Northside Museum Association unveils sign

October 11, 2013

The Northside ISD Museum Association unveiled its new sign at the corner of Bandera Road and Grissom Road on Thursday, Oct. 10.

“The new sign creates much needed visibility for the Northside Museum Association and Northside Education Foundation and it will help our patrons easily find us,” said Caroline Wernli, President of the Northside Museum Association. “This is important as the Museum provides an invaluable service in teaching our community about the rich history of Northside.”

Today Northside ISD is the fourth largest public school system in Texas with over 101,000 students, but it began in 1949 when a dozen rural school district joined together to provide better educational opportunities for students. The first graduating class of Northside High School had nine graduates. In 2013, over 6,000 NISD graduates received their diplomas at the Alamodome.

The sign was designed by Marmon Mok Architects and constructed by the Northside Maintenance Department. Both groups were recognized at the sign unveiling by Museum and District leaders. Leon Valley Fire Chief Luis Valdez was also recognized for the city’s support of the sign’s construction.

Pictured are Brian T. Woods, Northside Superintendent; Katie Reed, Vice President of the Northside Board of Trustees; Vince Flores, Northside Maintenance Operations Manager; Caroline Wernli, Museum Association President; Bill Reeves, Partner at Marmon Mok Architects; and Merry Raba, Northside Education Foundation President.

The Museum and Northside Education Foundation are both housed in the historic Leon Valley Elementary red-brick school building in the heart of the city of Leon Valley.

The mission of the Museum Association is to collect, preserve, and share the history of Northside ISD. It is open to the public on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is also available for individuals who would like to do research. The Museum is always looking for pictures, yearbooks, and other artifacts that will help tell the rich history of Northside ISD and education through the decades. Call 397-8599 for more information.

Visit Northside’s Facebook page for an album of pictures from the sign unveiling.