Students releasing early Oct. 7, have no school Oct. 10

This Friday, Oct. 7, students will be released from school early at all schools across the district. The following Monday, Oct. 10, is a student holiday and staff development day.

On Friday, students will be released from schools at the following times:
  • Elementary Schools: 11:40 a.m.
  • Middle Schools: 12:50 p.m.
  • High Schools: 12:40 p.m.
  • Steele Accelerated High School & Special Programs: 12:30 p.m.
Have a great extended weekend!
Shears of Steele offers quality, affordable haircuts from students
Did you know Northwest ISD has a full-service, student-run salon where you can get your hair cut? Come to Shears of Steele to get an affordable cut and help a cosmetology student gain experience in the process! Read more about Shears of Steele and the opportunities it provides cosmetology students by clicking here. (Photo by Northwest ISD Academy of Media Arts & Technology.)
School meals can no longer be charged when no funds are available beginning Oct. 11
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11, students will no longer be able to charge meals to their lunch accounts if those accounts no longer have sufficient funds and they have exhausted their "meal deals" grace period.

Students are allowed to charge three meal deals between breakfast or lunch; once a student has charged two meal deal lunches/breakfasts, he or she will be given an alternative meal. This alternative meal at breakfast is toast with juice; the alternative meal for lunch is a SunButter and jelly sandwich with milk. Charging is never allowed on a la carte items, such as chips, ice cream, etc.

A parent or guardian can add money to his or her child's account by sending a cash or check to the student's school. Money can also be added to a student's account at www.myschoolbucks.com. For online additions, please allow 24 hours for the increased balance to appear on your child's lunch account.
High schools hosting dance clinics
Northwest High School's Sidekicks drill team welcomed its future members this past weekend with its annual dance clinic! Next up, the Byron Nelson Dazzlers and Eaton Sapphires will host their dance clinics on Saturday, Oct. 8. Eaton will host its clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while Byron Nelson will welcome dancers to its clinic from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information, click here.
Submissions still being accepted for Middle School No. 6 name

Name ideas are still being accepted for Middle School No. 6! Have a suggestion for what you think the new school, which will be located near Eaton High School, should be named? Visit www.nisdtx.org/nameschools to submit your nomination.

Entries will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 17. A naming selection committee will provide a recommendation to the Northwest ISD Board of Trustees on Monday, Nov. 14, which they will vote to approve or deny on Monday, Dec. 12.

Middle School No. 6 is anticipated to open in August 2018, with construction slated to begin at the end of 2016. Its attendance zone will be determined closer to its opening.
Eaton forthcoming prince and princess named
Congratulations to Cole Todd and Shelby Sellars, Eaton's first prince and princess ever! Next year, the school will crown its first king and queen ever with the addition of a senior class.

Byron Nelson homecoming king and queen named
Congratulations to Chase Berberich and Hunter McAninch, Byron Nelson's 2016 homecoming king and queen! Northwest High School will name its king and queen on Friday, Oct. 7.

Thank an employee who provided great customer service

Have you ran into a problem that was solved by great support from someone at Northwest ISD's central office? Thank that person with a GEM nomination!

In partnership with Chick-fil-A Roanoke, Northwest ISD is launching the GEM ("Going the Extra Mile") award program to honor a central office employee who goes above and beyond to provide customer service that aids the district's core belief providing the best support and environment for students to ensure they are put first. We want to encourage amazing customer service so the needs of our families are always met.

For more information about the GEM award or to nominate an employee for the honor, visit www.nisdtx.org/gem .

Congratulations to Kay Cannon, administrative assistant to the executive director of fine arts, who earned the GEM award for the first six-week grading period!



  Upcoming Events

Oct. 7
Districtwide Early Release

Oct. 8
9:30 a.m. Sapphires Dance Clinic
Eaton High School

5 p.m. Dazzlers Dance Clinic
Byron Nelson High School

Oct. 10
Student Holiday/Staff Development

Oct. 24
7 p.m. School Board Meeting
Administration Building

Nov. 4
End of Second Six-Weeks Grading Period
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