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NHS Texan Counseling Newsletter 2020-21


The Northwest High School Counseling Department strives to inspire, motivate and guide students in their journey of self-discovery and planning their futures. Using a comprehensive counseling program, we will foster an empathetic, safe space for students to explore opportunities in their personal, academic, and social emotional growth. Students will be equipped for their future and leave better today than yesterday.
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Natalie Eddleman: Lead Counselor, students last names A-B

Ashley Gaither: students last names C-Gut

Kelly Wallace: students last names Guv-Mar

Emily Gentry: students last names Mas-Rob

Jessica Wallace: students last names Roc-Z

Daniela Bermea: Intervention counselor

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May/June 2021

May 3: Senior Decision Day and Signing

May 4: Parent Workshop: Helping Your Child Learn to Manage and Resolve Conflict Peacefully (Parent Education Link below)

May 10-13: Junior Guidance through US History classes

May 11: Parent Workshop: What You Need to Know About That App Your Kid Loves (Parent Education Link below)

May 19: College Essay Writing Webinar by Prompt (flyer below)

May 28: Last Day of School

June 1: Graduation

June 6: Final date to register for Summer School classes


Ready for School

Class of 2021 Honor Graduates

We are excited to present the Class of 2021 Honor Graduates.

These are our top-ranked, highest GPA students for the Senior class.

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Teryn Husband

Jaclyn Fields

Isabella malo

Ethan Zech

Montana Prather

Madison Luckey

Jak Poe

Kai Pope

Carson Campbell

Samuel Kendall

Zhixin Cheng

Attention Seniors:

Graduation is June 1 at NISD Stadium. Be sure to check the Senior Website often to keep up with the most up-to-date graduation information.

New, Important Senior Information:

Seniors must request their final transcript through Parchment by July 31. Starting August 1, Seniors will be considered graduates in the system and will be charged a fee for sending transcripts. Seniors will not get a transcript sent unless it is requested through Parchment. If you need a final transcript sent to your college/university, you must request it to be sent through Parchment. If you need a transcript for your records, please request one to be sent to yourself through Parchment.

Summer School Registration is Now Open through June 6


Students enrolled in Original Credit and Credit Recovery will work from home in an online setting. All coursework and exams are due to be completed by July 29, 2021. Students who do not complete their coursework by the district deadline will be required to start the course over. In order to gain credit for a full year’s course, students must complete both semesters of work. In order to receive credit for the course, students must complete 100% of the course and score at least a 70% as an overall grade grade for each semester.


High school students (students who have completed 8th grade) who want to accelerate their learning can do so by taking online courses for original credit through a web-based curriculum. Course work is online with the student working independently in a self-paced format. All semester exams will be taken in a supervised setting at the student’s high school campus. Students are expected to complete online work on a regular basis within the web-based program.

Per district grading guidelines, located on the NISD website, grades in original credit are awarded a numeric grade and will be factored in the student’s GPA. Students need to meet with their counselor to verify the course is needed and that it will be accepted as credit towards a student’s graduation plan.


Students who have failed a semester course are able to make up this class by successful completion of the course. The course is online, self-paced, with teachers who closely monitor student progress and assist students as needed. All semester exams will be taken in a supervised setting at the student’s high school campus.

Grades in credit recovery are awarded in the form of a P (Pass) or F (Fail). For further information on promotion, retention, and credit see the Secondary Guidelines located on the NISD website.

To see available courses, please use this link: AVAILABLE ONLINE COURSES

Register for Summer School courses at: https://forms.nisdtx.org/Forms/OnlineRegistration

Need Volunteer Hours?

Northwest ISD and NEF are partnering with Tarrant Area Food Bank to provide a Mobile Pantry to families in need. We cannot do this without the help of Volunteers. In order to make this monthly event a success, we need 100 volunteers for various areas of distribution each month. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 13 years of age.

When: 3rd Saturday of Every Month - First Opportunity is May 15th.

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Food distribution will be from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

Where: NISD Administration building parking lot, 2100 Texan Drive, Justin, TX 76247

ALL VOLUNTEERS will be required to sign that you have read the Civil Rights document before volunteering. The document will be in your confirmation email. Please ensure you have read the document PRIOR to arriving at the event. This document is only required once per year.

Registration Volunteers are required to complete additional Civil Rights online training program prior to the event during your own time. This online training takes approximately 30 minutes and link will be sent to you after you sign up.

We recommend that volunteers dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed toed shoes.

Please review the areas below and sign up if you are interested in volunteering! Thank you for making this possible. NISD Cares!

Volunteer Sign Up Link

Interested in Dual Credit?

Please fill out the Interest Form below to get more information and start the process for Dual Credit classes:

Ready for College

Junior Guidance the Week of May 10

Counselors will be in Junior History classes the week of May 10 to give a presentation about college planning and college applications. We will go over next steps for our Juniors to help them prepare for their futures.


NISD has a new System for Requesting Transcripts.

The link can be found on the NHS Counseling Website under Transcripts and Records.

Important notes:

  • Use your graduation year as "Last Year Attended"
  • Use your student email if you are a current student
  • If you are a current student, you will not pay for transcripts to be sent. The system shows that transcripts cost $5 but you will not be charged at the completion of the request.

How do I get my test scores?

SAT scores are available through College Board. Visit CollegeBoard.org to log into your College Board Account. It is important that you log in to your existing account. If you do not remember your login information, use the username/password retrieval tools to help you.

ACT scores are available through ACT.org. When available, your scores are posted online and accessed using your MyACT account.

ASVAB scores are here. Those who took the ASVAB received an email on how to access your scores and get connected to ASVAB results.

TSIA-2 scores are emailed to the email you registered with upon completion of the test.

Know Your Test, Know Your Scores!

Information on SAT, ACT, TSIA-2, and ASVAB scores


Seniors, don’t forget to start your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available now.

FAFSA website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

College and Career Readiness Facilitators on Campus

NHS is excited to welcome our NISD College and Career Readiness (CCR) Facilitators on our campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Habiba Lalani - Students A-L

Melissa Furlow - Students M-Z

Contact your NHS Counselor to set up a meeting with your CCR Facilitator.

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Resources for Families

Mobile Food Pantry

NISD is partnering with Tarrant Area Food Bank to provide a Mobile Food Pantry for families in need of groceries. Please see the flyer below for information about dates, location, and eligibility.

Summer Break Supplemental Food Boxes

Community Storehouse is offering Free food boxes for qualifying families in Keller, Northwest, and Carroll ISDs. It is on a first come-first serve basis. Please see the flyer below for the link and contact information.

School Supplies and Literacy Resources

If families are in need of school supplies or literacy resources, please reach out to your student's school counselor to request needed materials.

NISD Parenting Education Program

NISD is offering several Parent Workshops this year virtually through Zoom. They are all open for all NISD families. Please use the Parent Education Program (PEP) link below for the most current workshop information and Zoom link.

Social and Emotional Learning

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NISD SEL Focus: Self-Awareness and Self-Management

NHS is continuing the focus on Social and Emotional Learning this year by providing focused guidance and practice in the following SEL Competencies:



Lessons and practice will be given during iNvest times.


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Senior Checklist Handout

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