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 NISD's Rory Peacock Named Director of Instructional Technology
NISD is proud to announce Rory Peacock as the district's new director of instructional technology.   
 Shears of Steele Salon is Open for Business Beginning September 16
Shears of Steele will open to the public on Tuesday, September 16.  For an updated price list, click here, and follow the Salon @ShearsofSteele.  Click here to read more.
Northwest ISD Elementary Students Receive Free Fresh Produce
Northwest ISD, in partnership with ARAMARK Food Services, is now offering every elementary student a choice of free fresh fruits and vegetables at lunch. Any NISD elementary student, whether they dine in the cafeteria or not, can experience this wonderful program. Click here to read more.
Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow
September is National Attendance Awareness Month.  Attending classes has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten.  Families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life. 

Northwest ISD realizes some absences are unavoidable due to other circumstances, but we also know that when students miss too much school, regardless of the reason, it can cause them to fall behind academically.  Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire year.  Research shows:

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. 
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school. 
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores. 

Absences can add up quickly.  A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!  We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged.  Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.   Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up.  Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.

BNHS Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist
Jason Ye, a senior at Byron Nelson High School, has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. Ye will have the opportunity to advance in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship next spring. He is a member of the orchestra, serves as the senior class vice president and is on the student council. Scholarship winners will be announced in April.  Click here to read more.


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