Glass

Campus Information

Principal:
Patricia Lambert
Vice Principal:
Amber Gonzales
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-1950
Fax: (210) 431-5817
Year Open:
1956
School Mascot:
Lil' Huskies
School Colors:
Blue, Gold

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1951

Colby Glass

519 Clearview Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228

Namesake

Colby Glass, was born in Alabama on Sept. 21, 1921 and found his home in San Antonio after ending his Air Force assignment at Randolph Air Force Base in 1942. He entered college under the GI Bill, earning his bachelor's degree from Trinity University in 1953 and his master's degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1962. His master's degree thesis was on the history and development of Northside ISD. The document (covering 1911-1961) has proven an invaluable source to Northside researchers over the years.

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Colby Glass, was born in Alabama on Sept. 21, 1921 and found his home in San Antonio after ending his Air Force assignment at Randolph Air Force Base in 1942. He entered college under the GI Bill, earning his bachelor's degree from Trinity University in 1953 and his master's degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1962. His master's degree thesis was on the history and development of Northside ISD. The document (covering 1911-1961) has proven an invaluable source to Northside researchers over the years.

Glass began his 31-year Northside ISD career as a teacher/Principal at Leon Springs Elementary in 1953. He taught grades five and six and doubled as the school's Principal for one year. He then transferred to Locke Hill Elementary School and served in the same capacities for three years, after which he became a full-time Principal at Locke Hill.

In 1960, Glass moved to Sunset Hills Elementary as Principal, where he served until his retirement from NISD in 1984. It was under his leadership that many programs began, such as "Men in Blue" (renamed later to "Officers in Blue"). He stood behind the school motto of "Catch 'Em Being Good" and always looked for opportunities to reward students for good citizenship.

Glass’ optimism and love for his children carried over into his policies at the school. He operated a happy school, contending that when the atmosphere was positive among staff, the feeling was passed down to the students and patrons of the community. He was much loved by staff, students and patrons.

Glass retired from NISD after serving Sunset Hills for 24 years. The school was renamed in his honor in 1988. Although Glass passed away on March 5, 2000, he will be remembered as a man who gave so much of his life to the students and patrons of Northside ISD, and especially those at Colby Glass Elementary.

Dec. 2 - Graduation dates for 2014 announced

Graduation dates for 2014 announced: http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/53469

Aug. 28 - Senior citizens can stay connected with the Northside Gold Card

Senior citizens can stay connected with the Northside Gold Card: http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/53108

Feb. 28 - All elementary schools get surveillance cameras

All Northside elementary schools will have digital security surveillance cameras and access controls installed over the next 18 months. The $13.4 million project was approved by voters in the School Bond 2010 election. In the wake of the recent shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, this project takes on added urgency. [read more...]

Feb. 28 - Kinder Roundup, April 15-19, 2013

Kinder Roundup will be held in April. Click here for more information and locations.