If you've been watching television lately, you've seen a couple of very prominent Texans making a stand for public education. Tommy Lee Jones, actor; Ed Whitacre, former CEO of General Motors and AT&T; and Spurs players Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have all filmed commercials for Raise Your Hand Texas, a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education.
The votes are in and students who will attend Lieck (prounounced Leek) Elementary School when it opens in August 2011 have selected a school mascot and school colors.
Linda Kelly, a chemistry teacher at Marshall High School, was named a winner of the 2011 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
John McLaughlin, senior vice president and co-general manager of the Capital Group/American Funds in San Antonio, received the Northside ISD's first Superintendent's School-Business Partnerships Award Tuesday night.
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In just one month, almost 5,500 seniors will don caps and gowns and collect their diplomas at one of 11 commencement ceremonies being held for all comprehensive high schools, Health Careers High School, and the Reddix Center.
Plan calls for no employees to be terminated
Following months of discussions, the Board of Trustees Tuesday night voted to cut the budget by $61.4 million, which will eliminate a total of 973 employee positions district-wide.
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Once again, Northside is expecting record-breaking kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year, making it critical that parents register their children now in order to secure a seat at their neighborhood school. More than 7,300 kindergarten students are expected to enroll for the 2011-12 school year.
Once again, Health Careers is the No. 1 high school in the San Antonio area, according to Children at Risk, a Houston-based nonprofit organization that researches and ranks public schools.
This year’s Fiesta will be extra special for Reddix Center student Katie Burress.
Schools and teachers grapple with massive impending cuts from the state
The Board of Trustees Tuesday night voted to save first-year probationary teachers' jobs but at the same time directed the superintendent to prepare a budget recommendation that will cut an additional 705 positions through attrition next school year. The Board is expected to vote on the recommendation at the April 26 Board meeting.
In Northside ISD, the wheels on the bus go round and round over 8.2 million miles every year, getting 60,000 students to and from school every day.
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Northside ISD's Facebook page experienced some technical difficulties and the District has launched a new page.
Levinia Lara, principal at Hoffmann Elementary School, was expecting McGruff the Crime Dog to visit her school Wednesday afternoon for a presentation about Safeline, Northside ISD's anonymous tip line. Instead, H-E-Buddy showed up bearing flowers, money and good news.
The ballot is set for the May 14 Board of Trustees election.
Three first-year and three veteran teachers were named District Educators of the Year at special celebrations held annually to honor teachers who give 100 percent when it comes to improving the lives of children. In addition, Northside's Nominee for the 2011 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching was announced.
NISD Superintendent John Folks and State Representative Joaquin Castro will be special guests at a community meeting on Thursday, March 24 at Thornton Elementary School. The public is invited to attend.
Visit any Northside Learning Tree site and you'll see students that are active, engaged, learning and above all, having fun. (Watch video)
More than 30 teams in both the middle and high school levels competed in the Regional Science Bowl competition held at Jay Science and Engineering Academy recently.
Thirty-five students from four NISD high schools competed in the State Academic Decathlon tournament this past weekend. Holmes, O'Connor, Stevens, and Warren high schools took tests in seven academic categories, wrote essays, gave speeches and interviews, and participated in a Super Quiz Relay.
A four-minute Northside ISD video explains Texas school finance in plain and simple terms. The video shows why public schools are in financial crisis and how Northside ISD is preparing for the impact of budget cuts from the state.
Congratulations to Northside School District's 186 campus first year and veteran educators of the year for the 2010-11 school year.
Local attorney and philanthropist David Earl and his wife Melanie Earl have donated $750,000 in tree credits to Northside ISD.
Even though 3,000 more students enrolled in Northside ISD this school year, the District accommodated the growth because five new schools opened and many bond projects were completed.
Four young artists from Northside ISD are in the running for the Grand Prize in the Texas Cavaliers River Parade Art Contest. Among other awards, the winner will get to ride in the Texas Cavaliers River Parade on April 11.