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Posted Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Keller ISD

Teacher grant

Kelly Davisson, music teacher at the Keller Early Learning Center, recently received a grant from the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) to purchase instruments for students to use in the classroom and in programs. The TMEA is awarding nearly $500,000 in grants to some 600 elementary classrooms across the state.

Spamalot rescheduled

Keller High School Theatre will present “Spamalot” Jan. 16-19. The musical was rescheduled due to last week’s ice storm. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. All performances will be in the Fine Arts Center at Keller High, 601 N. Pate Orr Rd.

Winter Holiday

Keller district campuses and offices will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. Classes resume Jan. 6.

Northwest ISD

Updated App About to Launch

An updated version of the Northwest school district’s mobile application launches Jan. 22. The free app, which will include the ability to check a student’s grades, attendance, and lunch account balance, will be available on Google Play and the Apple iTunes store. Northwest is promoting the new phase of the app with a viral video on Youtube. The two-and-a-half minute clip is titled “APPsterpiece Theater presidents NISD APP.” View the video at or go to to learn more about the new app.

Festive Fun Run

The Northwest school district hosted the sixth annual Reindeer Romp on Dec. 14 at Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club. The cold-weather event consisted of a one-mile fun run and a 5K. The proceeds will benefit the district’s physical education department.

Holidays are Here

It’s beginning to look like a lot like winter break. The rest and relaxation for Northwest school district students, faculty and staff begins Dec. 20 and lasts through Jan. 3. Classes resume Jan. 7. Students have the day off for a student holiday Jan. 6.

Byron Nelson Senior Named to Senate Program

Sachin Gupta, a senior at Byron Nelson High School, has been named one of two Texan students to the U.S. Youth Senate Program. As part of the program, the Hearst Foundation has awarded Gupta with a $5,000 college scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C., where he will meet President Obama, dine with the Vice President Biden and enjoy other opportunities.

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