Hoffmann Highlights

What's Happening at John Hoffmann Elementary School

Class Pictures-February 2nd!

This is a reminder that tomorrow, February 2nd, students will take pictures with their entire class. An order form was sent home recently with more information regarding the price and options for purchase. These class pictures will also be used in our yearbook, so please communicate with your child's teacher if you do not wish to have them in the group photo.

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Congratulations Mrs. Beard! The NEF Prize Patrol surprised her class with an Innovation Grant!

First Annual S.T.E.A.M. Family Night!

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 6:30-8pm

Volunteer Parkway

San Antonio, TX

Experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, including many in our own community, will be in attendance to provide hands-on experiences and allow students to explore careers in these areas. We hope you can join us!

John Hoffmann Elementary School

John Hoffmann truly was a Northside pioneer. At the turn of the 20th century, the well-known rancher played an integral role in the education of children who lived in Northwest Bexar County. In the late 1800s, Hoffmann purchased a 1,700-acre ranch on Culebra Road for about $6 an acre. Hoffmann and his wife moved there in part because they wanted their children to receive an education, and fortunately, the ranch already was home to an established one-room school. Hoffmann donated four acres to the school and later helped the school expand to two rooms.The school, called Culebra, would eventually become one of the original 11 schools that consolidated in 1949 to create what is now the Northside Independent School District. The ranch was eventually sold in 1960 but the land maintains a strong connection to education and Northside ISD. Taft High School, which opened in 1985, and Briscoe Middle School, which will open in 2010, both are located on the former ranch. And now, the Hoffmann name will be forever linked to the land with the opening of John Hoffmann Elementary School on what was once one of the ranch's pastures.