Wanke

Campus Information

Principal:
Claudia Lizcano
Vice Principal:
Scott Sheldon
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-6700
Fax: (210) 257-4340
Year Open:
2006
School Mascot:
Wolves
School Colors:
Navy Blue, Gold

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2004

Carl Wanke

10419 Old Prue Rd
78249 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

From high school valedictorian and star athlete to teacher, coach and administrator, Carl Wanke has always been the leader of the pack.

Now as namesake of Carl Wanke Elementary School, he'll serve as a role model for the Wanke Wolves for years to come.

Wanke graduated from Edgewood High School in 1955, and went on to St. Mary's University, where he played both basketball and baseball and earned his bachelor'8s degree. He later was inducted into the St. Mary's Athletic Hall of Fame for both basketball and baseball.

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From high school valedictorian and star athlete to teacher, coach and administrator, Carl Wanke has always been the leader of the pack.

Now as namesake of Carl Wanke Elementary School, he'll serve as a role model for the Wanke Wolves for years to come.

Wanke graduated from Edgewood High School in 1955, and went on to St. Mary's University, where he played both basketball and baseball and earned his bachelor'8s degree. He later was inducted into the St. Mary's Athletic Hall of Fame for both basketball and baseball.

Wanke began his 30-year career in education 1959 as a teacher and coach at Northside High School, later renamed Marshall High School. After teaching social studies at Rayburn Middle School and earning a master's degree in education from Our Lady of the Lake University, Wanke went on to serve as assistant principal at Jay and Holmes high schools and as principal at Jones Middle School and Marshall High School.

During this time, Wanke also belonged to the Southwest Basketball Officials Association and served as an executive board member from 1967-1975.

His fairness, straightforward nature and ability to push students to reach their full potential propelled him to central office where he became Northside's first director of pupil personnel in 1979, and then executive director for secondary administration in 1990.

As a central office administrator, Wanke worked tirelessly to ensure all campuses were safe for students and staff. He developed anti-vandalism programs as well as "Positively Northside" a curriculum to teach students about the District's discipline policies. He also implemented Northside's "No Nonsense" discipline policy to rid schools and campus activities of weapons, fights, drugs and alcohol.

Wanke retired in 1993 but continues to sponsor youth activities and maintains membership in the National Congress of Parent-Teacher Association, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity and St. Mary's University Booster Club. He and his wife Jane have a combined family of five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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.