Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
Feb. 11, 2021
Reminder: No School Monday, Feb. 15
Northwest ISD offices and campuses will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Feb. 16 with normal operating hours.
NISD Trustees Call Bond Election for May 1
Residents in Northwest ISD will have an opportunity to vote in a school bond election on May 1, 2021. The ballot will include the following four propositions, which total $745.7 million:

  • Proposition A: School Facilities & Capital Improvements - $712,400,000
  • Proposition B: Stadium Renovations - $8,200,000
  • Proposition C: Middle School Recreational Facilities - $5,700,000
  • Proposition D: Technology Devices - $19,400,000

If approved by voters, the district will be able to issue these bonds with no increase to the district’s tax rate.

Northwest ISD is scheduling community presentations to share information about the May 2021 bond propositions. We know our residents have questions, and we have answers!

If your organization, group or neighborhood would like to hear more information from a representative from our district at an upcoming meeting, or if you would like to schedule a presentation, please email

Attendance Boundary Recommendations for 2021-2022 School Year
As a fast-growth school district, Northwest ISD must change attendance boundaries each time a new school opens. In addition, the district continually looks at current enrollment and enrollment projections to plan for new schools, additions, and potential boundary changes. With the failed bond election from November 2020, the district has also analyzed enrollment in the district’s fastest-growing areas since new schools and school renovations are delayed.

The Northwest ISD administration presented recommended attendance boundary changes to the NISD Board of Trustees on Feb. 8. If approved by the Board, the new attendance zones would take effect in 2021-2022.
Changes Are Proposed For:
Steele High School Student Named National Merit Finalist
George Peterson, a senior at Steele Accelerated High School, has been named a National Merit Finalist for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Peterson who was named a National Merit Semifinalist earlier this school year has officially advanced to the next status in the prestigious academic program. By making the cut to the finalist level, Peterson is now among an elite group of 15,000 academic achievers from across the nation who were first chosen by their exemplary PSAT or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores.
7 NISD Swimmers Advance to State Meets
Swimmers from NISD’s three comprehensive high schools – Byron Nelson, Northwest and V.R. Eaton – qualified for the 2021 UIL Swimming and Diving State Meets and stamped their tickets to San Antonio. 

They qualified this past weekend at the UIL Swimming and Diving Regionals, held at various local sites.  
New Attendance Options for Cosmetology Academy
Photo taken in 2018
Northwest ISD’s Cosmetology Academy will offer new attendance options beginning during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Current sophomores enrolled in the district who are interested in joining NISD's Cosmetology Academy are invited to complete an online enrollment request form.

The academy — a two-year program — will allow students to be eligible to test and earn their cosmetology license at the end of their senior year. 
Elementary Ultimate Book Challenge Winners
Northwest ISD elementary students had the chance this week to compete in the district's Ultimate Book Challenge competition.

The Ultimate Book Challenge is a program where students in third through fifth grade are challenged to read as many books as possible from a list of eight books. Students then compete with a team to test their knowledge of the books. Each elementary campus held a UBC competition last semester, and winning teams advanced to the district competition, which was held Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Three teams tied for first place in this year's district challenge:
First Place
Beck Elementary

• Captain: Amelie DeMoux
• Zoe Cheng
• Asiya Habeeb
• Dia Patel
• Alejandro Suarez
• Mihikaa Swain
• Corinne Lehrmann (alternate)

First Place
Curtis Elementary

• Captain: Caysen Garbo
• Liberty Austin
• Kaela Cohoon
• Bentley Hand
• Cameron Heard
• Harini Sethu Madhavan
• Paisley Snyder (alternate)
First Place
Granger Elementary

• Captain: Erin Lee
• Avi Bigham
• Ava Munoz
• Everly McClain
• Monica Espinoza
• Elizabeth Ray

Byron Nelson Students Share Stories for Neighborhood Play Contest
Thirteen Byron Nelson High School theater students submitted winning pieces into this year’s annual Neighborhood Play Contest, a locally-sponsored play writing competition. 

Students were asked to write a short play, scene, poem, monologue, or prose and submit to the contest.
Upcoming Parenting Education Workshop
What You Need To Know About That App Your Kid Loves
Presenter: Jason Sanders, Director of Instructional Technology

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
Opportunity to Change Student's Learning Preference for 4th Grading Period
Families wanting to change their students' learning location (In-Person Learning or Remote Learning) for the fourth grading period must complete a new preference form by Feb. 21. The fourth quarter begins March 24, 2021.