Reindeer Romp, taking place this Saturday, benefits P.E. departments

Northwest ISD's 10th annual Reindeer Romp will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. this Saturday at Alliance Airport, and you can register at the event if you haven't already!

The Reindeer Romp consists of 1-mile and 5K races, taking place at 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively. Proceeds from the races go to all Northwest ISD school P.E. departments, which helps buy new equipment.

For more information about the event, visit
Winter break takes place Dec. 25 to Jan. 8 for students
2017-18 winter break dates_ Dec. 25 to Jan. 8

Northwest ISD's winter break for students will take place from Monday, Dec. 25, to Monday, Jan. 8, and schools will serve on early-release schedules in the semester's final two days leading up to the break.

On Thursday, Dec. 21, and Friday, Dec. 22, schools will release students at their designated early dismissal times, marking the end of the first semester. Students will then have winter break through Monday, Jan. 8, and return the following day. That Monday will serve as a development day for district staff.

During winter break, all Northwest ISD schools, offices and facilities will be closed.
Medlin's Merry Mustang Carnival taking place tomorrow, proceeds go to children in need
Student featured on Fox 4

Medlin Middle School will host its annual Merry Mustang Carnival from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 8, with a variety of family-friendly events such as face painting, bounce houses and much more.

The event benefits Summer Santa, a charity that provides children in need with summer camp experiences as well as school supplies and other support. Medlin's students were recently featured on Fox 4's Hometown Heroes segment for their work on the carnival, which is planned and run by students.

To see a feature Fox 4 feature story on the Merry Mustang Carnival, click the image above or click here.
District community helps more than 800 children have happy holidays

More than 800 children in need will have happy holidays this year thanks to the generosity of Northwest ISD families, community members, businesses and organizations.

The Northwest ISD community supported these students through the Virtual Angel Tree, where they could choose a child to support by providing gifts this holiday season. In just a few weeks, the community selected all children in the program and provided gifts that are now being distributed to campuses to give to children.

Thank you for your support of children!
MySchoolBucks increasing online meal payment fee
MySchoolBucks logo

Starting Dec. 11, MySchoolBucks is increasing the convenience fee for using the online meal payment service. The convenience fee will become $2.49 per payment. This is the first time in 16 years that MySchoolBucks has raised their program fee.

MySchoolBucks is the third-party meal payment management system used by the district. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MySchoolBucks directly at 855-832-5226 or

To avoid paying the online fee, families can have students add money to their accounts in person. All Northwest ISD cafeterias accept cash or check payments.
An ad for Tanger_s extended holiday hours on Fridays and Saturday until Dec. 23
Final Shears of Steele charity haircut event takes place Tuesday
A screen capture of NBC_s story on Shears of Steele

Shears of Steele will host its final haircut drive for charity this Tuesday, when patrons can donate pajamas for sick children in exchange for a free haircut.

The pajamas, which can be donated in any size, will be donated to patients in Cook's Children pediatric health system. Those interested can visit the salon from 1 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The salon can be reached at 817-698-5820 or

Shears of Steele is located inside Steele Accelerated High School, which is located at 606 N. Walnut St. in Roanoke. To see an NBC DFW feature story on the event, click the image above or click here.
Update on Old Blue Mound Road closure
A photo of a roadway

The reconstruction of Old Blue Mound Road, which connects Eagle Parkway to F.M. 156, has been delayed, with the reopening expected to take place near the start of 2018.

Old Blue Mound Road was originally expected to reopen in November, but utility line issues delayed work. Motorists can continue to U.S. 114 to connect from F.M. 156 to I-35.
Roanoke students donated to families affected by Hurricane Harvey
Roanoke students donating items for families affected by Hurricane Harvey

Roanoke Elementary School students recently took part in the giving spirit by donating items to families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

This holiday season, each Roanoke class chose to collect items to provide to a family from Morton Ranch Junior High School in Katy. Each class personally delivered their items to a moving van that will take the gifts south to help pass on the holiday spirit.
School board to remain at 6 members until election

As explained in the special Tuesday edition of Board Notes, Northwest ISD trustees have decided to remain at six members until an election will be held in May to fill the school board's current vacant seat.

The district will provide additional information in the months leading up to the May election, including filing deadlines and information on requirements. When available, information will be posted on the election information page of the Board of Trustees website. Once elected, the new board member will fill the remainder of the Place 7 term, which ends in 2020.
Community folder provides news and updates about third-party events

Northwest ISD's community folder, located at, provides district families with information about events and services in the area that are hosted by third parties (and not Northwest ISD). To view approved flyers of community events and services, click here.

These events include camps, sporting offerings, local business services and more. Simply click the "Approved Flyers" link (click the "+" icon on smartphones and mobile devices) to view all the current or upcoming events and services. Local organizations and businesses can also provide information on this website to offer their flyers for distribution in the community folder.
Upcoming events
  • Dec. 7-9: "Oedipus the King" Drama Performances
    (details; Byron Nelson High School)
  • Dec. 8: Merry Mustang Carnival
    (details; Medlin Middle School)
  • Dec. 9: Byron Nelson Dazzler Holiday Craft Show
    (details; Byron Nelson High School)
  • Dec. 9: Reindeer Romp
    (details; Alliance Airport)
  • Dec. 21, 22: Student Early Release 
    (all district schools)
  • Dec. 25-Jan. 5: Winter Break
    (all district schools)
  • Jan. 8: Student Holiday, Staff Development
    (all district schools)
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