Northside Education Foundation (NEF)

NEF Grant Patrol

The Northside Education Foundation was created in 1995. The mission of the Foundation is to foster community involvement in innovative educational programs by generating and disbursing funds and other resources to provide enrichment for students of the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, TX.

2022 NEF 5K Run/Walk Campus & Site Awards

Thank you so much for helping encourage your campus or site community to join us at this year’s, “The Beat Goes On” NEF 5K Run/Walk. We appreciate your hard work.

The following campuses and sites will receive NEF $250 grant awards for meeting and exceeding registration goals. The highest registration winners will be awarded $500 grants.


5K Run/Walk

About 2,100 people signed up for the NEF "The Beat Goes On" NEF 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at O'Connor High School. Thank you to our annual donors, sponsors and volunteers! Because of you, NEF will be able to award $330,000 in grants to NISD educators this school year! See race results here and feel free to leave a review to help us plan for next year. 


The NISD Partner and Employee Gratitude Awards Ceremony is on Thursday, April 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., live from the Brokemill Room at Pedrotti’s Ranch via a livestream at Thanks to RBFCU and Spurs Sports & Entertainment for sponsoring this event. 

This celebration, presented by the Northside Education Foundation (NEF), will recognize District employees for their extraordinary efforts since the pandemic began, and honor NISD’s Outstanding Partners of the Year and NEF’s Unsung Heroes.

All NISD employees, students, families and friends, and community and business partners are invited to watch and share the virtual event information.

This first-ever event is providing a unique opportunity to the community to learn untold stories about a variety of the District's essential education heroes, such as nurses, bus drivers, counselors, police officers, custodians, cafeteria staff, and after school daycare instructors, in addition to teachers, administrators, business and community partners, and many others, supporting Northside students, families and each other during the pandemic.

"As we're near the end of an unprecedented school year, I hope as much of the Northside family can participate. Many honorees at the event will be representing thousands of our best people deserving recognition and this allows them to join this special spotlight, even virtually. The time has come to applaud our heroes' hard work as NISD is essential, together, looking ahead," said NISD Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods.


Watch a replay of the Gala here. Learn more about the 2021-2022 NISD Pillars of Character. They include a Pulitzer Prize winning author, member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Services, medical doctors, a police officer, an NFL coach, and a job coach. Nominate 2022-23 Pillars here.


Theme Park Tickets: Deeply Discounted Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld, Aquatica & Schlitterbahn Tickets

Have tons of fun in the sun with your purchase today while supporting Northside ISD teachers and students! 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio tickets can be purchased over the phone with a credit or debit card. 

Schlitterbahn Waterpark tickets can be purchased through their ticketing portal. Links are below. 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest information. 


Six Flags Fiesta Texas

 $34 – one-day ticket (no tax or service fee)

  • NEW: Call (210) 397-8599 to purchase your ticket over the phone. 
  • Northside Learning Center: 6632 Bandera Road, Building A (credit/debit and cash accepted)
  • Northside ISD Central Office: 5800 Evers Rd. Bldg. B (cash ONLY) 

Tickets are valid for the 2022 season only. Upgrade the ticket for a season pass at the Park for $34.99+tax. Parking is not included in the one-day ticket.


SeaWorld San Antonio

 $80 – one-day ticket (no tax or service fee) 

 Single day admission ticket is valid for one visit to SeaWorld San Antonio.

  • Does not include admission to Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark.
  • Ticket is valid one year from date of purchase.
  • Park operating days vary, please check out the operating calendar to see days and hours of operation

Valid for one (1) visit to SeaWorld San Antonio on regularly scheduled operating days. Park products, hours and services are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. This ticket is non-transferrable, non-refundable and not for resale. Offer subject to change without notice. 


Aquatica SA $70 – one-day ticket (no tax or service fee) 

  • Single day admission voucher is valid for one visit to Aquatica San Antonio only.
  • Does not include admission to SeaWorld San Antonio.
  • Ticket expires 10/16/2022.
  • Valid for one (1) visit to Aquatica San Antonio, SeaWorld waterpark on regularly scheduled operating days.
  • Park products, hours and services are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.
  • This voucher is non-transferrable, non-refundable and not for resale.
  • Park operating days vary, please check operating calendar to see days and hours of operation.


SeaWorld SA - $115 - one day with all-day dining (no tax or service fee) 

  • Single Day admission ticket is valid for ONE visit to SeaWorld San Antonio, on scheduled operating days only.
  • Ticket is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Ticket does not include admission to Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark or parking.
  • Valid only on operating days. Please check the Park operating calendar.  
  • All-Day Dining Deal voucher is exchanged for a wristband that includes an entrée and a side item as often as once every 90 minutes, valid at participating restaurants only.
  • Children under 3 may share with an adult or are welcome to purchase a child's plate.


SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio 2 Day 2 Park Flex Ticket

$89 - 2 day ticket (no tax or service fees) 

  • Your ticket will have unlimited admission for up to two (2) consecutive days to SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica San Antonio through October 16, 2022
  • Admission to Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, is on scheduled operating days only.
  • Parking and other in-park benefits are not included.
  • Ticket is Non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • eVoucher must be redeemed at SeaWorld San Antonio by 10/16/2022.
  • Children under 3 are free and do not require a ticket.


Schlitterbahn New Braunfels and Galveston - one-day ticket 

$34.99 - $50.99 (tax and service fee applied) 


Schlitterbahn New Braunfels:

Click here for the Park’s purchase portal

Username: NBNISD

Password: NISD22 

Username and password case-sensitive


Schlitterbahn Galveston: 

Click here for Schlitterbahn Galveston

Username: GVNISD

Password: NISD22

Username and password case-sensitive

Some proceeds from each ticket sale help fund teacher grants for Northside ISD educators. Opening dates are subject to change. Please check each park’s schedule online.


NEF Annual Giving Campaign

Thank You!

The NEF Annual Giving Campaign has closed. Thank you to everyone able to donate. Be on the lookout for an announcement soon on the total raised. If you would still like to support teachers, text NEFFAN to 41444. 


Sporting Clay Shooting Tournament

The 2022 NEF Sporting Clay Shooting Tournament was Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the San Antonio National Shooting Complex. About 130 participants enjoyed the spacious outdoors. Thanks to sponsors' generosity, NISD educators and students will experience new kinds of teaching and learning opportunities funded by NEF grants


'Fore' Education Golf Tournament

The 2021 NEF 'Fore' Education Golf Tournament was on Monday, Oct. 18 at The Dominion Country Club and it was a success. View the event photos on Facebook


Contact Us

Northside Education Foundation
6632 Bandera Rd., Bldg. A
San Antonio, TX 78238

Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friends of the Foundation

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