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.
April marks the nation’s Month of the Military Child. As a way to honor military youth affected by deployment, school district employees and students across the state are encouraged to wear purple on Thursday, April 6, as part of “Purple Up! for Military Kids.”
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved Summer School programs, adopted instructional materials, and appointed six campus administrators including a middle school principal.
Once again, Northside is expecting a large kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year, making it all the more critical that parents register their children during Kinder Roundup in order to secure a seat at their neighborhood school. More than 7,500 kindergarten students are expected to enroll for the 2017-18 school year.
Northside ISD is holding an Auxiliary Job Fair to fill more than 195 positions for bus drivers, food service workers, food service manager trainees, police officers, custodians, and maintenance workers.
More than 51,000 elementary students from across Northside ISD, and thousands more from across the city of San Antonio were inspired by local heroes during “Heroes for Health Day,” a collaborative effort across the county to stress the importance of health and fitness for children.
Seth Juarez, a 5th grader at Lewis Elementary School, is the grand prize winner in the 2017 Texas Cavaliers River Parade Art Contest. He was one of four NISD elementary student finalists.
This year’s NISD Special Olympics attracted more than 1,500 special athletes to compete in various track and field events at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The theme for the 48th annual competition was “Special Olympian Superpowers” and athletes showed their superpowers in super ways as they worked their way to the finish line.
Georgette Carrasco, a fifth grade Special Education Collaborative teacher at Franklin ES, is a finalist for the prestigious H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, recognizing her as one of the best educators in Texas.
Northside ISD is working to address children's nutritional needs by opening two campus cafeterias during Spring Break, March 13-17, to provide a no-cost, hot breakfast and lunch to area students.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: held a public hearing on the District’s Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR); approved the use of high school allotment funds to subsidize AP exams for students; and appointed five campus administrators including an elementary principal.
Students at Driggers Elementary School learned about being heart healthy during a three-week Jump Rope for Heart campaign. The American Heart Association campaign included raising money to help children with heart issues. The students set a goal to raise $3,000 and exceeded that goal while having fun along the way.
Congratulations to Northside School District’s 205 campus first year and veteran educators of the year for the 2016-17 school year.
Allen ES kicked off National Children's Dental Health Month with a visit from the dentist. More than 200 students received free dental exams and a lesson on dental hygiene when a group of dentists and dental assistants from the City of San Antonio Metro Health Dental Program visited the school.
Five people have filed for three places up for election on the Northside ISD Board of Trustees.
The 48th annual NISD Special Olympics Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Feb. 27 – March 2 at Gustafson Stadium.