One of the interim charges in the Texas Senate was to, “Study the approval, expansion and revocation of public charter schools in Texas…” To that end, a Senate Education Committee hearing was recently held and a couple of very interesting items came out of that hearing.
For the past 48 years, Jay High School students and staff have been making the holidays brighter for underprivileged elementary students. Over two days, 140 students from seven elementary schools took a special shopping trip to buy shoes and toys.
January is designated School Board Recognition Month in Texas, and Northside ISD is joining other districts across the state to gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions that elected Board of Trustees make to their communities.
Eighth graders and eligible students are invited to attend the 2016 Magnet School Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 12 at Paul Taylor Field House, 7001 Culebra Road.
It’s one of the longest-running Christmas traditions in Northside ISD. For 48 years, Jay High School has been making the holidays brighter for underprivileged elementary students. Over two days, 140 students from seven elementary schools took a special shopping trip to buy shoes and toys.
The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for a name for an elementary school scheduled to open in 2017.
Dr. Carmen Tafolla, State Poet Laureate of Texas, chose Howsman ES as a Planting Poet Trees School. According to Tafolla, the selection committee received many applications from across the state, but they felt Howsman stood head and shoulders above others in its desire to introduce its students to the power of poetry.
Northside ISD schools have bells to signal a class change, but Carlos Coon Elementary School is the only NISD elementary school to have handbells.
Northside prides itself on the music program offered at all 75 elementary schools. Students learn to read music, are introduced to a variety of instruments, and develop skills to equip them to be successful in life, all while having fun.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: appointed principals for Briscoe MS and Rhodes ES, received a report that 100 percent of NISD teachers are “Highly Qualified” and recognized two national champion FFA teams from O’Connor HS.
Check out the latest interviews on Northside Speaks to hear Northside ISD experts talking about interesting topics and activities happening within the District.
NISD will hold its eighth annual Winter (Dance) Spectacular on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Brennan High School. The event is part of the Fine Arts Holiday Music Series.
Alamodome Management today confirmed graduation dates for Northside ISD high schools. NISD will hold 12 graduations in June 2016, ten of which are held at the Alamodome. The other two will be held at the Paul Taylor Field House.
Northside ISD announces that 100 percent of teachers are classified as "Highly Qualified." In accordance with Section 2141 of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the Texas State Highly Qualified Teacher Plan, the local education agency (LEA) is required to submit a report annually on whether the academic subject area classes are being taught by Highly Qualified Teachers.
Hundreds of fine arts students will be featured in a variety of holiday concerts and performances at elementary, middle, and high school campuses throughout Northside ISD.
This year’s NISD theme is “I am Northside Proud” and schools and departments are showing their pride in all kinds of ways. Pride can mean being proud of who you are, what you have accomplished, and what you strive to achieve, among other things. Click here to see how one school shows its pride.
“Should I buy my home in NISD?” “Should I send my kids to Northside schools?” “Is NISD a good place in which to locate my business?”
STRAIGHT Talk is a series of subject-specific publications and videos that enlighten the public and staff about a variety of issues and their impact to NISD. In this week’s STRAIGHT Talk video, NISD Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods discusses what makes us Northside Proud and public education proud. He shares his concerns regarding privatizing public education. Click here to watch.
Adjusting to the demands of high school is easier for the freshman class at Marshall High School with guidance from their mentors in the senior class. A unique mentor program provides ninth graders with weekly support from their peers.
Herbert G. Boldt was known as a humble man, a skilled auto mechanic, a dedicated business owner, and a role model for students. Though not a teacher, he shared his craft and guided young people to reach their full potential.
What is a Thanksgiving dinner without cranberries? Thanks to students from Northside ISD’s Learning Tree After-School program there will be enough cranberries for the 25,000 guests expected at the 36th annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner this year.
Northside ISD students and staff recognize the importance and significance of the selfless contributions of our veterans. There were Veterans Day celebrations and recognition ceremonies at schools throughout NISD where parents, grandparents, siblings, and employees who are veterans were saluted.
In School Bond 2010 and School Bond 2014, voters approved the construction of 12 more schools and major renovations and classroom additions to older NISD schools. Those 2010 schools are completed and the School Bond 2014 projects are well underway.
Students at Mead Elementary School are learning a very special lesson from t-shirts being worn by their teachers. The shirts promote blind awareness, and help educate seeing students about the needs of those who are visually impaired. The idea was formed due to the fact that there are four visually impaired students attending the school. NISD has a total of 110 blind students’ districtwide.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved the 2015 certified tax roll; reported on various campus events and activities; and approved other business items and administrative appointments.