It’s been a great start to the school year for Northside students, parents, and educators as they settle into their new school year schedules. That seems to be especially true for all involved with NISD’s two newest schools: Ellison Elementary School and Bernal Middle School. Click here for a look back at the principals of those schools as they started preparing for their inaugural year!
Ross Middle School in Northside ISD, along with Congressman Joaquin Castro, and State Representative Justin Rodriguez, will hold their 10th annual Health and Community Resource Fair on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Northside ISD trustees approved an all-funds budget of $1.22 billion for the 2014-2015 school year, and they also approved a zero-increase tax rate to support the budget.
When it comes to music and dance, there does not seem to be any language barriers, including for the hearing impaired. Members of the San Antonio Deaf Dance Company are proving that through an annual summer dance camp held at NISD. This week’s featured video tells about this special camp designed for middle and high school students that brings music and deaf dancers together for an emotional and inspirational performance.
Students who still need updated immunizations have two more opportunities to visit mobile clinics in Northside.
Northside ISD is hosting a Job Fair to fill 50 positions for food service workers and food service manager trainees in the Child Nutrition Department.
Around 103,000 students and 7,000 teachers headed back to the classroom when 116 schools re-opened this week, and joining the District are two new schools, Bonnie Ellison Elementary School and Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School. Click here to see a video featuring some of the sights and sounds at Northside ISD’s newest schools on the first day of classes.
What child hasn’t dreamed of going to outer space at one time or another? Well, for some students from Hobby Middle School that dream will come true when an experiment that they worked on last school year is placed aboard the International Space Station sometime in mid-to late October.
For the sixth consecutive year, Northside ISD can claim a Region 20 Teacher of the Year. The 2015 Region 20 Elementary Teacher of the Year is Gina Reina, a gifted and talented teacher at Wanke Elementary School.
Registration for Northside ISD’s Learning Tree after-school care program is ongoing at 81 neighborhood schools including all elementary schools and six middle schools.
Thirty-nine thousand students at 49 Northside ISD schools will receive free breakfast and lunch this coming school year thanks to the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which will provide the financial support needed, according to Dr. Brian T. Woods, superintendent.
Northside School District will again participate in the National School Lunch Program which provides free and reduced-price meals for students from households with qualifying incomes. Households must apply every school year for the meal program. In addition, foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household.
While one-on-one communication is the best, in a District as large as Northside ISD it is sometimes difficult. Because we want our parents to stay informed, NISD has several ways that parents and other interested citizens can stay informed about the successes and challenges of San Antonio’s premier school district, as well as news about their children’s schools.
The Northside Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 19, 2014 in the Board room in the Central Office administration building, 5900 Evers Road, San Antonio, TX 78238.
Before 103,000 students arrive for the first day of school on Aug. 25, a brigade of new teachers first have to be schooled. More than 700 new and new-to-Northside ISD teachers went “back-to-school” during New Teacher Academy, an intense three-day professional development designed to share the culture and the expectations of South Texas’ largest school district.
Pease Middle School will host its Bulldog Family Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. for community members to get ready for school, learn about volunteer opportunities and free classes, and connect with beneficial family service organizations in the area.
Zachry Middle School will be competing in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) 2014 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: Team Challenge. More than 5,500 buildings and more than 100 teams are battling it out to see who can save the most energy and water in one year.
For families in the midst of back to school shopping- a reminder that the Annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for August 8 through August 10.
Northside ISD offers free, half-day pre-kindergarten for eligible four-year-old students in their neighborhood schools. There are over 2,800 pre-kindergarten students projected for next school year.
Each year Health Careers High School graduates earn thousands of dollars in scholarships and embark on careers in medicine scattered at universities and later medical schools across the country. While some will cross paths in the future, the story of HCHS graduates Aaron Goldberg, MD, PhD; Kunal Patel, MS, PhD; and Nicholas Short, MD is pretty remarkable.
Bright and early Wednesday morning, Anthony Jarrett, Principal of Marshall High School, settled down in his seat in the auditorium at Brennan High School, prepared to listen to the Superintendent talk to all the District’s administrators about the upcoming school year. Little did he know that he would be surprised before 650 of his peers when former Superintendent Ed Rawlinson announced that he was the recipient of the 2014 Ed Rawlinson Innovator of the Year award.
Education Service Center, Region 20 has named the Northside ISD Board of Trustees the 2014 Region 20 Honor Board. (Region 20 encompasses 17 Central Texas counties and 52 school districts.) The NISD Board now advances to the Texas Outstanding School Board competition.
School districts across Bexar County have united behind a campaign to emphasize the benefits of traditional public education. Their efforts were recognized by the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) who presented the “Bright Idea” award to the 15 Bexar County school districts for their “Go Public” campaign, a multi-faceted public information and awareness campaign.
The start of the next school year is August 25, so now is the time to start planning. To find out the answer to such questions as what school supplies to get, when bus schedules are announced, or where to register your child for school, visit Northside ISD’s Back to School website.