Helotes ES Front School


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Northside ISD continues to enforce its “No Shots, No School” policy. Texas law requires all public school children have current immunizations in order to attend class.

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School Mascot: Bulldog

School Colors: Blue, Gold

Mission Statement:
I'm a Helotes Bulldog and I promise to leave a positive paw print everywhere I go, when I...
Practice responsibility
Act safely
Will be respectful
Show Bulldog pride

Principal Crick
Kasey Crick - Principal
Mrs. Crick was beyond thrilled to join the Helotes family as the Principal! Over the next few years, we will have the opportunity to get to know one another and collaborate on all of the important tasks involved in educating your children. At Helotes Elementary, we will work together to ensure that our students receive the high standard of education for which Northside ISD is known. She has served as the vice principal of Carson and Kuentz Elementary before becoming the Principal at Helotes. At Helotes, we believe that student success includes the development of students’ skills both academically and socially. She enjoys working with parents and community members in developing a school where students thrive and achieve their goals! Be sure to visit our website from time to time and follow us on Twitter @NISDHelotes for updates on Helotes Elementary activities, as well as information on opportunities for student and parent involvement. We are better together!
Associate Principal Almaraz
Tonya Almaraz - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at tonya.almaraz@nisd.net or by phone at 210-397-3815.

Tonya Almaraz is the Vice Principal at Helotes Elementary. Proud and honored to be part of Helotes Elementary, a school rich in history and traditions.

She received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She also attended Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas where her completed her course work to attain her Principal Certification. Other certifications include: All-Level Physical Education and Elementary Education Grades 1 through 8.

Prior to coming to Helotes Elementary Mrs. Almaraz's educational experience includes teaching and coaching at the high school level and teaching elementary physical education. She has also taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. She spent nine years of my career as a Campus Instructional Coordinator and 1 year as an Academic Support Teacher in the area of reading. Over the years and in the different roles she has played Vice Principal Almaraz believes the following:

I believe that ALL children can learn

I believe that student failure is not an option

I believe that high expectations for ALL children is non-negotiable

I believe that children should be treated and taught as if they were your own

I was born and raised in the great State of Texas. All my teaching experience has been in San Antonio, Texas. I have been married for 27 years and we have two beautiful children.

I am so proud to be a public school educator.

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