By Karen Freeman, School Board President. In Northside, Trustee elections are held every other year, and this year three of us were up for re-election. I am honored to have been re-elected and proud to be able to continue to serve the Northside community.
Northside ISD is holding a Transportation Job Fair to fill 200 positions for bus drivers. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Culebra Transportation Station, 7001 Culebra Road.
In less than a month, more than 6,000 seniors will don caps and gowns and collect their diplomas at one of 12 commencement ceremonies being held for all comprehensive high schools, Health Careers High School, and the Reddix Center.
More than 500 employees are being honored this week for over 11,000 years of service to Northside ISD at the annual Recognition & Retirement Celebration.
Thankfully the sun was shining brightly at the 17th Texas Solar Race Car Event held Saturday, May 4 at Gustafson Stadium. Two hundred and twenty five teams competed from 62 Northside elementary schools. After preliminary heats, quarterfinals, semifinals, and a final race, awards were handed out to the top 8 teams.
On Sunday, May 5, be prepared to visit a lemonade stand near you. More than 5,300 students from 56 NISD elementary schools will participate in “Lemonade Day” in Northside. They are enrolled in Northside ISD’s Learning Tree After School Enrichment Program.
Northside ISD is holding an Auxiliary Job Fair to fill more than 270 positions for bus drivers, food service workers, food service manager trainees, custodians, and maintenance workers. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 at Alamo Workforce Solutions, 1499 Hillcrest Drive.
Isabel Anaya, a 5th grade teacher at Kuentz Elementary School, was named a winner of the 2013 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade choir students from 17 (of 18) middle schools will sing and dance together for the sixth annual “Together We Sing” performance, being held at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at Paul Taylor Field House.
Show your college pride and support Northside ISD and San Antonio’s college-going culture by wearing a college t-shirt this Friday, May 3. It’s city-wide College T-Shirt Day and Northside students, employees and families are encouraged to participate.
Thousands of Northside ISD students join millions of Texas school children in the next round of standardized testing when the state-mandated STAAR testing continues April 23rd for elementary and middle school students.
Northside ISD recognized hundreds of campus volunteers and business partners who donate their time and energy to enrich the education of thousands of NISD students.
Now is the perfect time to empty medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) holds its annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27.
April marks the nation’s Month of the Military Child. As a way to honor youth affected by deployment, school district employees and students across the state are encouraged to wear purple on Monday, April 15, as part of “Purple Up! For Military Kids.”
In Northside ISD, the family that plays together could win $1,000. That was the case for Nicole Ramirez who won $1,000 for exercising with her three young daughters in last summer’s San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge. The next winner could be you.
Once again, Northside is expecting record-breaking 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 7,700 kindergarten students are expected to enroll for the 2013-14 school year.
Every morning before school starts the Jefferson Middle School library is the place to be. On a recent Friday morning librarian Renee Wood welcomed 83 students. Sometimes the group is so large, there are no chairs left. The students don’t mind and happily spread out on the floor.
You know it is nearing Fiesta time when groups start showing off their medals (or shoes!) And NISD is starting to rack up a few medals of its own.
By Dr. Brian T. Woods, Superintendent, Northside ISD- The Texas Legislature is currently engaged in an important debate about the requirements for graduation from high school and every Texas citizen, teacher, parent and student ought to pay attention.
"Mental illness is like any other disease. It needs to be treated" says Dr. Deborah Healy, NISD's Director of Guidance & Counseling. “It truly is life threatening," she adds. If children are not treated, their illness can spiral downward and get worse. It also becomes a high cost to our community and families. Support children who have a mental illness by advocating for better, more, and well-funded mental health services, contacting elected officials, calling the 211 Helpline for assistance, and contacting your school's counselor.
There may be two more months in this school year, but pre-registration for the 2013 High School Summer School begins at the student’s home campus next week.
The Northside Education Foundation's annual 5K Run/Walk is drawing the largest group of runners and walkers in NEF history. Four thousand people have signed up already and hundreds of volunteers are needed to ensure a successful event.
Two Northside ISD high schools will host “Student Aid Saturdays” in April to help students and parents apply for college financial aid. The events are free and open to all students from all NISD high schools. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.
In Northside ISD, the wheels on the bus go round and round over 8.3 million miles every year, getting 65,000 students (or 65 percent of the District’s 100,000 students) to and from school every day.
Northside ISD will hold a School Board election in District 7, a seat currently held by Karen Freeman who filed for reelection. Also running for this seat is attorney Scott Guller. However, Trustees voted to cancel school board elections in two other districts where only one person is running.