Howsman

Campus Information

Principal:
Thomas Buente
Vice Principal:
Audrey Sifuentes
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-2350
Fax: (210) 561-5047
Year Open:
1969
School Mascot:
Eagle
School Colors:
Blue and Gold

Boundary Information

Shirley J. Howsman

11431 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, TX 78230

Namesake

Howsman is named after outstanding educator Shirley J. Howsman, the Executive Director of Elementary Administration for Northside ISD. During her 32 years as an educator, she was affiliated with six of Northside's elementary schools. She was among the first women to be named a school Principal in San Antonio. Her first assignment as Principal was at Shenandoah Elementary, where she remained for eight years. Following this position, she was Principal at Northwest Crossing Elementary and Locke Hill Elementary.

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Howsman is named after outstanding educator Shirley J. Howsman, the Executive Director of Elementary Administration for Northside ISD. During her 32 years as an educator, she was affiliated with six of Northside's elementary schools. She was among the first women to be named a school Principal in San Antonio. Her first assignment as Principal was at Shenandoah Elementary, where she remained for eight years. Following this position, she was Principal at Northwest Crossing Elementary and Locke Hill Elementary. Prior to her administrative positions, Howsman served the District as a classroom teacher at Glenn, Lackland City, and Villarreal elementary schools.

Howsman was a multi-talented woman who touched the lives of many. In addition to her professional dedication to students and staff, she also enjoyed the leisure activities of reading, camping, needlework, and playing bridge. She was not only an educator but also a wife, mother, grandmother, and a special friend. Shenandoah Elementary renamed in Howsman's honor in 1992.

November 18, 2014

Northside Schools & Offices are closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays and will reopen on Dec. 1.

November 14, 2014

Northside ISD is one of only two school districts in San Antonio to be named to the prestigious annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll by The College Board. Students earn college credit while in the high school Advanced Placement Program.

November 4, 2014
Northside ISD offers two information sessions about the changes in the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) Medicaid Waiver Program and the Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Medicaid Waiver Program for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.