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January 28, 2011

Visitors to a Northside ISD cafeteria on any given weekday are sure to notice some stereotype-defying offerings: bowls of fresh fruit, vegetables, salads, lean meats, and whole grain rolls.

January 21, 2011

The NISD Board of Trustees recognized hundreds of students and their teachers and coaches for academic, instructional, and athletic achievements.

January 21, 2011

The Governor has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected Board of Trustees plays in our communities.

January 18, 2011

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees Tuesday night discussed the possibility of making drastic cuts to both this year's and next year's budget to prepare for what is expected to be a 5 to 10 percent decrease in funding from the state.

January 18, 2011

The Brennan, Holmes, O'Connor, and Taft high school cheerleading squads were ranked in the top their categories at the recent National Cheerleaders Association championship in Dallas.

January 14, 2011

Earlier this afternoon you received a message from Westwood Terrace school principal, Gracie Guess.

January 14, 2011

Students, teachers, parents, and administrators came together one evening at the Car-Vel Skate Center to “Skate the Night Away.”

Pictured (from l-r) are fifth graders Star Morin, Mariah Fernandez, and Alexis Gonzalez.

January 14, 2011

Students and staff members at Driggers ES gave from their hearts and their pockets to raise $242 during Cancer Awareness Month for the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

Pictured are students in Donna Pastrano’s third grade class wearing their “Driggers Cares” button.

January 7, 2011
Parents now can sign up for email and text message alerts through Northside ISD’s notification system, School Messenger. Northside ISD launched School Messenger at the beginning of the school year to quickly communicate with the parents of almost 95,000 students
December 31, 2010

The 82nd Legislative Session begins Jan. 11, and of the roughly 7,000 bills that will be introduced, about a quarter of them will be related to education. In addition, school districts stand to lose a significant amount of state funding as legislators grapple with a huge budget deficit.

December 20, 2010

Northside ISD is among the top 18 school districts in the nation when it comes to closing the achievement gap for African-American, Hispanic, and low-income students, according to a report just released by the Broad Foundation.

December 20, 2010
Northside ISD is seeking public input on textbooks being considered for use for the 2011-12 school year. Community members are invited to a Textbook Open Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the Northside Activity Center.
December 19, 2010
Sometimes the best gifts can’t be wrapped and placed under a tree. In Northside one employee shared the ultimate gift this past year with one of her coworkers - the gift of life.
December 17, 2010

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for the name of a new elementary school scheduled to open in 2012. The nomination deadline for the school, now referred to as "Bandera Road North area" Elementary School, is Jan. 14, 2011.

December 14, 2010
"Northside ISD wants to help fight hunger in San Antonio," Superintendent John Folks said. "I encourage students, staff, and all community members to go to Wal-Mart's Facebook page and vote for San Antonio."
December 9, 2010

The impasse between Methodist Hospitals & Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Insurance could impact Northside ISD's 14,000 employees and families if it is not resolved by January 1, 2014.  NISD communicated this information to all employees as the District transitions from Humana Insurance to BCBS on Jan. 1.  Please review the NISD- prepared Frequently Asked Questions often as they will be updated as necessary.

December 3, 2010

More than 450 student athletes who are succeeding on the playing field and in the classroom were named to District academic teams for cross country, football, tennis, and volleyball.

December 3, 2010

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.

December 1, 2010

NISD-TV has redesigned its website, making it easier to watch videos about Northside schools, students, staff, and educational programs.

November 29, 2010

Northside ISD will hold a Special Education Transition Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

November 19, 2010

A counselor, an engineer, an educator, a former governor, and a U.S. Supreme Court justice were honored as the namesakes for Northside ISD's five newest schools. In addition, the formal open house for the new Construction Careers Academy (CCA) at Warren High School was held.

November 12, 2010

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, the state’s standardized testing program, now called the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, will be replaced by the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR (pronounced "star").

November 11, 2010

Dozens of schools across the District held patriotic ceremonies Tuesday morning to honor veterans and to thank them for their service to this nation.

November 5, 2010

The NISD Board of Trustees has approved the design of the Northside Swim Center, effectively giving the green light on a project that will make NISD a nationally-renowned destination for swimming competitions and provide desperately needed 'water space' for Northside athletes.

October 29, 2010

The percentage of students failing core courses in math, science, social studies, and English has dropped dramatically-double digits in many cases-from the 2005-06 school year compared to 2009-10.


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