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Northwest students graduate in 2017
Last day of school, graduation ceremonies nearing

Northwest ISD students will end the school year on Friday, June 1, with early-release days set for both that day and the day immediately before, May 31.

Additionally, Northwest ISD will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, making for a short final week of the school year. To see early-release times by campus type for the final two days of school, click here.

The final day of the academic year also marks the first district graduation. Steele Accelerated High School will kick off Northwest ISD's graduations with its ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, in Northwest High School's Vernon Solomon Performing Arts Center. 

Graduations for Northwest ISD's three comprehensive high schools - Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest - will take place Saturday, June 2. Northwest will graduate first at 10 a.m., followed by Byron Nelson at 2 p.m. and Eaton at 6 p.m. Eaton's ceremony will mark the school's first graduating class. These graduations will all take place at the University of North Texas Coliseum in Denton.
Lance Thompson chosen as namesake of Elementary No. 19, located in Harvest
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At their May 14 school board meeting, Northwest ISD trustees unanimously approved Lance Thompson as the namesake of the district's 19th elementary school, which will be located in the Harvest community and is anticipated to open in August 2019.

The new elementary school will be located in Northlake, in the Harvest community off of F.M. 407. Northwest ISD received donated property from the Thompson family, and the school board approved the contract agreement on April 11, 2016. The district naming selection committee met and confirmed the name, Lance Thompson, as submitted on the donation deed, meets the criteria specified in the local board policy and made its recommendation to the board.

Lance Thompson was a young Northwest ISD resident who was born in 1981 and passed away suddenly in 1987. His father, Roger Thompson, was a rancher in the Justin area for many years and a Northwest ISD school board member from 1989 to 2001. Lance's mother, Sharla Stockard, retired from Northwest ISD as the district's student data services coordinator.

Construction on Lance Thompson Elementary School is scheduled to begin this summer. The school will be the first to use Northwest ISD's new prototype elementary school design, which was created by Huckabee. Joeris General Contractors will build the school. The two-story school will feature several collaboration spaces, with the heart of the school anchored by a learning commons and library area featuring a built-in Makerspace.

To read more about the process of designing the school through student input, click here.
New principals named for Hatfield, Love
Also at Monday's board meeting, trustees approved the next principals of Hatfield and Love elementary schools, with the new leaders assuming their roles this summer.

Jim Mahler will take over at Hatfield, replacing Carrie Pierce, who will be principal of the district's new Lizzie Curtis Elementary School. Mr. Mahler is currently the assistant principal of Roanoke Elementary School and was previously an assistant principal at a White Settlement ISD elementary school.

Mr. Mahler began his career in Northwest ISD 11 years ago, serving as a teacher at Prairie View and Sendera Ranch elementary schools. Additionally, he is a former Exemplar Educator in Northwest ISD and has served on many curriculum writing teams, and he has designed and implemented various family curriculum nights and summer book club programs.

Lisa Crosslin will serve as the new principal of Love, moving to Texas from Oklahoma, where she has spent the past 25 years in education. She has been the principal of West Field Elementary School in Edmond, Oklahoma, since 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience in education administration, including principal, special education director, guidance counselor and a Title I/federal programs director in Oklahoma and Colorado. 

Her education career began as an English teacher at the secondary level.  She has served as a workshop facilitator for numerous organizations and conferences for Oklahoma public schools and is a Great Expectations Model School Principal. She is the recipient of various grants that focus on technology and action-based learning labs.
Finding who to contact in Northwest ISD
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Do you need assistance with a particular service or have a question about a specific issue? You can access Northwest ISD's who to call list by clicking here to find the appropriate person. This list is also obtainable by clicking on the "About" tab of the Northwest ISD website and selecting "Who to Call List."

Even if you don't use the list, you can call the district's main number at 817-215-0000 to be directed to the appropriate person or department. Additionally, you can contact a school front office (phone numbers are on the bottom of each school website) for help with campus-related issues.

Please be aware that the nisd@nisdtx.org and nisdnews@nisdtx.org email addresses are primarily used for automated messages and may take time to respond to because of the volume of emails. A district employee will forward these emails to the appropriate party if necessary, but emailing these addresses are not automatically sent to specific campuses, as they have to be manually processed.
Early Childhood students graduate from Parents as Teachers program
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Congratulations to all the early childhood students who graduated from Northwest ISD's Parents as Teachers program last week!

The free program allows children ages 3 to 5 the opportunity to prepare for educational environments by receiving visits from certified parent educators. For more information about the program, click here.
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Picking up students' medicine at the end of the school year
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If your child has medications at school, please make arrangements with the campus nurse to pick up any unused medications before dismissal on the last day of school. 

For the safety of our students, medication will not be sent home with them. Please note student medications left at school after dismissal on the last day of class will be destroyed.

If you have any questions regarding current medication requirements, please contact the campus nurse.
Online registration for 2018-19 open
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Online enrollment for all students for the 2018-19 school year is open to all new and returning Northwest ISD students.

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 have already received snap codes in their email. These codes and online links arrived separately for each child.
Community folder provides news and updates about third-party events
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Northwest ISD's community folder, located at www.nisdtx.org/communityfolder, 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
  • May 28: Student and Staff Holiday
    (all district schools)
  • May 29: School Board Meeting
    (administration building)
  • May 31: Student Early Release
    (all district schools)
  • June 1: Student Early Release, Last Day of 2017-18 School Year
    (all district schools)
  • June 1: Steele Graduation
    (Northwest PAC)
  • June 2: Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest Graduations
    (UNT Coliseum)
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P.O. Box 77070 Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone 817-215-0000 Fax 817-215-0170
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