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Denton ISD

380 Back-2-School Kickoff slated for Aug. 19

The Denton school district will host its seventh annual 380 Back-2-School Bash on Aug. 19 for families who live in the 380 Corridor.

The event will start at 7 p.m. at Navo Middle School, 1701 Navo Road in the Paloma Creek area.

According to a district media release, the back-to-school event is a chance for families in the area to get reconnected with school staff, administrators and local businesses.

Visitors can view design plans and a video presentation for the district’s fourth comprehensive high school. The new school is slated to open in 2016 at the corner of Navo Road and U.S. Highway 380 in the Paloma Creek area.

The event will include bounce houses, games and food from local restaurants for a minimal fee, district spokeswoman Sharon Cox said. Tickets will be sold for 50 cents apiece, or 22 tickets for $10.

All proceeds will go toward the general activity funds for the five Denton schools in the 380 Corridor.

For more information, call 940-360-0050.

Northwest ISD

NISD names new chief technology officer

The Northwest school district has selected Adam Feind, executive director of technology for Midway ISD, as its new chief technology officer.

Feind was hired July 29 and will join Northwest ISD this month. He will be responsible for overseeing district technology, instructional technology and applications software, according to a district news release.

At Midway ISD, he led the district in strategic planning and a 1-to-1, virtual desktop initiative.

Nelson solar car earns second straight win

Nelson High School in Trophy Club clinched its second straight first-place finish in the Solar Car Challenge’s Classic division last month.

The team’s car, the Cat 3.1, traveled a distance of 551.7 miles from Fort Worth to Austin.

Returning student online registration available

Online registration is open for students returning to the Northwest school district this fall.

To register, parents must have a Home Access Center account that they can access with a confidential username and password issued by their child’s home school. Families without access to the Internet can complete registration at district campuses.

A help desk is available for people with questions about registration at the Northwest ISD Administration Building, 2001 Texan Drive in Justin. The help desk is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning next week.

For more information, call 817-698-1099.

District’s back-to-school fair set for Saturday

The second annual back-to-school fair is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Northwest High School, 2301 Texan Drive in Justin.

The fair offers school supplies and assistance for low-income families. The Northwest school district has partnered with Communities in Schools of North Texas to host the event.

People interested in making a tax-deductible donation, making an in-kind contribution or sponsoring a family at the fair can visit for more information.

New school year starts in three weeks

The Northwest school district’s 2014-15 school year begins Aug. 26.

For meet-the-teacher nights, school supply lists and other back-to-school information, visit .

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