April 4, 2019
Today is the last day to register to vote in upcoming elections
A vote here sign
Today, April 4, is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming school board election (and other matters, depending on your residence). Running for the currently vacant Place 1 seat on the school board are Marty Baylor, Peter Dewing, DeAnne Hatfield and Torie Stephens Bonty. A candidate forum will be held April 16 to learn about each individual's positions. Early voting will take place from April 22 to 30, and Election Day is May 4.
Kindergarten and pre-K roundups taking place week of April 28
Each year, Northwest ISD elementary schools host roundup events for incoming kindergarten and pre-K students to help them get acclimated to their new campuses. This year, schools will host these events the week of April 28, with the specific date selected by the campus.
How to enable texts from your school and the district
If you are not receiving text messages from your child's school or Northwest ISD and wish to, please contact the campus to ensure you are entered to receive cellular and text communication. After this, text subscribe to 67587. Some parents and guardians are not receiving messages because they did not approve the opt-in message when enrolling their children at the start of the school year. Northwest ISD and our schools use SchoolMessenger for communication, and parents and guardians must opt in to receive these messages.
Steele students earning associate degrees while graduating high school
Steele students receiving associate degrees this year pose for a photo
When 11 Steele Accelerated High School students graduate this year, they'll earn not only diplomas but also associate degrees. The group has taken many dual-credit courses to earn the college degrees, giving them head starts in their next plans. Read about their academic success at the link below!
Northwest Reads seeking volunteers for morning of April 26
Northwest ISD elementary schools will welcome guest readers from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, as part of Northwest Reads, and volunteers are now being sought. Participants will choose from a variety of books to read to pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students at one of the district's 18 elementary schools, which helps inspire children to become lifelong readers.
Heroes for Hunger race Saturday at CTMS benefits children in need
Camp Gladiator of Boyd and Rhome will host its annual Heroes for Hunger 5K race and fun run this Saturday, April 6, at Chisholm Trail Middle School, with proceeds benefiting Northwest ISD children in need. All proceeds will go to organizations that provide food to district students, such as Communities in Schools, The Snack Pack Program, and Feeding Wise Kids. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., while the fun run starts at 8:10 a.m.
District names elementary Writers of the Month
Congratulations to the district's Elementary Writers of the Month for March! Hylari Gideon from Nance Elementary School, Aubrie Whitt from Peterson Elementary School, Eva Gosniak from Roanoke Elementary School and Reagan Bell from Thompson Elementary School were each honored for their writing abilities this month. Great work!
Results of parent survey available online
Roughly 2,700 Northwest ISD parents and caregivers took part in the district's biennial survey this winter, providing their thoughts on the district. Results show parent and caregiver perceptions over the categories of school climate, communications, safety, instruction and support, all of which saw approval of 89 percent or better.
Upcoming events
  • April 4: Final Day to Register to Vote for School Board Election (districtwide)
  • April 8: 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting (Administration Building)
  • April 12: 7 p.m. Northwest Softball Autism Awareness Game (Northwest Softball Field; details)
  • April 16: 11:30 a.m. Parents as Teachers Presents Spanish Storytime (Rhome Public Library; details)
  • April 16: 6:30 p.m. School Board Candidate Forum (Northwest High School; details)
  • April 19: Student Holiday (districtwide)
  • April 22-30: Early Voting (districtwide)
  • April 26: 9 a.m. Northwest Reads (district elementary schools; volunteer)
  • April 30: District Food Show; RSVP Required (Eaton High School; details)
  • May 4: Election Day (districtwide)