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April 27, 2012

Learning opportunities continue at Northside ISD even after the last bell rings on May 31.

April 20, 2012

In just over a month, almost 6,100 seniors will don caps and gowns and collect their diplomas at commencement ceremonies being held for Northside's 11 high schools and The Reddix Center.

April 19, 2012

The Drug Enforcement Agency once again will hold a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 to dispose of unwanted and expired prescription drugs.

April 19, 2012
All 15 school districts in Bexar County are on the same page when it comes to high-stakes standardized testing.
The superintendents of every Bexar County school district, including NISD Superintendent John Folks, recently signed a joint letter to the Texas Legislature, asking elected officials to reduce emphasis on standardized testing.
April 13, 2012

The superheroes of the Briscoe Middle School library aren’t just found inside books.

April 5, 2012

Three Northside ISD Air Force Junior ROTC programs are ranked tops in the nation receiving the majority of trophies and all four titles at the 2012 Air Force Junior ROTC National Drill Championship in Macon, Ga. 
In the Armed Division,

March 31, 2012

It’s time to lace up your tennis shoes and get ready for the NEF 5K Run/Walk, which will be held April 21 at Farris Stadium, located on Loop 1604 near Bandera Road.

March 29, 2012

Friends of Texas Public Schools today released an article about the benefits of athletic programs. The article looked at the attendance reports, discipline records, standardized test scores, and graduation rates of NISD athletes and dispels some myths about athletics funding.

March 29, 2012

Attention all motorists! The City of San Antonio's Department of Public Works will be adjusting the posted afternoon time periods on some of the school zone signs within Northside ISD. This change will go into effect in early April 2012. 

March 25, 2012

The 17th annual Los Leones Student Arts Festival has something for everyone. This family-oriented event will be held Saturday, March 31 and includes an art show and sale with more than 2,500 pieces of high quality student artwork by NISD students.

March 23, 2012

Students throughout the Northside ISD will have their first crack at the new STAAR tests beginning Monday. A complete testing schedule is posted on the District’s STAAR website.

March 20, 2012

On Tuesday, March 20, all NISD schools and offices will open at regular times. There may be some delay in some bus schedules. Use caution in getting to school.

The Northside ISD Special Olympics Track & Field Meet has been canceled for Tuesday, March 20th, and Wednesday, March 21st due to inclement weather.  The events are rescheduled for Thursday, March 22, and  Friday, March 23rd at Gustafson Stadium, Loop 410W @ Culebra Rd.  For more information, call the NISD Special Olympics office at 210-397-2406.

March 19, 2012

The Northside ISD Special Olympics Track & Field Meet has been canceled for Tuesday, March 20th, and Wednesday, March 21st due to inclement weather.  The events are rescheduled for Thursday, March 22, and  Friday, March 23rd at Gustafson Stadium, Loop 410W @ Culebra Rd.  For more information, call the NISD Special Olympics office at 210-397-2406.

March 9, 2012

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 2012 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching was announced.

March 6, 2012

Emily Swoboda, an English I Pre-AP teacher at Communications Arts High School, is a finalist for the prestigious H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, spotlighting her as among the best educators in Texas.

March 2, 2012

The final projects of School Bond 2007 are coming online and the first projects funded by School Bond 2010 are under construction or in design. Here’s a status report of voter-approved bond projects. More details are available on the District’s bond website.

March 1, 2012

NCLB report cards for individual campuses now can be downloaded from theTexas Education Agency website.

February 29, 2012

The Board of Trustees Tuesday night voted unanimously to name the District's next middle school - set to open in August 2013 - after Superintendent John Folks. The Board also voted to name the District's fifth transportation station after former and longtime Transportation Director Mike McClung.

February 24, 2012

Northside ISD students continue to excel. Below are students who have been named National Merit Semifinalists, National Merit Commended Students, National Hispanic Scholars, or National Achievement Scholar semifinalists.

February 17, 2012

Northside ISD is one of three school districts in the nation selected by The College Board to participate in an innovative pilot project geared toward increasing student success in Advanced Placement classes.

February 10, 2012

How’s this for a classroom project: prepare a dozen different appetizers for a special event, present and serve the appetizers, and stay under budget. Oh, and make enough to feed 1,000 people.

February 9, 2012

As Northside ISD begins its search for a new superintendent, the Board of Trustees has set up a website so that community members can provide input on the profile of the ideal candidate.

February 3, 2012

In honor of the 115th anniversary of the National PTA and PTA Appreciation Month, please consider joining your school’s PTA so that you can help make a difference in the lives of children.

January 27, 2012

Students, staff, parents, and community members who are looking for ways to support public education can register now for the Save Texas Schools San Antonio Conference Feb. 3-4 at the Northside Activity Center and Holmes High School.

January 20, 2012

Westwood Terrace and Glenoaks elementary schools invite current and former students and staff to attend their upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations.

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