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October 21, 2014

Two school namesakes will be honored in October as new Northside schools are officially dedicated in their honor. To view tonight's live webcast, which will begin at 6:30 pm, click here. 

October 21, 2014

The annual NISD College Night will be held Monday, Nov. 3 from 6-8:30 pm drawing more than 140 colleges and universities from across the nation.

October 17, 2014

The 18th annual Los Leones Student Arts Festival has something for everyone. This family-oriented event will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 and includes an art show and sale with more than 2,500 pieces of high quality student artwork by NISD students.

October 17, 2014

Thornton Elementary School celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ceremony on Oct. 14 that brought together past and present students and staff along with members of the Thornton family.

October 17, 2014

Public education is one of America’s basic foundations. Our democracy is dependent on an educated electorate and America’s schools have for centuries successfully educated millions of children. 

October 13, 2014

The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Karen Freeman, a Trustee in Northside ISD, to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors.

October 8, 2014

James “Rad” Weaver is a proud product of Northside ISD, both attending school and having his parents work in the District.

October 7, 2014

NISD will hold its third annual Declaration of Respect Signing Day on Friday, Oct. 10 with students across the District signing certificates pledging to demonstrate respect for themselves and all others through their interactions at school.

October 6, 2014

You’ve probably seen the Energy Star label on household appliances like washing machines and dishwashers, but it can also apply to schools. Zachry Middle School recently earned the Energy Star label for 2014 and will receive a decal and certificate to display at the school.

October 3, 2014

Four Northside ISD PTAs have been named 2014 National PTA Schools of Excellence. Leon Springs and Mireles elementary schools and Folks and Hobby middle schools are among 170 schools from across the country to receive this special designation, and are the only schools in San Antonio to receive it.

September 25, 2014

The Northside Education Foundation (NEF) is the top ranking educational foundation in Bexar County and among the top 25 in the nation, according to a national study ranking K-12 education foundations.

September 24, 2014

Northside ISD is holding a job fair to fill positions for food service workers, food service manager trainees, head custodians, assistant head custodians, and custodians. The fair will be held Friday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

September 24, 2014

Northside Story Fest will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Marshall High School, 8000 Lobo Lane. 

September 23, 2014

NORTHSIDE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 0.41 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $0.00.

September 23, 2014

Dave Gannon, a longtime volunteer and mentor at NISD schools, was honored as a Hero for Children by the State Board of Education (SBOE).

September 17, 2014

Now is the perfect time to empty medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) holds its annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27.

September 17, 2014

This year, the Northside Education Foundation (NEF) is celebrating its 20th anniversary and they hope to raise funds for more grants for staff. Consider participating in the NEF Employee Pledge Drive that is now underway and ends Oct. 3. To watch the NEF Pledge Drive video, click here.

September 16, 2014

It’s hard to imagine a teacher being speechless, but that’s how Rawlinson Middle School history teacher Jennifer Vasquez said she felt when she was surprised at an 8th grade assembly with the ExCEL award.

September 15, 2014

The Healthy Start: Food, Fitness and Fun project is in full swing in Northside schools, thanks to a $2.6 million federal grant. NISD is in the third year of this grant with students getting fit while having fun. 

September 15, 2014

Northside ISD is holding a Transportation Job Fair for bus drivers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Culebra Transportation Station, 7001 Culebra Road.

September 11, 2014

Celebrating its 20th year, the Northside Education Foundation (NEF) will recognize six outstanding NISD graduates as Pillars of Character at its annual gala. These six outstanding graduates include an elected official, a singer/songwriter, an optometrist, a businessman, a doctor/professor, and an architect.  

September 10, 2014

It’s been a great start to the school year for Northside students, parents, and educators as they settle into their new school year schedules. That seems to be especially true for all involved with NISD’s two newest schools: Ellison Elementary School and Bernal Middle School.  Click here for a look back at the principals of those schools as they started preparing for their inaugural year!

September 3, 2014

Ross Middle School in Northside ISD, along with Congressman Joaquin Castro, and State Representative Justin Rodriguez, will hold their 10th annual Health and Community Resource Fair on Saturday, Sept. 13.

September 3, 2014

Northside ISD trustees approved an all-funds budget of $1.22 billion for the 2014-2015 school year, and they also approved a zero-increase tax rate to support the budget. 

September 3, 2014

When it comes to music and dance, there does not seem to be any language barriers, including for the hearing impaired.  Members of the San Antonio Deaf Dance Company are proving that through an annual summer dance camp held at NISD. This week’s featured video tells about this special camp designed for middle and high school students that brings music and deaf dancers together for an emotional and inspirational performance. 

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