School briefs

Posted Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Keller ISD

National conferences

A number of Keller district high school students performed well enough in state Career and Technology Education contests to advance to national leadership competitions this summer.

Students from Central and Timber Creek will attend the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference June 24-29 in Anaheim, Calif. The students from Central are: Marc Fernandez, Christian Carreon and Christian De Lara. TCHS students are Bishop Turon, Zachary Greiner and Ankush Patel.

Students from Central and Fossil Ridge will go to the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) National Leadership Conference June 25-29 in Nashville, Tenn. They are McKenna Lewis from Central and Paridhi Sheth and Kimmy Vu from Fossil Ridge.

Two Ridge students will go to the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-28 in Kansas City, Kan.: Ryma Mahoach and Jake Wangner.

Four Keller High students will go to Nashville, Tenn., July 1-6 for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference: Kayla Gollihar, Brianna Fill, Kaitlin White and Bethany Marchalk.

Summer School

Summer school programs for all levels are underway this month. Academically struggling students and those who met at-risk criteria in kindergarten through eighth grade are meeting on various campuses Monday through Thursday until June 27.

High school students who failed end of course exams are meeting at Keller Middle and Fossil Ridge high schools Monday through Friday through June 28. High school students requiring credit recovery will meet Monday through Friday July 15-26 at Fossil Ridge High School. For more information, parents can contact their child’s campus.

Summer Art Camp

Trinity Meadows Intermediate School will host an art camp June 24-28 and July 8-11 for students from kindergarten through 12th. grade. The program allows young artists to explore a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, photography and more.

The camp runs Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $145 and includes all supplies. For more information, email

—Sandra Engelland

Northwest ISD

Northwest Lauds 2013 Grads

More than 945 seniors walked across the stage at commencement ceremonies June 11 at the University of North Texas Coliseum in Denton. Northwest High School graduated approximately 469 students and 454 graduated from Byron Nelson High School. James M. Steele Accelerated High School held its commencement ceremony, honoring 15 graduates, June 6 at Northwest High School’s Vernon Solomon Performing Arts Center. Northwest school district graduates earned $15 million in scholarships.

Supporting West

Northwest school district will provide five portable buildings to the West school district.

“Our hearts go out to the entire West community: the students, the staff and the parents,” Northwest Superintendent Karen Rue said. “We stand united as a support system of educators, and we want to be able to help in any way we can.”

The portables will be available for West to use for the next two years while they restore and repair the damage caused to campuses from a fertilizer explosion.

School Board Meeting

A Northwest school board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 25 in the Northwest ISD Administration Building, 2001 Texan Drive. There will be no board meetings in July.

School supply drive

Northwest ISD Partners in Education invites the community to donate to the NISD Partners in Education Stuff The Bus school supply drive for children and teens to ensure all Northwest students have the tools they need for school success.

PIE is asking community members to host school supply drives at their businesses and places of worship or to donate school supplies at the NISD Administration Building, 2001 Texan Drive.

A Northwest school bus will travel to local businesses and churches to collect donations July 19. To make a donation, learn how to hold a drive or volunteer to help, visit or call 817-215-0172.

—Mark Wright

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?