School begins Monday, Aug. 22
In less than a week, Northwest ISD will welcome more than 22,000 students back to our schools! If you haven't already completed Enrollment Online, be sure to do so by clicking here.

Regular school times for the 2016-17 academic year are as follows:
  • Elementary Schools: 7:40 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Middle Schools: 8:50 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.
  • High Schools: 8:40 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Steele AHS & Special Programs/DAEP: 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
More information about back-to-school events can be found at And for those new to the district, click here to learn more about your new school community.

Send in your first day of school pictures to [email protected] or by tweeting to @NorthwestISD using #nisdfirstday2016.
A message from the superintendent about the first week of school
Northwest ISD is looking forward to kicking off a new school year on Monday! District staff have been working hard the last few weeks to prepare for the first day of school. Keeping your children safe remains our most important commitment to you. As a fast-growth school district, NISD has increased from 114 to 150 bus routes in the past year. NISD has partnered with Durham for more than 10 years to provide transportation to more than 50 percent of our students.
The forecast is predicting a 80 percent chance for rain on Aug. 22. Please keep the weather in mind as you help your child prepare and dress for school. While we try our best to collaborate with Durham to run timely transportation the first day of school, we do expect delays as we fine-tune our bus routes. You will receive a phone call if your child's bus is more than 20 minutes behind schedule. If your child's bus happens to be late, we apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to contact Durham at 817-698-1287 if you have any concerns.
Durham has shared with NISD that they will have additional resources to address any significantly delayed busses and will dedicate extra staff the first week of school to provide customer support to our families. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the first week of school.
Additionally, please take this time to remind your children about the importance of safety. Many of our children walk or ride their bike to school. This website has tips on going to and from school safely.
I assure you we in Northwest ISD are just as anxious about the start of a new school year as you and your families are. After more than 25 years in public education, I cannot explain to you the excitement I feel at the start of a new school year. I look forward to partnering with you and the NISD community to make every child in NISD future ready.
Ryder Warren, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Meet Dr. Ryder Warren, our new superintendent
Come meet Dr. Ryder Warren, our new superintendent, at a meet-and-greet reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30!

The reception will take place at our administration building, located at 2100 Texan Drive in Fort Worth (by the Northwest ISD Stadium). Some GPS devices may require you to put Justin as the location instead of Fort Worth.

Dr. Warren comes to Northwest ISD from Midland ISD, where he was also superintendent. Learn more about Dr. Warren by clicking here to read a brief Q&A that offers an overview of his background.
Eaton Fine Arts Crucible Theater performance
Stuff the Bus
Eaton performs first fall play ever
Eaton High School concluded its first fall play ever with its enactment of "The Crucible," and students also received a double-dose of learning since it's a sophomore-level reading assignment. To read about the background of Eaton's just-finished first fall play, click here.

Students in need receive supplies
About 1,000 Northwest ISD students in need received free school supplies this weekend thanks to our community. Our Back-to-School Fair also provided other help for children in need with free haircuts, screenings and other services. Thanks to our community for its tremendous support!
Byron Nelson students competing in national career event
Congrats to Byron Nelson High School's FFA veterinary science team, which will compete in the 89th annual National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis in October! Read more about their trip by clicking here.

Athletic, fine arts competitions and events starting back up
In addition to the academic year, athletics and fine arts are starting up as well! To view athletic schedules, view our RankOne website. For fine arts, visit your campus website or the district fine arts website.
Roanoke's Monica Lemke named regional Teacher of the Year
Monica Lemke

Congratulations to Roanoke Elementary School third-grade math and science teacher Monica Lemke, who was named ESC Region XI Teacher of the Year last week!

Mrs. Lemke won the award after just three years as a full-time teacher, largely because of her incredible amount of accomplishments in that time. She has served as a Roanoke Elementary third-grade team leader, Northwest ISD elementary math curriculum writer and presenter, and given or participated in numerous presentations and trainings with fellow educators.

As a result of her win, Mrs. Lemke (seen in this image on the left) is now eligible for the state Teacher of the Year award.

Click here to read more about Mrs. Lemke's honor.
Aeronautics academy opening alongside new school year

When schools open their doors on Aug. 22, it won't just be the start of our new academic year, it will also mark the opening of the district's newest academy, the Academy of Aeronautics & Aviation Sciences. Tim Gamache, head of the academy, had a 25-year U.S. Navy career and is a graduate of its "Topgun" program. Read more about the academy by clicking here.

Follow your campus on social media
All Northwest ISD schools and many district departments or services operate social media profiles on Twitter and Facebook. Not sure where to find your school on either social network? View our new social media directory by clicking here.

Upcoming events
Aug. 22
First Day of School

Aug. 27
Northwest Education Foundation Splash Bash ($25 entry)
Hawaiian Falls Roanoke 

Aug. 30
Meet-and-Greet Reception for Dr. Warren
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Administration Building 
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P.O. Box 77070 Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone 817-215-0000 Fax 817-215-0170

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