News Archive

May 5, 2015

Original artwork from hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students will be showcased at Northside’s annual ArtFest May 8 and May 9 at Paul Taylor Field House, 7001 Culebra Road.  

May 3, 2015

More than 1,400 NISD string students will have the opportunity of a lifetime when they learn from and perform with Mark Wood, a string master and founding member of the internationally- acclaimed Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

April 30, 2015

Northside ISD is projecting more than 2,800 students to register in Pre-Kindergarten, a program for four-year-old children offered in 75 neighborhood elementary schools for next year. Registration starts Monday, May 4.

April 29, 2015

Registration for Pre-K is just around a corner. Take a look inside a NISD Pre-Kindergarten classroom, and you'll see that our youngest students are excited about school! Their work involves using educational toys and games to teach concept and skills in literacy, math, science, and socials studies.  

April 29, 2015

Northside Independent School District, the state’s fourth largest and one of the fastest growing districts in Texas, will hire around 800 teachers and other staff in the next 90 days. 

April 29, 2015

Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved 173 additional campus staff to accommodate growth and the opening of Boldt ES, approved the District calendar for 2016-2017, and appointed four elementary principals.

April 28, 2015

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade choir students from 18 middle schools will sing and dance together for the eighth annual “Together We Sing” performance, being held at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 2 at Paul Taylor Field House.

April 28, 2015

On Sunday, May 3, be prepared to visit a lemonade stand near you. More than 6,000 students from 81 NISD elementary and middle schools will participate in “Lemonade Day” in Northside. They are enrolled in Northside ISD’s Learning Tree After School Enrichment Program.

April 22, 2015

Northside leaders broke ground Wednesday on “Kallison Ranch area” high school, the working name for the District’s 11th comprehensive high school, which will open in fall 2017.  

April 22, 2015

The name of the school and its location have changed over the years but the mission of the Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy has always remained the same – to serve as an academic alternative high school for students at risk of dropping out. Now 25 years later, the school is celebrating not only a milestone anniversary, but a new name in honor of its longtime leader. 

April 20, 2015

For the second time in 2015, Northside ISD is headed to space. Two seniors at Business Careers High School, Kaitlyn Bloch and John Gonzales, developed an experiment that will head to the International Space Station in summer 2015.

April 15, 2015

The O’Connor High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) will host a workshop called “Can Your Teen Say No?” on Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The workshop is opened to all NISD parents and students.

April 15, 2015

Everybody needs a hero to look up to that will serve as a mentor. Almost 51,000 elementary students across Northside ISD, and thousands more across the city of San Antonio, were inspired by local heroes during “Heroes for Health Day,” a collaborative effort across the county to stress the importance of health and fitness for children.

April 14, 2015

On Wednesday, April 15, 96 percent of the junior class will be taking the SAT college entrance exam at their home campus.

April 14, 2015

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 Wednesday, April 15, as part of “Purple Up! for Military Kids.”

April 9, 2015

Three Northside ISD schools celebrated the “Month of the Family” on Saturday, April 11 by beautifying their schools. This is the second year for the event.

April 8, 2015

It has been an active spring in Northside ISD with a special announcement at the Northside Swim Center, a surprise announcement for an Aue ES teacher who is a finalist for the prestigious H-E-B Excellence in Education award, and the rededication of a baseball field named for an individual who advocated for fitness facilities for students. Click here to see what’s happening in NISD.

April 7, 2015

Construction Careers Academy, Stevens High School, and Mead Elementary School are champions in the 2015 Silver and Black Give Back Team Up Challenge and each will receive $20,000 to continue their community service projects.

April 6, 2015

After a recent Senate hearing in Austin on vouchers, Scott Milder, Founder of Friends of Texas Public Schools, wrote the following open letter to our Texas State Senators. We publish it here for you to read. We will also let you know if we have any takers.

April 6, 2015

To keep staff and community members continually updated on important and current issues, Northside ISD has launched a new video initiative called “Straight Talk with Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods.”  The first edition features information about recent bond issues, and an update on new school construction, campus renovation projects, and additional school security measures.

April 3, 2015

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 2015-16 school year.

April 1, 2015

Technology is nothing new in NISD classrooms. The use of it continues to expand and have a positive impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. Click here to watch Aue ES second graders use iPads to teach a science lesson to Kindergarten students. 

March 30, 2015

Do we want a system of education that is good for all of our children or one that is good for only a few? Several school voucher bills have been filed in the current legislative session. This is not the first session where we have seen vouchers proposed and it likely won’t be the last.

March 26, 2015

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. 

March 25, 2015

Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved Summer School programs, approved an attendance cap for Taft HS, adopted instructional materials for the 2015-2016 school year, and appointed two campus administrators.


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