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Northwest ISD Night with Texas Rangers takes place May 8

Northwest ISD and the Texas Rangers will host a special community night for the school district's students, staff and families, and tickets to the night's game are now on sale.

The Texas Rangers will host Northwest ISD Night on Tuesday, May 8, when the team faces the Detroit Tigers beginning at 7:05 p.m. Tickets to the game are on sale now, with $1 from each ticket purchased for Northwest ISD Night going to the district's Partners in Education program that provides support for district students. All tickets for Northwest ISD Night are available at a discounted rate from their standard price.

Middle school students will sing the National Anthem, and a Northwest ISD Exemplar Educator will throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch following a drawing at the district's Inspire celebration.

To purchase tickets in one of the nine seating areas included for the event, visit  www.texasrangers.com/schools .
Curtis Elementary unveils mascot, school colors
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Staff of Curtis Elementary School met with its inaugural families on Wednesday, revealing the school colors and mascot as well as introducing its teachers.

Curtis students will wear navy, silver and white and be known as the Legends, a nod to school namesake Lizzie Curtis' status as the first teacher in the area. Principal Carrie Pierce also gave attendees the chance to vote for one of three potential school logos. Attendees chose option 2, seen above.

To read more about the school's first community meeting, click here. To see photos from the event, click here.
Eaton, Northwest theatre programs earn 13 Buckley Awards nominations
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Eaton and Northwest high schools have combined for 13 Betty Lynn Buckley Award nominations, one of the top honors in the area for high school plays and musicals.

With 11 nominations for its "My Fair Lady" musical, Eaton earned the most selections across all categories of any school. As a group, the school earned nominations for "My Fair Lady" in the best musical, excellence in costume design, excellence in scenic design, excellence in lighting design, excellence in sound design and best student orchestra categories.

Eaton also earned five nominations in individual acting awards: Vincent Harrill and Joe Rhoads for best male actor in a musical, Sarah Zimmerman for best female actor in a musical, and Lane Norris and Clark Jones for best male supporting actor in a musical.

Northwest earned two nominations in the prestigious awards, split between group and individual honors. For its "Peter and the Starchaser" performance, Northwest earned a best play nomination, and Naomi Calloway earned a nomination in the best female actor in a play category.

For more information about the awards, click here.
Watch Tuesday's Facebook Live video recording
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Dr. Ryder Warren, superintendent of schools, hosted a Facebook Live chat this week discussing this year's progress and looking toward the future for the district. He also answered questions regarding school traffic, academic achievement and more.

To view a recording of the video on the district's Facebook page, click here.
Middle school musical auditions begin May 12
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Auditions for Northwest ISD's 2018-19 districtwide middle school musical, "Mary Poppins Jr.," will begin on Saturday, May 12, with callbacks scheduled for Monday, May 14. All incoming sixth- through eighth-grade students are eligible to audition.

All auditions will be held in the Byron Nelson High School performing arts center, located at 2775 Bobcat Blvd. in Trophy Club. Auditions will be assigned by groups, and sign-up times can be scheduled by clicking here. Each performer will be asked to sing and speak at his or her audition.

For more information about the rehearsal process or the play, click here.
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, any 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.
College Con being hosted May 12 to help middle school students prepare for high school and beyond
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Northwest ISD will host College Con on May 12, providing middle school students and their families with information to prepare for high school, college and beyond.

The free event will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northwest High School and feature 12 workshop sessions. Examples of sessions include how to prepare for high school success, college life, college preparation and goal setting, choosing a college, the power of ePortfolios and more.

The event is part of Northwest ISD's T2M4 program, providing students with the guidance and support they need for technical, 2-year college, military or 4-year college plans.

For more information about the event, click here to view an informational flyer.
Online registration, transfer application now open
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Online enrollment for all students for the 2018-19 school year began recently, and applications for transfers are also now available.

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 receive a snap code this week. If you do not receive an email for your child, please first check your junk or spam folder before contacting your child's campus on Monday.

For those interested in applying for a transfer to another Northwest ISD school, the transfer application process is now open and will last through May 15. Please note that students who are entering fifth and eighth grade and slated to be rezoned in 2018-19 have the option to stay at their current schools if desired. Those students will still need to submit a transfer application.

These are the only transfer applications that, barring attendance or disciplinary issues, are automatically approved; all other applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Registration for Northwest ISD Summer Science Blast Off camp now open
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Registration for Northwest ISD's Summer Science Blast Off camp is now open, allowing second- to fifth-grade students with the opportunity to explore, discover and investigate deeper into science explorations than they ever have before.

Two sets of one-week classes are $105 each, with each lasting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday at Pike Middle School. The first session will take place June 11-14, while the second session will take place June 18-21. Families can enroll their children in both sessions, if desired.

Each week of the camp will provide different science, math or technology activities for attendees. Examples of topics include robotics and coding, slimy technology adventures, herpetologist studies (studying snakes, including dissections), natural disaster experiments and more.

For more information about the Summer Science Blast Off camp or to register, click here.
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 8: Northwest ISD Night at Texas Rangers Game
    (Globe Life Park in Arlington)
  • May 12: Middle School Musical Auditions
    (Byron Nelson PAC)
  • May 14: School Board Meeting
    (administration building)
  • May 28: Student and Staff Holiday
    (all district schools)
  • 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
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