Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
June 24, 2021
NISD Alumni Qualify for Olympic Trials
Congratulations to the three Northwest ISD alumni who qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials this year. We are proud to have these athletes represent the district in high jump, swimming, and discus!
Sanaä Barnes - High Jump
Sanaä Barnes, a 2018 Byron Nelson High School multi-sport graduate, made her Olympic trial debut while placing 11th in the high jump finals at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon last week. Barnes improved her previous lifetime best jump by two centimeters and broke her own former Villanova school record by three centimeters on the first night of the trials when she cleared 1.87 meters to secure a spot in the high jump finals.
Adam Koster - Swimming
Adam Koster, a four-year varsity letter winner and 2016 graduate of Byron Nelson High School, competed in Wave II of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska on June 19. Koster entered heat 6 of 9 in the men's 50m freestyle trials with a qualifying time of 22.63 and finished tied for 46th place with a final time of 22.98.
Duke Kicinski - Discus
And best of luck to 2014 Northwest High School graduate and multi-sport athlete Duke Kicinski — the 2019 NCAA Champion discus thrower at Texas Tech — who will compete tonight at 7:05 p.m. in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field discuss qualifying trials. If Kicinski qualifies, he will compete Friday afternoon in the discus Olympic trial finals.
Summer Learning Spotlight
Creative Problem Solving Camp
During the Northwest ISD Creative Problem Solving Camp this week, students worked to solve Destination Imagination challenges. They built props, repurposed materials into something new, practiced improv and more.

The camp ended with a showcase of performances for parents and an awards ceremony.

Summer enrichment opportunities are taking place across the district all summer long. Visit to learn more!
Summer Reading Book Lists for Secondary Students
In an effort to keep our NISD students engaged in literacy efforts throughout the summer, secondary students will be required to read at least one book of their choice before the third week of the first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. NISD supports the many students who want to get a head start by reading their book over the summer.

This list of recommended/suggested titles is for students or parents that would like a guideline to get started completing their required reading assignment over the summer.
District Summer Sports Camps Underway
Summer sports camps have returned to Northwest ISD!

The district offers a variety of camps, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and wresting. Registration remains open for select camps through July.

To learn more, please visit this link and select the high school in your feeder pattern for a complete list of remaining summer athletic camps.