cheer group at competition


Cafeteria menus

Working together for student academic success by providing nutritious meals in a cost effective and pleasant environment.


 District calendars are listed and approved two years in advance. For individual schools, only campuses with Google Calendars are featured here.


NISD's mission is to provide all NISD students who are eligible to ride the bus a safe, efficient, nurturing environment that supports the educational and extra-curricular objectives of the district.


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.

Campus Information

Year Open:

School Mascot: Huskies

School Colors: Hunter Green, Gold

Mission Statement:
Recognizing that each student is a unique individual, Oliver Wendell Holmes High School commits itself to it's mission by...

promoting high expectations for all staff members and students;

providing each student the opportunity to make significant gains in educational skills commensurate with his/her abilities regardless of his/her educational level;

establishing an atmosphere where students develop an appreciation of our national heritage as well as an understanding of their responsibilities and rights as a citizen;

preparing students to adapt to ongoing changes in our technological society; and

guaranteeing a consistently high quality of education for which the school assumes accountability.

Vision: United in one common goal; all huskies will succeed

Headshot of Mrs. Bohlken Holmes Principal
Ada Bohlken - Principal
Ada Bohlken graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio and completed her masters degree at Texas A&M Kingsville in Education Administration. She has worked in the education field for 26 years (all at Northside Independent School District).

She believes that all students can succeed and prides herself in knowing that at Holmes High School, we undertake every measure possible to ensure student success. It is our mission to help all students receive a quality education and achieve their goals.
Headshot of Mrs. Hahne Holmes Vice Principal
Lisa Hahne - Vice Principal

The Vice-Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-7000.

Lisa Hahne graduated from Southwest Texas State University and completed a masters degree at Houston Baptist University in Education. She completed her Education Administration course work at Texas A & M Kingsville. She has worked in the educational sector for 28 years and honored that all of these years have been with the Northside Independent School District.
Headshot of Demetria Simmons Academic Dean
Demetria Simmons - Academic Dean
As the Academic Dean of Holmes and NSITE High School, Mrs. Simmons is responsible for overseeing all of the academic programs for both campuses.

Mrs. Simmons joined Northside ISD in 2007 as the Reading Specialist at Pease Middle School. Throughout her NISD career, she has worked at NAMs Middle School, Jones Middle School, and Harlan High School as the 504 and Testing Coordinator. She was appointed Admin. Intern at Pease Middle School in the Fall of 2018, where she served until she was named Academic Program Coordinator at Holmes High School. Mrs. Simmons currently serves as the Academic Dean at Holmes and NSITE High School.

Mrs. Simmons earned her Bachelor's degree from The University of the Incarnate Word, Master's Degree from Concordia University, and her Doctorate from Capella University. She is a loving wife and a mother of a 9-year-old boy (who attends an NISD Elementary School) and a 1-year-old daughter.

Her passion is advocating and supporting all children and shaping them for what their future brings.

Contact Mrs. Simmons anytime at 210-397-7043 or via email:
Cafeteria Menus
Health & Vaccination Forms
Buses & Boundaries
District Programs