Coming Attractions March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

March 12 (Sat) — Annual Friends of Sam Houston breakfast fundraiser
9 a.m. to noon at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Carey H. Latimore IV, Trinity University assistant professor for African American studies. Proceeds will fund student scholarships.

March 12 (Sat) — M.A.S.H. Bash
2 to 5 p.m. at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.

The school’s Voices for Animals Club in conjunction with SpaySA is sponsoring free spaying and neutering for cats and dogs. Information on responsible pet ownership also will be provided. Activities will include an animal costume contest, dog trick show, music, food and other fun activities. Proceeds will benefit Voices for Animals. M.A.S.H. (Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital) Bash is among the services club members provide including rescuing pets abandoned at or near their school and ensuring medical care for those in need.

March 14-18 — Spring Break
All schools and most offices will be closed this week and will re-open Monday, March 21.

March 14 (Mon) — Final Trustee filing day for May election
2 to 5 p.m. at SAISD’s Department of Governmental & Community Relations, 141 Lavaca St.

This is the last day that qualified citizens interested in running for School Board in Districts 2, 5, and 6 may file for election and pick up packets. Election Day is Saturday, May 14.

March 21 (Mon) — Buick Achievers Scholarship Program announcement and pep rally
11:30 a.m. at the Café College, 131 El Paso St.

Superintendent Robert J. Durón, Mayor Julián Castro, SAISD Foundation Chairman Carri Baker Wells, and GM Foundation Chairman John T. Montford will announce details of this new program to help first generation high school students make higher education a reality, as well as plans to create an increasing college-ready population in District schools and San Antonio. Before and after the announcement Generation TX will train 500 students representing Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Gamma Sigma Girls and ROTC from 10 SAISD high schools on being college ready, and how to create a college-going culture on their campuses. Afterward they, former San Antonio Spur Sean Elliott and wife Claudia Zapata Elliott, and local university mascots and spirit leaders will lead a college-readiness pep rally.

March 21 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.

March 22 (Tues) — Radio Disney wellness visit
9 a.m. at Hirsch Elementary School, 4826 Sea Breeze Drive

Representatives from the popular radio network Radio Disney AM 1160 will present health and fitness tips.

March 22-23 — SAISD Bond 2010 community meetings
Following are the next in a series of meetings hosted by the School Board and SAISD bond team to provide the community with information on the progress and projects for the $515 million multiyear building improvement program.

●   March 22 (Tues) — 6 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive

●   March 23 (Wed) —6 p.m. at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.

March 24 (Thurs) — Pre-school Program for Children with Disabilities Activity Day
9 a.m. to noon at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive

Special needs and pre-kinder students from throughout SAISD - assisted by high school athletes - will compete in a variety of activities. This annual event provides the youngest athletes fun opportunities to utilize their motor skills while teens gain from the experience of working with special needs children, making everyone a winner.

March 25 (Fri) — Radio Disney wellness visit
2 p.m. at Japhet Elementary School, 314 Astor St.

Representatives from the popular radio network Radio Disney AM 1160 will present health and fitness tips.

March 25 (Fri) — 10th-Annual Gifted and Talented Showcase
6 to 8 p.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. Durango Blvd.

More than 750 Gifted and Talented students in grades kinder through 12 Districtwide are expected to participate. Projects will highlight this year’s theme - ancient civilizations, and special guest will be local author Carmen Tafolla.

March 26 (Sat) — Rhodes Middle School student to recite at ‘Poetry Slam’
11:30 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 600 E. Market St.

Partnered with Bexar County 57th District Court Judge Toni Arteaga, Irene Salazar will be among five select students at this inaugural fundraiser for the San Antonio Area Foundation’s new Women & Girls Development Fund. The 8th-grader from SAISD’s Rhodes Middle School and the judge – who also is serving as her mentor this spring – are creating their own original poems to perform for a live audience including author Isabel Allende who will be keynote speaker. Irene’s participation is part of her membership in the Young Explorer’s Club for college-bound students sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio.


--- SAISD ---