Coming Attractions October 22, 2010

COMING ATTRACTIONS
October 22, 2010

Oct. 26 (Tues) — College Week presentations
Starting at 9 a.m. and at 2 p.m. at Longfellow Middle School, 1130 E. Sunshine Drive
Former NASA engineer Weide Cutshall will speak on career goals to open the day’s activities, followed by Thomas Macrini of St. Mary’s University who will talk about forensics science starting at 10:45 a.m. A presentation on the value of education by West Point Military representatives will start at 2 p.m. College Week is sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio’s Young Achiever’s Program.

Oct. 26 (Tues) — College Week presentations
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rhodes Middle School, 3000 Tampico St.
West Point Military representatives will be available until 10 a.m., while students can obtain information on higher education from the UT@SA Mobile Go Unit all day. College Week is sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio’s Young Achiever’s Program.

Oct. 26 (Tues) — The ‘MET’ Magnet open house
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
Eighth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about this Magnet for students interested in Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology.

Oct. 26 (Tues) — Multilingual Magnet open house
6 to 7:30 p.m. at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. Durango Blvd.
Fifth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about this Magnet for students interested in fluency in one of six foreign languages.

Oct. 26 (Tues) — SAISD Council of PTAs general meeting
6:30 p.m. at Connell Middle School, 400 Hot Wells Blvd.
The public is invited to meetings of PTA chapter representatives Districtwide.

Oct. 26-28 — Red Ribbon Week observances
Briscoe Elementary School, 2015 S. Flores St.
Activities supporting drug-free living will be:

•    Oct. 26 (Tues) – 2 p.m.
Police Chief William McManus will meet with students who also will present him teddy bears. The police department uses the stuffed toys to comfort children who have been victims or witnesses in on-going investigations.

•    Oct. 27 (Wed) – 9 a.m.
McGruff the crime-fighting canine will visit.

•    Oct. 28 (Thurs – 9 a.m.
Coming in for a landing will be a police Department helicopter.

Oct. 27 (Wed) — Technology Magnet open house
5:30 to 7 p.m. at Rhodes Middle School, 3000 Tampico St.
Fifth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about this Magnet for students interested in technology careers.

Oct. 27 (Wed) — College Night 2010
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 400 E. Market St.
Teens aspiring for higher education and their parents can meet with more than 100 representatives from a wide variety of colleges and universities. Students and their parents also can attend workshops on topics including scholarships, admissions, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, senior timelines, and tips for writing college admissions essays.  College Night is sponsored by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SAISD.

Oct. 27 (Wed) — Multilingual Magnet open house
6 to 7 p.m. at Davis Middle School, 4702 E. Houston St.
Fifth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about this Magnet for students interested in fluency in one of six foreign languages.

Oct. 27 (Wed) — Leadership Magnet open house
6 to 7:30 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.  
Eighth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about this Magnet for students interested in public service and leadership.

Oct. 27-28 — CORE4 College & Career Fair
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 400 E. Market St.
Sponsored by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SAISD, this event will provide opportunities  for some 4,000 high school students to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics),and college and career options. Teens may attend 30-minute breakout sessions for presentations from representatives including SeaWorld and the Smithsonian Institution.

Keynote addresses and speakers will be:
● Oct. 27 (Wed) – 10 a.m. –
Dr. Robert Ballard, an oceanographer and former U.S. Navy commander best known for his 1985 discovery of the RMS Titanic wreckage.

● Oct. 28 (Thurs) – 10 a.m. –
Dr. Bernard Harris, a former astronaut and first African American to walk in space, who also is a 1974 graduate of SAISD’s Sam Houston High School.

Oct. 28 (Thurs) — PhUn Week 2010 observance
8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Woodlawn Hills Elementary School, 110 W. Quill Drive
Dr. Jessica Martinez Ibarra of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will lead students in hands-on exploration of physiology, the study of how living things work. PhUn (Physiology Understanding) Week is an annual K-12 outreach program coordinated by the American Physiological Society.   

Oct. 28 (Thurs) — Congressional visitor
10 a.m. at Twain Middle School, 2411 San Pedro Ave.
District 125 State Rep. Joaquin Castro will speak about the importance of education.   

Oct. 28 (Thurs) — Family Night Dinner
5:30 p.m. at Navarro High School, 623 Pecos St.
Presentations will include information on SAISD Bond 2010 that voters will decide Nov. 2, and college readiness. Family Night Dinner is a regularly-scheduled event at this non-traditional high school of choice.

Oct. 28 (Thurs) — Media Productions and World Languages Magnets open house
6 to 7:30 p.m. at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
Eighth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about these Magnets for students interested in either media careers or fluency in one of seven languages.

Oct. 29 (Fri) — Careers on Wheels Day
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Fenwick Elementary School, 1930 Waverly Ave.
Presenters will represent professions including energy, engineering, firefighting, health, law enforcement, media and public transportation.

Oct. 29 (Fri) — Fall bake sale
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
The public is invited to partake of tasty treats prepared by the school’s culinary arts students. The bake sale will be held in the Cherokee Room, and all proceeds will benefit the culinary arts department, now under the direction of former Eric Lee’s Bake Shop owner Eric Dromgoole.

Oct. 29 (Fri) — Red Ribbon Week observances
Schools throughout SAISD are concluding their annual Red Ribbon Week activities. Highlights will be:

•    9:45 a.m. at Highland Hills Elementary School, 734 Glamis Ave. –
Students may dress as their favorite characters or in clothing representing their career aspirations for a parade on the school grounds.

•    10 a.m. at Wilson Elementary School, 1421 Clower St. –
Educational entertainer Mike Cruz, aka “Spikey Mikey,” will use magic tricks to inspire students to live drug free.

•    1:30 p.m. at Washington Elementary School, 1823 Nolan St.  –
The school will hold a “Just Say No to Drugs” parade.

Oct. 30 (Sat) — ‘Passport to Social Studies’ conference
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 400 E. Market St.
Keynote address will be delivered by author and former middle school teacher and adjunct professor Eric Jensen best known for his “brain-based” learning approach who will speak at 8:45 a.m. The 10th-annual conference to include sessions, hands-on interactive lessons and exhibits, is sponsored by the SAISD’s Department of Social Studies.

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