Keller district officials reported a fairly smooth start to the school year despite late revisions to the high school schedule. Several late buses and a few food service delays were on par for the first week of classes, said Superintendent Randy Reid. As 34,000 students headed back to class, some 650 new KISD employees went to work: 400 professionals (teachers, counselors, nurses, librarians, diagnosticians and administrators), about 100 support staff members (aides, office clerks, janitors, maintenance workers, etc.) and 150 new substitutes were added to the district pool.
Keller ISD will host a Gifted and Talented (GT) Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday, September 16, from 6-7 p.m. in the Central High School Auditorium, 9450 Ray Price Road. Families of identified first and sixth grade GT students are invited to meet the GT Specialist who will teach their GT student during the 2014-15 school year.
The Fossil Ridge High School Sun Dancers will sponsor a Bingo Night Sept 19 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Fossil Ridge, 4101 Thompson Road, Fort Worth. The event will include 10 games of bingo, cash prizes, raffles, concessions, and a 'Fun Zone' for the kids. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased through any Sun Dancer or at the door.
Students came back Aug. 26 but Northwest school district faculty kicked off the school year the previous week at a district-wide convocation assembly. The event included performances from: the NISD Convo staff band and staff choir, speech and debate students from Northwest and Byron Nelson high schools, and the high schools’ cheerleaders and drill team. Keynote speaker Jack Berkemeyer, a renowned speaker and humorist, encouraged staff members to build relationships, make connections and have fun.
The Northwest school district’s Board of Trustees will meet twice this month: Sept. 8 and 23. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the district’s administration building, 2001 Texan Drive, Fort Worth.
The Northwest school district offers a Gold Card program to seniors living in the district. In addition to an annual luncheon, Gold Card members receive free entry into district-sponsored events, performances and athletic competitions. Residents 65 or older are eligible. To join and reserve a seat at the Oct. 14 luncheon, residents can call 817-215-0175.