Nichols

Campus Information

Principal:
Sonya Kirkham
Vice Principal:
Suzanne Lansdale
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-4050
Fax: (210) 767-5951
Year Open:
2002
School Mascot:
Mustangs
School Colors:
Blue, Red

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1998

Anna Mae 'Mas' Nichols

9560 Braun Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254

Namesake

Born in Roswell, New Mexico, Anna Mae "Mas" Nichols came to San Antonio in 1925 where she attended Travis Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School, going on to the College of Industrial Arts for Women, now Texas Women's University. She began her career teaching physical education at Alamo Heights High School, and then transferred to Burbank High School after marrying Jack Nichols in 1941 because married women could not teach in Alamo Heights.

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Born in Roswell, New Mexico, Anna Mae "Mas" Nichols came to San Antonio in 1925 where she attended Travis Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School, going on to the College of Industrial Arts for Women, now Texas Women's University. She began her career teaching physical education at Alamo Heights High School, and then transferred to Burbank High School after marrying Jack Nichols in 1941 because married women could not teach in Alamo Heights.

Her involvement with the Northside School District began when she and her family moved from San Antonio to Helotes in 1953. Following an absence of some years from the classroom to be a stay-at-home mother and raise her four children, "Mas" (who was so nicknamed by her husband) returned to teaching in 1965 at Helotes Elementary School until her retirement in 1990.

Mas' professional and civic honors, achievements, and awards cover a wide field. Among her many accolades include the Lamar Award of Excellence for Personal Achievement Medal and the Yellow Rose of Texas Award from the Constance Allen Heritage Guild of Lifetime Learning.

Mas' interest and involvement in community activities did not wane after her retirement. She served three terms as Councilwoman on the Grey Forest City Council and on the Communication Committee of the City's Volunteer Fire Department. She was also named Paragon's Hometown Hero for the city of Grey Forest, Texas in 1999. Active civic organization memberships included the Helotes Historical Society and the Senior Advisory Board for Northside School District, along with a lifetime memberships to the Helotes Optimist Club and Helotes PTA.

She founded the GranPals Mentors at Helotes Elementary School to help students with some of their education problems and to give both GranPals mentors and the students a chance to bond with different age groups.

Anna Mae "Mas" and Charles J. "Jack" Nichols were married 61 years until his death in 2002, and had four children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Mas passed away in 2008 at the age of 89.

October 24, 2014

Huge community support! Tonight's Brandeis vs O'Connor football game sold out.
No more tickets available. Listen to game on KONO-AM 860.

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.