When you think of a badge, what comes to mind? For a teacher or administrator in NISD, it is a TECHIE Badge. TECHIE stands for Technology, Engage, Challenge, Hook, Inspire, and Educate.
Recently, I visited with some giants. No, not like the ones in fairy tales. The giants I speak about served on the School Board and as superintendents in the last century, over the last six decades.
Northside ISD is hosting a Job Fair to fill 40 positions for food service workers and food service manager trainees in the Child Nutrition Department.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved the Cole ES attendance zone, recognized award-winning Fine Arts educators and Counseling programs, named the Rhodes ES library after longtime principal, and approved contractors for bond construction projects.
Warren HS students in Chase Haecker's Construction Technology classes, also known as woodshop, are learning about community responsibility through class projects. The students build items for non-profit organizations such as toys for the Elf Louise Toy Drive and framing walls that will be used in houses for Habitat for Humanity.
Construction of new schools and classroom additions at older schools is at a fever pitch to ensure that classrooms and improved facilities are ready for current students and the thousands of new students expected over the next couple of years. NISD is growing by around 1,500 to 2,000 students a year.
Congratulations to Northside ISD's 201 campus first year and veteran educators of the year for the 2015-16 school year.
Making Valentine cards proved to be more than just a fun and creative lesson for second graders at Scobee ES. The students made cards for the elderly residents at Sarah Roberts French Home, the oldest continuously licensed nursing facility in Bexar County.
Some of the hardest working employees in NISD are the police officers who keep our students, staff and schools safe and secure. NISD police officers are fully Certified Texas Peace Officers which means they have all the authority and training of municipal police officers. But in NISD, they receive additional special training to work with students and their families.
The 19th annual Los Leones Student Arts Festival has something for everyone. This family-oriented event will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes an art show and sale with more than 2,500 pieces of high quality student artwork by NISD students.
Three NISD Academic Decathlon teams advanced to state after competing against more than 20 teams from across the region at the 2015 Regional Academic Decathlon hosted at Warren High School.
At Murnin ES, teachers and students turned a day of learning into an exciting way to understand parts of a sentence by dressing like an adjective of their choice. Students chose such words as amazing (dressing as Spiderman), lazy (in pajamas), angry, sleepy, hungry, and even frumpy.
Check out the latest interviews on Northside Speaks to hear Northside ISD experts talk about interesting topics and activities in the District.
Members of the 1966 Marshall HS Boys Basketball State Championship team took center stage and were recognized during halftime at a recent Marshall game for what they accomplished 50 years ago.
Students at Linton ES are ballroom dancing! The students were introduced to the elegant style of dance after a local dance company received a grant to offer free classes. They meet once a week, after school and so far the students have learned the Rumba, Waltz, and Fox Trot. Click here to see the video.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: appointed three new principals and two vice principals, approved dozens of bond construction projects and approved an audit of the District’s financial report.
For 43 years, the Walter Gerlach Livestock Show and Sale has been a Northside ISD tradition that has quietly raised nearly $14 million in college scholarships for students. This year’s event will again draw hundreds of students and livestock bidders.
Some students with disabilities, who attend Northside ISD's Reddix Center, are engaging in internships as they transition from student life into adulthood. Nearly one dozen Reddix students are interning at La Cantera Resort to learn about the hospitality industry. The students are between the ages of 18-22. Click here to learn more.
Members of the 1966 Marshall High School Boys Basketball State Championship team took center stage and were recognized during halftime on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Marshall High School vs Clark High School.
More than 1,000 NISD string students will have the opportunity of a lifetime when they learn from and perform with Mark Wood, a string master and founding member of the internationally- acclaimed Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, SV Stingray, and Cobra cello.
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.