Before 105,000 students arrive for the first day of school on Aug. 24, a brigade of new teachers first have to be schooled. More than 800 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 as well as learn about the dozens of resources and curriculum support specialists available to them.
For the seventh consecutive year, Northside ISD can claim a Region 20 Teacher of the Year. The 2016 Region 20 Elementary Teacher of the Year is Teresita Villa, a fourth grade teacher at Kuentz Elementary School.
The Northside Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 18, 2015 in the Board room in the Central Office administration building, 5900 Evers Road, San Antonio, TX 78238.
For Jay Sumpter, Principal of the Jay Science and Engineering Academy, leading students down the path of innovation in STEM fields is reward enough. But, in front of several hundred of his peers at the annual Administrator Institute, Sumpter was named the recipient of the 2015 Ed Rawlinson Innovator of the Year award.
For students who have yet to have 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 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24 through Wednesday, Aug. 26. Parents should be aware that by waiting this late, students may miss the first day of school.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: appointed several campus administrators, including new principals for Vale MS and Fernandez ES, and approved various facilities projects.
For families in the midst of back to school shopping- a reminder that the Annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for August 7 through August 9.
The Northside Learning Tree After School Program is seeking outgoing, energetic, and positive role models to fill 85 part-time youth leader positions. Interested applicants should stop by the Learning Tree Job Fair, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 30 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra.
So You Think You Can Dance is a popular reality television show, but the reality of watching the San Antonio Deaf Dance Company perform is truly show-stopping. The Company’s public performance is Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. in the Marshall High School Auditorium, 8000 Lobo Lane. Admission is free but donations are accepted.
Every weekend during the summer, the Fiesta Noche del Rio show delights audiences at the Arneson River Theatre on the San Antonio River with a showcase of San Antonio culture through music and dance.
Northside ISD has partnered with Methodist Health Care to offer baseline concussion testing to middle and high school athletes. Every year, more than three million sports-related concussions occur, mostly in middle and high school athletes. To that end, NISD athletes have the opportunity to participate in an ImPACT® Baseline Concussion Test on Saturday, July 25 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Methodist Health Care System, 8109 Fredericksburg Road. To register, call (210) 575-0355.
Northside ISD is holding an Auxiliary Job Fair to fill more than 400 positions for bus drivers, food service workers, food service manager trainees, police officers, custodians, and maintenance workers.
It is time for families to start updating their immunizations in order to be prepared to return to school for the 2015-16 school year. Some students may not have the requisite number of shots and not know it due to the state increasing the number of shots required at various grade levels.
Just as the school year winds down, a heavy summer season of construction on renovation projects at existing schools, new roofs at many schools, as well as construction of hundreds more classrooms gears up.
It might be summer but school zones are in effect through the beginning of August. All Northside ISD campuses are used for either summer school programs or as drop off/pick up sites for students.
The Rising Stars Theatre Camp is presenting Suessical, Jr. in a free public performance on Tuesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. in the Jay High School auditorium, 7611 Marbach Road.
Since 1991, the NISD Board of Trustees signs a Code of Ethics annually, reaffirming their commitment to adhere to educational and ethical standards. According to Superintendent Brian Woods, NISD is probably one of very few Districts where the Board and Superintendent (on behalf of the staff) sign a code of ethics.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: named NISD's newest high school after a United States Supreme Court Justice, signed a Code of Ethics reaffirming their commitment to adhere to ethical and educational standards, and appointed several campus administrators including a new principal for Marshall HS.
Dr. Jenny Ostos, a teacher at Jay Science and Engineering Academy (JSEA), is a recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine 100 Inspiring Women in STEM award.
Students from five NISD middle schools are exhibiting art work they created this summer at the “Young Picasso” Summer Cultural Fine Arts Summer Camp. Their art exhibit will be held on Thursday, June 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Holmes High School. It is free and open to the public.
For the next two years, Taft High School will cap attendance. This means that any new-to-Taft students who move into certain parts of the Taft attendance zone will be temporarily capped (moved) to Brennan High School which still has some room and is close to Taft.
To comply with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, Northside ISD will once again offer free meals to children starting June 8. This year, free meals are available at 17 schools for children who are 18 years or younger.
At the June 16 School Board Meeting, Northside ISD Trustees approved a $21.4 million compensation package that will provide salary increases for more than 14,000 employees. The raise includes a 3 percent increase for most employees, but transportation, custodial, and child nutrition workers will see a larger increase. Raises are effective for the new school year.
Karen Avila, assistant principal at Vale Middle School, is the Region 20 Outstanding Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year.
The Northside Learning Tree After School Program is seeking outgoing, energetic, and positive role models to fill 75 part-time youth leader positions. Interested applicants should stop by the Learning Tree Job Fair, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 18 at 6632 Bandera Road, Building F.