Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
Feb. 4, 2021
Expo 2021 Student Submissions Now Open
Expo — Northwest ISD's annual showcase of student achievement and innovation — is back this year with a new, virtual twist. We're "Coming Together As One" to celebrate the people and programs that kept us learning throughout the past year.
Students can submit a short video celebrating academic growth, innovative teachers and learning experiences. Submissions will be reviewed by a campus-based committee.

Videos will be highlighted on the Expo website and social media channels in a week of celebration from March 8 to 12.
Join Dr. Warren for Facebook Live Broadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 10
Join Superintendent Dr. Ryder Warren at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 for a Facebook Live update discussing a possible May 2021 bond election, attendance boundaries, legislative priorities and more.
30 Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent with Universities
Thirty Northwest ISD student athletes signed letters of intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, signifying their decisions to continue their academic and athletic careers in college.

Multiple student athletes signed letters of intent at each of the district’s three comprehensive high schools, Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest. Eaton senior Makinley Kamp was the first golf player in school history to sign a National Letter of Intent to further her academic and athletic pursuits.

A full list of students who signed letters of intent along with their sports and future colleges can be found on the district website.
Book Vending Machines Bring Excitement of Reading to Elementary Schools
It was a typical Friday morning at O.A. Peterson Elementary in Fort Worth until the chime of a schoolwide broadcast.

“Can I please have all of our bookworms join me in the library? If you have received a bookworm golden coin from your teacher, you may now head to the library.” 

The hallways buzzed following Principal Danielle Grimes’ announcement. It was finally time to use the school’s brand new book vending machine for the first time. 

When you see a vending machine, you probably expect it to dispense drinks or snacks. But two Northwest ISD elementary schools are changing that by bringing special vending machines to their campuses.
Eaton Director of Percussion Named Yamaha "40 Under 40" Music Educator
In one of Matthew Moore’s “40 Under 40” nomination letters submitted last fall, a colleague wrote, “Matt’s professional and approachable demeanor have fostered an environment that students thrive in.”

Cultivating such positive learning conditions has placed Matthew Moore, V.R. Eaton High School's Associate Band Director and Director of Percussion, among Yamaha's "40 Under 40" inaugural class.
Students Showcased at Annual Sonny Nance Memorial Junior Livestock Show
For the 10th year in a row, the annual Sonny Nance Memorial Junior Livestock Show displayed amazing exhibits of craftsmanship and talent from Northwest ISD's FFA programs.

Students from across the district — enrolled in third through 12th grades — totaled more than 220 entries in various competitions including and showing livestock, horticulture and flower arrangement and agriculture mechanics.

The memorial event takes place yearly at the Kelly W. Box Agriculture Center, located on NISD's central campus.

With spectator limitations in place, the entire show was broadcasted live online.
"I am a Hero" Drive-Thru Play To Learn Event
The Northwest ISD Parents as Teachers Program invites families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers to a pick up a developmental activity kit featuring lots of Hero fun during a drive-thru Play to Learn Event:

  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5
  • Location: Northwest ISD Special Programs Center

Supplies are limited (125 kits are available).
Upcoming Parent Education Workshops
Teaching Children Kindness and Respect for Others
Join Christy Buce and Sarah Lacefield in a discussion about kindness and respect for others.

  • Monday, Feb. 8 at 8:30 a.m.
Secrets of the Teenage Brain
Join Kelly Wallace and Ashley Gaither for details on how to understand the difference between normal teen behavior and warning signs of depression and anxiety.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.
The Chef's Box: NISD Family Meal Kits
Aramark and Northwest ISD Food Services present The Chef's Box — everything you need to enjoy a delicious meal at home.

Two chef-prepared meal options are available each week and all menu items are served family style.

Support NISD while taking advantage of competitive pricing and quality ingredients. Each kit includes directions, recipes, nutrition education and more.

For more information, visit The Chef's Box website.
NISD Planning to Adjust Attendance Boundaries for 2021-2022 School Year
With the opening of the district's 20th elementary school in August — and growth in many parts of the district — Northwest ISD will need to establish attendance boundaries for the new Berkshire Elementary School and potentially adjust existing boundaries in several parts of the 234-mile school district.

Recommendations for the new Berkshire Elementary boundary, adjusted middle school boundaries, and other attendance boundary considerations will be taken to the NISD Board of Trustees on Monday, Feb. 8.

The Board would consider approving the boundary recommendations at the Feb. 22 school board meeting. Prior to the school board vote, NISD will share the proposed attendance boundaries during a Facebook Live broadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 10.