Dec. 5, 2019
Reindeer Romp takes place Saturday
The logo for the Reindeer Romp with the text of the name and a reindeer jogging
Our 12th annual Reindeer Romp benefiting Northwest ISD school physical education programs takes place this Saturday at Alliance Airport! For those who have not yet signed up to run and wish to, race-day registration will be available. The event consists of two races, a 1-mile fun run and a 5K race. Registrants can take part in either race or both, if they desire.
Congratulations to Byron Nelson for winning the 6A volleyball state title
The Byron Nelson volleyball team poses with their trophy and medals after winning the 2019 state championship.
Congratulations to our Byron Nelson Bobcats for winning the 2019 UIL 6A Volleyball State Championship over Thanksgiving break! The Bobcats beat the Plano West Wolves in a five-set thriller to clinch the first volleyball state title in both school and district history. To read about their victory, click here.
Winter break is coming in about two weeks
An image saying winter break lasts from Dec. 23 to Jan. 7 over a picture of snow.
Winter break is just over two weeks away! As a reminder, our winter break will begin following the half-day of school on Friday, Dec. 20 (to see early-release times by campus type, click here). Students will return to schools on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Teachers and staff will be on campuses the previous two days, Jan. 6 and 7, for professional development.
Cox foundation grant provides students with unique ways to learn
Thanks to the generous support of our community, the Northwest ISD Education Foundation annually provides thousands of dollars in grants to fund teaching projects. In a recent grant at Cox Elementary, P.E. teacher Stacie Breckley incorporated technology with wellness activities. Games projected on the floor require students to move to win, while the technology can also be used to create fun ways to learn in other content areas, such as math or language arts.
Angel Tree volunteers hard at work sorting, remember to drop off gifts
Two members of the community relations team hold gifts for Angel Tree children
Thanks to everyone who supported students in need through Northwest ISD's Virtual Angel Tree program! If you have not already, please drop off your gifts this week (along with the included sheet of information noting which child, by number provided, the gifts are for) at the district administration building, located at 2001 Texan Drive in Justin. Volunteers are currently hard at work sorting gifts and hope to deliver them to campuses as soon as possible. If you'd like to help, sign up through the form below!
Winter issue of Northwest Navigator magazine now available
Two students paint dog portraits with the text Northwest Navigator above
The newest issue of our district magazine is here! Northwest Navigator's winter issue showcases some of the unique stories from across our district, such as Justin Elementary students painting portraits of dogs to help them get adopted and a history of the district's Virtual Angel Tree program. In addition to the digital issue, a limited amount of physical copies will be available soon; if your child was featured in the magazine and you'd like a copy, email Anthony Tosie, magazine editor,
Elementary Writers of the Month named for November
An apple rests on top of textbooks
Congratulations to three students named elementary Writers of the Month for their abilities! Trevor Gardner of Beck Elementary, Nathan Cahak of Justin Elementary and Camden Tyner of Love Elementary were each selected as a Writer of the Month, representing their schools in the districtwide elementary writing recognition program.
First episode of Northwest ISD podcast now available
Four people sit around a desk with microphones and headsets recording the district's new podcast.
You now have a new way to hear unique stories about what's happening in Northwest ISD! The iNside Northwest podcast provides updates on important district news and takes a look at what's noteworthy across schools and in the community. Click the link below to listen to the first episode, which discusses the district's Angel Tree program and how it helps those in need.
Upcoming events
  • Dec. 6: Merry Mustang Carnival (Medlin Middle School; details)
  • Dec. 7: Reindeer Romp 5K Run and 1-Mile Run (Alliance Airport; details)
  • Dec. 9: School Board Meeting (Administration Building)
  • Dec. 20: Early-Release Day (districtwide)
  • Dec. 23 to Jan. 3: Winter Break; No Classes (districtwide)
  • Jan. 6 and 7: Professional Development Day; No Classes for Students (districtwide)
  • Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day; No Classes (districtwide)