The Kelley Awards, Keller school district’s new Tony-style awards show, will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Timber Creek High School, 12350 Timberland Blvd. High school students who have been in the cast and crew of the school musical will be recognized for excellence. The event will feature performances from each of the four KISD high schools. Tickets are $15 and available at the door.
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A student walking south on Parkwood Hill Boulevard to Hillwood Middle School Jan. 6 was approached by a man in a black sport utility vehicle who tried to coax her into his vehicle. Fort Worth Police released a sketch of the suspect and, along with KISD security officers, increased patrols in the area.
Hall of Fame
The Keller ISD Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the KISD Athletics Hall of Fame. Each year, a former athlete, coach or individual is recognized for their contributions both on and off the field. For more information, call 817-744-1066.
Keller schools are closed Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All students have early release on Jan. 23, the last day of the first semester.
CREST Counseling recognizes Tidwell
Tidwell Middle School in Roanoke is one of 56 schools in Texas to receive the CREST award. CREST stands for Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas. Tidwell will be honored during the School Counselor Conference in Galveston this February. In 2005, Texas School Counselor Association began a program called CREST to recognize schools with outstanding counseling programs.
Administrator Earns Honor
Gene Pike Middle School Principal Chris Jones has been named a Texas Music Educators Association Distinguished Administrator. He was surprised with the award Dec. 19 at a staff meeting. Jones, who was nominated by his band director Jack Forbis, was selected for his support in preserving quality music education programs on his campus.
In addition to Jones’ honor, the Texas Music Educators Association is giving the Pike campus, located in Justin, a $1,000 grant for the band and choir programs.
Northwest school district students and employees are off Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Also, classes will dismiss early this Thursday and Friday.
EdCamp Offers ‘Unconference’
Northwest school district’s EdCamp, scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 17 at Steele Accelerated High School in Roanoke, is a form of "unconference" designed specifically for teachers and their needs. Unlike traditional conferences, which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, EdCamp has an agenda that is created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, participants can have discussions and hands-on sessions. The camp is free to attend.
The Northwest ISD Partners in Education program is seeking volunteers for the seventh annual Northwest Reads at 9 a.m. Jan. 22. Volunteers will choose from a variety of books to read to pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students at one of the school district’s 17 elementary schools. For more information, call 817-215-0172.