May 7th, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Summer Fine Arts Camps are right around the corner.  Check the link below to see teachers’ assignments, locations, dates, and times.  Students will be signing up electronically from a link that will be posted on the campus websites of hosting campuses starting the week of May 16.  Northside ISD students watch for the opportunity to sign up.  Camp is way cool!


April 28th, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD elementary and secondary art instructors, the fun times have arrived.  Now, that we are ready with all installations in place and wowing everybody with the uniqueness and originality, it is time for us to enjoy the exhibit — invite parents and friends to come see the wonders and to watch some hardworking teachers receive awards.  Check the link for your information.

PUBLIC  hours, Friday, April 29, 4:30PM to 8:30PM and Saturday, April 30, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM  In addition to the outstanding student art, Friday evening will be filled with NISD great student Jazz Groups and Saturday will be feature NISD talented student Dance Groups

Just a little bit of what has already happened at ArtFest 2016:  On Tuesday, April 26, of the ArtFest week, 843 NISD students,  from grades 2nd  through HS seniors,  and from our New Comers from Colonies North, ranging from 2 days in our wonderful country through 3 years in this  fantastic country.  The buses and tours were all free to students and were provided by NISD Fine Arts Department.  On Wednesday, April 27, of the ArtFest week, NISD PARTNERS were honored with an outstanding event where the winning partners of the year were announced.  Partners, Administrators and Art Teachers attended to support all our Partners. This event was produced and funded by the NISD Partnerships Department.

Be sure to invite people to the fun.



April 25th, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD art teachers participating in 2016 ArtFest, please check the link for details.  Set up gurus come at 8:00 AM; everyone else please come at 10:00. We hope to finish by 5:00 PM

Saturday Enterprise Update

March 31st, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD Visual Art Teachers please check the link to see the updated Saturday Enterprise with a date change in April..  This year we have a total of three.  If your attendance is for all three of these, you will receive another year of Enterprise Credit on your plaque or you may earn your plaque for the first time.  Awards are presented at ArtFest.


March 3rd, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Many teachers and students from Northside ISD are participating and registering with Texas Art Education Association all the events happening on this Texas Big Art Day.  Participation is fantastic all around the district and can be seen on the TAEA site.  Check the links below to see prizes awarded  to NISD on Big Art Day from TEXAS CAVALIERS .  The prizes from Texas Cavaliers equaled $19,000 in money for Art Supplies — this money can only be spent on ART supplies for our kids.  WOW!


February 24th, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

The fun begins for all patrons and teachers for the 2016 Los Leones.  Check the links below as they go live for all the instructions you will ever need to know about this year’s Los Leones.  Be sure to notify parents of all prizes students win including publicity contest.  Contact publicity winners NOW and be sure they are coming to awards ceremony.  They need to arrive by 8:00 AM and definitely no later than 8:15 AM

Please print the Event Instructions and use as a checklist.  Please print enough of the selling artwork card for your students on colored paper and bring on Friday.  Please print several copies of the Receipt for Sold Work on the same colored paper as you printed the card for selling.

Chalkfest Update

February 21st, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD chalkfest participants:

Check the link for the latest update; please ignore the earlier ones.  Check this post regularly for more updates especially regarding sponsors assigned.  Also, the link for instructions to participants will go live soon.

Permissions and Footprints

February 15th, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Good Morning NISD Art Teachers

Check the links for Los Leones permission slips and footprints of buildings and chalkfest.  Also, posted is the donor’s form for securing your sponsor for Chalkfest.  Send all sponsors names to my e-mail and send the mo






Northside ISD Los Leones Winners

February 5th, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Congratulations are in order for 30 great NISD student artists:

  1. One Grand Prize Winner featured on all publicity items for Los Leones
  2. Nine place winners — 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places at three levels — elementary, middle, and high school
  3.  20 semi-finalists.

The grand prize winner and the nine place winners will have art work framed and certificates presented at the Los Leones opening ceremony.  This year, Los Leones will be held at Marshall HS, February 27, 2016, 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Prizes that accompany the ten winners will be delivered later and not presented at the event.

The twenty semi-finalists’ art teachers will receive certificates for their student artists at their campuses.

Please check the links and congratulate our NISD student artists.



January 14th, 2016 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Elementary, hopefully you have been working hard on this — Texas Cavaliers, River of Champions!  Everyone has a great shot winning this one and it is such a Marvelous Contest.  Don’t miss your chance to enter this one for elementary only.  Do some research on your city district/ district number and teach the kids about your school’s district. See the three very important documents in the links below.  These were sent in e-mail before Thanksgiving, but many asked if I would post them on the blog.  The deadline for submitting artwork is February 3, 2016.