Northside ISD Trustees approved an increase of $1,585 for all teachers, nurses, librarians and speech pathologists (around 7,000 employees) as well as a 3.9 percent average pay raise for all other employees effective the new school year.
Northside ISD will add 777 new positions for the 2013-2014 school year after Trustees approved both a Growth and Improvement budget and a Restoration Funds budget that will restore some of the education funding cuts made by the state two years ago. Additionally, the restored funds will allow for a reduction in class sizes.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: appointment of several campus administrators and the Director of Bilingual and ESL Education; approved ‘Restoration Funds’ that will alleviate crowded classrooms- a return to the 22 students per teacher (22 to 1) standard ratio for kinder through fourth grade classes and the addition of two to ten new teachers at all secondary schools; and recognized two Behlau ES staff members for their quick response to a campus fire.
Northside ISD will open three new schools when classes resume on Aug. 26. Kay Franklin and Dr. Sara McAndrew elementary schools, and Dr. John Folks Middle School will join the 112 other schools that make up South Texas’ largest school district. Their new logos are joining the NISD family of school mascots. More than 101,000 students are expected to enroll for the 2013-14 school year.
The Northside ISD Learning Tree After School Program is hosting a Job Fair to fill 100 youth leader positions. The job fair will be held Thursday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.
Eighth grade gifted and talented students from Stinson Middle School have been working to raise cancer awareness in the community. As part of their class study of the different types of cancer and treatments, students created 6 public service announcements (PSAs) and hosted a fundraiser for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s South Central Texas chapter. Now that the PSAs are posted on YouTube, their cancer awareness efforts have gone global.
To comply with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, Northside ISD will offer free meals to children who are 18 years or younger from June 11-July 11 (Monday through Thursday) at any of the following schools:
Glass and Knowlton elementary schools were each recently awarded $5,000 grants from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.
Summer School is a time to catch up in your studies, learn something new, or try to get ahead. NISD offers a wide variety of courses, from classes to allow students to take more advanced and varied courses during the regular school year; classes needed for remediation; enrichment courses and campus that allow students to explore and have fun while learning something new.
Dr. Carol Harle was sworn in as a Northside ISD trustee Tuesday night. She replaces District 6 Trustee Randy Fields, who decided not to run for re-election after serving on the Board since 1999.
Last night, Trustees discussed and took action on several items: appointment of several campus administrators, approval of changes to employee insurance for 2014, approval of school calendar for 2014-2015 and reorganization of Board officer positions.
Graduation ceremonies will soon begin, and we are pleased to feature our high school valedictorians and salutatorians for this year.
In less than a month, more than 6,000 seniors will don caps and gowns and collect their diplomas at one of 12 commencement ceremonies being held for all comprehensive high schools, Health Careers High School, and the Reddix Center. Those wanting a keepsake can purchase a professionally-produced DVD of the complete graduation ceremony.
Two new voter-approved Northside ISD athletic facilities will be officially dedicated in June- the Northside Swim Center and the Northside Tennis Center. The Northside Swim Center dedication is at 10am, Friday, June 28. The Northside Tennis Center dedication is at 9am on Monday, June 10. The public is invited to both events.
Once again, Health Careers is the No. 1 high school in the San Antonio area, according to Children at Risk, a Houston-based nonprofit organization that researches and ranks public schools. Clark was No. 6 and O’Connor was No. 8 in the high school rankings. In the elementary category, Fernandez was ranked No. 3 and Scobee was No. 5.
Before they cross the stage at graduation next month and receive their high school diplomas, a select group of seniors recently gathered back at the place their education began- Esparza Elementary School in Northside ISD.
By Karen Freeman, School Board President. In Northside, Trustee elections are held every other year, and this year three of us were up for re-election. I am honored to have been re-elected and proud to be able to continue to serve the Northside community.
Northside ISD is holding a Transportation Job Fair to fill 200 positions for bus drivers. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Culebra Transportation Station, 7001 Culebra Road.
In less than a month, more than 6,000 seniors will don caps and gowns and collect their diplomas at one of 12 commencement ceremonies being held for all comprehensive high schools, Health Careers High School, and the Reddix Center.
More than 500 employees are being honored this week for over 11,000 years of service to Northside ISD at the annual Recognition & Retirement Celebration.
Thankfully the sun was shining brightly at the 17th Texas Solar Race Car Event held Saturday, May 4 at Gustafson Stadium. Two hundred and twenty five teams competed from 62 Northside elementary schools. After preliminary heats, quarterfinals, semifinals, and a final race, awards were handed out to the top 8 teams.
On Sunday, May 5, be prepared to visit a lemonade stand near you. More than 5,300 students from 56 NISD elementary schools will participate in “Lemonade Day” in Northside. They are enrolled in Northside ISD’s Learning Tree After School Enrichment Program.
Northside ISD is holding an Auxiliary Job Fair to fill more than 270 positions for bus drivers, food service workers, food service manager trainees, custodians, and maintenance workers. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 at Alamo Workforce Solutions, 1499 Hillcrest Drive.
Isabel Anaya, a 5th grade teacher at Kuentz Elementary School, was named a winner of the 2013 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade choir students from 17 (of 18) middle schools will sing and dance together for the sixth annual “Together We Sing” performance, being held at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at Paul Taylor Field House.