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December 14, 2010
"Northside ISD wants to help fight hunger in San Antonio," Superintendent John Folks said. "I encourage students, staff, and all community members to go to Wal-Mart's Facebook page and vote for San Antonio."
December 9, 2010

The impasse between Methodist Hospitals & Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Insurance could impact Northside ISD's 14,000 employees and families if it is not resolved by January 1, 2014.  NISD communicated this information to all employees as the District transitions from Humana Insurance to BCBS on Jan. 1.  Please review the NISD- prepared Frequently Asked Questions often as they will be updated as necessary.

December 3, 2010

More than 450 student athletes who are succeeding on the playing field and in the classroom were named to District academic teams for cross country, football, tennis, and volleyball.

December 3, 2010

Hundreds of fine arts students will be featured in a variety of holiday concerts and performances at elementary, middle, and high school campuses throughout Northside ISD.

December 1, 2010

NISD-TV has redesigned its website, making it easier to watch videos about Northside schools, students, staff, and educational programs.

November 29, 2010

Northside ISD will hold a Special Education Transition Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

November 19, 2010

A counselor, an engineer, an educator, a former governor, and a U.S. Supreme Court justice were honored as the namesakes for Northside ISD's five newest schools. In addition, the formal open house for the new Construction Careers Academy (CCA) at Warren High School was held.

November 12, 2010

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, the state’s standardized testing program, now called the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, will be replaced by the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR (pronounced "star").

November 11, 2010

Dozens of schools across the District held patriotic ceremonies Tuesday morning to honor veterans and to thank them for their service to this nation.

November 5, 2010

The NISD Board of Trustees has approved the design of the Northside Swim Center, effectively giving the green light on a project that will make NISD a nationally-renowned destination for swimming competitions and provide desperately needed 'water space' for Northside athletes.

October 29, 2010

The percentage of students failing core courses in math, science, social studies, and English has dropped dramatically-double digits in many cases-from the 2005-06 school year compared to 2009-10.

October 28, 2010

Northside ISD teachers and students were featured prominently at the Texas Foreign Language Association conference, held in San Antonio last weekend.

October 28, 2010

The performance is being called "Thrill for a Mill" with donations of canned goods being solicited for the San Antonio Food Bank.

October 22, 2010

Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities from across the nation will meet with thousands of NISD students.

October 22, 2010

The D.A.T.E. program rewards teachers in schools that enroll high numbers of economically disadvantaged students who perform well on standardized tests.

October 15, 2010

Daniel Leija, a fifth grade teacher at Esparza Elementary School, is the 2011 Texas Teacher of the Year!

October 8, 2010

This family-oriented event includes an art show and sale with more than 2,500 pieces of high quality student artwork by NISD students.

October 1, 2010

Northside ISD will observe the week of Oct. 4-8 with several initiatives that will educate middle and high school students about the importance of higher education.

September 24, 2010

The ExCEL Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers in the greater San Antonio area, also comes with a $1,000 check from the San Antonio Federal Credit Union.

September 17, 2010

Northside ISD has launched a new online system for parents to make prepayments for their child's school cafeteria meals.

September 10, 2010

Two educators, an engineer, a governor, and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice will be honored as the namesakes for Northside ISD's five newest schools.

September 3, 2010

It was a total surprise for Robert Harris when his name was announced as the recipient of the 2010 Innovator of the Year award.

August 27, 2010

He was first selected as Region 20's Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, and then advanced to the state-level competition with other selected Region nominees.

August 27, 2010

The roster of 2010 Pillars include a fairly recent graduate who started his own successful business at the age of 17, a Special Olympian, a recent Olympic Gold Medalist, a police commander, a federal prosecutor, and a lifestyle trainer/radio-TV show host.

August 26, 2010

NISD is the fourth largest in Texas. Only Houston ISD, Dallas ISD and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Houston area) are larger.

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