I say to anyone who will listen that the state of Texas should invest more in public education. Most of the time I base that argument on the moral and ethical implications of investing in our future citizens. In my mind, investing in young people is simply the right thing to do.
For the second year in a row, Northside ISD honored members of the military (active duty and veterans) and first responders during America’s Heroes Week, Sept. 19-24. Those with military ID or in uniform received free admission to all varsity football and volleyball games.
NORTHSIDE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.
Brenda Johnson, orchestra teacher at O’Connor HS, was told by her principal, Jackie Horras, that NISD-TV would be coming to take video of her classroom Tuesday morning. She had no idea it was all a ruse.
Northside ISD is hosting a Job Fair to fill 50 positions for food service workers and food service manager trainees in the Child Nutrition Department.
The Plaza of Influence at the Northside Sports Gym recognizes Northside educators who have gone Beyond the Game to make a positive difference in the lives of their students. This commitment to make a difference exemplifies the mission of Northside ISD.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared Thursday, Sept. 15 as “Power Up At Your Library Day,” an opportunity to highlight how libraries promote technology, innovation, and creativity. Northside ISD libraries are celebrating all week long, Sept. 12-16.
Two well-known figures will be keynote speakers at the second annual Family Engagement Conference to be held Friday, Sept. 30 at Northside Activity Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
While one-on-one communication is the best, in a District as large as Northside ISD it is sometimes difficult. Because we want our parents to stay informed, NISD has several ways that parents and other interested citizens can stay informed about the successes and challenges of San Antonio’s premier school district, as well as news about their children’s schools.
Dr. Simran Jeet Singh is always on the run, both figuratively and literally. The marathon runner, devoted husband, and doting father splits his time between San Antonio and New York City. He is an active member of the Sikh community and a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved a $1.3 billion budget for 2016-2017; appointed members of the School Boundary Advisory Committee and approved members of the School Health Advisory Council; approved the schematic designs for security lobbies at nine elementary schools; and approved administrative appointments.
The non-profit organization and valued Northside ISD partner, OASIS, is recruiting grandparents and adults over 50 to spend one hour a week tutoring the same elementary student for one semester.
The start of the next school year will be here soon, so now’s the time to start planning on what you might need to be ready. To find out the answer to such questions as what school supplies to get, when bus schedules are announced, or where to register your child for school, visit Northside ISD’s Back to School website.
For students who have yet to update their immunizations, University Health System will have its mobile clinic available at Gustafson Stadium, located at Loop 410 and Culebra. The "shots bus" will be there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 through Wednesday, Aug. 25.
The Northside Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 16, 2016 in the Board room in the Central Office administration building, 5900 Evers Road, San Antonio, TX 78238.
Thirty-nine thousand students at 49 Northside ISD schools will receive free breakfast and lunch this coming school year thanks to the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which will provide the financial support needed, according to Dr. Brian T. Woods, superintendent.
Everyone will be a winner at the inaugural Peanut Butter Bowl when the Brandeis Broncos and Johnson Jaguars take to the football field August 27.
Before 106,000 students arrive for the first day of school on Aug. 22, a brigade of new teachers first have to be schooled. More than 700 new and new-to-Northside ISD teachers went “back-to-school” during New Teacher Academy, an intense three-day professional development designed to share the culture and the expectations of South Texas’ largest school district.
The Northside Learning Tree After School Program is seeking outgoing, energetic, and positive role models to fill 85 part-time Youth Leader Instructor positions. Interested applicants should stop by the Learning Tree Job Fair on Thursday, August 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northside Learning Center, 6632 Bandera Road, Building D.
When the first early childhood class was held in 1837, it was a place for telling stories, singing, coloring pictures, making friends, and learning to share. In 2016, early childhood education is drastically different.
The Texas Tribune reports that thousands of families are moving to Texas every year from other states because of favorable economic conditions and jobs availability. In fact California, Florida and Illinois top the list of where the new Texans are coming from. Louisiana, New Mexico and New York are also among the top states losing population to Texas.
For families in the midst of back to school shopping- a reminder that the Annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for August 5 through August 7.
Northside ISD is holding a Transportation Job Fair for bus drivers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 3 at Rhodes Transportation Station, 12005 Leslie Rd.
Join San Antonio-area public school ISDs at Go Public Night at the San Antonio Missions baseball game Friday, August 12.
Kelly Garcia, Student Information Systems (SIS) coordinator, thought she was attending a meeting to listen to the Superintendent make his back-to-school remarks. Instead, in a surprise announcement, she received a standing ovation by her peers when she was named Northside ISD’s 2016 Innovator of the Year.