Vale

Campus Information

Principal:
Erika Foerster
Vice Principal:
Andrew Drumm
Asst. Principal:
Karen Avila
Academic Dean:
Debra Herrera
School Hours:
8:30am - 3:40pm
Phone: (210) 397-5700
Fax: (210) 257-1000
Year Open:
2008
School Mascot:
Stingrays
School Colors:
Purple, Black

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2012

Robert L. Vale

2120 N Ellison Dr
San Antonio, TX 78251

Namesake

Former state Senator and Representative Robert "Bob" Vale always will be remembered as one of the infamous "Dirty Thirty" and "Killer Bees," but day in and day out, he was a family man who channeled his energy and political skill toward improving education, health care, and the environment for the working class of Texas.

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Former state Senator and Representative Robert "Bob" Vale always will be remembered as one of the infamous "Dirty Thirty" and "Killer Bees," but day in and day out, he was a family man who channeled his energy and political skill toward improving education, health care, and the environment for the working class of Texas.

The third of nine children, Bob Vale was born in 1931 in Roma-Los Saenz, Texas, where he developed his appreciation of and commitment to education. He was the salutatorian of the Manuel Guerra High School Class of 1950 and was valedictorian at St. Mary's University Law School, where he graduated in 1954.

Vale served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1954 to 1956 and received an honorable discharge as a first lieutenant. He started his own law practice in San Antonio in 1956 and married his wife, Theresa, a native of England, in 1958 after a whirlwind romance.

Vale's involvement in community initiatives and political campaigns led to his own successful run for office in 1965. He served seven terms in the Texas House of Representatives, becoming the first Bexar County legislator to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. By the time he was elected to the Senate in 1978, he was ranked eighth in seniority among 150 house members and had served on every major House committee.

During his 20 years in state office ( including two terms in the Senate ) Vale changed the educational landscape of San Antonio by playing an instrumental role in securing funding for the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the San Antonio State School. He also was a key supporter of the Tuition Equalization Grants bill that has given thousands of students in Texas access to a college education.

Known for his organization and analytical mind, Vale also authored and pushed for bills that protected the environment and improved access to health care.

The fervent advocate of legislative reform gained notoriety in 1971 when he joined the "Dirty Thirty." The group of 30 legislators opposed House leadership and successfully implemented some reforms in the legislative process.

Then, in 1979, Vale was one of a dozen senators who hid for 4 days at the end of the 66th legislative session to block a bill that would have mandated an early presidential primary in Texas. The flight of the "Killer Bees" effectively killed the bill.

All this was done while juggling birthdays, swim meets, and class projects for his four children, Kathleen, Michael, Shelagh, and Maureen. The Vales settled in Northwest San Antonio in 1971 and became a fixture at Holmes High School, the alma mater of their three youngest children.

Bob Vale passed away from brain cancer in 1992 at the age of 60, leaving behind a legacy of passion and compassion that today continues to benefit the state of Texas and the San Antonio community.

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.