Holmes

Campus Information

Principal:
Ada Bohlken
Vice Principal:
Lisa Hahne
Academic Dean:
Beatriz Mora
School Hours:
8:50am - 4:05pm
Phone: (210) 397-7000
Fax: (210) 706-7030
Year Open:
1964
School Mascot:
Huskies
School Colors:
Hunter Green, Gold

Boundary Information

Oliver Wendell Holmes

6500 Ingram Rd
78238 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., son of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a noted poet, essayist and physician, and Amelia Jackson, a daughter of a Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Judicial Court, was born on March 8, 1841.

Educated at Harvard, Holmes was commissioned a Lieutenant in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry in June 1861. He was wounded three times in three famous battles of the Civil War: Ball's Bluff, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., son of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a noted poet, essayist and physician, and Amelia Jackson, a daughter of a Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Judicial Court, was born on March 8, 1841.

Educated at Harvard, Holmes was commissioned a Lieutenant in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry in June 1861. He was wounded three times in three famous battles of the Civil War: Ball's Bluff, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

On leaving the Army, Holmes graduated from Harvard Law School, and in 1870, he became the editor of the American Law Journal. The following year, Harvard appointed him university lecturer on jurisprudence, and in 1882, he was awarded a professorship in the Harvard Law School. For 20 years, Holmes served on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, and was Chief Justice the last three.

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Holmes an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Roosevelt had hoped to put Holmes' rather "liberal" mind to work for his administration. He was proven wrong in this as Holmes demonstrated his independence of mind in many dissenting minority opinions. This led to his title as "The Great Dissenter."

Until his retirement in 1932, he continued to demonstrate his originality of thought, his legal scholarship, and his mastery of pungent style. He died in 1935.

November 4, 2016
Election Day safety message from the Superintendent

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.

August 29, 2016
Cisneros, Quiñones to speak at free family engagement conference
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.

July 21, 2016
NISD offers free & reduced-price meals for qualifying students
Northside Independent School District (NISD) announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.

 

​GRADUATION DVDS AND BLU-RAYS AVAILABLE FOR SALE

DVDs ​and Blu-rays ​of high school graduations may​​ ​be ordered​ ​online at:

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At the Pay page, select which NISD high school school​ and year, how many DVDs​ or Blu-rays​ you want​ to order. You can also click here to download a form and pay by check or money order.