|Dr. David Hicks|
Northwest ISD invites the community to meet Dr. David Hicks, incoming superintendent of schools, on Tuesday, May 24, with additional events to get to know Dr. Hicks to follow.
The event will last from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Northwest ISD administration building's board room, located at 2001 Texan Drive in Justin. All community members are welcome to attend, including students, families, teachers, staff and others.
Additional opportunities to meet Dr. Hicks will take place, including Facebook Live video chats and high school zone events in the fall.
The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Hicks as the next superintendent following an extensive community feedback process. Dr. Hicks joins Northwest ISD after spending six years as superintendent of Sherman ISD. He also has experience at fast-growth school districts, as he previously served as area superintendent of secondary programs at nearby Denton ISD.
Dr. Hicks believes in providing high-quality academic programs at every level alongside top-tier extracurricular programs while ensuring the needs of every child are met. He has spent the past month meeting with Dr. Ryder Warren, retiring superintendent, as well as district staff and community leaders.
Tuesday, May 17, will mark Dr. Hicks' first official day as superintendent.
Dr. Ryder Warren, superintendent of Northwest ISD, will host his final Facebook Live video chat at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, before he retires on May 16. Topics he will address include the district’s surging growth, online enrollment ongoing for 2022-2023 and preventing vaping.
The video chat will begin with a brief update about news in Northwest ISD before taking audience questions. Northwest ISD’s Facebook Live video chats typically last about 30 minutes. For questions that are not answered during the video chat, the district provides written responses within the week.
To participate in the video chat, visit the Northwest ISD Facebook page on the social network’s website or mobile app.
The artwork of 92 Northwest ISD secondary students received awards at the 23rd annual NISD Art Show. Over 1,000 pieces of art were submitted in this year's event, including two dimensional and three dimensional art forms, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, textiles, metals and paintings.
Wilson Middle School seventh-grader Nolan Goslee ("Fiber Relief Sculpture") and Byron Nelson High School sophomore Taylor Thompson ("Oblivion") won Best in Show for their submissions.
Congratulations to the winners in the following categories, listed below with their teacher and campus.
Intro to Art: 2D
1st: Skylar Fine, Mrs. Lovern/Medlin
2nd: Kanyapat Jones, Lovern/Medlin
3rd: Holly Windham, Fargo/Wilson
4th: Savannah Maxwell, West/Tidwell
5th: Zoey Cheng, Lovern/Medlin
6th: Iris Cruz, Donaldson/Adams
Intro to Art: 3D
1st: Sophia Garza, Lovern/Medlin
2nd: Alexia Danes, West/Tidwell
3rd: Cayla Farris, Bailey/Pike
4th: Reagan Dreable, Bailey/Pike
5th: Owen Dubbs, Bailey/Pike
6th: Lily Skarupski, Bailey/Pike
1st: Nolan Goslee, Fargo/Wilson
2nd: Annacate Watts, Lovern/Medlin
3rd: Ashlyn Tracy, Donaldson/Adams
4th: Ryann Croshaw, Lovern/Medlin
5th: Najina Said, West/Tidwell
6th: Marisol Kline, Fargo/Wilson
1st: Elizabeth Miller, West/Tidwell
2nd: Lyla Vesce, West/Tidwell
Art I Middle School: 2D
1st: Laksha Meiyappan, Marvin/Medlin
2nd: Zoe Bui, Hughes/Tidwell
3rd: Khailah Trinh, Fryar/Wilson
4th: Rebecca Ramirez, Fryar/Wilson
5th: Sydney Gordon, Marvin/Medlin
6th: Graham, KC, Mediavilla, Morgan, Fryar/Wilson
Art I Middle School: 3D
1st: Jason Dao, Fryar/Wilson
2nd: Christine Nguyen, Hughes/Tidwell
3rd: Madison Morgan, Fryar/Wilson
4th: Illaris Milad, Hughes/Tidwell
5th: Zoe Bul, Hughes/Tidwell
6th: Aaron Forte, Marvin/Medlin
1st: Jason Dao, Fryar/Wilson
2nd: Skylar Tschirgi, Hughes/Tidwell
3rd: Laila Roman, Johnson/Adams
4th: Amber W., Austin/Pike
5th: Abigail Bennikotty, Hughes/Tidwell
6th: Harper Campbell, Fryar/Wilson
Art I High School:2D
1st: Izabela Marojevic, Burns/BNHS
2nd: Izabela Marojevic, Burns/BNHS
3rd: Jayden Faulkner, Byam/EHS
4th: Alivia Craig, Dornai/EHS
5th: McKinley Baker, Dornai/EHS
6th: Landon Florence, Dornai/EHS
Art I HS: 3D
1st: McKinley Baker, Dornai/EHS
2nd: Brienna McCafferly, Davis/Steele
3rd: McKinley Baker, Dornai/EHS
4th: Jacquelyn Garcia, Dorani/EHS
5th: Jaden Platt, Nelson/EHS
6th: Kyle Masterson, Nelson/EHS
Art II: 2D
1st: Eden Johanson, Kelley/NHS
2nd: Ella Nagensgast, Burns/BNHS
3rd: Zaynab S., Smethers, BNHS
4th: Estella Vela, Hale/BNHS
5th: William Maher, Burns/BNHS
6th: Natalie Alves, Smethers/BNHS
Art II: 3D
1st: Launa Jernigan, Dornai/EHS
2nd: Hannah Vos, Bunger/BNHS
3rd: Launa Jernigan, Dornai/EHS
4th: Sylynn Robinson, Nelson/EHS
5th: Mia Carter, Bunger/BNHS
6th: Ayianna Rosado, Bunger/BNHS
Art III: 2D
1st: Sofia Langenbach, Burns/BNHS
2nd: Taylor Thompson, Burns/BNHS
3rd: Macy Cottle, Burns/BNHS
4th: Macy Cottle, Burns/BNHS
5th: Kirsten Young, Burns/BNHS
6th: Joslyn Sifuentes, Hale/EHS
Art III: 3D
1st: Ducle Rodriguez, Bunger/BNHS
2nd: Karla Sanches, Bunger/BNHS
3rd: Pamica Kiwabonga, Nelson/EHS
4th: Mackenzie Harrison, Davis/Steele
5th: Rachel Henry, Bunger/BNHS
6th: Corbin Winward, Bunger/BNHS
Art IV: 2D
1st: Reese L. and Charlotte K., Heffley/BNHS
2nd: Young, Mindefeldt, Ochaa, Heffley/BNHS
3rd: Reese Ladewig, Heffley/BNHS
4th: Erica G., Shaban/NHS
5th: Sam Davis, Shaban/NHS
6th: Nevin Lowe, Byam/EHS
AP Art: 2D
1st: Bishop Braxton, Byam/EHS
2nd: Haleigh Hendrix, Shaban/NHS
3rd: Trinitee Hall, Byam/EHS
4th: Raylei Peters, Byam/EHS
5th: Jeremiah Medlen, Byam/EHS
6th: Kaitlyn Johnson, Byam/EHS
AP Art: 3D
1st: Scarlette Guile, Nelson/EHS
2nd: Hannah Oberbeck, Nelson/EHS
3rd: Scarlette Guile, Nelson/EHS
4th: Hannah Oberbeck, Nelson/EHS
Additional pictures from the event can be found on the district's Flickr account.
Members of the Northwest ISD community who are interested in learning about earning their teaching certification are invited to take part in an informational event on Tuesday, April 26.
The event, part of Northwest ISD’s Grow Our Home program to train those interested in becoming teachers, will last from 4:30 to 6 p.m. During that time, attendees will hear from representatives at iTeach Texas and Hartwell University about earning their teaching certification. The event is open to both those who already have a degree and are looking to add a teaching certification, as well as those who want to earn both a degree and teaching certification.
No RSVP is necessary for the event, which will take place in the district administration building, located at 2001 Texan Drive in Justin. Attendees can park in the employee parking lot, located between the administration building and the ticket booth to Northwest ISD Stadium.
For more information about the program, please email Kim Barker, executive director of human resources, at email@example.com.