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Northwest ISD School Notes, Oct. 18

NEF Legends Golf Tournament raises $70,294 for students, teachers
The Northwest ISD Education Foundation’s recent Legends Golf Tournament has raised $70,294, with the proceeds to be used for student scholarships and innovative teaching grants.

NEF annually hosts its Legends Golf Tournament at the nearby Golf Club at Champions Circle, and local businesses and organizations provide sponsorships and donations that benefit Northwest ISD students and educators. The foundation’s innovative teaching grants allow educators to take a more creative approach to lessons, while student scholarships are awarded annually to help ensure recent graduates continue their paths to success.

Since its inception, the non-profit foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million in teaching grants to promote unique learning opportunities; the foundation annually gives more than $100,000 in grants and $50,000 in scholarships.

To see photos from the golf tournament, click here.

Eaton drill team hosting dance clinic on Oct. 21
Young students are invited to a dance clinic hosted by the Eaton High School drill teams, where participants will receive instruction directly from experienced drill team members.

The Eaton Sapphires will host their clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Registration is $35 per child for Eaton’s clinic. The Byron Nelson Dazzlers and Northwest Sidekicks have already hosted their dance clinics.

Parents and guardians interested in registering their children are encouraged to do so early, as clinic T-shirts can only be guaranteed to early registrants. Children participating in clinics should wear exercise-appropriate attire, as they will be active the majority of camps.

For information about the Eaton Sapphires clinic, click here.

Northwest ISD hosting College and Career Fair on Oct. 23
Northwest ISD will host its annual College and Career Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, where families can learn about future opportunities.

The event will take place at Eaton High School, located at 1350 Eagle Blvd. in Haslet, and feature several breakout sessions with vital information and training on a variety of college- and career-focused topics. Students of all ages and their parents or guardians are invited to attend.

Breakout sessions include: NCAA eligibility (6:15 p.m.), CTE practicums (6:15 p.m.), financial aid 101 (6:15 and 7:15 p.m.), Naviance and family connections college and career search (6:15 and 7:15 p.m.), college admissions (6:15 and 7:15 p.m.), career and technical pathways (6:15 and 7:15 p.m.), and college 101 en espanol (7:15 p.m.).

Additionally, numerous colleges will be on hand to distribute information, as will other forms of post-graduate opportunities.

For more information, please contact Jamie Farber, director of guidance and counseling, at jfarber@nisdtx.org.

Eaton hosting ‘Radium Girls’ play in November
Eaton High School will host its second main stage theatre production of the year in November, as the campus puts on its interpretation of “Radium Girls.”

Performances will take place daily from Thursday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 12, at the school’s performing arts center, located at 1350 Eagle Blvd. in Haslet. All performances will take place at 7 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday performance, which will take place at 2 p.m.

“Radium Girls” tells the true story of Grace Fryer, a dial painter who became ill from radium poisoning, a mysterious disease at the time. The play follows Fryer as she takes on her former employer in court.

Tickets are just $5 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. Attendees can purchase tickets online at this link or at the performing arts center immediately before performances.

For additional information about the performances, please contact Nick Kougias, Eaton theatre director, by email at nkougias@nisdtx.org.

Next school board meeting taking place Oct. 23
The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the boardroom at the Northwest ISD Administration Building, located at 2001 Texan Drive in Fort Worth. This time is 30 minutes earlier than 2016-17 board meetings, as trustees voted to move up their starting time for all future meetings.

At the Oct. 23 meeting, the board will discuss the district’s state financial accountability rating. During this discussion, trustees will talk about Northwest ISD’s rating on the state’s financial accountability system.

Registration for 10th annual Reindeer Romp now open
Registration for Northwest ISD’s 10th annual Reindeer Romp benefitting district physical education programs is now open, with the event itself scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9.

The event consists of two races, a 5K and 1 mile fun run. The latter race begins at 8:30 a.m., while the longer race begins at 9 a.m. Registration starts at $15 for students and $20 for adults through Saturday, Nov. 4. On Sunday, Nov. 5, prices increase to $20 for students and $25 for adults. Registrants can take part in either race or both races, if desired.

All pre-race registration will include a T-shirt, while race-day registration will only include shirts as long as supplies are available. Additional shirts will also be available for sale at the event as long as supplies are available.

Northwest ISD’s Reindeer Romp will take place at Alliance Airport, located at 2221 Alliance Blvd. in Fort Worth.

To register for the Reindeer Romp or learn more about the event, visit www.nisdreindeerromp.com.