News Archive

February 22, 2013

Two NISD educators are finalists for the prestigious H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, naming them among the best educators in Texas.

February 14, 2013

February 6 was National Signing Day across the United States, and 45 Northside ISD student athletes signed Letters of Intent to play in their sport of choice at the post-secondary level.

February 8, 2013

The “LibraryPalooza, That Author Thing!” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Brandeis HS. The Teen Author Fest will include authors Adam Gidwitz, Marie Lu, Jonathan Maberry, Fred Perry, Cynthia Leitich-Smith, and Jennifer Zeigler.

February 5, 2013

The Northside Board of Trustees is appreciative of the continued support of the residents, taxpayers, and parents of this District and we work with you and our Legislators to improve the state of public education in Texas. It is expected that the state will appeal Judge Deitz’s ruling on the inadequacy, inefficiency, and the unconstitutionality of school finance.

February 1, 2013

Northside students continue to excel and receive numerous honors and awards. Below is the list of students who were named national merit semifinalists or commended scholars, scholar finalists in the 2012-13 National Hispanic Recognition Program, and National Achievement Scholar semifinalists.

January 31, 2013

Northside ISD Trustees passed a Resolution that rejects all attempts by Texas Legislators to divert tax dollars away from public schools in the form of vouchers or any other mechanisms that reduce funding to public schools. See full Resolution here

January 31, 2013

San Antonio is one of six finalist cities bidding to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for Swimming, and San Antonio Sports needs your help to convince USA Swimming officials that San Antonio is the right host. Just imagine cheering on the best swimmers in the nation as they vie for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team in our Alamodome. Simply go to and enter your email address and click the I'M IN! button.

January 28, 2013

Since Rayburn Middle School, Glenn Elementary School, and Powell Elementary School opened 50 years ago, the schools have educated thousands of children and become cornerstones in the communities. The trio will be celebrating their golden anniversaries, and are inviting current and former students and staff to join them.

January 28, 2013

Students, staff, parents, and community members are invited to join an open discussion of the decisions facing the state Legislature regarding education funding and high-stakes testing scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8.

January 14, 2013

NISD Adult & Community Education recently unveiled a new website, making it even easier to search for and register for classes. And, Adult & Community Education also launched a Facebook page and is now on Twitter.

January 10, 2013

A news release issued by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is re-posted here as a community service. For more information, call (210) 207-8790, visit the Metro Health District website, or contact your family physician.

January 10, 2013

Earlier this week, a reporter from WOAI-TV interviewed Superintendent Brian T. Woods about the state of education, school finance, and accountability. WOAI posted a video of the interview in its entirety.

January 10, 2013

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.

January 8, 2013

Northside ISD alumni are scattered across the country, and even around the world.  But no matter where their lives have led them, our alumni all share a common bond—and that’s the place they started out. That’s why the Northside Education Foundation is working on new publications for  Jay,  Marshall, Holmes and Clark high schools.

January 7, 2013

The 83rd Legislative Session convenes Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Texas lawmakers will have tough decisions to make about school funding, accountability, and testing.

January 7, 2013

Northside ISD has just launched an iPhone and iPad app that provides community members a quick, easy, and mobile phone-friendly way to access information about NISD schools and services, including campus phone numbers and addresses, cafeteria menus, and district news and events. The app can be downloaded for free through the App Store. NISD is currently working on an Android version but a release date is not available yet. Click here to learn more.

December 21, 2012

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for two new schools scheduled to open in 2014.

December 20, 2012

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, false rumors are being spread throughout NISD schools. All schools will be open on Friday.

December 19, 2012

By Dr. Brian T. Woods.

Similar to many of you, I watched with horror the events of last Friday in Newtown, CT. As an educator and a parent the event was particularly painful. We all grieve for those involved in this tragedy. In Northside, many have asked about our security procedures and some have expressed interest in more security measures being installed. I wanted to update you on the measures we have in place and where we plan to go in the future with respect to school safety.

December 17, 2012

We constantly debate the appropriate measure of security to have on a campus. We try to balance the use of technology and restricting access with the notion of school being a welcoming place for students, parents and volunteers. We will continue that debate.

December 14, 2012

In light of the horrific school shooting in Connecticut Friday...

While there is no indication that this is anything but an isolated incident in a state far from Texas, Northside ISD is very sensitive to concerns and questions from parents about our own crisis procedures. 

December 14, 2012

Although Learning Tree can accommodate up to 160 students at certain sites, there is an average teacher to student ratio of 1 to 18. The staff includes after school program specialists, site leaders, and youth leaders, many of whom are college students studying to become teachers.

December 12, 2012

Northside ISD is holding a job fair for bus drivers, instructional assistant substitutes, food service workers, and food service manager trainees from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 17 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

December 4, 2012

For the first time, three Northside ISD football teams have advanced to the state quarterfinals, being held this weekend at the Alamodome. To celebrate this historic achievement, the public is invited to attend a pep rally for Brandeis, Brennan and O’Connor high schools at 7 p.m. Thursday at Farris Stadium.

November 23, 2012

More students are graduating from Northside ISD high schools than ever before. For the Class of 2011, the District’s completion rate is 95.7 percent, and the graduation rate is 91.7 percent. Statistics for the Class of 2012 won’t be available until next year.


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