Consider this challenge: to advance from fifth grade to eighth grade in 15 months. It’s daunting but possible through an accelerated instruction model at Jones Middle School that focuses on incoming sixth graders who have been retained at least once during the elementary grades.
In August of this year, the Executive Director of the Texas Municipal League (a group that represents Texas cities) wrote a letter to state Senator Donna Campbell. Senator Campbell had presided over a hearing that focused on a topic that we hear a lot about from state leadership these days – local debt.
Thousands of NISD students are seeing red in schools this week as they celebrate Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 27-31) with rallies, parades, and special events to encourage children of all ages to stay drug-free.
The annual NISD College Night will be held Monday, Nov. 3 from 6-8:30 pm drawing more than 140 colleges and universities from across the nation.
An estimated 120 Carnahan Elementary School students, who are at risk of going hungry on the weekends, have a special weekend backpack. A group of volunteer parents fill the bags every Friday with simple meals to last the child over the weekend. The program is called Blessings in a Backpack. Click here for a firsthand look at how the program is touching lives.
Four Northside schools are semifinalists in the 2014-2015 Silver & Black Give Back Team Up Challenge- Stevens High School, Construction Careers Academy, Briscoe Middle School, and Mead Elementary School.
NISD just received confirmation from the Alamodome regarding the 2015 graduation dates and times. The District will hold 12 graduation ceremonies in June 2015, ten of which are held at the Alamodome.
Dr. Joe J. Bernal has worn many hats over the decades -- that of a son, a brother, a student, an athlete, a soldier, husband, social worker, father, teacher, school administrator, politician, and state legislator. Now he can add, school namesake.
Public education is one of America’s basic foundations. Our democracy is dependent on an educated electorate and America’s schools have for centuries successfully educated millions of children. Public schools in America are one of this great country’s strengths.
The 18th annual Los Leones Student Arts Festival has something for everyone. This family-oriented event will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 and includes an art show and sale with more than 2,500 pieces of high quality student artwork by NISD students.
Two NISD schools will celebrate their anniversaries this year. Thornton Elementary School turns 25 and Holmes High School celebrates its golden anniversary.
Thornton Elementary School celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ceremony on Oct. 14 that brought together past and present students and staff along with members of the Thornton family.
Two school namesakes are being honored this month as new Northside schools are officially dedicated in their honor.
Public education is one of America’s basic foundations. Our democracy is dependent on an educated electorate and America’s schools have for centuries successfully educated millions of children.
The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Karen Freeman, a Trustee in Northside ISD, to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors.
James “Rad” Weaver is a proud product of Northside ISD, both attending school and having his parents work in the District.
NISD will hold its third annual Declaration of Respect Signing Day on Friday, Oct. 10 with students across the District signing certificates pledging to demonstrate respect for themselves and all others through their interactions at school.
You’ve probably seen the Energy Star label on household appliances like washing machines and dishwashers, but it can also apply to schools. Zachry Middle School recently earned the Energy Star label for 2014 and will receive a decal and certificate to display at the school.
When the Orbital’s Cygnus unmanned resupply spacecraft (Orb-3) takes off to the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 27 at 5:45 (CST) it will carry a scientific experiment from middle school students from San Antonio.
Northside ISD is holding a Transportation Job Fair for bus drivers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Culebra Transportation Station, 7001 Culebra Road.
Four Northside ISD PTAs are named as 2014-16 National PTA Schools of Excellence. Leon Springs and Mireles elementary schools and Folks and Hobby middle schools are among 170 schools from across the country in receiving this special designation, and are the only schools in South Texas to receive it.
Four Northside ISD PTAs have been named 2014 National PTA Schools of Excellence. Leon Springs and Mireles elementary schools and Folks and Hobby middle schools are among 170 schools from across the country to receive this special designation, and are the only schools in San Antonio to receive it.