As Texas works toward implementation of an “A-F” rating system for its districts and schools, a new report is out that, ironically, grades the 50 states on several aspects of funding public schools.
April marks the nation’s Month of the Military Child. As a way to honor military youth affected by deployment, school district employees and students across the state are encouraged to wear purple on Friday, April 15, as part of “Purple Up! for Military Kids.”
The Northside Swim Center continues to make a big splash in the world of swimming and diving competitions when approximately 330 champion divers from across the country compete next week. On April 6-10, Northside School District’s world-class facility will host the USA Diving Synchronized National Championships.
Once again, Northside is expecting a large 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 7,500 kindergarten students are expected to enroll for the 2016-17 school year.
Northside ISD is holding a Job Fair for teaching positions at 10 specific, secondary schools to fill expected vacancies for the 2016-2017 school year. Northside expects to eventually hire around 500 teachers in the next three months Districtwide.
Gifted and Talented students and Student Council members at Michael ES are providing care packages to foster children as a service project.
You know it is almost Fiesta time when groups start showing off their medals (or shoes!) and NISD has quite a few medals available for purchase this year.
For the second year in a row, NISD juniors will be able to take the SAT college entrance exam for free, thanks for money allocated by the Northside ISD Board of Trustees.
Northside's 11th comprehensive high school will open in August 2017 with around 1,600 students in grades 9 through 11 in a proposal that was presented to the NISD School Board.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: reviewed the Harlan HS boundary proposal, approved 2016 Summer School programs, and appointed two elementary school principals.
There are thousands of amazing educators throughout Texas, but the H-E-B Education in Excellence Awards highlight only the best. Four NISD educators are finalists in this prestigious statewide program. Click here to watch their surprise reactions when they receive the good news.
Northside magnet schools offer a focused, career-specific education for students who show an interest in a particular field or know what career path they want to take. Today, about 3,000 students are enrolled in NISD’s five magnet high school programs.
Northside ISD is holding an Auxiliary Job Fair to fill 170 positions for bus drivers, food service workers, police officers, custodians, and warehouse and maintenance workers.
Real life heroes visited 300 San Antonio area schools, including all of Northside's elementary schools for "Heroes for Health" rallies. Law enforcement officers, fire fighters, first responders, military personnel, and community leaders talked to children about the importance of staying fit and eating healthy. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor was one of many speakers at Carson ES.
Three NISD teachers and one principal are finalists in the prestigious 2016 HEB Excellence in Education Awards, naming them among the best educators in Texas.
Three first-year and 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 2016 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching was announced.
Natalie Tan, 5th grader at Locke Hill ES, is the grand prize winner in the 2016 Texas Cavaliers River Parade Art Contest. She was one of four NISD elementary student finalists.
Students at Business Careers HS are expanding their personal development and understanding of the business world with the help of mentors from the business community. The magnet school has about 140 mentors who meet with the students on a one-to-one basis
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.