Howsman

Campus Information

Principal:
Thomas Buente
Vice Principal:
Audrey Sifuentes
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-2350
Fax: (210) 561-5047
Year Open:
1969
School Mascot:
Eagle
School Colors:
Blue and Gold

Boundary Information

Shirley J. Howsman

11431 Vance Jackson
78230 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

Howsman is named after outstanding educator Shirley J. Howsman, the Executive Director of Elementary Administration for Northside ISD. During her 32 years as an educator, she was affiliated with six of Northside's elementary schools. She was among the first women to be named a school Principal in San Antonio. Her first assignment as Principal was at Shenandoah Elementary, where she remained for eight years. Following this position, she was Principal at Northwest Crossing Elementary and Locke Hill Elementary.

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Howsman is named after outstanding educator Shirley J. Howsman, the Executive Director of Elementary Administration for Northside ISD. During her 32 years as an educator, she was affiliated with six of Northside's elementary schools. She was among the first women to be named a school Principal in San Antonio. Her first assignment as Principal was at Shenandoah Elementary, where she remained for eight years. Following this position, she was Principal at Northwest Crossing Elementary and Locke Hill Elementary. Prior to her administrative positions, Howsman served the District as a classroom teacher at Glenn, Lackland City, and Villarreal elementary schools.

Howsman was a multi-talented woman who touched the lives of many. In addition to her professional dedication to students and staff, she also enjoyed the leisure activities of reading, camping, needlework, and playing bridge. She was not only an educator but also a wife, mother, grandmother, and a special friend. Shenandoah Elementary renamed in Howsman's honor in 1992.

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.

 

March 31, 2016
More than 7,500 kindergarten children expected to register
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 2016-17 school year.