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January 10, 2013

A news release issued by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is re-posted here as a community service. For more information, call (210) 207-8790, visit the Metro Health District website, or contact your family physician.

January 10, 2013

Earlier this week, a reporter from WOAI-TV interviewed Superintendent Brian T. Woods about the state of education, school finance, and accountability. WOAI posted a video of the interview in its entirety.

January 10, 2013

January is designated School Board Recognition Month in Texas, and Northside ISD is joining other districts across the state to gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions that elected Board of Trustees make to their communities.

January 8, 2013

Northside ISD alumni are scattered across the country, and even around the world.  But no matter where their lives have led them, our alumni all share a common bond—and that’s the place they started out. That’s why the Northside Education Foundation is working on new publications for  Jay,  Marshall, Holmes and Clark high schools.

January 7, 2013

The 83rd Legislative Session convenes Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Texas lawmakers will have tough decisions to make about school funding, accountability, and testing.

January 7, 2013

Northside ISD has just launched an iPhone and iPad app that provides community members a quick, easy, and mobile phone-friendly way to access information about NISD schools and services, including campus phone numbers and addresses, cafeteria menus, and district news and events. The app can be downloaded for free through the App Store. NISD is currently working on an Android version but a release date is not available yet. Click here to learn more.

December 21, 2012

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for two new schools scheduled to open in 2014.

December 20, 2012

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, false rumors are being spread throughout NISD schools. All schools will be open on Friday.

December 19, 2012

By Dr. Brian T. Woods.

Similar to many of you, I watched with horror the events of last Friday in Newtown, CT. As an educator and a parent the event was particularly painful. We all grieve for those involved in this tragedy. In Northside, many have asked about our security procedures and some have expressed interest in more security measures being installed. I wanted to update you on the measures we have in place and where we plan to go in the future with respect to school safety.

December 17, 2012

We constantly debate the appropriate measure of security to have on a campus. We try to balance the use of technology and restricting access with the notion of school being a welcoming place for students, parents and volunteers. We will continue that debate.

December 14, 2012

In light of the horrific school shooting in Connecticut Friday...

While there is no indication that this is anything but an isolated incident in a state far from Texas, Northside ISD is very sensitive to concerns and questions from parents about our own crisis procedures. 

December 14, 2012

Although Learning Tree can accommodate up to 160 students at certain sites, there is an average teacher to student ratio of 1 to 18. The staff includes after school program specialists, site leaders, and youth leaders, many of whom are college students studying to become teachers.

December 12, 2012

Northside ISD is holding a job fair for bus drivers, instructional assistant substitutes, food service workers, and food service manager trainees from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 17 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

December 4, 2012

For the first time, three Northside ISD football teams have advanced to the state quarterfinals, being held this weekend at the Alamodome. To celebrate this historic achievement, the public is invited to attend a pep rally for Brandeis, Brennan and O’Connor high schools at 7 p.m. Thursday at Farris Stadium.

November 23, 2012

More students are graduating from Northside ISD high schools than ever before. For the Class of 2011, the District’s completion rate is 95.7 percent, and the graduation rate is 91.7 percent. Statistics for the Class of 2012 won’t be available until next year.

November 16, 2012

The newly-renovated library at Ross Middle School was officially named the John McLaughlin Library Wednesday night to honor a man who has spent the last 18 years working to enrich the lives of students at the campus.

November 16, 2012

Solve this math riddle: Geometry teacher Matthew Patty has 63 students on 12 different middle school campuses. He can only teach class the first and last period of the day. How does it get it done? Two words: iPads and wireless internet. Welcome to distance learning in 2012.

November 15, 2012

The NISD Guidance & Counseling Department has launched a new website geared specifically to the needs of military families.

November 9, 2012

This past week, the Northside Education Foundation made history when it doled out $173,000 in grants one time.

November 2, 2012

It’s the ultimate library. Students and staff never have to worry about getting an overdue notice and the library is always open.

October 19, 2012

This summer, NISD opened the new Los Reyes Elementary School, a school with a rich history that spans a century, and renamed Lackland City Elementary School – a school that is 52 years old – Jerry D. Allen Elementary School.

October 15, 2012

Representatives from more than 140 colleges and universities from across the nation will meet with thousands of NISD students at College Night, which will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.

October 12, 2012

School cafeteria food is a favorite target of the media, school politicians and the public in general. So in honor of National School Lunch Week, which runs Oct. 15-19, here’s some answers to some common questions – and misconceptions – about the food served in Northside ISD’s cafeteria.

September 28, 2012

All members of the NISD community are invited to join the Northside Team for the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Nov. 11.

September 26, 2012

The Drug Enforcement Agency once again will hold a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 to dispose of unwanted and expired prescription drugs.

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