A Byron Nelson graduate walks across the stage last year
NEF scholarship application now open

Soon-to-be graduates can now apply for scholarships from the Northwest ISD Education Foundation!

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.
Facebook Live video chat regarding proposed boundary changes taking place Feb. 13
A Google Map of Northwest ISD

Northwest ISD will host a Facebook Live video chat with Dr. Ryder Warren, district superintendent, regarding proposed boundary changes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Dr. Warren will be joined by Tim McClure, the district's assistant superintendent for facilities.

Two new campuses, Adams Middle School and Curtis Elementary School, will open next year, and multiple schools will see adjustments in their boundaries to better distribute enrollment and help alleviate overcrowding at schools. To see maps of the proposed boundary changes for 2018-19, click here. Please note changes are not final until approved by the district school board.

On Feb. 13, simply visit the Northwest ISD Facebook page to participate in the live video chat. The Facebook Live event can either be watched through a web browser or the social network's smartphone or tablet apps.
Congratulations to student-athlete signing letters of intent
Seventeen Northwest ISD student-athletes signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports on Wednesday, bringing the district's yearly total to 30 thus far.

Signees in yesterday's events include:
  • Byron Nelson: Zack Brizendine (baseball, University of the Ozarks), Lexi Burke (soccer, Angelo State), Jaired Chamberlain (football, Texas A&M-Commerce), Drew Ellis (baseball, Oklahoma Christian), Madeleine Harper (soccer, Texas Woman's), Jesyca Lopez (soccer, Washburn)
  • Eaton: Kayla Davis (soccer, Southern Nazarene), Alyssa Jolly (volleyball, Millsaps), Jacob Keller (football, Texas Wesleyan), Nicholas Lanum (football, Texas Wesleyan), Madelyn Rea (soccer, East Texas Baptist), Jakob Rowland (football, Navarro), Paige Tamayo (softball, McNeese State), Boomer Warren (football, Hardin Simmons)
  • Northwest: Josh Campbell (football, West Texas A&M), Prince Mavula (football, Midwestern State), Leo Saldana (football, Midwestern State)
Byron Nelson_s recent collegiate sports signees
Byron Nelson's recent collegiate sports signees

Eaton_s recent collegiate sports signees
Eaton's recent collegiate sports signees

Northwest_s recent collegiate sports signees
Northwest's recent collegiate sports signees
Schools announce their Exemplar Educators for 2017-18
A photo of an apple on top of textbooks

Twenty-seven Northwest ISD schools have named their Exemplar Educators of the Year, honoring the district's top teachers by campus for the 2017-18 academic year.

Elementary schools spread the awards over every grade level and several educational professions - including art teacher, counselor and librarian - and secondary schools similarly spread the award among a variety of subjects. Northwest ISD will honor these teachers at the district's annual Inspire Celebration, where the district's overall Elementary Teacher of the Year and Secondary Teacher of the Year will be crowned from the list of winners. Those two winners will then represent the district in the Region XI Teacher of the Year competition.

The Inspire Celebration, scheduled for Thursday, April 12, will also acknowledge the district's Employees of the Year, retirees and some of Northwest ISD's longest-serving staff members celebrating their major work anniversary milestones.

To see a full list of Exemplar Educators from each campus, click here.
Swimmers qualify for state UIL meet
Northwest_s Elisabeth Lalpuis swims at a recent meet

Congratulations to our swimmers headed to the UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet next week!

Multiple student-athletes qualified for the state meet after finishing in top positions at their regional meets. From Northwest, junior Elisabeth Lalpuis qualified for the 5A girls meet in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. From Byron Nelson, junior Sokol Bajraktari qualified in the 6A boys meet, also in the the 200- and 500-yard freestyles, while the school's 200-yard freestyle relay team qualified in the 6A girls meet.

Good luck at the state meet on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17!
NEF awards educators with grants for innovative teaching projects
Pike celebrates receiving a NEF grant

The Northwest ISD Education Foundation recently surprised 33 teachers across the district with grants for innovative teaching projects, with the total funding amounting to $88,000!

NEF annually provides grants to teachers for innovative projects as part of its primary mission. Another primary part of its mission is supporting students through scholarships, for which the application process recently opened, as noted above.

To see photos of all this year's NEF grant recipients, click here.
Tuition-based pre-K lottery registration now open
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 (sessions are available in either the morning or afternoon).

The tuition-based program is paid in 10 monthly installments of $377.80 from August 2018 to May 2019.  Parents and guardians can now register their children for the lottery of the tuition-based pre-K program by clicking here.

For more information about both state-funded and tuition-based pre-K at Northwest ISD, click here.
Expo shows innovative student projects on Feb. 22
The Expo logo

Want to get an in-person glimpse of all the great projects students complete in our schools? Then come to Northwest ISD's Expo event on Thursday, Feb. 22, at Northwest High School!

At Expo, which begins at 5:30 p.m., students will show off unique projects. The event serves as a showcase for students of all grade levels from across the entire district, where they fine tune their presentation skills and communicate their innovative ideas in a variety of ways. Students in culinary arts, photography and orchestra, among other groups, will also give first-hand glimpses of their skills.

For more information about Expo, click here.
New UIL districts set for 2018-19, 2019-20
The UIL logo

Northwest ISD's new UIL athletic districts for next year are set, with Byron Nelson and Eaton competing in 6A while Northwest competes in 5A.

For Byron Nelson and Eaton students, competitions will be held in district 5-6A across basketball, football and volleyball. Other schools in this district include Denton Guyer, Keller, Keller Central, Keller Fossil Ridge, Keller Timber Creek and Southlake Carroll.

Northwest will compete in 4-5A Division II in football along with the following six Fort Worth ISD schools: Carter-Riverside, Eastern Hills, North Side, Polytechnic, Southwest and Wyatt. For basketball and volleyball, the Texans will compete in 8-5A with Denton, Denton Braswell, Denton Ryan, Lake Dallas, The Colony and Little Elm.

Basketball and volleyball districts are revised annually, though they often remain unchanged until the bi-annual realignment that includes football. The aforementioned football districts will last the next two season. For more information, click here.
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
  • Feb. 13: Facebook Live Rezoning Video Chat
    (Northwest ISD Facebook Page)
  • Feb. 16: Student Early-Release Day
    (all district schools)
  • Feb. 16: End of 4th Six-Weeks Grading Period
    (all district schools)
  • Feb. 19: Bad Weather Day (No School)
    (all district schools)
  • Feb. 20: 9 to 10:45 a.m. Superintendent's Roundtable
    (NISD administration building)
  • Feb. 22: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Expo Student Presentations
    (Northwest High School)
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