Keller ISDResignation bonusKeller school district officials are offering an early resignation notification incentive program for the first 100 instructional staff members who submit resignation/retirement letters by March 1. Those who file by the deadline will receive a $750 bonus in their final paycheck. Of that group, staff members who have perfect attendance from April 1 through the end of the school year will get an additional $250. For more information, contact Penny Benz at 817-744-1077. PTA vendor fairThe Keller Council of PTAs will hold its 8th annual Vendor Fair on March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Texas Rooms of the Education Center, 350 Keller Pkwy. The free event allows PTAs, booster clubs, athletic teams and other organizations to visit with company representatives and learn about their services, products, fundraisers, spirit wear and more. For information, contact Khanh Moutafis at email@example.com. MATHCOUNTSSix students from Hillwood Middle and Parkwood Hill Intermediate Schools are headed to the MATHCOUNTS State Competition in Austin March 22-23 after a strong performance at the regional meet. The Hillwood team consisting of Adel Hassan, Teja Sanaka, Willy Lin and Edoardo Calvello placed fifth and advanced to state. A Parkwood Hill Intermediate team finished sixth, with individuals Ansun Sujoe and Andrew Lee qualifying for the state meet. MATHCOUNTS provides fun and challenging math programs for middle school students and is supported by the National Society of Professional Engineers. KHS Cheer successThe Keller High School Cheer Teams recently competed in the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Nationals meet. Keller squads were named national champions in advanced, intermediate and novice high school divisions. Northwest ISD 3 NHS seniors named national merit finalistsA trio of Northwest High School seniors -- Damon King, Kassidy Knight and Matthew Walker -- has been named National Merit Finalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.These three finalists were selected from approximately 16,000 semifinalists. More than half of the estimated 15,000 finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the title of Merit Scholar.“We are extremely proud of Damon, Kassidy and Matthew,” Northwest High School Principal Jason Childress said. “They are hardworking, talented and deserving of this recognition.”King plans to attend Brigham Young University and study financial law. King, a resident of Fort Worth, is the speech and debate captain at Northwest High and a member of National Honor Society.Knight, a resident of Haslet, plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and study industrial engineering. Knight is the Northwest High student council president, senior class vice president, a member of National Honor Society and a cheerleader.Walker also plans to attend UT-Austin and pursue technical writing. Walker, a resident of Newark, is a member of the Northwest High band, Leading Individuals Fighting for Tolerance and National Honor Society.King, Knight and Walker each have maintained an outstanding academic record throughout high school and earned SAT scores that confirmed their performance on the qualifying test. Each finalist, along with a high school official, submitted a detailed scholarship application which included an essay and information about their participation and leadership in school and community activities. Effective techMore than 950 student presenters -- kindergarten through 12th grade – will let the public experience the use of technology in the classroom at the Northwest school district’s third annual Techno Expo. The event is scheduled for 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Byron Nelson High School, 2775 Bobcat Blvd., Trophy Club.Students submitted their best technology work in a variety of categories, including animation, desktop publishing, digital video, digital audio, website design, electronic art and more. For a complete schedule of presentations, go to http://technoexpo.nisdtx.org, a mobile-friendly website. Reading dayThe fifth annual Northwest Reads event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. Volunteers will choose from a variety of books to read to pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students at one of the school district’s 16 elementary schools. This event provides community members with an opportunity to inspire young students to become lifelong readers. Custom creationsThe Byron Nelson High School Technology Student Association is designing custom notepads. Orders can be made through Friday. Examples of different layouts are available in the online photo gallery at http://www.nisdtx.org/Page/40985. For more information, contact Jeff Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Northwest hosts annual Realtor luncheonNorthwest school district invites real estate professionals to join district officials at 11:30 a.m. March 7 for the annual Realtor’s Luncheon at the NISD Administration Building (2001 Texan Drive, Fort Worth). Information on current demographic projections, plans for new schools and the award-winning programs in the Northwest school district will be shared. Space is limited. Call (817) 215-0175 to reserve a seat. Taking a breakAll Northwest school district campuses and offices will be closed for spring break March 11-15. Classes resume March 18. March meetingA Northwest school board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 18 in the Board Room at the NISD Administration Building (2001 Texan Drive, Fort Worth).