Powell

Campus Information

Principal:
Priscilla Paul
Vice Principal:
Lisa Hibshman
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-0450
Fax: (210) 706-7361
Year Open:
1962
School Mascot:
Thunderbirds
School Colors:
Red, Black

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1960

Lawrence Powell

6003 Thunder Dr
78238 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

On May 3, 1992, Thunderbird Hills Elementary was renamed Lawrence Powell Elementary. This renaming was in honor of the 36 years that Lawrence Powell dedicated to educating children. Twenty-six of those years were spent in Northside School District.

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On May 3, 1992, Thunderbird Hills Elementary was renamed Lawrence Powell Elementary. This renaming was in honor of the 36 years that Lawrence Powell dedicated to educating children. Twenty-six of those years were spent in Northside School District.

Lawrence Powell is a native of Houston and was born on Nov. 7, 1927. He married Bobbie Erfurth in 1952 and had three children. In 1953, he earned his bachelor of science degree from Trinity University and his master of education degree in 1966 from Sul Ross State College in Alpine, Texas. Powell served as Principal of Thunderbird Hills from 1974-1989.

Former Superintendent Jack Jordan recommended changing the name of Thunderbird Hills to the Board of Trustees. In his recommendation, Jordan described Powell as a "quiet, thoughtful, unassuming individual who cares about everyone and who has touched many lives. Mr. Powell has dedicated his life to promoting a healthy learning environment for children, and it is fitting that the school to which he dedicated his life is named for him."

Powell passed away in May 2013.

January 16, 2015

NISD schools & offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

January 16, 2015

Principal Ada Bohlken and the Faculty and Staff of Oliver Wendell Holmes High School cordially invite you to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Oliver Wendell Holmes High School.  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.   Refreshments in the cafeteria following program.  Please click here for more information.

January 15, 2015

The flu season is upon us. Northside ISD  is seeing a small increase in illness outbreaks at some schools, although not all cases are the flu but also are seasonal allergies and colds. NISD has more than 103,000 students in 116 schools.