NISD School Notes
NISD Opens New High School on First Day of School, Aug. 25, 2015
V. R. Eaton High School welcomed nearly 1,000 freshman and sophomore students as they became the very first Eaton Eagles. Roy Eaton, son of the school’s namesake, and his wife Jeannine helped open the school with a First Day Pep Rally. V.R. Eaton served as a member on the first Northwest ISD school board and assisted in the organization of the district’s consolidation. As the owner of Chisholm Trail Ranch near Rhome, Eaton was an advocate for the Northwest High School vocational agricultural program.
Principal Carri Eddy, Ed.D. leads the school which also houses the Academy of Business Management and Entrepreneurship. The academy is an in-school entrepreneurship program and global business simulation that trains students how to create and run their own business.
The Eaton High School campus features multiple meeting rooms, device charging stations, furniture that can be easily moved to accommodate students’ work needs, and windows into the classrooms, all which encourages student collaboration. The building has a performing arts center that seats 800, one competition gym, two auxiliary gyms, and multiple playing fields.
NHS graduate Cameron Davis Helps Save Life of Young Mother
Cameron Davis graduated from NHS last year and was in the EMT class taught by Debby Schneemann. He was an excellent student who successfully passed his EMT exam and received his certification before school was out. Schneemann then helped him find a summer job at Hawaiian Falls Water Park in Roanoke. Davis used his training and joined forces with other park staff to save the life of a mother who had suffered a seizure while riding in the lazy river section of the park.
Help Us Spread the Word – We are NISD, not NWISD
The NISD story begins in the late 1800s when schools began appearing in the area among railroads, general stores and stables. In 1949, the one-school districts of Haslet, Justin, Rhome and Roanoke united to form Northwest ISD. At one time, the district used the abbreviation NWISD, but in the late eighties Northwest ISD was rebranded to NISD because Northwest is one word and not two. We need your help! Please spread the word that Northwest ISD is NISD not NWISD. Check out this video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaGyk1_mR9U Follow #TeamNISD @NorthwestISD.
NISD Closed in Observance of Labor Day
Northwest ISD will be closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 8.
NISD Offers Gold Card Program
To show appreciation for years of support, Northwest ISD provides senior citizens living in the district the opportunity to be part of the district’s Gold Card program. In addition to a free annual luncheon, Gold Card members receive free entry into district-sponsored events, performances, and athletic competitions. If you are 65 years of age or older, become a member of the NISD Gold Card program today. To join, please call 817-215-0175.
NISD School Board Meetings
The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, September 14 and Monday, September 28 at 7 p.m. at the NISD Administration Building (2001 Texan Drive, Fort Worth, 76177).
I Love NISD Campaign
To show your support and secure your “I Love NISD” package, visit www.northwestef.org, or call the NEF office at 817-215-0173. With your purchase you will receive a 12”x18” yard sign, vinyl window slick, and t-shirt. Your donation will benefit the Northwest Education Foundation and the Northwest Council of the PTAs. With your $40 purchase you will be showing your support and pride in NISD, and also helping provide critical resources to ensure that every NISD student has the opportunity to be future-ready.