Mary Hull

Campus Information

Principal:
Patricia Noriega
Vice Principal:
Jennifer Escamilla
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-0950
Fax: (210) 678-2917
Year Open:
1963
School Mascot:
Roadrunners
School Colors:
Blue, Gold

Boundary Information

Mary Hull

7320 Remuda Dr
San Antonio, TX 78227

Namesake

Mary Hull began her teaching career during World War II. She began teaching temporarily at Locke Hill Elementary School on De Zavala in San Antonio. She was a creative and inspiring fourth grade teacher that received great enjoyment from her teaching. She found herself to be truly happy helping children to learn. She also found herself ahead of her time.

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Mary Hull began her teaching career during World War II. She began teaching temporarily at Locke Hill Elementary School on De Zavala in San Antonio. She was a creative and inspiring fourth grade teacher that received great enjoyment from her teaching. She found herself to be truly happy helping children to learn. She also found herself ahead of her time.

During World War II, when Mary Hull believed she was just teaching "temporarily," she came to have a great understanding of the realities of teaching. She began to form her own ideas about teaching and how children learn, especially how they learn best. Her opinions about learning coming "from books" was perhaps what made her such a great teacher. Mary Hull believed that children learned best when excited about learning and when learning something that had personal meaning to them. She decided that bringing reality and fun into learning would motivate the students into reaching their potentials.

One such lesson was when she combined math, history, social studies, and geography (and a little English along the way) and taught an entire year on a theme about the study of spices and how men went all over the world to find the sweet-scented and helpful herbs and seeds. The students traveled to China, Africa, and to the South Seas in their journey to find the spices. This brought the children closer to their lives and situations as many of them had family members overseas fighting in the war with the Japanese. The students felt closer to their families and their lives as they knew it and this in turn helped to motivate them to higher levels of learning and thinking skills. The students used math skills to multiply recipes and measures to make spice cookies and cakes. What student wouldn't want to learn if they got to eat along the way?

Northside named a school for Mary Hull because she held an opinion about teaching that was worth noting. Today, this type of learning and teaching has a name. It is called "Teaching Across the Curriculum" and is still found to be very beneficial to students. She also found that the differences in the students learning and in their lives made teaching more fun and enjoyable for both the teacher and the student if the teacher used these differences to teach. Today, we call this "Differentiated Instruction," and Mary Hull Elementary is very active in finding the ways to teach using the differentiated instruction that leads to the highest potential in the students.

Texas Comptroller Calls NISD Debt Responsible

Texas Comptroller Calls NISD Debt Responsible (WOAI Article)

NISD voters head to the polls April 28-May 6

Early voting in the Northside ISD Bond Election runs from April 28 to May 6 and several early voting sites are  located in Northside ISD.
 
When can I vote?
  • Monday - Friday April 28 – May 2       8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 3                                         10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday May 5 – 6                 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where can I vote?
 
Schools
  • Stevens HS, 600 Ellison N.
  • Luna MS, 200 Grosenbacher N.
Libraries
  • Cody Library, 11441 Vance Jackson
  • Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood
  • Guerra Library, 7978 Military Drive West
  • Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Parkway
  • Johnston Library, 6307 Sun Valley Drive
  • Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park
Other Locations
  • Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra
  • Helotes City Hall, 12951 Bandera Road
  • Leon Valley Conference Center, 6421 Evers Road
  • Shavano Park City Hall, Saddletree Court
  • Wonderland Mall of the Americas at Crossroads, 
  •  4522 Fredericksburg Road 
Dec. 2 - Graduation dates for 2014 announced

Graduation dates for 2014 announced: http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/53469

Aug. 28 - Senior citizens can stay connected with the Northside Gold Card

Senior citizens can stay connected with the Northside Gold Card: http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/53108

Feb. 28 - All elementary schools get surveillance cameras

All Northside elementary schools will have digital security surveillance cameras and access controls installed over the next 18 months. The $13.4 million project was approved by voters in the School Bond 2010 election. In the wake of the recent shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, this project takes on added urgency. [read more...]

Feb. 28 - Kinder Roundup, April 15-19, 2013

Kinder Roundup will be held in April. Click here for more information and locations.