Northwest runners take part in a meet this year
Six runners qualify for UIL Cross Country State Championships

Congratulations to the six Northwest ISD student-athletes who have qualified for the UIL Cross Country State Championships! The runners qualified at the regional meet in Lubbock.

Qualifiers include Byron Nelson's Spencer Hataway, Kaitlyn Rodysill and Cassidy Teuscher; Eaton's Dominick Vastlik; and Northwest's Carson Hughes and Jacob Webster.

The state meet will take place Saturday, Nov. 4, at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Eaton and Northwest's runners will compete at 9:10 a.m. (boys 5A). Byron Nelson's athletes will compete at 9:50 a.m. (girls 6A) and 10:30 a.m. (boys 6A). For more information on the state meet, click here.
Byron Nelson students get potential career experience building solar car
Byron Nelson students work on their vehicle at the Solar Car Challenge

For many adults, the extent of engineering learned in high school ended with basic electrical wiring. For a group of Byron Nelson High School students, it ends with making a solar-powered electric car.

Each summer following their school's opening in 2009, Byron Nelson students have participated in the Solar Car Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. The event challenges high school students to design, engineer and build solar cars to race against their peers. Students either race at Texas Motor Speedway or complete a cross-country course to a predetermined destination, depending on the race's format for the year.

Read about Byron Nelson's solar car team by clicking here! You can also read this story and others in   the inaugural issue of Northwest Navigator , the district's new magazine.
Durham using new system for real-time feedback of transportation services
A Northwest ISD school bus

Durham, Northwest ISD's transportation service provider, is using a new service to receive real-time feedback about its operations.

Through BusReport, located at, Durham will record feedback in real time, provide responses, create actionable results and log all events for personnel coaching. This system will provide email updates to the user throughout the review process.

Before the end of 2017, all Durham locations will use the new service.
Read what it's like to be a pro baseball player in an interview with alumnus Tyler Collins
Northwest alumnus Tyler Collins playing for the Detroit Tigers

Tyler Collins graduated from Northwest High School as a decorated baseball player, playing on the varsity team all four years and earning a starting role as a freshman on Baylor's team.

Since then, he has gone on to become the National Junior College Athletic Association's Baseball Player of the Year after transferring from Baylor to Howard College. He intended to play for TCU, but his hard work paid off by being selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. His Tigers debut on March 31, 2014, made him Northwest ISD's first known graduate to play in an MLB game.

Read an interview with Collins by clicking here. The interview is part of the Northwest Navigator, and future issues of the magazine are also slated to include interviews with alumni who have gone on to interesting careers and adventures.
Texas Motor Speedway Tickets link
Limited space available in tuition-based pre-K program
A student uses a touchscreen device in pre-K

Some space is still available in Northwest ISD's tuition-based pre-kindergarten program. Additionally, enrollment in the district's state-funded pre-K program takes place on an ongoing basis for those who meet eligibility requirements.

For more information about Northwest ISD's pre-K programs, please call Deanne Colley, early childhood coordinator, at 817-215-0198 or email
Get involved with Destination Imagination, where students use problem-solving skills

Destination Imagination is committed to student-centered creative problem-solving and collaboration. Northwest ISD is proud to offer this K-12 opportunity to our students and families.

Teams of students work on finding a solution to a challenge over the course of a few months. They'll present their solution to a panel of appraisers at the Greater Fort Worth Region Tournament in February. K-2 students will perform at the Rising Stars Tournament on Feb. 10 at Hatfield Elementary. Students in grades 3-12 will compete on Feb. 24 at McMurry University in Abilene.

To learn more about DI, visit Interested in managing a team or getting your student involved? Contact your campus for details on how to get involved!
Get an update from the superintendent online and ask questions on Nov. 7 in a Facebook Live chat
Facebook Live graphic for Nov. 7 at 6_30 p.m.

Join us on our Facebook page (either in a web browser or the Facebook mobile app) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to talk with Dr. Ryder Warren, Northwest ISD's superintendent, about our school district.

Through a video feed, Dr. Warren will provide an update on what's going on around our district and answer questions from people who type them in the chat. The district will also work to provide answers to any question that wasn't addressed live after the chat concludes.
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
  • Nov. 3: End of Second Six Weeks
    (all district schools)
  • Nov. 7: Superintendent's Roundtable
    (details; district admin building)
  • Nov. 7: Facebook Live Chat
    (Northwest ISD Facebook Page)
  • Nov. 9-11: "Radium Girls" Play Performances
    (details; Eaton High School)
  • Nov. 20-21: Student Holidays
    (all district schools)
  • Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving Break
    (all district schools)
Compass Church Block Party on Oct. 31
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