Feb. 6, 2020
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Reminder of inclement weather notification procedures
As we continue to make our way through winter weather, please remember that our school closing procedures will notify you of any delays or cancellations. Delay and cancellation notifications will come to you directly and are made via both email and phone call. Whenever possible, the district will alert families by 5:30 a.m. of a delay or cancellation. If no announcement is made, schools are operating on their regular schedules.
2020-21, 2021-22 district calendars approved
At last week's school board meeting, trustees approved district calendars for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years based on the most popular option in recent community polls. Next school year, 2020-21, will begin on Aug. 20, 2020, and end on May 28, 2021; the 2021-22 school year will begin on Aug. 18, 2021, and end on May 26, 2022.
High schools combine for 24 student-athletes signing letters of intent
At our National Signing Day ceremonies yesterday, 24 Northwest ISD student-athletes signified their intent to play collegiate sports and continue their academic pursuits at the next level. Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest each had six or more student-athletes sign letters of intent. Great work by all these high-achieving students! 
Byron Nelson cheerleaders earn third at national competition
Byron Nelson cheerleaders pose for a photo at NCA High School Nationals
Congratulations to our Byron Nelson High School cheerleaders for finishing third at the National Cheerleaders Association's High School Nationals over the weekend! The event is regarded as one of the top high school competitions, annually drawing thousands of student-athletes and spectators. 
Jennifer Martinez named Texas High School Counselor of the Year
A headshot of Byron Nelson counselor Jennifer Martinez
Congratulations to Byron Nelson High School's Jennifer Martinez, the Texas High School Counselor of the Year! The Texas School Counselor Association honored Mrs. Martinez for her superb work aligning counseling programs to state and national standards. 
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District hosting Teacher Career Fair next month
Schluter Elementary School Principal Kasey Rogers talks to a prospective teacher at the 2019 career fair.
As a growing district, we're always looking for more teachers! Our HR team is now accepting registrants for our third annual Teacher Career Fair, so if you want to join a growing district in 14 unique communities, sign up to meet our campus administrators and have face-to-face interviews!
Facebook Live schedules to a later date
Because our district officials continued to monitor possible inclement weather yesterday afternoon, the planned Facebook Live for Wednesday, Feb. 5, has been rescheduled for a date to be determined. The live video chat will likely take place sometime in the next two weeks.
New high school athletic districts set for next school year
A photo of UIL medals
The UIL has released its athletic realignments for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, with Byron Nelson and Eaton remaining in a largely unchanged 6A athletic district, while Northwest will move up to a 5A Division I athletic district in football.
Education foundation scholarship application now open
Eaton High School graduate Caitlyn Scott accepts a $2,000 scholarship from the Northwest ISD Education Foundation’s NCP Community Scholar Fund
High school seniors who graduate this school year can now complete Northwest ISD Education Foundation's online scholarship application, which will allow them to compete for several scholarship opportunities. The application is open through Wednesday, March 4, for students who have attended a Northwest ISD high school since at least the first day of the 2019-20 school year. This year, NEF will award more than $50,000 in scholarships! Additionally, graduating seniors should also check out PTA-sponsored scholarships.
Upcoming events
  • Feb. 6: Northwest Cheer Tryout Meeting (Northwest High School; details)
  • Feb. 7: Play to Learn Development Playground (Special Programs Center; details)
  • Feb. 10: School Board Meeting (Administration Building)
  • Feb. 17: Campaign4Kindness Assembly (Medlin Middle School; details)
  • March 6: End of Third Nine-Week Grading Period (districtwide)
  • March 9-13: Spring Break (districtwide)
  • March 16: Student Holiday; Staff Development Day (districtwide)
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