Register Your Child for the New School Year 

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 26.  Have you enrolled your child for the new school year?  Enrollment online is now available for returning NISD students and requires a Home Access Center account.  For more information and to register online, go to


Enrollment Online 
  • Can be accessed on a laptop or desktop computer. 
  • Is compatible with Internet Explorer 9 or higher (make sure compatibility mode is enabled), Google Chrome and Safari.
  • Instructions with screen shots and frequently asked questions are posted on the enrollment website.    

Please note, campuses will have computers available for households without Internet.


For more information, please contact your child's campus.

Want to Volunteer in NISD Schools?

NISD appreciates the work of our volunteers!  If you plan to work with children in NISD schools, you must pass a criminal background check prior to volunteering.   The Northwest Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) system includes background checks and captures volunteer interest profiles.   This web-based, interactive contact center enables volunteers to update contact details, preferences and match volunteer opportunities to parents and the community.  


The new VIPS system can be found at under Quick Links or here.  For more information, contact NISD Partners in Education Specialist Phil Beckman at 817-215-0172.  

Thank You for Your School Supply Donations!

On Saturday, August 9, 314 families attended Northwest ISD's annual Back to School Fair, hosted by NISD Partners in Education and Communities in Schools North Texas. This year's fair provided supplies and free services (such as physicals, haircuts and health screenings) to approximately 754 students. Thanks to the generous donations and community support, there were 55 volunteers, 30 vendors and a total of 1,445 backpacks and supply sets for students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.


Thank you volunteers!

The Northwest ISD Partners in Education program was created to establish partnerships between our schools, businesses, students, teachers and the community. For more information about NISD Partners in Education (PIE) or to become an official partner, go to

NISD Welcomes 240+ New Teachers

Northwest ISD greeted 241 new teachers during the New Teacher Academy this week. Teachers new to NISD spent the week in a series of professional development trainings, visiting with mentor teachers and at a breakfast provided by title sponsor Northwest ISD Education Foundation. Following the breakfast, new teachers completed an Ambassador Training provided by Friends of Texas Public Schools. The training offers a look behind the curtain to learn what is really impacting schools and how the community and staff, as leaders, can advocate for education and make their voices heard.

New Staff at O.A. Peterson Elementary
A New Look for Beck and Peterson Elementary

Last spring, construction began at Beck Elementary School in Trophy Club and Peterson Elementary School in Fort Worth.  Beck received 8,000 square feet of additions, and Peterson received 14,000.  New features at Beck Elementary include an expanded cafeteria, new kitchen, additional art and music rooms, along with two new resource rooms.   

Beck Elementary

Peterson Elementary received six new classrooms (four fifth-grade rooms and two kindergarten rooms), an expanded cafeteria and gymnasium, along with an additional music and art room. 

Peterson Elementary

These additions, funded through the 2008 bond referendum, will accommodate student growth.  

Fruit and Veggie Bar Coming This Fall

grapes.jpg This year, all Northwest ISD elementary schools will offer a fruit and vegetable bar during the school year.  Each day, the Fruit and Veggie Bar will offer one fresh fruit and one fresh vegetable.  Students may take one free serving of each featured item.  The food service web page will post monthly Fruit and Veggie Bar menu items.  

August 14, 2014
In This Issue
NISD Mobile App News

Due to a system upgrade to the Student Information System, the mobile application student feature is currently not functional.  We are working to quickly fix this matter with our vendor in efforts to have the mobile application completely repaired within the first few weeks of school.  Thank you for your patience while we work to improve our mobile application. 

Back to School 2014

Get your back to school information at  


NISD wants to see your first day of school pictures.  Tweet your first day pictures to @NorthwestISD #firstdaynisd2014


Coming Soon!
Mobile Responsive Website

The Northwest ISD website and all campus websites will be mobile responsive beginning August 26.    

Want to Substitute in Northwest ISD?

NISD is searching for innovative, enthusiastic and dependable people to serve as a substitute teacher.  For more information, go to   

Dates to Remember

August 25

School Board Meeting 


August 26

First Day of School


September 1
Labor Day - NISD Closed

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Northwest Independent School District
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Physical address: 2001 Texan Drive Justin, Texas 76247 Phone: 817-215-0000 or 940-648-3224
Mailing address: P.O. Box 77070 Fort Worth, Texas 76177 FAX 817-215-0170
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