Northwest ISD Navigator Magazine October 2017 - Page 14

School Spotlight: Cox Elementary School Cox Elementary School serves families in northwestern Roanoke, where it is known for providing a community atmosphere for students where education and kindness are equally valued. The school is named after Wayne A. Cox, a longtime educator who was also a community leader. He was a resident in Justin for 40 years, and he was the superintendent and vocational agriculture teacher for the Justin School District prior to its consolidation into Northwest ISD with nearby school districts in Haslet, Roanoke and Rhome. He later assisted war veterans continue their education before joining Northwest ISD as a principal of Justin Elementary School. He finished his career in the district as principal of Northwest Junior High School. Revered in the community, Mr. Cox helped Justin form as a town and later served as a councilmember and mayor. At Cox, students are placed in an atmosphere where teachers and staff are committed to high achievement and performance for all students. The school takes pride in 14 fostering positive relationships with its community members and listening to their needs and requests. Cox students can participate in fun extracurricular activities in academics, athletics and fine arts. The school offers a running club for students of all grade levels, for instance, and takes part in the UIL’s A+ academic events for students who are in second grade or higher. n Established 2013 Mascot Cougars Colors Gold and Gray