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Thanksgiving break is next week

Northwest ISD students will not attend schools Monday, Nov. 19, through Friday, Nov. 23, in celebration of Thanksgiving, returning to schools on regular schedules Monday, Nov. 26.

For more information about district holidays and school days, click here to view the 2018-19 Northwest ISD calendar.
16 student-athletes sign letters of intent
Sixteen student athletes from Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest high schools signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports Wednesday, the district's first signing class of 2018-19.

Multiple student-athletes across a range of sports signed letters of intent. This is the first signing day ceremony of the school year, with additional ceremonies taking place later in the year for other sports and students who declare later. To see a list of students who signed Wednesday, click here. To see photos from each ceremony, click here.

November 2018 Byron Nelson Student-Athlete Signees
November 2018 Byron Nelson Student-Athlete Signees

November 2018 Eaton Student-Athlete Signees
November 2018 Eaton Student-Athlete Signees

November 2018 Northwest Student-Athlete Signees
November 2018 Northwest Student-Athlete Signees
Northwest Texans playing home football playoff game today
The Texan football team stands for the National Anthem

Good luck to our Northwest Texan football team as they begin the playoffs at home today! The Texans will host the Wichita Falls Coyotes at Northwest ISD Stadium, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. Come support the team as they look to get a win in front of a big home crowd!
Virtual Angel Tree now open to help students in need this holiday season
Virtual Angel Tree logo

Northwest ISD's Virtual Angel Tree is now open at, allowing community members to support a student in need and provide him or her with gifts this holiday season. 

By "adopting" a child on the Angel Tree, an individual will receive information about a child to purchase clothes and gifts for him or her. The process is entirely anonymous, with a $100 suggested limit for each child on the Virtual Angel Tree.
Fine arts groups preparing for busy winter season
Drama masks for theatre

Several big fine arts performances will take place before winter break, with a wide variety of groups planning several events. Some of those events include all three high schools performing in orchestra concerts, a drill team showcase, and plays or musicals.

To see a calendar of all upcoming fine arts performances across the district, click here.
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Northwest ISD buses now come with seat belts, other safety improvements
A student using a seat belt on a bus_ click to watch the video

Northwest ISD has a new fleet of school buses, featuring several safety improvements, including seat belts. To see a video showcasing the new safety features, click the image above or click here.
Consider supporting NEF on Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday takes place Nov. 27

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Consider supporting the Northwest ISD Education Foundation on Nov. 27 to help fund scholarships for graduating seniors and innovative teaching grants for educators looking to open new doors for their students. You can double your impact by helping NEF earn matching funds and avoid processing fees! On Giving Tuesday, Facebook is partnering with PayPal to match up to $7 million in donations made on Facebook and cover payment processing fees to charitable organizations.

To learn more or make a donation, visit If you have any questions, contact Alyssa Edstrom at or 817-215-0084. 
Registration still open for annual Reindeer Romp race benefiting P.E. departments
Runners begin the Reindeer Romp

Registration for the 11th annual Reindeer Romp is open! The annual 5K race and 1-mile fun run takes place at Alliance Airport on Dec. 8, with the latter beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the former beginning at 9 a.m.

All proceeds from the event benefits district P.E. programs. Registration is $20 per student and $25 per adult. To register or learn more, visit
New construction website provides updates on district projects
A rendering of Lance Thompson Elementary School

Have you seen construction going on for a Northwest ISD school or facility and wonder what it is? Visit our new construction website to find out!

The website, located at, features information about active projects (such as Lance Thompson Elementary, seen above), projects in planning and completed projects. Major active projects have dedicated pages where families and community members can view construction progress.
Upcoming events
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For additional information about upcoming events,
view the "upcoming events" and "latest news" sections of
  • Nov. 16: 7 p.m. Northwest Football Playoff Game
    (Northwest ISD Stadium)
  • Nov. 19-23: Student Holiday
    (all district schools)
  • Dec. 8: 8:30 a.m. Reindeer Romp
    (Alliance Airport)
  • Dec. 20: End of Third Six-Weeks Grading Period
    (all district schools)
  • Dec. 21 to Jan. 7: Student Holiday
    (all district schools)
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