March 6th, 2015 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Four NISD  Elementary art students and their parents, principals, and art teachers  were  invited to attend Texas Cavaliers press conference, Wednesday March 4th, at Coates Chapel, Southwest School of Art.   Northside students’ artwork claimed 4 of the top 10 in the Texas Cavaliers River Parade Art Contest with one of our campuses, Northwest Crossing, being announced as the second place over all winner.  In this contest, one winner is  selected from each of the  City Council districts in San Antonio with over 1,000 entries being judged.

Our  students were honored royally by the Texas Cavaliers  and also honored  by royalty with  King Antonio making the announcements and planning to visit the winning campuses.  In addition to being honored for their talent, students received generous monetary support  for their campus art program.  Students also received a one week summer scholarship to Southwest School of Art, SSA.   NISD also received art program support for several runners up,  Check the link to see all our winners.  For pictures of all the winning art go to campus websites.


February 18th, 2015 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD all levels ART:

We have had some excellent training, meetings, contests, shows, and other events thus far in this 2014-2015 school year.  Additionally,  we have had from each of you, continuous, over the top, classroom teaching occurring everyday without fail. What a team your are!

We have some more incredible  experiences for the remainder of the school year.  Check out the links below for the remaining items, dates, times,  and places.  Be aware that many locations, etc.,  have changed from earlier postings, so recheck, and save some hassle.

Don’t miss anything;  it will be your loss and our loss.

       Art Calendar-to be linked soon




January 7th, 2015 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

All NISD elementary art specialists, it is time to get your entries ready and submitted to the Texas Cavaliers’ Art Contest. This is the one we wait for each year; you do not want to miss it!   Entries are due next month so start your classes today on the wonderful theme of BELIEVE.

Many of you have entered this before and many have won the prestigious honors and the art classroom prizes.  This is one of the best contests available.  Let’s win again this year.

The links below contain all the information and contacts you will need.  Be sure to have the entries ready in time to get them delivered to the correct address — these do not come to the fine arts office.


January 4th, 2015 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD Art instructors and art specialists,

Please find in the links, your assignments for January, 2015 through May, 2015.  These assignments are most likely new to everyone as many dates have changed and many of you did not have assignments before the winter holidays.  Most of our entire visual art staff  (138 elementary, middle, and high school specialists and instructors) have assignments which goes to show the competency of this team!

SECONDARY ONLY: Details will be sent to panel members at least two weeks prior to assigned date. Stay tuned and feel free to ask questions at any time.  Also, if you were not assigned to an area in which you may be interested, please let me know so I can see if an adjustment needs to be made.  Thank you all for always being ready for whatever the group needs.  Also,  all secondary sessions, everyone must bring:  a sketchbook, number 2 pencil,  and a note-taking mechanism (sketchbook may serve for both sketches and notes, or you may wish to use tablets,  etc.).  Just be prepared as  you will be leaving with ideas developed during the meeting that you will need before anything is finalized and posted.


NISD Visual Arts IMA meeting schedules

December 2nd, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Elementary, Middle, and High School Art:  Please check the link below for your meeting schedules and meeting locations for the  Instructional Materials Adoption


October 31st, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

All NISD art specialists and instructors, you are reminded to attend the recently called meetings as follows:

Monday, November 3, 2014, Middle School and High School art instructors at Jefferson Middle School. Please plan to travel to Jefferson immediately after school ends so that the meeting can start as soon as possible.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Elementary art specialists at Ward Elementary School.  Please plan to travel to Ward immediately after school ends so that the meeting can start as soon as possible.

Everything You Need — Los Leones

October 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD Teachers,

Print the items from the links, follow the instructions, and bring the printouts to this outstanding event LOS LEONES STUDENT ARTS FESTIVAL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014, in Leon Valley, Texas.  Event is open to the public.  Admission is Free.



October 15th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

All interested NISD art instructors be sure you attend this Saturday’s Enterprise, October 18, 2014, Warren High School Art Labs, 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM.  The Game Plan includes rigorous and high level instruction in four different ceramic settings.  Regardless of your level of expertise with natural clay, there will be a right venue for you.  Check the link below for the details and show up for one of the best days of the year.

We will have four best days of the year in our Saturday Multi-Media Enterprises offered  this 2014-2015 school year: October, and (tentatively) January, February, and March.  Attend all four Saturdays and receive a special teacher trophy; these trophies will be presented at ArtFest this year.

Chalkfest Launch 10:00 AM, Friday, October 3, 2014

October 2nd, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

It is time to reserve your square for your chalkfest team!   Reserve via e-mail to

You may reserve one team per teacher at your campus.  If you want more teams than there are teachers at your campus, please state it in your e-mail.  You will be on the waiting list and after each teacher has a square, you will be assigned the extras according to time received.

So Chalkfest here we go! Launch via  e-mail at 10:00 AM, Friday, October 3, 2014 See the links below for all the information


September 25th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

We have WINNERS in the Los Leones Publicity Contest.  Check the link below.  Let me know if any name has errors, if any school is incorrect, or if any teacher does not have the correct student listed.