Board in Action

Trustee Bobby Blount awards the trophy to the adult winners of the 20th Solar Car Races, teachers from Nichols ES. In addition to the student teams, teachers and business partners compete for bragging rights in their own races. 

Trustee Gerald Lopez attended the 20th Solar Car Races at Gus Stadium and cheered on the more than 300 teams participating, including this team from Carlos Coon ES.

Trustee Bobby Blount participated in a panel discussion at the Regional Public PK-12 Education Forum held at the Pearl Stable. 

Board Secretary Dr. Carol Harle sat down with NISD-TV for a “Northside Speaks” video discussing Northside's curriculum that is based on the TEKS, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

Board Vice President M’Lissa Chumbley joined Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods and Glenoaks ES Principal Maria Meza at the school’s Pillars of Character Rally. Another special guest was Mayor Ivy Taylor who spoke to students about being caring citizens.

In honor of the Week of the Young Child, Trustee Karen Freeman was a celebrity reader in Mrs. Adam’s kindergarten class at Steubing ES.

Board Secretary Dr. Carol Harle read to students in Mrs. Lomax’s kindergarten class at May ES. 

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.