Keller and Northwest ISD school briefs

06/24/2014 4:05 PM

06/24/2014 4:06 PM

Keller ISD

Special Olympians

At the June 19 school board meeting, Keller district officials honored 50 Keller district athletes who competed in the State Special Olympics Track Meet and Basketball Tournament hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington May 22-25. Four team coaches were also recognized for their hard work and dedication: Jennifer Guess, Special Olympics Head Coach and LIFE Skills program specialist; Cindy Boaz, adaptive P.E. teacher; Bonnie Newcomb, adaptive P.E. teacher and coordinator of secondary P.E. and Health; and John Notley, special education teacher.

Campuses, offices closed

All Keller campuses and administrative offices will be closed June 30 through July 4 for a summer holiday. Most elementary, intermediate and middle schools are closed to the public from June 23 to July 11.

Residency verification

All Keller ISD campuses will hold residency verification from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6. The Early Learning Center will host residency verification 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4. Parents or guardians must bring current proof of residency, such as a driver’s license and a current utility bill showing the correct address. For more information, go to and click on the link “Enrollment/Residency Info.”

—Sandra Engelland

Northwest ISD

Fair deal

The Northwest school district and Communities in Schools of North Texas are working together to put on the district’s second annual Back to School Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 at Northwest High School. This year’s fair will provide school supplies and assistance to families who need extra support based on their financial need (verified by their registration for free or reduced lunch). Visit to learn about opportunities to sponsor a family or make a donation toward the event.

Online enrollment help available

Enrollment Online is available for students new to the Northwest school district, including incoming kindergarten students. To access the online registration feature, parents of students currently enrolled in the district must have a Home Access Center account. Access to the HAC requires an internet connection and a confidential username and password issued to the parent by the school.

Users unsure of their HAC login can contact the student’s campus. Campuses have computers available for use for households without internet. An Enrollment Online help desk is set up at the district’s administration building (2001 Texan Drive, Justin) from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. weekdays. Parents of returning students can begin the online registration process July 14.

Camps keep students learning, active

During the last week in June, Northwest school district elementary through junior high students could learn about science, build working Lego robots and hone their sports skills at Northwest school district summer camps. To learn more about upcoming Northwest school district camps, go to the school district’s web site,

—Mark Wright

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