Three photos of students with goats and pics at the Gerlach Livestock Show
January 17, 2019

For 46 years, the Walter Gerlach Livestock Show and Sale has been a Northside ISD tradition that has
quietly raised over $17 million in college scholarships for students. This year’s event will again draw
undreds of students and livestock bidders with more than 800 entries.

The Livestock Show and Sale is scheduled Jan. 21 – Jan. 26 at the Gerlach Show Barn, located at 
18945 Babcock Rd  (about three miles outside of Loop 1604). The event is open to the public, and there
is no admission charge.

After months of preparation, hundreds of FFA and 4H students hope their hard work with their animals
will pay off, literally. Animals sold in the Gerlach Show’s auction earn money for their owners; many will
use it to help pay for college. But first, it all comes down to a few moments in the spotlight and one chance
o impress the judge. 

In addition to the judging in the main area, there’s always a flurry of activity in the pens as students prepare
their animals for their turn in the show arena. Hundreds of parents, family members, and fellow competitors
are also on hand to watch the judging and support the event.

Students whose animals “place” in the show, can sell them in the auction on Saturday morning. Last year’s
ale and auction raised a record amount, more than $1 million for students and scholarships.

Highlights of the Show and Sale:

  • Monday- 10 a.m. Poultry Judging, 4 p.m. Rabbit Judging
  • Tuesday- 8 a.m. Goat Judging, 11 a.m. Lamb Judging (or 30 minutes after Goat Judging ends)
  • Wednesday- 8 a.m. Ag Mechanics Judging, 4 p.m. Steer Judging 
  • Thursday- 8 a.m. Swine Judging
  • Saturday- 11 a.m.- Auction and Sale (Opening ceremonies at 10:30am)

The Walter Gerlach Livestock Show Board of Directors has dedicated this year’s show to
NISD Superintendent, Dr. Brian Woods.



Marshall Law and Medical Services Magnet School to open in August 2019
November 28, 2018 
The John Marshall Law and Medical Services Magnet will open in fall 2019 on the Marshall High School
ampus. Approximately 175 students will comprise the inaugural freshmen class. Current eighth graders
rom NISD middle schools c
an apply to attend. 
Rudder vegetable garden and Educator of the Year from CCA
"This is Northside" visits Rudder MS and CCA
November 19, 2018
“This is Northside” catches students as they harvest the fruits of their labor at Rudder MS, 
and introduces our Secondary Educator of the Year at Construction Careers Academy who is really
building up” his students to be successful. 
May 15, 2018

Seniors at Construction Careers Academy have taken on the biggest challenge of their high school
careers – designing and building three tiny homes on custom trailers. Now that the transformation
s complete, the public is invited to tour the tiny homes at a Community Showcase before they are sold.

May 15, 2018

Levitating off the ground with hovercraft rides. Learning to code and maneuver robots. Designing and
launching rockets. Viewing the stars in a mobile planetarium. Those are just a few of the more than
50 science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) activities at the second annual Jay Science
and Engineering Academy STEM Fest.

April 27, 2018

Exploring virtual reality through apps, using Chromebooks and iPads to create movies and daily news
broadcasts, and building tiny homes to explore future careers in construction. Northside schools are
finding unique ways to engage students in learning and an annual event allows students and teachers
o share the successes from their campuses.

April 18, 2018

In this week’s “This is Northside,” we shine the spotlight on our Career and Technical Education (CTE)
programs and show you how this hands-on learning is preparing students for life after high school. 

Students excel at Regional Science Fairs
April 10, 2018

Northside students have excelled at numerous science fair competitions this spring.

"Above courtesy of Communications Dept, NISD."