Howsman

Campus Information

Principal:
Thomas Buente
Vice Principal:
Audrey Sifuentes
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-2350
Fax: (210) 561-5047
Year Open:
1969
School Mascot:
Eagle
School Colors:
Blue and Gold

Boundary Information

Shirley J. Howsman

11431 Vance Jackson
78230 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

Howsman is named after outstanding educator Shirley J. Howsman, the Executive Director of Elementary Administration for Northside ISD. During her 32 years as an educator, she was affiliated with six of Northside's elementary schools. She was among the first women to be named a school Principal in San Antonio. Her first assignment as Principal was at Shenandoah Elementary, where she remained for eight years. Following this position, she was Principal at Northwest Crossing Elementary and Locke Hill Elementary.

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Howsman is named after outstanding educator Shirley J. Howsman, the Executive Director of Elementary Administration for Northside ISD. During her 32 years as an educator, she was affiliated with six of Northside's elementary schools. She was among the first women to be named a school Principal in San Antonio. Her first assignment as Principal was at Shenandoah Elementary, where she remained for eight years. Following this position, she was Principal at Northwest Crossing Elementary and Locke Hill Elementary. Prior to her administrative positions, Howsman served the District as a classroom teacher at Glenn, Lackland City, and Villarreal elementary schools.

Howsman was a multi-talented woman who touched the lives of many. In addition to her professional dedication to students and staff, she also enjoyed the leisure activities of reading, camping, needlework, and playing bridge. She was not only an educator but also a wife, mother, grandmother, and a special friend. Shenandoah Elementary renamed in Howsman's honor in 1992.

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.