Northwest ISD now accepting name recommendations for new schools
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Northwest ISD now accepting name recommendations for new schools
Posted on 09/24/2021
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The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees and administration are now accepting name submissions for two new schools, an elementary school in the Northstar development, and a middle school in the LeTara development. Community members are invited to share their naming suggestions over the next two weeks.

An electronic nomination form is available on the district’s website at www.nisdtx.org/nameschools, or a physical nomination form can be requested by calling 817-215-0171. Additional information may be included, such as news clippings, letters of recommendation and/or printed resources that would assist board members in making their decision.

According to Northwest ISD Board Policy, trustees will name school buildings serving students in kindergarten to eighth grade by at least one of the following documented categories:

  1. In memory of a person who has served the District or community, especially in service to children, and whose virtues or characteristics will serve as role models to students, staff and the community;
  2. In memory of any person who has made a s significant contribution to society and/or education, whose name shall lend prestige or status to an institution of learning;
  3. A local residential or geographic area (names in this category should be “neutral” if more than one community will be served by a particular facility); or
  4. A District property donor or his or her family members.

School buildings serving grades 9–12 shall be named according to one of the following documented categories:

  1. In memory of any person who has made a significant contribution to society and/or education and his or her name shall lend prestige and status to an institution of learning;
  2. Any state or national heroic figure, landmark, and/or historical attributes; or
  3. A District property donor or his or her family members.

The new elementary school will be located off Bellatrix Drive in the Northstar development, located in Fort Worth about a mile from Wilson Middle School. The middle school will be located off John Day Road in the LeTara development in Haslet, the same development where the new Haslet Elementary School is located.

Construction for the elementary school will begin within the next year, while construction for the middle school has already begun. Both schools are anticipated to open at the start of the 2023-2024 school year. 

Nominations will be received through Friday, October 8, and reviewed by a naming selection committee. Recommendations for names will be presented to the board on Monday, October 18.  Trustees will vote on the names at their Monday, November 15, school board meeting.