Rudder Counselor Connection

December 2021

Counseling Data YTD

Guidance lessons given: 138

Students seen in Responsive Services: 924

New student registrations: 164

Parent consultations: 458

Staff consultations: 371

Campus campaigns: 5

Attention Rising 6th and 7th Graders!

Course Selection season is upon us! Parents, keep an eye out in the next coming weeks for further information on assisting your student in selecting courses for next year. Meanwhile, click on the button below to visit the district catalog of all middle school courses and programs.

Mark your calendars for January 11th at 6:00 pm. A ZOOM Parent Information Night where we will be reviewing the course planning guide. See flyer below.

Calling All Future High School Students and Families!

Happy December Parents!

These past couple of months, our 8th graders have been exploring the different High School Endorsements. We've been discussing each endorsement in hopes that our students can find one that fits their future goals! This month, we will continue to discuss those choices but dive a little deeper with choosing a program of study within that endorsement. No worries, myself, their teachers, and the Marshall High School counselors will be with them every step of the way! Please reach out to me if you have any questions!

Be sure to check out all the information below of upcoming events for your future high schooler.

-Mrs. Vasquez

All your Marshall High School questions can be answered by clicking the link below.

Magnet Fair Shuttle Service - December 16th

A white fleet stationed at our campus will be available to transport students and families to the Magnet Fair if needed. The fleet will be available at 5:00 pm and will leave at approximately 5:30 pm to drop off at Northside Sports Gym. It will then make another run to collect students to transport to Magnet Fair. Following Magnet Fair it will return students to the middle school.

Magnet HS Campus Programs of Study

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Magnet Application Important Dates

November 29, 2021: Application window opens

January 14, 2022: Application window closes

January 21, 2022: Acceptance letter mailed

February 4, 2022: Decision deadline

Magnet Application link below

How to Apply for NISD Magnet Schools


Endorsement Night

Thursday, Jan. 13th 2022 at 6:30-8:30pm

8000 Lobo Lane

San Antonio, TX

Students and parents are invited to learn about the endorsements, strands and corresponding courses offered at Marshall High School, in addition to extra-curricular programs.


8th Graders VISIT the Marshall campus

Friday, Jan. 14th 2022 at 9am

8000 Lobo Lane

San Antonio, TX

During the school day: 8th Grade students visit the JMHS campus. (Activities during the day for 8th graders to meet current JMHS students and learn more about courses offered and more about the campus)



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TX Diaper Bank Distribution

The Texas Diaper Bank is teaming with Northside ISD to host a diaper distribution at Gus Stadium on Fridays, December 10 & 17. These distributions will include diapers for babies and sanitizer. On Dec 17, they will also have jackets for little ones.

No registration is required, just show up! Families should enter the Hardin Athletic Complex at the traffic light on Culebra nearest the Transportation Station and the Baseball fields. Northside police will direct the families to the assigned area.

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Does your student need to attend tutoring?

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Encourage your student to join our new club!

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Home Access Center

The Home Access Center (HAC) allows parents to register students, complete data verification, access report cards, and track attendance.

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(Your username is your email​ address​ and your password ​is ​the temporary password​ you received by email. You will be required to change it ​the ​first time​ you log in.)

Safeline is a proactive telephone hotline used to increase safety at Northside schools. The system is an automated voicemail and text message system that is monitored and managed by the Northside ISD police department. It is operated 7-days a week, 24-hours a day and addresses reports of crime, violations of district policy and safety concerns. The system is completLY anonymous, although callers are encouraged to leave their names and telephone numbers. For more information, go to:

Email, Call, Follow Us!

6th grade: Katrina DuVal 210-397-5025

7th grade: Michael Geraci 210-397-5027

8th grade: Selina Vasquez 210-397-5026