Oct. 24, 2019
First-ever district letter jacket now residing in administration building lobby
Northwest ISD honored Calvin Smith, the district’s first-ever letter jacket recipient, during a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 21, at its administration building. Earlier this year, Mr. Smith donated the letter jacket he earned in 1950 as captain of the Northwest High School basketball team. The district now has Mr. Smith’s jacket on display in the lobby of its administration building.
Byron Nelson's new field house nearing completion
Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on Byron Nelson High School's new athletic field house, which is slated to open in the coming weeks. The new field house is part of an expansion of the school approved by voters in the 2017 bond package. Once the new building is completed, much of the existing athletic space in the school will be repurposed for learning spaces to keep pace with a growing student population.
Congratulations to Northwest homecoming king and queen
Our homecoming festivities have officially wrapped up with Northwest High School's events last week. Congratulations to all the homecoming royalty from the past three weeks! Photos from all three homecoming games and crowning ceremonies are available on the district's Flickr account.
2019 Northwest Homecoming Queen and King, Madeleine Azcona and Terrence Dumas
High schools hosting fall plays
Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest are each hosting fall plays soon, and tickets are now available to purchase online (they can also be purchased at the door before the plays). Byron Nelson will perform "The Tempest" from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, Eaton will perform "Othello" from Oct. 24 to 27, and Northwest will perform "Shakespeare in Love" on Oct. 24 and 25.
Academy tours taking place in November
All of Northwest ISD's academies will host tours for prospective students during the first two weeks of November, with each school's academies holding their events on specific days. These tours provide eighth-grade students considering requesting enrollment at academies with a great opportunity to see what each offers. Expect information on the enrollment request process for current eighth-graders to arrive in the coming weeks.
District magazine now available to read
A photo of a boy with the Northwest Navigator logo
The fall issue of Northwest ISD's district magazine, Northwest Navigator, is now available! This magazine features stories about unique and noteworthy news from across the district. Physical copies of the magazine recently arrived and will be sent to campuses soon. If you had a child featured in the magazine and would like to request a physical copy, email Anthony Tosie, communications specialist and magazine editor, at anthony.tosie@nisdtx.org.
Use district Facebook page for electronic reminders of upcoming events
While the bottom of Northwest News emails include upcoming event calendars (seen below), the district Facebook page also has an events tab to easily manage reminders through the social network's app. Several schools or programs will soon host fundraisers, such as the Eaton band mattress fundraiser, Eaton cheer fall bazaar and silent auction and Northwest baseball fall craft show. Additionally, the district will host informational events to benefit parents and families, such as a presentation regarding substance abuse in adolescence and a college funding workshop.
Upcoming events
  • Oct. 24 to 27: Eaton "Othello" Play (Eaton High School; tickets)
  • Oct. 24 and 25: Northwest "Shakespeare in Love" Play (Northwest High School; tickets)
  • Oct. 26: Eaton Fall Bazaar and Silent Auction (Eaton High School; details)
  • Oct. 26: Eaton Band Mattress Fundraiser (Eaton High School; details)
  • Oct. 26: Northwest Fall Craft Show (Northwest High School; details)
  • Oct. 29: College Funding Workshop (Byron Nelson High School; details)
  • Oct. 29: Substance Abuse in Adolescence Presentation (Administration Building; details)
  • Oct. 31 to Nov. 2: Byron Nelson "The Tempest" Play (Byron Nelson High School; tickets)
  • Nov. 4: STEM and CMP Academies Tours (Northwest High School; details)
  • Nov. 5: Collegiate and Cosmetology Academies Tours (Steele Accelerated High School; details)
  • Nov. 11: School Board Meeting (Administration Building)
  • Nov. 11: Biomedical Sciences & Culinary Arts Academies Tours (Byron Nelson High School; details)
  • Nov. 12: Business Management and Aviation Academies Tours (Eaton High School; details)