Keller ISDParent support sessionsParents can learn how to recognize early signs that their children are using drugs or alcohol at the next Parent Support Session Nov. 4. Each month, programs are designed to educate parents of students of all ages on a wide variety of topics. All Parent Support Sessions are held at the Keller Learning Center, 250 College Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 6:15. To register, email Tishara Robinson: email@example.com or call 817-744-4486. Choir recognitionKeller ISD high school choir students competed in the third round of the All-State Choir competition Oct. 5. Students from each of the four KISD high schools were named to the All-Region Mixed Choir, with 56 district singers advancing to the next round Nov. 8 in Denton. Another 19 KISD singers were named to the Honor Treble Choir. Fall craft showThe Timber Creek Sky Dancers host their annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Timber Creek High School, 12350 Timberland Blvd. For more information, go to www.tcskydancers.com and click on the link for the 2013 Fall Craft Show.Northwest ISD App-ropriate phone usageMany in the Northwest school district community are reaching for their phones to download a new application that will give users a wealth of information. Northwest launched its new mobile app Oct. 16. The free downloadable smart phone (for iPhone or Android) app gives students, parents and employees access to district news, a directory of names, email addresses and phone numbers, a calendar and social media tools. The second phase, which will offer access to grades, attendance information and school-lunch account balances, is set to go live in January. Learn more about the Northwest app by vising www.nisdtx.org/mobileapp. Turkey daysNorthwest school district students and employees get more than just Thanksgiving Day off. The district’s campuses and offices will be closed the full week of Nov. 25-29 with classes resuming Dec. 2. Taking the stageA unique take on two overlooked Shakespeare characters is about to take center stage. Byron Nelson High School’s theater department presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at 7 p.m., Oct. 24, 25 at the Black Box Theatre at the high school, 2775 Bobcat Blvd. in Trophy Club. The play by renowned playwright Tom Stoppard concerts two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet who are having major trouble coming to grips with what has happened to them as a result of Hamlet’s tragic feud with his uncle. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. For reservations, call 817- 698-5796. Scholar searchNISD Partners in Education is seeking speakers to share information about the Texas Scholars program during the week of Nov. 4-8 at one of the Northwest school district’s middle schools. Each volunteer is only needed for one day. A PowerPoint will be available to the speaker. Texas Scholars encourages students to take more demanding courses in high school and provides an education tailored toward preparing students to go to college, community college, a technical school or the work force. Email Phil Beckman, Partners in Education specialist, at PBeckman@nisdtx.org for more information. Fair for the futureNorthwest school district students can charge forward toward a promising career path or college choice at a college and career fair from 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 4 at Northwest High School, 2301 Texan Drive in Justin. Students and families can attend breakout sessions on financial aid, scholarships, college admissions and other topics. The district is also encouraging those in attendance to discuss college and career topics on Twitter by searching for and tagging tweets with #NISDFutureReady.