Pre-K registration scheduled this month
The Denton school district will hold pre-kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 and 8 a.m. to noon July 31 at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St.
Families are required to bring proper identification, their child’s birth certificate, updated immunization records, Social Security card and proof of residency such as a utility bill or lease agreement.
Free half-day pre-kindergarten programs are available for children who are 3 and 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 and who meet qualifications. All other children ages 3 and 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 who do not meet qualifications are eligible for the district’s tuition-based Pre-K Academy program.
The district is offering the pre-kindergarten program at the Gonzalez School for Young Children and Windle School for Young Children as well as Borman, Cross Oaks, Lee, Newton Rayzor, Rivera, Ryan and Stephens elementary schools this upcoming school year. If necessary enrollment numbers are met, the program will also be offered at Lee, Newton Rayzor, Rivera and Ryan elementary schools.
For more information on the district’s pre-kindergarten program, qualifications, tuition or registration, call 940-369-0132.
District recognizes academic athletes
The Denton school district recently recognized 355 student-athletes with its Varsity Academic-Athlete Award.
Since 2009, the recognition has spotlighted the accomplishments of students athletically and in the classroom. Students honored with the award must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average, “represent Denton ISD in a positive light on and off the playing field and have been approved as a selection by their varsity head coach,” according to a district media release.
The 2013-14 Denton High School award winners are:
Girls: Tyra Alexander, Alejandra Amaya, Alexis Atkinson, Hannah Bowen, Bri Broussard, Alana Burns, Briana Carter, Marisa Cervantes, Sofia Chavez, Grace Crawford, Rachael Crews, Emly Curtis, Kaitlyn DeLong, Taylor Dingler, Maggie-Mae Ellison, Estefani Escamilla, Emily Fu, Rebecca Fu, Beatriz Galvez, Angeleigh Gerdes, Hannah Han, Brittany Han, Kirsten Holmes, Jordan Hudspeth, Jessalie Hunter, Mallory Ingram, Kody Jones, Jessica Juarez, Elizabeth Khars, Stephanie Kim, Natasha Kissell, Ginger Krahl, Peyton Lenaburg, Lauren Llanes, Jordan Mazziotta, Kayla McGill, Jordan McLaren, Danica McMahon, Jenna Moberly, Gwenne Page, Margaret Patterson, April Pena, Amber Phillips, Sara Prybutok, Luma Rasheed, Miranda Seal, Alexandra Shelton, Tegan Specht, Gabriela Teeka-Singh, Key-Aila Wafer, Courtnie Walker, Kylee Williams and Lindsay Wilson
Boys: Zach Alspach, Nicholas Apperson, Zach Ardis, Roman Arnold, Jacob Audirsch, Jesus Bautista, Alexander Barker, Tyler Beisel, Juan Borda, Josh Boring, John Carmona, Devlin Carpenter, Joshua Chavez, Andrew Ciulla, Jacob Cleveland, August Cochiarella, John Collins, Caleb Crockett, William Crouch, Mitchell Damon, David Deramee, Logan Dorsey, George Elliott, Zach Farmer, Hayden Gray, Tuomas Hyvarinen, Seong Jung, Nils Karlsson, Cody King, DJ Lang, Benjamin Lyke, Logan Maltz, Michael Migaud, Malik Minter, Julian Moberly, Ethan Morrison, Ngoc Thuy Nguyen, Timothy Nicholson, Chris Penny, Braeden Petrie, Joseph Ralston, Samuel Re Calderon, William Rivers, Cody Roche, William Root, Jake Sahonick, Dakota Soward, Lucas Taylor, Dylan Tekell, Andrew Thompson, Kevin Van Horn, Kade Wagner and Dawson Wright.
Award recipients from Guyer High are:
Girls: Caitlyn Abreu, Davina Agawu, Olawumi Akinniyi, Catalina Aloman, Hannah Alspach, Emliy Apt, Emily Ayers, Hannah Barrera, Andie Beach, Alexia Beamon, Tatum Branch, Kiana Brown, Chanelle Bubb, Peyton Bucklew, Kaitlyn Caro, Elizabeth Castillo, McKenzie Christopher, Brittany Crabtree, Mariel Delgado, Alyssa Dixon, Peyton Draper, Autumn Eustache, Allison Flack, Samantha Flenning, Piper Gleadhill, Claire Hainley, Kaitlin Herlacher, Emily Hill, Alexis Kammer, Baylee King, Ally Kinzy, Amber Krinner, Calley Crinner, Lauren Lindgren, Rachel Lockwood, Ashleigh Lyons, Candalyn Lyons, Megan Macissac, Carli Marriott, Sophie Martin, Mallory McKnight, Payton McMillan, Rachel Mercer, Jasmine Montemayor, Mallie Morris, Devin Norton, Stephanie Otto, Paetyn Peterie, Sophia Popowski, Jordan Quandahl, Mikayla Renfroe, Itiel Reyes, Sydney Reyes, Miranda Rhame, Carrie Roberts, Erin Roberts, Sydney Seavay, Brooke Scherer, Vivianna Solis, Tara Solomon, Caitlin Stewart, Angela Stillwell, Morgan Thornton, Madison Uk, Madison Walford, Tristen Ward, Hannah Watson, Briana Wickware and Sarah Zia
Boys: Isaac Akintitan, Hans Alread, Jacob Ashcraft, Quinton Ayers, Christian Bailey, Bryan Barrett, Blake Battles, Connor Bourgeois, Bryce Brown, Ryan Brown, Tristan Brown, Austin Buckingham, Billy Burford, Brady Byrd, Kyle Cantu, Andrew Caudill, Gunnar Chance, Danny Chicas, Shelton Childress, Collin Christian, Cameron Cooper, Brooks Crane, Miles Crawford, Jeremiah Earle, Cameron Emadi, Thomas Ferguson, Felipe Fontes, Dylan Graf, Brad Grems, Ian Grems, Brady Hanley, Gabriel Harding, David Haynes, Logan Helal, Max Herbig, Connor Hinchey, Alex Honey, Daulton Horton, Seth Howard, Andrew Hunsberger, Adam Jackson, Jacobi Jefferson, Jared Jerger, Josh Jordan, Josh Kasitz, Kason Kilgore, Zak Koehler, Odalys Lopez, Austin Luna, Ali Mansoorshahi, Gus Medina-Nelson, Grayson Mendeke, Matthew Mendoza, Jose Moreno, Gairy Natividad, Cole O’Neill, Dylan Ozuna, Douglas Palmer, William Phelan, Gunnar Pinkerton, Erik Ramon, Remington Reed, Connor Reinauer, James Reinauer, Eric Reyes, Jordan Reyes, Manuel Rivera, Connor Ross, Joseph Silvaggio, Andrew Singer, Shayne Starkey, Austin Stolle, Aaron Studdard, Nicholas Thames, Darius Timmons, Ethan Toy, Garrett Underwood, Kolos Urbanyi, Cesar Vidana, Jackson Weatherford, Derek Watson, Zach Wentworth, Riley Wilhoite and Jose Yanez.
Ryan High honorees are:
Girls: Lidia Arvisu, Larabeth Bataglia, Devan Brumbaugh, Delaney Brunselmeyer, Arissa Chappell, Kyleigh Compton, Kristen Cope, Nathalie Cornejo, Maddie Dains, Shanna Daniels, Regan Dowling, Megan Durante, Bailee Eaglin, Katherine Eastman, Tyeria Evans, Marti Gay, Victoria Gonzalez, Haley Grizzaffi, Imani Henderson, Rachel Hines, Kim Juel, Allison Kajihara, Carleushia Kelly, Kat Knabe, Kendall Laws, Sydney Lundgren, Emily McPherson, Melissa Mejico, Abisay Olivares, Faith Pittman, Maddie Quintanar, Tailar Richardson, Logan Rich, Carissa Sanders, Savannah Seals, Sara Smalley, Kate Soltero, Erin Stafford, Morgan Stafford, Susanna Strange, Tabitha Taylor, Elizabeth Tilton, Brynn Warnack, Molly Williamson, Courtney Wilson, Taitum Wilson and Erica Yarbrough
Boys: Reuben Acton, Jared Allen, Spencer Anthony, Nick Askew, Marshall Bielefeld, Mitchell Bridges, Zac Brooks, William Bullard, Ryan Burks, Cole Carpenter, Reid Clibbens, Isaiah Daniels, Daniel Davenport, Jacob Dellinger, Wes Ellis, Grant Gohlke, Izaak Graves, Xavier Gray, Blake Grelheisel, Coleman Grubbs, Cade Kennedy, Ben Kimbrough, Jacob Kizer, Aaron Lawrence, Jacob Malone, Reilly Martinez, Daniel McSheehy, Danny Meza, Chris Morales, Alex Nance, Ethan Neumann, Eddie Olguin, Saket Patel, Erik Powell, Austin Pyrch, David Soto, Tristian Sullivan, Eric Summerlin, Jameson Tschler, Dylan Tomor, Ridge Tull, Tedrick Williams, Michael Winfrey, Walter Tunnell Wilson and Ryan Womack
Paloma Creek Elementary School
Student selected for leadership academy
Nathaniel Lester, a student at Paloma Creek Elementary, is spending this week as an Education in Action Lone Star Leadership Academy participant.
Through Friday, Nathaniel will travel the Austin and San Antonio areas and visit sites including the Bullock Texas State History Museum, the LBJ Presidential Library, the Alamo, the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Texas Capitol.
Lone Star Leadership Academy participants are fourth- through eighth-grade students. For one week they learn about Texas, its leaders and have opportunities to develop leadership skills. According to Education in Action, the organization that conducts the Lone Star Leadership Academy, Lester was selected for the one-week camp for his successes academically, his demonstrated leadership abilities and participation in community and school activities.
Department earns national awards
The communications department for the Northwest school district recently won six national awards from the National School Public Relations Association.
The district received Awards of Merit for The Source, its staff newsletter, the Northwest News newsletter and a mobile app video; and honorable mentions for its 2014 annual report, 2014 Partners in Education annual report and NET Beats.
Returning student registration underway
Registration for students returning to the Northwest school district for the 2014-15 year opened last week.
To register online, parents of students already enrolled with the district must have a Home Access Center account.
Parents who need help registering can visit the district’s Enrollment Online help desk from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, through Aug. 8, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Aug. 11 at the Northwest ISD Administration Building, 2001 Texan Drive in Justin.
For more information, call 817-698-1099.
Online volunteer registration now open
Individuals interested in volunteering at Northwest schools for the upcoming school year can now register through the district’s online Northwest Volunteers in Public Schools system.
To register in the VIPS system, visit http://bit.ly/1oF6MEt. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.
For more information, call Phil Beckman, the district’s Partners in Education specialist, at 817-215-0172.
School opens enrollment to students across area
Open enrollment is currently underway for Northwest school district’s Steele Accelerated High School.
Applications are being accepted from students across the Dallas-Fort Worth area through Thursday, according to a district media release.
Steele Accelerated High School offers cosmetology and collegiate academies.
To apply, log onto www.nisdtx.org/sahs .
For more information, call 817-698-5800.