Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
April 29, 2021
Polls Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1
Northwest ISD Bond and School Board Elections on Ballot
Board of Trustees Election: The annual school board election includes two Board seats (Places 1 and 2) on the ballot.

Bond Election: The May 2021 bond proposal is designed to address growth, aging facilities, equity, safety and security, and technology. A new law requires the proposal to be separated into multiple propositions and that the ballot include the statement "This is a property tax increase."

If approved by voters, the district will be able to issue these bonds with no change to the district’s tax rate.
Legacy Learning Center to Honor Educators Who Made an Impact on Northwest ISD
Former Haslet Elementary
The former Haslet Elementary School building now holds a new, meaningful name.
Northwest ISD Board of Trustees approved the recommendation to rename the building located at 501 Schoolhouse Road to Legacy Learning Center. 

The Legacy Learning Center currently houses the Special Programs Center. Renovations, which were funded by taxpayers in the 2017 bond, continue in other parts of the building, which will become a professional development center and home to the Horizons/RISE programs.
Auditions for NISD Middle School Musical
"Singin' in the Rain Jr." to be Presented This Fall
Attention all incoming sixth through eighth graders!

Audition information for the 2021 NISD Middle School Musical is now available. Similar to last year, auditions for the show will be digital. Additional information, including how to audition online, can be found at
NISD Track & Field Athletes Qualify for State
Byron Nelson High School will send six student-athletes to the 2021 6A State Track and Field Championships. Carlos Tello, Braxston Redmond, Charles Walker, Mike Jones, and Luke Lawton, members of the 1600m relay team, placed second at Regionals with a time of 3:20.72, setting a new school record.

Hurdler Terry Caldwell finished second at Regionals in both the 300 and 110m hurdles, respectively.

Senior Mikayla Hayes finished as Regional runner-up in both the 100 and 200m sprints, advancing her to state.

The 2021 6A Track & Field State Meet will take place on Saturday, May 8 at Mike A. Myers Track Stadium in Austin, Texas. Best of luck, athletes!
Congratulations to Northwest High School's Anaya Potter who was the Regional runner-up in the high jump and qualified for the 2021 UIL State Track & Field Championships.

Potter will be competing in the 5A Championships on Friday, May 7 at the Mike A. Myers Track Stadium in Austin, Texas. Good luck, Anaya!
Not Just an Ordinary Assignment
English Teacher Uncovers a Student's Hidden Talent
When Hollie Strickland extended a recent writing assignment to her seventh grade English Language Arts class, she wasn’t expecting what student Lea Johnson would return to her the following week.

“Many students who chose this assignment created a digital product, but Lea asked for a few plain white sheets of copy paper instead,” said the Medlin Middle School teacher. 
Volunteers Read Across Northwest ISD
500+ Guest Readers Visited Elementary Schools Virtually
Northwest Reads — an annual event designed to promote literacy and inspire NISD students to become lifelong readers — took place on Friday, April 23.

For this year's event, participants chose from a variety of books to virtually read to pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students at one of the district’s 19 elementary schools.

More than 500 guest readers visited with NISD students virtually, sharing a story, asking students questions, talking about their jobs and getting to know classrooms.

"I am thrilled we had the opportunity to get community members back into the classrooms through this virtual Northwest Reads event," said Hailee Fojtasek, community engagement and marketing coordinator who organized Northwest Reads. "Literacy is one of the superintendent’s top priorities, and I am so glad we were able to host our annual Northwest Reads event this year to allow our community to directly support and contribute to that initiative in an exciting way!” 
Northwest ISD Summer Enrichment Programs
The following summer enrichment opportunities are available for Northwest ISD students:
Creative Problem Solving Camp

June 21-24
9 am to 3 pm
Location: Hatfield Elementary
Cost: $100

This camp will offer sessions on the various components of Destination Imagination, like prop building, repurposing materials for something new, instant challenges and improv. It is open to students who have competed in DI before, as well as those who are new to the program.
Camp Invention

June 14-17
8 am to 4 pm
Schluter Elementary or Virtual Camp at Home
Cost: $250

Camp Invention is a one-week summer program that focuses on creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills. Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.
PSAT Summer Academy

June 14-24
9 am to noon
Blended Instruction
Cost: $25

This academy is open to current 9th and 10th graders. For two weeks, students will work with expert teachers honing their PSAT skills for the October 2021 PSAT offered by NISD.
NHS Students Ask Texas Legislators to Address School Funding Shortfall
Superintendent Ryder Warren met with creative writing students from Northwest High School regarding the letters they wrote to Texas legislators. He shared Northwest ISD's legislative priorities with students and discussed the ways that the works with legislators on behalf of the district.
Northwest ISD Education Foundation Offers Free Financial Webinars
The Northwest ISD Education Foundation, in partnership with Charles Swab, brings you free financial webinars this May.

Topics include:
• College Fund Planning
• Saving Money and Budgeting
• Planning and Saving for Retirement
Parenting Education Workshops
Parenting Education Webinar Schedule
May 2021
Easing the Transition into Adolescence
Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
Over the Overdoses
Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.