It was a total surprise for Robert Harris when his name was announced as the recipient of the 2010 Innovator of the Year award.
He was first selected as Region 20's Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, and then advanced to the state-level competition with other selected Region nominees.
The roster of 2010 Pillars include a fairly recent graduate who started his own successful business at the age of 17, a Special Olympian, a recent Olympic Gold Medalist, a police commander, a federal prosecutor, and a lifestyle trainer/radio-TV show host.
NISD is the fourth largest in Texas. Only Houston ISD, Dallas ISD and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Houston area) are larger.
Tax rate to support the budget is 1.7 cents lower than projected
In addition to funding the operations of over 100 schools and 13,000 employees, the $1.234 billion budget will fund the opening of five new schools and 494 new staff positions.
Once again Northside ISD is enforcing its "No Shots, No School" policy.
Over 70 local and state agencies will participating in this resource fair.
Daniel Leija, a fifth grade teacher at Esparza Elementary School, was recently selected as Region 20's Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year.
He also now advances as a candidate for the national-level Presidential Award.
Parents must provide good phone number
Northside ISD is launching a new notification system called School Messenger this month that will communicate directly with its 94,000+ students and their parents as well as 13,000 employees quickly via a phone call.
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.
Northside ISD has been named a Texas Recognized District for the third year in a row by the Texas Education Agency.
Public performance slated for July 30 to showcase talent
Students are learning dance choreography for the upcoming performance of "I Am Who I Was Born to BE" to be held Friday, July 30 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Clark auditorium.
When Martin Elementary School opens next month, it will claim at least two firsts. Martin will become the first NISD elementary school to be built inside Loop 410 since 1980 and it also will be the first officially "Green" Northside school.
NISD's manages one of the largest school construction programs in Texas
Northside ISD continues to be recognized for excellence in school construction.
Bengals, Bears, Bulldogs and Rangers will be added to the list of mascots as four of NISD's five newest schools reveal the newest school mascots and logos for their communities.
High School and GED graduates wanting a little help in navigating the college process can apply to participate in the PACE program through a partnership with NISD and Northwest Vista College.
Apply today to become part of San Antonio’s premier school district. Northside ISD now is accepting job applications for part-time food service workers.
In just three short years, the number of Northside ISD students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses has risen by 13 percent, and the number of AP tests taken by students has more than doubled.
Northside ISD will begin registration for pre-kindergarten beginning July 12 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Northside Activity Center.
Each year the San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association recognizes outstanding masonry construction in 7 project categories that include public schools, universities and private development among others.
Welcomes Northside Nic to the program
Northside School District's Child Nutrition Services is gearing up for the new school year and working to increase quality and efficiency in Northside cafeterias
Stan Laing, currently the Principal of Tom C. Clark High School, has been named the Executive Director of Athletics for Northside ISD.
For the third consecutive year, Northside ISD is ranked No. 1 in construction among the eight largest public agencies in San Antonio.
Newsweek magazine ranked Communications Arts and other NISD high schools in its annual report of the best public high schools in America.