Northside ISD's 115 schools reported an attendance rate of 57 percent today, April 24, 2014. A typical day in NISD has an attendance rate of 95 percent.
All Northside elementary schools will implement the "Controlled Access Plan" tomorrow, April 24.
An Open Letter to Northside ISD Staff and Parents From Superintendent Brian Woods: As you know, we are cooperating in an investigation with local and federal law enforcement of an anonymous threat to a San Antonio area elementary school. As soon as we received the threat we engaged internal and external law enforcement for advice and assistance. While we are told that the credibility of the threat is low, we have and will continue to take it seriously.
This message is to inform you that within the past few days area agencies became aware of a threat being made toward a San Antonio-area elementary school. The threat was not specific to any particular school, but did allude to possible violence being committed on the morning of April 24. While this may well be a hoax, we have to treat the threat seriously.
Technology plays a significant role in instruction, and School Bond 2014 would provide more computers and mobile devices for student and staff use. The $47 million earmarked for technology projects would also provide upgrades to District-wide infrastructure.
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, April 26.
The safety and security of students and staff is a top priority for Northside ISD and School Bond 2014 proposes $8.28 million in safety and security projects.
April marks the nation’s Month of the Military Child. As a way to honor military youth affected by deployment, school district employees and students across the state are encouraged to wear purple on Tuesday, April 15, as part of “Purple Up! For Military Kids.”
Northside ISD has one of the largest high school bowling leagues in the state. NISD can now boast the number one team in the state.
As any homeowner knows, you can’t have a house without a roof and mechanical systems that are efficient and safe. In Northside we believe that safe, well maintained facilities enhance the learning opportunities for students.
Once again, Northside is expecting a large kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year, making it all the more critical that parents register their children during Kinder Roundup in order to secure a seat at their neighborhood school. More than 7,500 kindergarten students are expected to enroll for the 2014-15 school year.
Northside ISD is holding a Transportation Job Fair to fill 150 positions for bus drivers. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 7 at the Culebra Transportation Station, 7001 Culebra Road.
The free Northside ISD mobile app is now available through the Microsoft Windows Phone Store.
More than half of the funding proposed in School Bond 2014, fifty five percent, would be used to be pay for improvements to existing Northside schools. More than half of Northside’s schools are more than 20 years old and some were built as early as the 1950s and 1960s.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items- approved Summer School programs and Summer High School Principal, adopted instructional materials for the 2014-2015 school year, and appointed an assistant principal for Brandeis High School.
You know it is nearing Fiesta time when groups start showing off their medals (or shoes!) And NISD is starting to rack up a few medals of its own.
Northside continues to grow by over 2,000 students every year. That’s two to three classrooms a week.
Warren High School will host a “Student Aid San Antonio” Saturday event this Saturday, March 22, to help students and parents apply for college financial aid. The event is free and open to students from all NISD high schools.
Northside ISD is holding an Auxiliary Job Fair to fill more than 200 positions for bus drivers, food service workers, food service manager trainees, custodians, and maintenance workers.
School Bond 2014, a proposal for $648.34 million, adds 409 new classrooms to manage continuing growth and renovates older schools to meet curriculum requirements and current standards. In fact, the majority of the proposal renovates existing, older neighborhood schools.
Three first-year and three veteran teachers were named District Educators of the Year at special celebrations held annually to honor teachers who give 100 percent when it comes to improving the lives of children. In addition, Northside’s nominee for the 2014 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching was announced.
The Texas Department of Transportation is holding an open house to present proposed improvements to Loop 1604 between Potranco Road (FM 1957) and FM 471 (Culebra Road).
Applications are now being accepted through May 30 for those three and four year olds who qualify to attend Head Start offered through the Family Service Association.
Congratulations to Northside School District’s 210 campus first year and veteran educators of the year for the 2013-14 school year. These individuals will be recognized at special celebrations in their honor beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Brennan High School auditorium.
This week is School Breakfast Week and Northside is celebrating by inviting students to “Rise and Shine Texas Style!”