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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.

September 21, 2012

Robert Green’s entire career has been about service – first to his nation as an officer in the U.S. Army, and now to the children of Langley Elementary, where he’s a third grade teacher and Chess Club sponsor.

September 20, 2012

Dr. R. Michael Flores, a 1987 Holmes High School graduate, was named Palo Alto College's sixth president by the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees Tuesday night.

September 14, 2012

Kent Page, the science academic support teacher at Carnahan Elementary School known for his hands-on lessons with students, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.

September 14, 2012

NISD Adult & Community Education recently unveiled a new website, making it even easier to search for and register for classes. And, Adult & Community Education also launched a Facebook page and is now on Twitter.

September 13, 2012

R.C. Rodríguez, Northside ISD Director of Bilingual and English as a Second Language was recently honored with the distinguished 2012 Stéén Award.

September 7, 2012

Ross Middle School in Northside ISD, along with State Representative Joaquin Castro, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, and Councilman Justin Rodriguez, will hold the 8th Annual Health and Community Resource Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8.

September 7, 2012

Northside ISD uses a variety of ways to keep parents and community members informed of school and student news and events.

September 6, 2012

Northside ISD will hold a Child Nutrition Job Fair from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

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