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Tuition-based pre-kindergarten application now available

Northwest ISD will begin offering tuition-based pre-kindergarten in the coming 2017-18 school year, and the application process for the program is now open.

The application process will last until Thursday, June 8, when submissions will no longer be accepted. On July 31, students will be selected for the program based on available classroom spaces. Tuition for the program is $419.77 per month over nine months.

This new program is available to those who don't meet the prerequisites for state-funded pre-K (available free to those who meet language, educationally disadvantaged, active-duty military parent, foster care or homeless requirements). The program lasts half a day and will be available at Hughes, Justin, Lakeview, Love, Nance, Prairie View, Seven Hills and Thompson elementary schools.

For more information about pre-K or to begin the application process, visit www.nisdtx.org/prek.
Three track and field student-athletes qualify for state
Congratulations to the three Northwest ISD student-athletes who have qualified for the UIL Track & Field State Meet!

Each comprehensive high school will be represented at the state meet, with each of the three athletes competing in a field event. All three athletes are also making return trips to the state meet in Austin, as they each competed in the meet last year.

From Byron Nelson, Sanaa Barnes will compete in the 6A high jump; last year, she finished third in the event at the same classification in the state meet. From Eaton, Allyn Tyer will compete in the 5A high jump; she finished second in the event in 4A last year. From Northwest, Caden McDonald will compete in the 5A discus throw; he finished fifth in 6A last year.

The state meet begins Thursday, May 11, and concludes Saturday, May 13. To view the full meet schedule, click here.

Byron Nelson_s Sanaa Barnes will compete in the 6A high jump.
Byron Nelson's Sanaa Barnes will compete at state in the 6A high jump.

Eaton_s Allyn Tyer will compete in the state meet in the 5A pole vault.
Eaton's Allyn Tyer will compete at state in the 5A pole vault.

Northwest_s Caden McDonald will compete at state in the 5A discus.
Northwest's Caden McDonald will compete at state in the 5A discus.
Early voting ends today, Election Day is May 6
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Early voting for Northwest ISD's proposed 2017 bond package ends at 7 p.m. today, with Election Day voting taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6.

The proposed bond package would add new schools and expand some existing schools. All schools would also see security and technology upgrades, among other aspects.

For a full list of items proposed as part of the bond package, visit www.nisdtxbond.org. Not sure where to vote? Determine your voting location by clicking here.
Northwest Reads celebrates 400 volunteers promoting childhood literacy
Thank you to the 400 volunteers who participated in the ninth annual Northwest Reads to promote childhood literacy! Each year, volunteers read to children at every elementary campus to show the importance of literacy. Their time and dedication make the event possible, and this year represents yet another huge success for the program.

A volunteer reads to children

A volunteer reads to children

2017 Northwest Reads volunteers
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Kindergarten Roundup taking place this week
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Northwest ISD's Kindergarten Roundup is taking place this week, providing incoming kindergarteners with the opportunity to learn about their future schools.

Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 1 are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. Following enrollment, each school will host these incoming students as part of Kindergarten Roundup.

Though enrollment takes place online, parents and guardians must still bring appropriate documents - including birth certificates, immunization records and proof of residency - for the campus to review. Document review can be completed at the campus during Kindergarten Roundup.

Each of Northwest ISD's 17 elementary schools serves kindergarteners, and exact dates and times for each school's Kindergarten Roundup can be seen by clicking the corresponding school link at  www.nisdtx.org/kroundup.
Registration for TechnoCamps available
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Registration for five summer technology camps hosted by Northwest ISD is now open, providing students with opportunities to learn about popular topics at all elementary and middle school grade levels.

Three robotics camps are available for $95 per student: CampWeDo 1.0 Robotics, CampWeDo 2.0 Robotics and Camp EV3 Robotics. These camps vary by grade level, with at least one course offering available for all kindergarten to eighth-grade students.

For students in second to eighth grades, Camp Makey Makey/Stop Motion Animation comes with a take-home kit for $150 per student. Camp Raspberry Pi also comes with a take-home kit and costs $150 per student, providing each attendee with introductory coding tutorials with a small computer system.

Each camp takes place Monday to Thursday over the summer, with dates varying by camp and session. All campers will receive a free T-shirt as part of their participation in a TechnoCamp.

All camps will be held at Pike Middle School, located at 2200 Texan Drive in Fort Worth, featuring both morning and afternoon sessions. To learn more about each camp or register for a camp, visit technocamp.nisdtx.org.
Middle school musical auditions begin next week
Beauty and the Beast Jr. logo Auditions for Northwest ISD's 2017-18 middle school musical will begin Saturday, May 13, with callbacks scheduled for the following Saturday, May 20.

All auditions will be held in the Byron Nelson High School performing arts center, located at 2775 Bobcat Blvd. in Trophy Club. This year's musical is "Beauty and the Beast Jr.," a family-friendly rendition of the popular Disney movie.

Each performer will be asked to sing and speak at his or her audition. Rehearsals for those chosen will begin in August and run through September, culminating with shows on Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30. For additional information, click here.
Texas Rangers hosting Northwest ISD Night on June 2, tickets available now
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Northwest ISD and the Texas Rangers will host a special community night for the school district's students, staff and families, and tickets to the night's game are now on sale.

The Texas Rangers will host Northwest ISD Night on Friday, June 2, when the team faces the Houston Astros beginning at 7:05 p.m. An exclusive voucher to receive a free Texas Rangers baseball cap branded with one of Northwest ISD's three comprehensive high schools (Byron Nelson, Eaton or Northwest) will be provided to the first 300 registrants for each school. Additionally, all Northwest ISD students registered as part of the community night will receive a free whiffle ball set.

Prior to the game's start, the Rangers will also celebrate Northwest ISD education through a special video recording and announced information.

All tickets purchased for the event will receive a discounted price. For more information about the event and to see photos of the commemorative hats, click here to download a PDF flyer. To purchase tickets in one of the nine seating areas included for the event, visit www.texasrangers.com/schools.
Community folder provides news and updates about third-party events
Northwest ISD's community folder, located at www.nisdtx.org/communityfolder, provides district families with information about events and services in the area that are hosted by third parties (and not Northwest ISD).

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.
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