Nichols

Campus Information

Principal:
Sonya Kirkham
Vice Principal:
Suzanne Lansdale
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-4050
Fax: (210) 767-5951
Year Open:
2002
School Mascot:
Mustangs
School Colors:
Blue, Red

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1998

Anna Mae 'Mas' Nichols

9560 Braun Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254

Namesake

Born in Roswell, New Mexico, Anna Mae "Mas" Nichols came to San Antonio in 1925 where she attended Travis Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School, going on to the College of Industrial Arts for Women, now Texas Women's University. She began her career teaching physical education at Alamo Heights High School, and then transferred to Burbank High School after marrying Jack Nichols in 1941 because married women could not teach in Alamo Heights.

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Born in Roswell, New Mexico, Anna Mae "Mas" Nichols came to San Antonio in 1925 where she attended Travis Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School, going on to the College of Industrial Arts for Women, now Texas Women's University. She began her career teaching physical education at Alamo Heights High School, and then transferred to Burbank High School after marrying Jack Nichols in 1941 because married women could not teach in Alamo Heights.

Her involvement with the Northside School District began when she and her family moved from San Antonio to Helotes in 1953. Following an absence of some years from the classroom to be a stay-at-home mother and raise her four children, "Mas" (who was so nicknamed by her husband) returned to teaching in 1965 at Helotes Elementary School until her retirement in 1990.

Mas' professional and civic honors, achievements, and awards cover a wide field. Among her many accolades include the Lamar Award of Excellence for Personal Achievement Medal and the Yellow Rose of Texas Award from the Constance Allen Heritage Guild of Lifetime Learning.

Mas' interest and involvement in community activities did not wane after her retirement. She served three terms as Councilwoman on the Grey Forest City Council and on the Communication Committee of the City's Volunteer Fire Department. She was also named Paragon's Hometown Hero for the city of Grey Forest, Texas in 1999. Active civic organization memberships included the Helotes Historical Society and the Senior Advisory Board for Northside School District, along with a lifetime memberships to the Helotes Optimist Club and Helotes PTA.

She founded the GranPals Mentors at Helotes Elementary School to help students with some of their education problems and to give both GranPals mentors and the students a chance to bond with different age groups.

Anna Mae "Mas" and Charles J. "Jack" Nichols were married 61 years until his death in 2002, and had four children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Mas passed away in 2008 at the age of 89.

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.