4 Students Named National Merit Finalists
Northwest High School senior Andrew Smith and Byron Nelson High School seniors Matthew Giuffrida, Ryan Wheeler and Brendan Woodcock have been selected among the approximately 15,000 students to advance as finalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  They will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $32 million that will be offered in April.  

Principal Named State Finalist
Sandy Conklin has been named a finalist for the 
H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. Read more.
BNHS Students Prepare for Second Championship
Business students advance to national contest.  Read more.
PTA Presents Dr. Rue with Lifetime Award
Superintendent Rue receives PTA's highest national honor. Read more.
New Spotlight on The NET - Mentors Matter
Find out how you can make a difference in the life of an NISD student each week by becoming a mentor. The next mentor orientation is March 23 at noon at the NISD Administration Building (2001 Texan Drive, Justin, 76247).  For more information, call 817-215-0172.  

Be a mentor in NISD!
Be a mentor in NISD!

Students' Recipe Added to PF Changs Menu
Culinary Arts student Andy Johnson is pictured with PF Changs Chef Eduardo Pelaez during the recent cooking challenge at Byron Nelson High School.  Four students in the Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality prepared three kids' meal options as part of the Medical City Children's Hospital Kid Fit Menu program. Find out where you can sample their creation by clicking here.

NISD Offers SAT to Juniors on March 2
On March 2, NISD will administer the new SAT to all junior level students enrolled at each high school.  In the fall, eighth through tenth graders had the opportunity to take the PSAT.  The scores are used as an initial screen to the National Merit Scholarship Program.  These tests are given to the students at no cost.  Many universities use the SAT as part of the admission process. 

NISD is committed to providing opportunities for students to prepare for their futures.  Naviance Family Connection provides an online course to help students build math, reading, writing, and SAT/ACT test prep skills.  Through your child's Naviance Family Connection site, students can complete the PrepMe course and track all of the work completed. 

This year, the SAT has implemented very important changes that will be beneficial to students.  There will be no guessing penalty, and questions are related more to content and skills and less on "testing tricks."

For more information on preparing for this test, click here. Watch the video below to learn more about Naviance Family Connection, or go to www.nisdtx.org/naviance. 
Naviance Family Connection
Naviance Family Connection

Techno Expo is This Thursday!
Northwest ISD parents and community members are invited to attend Techno Expo at Northwest High School (2301 Texan Drive, Justin, 76247) on Thursday, February 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  Selected students will present and demonstrate their use of technology in the classroom during a series of breakout sessions.  For event details, answers to frequently asked questions, and more, click here.  Check out the mobile friendly website here.
March 7
School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. 

March 10

March 14-18
Spring Break - Student/Staff Holiday 

March 25
Student Holiday - Bad Weather Make-up Day 
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