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NEF donates book to every Northwest ISD kindergarten student

Childhood literacy ranks among the most vital education matters across the world, and in support of this subject, the Northwest ISD Education Foundation (or NEF) has donated a book to every kindergarten student in Northwest ISD to kick off their educational journey.

As part of this initiative, every Northwest ISD kindergartner received “Rhyming Dust Bunnies” by Jan Thomas to encourage a lifelong commitment to reading. NEF encourages families of kindergartners to join its Kinder Club, where they can learn about how to support Northwest ISD teachers and students.

“Reading is among the most fundamental skills required across any profession or industry,” said Jenn Burton, executive director of NEF. “Northwest ISD has consistently championed reading at all grade levels, and we thought this was a great way to introduce the importance of reading at an early age.”

All 20 Northwest ISD elementary schools received copies of “Rhyming Dust Bunnies” for each kindergartner. The book will help the students continue to develop their reading skills, and the copy each student receives is his or hers to keep.

The Northwest ISD Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization created and operated to support and enhance the quality of education in Northwest ISD. While its two main initiatives are to support teachers through grants and students with scholarships, it also operates many services to benefit students and teachers alike, such as a resource store and library where educators can receive free supplies.

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Northwest Reads event promotes student literacy
Digital auditions now open for middle school musical "Willy Wonka Jr."

Auditions for Northwest ISD’s 2022-2023 districtwide middle school musical, “Willy Wonka Jr.,” will take place digitally this year, and all incoming sixth- through eighth-grade students are eligible to audition.

Students interested in auditioning will need to record video of themselves performing their two memorized selections, which they will then upload on the musical’s website. Auditions must be uploaded by Saturday, April 30. For specific information about the rehearsal process, click here.

Rehearsals for the play will begin on July 25 and run through September 7. Individuals on the technical crew will begin rehearsing on August 22. Their combined work will culminate with four shows across September 8 to 10.

For more information about the rehearsal process or the play, click here. Questions regarding the musical audition process may be sent to April Zavala at

Registration now open for TechnoCamp 2022

Registration is now open for TechnoCamp 2022! TechnoCamp offers students the opportunity to cultivate their creativity through fun, hands-on STEM based experiences. Students can choose to explore our new Lego SPIKE Robots, Minecraft EDU, our new VEX GO Robots, or participate in our fun and exciting QUEST Camp. All camps promote learning through designing, creating and engineering with technology and are sure to keep your young learner engaged this summer!

TechnoCamp is for first- through fifth-grade students and will take place at Pike Middle School June 6-9 and June 13-16.

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District Pre-K information available for state-funded and tuition-based programs

Students enrolled in Northwest ISD's Pre-k program will establish positive relationships with teachers and peers, build vocabulary knowledge through hands-on experiences and participate in a variety of activities using thinking, reasoning, remembering, problem solving, number concepts and counting skills.

Due to limited class size, tuition-based Northwest ISD Pre-K students will be selected through a lottery system. Lottery applications may be submitted now through 5 p.m. on April 22. Tuition-based Pre-K is a half-day program.

Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens April 11, 2022 for those meeting state eligibility guidelines for Pre-K. 

Go to to register on April 11.

The following enrollment documents must be ready to upload when registering:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residency
  • Immunizations
  • Parent Driver's License 

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