Giving back: Middle School students collect items for troops

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Richard Greene

With the holidays approaching, the Chisholm Trail Middle School student council is keeping in mind those service men and women that can't make it home this December.

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Back-to-school blast: Adams to open Monday

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Leo Adams Middle School will open for its first day of classes Monday

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Alvord, Northwest earn A’s in accountability ratings

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two Wise County school districts earned A’s in the first A-F accountability ratings released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency. Alvord and Northwest received the letter grade of A based on three domains measuring academic performance — student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. All districts in the county earned passing grades.

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Schools encouraged by Abbott’s school security plans

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Superintendents at multiple Wise County school districts were encouraged by the security plan announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday. Abbott’s plan included proposals for increasing law enforcement presence at schools, strengthening school security and providing mental health evaluations to identify students at risk of harming others. Abbott also suggested a “red flag law” that would allow law enforcement, family members, school employees or a district attorney to file a petition seeking the removal of firearms from a potentially dangerous person.

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Seven students transported from bus crash

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Seven Justin Elementary students were transported to local hospitals from the scene of a school bus rollover on Farm Road 407 near Bill Cook Road Tuesday afternoon.

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Seven students transported from bus accident

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Seven Justin Elementary students were transported to local hospitals from the scene of a school bus rollover on Farm Road 407 near Bill Cook Road Tuesday afternoon

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Northwest boundary discussion draws crowd

Published Monday, March 5, 2018
By Richard Greene

Northwest ISD officials spent nearly two hours discussing the proposed attendance boundary change and its effect on Chisholm Trail Middle School Monday during a town hall meeting. The meeting was exactly a week after the school board split 3-3 on the proposed boundary. They are slated to meet again Wednesday to consider the boundary along with attendance zones for several elementary schools.

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Two students detained for gun at Northwest HS

Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two Northwest High School students were detained for possessing a handgun on campus Tuesday, according to a statement released by the district. The weapon was confiscated without incident by district officials.

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Chisholm Trail boundary remains unsettled

Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018
By Richard Greene

The dividing line for the attendance zones between Northwest ISD’s Adams and Chisholm Trail middle schools remains unsettled. After nearly an hour-long discussion centered on the impact on Chisholm Trail by the changes, Northwest ISD trustees split 3-3 and failed to approved the recommended attendance zones. Trustees followed with a 4-2 vote to delay the boundary changes for the two middle schools and several elementary schools until their next meeting March 19.

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Commuters to face delays on 114 over weekend

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Wise County commuters into Denton County could face potential delays Friday evening through Monday morning on Texas 114. The highway will be closed below the Farm Road 156 bridge, starting at 8 p.m. Friday. It is expected to be closed through Monday morning.

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Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Messenger staff

With the ring of the first school bell, Wise County superintendents are stepping out to greet parents and students.

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District celebrates construction milestone

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Northwest ISD Tuesday held a topping out ceremony at the future site of Leo Adams Middle School in Haslet, inviting trustees, construction officials and community members to watch as the structure's final steel beam was put in place.

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Northwest ISD launches new website

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

As Northwest parents and students head to the internet to find information for back to school, they will be greeted by the district's new website.

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Northwest ISD hires new search firm

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Days after agreeing to part ways with its first choice for a superintendent search firm, Northwest school board members picked Education Consulting Research Group's Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) to help find the district's new lead administrator.

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Northwest ISD reopens hunt for search firm

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

Northwest ISD trustees reopened its selection of a search firm to lead the hunt for a new superintendent Monday night.

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Never leaving the classroom; Through unparalleled growth, Rue led innovation

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

As Karen Rue took her seat as the new Northwest superintendent in late June of 2005, the district began discussing a $224.5 million bond package.

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Rue retires; Superintendent steps down after 11 years with district

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Messenger Staff

After leading Northwest ISD during a time of unprecedented growth, Karen Rue announced Thursday night that she will retire at the end of the year.

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Back to School: Ready for flight – Eaton HS set to open

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Richard Greene

Walking though the second floor of Northwest's new V.R. Eaton High School, Ambriette Reed points out the colorful furniture in the open corridors.

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Back to School: School named for determined education advocate

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Richard Greene

When the fate of Rhome students was being decided by voters in Decatur, V.R. Eaton led the charge to get the area in what would become Northwest ISD.

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Back to School: No place like home, Seven Hills for Blackburn

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Richard Greene

Four years ago, Kim Blackburn and her family settled in Newark and began getting to know the area.

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