Curtis Elementary School proposed as name for upcoming campus
Curtis Elementary School proposed as name for upcoming campus
Posted on 11/13/2017
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Northwest ISD administrators presented Lizzie Curtis as the proposed namesake for the district’s next elementary school during the district’s regular school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, with a vote regarding the name from trustees scheduled for December.

Alice “Lizzie” Curtis was the first teacher of Blue Mound School, the first educational facility in Haslet.

Emily Conklin, the district’s executive director of communications and community relations, said naming committee members wanted to honor the educational history of Northwest ISD.

“As a committee, we look at every option submitted by community members during our nomination process,” she explained. “There are lots of great names submitted, but Lizzie Curtis was one we kept coming back to because of her historical meaning to our area, and specifically to education.”

Mrs. Conklin said the district is now seeking any additional information community members may have regarding Lizzie Curtis for the opening of the new school. The campus is currently under construction in the southern portion of the district and is located north of U.S. Highway 287, east of F.M. 156 and south of Bonds Ranch Road. It is scheduled to open in August 2018.

Trustees will vote at their next regular meeting on Dec. 11 whether to approve the name. Friends and relatives of the Curtis family can email Mrs. Conklin with further information about the proposed namesake at econklin@nisdtx.org