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March 2, 2011

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.

March 2, 2011

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.

February 25, 2011

Congratulations to Northside School District's 186 campus first year and veteran educators of the year for the 2010-11 school year.

February 21, 2011

Local attorney and philanthropist David Earl and his wife Melanie Earl have donated $750,000 in tree credits to Northside ISD. 

February 18, 2011

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.

February 17, 2011

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.

February 11, 2011

Two Northside ISD teachers have been named recipients of the San Antonio Mayoral/County Judge Outstanding Science and Mathematics Teaching Award.

February 11, 2011

Northside ISD has joined Facebook, giving the NISD community one more way to receive the latest news about San Antonio's largest school district. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view Northside's Facebook page.

February 4, 2011

To help celebrate National School Counseling Week the NISD Guidance Department has unveiled its new logo which represents the seven skills counselors work to instill in all students.

February 2, 2011

NISD officials are monitoring the weather, but no decisions will be made regarding the potential closing of schools or start delays until early Friday morning.

February 1, 2011

Northside ISD, like the rest of the city and the state, is experiencing short-term electrical outages.

January 28, 2011

Visitors to a Northside ISD cafeteria on any given weekday are sure to notice some stereotype-defying offerings: bowls of fresh fruit, vegetables, salads, lean meats, and whole grain rolls.

January 21, 2011

The NISD Board of Trustees recognized hundreds of students and their teachers and coaches for academic, instructional, and athletic achievements.

January 21, 2011

The Governor has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected Board of Trustees plays in our communities.

January 18, 2011

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees Tuesday night discussed the possibility of making drastic cuts to both this year's and next year's budget to prepare for what is expected to be a 5 to 10 percent decrease in funding from the state.

January 18, 2011

The Brennan, Holmes, O'Connor, and Taft high school cheerleading squads were ranked in the top their categories at the recent National Cheerleaders Association championship in Dallas.

January 14, 2011

Earlier this afternoon you received a message from Westwood Terrace school principal, Gracie Guess.

January 14, 2011

Students, teachers, parents, and administrators came together one evening at the Car-Vel Skate Center to “Skate the Night Away.”

Pictured (from l-r) are fifth graders Star Morin, Mariah Fernandez, and Alexis Gonzalez.

January 14, 2011

Students and staff members at Driggers ES gave from their hearts and their pockets to raise $242 during Cancer Awareness Month for the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

Pictured are students in Donna Pastrano’s third grade class wearing their “Driggers Cares” button.

January 7, 2011
Parents now can sign up for email and text message alerts through Northside ISD’s notification system, School Messenger. Northside ISD launched School Messenger at the beginning of the school year to quickly communicate with the parents of almost 95,000 students
December 31, 2010

The 82nd Legislative Session begins Jan. 11, and of the roughly 7,000 bills that will be introduced, about a quarter of them will be related to education. In addition, school districts stand to lose a significant amount of state funding as legislators grapple with a huge budget deficit.

December 20, 2010

Northside ISD is among the top 18 school districts in the nation when it comes to closing the achievement gap for African-American, Hispanic, and low-income students, according to a report just released by the Broad Foundation.

December 20, 2010
Northside ISD is seeking public input on textbooks being considered for use for the 2011-12 school year. Community members are invited to a Textbook Open Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the Northside Activity Center.
December 19, 2010
Sometimes the best gifts can’t be wrapped and placed under a tree. In Northside one employee shared the ultimate gift this past year with one of her coworkers - the gift of life.
December 17, 2010

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for the name of a new elementary school scheduled to open in 2012. The nomination deadline for the school, now referred to as "Bandera Road North area" Elementary School, is Jan. 14, 2011.

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