Recognitions

The following individuals have been recognized at an NISD Board of Trustees meeting for state and national achievements

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

Northside School District students were named semifinalists in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

O'Connor High School placed fourth in the nation in the FFA's Ag Mechanics event, which tests both technical and agricultural mechanics skills. During the event, members completed a written exam and demonstrated problem-solving and hands-on performance skills.

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

O'Connor High School won first place at the state FFA competition for both levels of Chapter Conducting, making it the first time in at least 25 years that a single high school won both the junior and senior levels of the contest.

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

Northside high school students attended the annual National Junior Classical League Competition at North Dakota State University in Fargo last summer. These students participated in academic, artistic, and athletic competitions with some of the best Latin students from around the country. NISD students are:

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

In Cross-Country, Northside had six individuals from four high schools who finished in the top 10 out of more than 150 runners at the Region 4 Cross-Country Meet. These outstanding student/athletes went on the represent Northside at the state cross country meet. They are:

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

The Stevens High School Varsity Football Team was recognized for making it to the 5A state semifinals. With a record of 11-4, the Stevens Falcons advanced to the state semifinals to play Pearland at the Alamodome. Team members include:

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

Martin Elementary School has received the “Silver” certification of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. The LEED rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

Nancy Ramos, a biology teacher at Health Careers High School, was selected as one of the 2011 honorees of the Texas Exes Awards for Outstanding Teachers...

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

Danielle Chapa has received the national National Center for Women and Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing.

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

Louis Coy, senior clarinetist in the Clark High School band, was selected as the concerto winner of the 2010 Youth Orchestra of San Antonio Concerto Contest.

January 21, 2011 to September 24, 2012

The Northside Citizenship Award was created in 1999 to recognize deserving individuals who have made a positive impact on the Northside ISD community. The Citizenship Award is presented to individuals and/or groups whose actions are "above and beyond the normal day's scope of activities" and/or may be unique.

November 16, 2010 to September 24, 2012

Brandeis High School Air Force JROTC cadets Dawn Naville and Jonathan Mercer recently were awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross.

November 16, 2010 to September 24, 2012

Dr. Laura Cox, a molecular gene scientist at Southwest Research Institute and a part-time coach/consultant for the NISD Aquatics Program for more than 20 years, is the recipient of the "Ousley Award".

November 16, 2010 to September 24, 2012

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Northside ISD by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

October 6, 2010 to September 24, 2012

The Northside Suburban All-Stars recently captured the Senior League Softball World Series title with a 17-0 record.

October 6, 2010 to September 24, 2012

Member volunteers of the 2009-10 School Boundary Advisory Committee (SBAC) were formally recognized by the Board for their accomplishments and were presented with certificates of recognition.

October 6, 2010 to September 24, 2012

The Board of Trustees recognized outgoing members of the Northside Educational Improvement Council (NEIC), which includes 19 parents, community members, and business representatives appointed by Board members.

October 6, 2010 to September 24, 2012

Daniel Leija, a fifth grade teacher at Esparza ES, has been chosen as a finalist in the Texas Teacher of the Year program.

October 6, 2010 to September 24, 2012

Kent Page, a fifth grade teacher at Carnahan ES 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.

October 6, 2010 to September 24, 2012

Both the 2009-2010 Stevens yearbook, Tradition, and the school newspaper, The Talon, have received the All American rating from the National Scholastic Press Association.

May 26, 2010 to September 24, 2012
  • Title I Part A Distinguished School Performance Awards
  • Texas State Development Council Leadership Awards
May 26, 2010 to September 24, 2012
  • O'Connor and Clark HS Academic Decathlon State Qualifiers
  • JA Banks in Action National Qualifiers
  • Duke University Talent Search Program Grand Level Winners
May 26, 2010 to September 24, 2012
  • NISD High School Bowling Club State Winners
  • Water Polo, Swimming and Diving State Qualifiers
  • Track and Field State Qualifiers and Winners
May 26, 2010 to September 24, 2012
  • Middle and High School Science Bowl Winners
  • Texas Junior Academy of Science Winners
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Winners
  • Exxon-Mobile Texas Science and Engineering Fair Winners
  • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Winners
  • International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, Environment) Project (I-SWEEEP) Olympiad Winners

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