Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
Jan. 14, 2021
Reminder: No School Monday, Jan. 18
Northwest ISD offices and campuses will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 19 with normal operating hours.
Long Range Planning Committee Discusses 6 New Schools and More for May Bond Election
Northwest ISD's Long Range Planning Committee will meet again tonight to consider projects that could be included in a May 2021 bond election. During its meeting on Jan. 7, the committee identified six new schools they felt should be included in the next bond proposal: Elementary #22, Elementary #23, Middle School #7, and larger schools to replace Hatfield Elementary, Seven Hills Elementary and Pike Middle School. All six schools would address enrollment growth across NISD. The committee is also considering a number of other projects, and residents are encouraged to follow the committee's progress at www.nisdtxlrpc.org.

The committee has been studying growth projections, analyzing project costs, reviewing feedback from the post-election survey and stakeholder groups, and working toward a recommendation to take to the NISD Board of Trustees.

In Texas, school districts may hold bond elections during the May election or the November election. If the NISD school board chooses to call an election for May 1, 2021, they must call the election by Feb. 12.
NHS Health Sciences Earns Impact Award for Learning Space Makeover
Northwest High School health sciences classrooms are getting a makeover, thanks to a grant from the North Texas Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).

The $2,500 grant will be used to advance career training opportunities for more than 300 students by improving current facilities and systems utilized in various health sciences pathways at Northwest High School.  
Aviation and Aeronautics Academy Awarded $50,000 in Scholarships
Current 10th grade students enrolled in the Aviation and Aeronautics Academy at V.R. Eaton High School may apply for a full scholarship in the Aviation Mechanics or Aviation Pilot pathway, funded by the Ross Perot, Jr. Foundation.

The Perot Scholarship six individual scholarships totaling $50,000 will be awarded over the next three years to students interested in becoming a professional pilot or aviation technician. 
Winter Break Imagine Math Contest Winners
Parenting Workshops Available This Spring
Supporting Your Student's Growth Through Digital Citizenship

Have you ever wondered what the school teaches your student about how to have good digital citizenship?

Join Jason Sanders, director of instructional technology, in a free virtual workshop to learn more about digital citizenship. This class will explore how Northwest ISD schools promote positive digital citizenship and what you can do at home to support those efforts.
Love and Logic Training for NISD Parents

Northwest ISD will be teaching Love and Logic via Zoom this semester. Classes will be begin Feb. 4 and continue weekly through March 11 on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Classes are free; however, per the Love and Logic guidelines, parents must purchase the workbook for $9. Curbside pickup for workbooks will take place Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 at Roanoke Elementary and Northwest High School.
Upcoming Parenting Education Virtual Workshops

Parents are invited to weekly workshops through Northwest ISD's Parenting Education program, including:

  • January 25 at 7 p.m. "Getting Ahead in School - Help your child make choices that produce big results"

  • February 2 at 7 p.m. "Helping Children Cope with Change and Loss"
Campuses Honor Trustees During School Board Recognition Month
Trustees were honored as part of School Board Recognition Month with student artwork, inventions and messages from campuses within the Northwest High School feeder pattern. Gifts included items created by students, including clay sculptures, ceramic coasters, 3D printed cell phone holders, artwork and more.

In addition, each trustee's favorite childhood book will be donated in their honor to an elementary school in the Northwest High School feeder pattern. The books will be dedicated to the trustee who loved it as a child, honoring their legacy by helping develop a love of reading among NISD students.

Campuses feeding into the district's two other comprehensive high schools will have the opportunity to celebrate trustees in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.
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