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Keller ISD

Financial Town Hall

The Keller school district’s finance department will host a Financial Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Keller ISD Education Center, 350 Keller Pkwy. Officials will discuss the most recent audit, long-term expenditure and revenue data and answer questions from the public.

Mock Trial Competition

Keller High students placed first and second in the state Youth and Government/Mock Trial Competition Feb. 1 at the State Capitol in Austin. The appellate team of Ty Matthews, Reece Clawson and Taylor Driscoll placed first. The appellate team of Blayke Drury and Collin Gillespie placed second.

The trial court team of Claire Beckley, Alex Berner, Julie Choi, Luke Jennings, Daniel Yoo, Luke Schochler and Matt Nichols placed fifth.

Hillwood poets

Four seventh graders at Hillwood Middle School will have poems in a national anthology, “A Celebration of Poets.” The poetry collection is part of a writing competition sponsored by Creative Communication.

The poets whose works will be included are Mona Hassan, Reagan Hoelscher, Carolyn Patterson and Riona Virtue. For more information of Creative Communication’s poetry contest, visit

Northwest ISD

Tech-Savvy Superintendent

Karen Rue, the district’s award-winning superintendent, can add another honor to her list of accomplishments. eSchool Media announced eight winners of its 2014 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards, and that list includes Rue. Now in its 14th year, the program honors the nation’s top K-12 superintendents who best exemplify outstanding leadership and vision in using technology to advance their district’s educational goals.

School Board Meeting Set

The Northwest school district will meet for its second regular meeting of the month at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the district’s administration building, 2001 Texan Drive in Justin. The board also met Feb. 10

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