Coming Attractions June 10, 2011


COMING ATTRACTIONS
June 10, 2011

June 11-13 — Graduation ceremonies to be streamed live online
The webcasts will be made possible through a partnership between NOWCastSA, and SAISD’s Media Magnet program at Brackenridge High School. Video production will be operated by students and their teacher Robert Blackard, while NOWCastSA technicians will stream the videotaped signal live onto the Internet. Watch the commencement ceremonies by accessing the link off the District’s homepage at www.saisd.net.

June 11 (Sat) — Highlands High School graduation ceremony
9:30 a.m. at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

June 11 (Sat) — Lanier High School graduation ceremony
1:30 p.m. at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

June 11 (Sat) — Jefferson High School graduation ceremony
5:30 p.m. at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

June 12 (Sun) —Edison High School graduation ceremony
9:30 a.m. at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

June 12 (Sun) — Sam Houston High School graduation ceremony
1:30 p.m. at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

June 12 (Sun) — Fox Tech High School graduation ceremony
5:30 p.m. at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

June 13 (Mon) — Burbank High School graduation ceremony
4 p.m. at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

June 13 (Mon) — Brackenridge High School graduation ceremony
8 p.m. at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

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June 13 (Mon) — Ready, Set ….Bond community meeting
6 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
6 p.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. Durango Blvd.
Patrons are invited to provide input to architects for master-planning efforts at these schools. This is part of the first series of design meetings to be held throughout June and July at each of the 23 schools receiving major renovations funded by SAISD Bond 2010 now that the design phase is under way.

June 14 (Tues) — Citizens’ Oversight Committee meeting
6 p .m. at Cameron Elementary School, 3635 Belgium Lane
This 24-member, Trustee-appointed group monitors progress of SAISD Bond 2010.

June 15 (Wed) — Lasso Alumni social and fundraiser
5:30 to 7 p.m. at Chris Madrid's Tacos and Burgers, 1900 Blanco Road
Proceeds will benefit the Jefferson High School Lasso Alumni Association which supports San Antonio’s most famous rope twirlers. T-shirts and limited edition Lasso Fiesta medals will be available for purchase.

June 15 (Wed) — Ready, Set ….Bond community meeting
6 p.m. at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
6 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive near Blanco Road
Patrons are invited to provide input to architects for master-planning efforts at these schools. This is part of the first series of design meetings to be held throughout June and July at each of the 23 schools receiving major renovations funded by SAISD Bond 2010 now that the design phase is under way

Summer programs for students *
These are just a sample, and may be subject to change. Parents are asked to contact their child’s school for more information.

June 13-17 — Second Annual Alamo City Band Camp
8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
More than 250 6th- and 7th-grade band students will improve their performing skills through both individualized and group training led by SAISD band directors and other professional musicians. 

June 13-30 — GEAR UP Summer Enrichment Camps
Incoming seniors can select from the following learning opportunities as part of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, designed to help the class of 2012 be prepared for success in college and beyond. All camps will run Mondays through Thursdays.

Culinary Science – 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 12:30 to 4 p.m. at St. Phillips College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive. Students will learn the fundamentals of sanitation, safety, and terminology for commercial food service establishments, and also develop basic skills in utensil use, and food preparation.

Aerodynamics of Flight – 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the St. Phillips College Southwest Campus, 800 Quintana Road. Airplane models will be used to provide an overview of the aerodynamics of flight with emphasis on physics, studying the forces that affect how aircraft flies, and in proving aerodynamic theories.

Robotics/Nanotechnolgy – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Northwest Vista College, 3535 N.  Ellison Drive. Labs and other hands-on experiences, along with field trips and lectures, will make learning fun and relevant for students studying the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Projects will include creating a solar array and LED light systems.

June 13 thru July 8 — Solar Robot Camp
9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Mission Verde Center at Cooper Academy, 1700 Tampico St.
Seventy-five SAISD students ranging from 4th-grade to middle-school level will learn how solar power works by building a variety of gadgets such as robots, cars, and boats. Field trips include visits to the solar-powered Pearl Stable, and the San Antonio Water System.  

June 13 thru Aug. 5 — Summer recreation
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at 12 SAISD schools
Supervised recreational opportunities will be offered in partnership with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Youth Program.

Ongoing thru June 30 — Summer enrichment
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at Irving Middle School, 1300 Delgado St.; Page Middle School, 401 Berkshire Ave.; Crockett Elementary School, 2215 Morales St.; Washington Elementary School, 1823 Nolan St.; and W.W. White Elementary School, 545 S. W.W. White Road
Supervised academic and enrichment opportunities including art, guitar lessons, Zumba dance, martial arts and field trips – some of which will be centered around a theme -  are offered in partnership with the Greater San Antonio All Stars.

Ongoing thru July 1— Summer enrichment
8 a.m. to noon weekdays at Huppertz Elementary School, 247 Bangor St.; Woodlawn Elementary School, 1717 W. Magnolia Ave.; and Woodlawn Hills Elementary School, 110 W. Quill Drive
Supervised academic and enrichment opportunities including art, guitar lessons, Zumba dance, martial arts and field trips – some of which will be centered around a theme -  are offered in partnership with the Greater San Antonio All Stars.

Ongoing thru Aug. 5 — Summer recreation
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at Baskin Elementary School, 630 Crestview Drive
Supervised recreational opportunities are offered in partnership with the YMCA.

Ongoing thru Aug. 12 — SA Youth summer programs
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at centers throughout San Antonio
Students from 11 SAISD schools are eligible for free learning opportunities and activities including technology, physical education, music, culture and arts, camping, swimming and other fun activities through SA Youth.

Ongoing thru Aug. 12 —Summer recreation
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.; and Lanier High School, 1514 W. Durango Blvd.
Supervised recreational opportunities for teens will be offered in partnership with the San Antonio Youth Centers.

Ongoing thru Aug. 19 * — ‘Seamless Summer Nutrition Program’
7 to 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays at participating SAISD campuses
Free breakfast and lunch are served to anyone 18 years old and younger. The federally-funded nutrition program is available to districts like SAISD in which large numbers of students receive free meals during the school year. * Summer end dates vary by campus.


* NOTE TO MEDIA – Please contact the SAISD Communications Department to coordinate coverage.




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