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JSEA student named All-Star Athlete

Jackson Gutierrez, a senior at Jay Science and Engineering Academy, was chosen as the 2023-24 KENS 5 All-Star Student Athlete Award winner. Surrounded by his fellow football team members, he was presented the award by KENS5 Great Day reporter and co-host Clark Finney. ...

Folks MS 8th grade teacher among best in San Antonio

Dominique Roose, an eighth-grade Social Studies teacher at Folks Middle School, was told by her principal, Shawn McKenzie, to bring her students to the gym for an 8th-grade goal-setting pep rally Tuesday morning.  She had no idea it was all a ruse. ...

Ten NISD campuses receive Purple Star Designations

Ten NISD campuses earned the Purple Star Campus Designation for the 2023-24 school year from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). They are Behlau, Mora, Scarborough, and Wernli elementary school; Bernal and Luna middle school; and Brennan, Harlan, Jay, and Stevens high schools....

Northside salutes local heroes

Each year, Northside ISD honors members of the military (active duty and veterans) and first responders during America’s Heroes Week, Sept. 28 through Sept.30....

NISD offers free & reduced-price meals for qualifying students

Northside Independent School District (NISD) continues a policy of providing free and reduced-price meals for children who meet income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request....

Thousands of Northside students to eat free this year

Thousands of students at 76 Northside ISD schools will receive free breakfast and lunch this coming school year thanks to the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which will provide the financial support needed, according to Dr. John Craft, superintendent....

NISD welcomes more than 800 new teachers

Northside ISD welcomed almost 850 new or new-to-NISD teachers at NISD New Teacher Academy this week, many with different stories to tell, but all with a passion for service and teaching students....

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