Board in Action

In honor of Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Board Vice President M'Lissa Chumbley volunteered to be a celebrity reader for Mrs. Hersum's kindergartners at Timberwilde ES. 

Trustee Joseph Medina (pictured on left, back row) accompanied second graders from Magdalena Zertuche's class at Forester Elementary School on their first field trip to the San Antonio Zoo. The students were excited to see so many animals that they had studied during their Science unit on animals.

Trustee Bobby Blount visited the Solar Cars team at Fernandez ES as they prepare for this year's competition. Blount is the founder of the event which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016. Race day is April 30 and 320 teams from 73 schools are expected to compete.

Trustee Gerald Lopez also attended LibraryPalooza at Brandeis HS and stopped by the photo booth with Hector Garcia MS Librarian Lucy Podmore and Stevenson MS Principal Chuck Baldridge.

Board President Katie Reed (center) joined Dr. Linda Mora, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent, at LibraryPalooza- That Author Thing at Brandeis HS. The annual teen author fest brings together students and award-winning authors.

Board Secretary Dr. Carol Harle congratulates Glenn ES fifth grader Neveah Wallace at a press conference at City Hall. The student won a bike and helmet for her poster in the Veg Out SA art contest sponsored by the Mayor’s Fitness Council. 

Board President Katie Reed and Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods participated in UTSA’s 2016 Superintendents Symposium and discussed the importance of effective school board superintendent relations.

Board Secretary Dr. Carol Harle met the Esparza ES Trashbusters at a recent FIRST Lego Robotics competition. The team advanced to regional competition and along with other NISD teams, impressed Dr. Harle with their confidence and wisdom.

Board Secretary Dr. Carol Harle, Trustee Medina, Board Vice President M’Lissa Chumbley, and Trustee Lopez attended the annual PTA Founders Day celebration at Taft HS.. The event honors the work of the PTA and their commitment to children. Taft HS was host this year with the school's culinary arts, ROTC, and fine arts programs showcasing their talents.

Board President Katie Reed sat down with NISD-TV for a “Northside Speaks” video discussing her 26 years as a trustee.

Board President Katie Reed and Trustees Freeman, Medina, and Lopez joined Superintendent Dr. Woods and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mora at Mid-Year Graduation at Paul Taylor Field House. The ceremony was the first of 14 graduation ceremonies to be celebrated in Northside ISD in 2016.

Trustee Joseph Medina visited Pease Middle School during School Board Recognition Month. He had lunch with sixth grade teachers and eighth grade student Nayeli presented him with metal artwork she created.

Holmes HS students and staff honored the Board of Trustees during School Board Recognition Month with a special dinner. The Board and Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods are pictured with Holmes Culinary Arts students.

Board President Katie Reed and Board Secretary Dr. Carol Harle (and grandson) joined Leon Springs ES Principal Dr. Kathy Dodge-Clay at the school’s annual Boot Scoot fundraiser at Leon Springs Dancehall.

Trustee Karen Freeman joined Congressman Joaquin Castro on a tour of Construction Careers Academy, learning how the magnet program is preparing students for college and careers. Freshman students built the kid-sized picnic table pictured.

Trustee Joseph Medina and Board President Katie Reed talk to NISD namesake Dean Krueger at the basketball game honoring the 50th anniversary of Marshall High School’s state basketball championship. Krueger played on the team.

Former NISD Superintendents and former and current Board members gathered once again in a room they all know well (the NISD Board Room) to commemorate Board Appreciation Month. This yearly get-together allows current administration and board to update those who have helped shape the District.

Trustee Bobby Blount had lunch with fifth grade students at Mireles Elementary School during School Board Recognition Month. They asked Mr. Blount questions about his education, career, goals, and responsibilities as a School Board member.

Trustee Joseph Medina (back row, far right) congratulated Meadow Village ES teachers as AT&T funded more than $5,500 in DonorsChoose.org projects for the school. The presentation was made at the school’s Family Involvement Night. Among the special guests were J.D. Salinas from AT&T (back row, far left) and State Senator Jose Menendez (back row, center).

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and the City Council presented a proclamation in honor of School Board Recognition Month to San Antonio area school districts. Trustees from Alamo Heights, East Central, Ft. Sam Houston, Harlandale, Judson, Lackland, Northside, North East, Randolph, San Antonio, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City, South San, Southside, and Southwest attended. Representing Northside were Trustee Bobby Blount (holding proclamation) and Board President Katie Reed (front row in beige).

Board Secretary M’Lissa Chumbley was honored during School Board Recognition Month by students at Stevenson MS. They wrote and recited a poem and created an oil painting. Pictured are Ianna Bomba, Basma Al-Sigar, Mrs. Chumbley, Chirsta Neumann, and Phoenix Herrera.

Trustee Gerald Lopez and Board President Katie Reed took a Time Out for Reading with fifth graders at Linton ES. The school partners with Scholastic and the National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) to bring NBA referees to the school to read with students several times a year.

Board Vice President M’Lissa Chumbley (center) joins Holmes HS Principal Ada Bohlken, Business Careers HS Principal Randy Neuenfeldt (both far left), Superintendent Dr. Woods (far right) and Business Careers HS global business students at the school’s World Cultures Festival.

Trustee Karen Freeman (right) attended Steubing ES PTA’s Stallion STOMP carnival along with Principal Dr. Mary Usrey (left). Freeman organized the first STOMP 19 years ago when the school opened.

Trustee Gerald Lopez (right) helped the Carnahan ES community plant trees as part of the school’s annual Arbor Day festivities. He’s pictured with Carnahan Science Academic Support teacher Kent Page who coordinates the event.

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