Board in Action

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 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.

Board Vice President M’Lissa Chumbley (second from left) joined the Northside Education Foundation representatives in awarding grants to teachers. Among her stops was Neff MS where reading teacher Tammy Flores (center) was surprised with a grant.

Board President Katie Reed (second from left) brought greetings from the Board of Trustees at the 25th anniversary celebration for Brauchle ES. She is pictured with Brauchle Vice Principal Monica Anguiano, Superintendent Dr. Woods, and Brauchle Principal Adriana Garza.

Trustee Karen Freeman sat down with NISD-TV for a “Northside Speaks” video discussing the importance of parental involvement in schools.

The Board of Trustees created a video offering parents Tips for Success at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Pictured is Trustee Joseph Medina.

Board Secretary Dr. Carol Harle welcomed NISD employees back to school at one of the District’s 10 Convocation sessions.

Board Vice President M’Lissa Chumbley delivered remarks to staff at one of the District’s 10 Convocation sessions.

Trustees Bobby Blount (starting second from left), Gerald Lopez, and Vice President M’Lissa Chumbley joined Superintendent Dr. Woods (far left) at the annual Block Walk kickoff at Ross MS. Six schools start the school year by visiting students and families in their neighborhoods.

The Team of Eight – the seven elected Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Woods – handed out over 6,400 diplomas to graduates at 12 ceremonies in June 2015.

Five Trustees – Reed, Harle, Freeman, Chumbley, and Blount – joined forces to honor two of their colleagues who exited the Board in June 2015.

Trustee Gerald Lopez (far left) and Superintendent Dr. Woods (second from left) attended the annual Tech Expo, a showcase of innovative technology use held at Paul Taylor Field House. Students demonstrated how they are using technology at their campuses.

Board President Katie Reed was honored in 2015 with the Legacy Award at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Tribute to Women Business Leaders lunch. She is pictured with her daughter who nominated her for the honor.

Trustee Karen Freeman attended the Helotes ES Heroes for Health event with members of the Helotes Fire Department. Heroes for Health was created by the Go Public campaign to inspire Bexar County elementary schoolchildren to live active and healthy lifestyles with guidance from local heroes.

Board Secretary Dr. Carol Harle, Board President Katie Reed, and Trustees Freeman and Blount attended the unveiling of a historical marker at Northside Alternative Middle School-South, the site of the original Locke Hill ES.

Board Vice President M’Lissa Chumbley (far right) delivered remarks at the dedication of the Willie Frantzen Picnic Area at Stinson MS. She is pictured with Superintendent Dr. Woods, Frantzen, and Stinson Principal Lou Medina.

Trustee Karen Freeman and Board President Katie Reed attended a USA Swimming Press Conference where the announcement was made that the US Olympic Swimming Team will train at the Northside Swim Center in July 2016 before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Trustee Bobby Blount (far left) attended a ceremony at Warren HS with Superintendent Dr. Woods and City Councilman Ray Lopez unveiling a new street sign honoring Spc. Dane Balcon, a Warren HS graduate killed in Iraq. Also pictured is Balcon’s family.