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October 14, 2011

Northside ISD has launched its own website to provide as much information as possible about the state’s new standardized test system, called STAAR, which stands for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

October 12, 2011

The dedication ceremony for Lieck Elementary School will be webcast live on the NISD website beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

October 7, 2011

Since Neff Middle School, Glenoaks Elementary School, and Westwood Terrace Elementary School opened 50 years ago, the schools have educated thousands of children and become cornerstones in the community.

October 6, 2011

Bobby Blount, a Northside ISD Board of Trustee since 1999, received the 2011 Celebration of Leadership Outstanding Alumni Award from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) during its annual conference this past weekend.

October 1, 2011

Northside Superintendent John Folks, a longtime educator and vocal advocate for public education, has been named the best superintendent in the state by Texas Association of School Boards.

September 30, 2011

It’s official: Northside ISD’s enrollment for the 2011-12 school year is 97,439. That means the District grew by more than 2,700 students from last school year to this school yea

September 23, 2011

KENS-TV anchor Deborah Knapp made a surprise visit to Carnahan Elementary School this week to bestow longtime teacher Melissa Licata with the ExCEL Award, which recognizes outstanding educators in the greater San Antonio area.

September 16, 2011

With more students but less funding and fewer teachers, never has Northside ISD’s volunteer army been more important.

September 9, 2011

Northside Independent School District (NISD) is leading the community in the fight to stop diabetes in San Antonio. 

September 2, 2011

Mead Elementary School Teacher Kerry Haupert, who has devoted the past three years of her life to working with refugee students, couldn’t stop the tears after she was named Northside ISD’s 2011 Innovator of the Year.

September 1, 2011

Each year, the NISD Board of Trustees signs the Code of Ethics, reaffirming their commitment to adhere to educational and ethical standards.

August 31, 2011

A grant of more than $1 million from the Texas Department of Transportation will help make sure students who walk or bike to four NISD schools will get there safely. The Safe Routes to School grant has been awarded to Neff Middle School and Glass, Glenoaks and Powell elementary schools.

August 31, 2011

The Northside ISD Board of Trustees Tuesday night approved a $1.013 billion budget and a 1-cent tax increase for the 2011-12 school year. The tax rate will rise from $1.3655 to $1.3755 in order to pay off bonds for new schools and renovation and expansion projects. Despite the increase, the tax rate is 6 cents lower than what was projected when voters passed School Bond 2010.

August 30, 2011

Northside Superintendent John Folks has been selected as one of five finalists across the state for the Superintendent of the Year in the annual competition sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards. The top superintendent will be announced in Austin on Oct. 1 at the annual convention for the Texas Association of School Boards and the Texas Association of School Administrators.

August 26, 2011

Seven outstanding graduates will be recognized as Pillars of Character at the Northside Education Foundation’s annual gala, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Westin La Cantera Resort.

August 25, 2011

The Railroad Commission of Texas presented Northside ISD with a check for more than $2 million Wednesday to help pay for propane-fueled school buses as well as upgrades to the District's propane fueling stations.

August 23, 2011

June Shanahan, a fifth grade teacher at Scobee Elementary School, has been named one of six finalists in the state for 2011 Texas Teacher of the Year.

August 22, 2011

More than 97,000 students headed back to the classroom when schools re-opened Monday. The projected enrollment is about 2,600 students higher than last year.

August 12, 2011

The Northside Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 7:00 PM, August 23, 2011 in the Board Room, Central Administration Office Building, 5900 Evers Road, San Antonio, Texas 78238. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district’s budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited.

August 12, 2011

Northside ISD is enforcing its "No Shots, No School" policy, which means students who are not up-to-date on their immunizations will not be allowed to attend classes when the 2011-12 school year begins Aug. 22.

August 10, 2011

As Northside ISD gets ready to fire up the air conditioning chillers and turn on the lights in 112 schools, the possibility of rolling electrical brownouts in neighborhoods throughout San Antonio presents real problems. NISD and other school districts met with CPS Energy recently to talk about the brownouts and their impact on schools.

August 5, 2011

Contrary to recent media reports, Northside ISD campus accountability ratings actually improved from 2010 to 2011.

August 4, 2011

Northside ISD and Bexar County joined together Thursday morning to break ground for the construction of the Northside Swim Center at the Farris Athletic Complex.

August 3, 2011

Northside ISD’s newest elementary schools are ready to open Aug. 22, when more than 97,000 students in the District head back to school.

August 3, 2011

Because of the extreme heat, parents and students should review the University Interscholastic League Hydration Recommendations on what and when to drink.

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