School briefs

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Keller ISD

Attendance champions

Keller district officials recently announced a new attendance competition to take place during each six-week grading period. Every six weeks, the elementary, intermediate, middle and high school campus with the highest attendance rate will be recognized with a banner, free ice cream for students and free lunch for staff members. The inaugural winners of the contest are Florence Elementary School, Bear Creek Intermediate School, Keller Middle School and Central High School. Sodexo, the food service provider for Keller schools, sponsors the competition.

Vaccination clinic

The Tarrant County Public Health Department will be at Bear Creek Intermediate School from 9 to 11 a.m. April 11 to provide necessary vaccinations (Tdap, varicella and meningitis) for seventh grade. For more information, contact BCI nurse Brittany Duniven: 817-744-3720 or Brittany.Duniven@kellerisd.net.

Kindergarten roundup

Registration for kindergarten students and first graders new to the Keller school district is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 7-11, with special evening hours from 5 to 7 p.m. April 8. Parents and guardians should call their home campuses between March 31 and April 4 to schedule an appointment to register their child. For more information, go to kellerisd.net.

—Sandra Engelland

Northwest ISD

Big event arrives

Northwest High School students won’t be sleeping in Saturday. The third annual Big Event begins in the morning and lasts through mid-afternoon. Northwest High School students each year participate in one of the largest community service projects in the area. Students assist six surrounding communities with projects for residents and community organizations. For more information go to, http://bigevent.nisdtx.org.

Masterful music

The Northwest school district has been recognized as a 2014 Best Communities for Music Education, the sixth consecutive year the district has received this national honor. About 16,500 Northwest students receive fine arts instruction each week.

Northwest nets national tech award

The Consortium for School Networking Awards has presented the Northwest school district with an honorable mention for the CoSN Team Award. This award recognizes an exceptional district team for its impact on education technology and its work to improve student learning, opportunities and access.

—Mark Wright

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