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November 4, 2016

Northside ISD Parents and Patrons: Like you, we have been monitoring this election cycle closely. As always, many NISD schools will serve, in compliance with the Texas Election Code, as polling sites on Election Day, Nov. 8. 

November 4, 2016

Six Northside schools have been awarded grants totaling more than $51,000 to implement service-learning projects on their campuses in the 2016-2017 Team Up Challenge.

November 3, 2016

Alamodome Management today confirmed graduation dates for Northside ISD high schools.  NISD will hold 12 graduations in June 2017, ten of which are held at the Alamodome.  The other two will be held at the new Northside Sports Gym.

November 2, 2016

What happens when it is time to sing the National Anthem and the sound system breaks? Well, at the Holmes vs Taft volleyball game, you look to one of your teammates to step up and sing it. 

October 26, 2016

Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: reviewed a boundary proposal for Kallison ES; recognized Folks MS and Ellison ES as National PTA Schools of Excellence; and named the Marshall HS auditorium after longtime theatre director and the Jay HS courtyard after a longtime teacher.  

October 26, 2016

Two Northside ISD PTAs have been named 2016-2018 National PTA Schools of Excellence. Ellison Elementary School and Folks Middle School (for the second time) are among 173 schools from across the country to receive this special designation, and are the only schools in San Antonio to receive it.

October 26, 2016

The national nonprofit Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) recognized Northside ISD for leading the path to eco-friendly propane fueled buses. 

October 19, 2016

The official dedication ceremonies for Bennie L. Cole and Randall H. Fields elementary schools will be LIVE webcast at

October 14, 2016

The NISD Special Education Program is hosting its annual Community Resource Fair for families of students with disabilities on Wednesday, Nov. 2  from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

October 14, 2016

Now is the perfect time to empty medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) holds its annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 22.

October 13, 2016

The annual NISD College Night will be held Monday, Oct. 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. drawing 140 colleges and universities from across the nation.

October 7, 2016

Northside will hold its fifth annual Declaration of Respect Signing Day on Friday, October 14, with students and staff across the District signing certificates pledging to demonstrate respect for themselves and all others through their interactions at school.

October 4, 2016

A letter to NISD students, staff, and parents from Superintendent Brian Woods: In our efforts to keep you well informed, we wanted you to be aware that there have been a number of clown posts made on social media similar to the “creepy clown” incidents that have occurred across the state and nation. Please understand that law enforcement has indicated these clown posts are a social media hoax.

September 28, 2016

Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: recognized outgoing NEIC, SBAC, and NLA members; appointed several campus administrators; and signed a Declaration of Respect.

September 19, 2016

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. 

September 19, 2016

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. 

September 14, 2016


September 13, 2016

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. 

September 6, 2016

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

August 30, 2016

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.

August 30, 2016

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.

August 29, 2016

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. 

August 28, 2016

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.

August 25, 2016

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

August 24, 2016

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. 


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