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NISD Hosts Anchorman Chancellor

NISD student speaks with News4SA reporter

Just before School Lunch Week (Oct.9-Oct.13), Northside ISD Child Nutrition Services and Carnahan Elementary School hosted News4 anchorman David Chancellor for a story on the history of school meals. For context, school meals were put into law by Congress with the National School Lunch Act in 1946. That mirrored what civic and social organizations were […]

Northside ISD Hosts Texas Solar Race Car Event

Students cheering on their designs during the race.

Northside ISD held the 27th annual Texas Solar Race Car Event for more than 1,200 students. First place trophies were awarded to the Los Reyes Elementary Fighting Falcons and the Hobby Middle School Elmo Warriors. Solar cars is a non-tuition based afterschool science program for fourth through sixth grade students. They are provided a solar […]

Northside ISD Teachers Named Finalists for Prestigious Award

Students celebrating the good news.

Two Northside ISD teachers are state finalists in the 2023 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. The surprise announcements were made by Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods and H-E-B representatives during a heartfelt moment filled with confetti, flowers, and hugs. Brauchle Elementary kindergarten teacher, Carol Hudson, was selected as a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education […]

NISD Receives Library Grant

Laure Bush holds up a book to children

Northside ISD’s Valley Hi Elementary School Library was granted $5,000 from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Liberties. This program encourages young students to develop a love of reading and learning by targeting school libraries with the greatest needs. This year, they only distributed grants to 300 schools nationally. Their purpose? To update and diversify […]

Northside ISD Students Explore Space After School

Northside ISD explore space-related activities

Northside ISD students spend time after school exploring space-related activities and visiting with special guests! More than 500 fifth graders from across NISD had the opportunity to look to the stars during the Young Astronauts program held at Ward Elementary School. Young Astronauts is an after-school science enrichment program for fourth and fifth grade students. […]

Northside ISD Culinary Students Teach Kids Kitchen Skills

northside isd kids teaching kids

Culinary students from Northside ISD high schools showed elementary students a few kitchen skills! Kids Teaching Kids- where culinary students create a healthy snack, geared towards elementary-age students. Hatchett and Tomlinson students were able to do hands-on work too! Northside Independent School District teamed up with their district high school culinary programs high schools that […]

CTE Students Win Prizes for Culinary Creativity

cte culinary

CTE culinary students competed for a chance to win prize money for the best Super Bowl appetizers. Check out our winners! San Antonio Area Culinary Winners FIRST PLACE, $250 PRIZE: Clarissa Villarreal, Wagner HS, Judson ISD – Pepperoni Football SECOND PLACE, $150 PRIZE: Jolee Leos, Edison HS, SAISD – Mini Football Peppers THIRD PLACE, $100 PRIZE: Joshua  Cervantes, […]

Northside ISD Competes in Robotics Event

Northside ISD Competes in Robotics Event

Thirty-five teams representing Northside ISD elementary and middle school campuses competed in a FIRST LEGO League robotics qualifier event. Beard ES was named first place Grand Champion, and Mary Hull ES was named second place Grand Champion. Additional teams advancing to the regional championships are Brauchle, Forester, Franklin, Hatchett, and Ott elementary schools; and Hector […]

The Importance of Early Reading

School library early reading

Early Childhood Reading: What Public School Districts Do for You As a child grows, they are constantly learning; learning to eat, learning to walk, learning to play, and learning to speak. During their first few years of life, as their brain is rapidly developing and absorbing information, reading can be extremely beneficial. “Experiencing and engaging […]

Texas School Ratings A-F

A report card

School ratings near me One factor parents look for in researching a school is the rating. However, in a Google search “school ratings near me”, the top 10 results are for-profit companies with their own rating system. For example, Niche and Great Schools use a variety of measures to rate a school. They also monetize […]

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