The start of the next school year will be here in less than two months, so now’s the time to start planning on what you might need to be ready. To find out the answer to such questions as what school supplies to get, when bus schedules are announced, or where to register your child for school, visit Northside ISD’s Back to School website.
It is time for families to start updating their immunizations in order to be prepared to return to school for the 2015-16 school year. Some students may not have the requisite number of shots and not know it due to the state increasing the number of shots required at various grade levels.
It might be summer but school zones are in effect through the beginning of August. All Northside ISD campuses are used for either summer school programs or as drop off/pick up sites for students.
To comply with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, Northside ISD will once again offer free meals to children starting June 8. This year, free meals are available at 17 schools for children who are 18 years or younger.
The Rising Stars Theatre Camp is presenting Suessical, Jr. in a free public performance on Tuesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. in the Jay High School auditorium, 7611 Marbach Road.
Since 1991, the NISD Board of Trustees signs a Code of Ethics annually, reaffirming their commitment to adhere to educational and ethical standards. According to Superintendent Brian Woods, NISD is probably one of very few Districts where the Board and Superintendent (on behalf of the staff) sign a code of ethics.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: named NISD's newest high school after a United States Supreme Court Justice, signed a Code of Ethics reaffirming their commitment to adhere to ethical and educational standards, and appointed several campus administrators including a new principal for Marshall HS.
Dr. Jenny Ostos, a teacher at Jay Science and Engineering Academy (JSEA), is a recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine 100 Inspiring Women in STEM award.
Just as the school year winds down, a heavy summer season of construction on renovation projects at existing schools, new roofs at many schools, as well as construction of hundreds more classrooms gears up.
Students from five NISD middle schools are exhibiting art work they created this summer at the “Young Picasso” Summer Cultural Fine Arts Summer Camp. Their art exhibit will be held on Thursday, June 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Holmes High School. It is free and open to the public.
For the next two years, Taft High School will cap attendance. This means that any new-to-Taft students who move into certain parts of the Taft attendance zone will be temporarily capped (moved) to Brennan High School which still has some room and is close to Taft.
At the June 16 School Board Meeting, Northside ISD Trustees approved a $21.4 million compensation package that will provide salary increases for more than 14,000 employees. The raise includes a 3 percent increase for most employees, but transportation, custodial, and child nutrition workers will see a larger increase. Raises are effective for the new school year.
Karen Avila, assistant principal at Vale Middle School, is the Region 20 Outstanding Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year.
The Northside Learning Tree After School Program is seeking outgoing, energetic, and positive role models to fill 75 part-time youth leader positions. Interested applicants should stop by the Learning Tree Job Fair, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 18 at 6632 Bandera Road, Building F.
School may be out for this school year, but the learning never ends. Summer School is a time to catch up in your studies, learn something new, or try to get ahead. High school registration is held on June 10 and 11 depending upon your home campus. For the schedule, click here.
Nine Northside students will compete at the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland June 14-18.
“Eagle eyes is on duty.” As James Bluhm hands out test papers to his economics students at Jay High School, he reminds them that he’s always watching. And for the last 50 years in Northside, he has truly seen a lot of students come and go from his classroom.
Approximately 6,400 seniors, who received a combined total of $93 million in college scholarships, will don caps and gowns and collect their diplomas at one of 12 commencements being held for all Northside ISD high schools and the Reddix Center. The graduations will be streamed live on the Internet. Just click on the link on the front page of the NISD website on the days and times listed below to watch any of the graduations.
Graduation ceremonies will soon begin, and we are pleased to feature our high school valedictorians and salutatorians for this year.
Two NISD students won medals at two international science fair competitions last month.
The Northside Learning Tree after school program is expanding to all district middle schools for the 2015-16 school year. Club LT is an extension of the Northside’s Learning Tree after school enrichment program that is available to all NISD elementary schools, although the program differs in its design to meet the needs of older students. Learn more about this program by clicking here.
If you see Marshall High School junior Rana Altayawi intently texting on her cell phone, she could be writing a paper instead of casually chatting with friends.
Culinary Arts Students at Warren High School are doing a whole lot more than just cooking. They are learning how to work in a restaurant-style kitchen while working as a team. Click here to learn what is cooking in the kitchen at Warren HS.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: two new Trustees took oath of office, as did two reelected Trustees, reorganized Board officer positions, and appointed new principals.
It’s time to get a jump start on immunization requirements for the 2015-2016 school year. University Health System is offering a convenient way for parents to immunize their children, with a mobile clinic that will visit middle school campuses in May and June.