Driggers

Campus Information

Principal:
Mary Helen Cover
Vice Principal:
Elizabeth Hernandez
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-5900
Fax: (210) 257-4993
Year Open:
2007
School Mascot:
Hounds
School Colors:
Hunter Green & Tan

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2004

TAKS Scores

Rita Kay Driggers

6901 Shadow Mist
San Antonio, TX 78238

Namesake

As a Northside school librarian for 20 years, Rita Kay Driggers sparked a love of reading and a sense of adventure in hundreds of children. From the beginning, she defied the stereotype of a quiet librarian, and her libraries were hubs of activity, entertainment, and learning for her students.

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As a Northside school librarian for 20 years, Rita Kay Driggers sparked a love of reading and a sense of adventure in hundreds of children. From the beginning, she defied the stereotype of a quiet librarian, and her libraries were hubs of activity, entertainment, and learning for her students.

Driggers' own adventure began soon after graduate school, when she moved to Puerto Rico to teach at a military school. From there, she went to the Toul-Rosieres Air Base Elementary School in France, where she met her husband, Milton, a U.S. Air Force pilot. Milton's career continued to take them around the world as they raised their three children.

In 1980, the family settled in San Antonio, and Driggers was hired to be the librarian at Glenn Elementary School. She would go on to lead the libraries at Shenandoah (now Howsman), Cody, Elrod, and May elementary schools.

A Rita Kay Driggers library was always warm, inviting, and stimulating. Her collection of puppets from around the world inspired students to learn about far-away places. Visits from authors made children clamor to read the books written by the person they had just met. But the best part of the library, students and colleagues agree, was Rita Kay Driggers herself.

Sometimes Driggers would dress up as a character from a book and visit classrooms to encourage students to go to the library. And she was always ready with a smile and the perfect book suggestion for her students, who loved to stop by the library and hear one of her famous tales.

She started after-school storytelling clubs, helped develop districtwide library curriculum guides and reading lists, and served on the Northside Education Improvement Council for four years. She also became one of the first NISD librarians to implement Accelerated Reader, a program that gets children excited about reading.

Because of her enthusiasm and her dedication to her students and work and her infectious love of life, Driggers was named Educator of the Year at three different schools.

Driggers retired from Northside in 2001 but continues to stay active as a mentor and volunteer for several community organizations, including the Northside School Museum Association.

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

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...]