Keller ISDPurchasing awardFor the fifth year in a row, the Keller ISD purchasing department has earned a merit award from the Texas Association of School Business Officials. The award recognizes school districts for efficiency, training, use of technology, communication and management of co-operative purchasing programs. Gifted learnersThe Keller school district will present a program for parents, guardians, teachers and administrators of gifted-talented students. The program, “The Gift of Self: Developing Effective Self-Esteem in Gifted Learners,” will be at 7 p.m., Jan. 14 in the Fine Arts Center at Central High School, 9450 Ray White Rd. Guest speaker Lisa Van Gemert, Mensa Youth Specialist, will provide a workshop on specific tools to build a healthy self concept in gifted youth.Northwest ISD Bee smartFifth-grader Isaiah Bishop came out on top Dec. 18 in the Haslet Elementary School Spelling Bee. Bishop was crowned champion after 16 rounds of competition. The winning word was "avenge." Fifth-grader Chloe Chapman was the first runner-up. Both children and their parents will be recognized at the Jan. 6 Haslet City Council meeting.