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December 23, 2011

It was a roller coaster year marked by great challenges and great successes, as the District both endured a $61.2 million budget cut and celebrated the selection of Dr. John Folks as the Texas Superintendent of the Year.

December 16, 2011

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for the name of two new elementary schools and a middle school scheduled to open in 2013.

December 14, 2011

Dr. John Folks, a passionate advocate for Texas public education who has led Northside ISD for the past decade, announced today that he is retiring at the end of the school year.

December 9, 2011

During the month of December, 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. Check out the full list of holiday concerts!

December 8, 2011

The federal education law, known as No Child Left Behind, requires that all teachers of core subjects in all public schools must be highly qualified, meaning they hold a bachelor's degree and state certification in the subject area they are teaching.

December 1, 2011

During the month of December, 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. Check out the full list of holiday concerts!

November 28, 2011

Northside ISD will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road, for an expected 200 openings in the Child Nutrition, Transportation, and Maintenance departments. The approximately 200 vacancies are expected due to staff retiring or resigning at the end of December.

November 25, 2011

We never want our students or staff members to feel like a number, but we can’t deny that Northside ISD has some pretty impressive stats. Keep reading for a numeric perspective of Northside ISD:

November 18, 2011

An advocate for children in the classroom and an advocate for children in the courtroom were honored as the namesakes for Northside ISD’s two newest schools during dedication ceremonies held recently at  Lieck and Mireles elementary schools.

November 16, 2011

Superintendent says the state of Texas has failed to adequately and equitably fund Texas public education. The Northside ISD Board of Trustees Tuesday night voted to join hundreds of school districts across the state in challenging the constitutionality of the current school funding system.

November 15, 2011

TRS executives and trustees will meet with active and retired members on from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Austin to discuss an update on the condition of TRS-Care, the TRS retiree health care program that serves more than 200,000 retired Texas educators.

November 8, 2011

Students in Northside ISD will celebrate freedom and democracy throughout this week, with ceremonies being held at campuses all over Northside ISD to honor those who have fought and served to protect our country.

November 4, 2011

Northside ISD was officially formed in 1949, but the history of the school district goes back much further. A new permanent exhibit at the NISD Museum pays homage to the 12 pioneer schools that came together more than 60 years ago to create Northside Independent School District.

October 28, 2011

It was a “Supreme” day at Jefferson Middle School this week when two Northside ISD namesakes visited to promote civics education.

October 21, 2011

NISD schools will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-28 with rallies, parades, and special events to encourage children of all ages to stay drug-free.

October 19, 2011

School trustees voted to honor the District’s heritage by naming the “Bandera Road north area” elementary school after one of the 12 original rural schools that joined together in 1949 to create Northside ISD. Funded by School Bond 2007, Los Reyes Elementary will be the only school to open in 2012. It is  located north on Bandera Road, outside Loop 1604 in the Triana subdivision. The address is 10785 Triana Pkwy.

October 14, 2011

NISD Board President Karen Freeman has been elected to a three-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 20B. The region encompasses 15 counties in Central Texas and includes 50 school districts with 500 schools, 40,000 total staff (of which 20,000 are teachers), and over 300,000 students.

October 14, 2011

Northside ISD has launched its own website to provide as much information as possible about the state’s new standardized test system, called STAAR, which stands for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

October 12, 2011

The dedication ceremony for Lieck Elementary School will be webcast live on the NISD website beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

October 7, 2011

Since Neff Middle School, Glenoaks Elementary School, and Westwood Terrace Elementary School opened 50 years ago, the schools have educated thousands of children and become cornerstones in the community.

October 6, 2011

Bobby Blount, a Northside ISD Board of Trustee since 1999, received the 2011 Celebration of Leadership Outstanding Alumni Award from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) during its annual conference this past weekend.

October 1, 2011

Northside Superintendent John Folks, a longtime educator and vocal advocate for public education, has been named the best superintendent in the state by Texas Association of School Boards.

September 30, 2011

It’s official: Northside ISD’s enrollment for the 2011-12 school year is 97,439. That means the District grew by more than 2,700 students from last school year to this school yea

September 23, 2011

KENS-TV anchor Deborah Knapp made a surprise visit to Carnahan Elementary School this week to bestow longtime teacher Melissa Licata with the ExCEL Award, which recognizes outstanding educators in the greater San Antonio area.

September 16, 2011

With more students but less funding and fewer teachers, never has Northside ISD’s volunteer army been more important.


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