Holmes

Campus Information

Principal:
Ada Bohlken
Vice Principal:
Lisa Hahne
Academic Dean:
Beatriz Mora
School Hours:
8:50am - 4:05pm
Phone: (210) 397-7000
Fax: (210) 706-7030
Year Open:
1964
School Mascot:
Huskies
School Colors:
Hunter Green, Gold

Boundary Information

Oliver Wendell Holmes

6500 Ingram Rd
San Antonio, TX 78238

Namesake

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., son of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a noted poet, essayist and physician, and Amelia Jackson, a daughter of a Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Judicial Court, was born on March 8, 1841.

Educated at Harvard, Holmes was commissioned a Lieutenant in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry in June 1861. He was wounded three times in three famous battles of the Civil War: Ball's Bluff, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., son of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a noted poet, essayist and physician, and Amelia Jackson, a daughter of a Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Judicial Court, was born on March 8, 1841.

Educated at Harvard, Holmes was commissioned a Lieutenant in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry in June 1861. He was wounded three times in three famous battles of the Civil War: Ball's Bluff, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

On leaving the Army, Holmes graduated from Harvard Law School, and in 1870, he became the editor of the American Law Journal. The following year, Harvard appointed him university lecturer on jurisprudence, and in 1882, he was awarded a professorship in the Harvard Law School. For 20 years, Holmes served on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, and was Chief Justice the last three.

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Holmes an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Roosevelt had hoped to put Holmes' rather "liberal" mind to work for his administration. He was proven wrong in this as Holmes demonstrated his independence of mind in many dissenting minority opinions. This led to his title as "The Great Dissenter."

Until his retirement in 1932, he continued to demonstrate his originality of thought, his legal scholarship, and his mastery of pungent style. He died in 1935.

DVD sales of high school graduations

DVDs of the high school graduations will be ordered/sold online at  www.nisd.net/DVD  At the Pay page you'll select which NISD high school school, how many DVDs, and what year's graduation DVD you want as previous graduation DVDs are also available.

July 28, 2014

While one-on-one communication is the best, in a District as large as Northside ISD it is sometimes difficult. Because we want our parents to stay informed, NISD has several ways that parents and other interested citizens can stay informed about the successes and challenges of San Antonio’s premier school district, as well as news about their children’s schools.

July 28, 2014

More than 5,000 students still need updated immunizations before the start of the school year. Northside ISD is enforcing its “No Shots, No School” policy, which means students who are not up-to-date on immunizations will not be allowed to attend classes when the 2014-15 school year begins on Aug. 25.

March 3, 2014

It’s official! The students have voted and the Dr. Joe Bernal Middle School mascot will be the Black Knights. The school colors will be Black and Gold.