Dr. Simran Jeet Singh is always on the run, both figuratively and literally. The marathon runner, devoted husband, and doting father splits his time between San Antonio and New York City. He is an active member of the Sikh community and a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved a $1.3 billion budget for 2016-2017; appointed members of the School Boundary Advisory Committee and approved members of the School Health Advisory Council; approved the schematic designs for security lobbies at nine elementary schools; and approved administrative appointments.
The non-profit organization and valued Northside ISD partner, OASIS, is recruiting grandparents and adults over 50 to spend one hour a week tutoring the same elementary student for one semester.
The start of the next school year will be here soon, so now’s the time to start planning on what you might need to be ready. 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.
For students who have yet to update their immunizations, University Health System will have its mobile clinic available at Gustafson Stadium, located at Loop 410 and Culebra. The "shots bus" will be there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 through Wednesday, Aug. 25.
The Northside Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 16, 2016 in the Board room in the Central Office administration building, 5900 Evers Road, San Antonio, TX 78238.
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.
Everyone will be a winner at the inaugural Peanut Butter Bowl when the Brandeis Broncos and Johnson Jaguars take to the football field August 27.
Before 106,000 students arrive for the first day of school on Aug. 22, 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.
The Northside Learning Tree After School Program is seeking outgoing, energetic, and positive role models to fill 85 part-time Youth Leader Instructor positions. Interested applicants should stop by the Learning Tree Job Fair on Thursday, August 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northside Learning Center, 6632 Bandera Road, Building D.
When the first early childhood class was held in 1837, it was a place for telling stories, singing, coloring pictures, making friends, and learning to share. In 2016, early childhood education is drastically different.
The Texas Tribune reports that thousands of families are moving to Texas every year from other states because of favorable economic conditions and jobs availability. In fact California, Florida and Illinois top the list of where the new Texans are coming from. Louisiana, New Mexico and New York are also among the top states losing population to Texas.
For families in the midst of back to school shopping- a reminder that the Annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for August 5 through August 7.
Northside ISD is holding a Transportation Job Fair for bus drivers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 3 at Rhodes Transportation Station, 12005 Leslie Rd.
Join San Antonio-area public school ISDs at Go Public Night at the San Antonio Missions baseball game Friday, August 12.
Kelly Garcia, Student Information Systems (SIS) coordinator, thought she was attending a meeting to listen to the Superintendent make his back-to-school remarks. Instead, in a surprise announcement, she received a standing ovation by her peers when she was named Northside ISD’s 2016 Innovator of the Year.
For the eighth consecutive year, Northside ISD has a Region 20 Teacher of the Year. The 2017 Region 20 Elementary Teacher of the Year is Eva Longoria, a special education teacher at Cody Elementary School.
Northside Independent School District (NISD) announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.
Millions of people watched Deaf model Nyle DiMarco dance his way to the Mirrorball trophy as champion on ABC’s hit TV-show Dancing with the Stars. For the members of the San Antonio Deaf Dance Company, it was especially meaningful.
Northside ISD is holding an Auxiliary Job Fair to fill more than 170 positions for bus drivers, food service workers, food service manager trainees, police officers, custodians, and maintenance workers. The Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.
Northside ISD will open two new elementary schools when classes resume on Aug. 22. Bennie Cole and Randall Fields elementary schools will join the 117 other schools that make up South Texas’ largest school district.
The public is invited to a Rio Street Fair in the Northside Swim Center parking lot this Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Fair, hosted by the NISD Aquatics Department, includes more than 50 local vendors, youth sports organizations, swim gear, and Olympic-themed activities. Passes are not required to attend.
Northside ISD is hosting a Job Fair to fill 75 positions for food service workers and food service manager trainees in the Child Nutrition Department. The Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Ellison Elementary School, 7132 Oak Drive.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved salary raises for all employees, approved the renewal of UnitedHealthcare as the District’s medical insurance provider for 2017, and appointed several campus administrators, including new principals for the Jay Science & Engineering Academy and Jordan Middle School.
At the June 21 Board Meeting, Northside ISD Trustees approved a $14.6 million compensation package that will provide salary increases for around 14,000 employees.