More than 525 employees are being honored this week for almost 11,500 years of service to Northside ISD at the annual Recognition and Retirement Celebration.
Levitating off the ground with hovercraft rides. Interacting with hissing cockroaches and prickly sticks. Learning to maneuver giant robots. Viewing the stars in a mobile planetarium. Those are just a few of the more than 30 science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) activities at the inaugural Jay Science and Engineering Academy STEM Fest.
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade choir students from 18 middle schools will sing and dance together for the tenth annual “Together We Sing” performance, being held at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 13 at the Northside Sports Gym.
Teachers deserve to be appreciated every day, but May is the month when we focus on recognizing their many contributions. The Video of the Week features our middle school educators of the year.
We all remember teachers who inspired us at one time or another. Teacher Appreciation Week is dedicated to remembering and honoring all educators.
Northside ISD is projecting more than 2,400 students to register in Pre-Kindergarten, a program for four-year-old children offered in 69 elementary schools for next year. Registration is underway at neighborhood schools during normal school hours.
Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Child Nutrition Department employees have a lot on their plate. Their effort is being honored throughout Northside during Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week, May 1-5.
University Health System is offering a convenient way for parents to stay up-to-date with their child’s immunizations. They will dispatch a mobile clinic to 12 NISD campuses in May.
Now is the perfect time to empty medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) holds its annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 29.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved 210 additional campus staff to accommodate growth and the opening of the Harlan HS and Kallison ES; approved the official calendar for the 2018-2019 school year; named “Grosenbacher area” elementary school after Dr. Linda Mora; and appointed campus administrators including three principals.
The Stevens High School Police Explorers program is in its first year of being a school organization and they are making great strides in preparing students for a future career. The after school program is teaching students real life police skills with on-hands training.
Despite cloudy skies, the 21st Texas Solar Race Car Event went on with battery-powered assistance on April 22 at Gustafson Stadium.
Two Warren HS students witnessed state government firsthand by testifying before the Texas Senate Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee on a “Student to Soldier” bill. The students were in Austin testifying on SB 1152, a bill drafted by Warren HS Assistant Principal Venissia Villarreal in conjunction with Senator Jose Menendez, which would allow students to choose the Career Readiness path by enlisting in the military.
Northside ISD recognized hundreds of campus volunteers and business partners who donate their time and energy to enrich the education of thousands of NISD students.
Original artwork from hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students will be showcased at Northside’s annual ArtFest on April 21 and 22 at the Northside Sports Gym at 8400 Loop 1604 W.
Marshall High School senior Elijah Garza never wanted to be part of anything in high school, but a friend convinced him to try out for the Navy JROTC precision air rifle team. “It changed my outlook on high school,” Garza says.
The school is still under construction but the principal has been appointed, the furniture is being ordered, the teachers are being hired, and Principal Billy Navin is getting ready to welcome hundreds of students on the first day of school.
A new program is being offered at Brandeis High School this year that will equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be active and successful learners both in high school and in college.
You know it is almost Fiesta time when groups start showing off their medals (or shoes!) and NISD schools have quite a few medals available for purchase this year.
In a school district with an enrollment of over 105,000, transporting students to and from school can be an overwhelming task. And yet, the Northside ISD Transportation Department does just that each and every day.
Northside ISD students continue to excel and receive numerous honors and awards. Below are students who have been named National Merit Finalists, Semifinalists or Commended Scholars, and scholar finalists in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Glenn ES held a rodeo focused on bike safety and skills. A highlight of the day was when members of the local non-profit chapter of Ride for Reading rode in with books for everyone. Click here to watch about the bike rodeo and book giveaway.
There are thousands of amazing educators throughout Texas, but the H-E-B Education in Excellence Awards highlight only the best.
Three first-year and three veteran teachers were named District Educators of the Year at special celebrations held annually to honor teachers who give 100 percent when it comes to improving the lives of children. In addition, Northside’s nominee for the 2017 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching was announced.
For the third year in a row, NISD juniors will be able to take the SAT college entrance exam for free, thanks for money allocated by the Northside ISD Board of Trustees.