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February 10, 2016

Some of the hardest working employees in NISD are the police officers who keep our students, staff and schools safe and secure.  NISD police officers are fully Certified Texas Peace Officers which means they have all the authority and training of municipal police officers.  But in NISD, they receive additional special training to work with students and their families.  

February 8, 2016

The 19th annual Los Leones Student Arts Festival has something for everyone. This family-oriented event will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes an art show and sale with more than 2,500 pieces of high quality student artwork by NISD students.

February 8, 2016

Three NISD Academic Decathlon teams advanced to state after competing against more than 20 teams from across the region at the 2015 Regional Academic Decathlon hosted at Warren High School.

February 3, 2016

At Murnin ES, teachers and students turned a day of learning into an exciting way to understand parts of a sentence by dressing like an adjective of their choice. Students chose such words as amazing (dressing as Spiderman), lazy (in pajamas), angry, sleepy, hungry, and even frumpy. 

January 29, 2016

Check out the latest interviews on Northside Speaks to hear Northside ISD experts talk about interesting topics and activities in the District.

January 27, 2016

Members of the 1966 Marshall HS Boys Basketball State Championship team took center stage and were recognized during halftime at a recent Marshall game for what they accomplished 50 years ago.

January 20, 2016

Students at Linton ES are ballroom dancing!  The students were introduced to the elegant style of dance after a local dance company received a grant to offer free classes.  They meet once a week, after school and so far the students have learned the Rumba, Waltz, and Fox Trot.  Click here to see the video.

January 20, 2016

Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: appointed three new principals and two vice principals, approved dozens of bond construction projects and approved an audit of the District’s financial report. 

January 19, 2016

For 43 years, the Walter Gerlach Livestock Show and Sale has been a Northside ISD tradition that has quietly raised nearly $14 million in college scholarships for students. This year’s event will again draw hundreds of students and livestock bidders. 

January 13, 2016

Some students with disabilities, who attend Northside ISD's Reddix Center, are engaging in internships as they transition from student life into adulthood. Nearly one dozen Reddix students are interning at La Cantera Resort to learn about the hospitality industry. The students are between the ages of 18-22. Click here to learn more. 

January 12, 2016

Members of the 1966 Marshall High School Boys Basketball State Championship team took center stage and were recognized during halftime on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Marshall High School vs Clark High School. 

January 7, 2016

More than 1,000 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, and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, SV Stingray, and Cobra cello.

January 7, 2016

One of the interim charges in the Texas Senate was to, “Study the approval, expansion and revocation of public charter schools in Texas…” To that end, a Senate Education Committee hearing was recently held and a couple of very interesting items came out of that hearing. 

January 6, 2016

For the past 48 years, Jay High School students and staff have been making the holidays brighter for underprivileged elementary students. Over two days, 140 students from seven elementary schools took a special shopping trip to buy shoes and toys.

January 5, 2016

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.

January 4, 2016

Eighth graders and eligible students are invited to attend the 2016 Magnet School Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 12 at Paul Taylor Field House, 7001 Culebra Road.

December 17, 2015

It’s one of the longest-running Christmas traditions in Northside ISD. For 48 years, Jay High School has been making the holidays brighter for underprivileged elementary students. Over two days, 140 students from seven elementary schools took a special shopping trip to buy shoes and toys.

December 17, 2015

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for a name for an elementary school scheduled to open in 2017.

December 16, 2015

Dr. Carmen Tafolla, State Poet Laureate of Texas, chose Howsman ES as a Planting Poet Trees School. According to Tafolla, the selection committee received many applications from across the state, but they felt Howsman stood head and shoulders above others in its desire to introduce its students to the power of poetry.

December 11, 2015

Northside ISD schools have bells to signal a class change, but Carlos Coon Elementary School is the only NISD elementary school to have handbells.

December 9, 2015

Northside prides itself on the music program offered at all 75 elementary schools. Students learn to read music, are introduced to a variety of instruments, and develop skills to equip them to be successful in life, all while having fun.

December 9, 2015

Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: appointed principals for Briscoe MS and Rhodes ES, received a report that 100 percent of NISD teachers are “Highly Qualified” and recognized two national champion FFA teams from O’Connor HS.

December 7, 2015

Check out the latest interviews on Northside Speaks to hear Northside ISD experts talking about interesting topics and activities happening within the District.

December 6, 2015

NISD will hold its eighth annual Winter (Dance) Spectacular on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Brennan High School. The event is part of the Fine Arts Holiday Music Series.

December 4, 2015

Alamodome Management today confirmed graduation dates for Northside ISD high schools.  NISD will hold 12 graduations in June 2016, ten of which are held at the Alamodome.  The other two will be held at the Paul Taylor Field House.

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