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February 7, 2017

The unique contributions of school counselors to schools and students are being recognized this week as part of National School Counseling Week, Feb. 6-10. Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

February 1, 2017

Folks MS students are growing herbs and vegetables with the help of an indoor tower garden purchased through an NEF grant. In their Family and Consumer Science Class students are learning about food sustainability, the science behind food production, and are receiving hands-on experience by growing and sometimes pollinating their own food. 

January 31, 2017

Each February educators across the country celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs. This year’s theme from the Association for Career and Technical Education for CTE Month is “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow” giving school districts the opportunity to demonstrate how students are not only college-ready but also career-ready. 

January 25, 2017

Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: appointed two new principals, approved a resolution calling for the repeal of the A-F rating system, and approved an audit of the District’s financial report. 

January 25, 2017

The Eco Friends Club at Kuentz ES is setting the example to clean up the environment with a huge recycling program. Since the organization formed back in 2011, the students at Kuentz have collected more than 2 million recycling items to include plastic and aluminum. 

January 23, 2017

Four NISD Academic Decathlon teams advanced to state after competing against more than 25 teams and 240 students from across the region at the 2017 Regional Academic Decathlon hosted at Warren High School.

January 19, 2017

For 44 years, the Walter Gerlach Livestock Show and Sale has been a Northside ISD tradition that has quietly raised nearly $15 million in college scholarships for students. This year’s event has 795 entries which will again draw hundreds of students and livestock bidders.  

January 18, 2017

A new campus organization for male students at Villarreal Elementary School is teaching the students to be respectful, set goals, and how to dress for the occasion. 

January 11, 2017

Middle school students at Ross MS (and all NISD middle schools) have a chance to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using LEGOs and robots in a fun, after school environment. Click here to learn more about the Ross MS LEGO Robotics team and their upcoming regional competition against fellow NISD middle school teams.

January 9, 2017

The 85th Legislative Session convenes Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Texas lawmakers will have tough decisions to make about school funding, accountability, school choice, and testing.

January 6, 2017

University Health System is offering a convenient way for high school students to stay up-to-date with their immunizations, receive a flu shot, and prepare for college vaccination requirements. They will dispatch a mobile clinic to NISD high schools in January and February. 

January 5, 2017

Few can drive through the far northwest side of San Antonio and Bexar County and not recognize the immense growth in this area.  It is this growth that fueled the need for new classrooms provided with the passage of School Bond 2014

January 4, 2017

Eighth graders and eligible students are invited to attend the 2017 Magnet School Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 10 at the Northside Sports Gym, 8400 N. Loop 1604 W., in the Farris Athletic Complex. 

January 4, 2017

Kellen Dukatnik, a 7th grade student at Hector Garcia MS, believes in spreading the Christmas cheer, bringing that giving spirit to ten families at Fernandez ES. He raised more than $2,500 to turn his vision into a reality. 

January 3, 2017

January is designated School Board Recognition Month in Texas, and Northside ISD is joining other districts across the state to gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions that elected Board of Trustees make to their communities.

December 27, 2016

There are so many reasons why Northside ISD is a strong school district. In 2016, Northside hit an all-time high in enrollment, added more than 700 new teachers, opened two new schools, and more than 6,700 students received diplomas in 12 commencement ceremonies.

December 15, 2016

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for a name for an elementary school scheduled to open in 2018.

December 14, 2016

Hector Garcia Middle School seventh grader Kellen Dukatnik believes “everyone deserves to have a Christmas” and he brought that spirit of giving to ten families at Fernandez Elementary School this holiday season.

December 14, 2016

Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: approved the attendance zone for Kallison ES which opens in 2017; appointed campus administrators, including Brennan HS Principal; and recognized three award-winning educators.

December 14, 2016

The holiday season brings out many talented Northside ISD students as they perform in school plays, choirs, and music ensembles. The Koala Bell Choir at Carlos Coon ES is ready to help you ring in the holiday season. Click here to learn more.

December 12, 2016

In anticipation of the soon-to-be-released preliminary district and school A-F ratings from the state, Dr. Woods has written a letter to all Northside parents and patrons. It explains the new ratings as well as expresses concerns regarding this method of rating schools and the arguments used to support it. 

December 9, 2016

For the third consecutive year, the Northside Education Foundation (NEF) is one of the top ranking educational foundations in Bexar County and among the top 50 in the nation, according to a national study ranking K-12 education foundations.

December 8, 2016

Visitors to the Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy will often find confetti on the floor in the school office. It’s not cause for a custodian; it’s cause for celebration. Every time a student picks up their diploma, they are showered with confetti and an announcement of their success is made on the school intercom. 

December 7, 2016

Art students at Luna MS are lending a helping hand this holiday season to the San Antonio Food Bank. The students created their own ceramic bowls to sell in a school fundraiser. Proceeds of the event will be used by the Food Bank to purchase food for those in need. Click here to see how these students are helping those less fortunate.

November 30, 2016

NISD will hold its ninth annual Winter (Dance) Spectacular on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Brennan High School. The event is part of the Fine Arts Holiday Music Series.

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