Brauchle

Campus Information

Principal:
Adriana Garza
Vice Principal:
Andi Sosa
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-1500
Fax: (210) 706-7448
Year Open:
1990
School Mascot:
Cougars
School Colors:
Blue, Silver

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1988

TAKS Scores

Henry T. Brauchle

8555 Bowens Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78250

Namesake

Born in a log cabin in Guadalupe County, Texas to German-speaking parents, Henry Theodore Brauchle began school in Comal County. At age 9 he first learned to speak English. By age 20, he was clerking at Mumme's General Store in San Antonio and attending Alamo Business College where he studied bookkeeping and penmanship. After earning a teaching certificate, he taught at Agua Dulce in Ditto, Texas for a term before moving to Helotes School in what is now Northside Independent School District. During summers, he continued his education at Peacock and Brackenridge Normal Schools.

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Born in a log cabin in Guadalupe County, Texas to German-speaking parents, Henry Theodore Brauchle began school in Comal County. At age 9 he first learned to speak English. By age 20, he was clerking at Mumme's General Store in San Antonio and attending Alamo Business College where he studied bookkeeping and penmanship. After earning a teaching certificate, he taught at Agua Dulce in Ditto, Texas for a term before moving to Helotes School in what is now Northside Independent School District. During summers, he continued his education at Peacock and Brackenridge Normal Schools.

Brauchle soon met Eleanor Jane “Schatzie" Robinson, and after a year-long courtship, presented her with a piano as an engagement gift. The couple resided in one room of the two-room Helotes School. Because Helotes was a German community, none of Schoolmaster Brauchle's 48 students spoke English.

The Brauchles purchased a 200-acre farm near Helotes School and had 10 children. Brauchle played violin and made musical instruments by hand. In addition, he formed a family orchestra.

A pillar of the community, the Helotes teacher helped found Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes, and served as Helotes School Trustee, election judge, and owner/operator for the Helotes telephone system. He farmed, ran a dairy, raised livestock and kept an extensive apiary. His grandson, Charles Kuentz, also is a musician, educator and NISD namesake.

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

May. 23 - Graduation DVD Purchases

High school graduation ceremonies are available on DVD. Visit the DVD Sales page to purchase online, or click here to download a form and pay by check or money order.

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...]