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March 19, 2012

The Northside ISD Special Olympics Track & Field Meet has been canceled for Tuesday, March 20th, and Wednesday, March 21st due to inclement weather.  The events are rescheduled for Thursday, March 22, and  Friday, March 23rd at Gustafson Stadium, Loop 410W @ Culebra Rd.  For more information, call the NISD Special Olympics office at 210-397-2406.

March 9, 2012

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 2012 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching was announced.

March 6, 2012

Emily Swoboda, an English I Pre-AP teacher at Communications Arts High School, is a finalist for the prestigious H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, spotlighting her as among the best educators in Texas.

March 2, 2012

The final projects of School Bond 2007 are coming online and the first projects funded by School Bond 2010 are under construction or in design. Here’s a status report of voter-approved bond projects. More details are available on the District’s bond website.

March 1, 2012

NCLB report cards for individual campuses now can be downloaded from theTexas Education Agency website.

February 29, 2012

The Board of Trustees Tuesday night voted unanimously to name the District's next middle school - set to open in August 2013 - after Superintendent John Folks. The Board also voted to name the District's fifth transportation station after former and longtime Transportation Director Mike McClung.

February 24, 2012

Northside ISD students continue to excel. Below are students who have been named National Merit Semifinalists, National Merit Commended Students, National Hispanic Scholars, or National Achievement Scholar semifinalists.

February 17, 2012

Northside ISD is one of three school districts in the nation selected by The College Board to participate in an innovative pilot project geared toward increasing student success in Advanced Placement classes.

February 10, 2012

How’s this for a classroom project: prepare a dozen different appetizers for a special event, present and serve the appetizers, and stay under budget. Oh, and make enough to feed 1,000 people.

February 9, 2012

As Northside ISD begins its search for a new superintendent, the Board of Trustees has set up a website so that community members can provide input on the profile of the ideal candidate.

February 3, 2012

In honor of the 115th anniversary of the National PTA and PTA Appreciation Month, please consider joining your school’s PTA so that you can help make a difference in the lives of children.

January 27, 2012

Students, staff, parents, and community members who are looking for ways to support public education can register now for the Save Texas Schools San Antonio Conference Feb. 3-4 at the Northside Activity Center and Holmes High School.

January 20, 2012

Westwood Terrace and Glenoaks elementary schools invite current and former students and staff to attend their upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations.

January 13, 2012

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 10, 2012

The Northside ISD Learning Tree after-school program, in partnership with the Northside Education Foundation, was awarded a $20,000 grant from the May S. Duncan Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation.

January 6, 2012

Staff, students, parents, and community members can now send text messages to Safeline, the District’s anonymous tip line.

December 30, 2011

Every high school and middle school in the District will hold a parent meeting in January to provide information about End-of-Course tests.

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:


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