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January 14, 2015

For 42 years, the Walter Gerlach Livestock Show and Sale has been a Northside ISD tradition that has quietly raised nearly $13 million in college scholarships for students. This year’s event will again draw hundreds of students and livestock bidders. It will also be dedicated to long-time show supporters Harold (Butch) and Cindy Galm.

January 14, 2015

Fifth graders at Linton ES took a reading time out with three NBA referees. Click here to see how referees, Joe Crawford, Bennie Adams, and Tre Maddox, visited the school as part of the “Time Out for Reading” program sponsored by Scholastic, Inc. and the National Basketball Referees Association.

January 8, 2015

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, 2015

Northside ISD is holding a Transportation Job Fair to fill more than 100 positions for bus drivers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Culebra Transportation Station, 7001 Culebra Road.

January 7, 2015

The NISD Special Education Program is hosting a Community Resource Fair for families of students with disabilities on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

January 7, 2015

Almost 25 years to the day since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Clark HS German students commemorated the occasion by constructing a replica of the Berlin Wall and participating in a day-long celebration of German culture, language, and music. Click here to learn more. 

January 6, 2015

Eighth graders and eligible students are invited to attend the 2015 Magnet School Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday Jan. 12 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

January 6, 2015

As the parent of a special needs child, are you curious about testing and the various tests and accommodations available for your child? Mark your calendar for Monday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

January 5, 2015

The 84th Legislative Session convenes Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Texas lawmakers will have tough decisions to make about school funding, accountability, school choice, and testing.

December 17, 2014

The spirit of giving and caring is alive and well as optometry interns from the University of the Incarnate Word donated their time to assist in free eye care for dozens of Northside students.  

December 12, 2014

NISD is seeking public input regarding the selection of instructional materials (textbooks, etc.) being considered for use during the 2015-16 school year. 

December 10, 2014

​One of the items approved by voters in School Bond 2014 was the expansion of bullet-resistant security lobbies at 30 elementary schools at a cost of $2.3 million. The first one was built last summer at Ellison Elementary School as a pilot.  

December 10, 2014

Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: renamed the Northside Excel Academy after its longtime leader, approved the designs for security lobbies at 8 elementary schools, approved legislative priorities for 2015, received a report that 100 percent of NISD teachers are “Highly Qualified," and appointed the Director of Elementary Administration.

December 10, 2014

Students in the Construction Careers Academy at Warren HS designed and built five 384-square foot micro homes as part of the magnet school’s first Parade of Homes building competition. 

December 10, 2014

Northside ISD announces that 100 percent of teachers are classified as "Highly Qualified." In accordance with Section 2141 of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the Texas State Highly Qualified Teacher Plan, the local education agency (LEA) is required to submit a report annually on whether the academic subject area classes are being taught by Highly Qualified Teachers. 

December 5, 2014

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 5, 2014

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for a name for two of its newest elementary schools scheduled to open in 2016.

December 3, 2014

Mary Hull Elementary School held its annual Red Ribbon parade and rally with hundreds of students and community members lining the parade route in support of the anti-drug message. WOAI Chief Meteorologist Albert Flores served as Grand Marshal.  Click here to watch this year’s parade. 

November 21, 2014

What is a Thanksgiving dinner without cranberries? Thanks to students from Northside ISD’s Learning Tree After-School program there will be enough cranberries for the 25,000 guests expected at the 35th annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner this year.

November 19, 2014

Aaron Barker’s musical career began at the age of six, when his mother gave him his first guitar. He always had music around him, joining a “variety band” at the age of 13. His musical career took him from a rock-n-roll band serving our military to getting his first self-written single on country music radio when “Baby Blue” was recorded by icon George Strait. 

November 14, 2014

Northside ISD is one of only two school districts in San Antonio to be named to the prestigious annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll by The College Board. Students earn college credit while in the high school Advanced Placement Program.

November 12, 2014

“Together We Can Change the World.”  Those words resonated in song as students from 31 countries gathered for a Parade of Nations at their school. 

November 11, 2014

Northside ISD students and staff recognize the importance and significance of the selfless contributions of our veterans. There were Veterans Day celebrations and recognition ceremonies at schools throughout NISD where parents, grandparents, siblings, and employees who are veterans were saluted. These are highlights from the events at some Northside schools and departments. 

November 11, 2014

During the School Board meeting on Nov. 11, CPS Energy presented the NISD Board with a big check – both literally and figuratively. In fact, the almost $1.5 million check is the latest rebate from the energy giant for Northside’s energy conservation programs. Northside taxpayers have received a total of $3,656,153.07 in rebates from CPS Energy.

November 5, 2014

Bonnie Ellison Elementary School is named for a bold, innovative leader who has never been afraid to take risks and wave the flag for education. In fact, she helped create the first and only national Flag of Learning & Liberty.  Click here to view the video about this inspiring namesake. 

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