on being in a school environment and learning.

Two forms of pre-K are available at Northwest ISD, a state-assisted program and a tuition-based program. Families must meet specific requirements for enrollment in the free, state-funded program (such as economic or military requirements), while the district will use a lottery system to select children for inclusion in the tuition-based program. Both are half-day programs (7:40 to 11:20 a.m. or 11:20 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

The tuition-based program is paid in 10 monthly installments of $377.80 from August 2018 to May 2019.  Additional information about pre-K at Northwest ISD elementary schools will be available soon, with the district currently planning to open its lottery registration system on Feb. 1. 

For more information about both state-funded and tuition-based pre-K at Northwest ISD, click here. Expect additional information in the coming weeks.
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Education foundation opens student scholarship application process Feb. 5

Do you have a graduating senior? The Northwest ISD Education Foundation takes pride in helping students succeed beyond their time in the district by providing scholarship opportunities, and this year's application process is about to open.

The 2018 applications open on Monday, Feb. 5, and will be posted on the NEF website, located at The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 30.  To date, NEF has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships.

If you have any questions or would like information on how to sponsor a student scholarship, please contact Alyssa Edstrom, community relations specialist, by email at or by phone at 817-215-0084. 
SAT boot camps being hosted this semester
A pencil laying on an exam

Northwest ISD's College & Career Readiness Department will host two SAT boot camps this semester to help students prepare for the college-entry exam.

Each boot camp costs $50 per student and consists of 4 hours of practice and strategies. The first boot camp will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, and the second will take place Saturday, April 21.

Students can sign up for the boot camps by visiting the College & Career Readiness Department website.
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
  • Jan. 25: High School Showcases
    (all district high schools)
  • Jan. 25-28: "The Addams Family" Play
    (Byron Nelson; see details above)
  • Jan. 25-28: "Hello, Dolly!" Play
    (Northwest; see details above)
  • Feb. 1-4: "My Fair Lady" Play
    (Eaton; see details above)
  • Feb. 16: Student Early Release
    (all district schools)
  • Feb. 16: End of 4th Six-Weeks Grading Period
    (all district schools)
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