STRAIGHT Talk is a series of subject-specific publications and videos that enlighten the public and staff about a variety of issues and their impact to NISD. In this week’s STRAIGHT Talk video, NISD Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods discusses what makes us Northside Proud and public education proud. He shares his concerns regarding privatizing public education. Click here to watch.
Adjusting to the demands of high school is easier for the freshman class at Marshall High School with guidance from their mentors in the senior class. A unique mentor program provides ninth graders with weekly support from their peers.
Herbert G. Boldt was known as a humble man, a skilled auto mechanic, a dedicated business owner, and a role model for students. Though not a teacher, he shared his craft and guided young people to reach their full potential.
What is a Thanksgiving dinner without cranberries? Thanks to students from Northside ISD’s Learning Tree After-School program there will be enough cranberries for the 25,000 guests expected at the 36th annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner this year.
Northside ISD students and staff recognize the importance and significance of the selfless contributions of our veterans. There were Veterans Day celebrations and recognition ceremonies at schools throughout NISD where parents, grandparents, siblings, and employees who are veterans were saluted.
In School Bond 2010 and School Bond 2014, voters approved the construction of 12 more schools and major renovations and classroom additions to older NISD schools. Those 2010 schools are completed and the School Bond 2014 projects are well underway.
Students at Mead Elementary School are learning a very special lesson from t-shirts being worn by their teachers. The shirts promote blind awareness, and help educate seeing students about the needs of those who are visually impaired. The idea was formed due to the fact that there are four visually impaired students attending the school. NISD has a total of 110 blind students’ districtwide.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved the 2015 certified tax roll; reported on various campus events and activities; and approved other business items and administrative appointments.
Northside ISD's financial house is in order. In fact, for the past 13 years, NISD has earned the highest financial rating awarded by the state according to David Rastellini, Deputy Superintendent for Business & Finance.
Does your child use a reliever medication more than three times per week for symptoms? Does your child have to limit physical activities due to asthma? Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 11 to attend a free Asthma Education Session for parents at Brandeis High School beginning at 7 p.m.
The Air Force Band of the West performed at Pease Middle School, and delivered more than great music. The month of October includes both anti-bullying and Red Ribbon weeks, and during their performance, the band shared a powerful dual message.
Here is a roundup of Veterans Days activities planned at several Northside schools on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Two Northside ISD PTAs have been named 2015-2017 National PTA Schools of Excellence. Murnin Elementary School and Pease Middle School are among 124 schools from across the country to receive this special designation, and are the only schools in San Antonio to receive it.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved the attendance zone for Fields ES, recognized Pease MS and Murnin ES as National PTA Schools of Excellence, and appointed department and campus administrators.
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center of Fathering. The organization has two goals: to provide positive male role models, and to provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
Clark High School students visited the Great Barrier Reef, Yosemite National Park, and ancient Greece all without leaving their classrooms. The 450 students used virtual field trip simulation technology, called Google Expeditions, that is currently being piloted by Google across the country.
Students at Hector Garcia MS saw a need and literally took to the streets to fix the problem. As part of a Social Studies project, the safety-minded students worked with City Hall to get a sidewalk installed in front of their school. Click here to learn more about the project.
The annual NISD College Night will be held Monday, Nov. 2 from 6-8:30 p.m. drawing more than 140 colleges and universities from across the nation.
Four Northside schools are semifinalists in the 2015-2016 Silver & Black Give Back Team Up Challenge – Warren High School and Brauchle, Michael, and Northwest Crossing elementary schools.
Did you know that pigs like marshmallows? It is one of the many fun facts that NISD fourth graders learn during “Ag in Action” held annually at O’Connor HS. The three-day event provides elementary school students with an opportunity to learn about agriculture first-hand through sight, sound, touch, and “smell.”
The official dedication ceremony for Herbert G. Boldt Elementary School will be LIVE webcast Wednesday, Oct. 21 at nisd.net/live.
The 2016 San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame class has two Northside connections – longtime aquatics coordinator and facility namesake George Block and Olympian Darold Williamson.
Eleven NISD elementary school student councils have been named 2015 Honor Student Councils by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).
Teachers and staff at Ward ES are teaching students that there is a super hero inside all us, encouraging each child to find their own super power whether it be in spelling, math, or being nice to others. The super hero theme has spread throughout the school with decorations and classroom assignments. Click here to learn more about all the super heroes at Ward ES.
The NISD Special Education Program is hosting a Community Resource Fair for families of students with disabilities on Monday, Oct. 19 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.