Beard

Campus Information

Principal:
Blanca Hemann
Vice Principal:
Erika Pruneda
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-6600
Fax: (210) 695-3849
Year Open:
2003
School Mascot:
Buckaroos
School Colors:
Maroon, Blue

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2001

Bob Beard

8725 Sonoma Pkwy
78023 Helotes , TX

Namesake

Bob Beard was one of the pioneers of Northside School District. His forward thinking as a member, Vice President and President of the Northside Board of Trustees from 1967 to 1974, helped form what is now one of the premier school districts in the country.

Born in El Paso but raised in San Antonio, Beard graduated from Jefferson High School in 1949. He attended San Antonio College and graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering.

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Bob Beard was one of the pioneers of Northside School District. His forward thinking as a member, Vice President and President of the Northside Board of Trustees from 1967 to 1974, helped form what is now one of the premier school districts in the country.

Born in El Paso but raised in San Antonio, Beard graduated from Jefferson High School in 1949. He attended San Antonio College and graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering.

He began his professional career as a geological and engineering draftsman with Standard Oil of Indiana. His career led him coast to coast, and spanned an illustrious 43 years when he retired as Chairman, President and CEO of Gulf Resources Corporation.

While serving on the NISD Board of Trustees, Beard provided the leadership and vision that was required in transitioning Northside ISD from a rural school district to that of a more modern, suburban-urban, sophisticated multi-million dollar enterprise. He and his contemporaries strengthened the foundation for what would eventually become the “destination District” in Bexar County.

Leading by example, he advocated a positive policy-making role for the Board of Trustees, a focus on educational opportunities for students, and expanded constructive support of teachers and staff. Major improvements initiated by Beard include the conversion of buses to propane fuel (now a nationally recognized program), the implementation of Junior ROTC programs at the high schools, and recognizing the importance of effective two-way communications in this fast-growing community, the establishment of a professionally staffed Communications Department.

Beard embodied the spirit of community involvement and was actively involved in the life of his community. Some of his business and community involvement positions include founder and director of the First National Bank of Zapata (Texas); Advisory Board Member of the Trinity University School of Business Administration; founder and director of the Petroleum Club of San Antonio; member of the President’s Council – a Business School at St. Mary’s University; and founder and president of the Park Mountain Development Corporation. In addition, he was a member of the Methodist church for more than 55 years, most recently University United Methodist Church.

Beard passed away in March 2011 and is survived by his wife, Emmajean, four children and 14 grandchildren.

January 16, 2015

NISD schools & offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

January 16, 2015

Principal Ada Bohlken and the Faculty and Staff of Oliver Wendell Holmes High School cordially invite you to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Oliver Wendell Holmes High School.  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.   Refreshments in the cafeteria following program.  Please click here for more information.

January 15, 2015

The flu season is upon us. Northside ISD  is seeing a small increase in illness outbreaks at some schools, although not all cases are the flu but also are seasonal allergies and colds. NISD has more than 103,000 students in 116 schools.