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Keller ISD

Here comes the bus

Free bus service for students who live more than two miles from school returns to the Keller school district Jan. 23. Eligible students should have received postcards with bus stop locations and pick up and drop off times. For more information, contact the transportation department at 817-744-1300.

Rallying school support

Keller, Carroll and Grapevine-Colleyville school districts will host "Our Schools, Our Voice," a rally to support Texas schools on Feb. 7 at Grapevine High School. Officials from the three districts invite taxpayers, parents and educators to the rally which will inform community members on ways they can demonstrate their support for education. The event, which is free, will begin at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium located at 3223 Mustang Dr. in Grapevine.


Ten Keller district students won spots in the Texas All-State Choirs. Competition for the group is fierce, with four rounds in the tryout process. The choirs will perform next month at the Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio. Central's Colton Houston and Chris Ogden of Fossil Ridge made All-State. Keller's All-State Choir members are Rachel Aldinger, Blayke Drury, Jack Hansen, Addison Harper, Kris Novak, John Pollock, Heather Poole and Dallas Rehberg.

Tournament fundraiser

Timber Creek and Fossil Ridge high schools hosted the 2013 Rex King Memorial Cup soccer tournament Jan. 10-12 with all proceeds going to Community Hospice of Texas. Rex King, the father of TCHS Coach Mike King and a dedicated youth soccer coach, died of cancer in 2011. He and the King family were helped during his last days by Community Hospice of Texas in Fort Worth. The money donated is earmarked for those who could not otherwise afford care. Last year's tournament raised more than $7,000. A final tally from this year is not yet available.

Northwest ISD

All-State Choir

Byron Nelson High School senior Cora Winstead earned first chair Alto 1 at the Texas All-State Choir auditions in Abilene on Jan. 12. Along with winning the top-ranked seat, Winstead earned a place in the 2013 Texas All-State Choir. This is the highest honor a Texas high school musician can receive. Winstead will perform with the Texas All-State Mixed Choir at the Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio in February.

NHSTV Wins National Contest

The Northwest school district Academy for Media Arts and Technology NHSTV students received first place in the national VBrick Student Video Contest. The contest attracted submissions from elementary to high school students across the nation. It showcases the creative ways schools are using video to change the learning experience.

NHSTV won first place in the category "Best Morning Announcement, Grades 9-12." The winning newscast was anchored by Sydney Burns and Kerry Gleason. The television show is broadcast five days a week to Northwest High School students. To watch episodes of NHSTV, go to

NHS Presents The Sound of Music

The Northwest High School theater department presents The Sound of Music at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Performances will be at the Vernon Soloman Performing Arts Center (2201 Texan Drive, Justin). Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and complementary for Northwest school district staff. Call (817) 215-0268 to reserve tickets.

Dazzling Dance Clinic

The Byron Nelson High School Dazzlers will present the Pretty Princess Dance Clinic and Parents' Night Out from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Byron Nelson High School (2775 Bobcat Boulevard, Trophy Club). The clinic is open for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Participants will perform during halftime at the Byron Nelson basketball game Jan. 29.

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