Powell

Campus Information

Principal:
Priscilla Paul
Vice Principal:
Lisa Hibshman
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-0450
Fax: (210) 706-7361
Year Open:
1962
School Mascot:
Thunderbirds
School Colors:
Red, Black

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1960

Lawrence Powell

6003 Thunder Dr
78238 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

On May 3, 1992, Thunderbird Hills Elementary was renamed Lawrence Powell Elementary. This renaming was in honor of the 36 years that Lawrence Powell dedicated to educating children. Twenty-six of those years were spent in Northside School District.

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On May 3, 1992, Thunderbird Hills Elementary was renamed Lawrence Powell Elementary. This renaming was in honor of the 36 years that Lawrence Powell dedicated to educating children. Twenty-six of those years were spent in Northside School District.

Lawrence Powell is a native of Houston and was born on Nov. 7, 1927. He married Bobbie Erfurth in 1952 and had three children. In 1953, he earned his bachelor of science degree from Trinity University and his master of education degree in 1966 from Sul Ross State College in Alpine, Texas. Powell served as Principal of Thunderbird Hills from 1974-1989.

Former Superintendent Jack Jordan recommended changing the name of Thunderbird Hills to the Board of Trustees. In his recommendation, Jordan described Powell as a "quiet, thoughtful, unassuming individual who cares about everyone and who has touched many lives. Mr. Powell has dedicated his life to promoting a healthy learning environment for children, and it is fitting that the school to which he dedicated his life is named for him."

Powell passed away in May 2013.

May 24, 2013

All NISD schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day and will reopen Tuesday, May 26.

May 15, 2015

To comply with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, Northside ISD will once again offer free meals to children starting June 8. This year, free meals are available at 17 schools for children who are 18 years or younger.

April 23, 2015

NISD schools & offices will be closed Friday, April 24 for the Battle of Flowers Holiday.