EDUCATION

Northwest Notes for Wednesday, August 1, 2012

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012

GETTING CONNECTED – Seven Hills Elementary School teacher Lyndsie Graves (right) shows Kirsten Wilson, Haslet Elementary teacher (left), new applications to use on her iPad to formally assess student learning. Submitted photo

STAFF CONNECTS AT 2012 TECHNOPALOOZA – Northwest ISD held its first TechnoPalooza July 24 and 25 at Byron Nelson High School. This Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) conference offered sessions for administrators and teachers on mobile applications, digital student discussions, QR codes, Pinterest and other social media tools in the classroom.

VOLUNTEERS ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK ONLINE – Parents and other volunteers who plan to work with children in NISD schools must have passed a criminal background check. The volunteer background check form is available online at www.nisdtx.org/volunteercheck and can be completed before the rush of the new school year.

PREKINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Prekindergarten registration is Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 1, and 2, at Hatfield Elementary School (2051 Texan Drive in Justin) by appointment only.

Call Deanne Colley at (817) 215-0198. For information about prekindergarten qualifications, go to www.nisdtx.org/familyinvolvement.

NO SHOTS, NO SCHOOL – Northwest ISD is hosting Movax Immunization Clinics in August. Cost per child is $14 for one vaccine and $25 for two or more. Children need to bring current shot records, and a parent/guardian must be present. For a list of dates, times and locations, go to www.nisdtx.org.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION -All students new to Northwest ISD are asked to register at the school they will be attending with the following information:

  • accurate home address and telephone number,
  • work telephone number for both parents (if applicable),
  • student’s Social Security number and place of birth,
  • name and phone number of a person, other than a parent, to notify in case of an emergency,
  • birth certificate,
  • copy of child’s records from the school most recently attended,
  • last report card (if available),
  • immunization records,
  • proof of residency and
  • parent/guardian’s driver’s license.

For information regarding specific registration dates and back-to-school events, visit www.nisdtx.org/backtoschool.

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