Plaza Of Influence

The Plaza of Influence at the Northside Sports Gym recognizes those who have gone Beyond the Game to make a positive difference in the lives of NISD students. This commitment to make a difference exemplifies the mission of Northside ISD.

Consider recognizing someone who has left a lasting impression on you because they went Beyond the Game. This person could be anyone who touched the lives of Northside students in an impactful way.

Your $50 tax-deductible donation to the Northside Education Foundation (NEF) will fund a paver with your influential person's name to be installed in the Northside Plaza of Influence. Your name along with the reason why this Person of Influence went Beyond the Game will be placed in an area of prominence for all to view. In addition to the honorary paver, your donation supports NEF’s Grants Program benefiting staff and student enrichment.

The Northside Sports Gym and the Plaza of Influence were formally dedicated on November 30, 2016. 

The Northside Sports Gym is located at the Farris Athletic Complex at 8400 N. Loop 1604 W.

For more information about the Plaza of Influence, call the NISD Athletics Office at (210) 397-7509.


Beyond the Game

BEYOND THE GAME is a Servant Leadership Initiative that challenges our Coaches and student athletes to be leaders on their campus and in all areas of their lives.  The Athletic Department produces a multi-day Leadership Conference that brings in strong motivational speakers to encourage our athletes to push themselves Beyond the Game.  This event has inspiring speakers geared for Teachers, Coaches, Parents, and Students.  The 2022 Conference speakers included Stephen Mackey - 2 Words Author/Speaker, Jade Gordon - Speaker, Lisa Campos -UTSA Athletic Director, Susan Elza - UIL Athletic Director, Marcellus Casey - KC Chiefs Team Chaplain, Jeff Traylor - UTSA Head Football Coach, Clint Rutledge - Author, Damon West - Speaker and Carey Casey - Former Dallas Cowboy Team Chaplain/ Speaker.  

Leadership Summit 2022

Thank You Athletic Trainers

March is National Athletic Training Month, we would like to recognize those that help keep our athletes safe – our NISD athletic trainers.

During March, athletic trainers across America are being recognized for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries, stay healthy and active. Our NISD athletic trainers are highly educated and dedicated to the job at hand. Athletic trainers can be found in high schools, colleges, corporations, professional sports, the military, NASA, performing arts, clinics, hospitals and physician offices. Athletic trainers impact health care through action. 

Athletic trainers are able to reduce injured student athlete absenteeism, decrease health care costs, and with district resources provide quality health care to get our student athletes back quickly and safely. Our staff and students dedicate many hours to the health and well being of our student athletes. They often come in before and stay after the athletes leave. 

Not only do they provide care for our athletes, but staff athletic trainers are also mentors to our student athletic trainers. These students dedicate countless hours learning and gaining experience for their future careers in medicine. Our student athletic trainers are trained in first aid/cpr and assist our staff athletic trainers.  

We would like to thank our staff and student athletic trainers for their essential role in providing quality health care for our athletes every day. We appreciate you! 


2022-2023 Achievements

Team Tennis Health Careers - 29-6A District Champions  
Cross Country


Brandeis 29-6A - Girls District Champions

State Qualifiers-

Caila Lyons - Brennan, Sanai Robinson - Warren, Jadeyn Perez - Clark, Mikaela Garza - Brandeis, Hayden Scott- Brandeis


Clark 28-6A District Champions ;

O'Connor 29-6A District Champions

Regional Quarterfinalist: O'Connor, Warren

Regional Semifinalist: Harlan

Football   Brennan District Champions 28-6A

Regional Finalists: Taft, Brandeis, Warren, Harlan

Quarterfinalist: Brennan

Water Polo

Clark 26-6A Boys District Champions

Holmes & Jay 29-6A Boys District Champions

Brandeis 26-6A Girls District Champions

Stevens 29-6A Girls District Champions

State Semifinalist- Brandeis Girls 26-6A

Clark 28-6A Girls District Champions

Brennan 29-6A Boys District Champions



State Champions- Clark Girls 6A

Regional 6A Runner -Up Brennan Girls 

Regional 6A Semifinalist Warren Boys

Regional 6A Champions Brennan Boys


Harlan 29-6A Boys District Champions

Taft 29-6A Girls District Champions



Team Tennis Health Careers advances to Regionals  
Cross Country Holmes - Boys District Champions O'Connor - Girls District Champions State Qualifiers - Brandeis Boys Team State Qualifiers - Caila Lyons - Brennan, Mikaela Garza - Brandeis, Sanai Rob
Volleyball Brandeis - Regional Quarter Finalist Harlan - Regional Quarter Finalist O'Connor - Regional Quarter Finalist Warren - Regional Quarter Finalist  
Football   Brennan - Regional Quarter Finalist Harlan - Quarter Finalist  
Swimming/Diving   State Qualifiers Diving - Harlan, Taft, Clark Swimming - Clark Boys - 200 Medley Relay, 100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke,100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 400 Free Relay Brandeis Boys - 200 IM HC Boys - 50 Freestyle O'Connor Girls - 100 Breaststroke State Results Diving - Lane Stallworth, Clark - 2nd Place  Swimming - Evan Croley, Clark - 100 Free - 3rd Place Swimming  - Evan Croley, Clark - 100 Back - 4th Place  
Basketball   Girls Basketball - Clark Girls Basketball - Harlan Girls Basketball - Brennan Regional Champion Regional Qualifier Regional Qualifier
Softball O'Connor - State Champions  
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Monday night January 9th the Clark Gymnasium was officially renamed and dedicated to a beloved NISD Coach, colleague, and friend, Kevin Hamilton. Thank you for all who were able to attend this special occasion. Below is a link to the ceremony. 


Brandeis Student Goes Beyond The Game

Brandeis Varsity Basketball Junior Rian Forestier, organized a community initiative called 4WARD.  Her group sells t-shirts to raises funds to purchase basketball shoes for Title 1 middle schoolers here in San Antonio. In less than 3 weeks, her supportive community has purchased over 300 shirts.  Today she and her 4WARD team, joined by the Spurs Coyote surprised 50 Neff middle school athletes with new basketball shoes. The 4WARD mission is for Inclusion, Dignity, and Play. 

Way to go beyond the game Rian! 

4WARD  giving out shoes
  • J. Patrick Burk - Clark HS
  • Eldridge Burns, Jr. - Clark HS
  • Eric G. Burns - Clark HS
  • Wade Cleary - Clark HS
  • Major Steven Gventer - Clark HS
  • Monica Velasquez McIlwain - Clark HS
  • Dr. Mark Moran - Clark HS
  • J.D. Story - Clark HS
  • James "Rad" Weaver - Clark HS
  • Kevin Wolff - Clark HS
  • Cliff Dugosh - Holmes HS
  • Donna Eckert-Fields - Holmes HS
  • Dr. Edward Carl Elder - Holmes HS
  • Col. Lisa C Firmin - Holmes HS
  • Darold Williamson - Holmes HS
  • Anthony Beverley - Jay HS
  • Captain Janae C. Florance - Jay HS
  • Linda Goldfarb - Jay HS
  • Danny Padron - Jay HS 
  • Tony Pelletier - Jay HS
  • Lt. Col. Scott Thomas - Jay HS
  • Heidi Bush - Mackey
  • John Bordano - Marshall HS
  • Dr. Fred Bryant - Marshall HS
  • Priest Holmes - Marshall HS
  • Monica C. Mendez - Marshall HS
  • William Raba - Marshall HS
  • Mandie Alice Tibball Svatek - Marshall HS
  • Mike Hodges – O’Connor HS
  • Captain Jordan Eddington - Stevens HS
  • Lori Castro - Taft HS
  • Michelle Fiedler Mikesh - Taft HS
  • Giancarlo "John" Ortega - Taft HS
  • Robert Reyes - Taft HS
  • LTC Colette Topfer - Taft HS
  • Daniel Flores - Warren HS
  • Dr. Alicia Wooten – Warren HS 

Want to know more about The NISD 6 COMMUNITY PILLARS Award Winners, visit this link.