School briefs

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Keller ISD

Special needs expo

Keller ISD is hosting an expo for families of students with special needs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Fossil Ridge High School, 4101 Thompson Rd. Presented by the Family Support Council of Tarrant County, the expo will include representatives from area organizations and service providers who can talk about products, support and services for people with disabilities. Resources will include therapy providers, support group and recreation information, devices for communication, self-care and mobility and community employers. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kim Gilchrist at 817-569-5491 or

Flu shots

Urgent Care for Kids is offering $5 flu shots for Keller district students and $15 flu shots for KISD parents from Nov. 11-18. The shots will be given from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Urgent Care for Kids, 940 Keller Pkwy., next to Kroger. For more information, go to

CHS volunteers

Some 65 students from Central High School’s chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) volunteered at Irving’s Blind and Visually Impaired Sports Extravaganza on Oct. 18-19. This was the fifth year CHS FCCLA members have helped in the event which promotes competitive and recreational sports for students with visual impairments.

—Sandra Engelland

Northwest ISD

Well qualified

At the Oct. 28 school board meeting, trustees received a report indicating that 100 percent of its teachers are highly qualified in core subject areas. As part of the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act, schools were required to reach that standard by 2007. Northwest has attained that perfect ranking every year since the program began in 2004.

The board also learned that Northwest has again received a rating of Superior Achievement under the State of Texas School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The Superior Achievement rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Northwest’s financial management and reporting system.

Cox dedication

The dedication ceremony for Wayne A. Cox Elementary School is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 7) at the newly opened campus, 1100 Litsey Road in Roanoke. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will include Northwest school district administrators, trustees and Cox Elementary staff members. Cox, which is the Northwest school district’s 17th elementary, opened in August.

Getting crafty

The Byron Nelson High School Bobcat Dazzlers dance team will kick up the holiday spirit art its annual Holiday Kick Off Bazaar and Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the high school, 2775 Bobcat Blvd., Trophy Club. Vendors are still available for the show, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show features a performance by the Dallas Tap Dazzlers. Learn more about the craft show and bazaar at

Northwest teacher up for honor

Thompson Elementary School teacher Debbie Young is up for teacher of the year on the website for NBC’s Today Show. Lashawnda Pringle-Washington, a parent of Thompson Elementary students, nominated Young. Vote for Young by going to

—Mark Wright

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