Northwest ISD Navigator Magazine October 2017 - Page 17

Principal Kim Becan of Cox Elementary School welcomes parents of new kindergarteners on the first day of school. She shared tips on getting acclimated to school and helping their children prepare for the educational environment. Members of the Eaton Sapphires drill team perform at the school’s pep rally in celebration of the football team’s first game at Northwest ISD Stadium of the 2017-18 school year. Northwest ISD’s TechnoCamp allowed students to take part in a technology- focused summer camp, where they learned a variety of skills, including basic coding. Students programmed small robots and other items at the camp, which held different sessions for various age groups. Hundreds of educators from across Northwest ISD took part in the district’s annual Engage Conference over the summer, where they shared best practices for teaching. Byron Nelson High School volleyball players prepare for a serve in the Northwest ISD Volleyball Classic on Aug. 17. Byron Nelson finished second in the tournament; the team is currently one of the top-ranked groups in the state. Staff from Northwest ISD, the United Way of Denton County, Galderma and EECU celebrate donations provided for the district’s annual Back-to-School Fair. Galderma donated 1,600 backpacks filled with supplies for the event, while EECU accepted donations from patrons of its credit union. Justin Elementary School fourth-grader Zaida Ceballos presents her idea about safety features that should be included in the design for Northwest ISD’s next elementary layout. Architects listened to student input to get ideas for the next design, which will first be used in Elementary School No. 19. Principal Cynthia Webber of Adams Middle School poses with her school’s future students from Schluter Elementary School. The students were on the construction site to celebrate the topping out of the school – when the frame of the building is complete. Byron Nelson High School senior Haniyah Burney earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam, placing her among the top test-takers in the nation. With her score, Haniyah is among the top 0.1 percent of students who take the ACT. 17