Family Engagement Program

North East Independent School District

Winter Celebrations Around the World

Doesn't it feel like our world has gotten smaller? Connecting with other continents is so easy thanks to the World Wide Web and various other technologies. This is a great time to research and discuss with your children, of all ages, the various winter celebrations that happen around our world. Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, American New Year's Day, Three Kings Day, and Chinese New Year are some of the popular winter celebrations. Go to National Geographic Kids for more ideas, games, and fun family activities.

Great resource for all Students and Parents

Khan Academy now offers free online SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) tutoring. Participants that utilized this official SAT Practice course are associated with an average score gain of 115 points. That is nearly double the average score gain compared to students who don’t use this free test prep.

Save the Date: 17th Annual Family Engagement Training

Invest in yourself, your kids and your family on Feb.8, 2019!

All NEISD parents, grandparents, and community members are invited to join us for this day of training from professionals and specialists from all around the community. Our keynote speaker is Cavalyn Day – an author, family coach, and inspiration on how to manage our busy and hectic lives! Additional breakout sessions include Mindfulness Practices, Healthy Snacking for Families, Internet Safety, Utilizing SeeSaw and Google Classroom, Dollar Store Math and much more. Join us for one session or all! Schedule is flexible.

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 9am-2:15pm

Location: NEISD Community Learning Center

8750 Tesoro 78217

Lunch, limited childcare and bus transportation are available. Online registration opens on January 8, 2019.

How to Help Your Child Succeed with the STAAR test

Visit to truly understand your child's STAAR score, view FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) on understanding the STAAR report card, learn ways how YOU can help your child prepare for the test, and much more.

Conversational Spanish Classes

¡Hola! Would you like to learn some basic conversational Spanish and have fun making new friends? Join us at our Beginners Conversational Spanish classes! Participants will engage in hands on activities by working with groups and partners. The instructor is a native Spanish speaker.

Dates: Mondays, December 3, 10, 17

Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Location: Eisenhower MS

8231 Blanco Road 78216

For more information, call Rachel Hicks at (210)356-3579 or email

Family Specialist Spotlight

Ruby Lopez Morris joined NEISD in 2002, as a Dual Language Teacher at Colonial Hills. She had great rapport with her students and was a natural at engaging the parents of her students. Administration urged her to consider the Family Specialist position in 2008 and although she was hesitant to leave her position as a teacher, she now believes it was the best decision she ever made. Wood Middle School has been her home for the past 10 years. Her hope is that all parents and guardians feel empowered, not only in their journey to raise great children but also in their personal journey to better themselves and be involved in their community. She has worked hard in ensuring that her families have the tools and connections to resources. Ruby was born and raised in Midland, Texas and moved to San Antonio in 2002. She received her Master of Arts in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies from UTSA. Her professional growth is to understand children: factors that affect their learning, their behavior and their well-being. It is something she is passionate about and hopes to bring much needed awareness. Ruby's daughter graduated this past May from UTSA. They both enjoy trying out new restaurants, the theatre and spending time with their pets. The Wood Middle School families and community are fortunate to have Ms. Morris!