Northwest ISD and Keller ISD school briefs

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Keller ISD

Voices of Central

The Central High Show Choir will compete in the Show Choir National Finals April 26-27 in Chicago. The top 30 show choirs in the nation will compete for a national championship. Voices of Central earned a spot in the finals by placing among the top show choirs in an Orlando, Fla., contest earlier this spring. Central is the first Texas choir program to qualify for the national event.

State math and science contest

Students from Bear Creek Intermediate and Keller Middle schools joined forces to participate in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Competition on April 6 in San Antonio. Bear Creek sixth graders Rashel Bullon, Samika Kulkarni and Henry Dodd, along with Keller Middle seventh grader Valerie Tsai and eighth grader Brian Beeson placed in individual science competitions. In addition, the BCI/KMS Science Team of Brian Beeson, Valerie Tsai, Jose Sauto, Rashel Bullon took home the fourth place trophy. about 2,500 students competed at the state meet.

Summer study in Germany

Keller High student Tracey Wright-Taylor will go on an all-expenses paid summer study trip to Germany with an award from the American Association of Teachers of German. Tracey was selected as one of 44 national winners after scoring in the 97th percentile on the Level Two 2013 National German Exam for High School Students. Nearly 23,000 students participated in the program. After qualifying, Tracey wrote several short essays in German and English and was interviewed by a committee of high school teachers and college professors of German before her selection.

Northwest ISD

Digital district

Northwest school district ranks fifth in the large student population district category for the Digital School Districts Survey Award. The survey showcases exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students and the community, as well as to improve district operations. Northwest was recognized at the National School Boards Association’s Annual Conference in San Diego. This is the second year Northwest has ranked among the top ten digital school districts in the nation. Last year, Northwest rated seventh.

Volunteer hours

Northwest school district administration and campus staff celebrated Granger Elementary volunteers with a surprise visit during their volunteer appreciation breakfast. The campus has been named the Northwest ISD Partners in Education Campus of the Year for the third consecutive year. The campus has logged approximately 10,296 volunteer hours from August 2012 to March 2013. Results have been determined based on total hours logged per student. Currently, the district has more than 7,000 approved volunteers. Visit to volunteer.

NHS student places in top 10 at leadership conference

Seven Northwest High School students competed in the 2013 Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Conference in January. At the state leadership conference, Augstin Tran earned seventh place for java programming.


NASCAR champion driver Jeff Gordon announced Clara Love and Justin elementary schools as the winners of the Speeding to Read challenge on April 11 at Texas Motor Speedway. Speeding to Read is an incentive-based reading program created by Texas Motor Speedway to encourage and promote reading. Students from Hatfield, Justin and Clara Love elementary schools were split into two divisions – kindergarten through second grade and third through fifth grade. Classrooms within the two divisions competed to see who could read the most books. During the yearlong challenge, students from the three campuses read more than 283,000 books.

Night of No Limits

Northwest kindergarten through 12th-graders will present their best work in science and problem-based learning at the Night of No Limits from 6 to 8 p.m. May 16 at Northwest High School. Students will share their projects through live presentations and in a gallery format. Families and community members are invited to watch student presentations and engage in hands-on, interactive exhibits from the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and meteorologist Jeff Jamison of CBS 11.

Camaro prize coming

The Northwest ISD Partners in Education is teaming with Moritz Chevrolet to give away a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro to one high school student in the Northwest school district for outstanding academic efforts and attendance throughout the year. The car giveaway will take place 10:30 a.m. at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle.

Closed for Memorial Day

Northwest school district campuses and administrative offices will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Classes will resume May 28.

Nelson football booster club

The Byron Nelson High School football booster club is hosting a golf tournament at 2 p.m. May 30 Trophy Club Country Club. For more information, contact Cyndi Huizenga at

Summer school opportunities in Northwest

Northwest ISD offers a variety of summer programs for elementary, middle school and high school students to enhance their educational experience. Go to and look for a listing of opportunities under Announcements on the right-hand side of the website. Registration deadlines vary by program. For more information, call Student Services at 817- 215-0083.

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