Brandeis stuns Johnson with 28-point comeback; Peoples leads Veterans Memorial to first district win; Davenport races past Devine, stays unbeaten
The midpoint of the 2022 high school football season featured one of the greatest comebacks yet, as Brandeis erased a 17-point deficit to stun Johnson and remain undefeated in District 28-6A.
O’Connor softball wins first UIL State title; D’Hanis sweeps softball, baseball titles for first time since 2019
O'Connor capped their magical season with the program's first UIL State title, while D'Hanis repeated their incredible performance in 2019 by claiming both the softball and baseball Class 1A State titles.
‘It’s truly just voter intimidation’: NISD pressured staff, tracked votes during bond election, records show
Employees at multiple Northside Independent School District campuses have told the KSAT 12 Defenders in recent weeks that administrators relentlessly pressured them to vote on a May bond measure, tracked whether they had cast a ballot and in one instance threatened discipline if they failed to do so.
Northside ISD says messaging over bond election was ‘miscommunication’ that was quickly addressed
Northside ISD officials on Monday defended their actions after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott indicated the district would be under investigation amid allegations that staff felt pressured to vote in Saturday’s bond election.
Northside ISD under investigation after some staffers felt pressured to vote in bond election, governor says
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Northside ISD will be investigated by Education Commissioner Mike Morath and the Attorney General’s Office after leaked emails suggested that staffers were pressured to vote in Saturday’s bond election.
Taking class to the construction site: Tiny homes built by Northside ISD students up for sale
Some Northside ISD students are doing big things in small spaces. Construction Careers Academy, located on the Warren High School campus, is hosting a tiny homes showcase Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
San Antonio school superintendents look back at lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic shutdown
SAN ANTONIO – One year ago, San Antonio students began their 2020 spring break only to learn it wouldn’t end as planned. COVID-19 pandemic worries had reached a tipping point by then, and schools around the country shut down. San Antonio school superintendents are now looking back on lessons learned and where we are going from here. Speaking of tests, most school districts are now offering regular COVID-19 tests for staff and students, and vaccinations are now being added the mix. District leaders said look for the fall school plans to roll out by the end of this semester.
San Antonio Teachers Go Door to Door as Kids Disappear From Remote Classes
Teachers from Rawlinson Middle School in San Antonio go door to door to find students who have stopped logging in for class during the COVID-19 pandemic. They knock until someone answers, and talk to sleepy kids and overwhelmed parents about how to stay engaged during remote learning. (The 74)Since the beginning of the school year, a squad of Rawlinson teachers have visited around 100 homes. Two teachers volunteer, they set a date, and the school hires substitute teachers. The Rawlinson visits combine visits with a tool the study labeled “strong”: reminders to parents about the importance of attendance, consequences of absenteeism, and how many days the student has missed.
Former Warren football coach arrested, accused of kicking player during 2019 practice
He resigned from Northside Independent School District at the end of June, a district spokesman confirmed Monday. Robbins most recently worked as a paraprofessional football coach at Yoakum High School, east of San Antonio. The allegations against Mr. Robbins are related to an incident that occurred when he was employed by a previous school district. To date, Mr. Robbins’ teaching certificate has not been sanctioned by the Texas Education Agency. Mr. Robbins is entitled to due process and is presumed innocent.
NEISD counselor urges parents to be vigilant as students deal with mental health issues
SAN ANTONIO – Natalie Hierholzer, director of guidance services for North East Independent School District, says an increase in students dying by suicide is alarming. Hierholzer said she is urging the district and counselors to review the protocols to help students deal with mental health following student deaths by suicide and other attempted suicides this school year. “They’re not maybe giving them all the details of what’s going on, like little pieces and that makes it difficult to work together with the family to help these kids,” Hierholzer said. Northside Independent School District reported two deaths by suicide to date in this school year and three in the previous two school years. Hierholzer urges parents to reach the school district for resources or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
FEATURE: Health Careers girls earn breakthrough moment, win first district title
SAN ANTONIO – Last year, the District 27-6A girls swimming and diving team title was decided by two points. The squad from Health Careers High School was on the wrong end of that differential and watched as perennial power Brandeis once again celebrated with a plaque on deck at Northside Aquatic Center. “We pushed ourselves as hard as we could.”One year later, Health Careers flipped the script. For the first time in program history, Health Careers had won the district title. AdRegardless of what the future holds, this group has left an indelible mark on the Health Careers program, and their accomplishments will live forever in the hearts and minds of everyone involved.
Great Graduates 2020: Marisa Hinojosa
SAN ANTONIO Marisa Hinojosa is closing out her senior year with fond memories of being a drum major and leading the Brandeis High School Band. It was definitely some of the best moments Ive had in my life so far, said Hinojosa. It was absolutely great and I love the fact of just the rush I got performing.Brandeis High School Band Director Daniel Asgari said Marisa Hinojosa is a great leader on and off the field. Ill be majoring in pre-law because Ive always found that the courtroom and then law in general has always been super interesting to me, said Hinojosa. Hinojosa is looking forward to going to Texas Lutheran in the fall, but she says she doesnt know what to expect given the current pandemic.