This year’s NISD Special Olympics attracted more than 1,500 special athletes to compete in various track and field events at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The theme for the 48th annual competition was “Special Olympian Superpowers” and athletes showed their superpowers in super ways as they worked their way to the finish line.
Georgette Carrasco, a fifth grade Special Education Collaborative teacher at Franklin ES, is a finalist for the prestigious H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, recognizing her as one of the best educators in Texas.
Northside ISD is working to address children's nutritional needs by opening two campus cafeterias during Spring Break, March 13-17, to provide a no-cost, hot breakfast and lunch to area students.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: held a public hearing on the District’s Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR); approved the use of high school allotment funds to subsidize AP exams for students; and appointed five campus administrators including an elementary principal.
Students at Driggers Elementary School learned about being heart healthy during a three-week Jump Rope for Heart campaign. The American Heart Association campaign included raising money to help children with heart issues. The students set a goal to raise $3,000 and exceeded that goal while having fun along the way.
Congratulations to Northside School District’s 205 campus first year and veteran educators of the year for the 2016-17 school year.
Allen ES kicked off National Children's Dental Health Month with a visit from the dentist. More than 200 students received free dental exams and a lesson on dental hygiene when a group of dentists and dental assistants from the City of San Antonio Metro Health Dental Program visited the school.
Five people have filed for three places up for election on the Northside ISD Board of Trustees.
The 48th annual NISD Special Olympics Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Feb. 27 – March 2 at Gustafson Stadium.
The 20th annual Los Leones Student Arts Festival has something for everyone. This family-oriented event will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 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.
It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a Northside Education Foundation (NEF) Superhero 5K! Attention Northside community, it’s time to unite for a special operation benefiting NISD staff and students on Saturday, May 6 at SeaWorld.
Northside ISD celebrated the 100th day of school with many fun and educational lessons throughout the District. At Franklin ES, students dressed up as if they were a decade old, made crafts with 100 items, and enjoyed many other activities focused on the number 100.
The 44th Annual Walter Gerlach Livestock Show and Sale proved to be a record- breaking year, raising more than $900,000 in scholarships for Northside ISD students. The week-long event turned out nearly 800 entries to include pigs, goats, lambs, rabbits, poultry, steer, and mechanical agriculture products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.