Coming Attractions Oct 12, 2012
Oct. 12, 2012
Oct. 13 (Sat) — SAISD students to participate in ‘Chalk It Up’ annual street art festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Houston Street between Main Avenue and Jefferson Street
Every autumn concrete is their canvas when youngsters from throughout San Antonio, including those from several SAISD schools, join professional artists in adorning a prime downtown thoroughfare in chalk. The performing and culinary arts also will be featured through music, and food and refreshment booths. This annual celebration of creativity is presented by Artpace San Antonio along with numerous business and civic partners.
Oct. 15-18 — Free family fitness
Starting at 5 p.m. at the SAISD schools listed below.
The popular Zumba dance fitness program is being offered to the community weekly through December at eight District campuses. The free classes are in partnership with Health Collaborative, a local network of citizens, community organizations and businesses. Upcoming sessions will be:
● Oct. 15 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Oct. 15 (Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.
● Oct. 16 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
● Oct. 16 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Oct. 16 (Tues) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
● Oct. 17 (Wed) – at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
● Oct. 17 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.
● Oct. 18 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
Oct. 15 (Mon) — Health Profession Magnet open house
6 to 7 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive
Eighth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about educational options offered through this magnet for teens interested in health careers. Edison is among 11 SAISD secondary schools hosting magnet programs designed to provide students a strong scholastic foundation coupled with real-world experience.
Oct. 15 (Mon) — Hispanic Heritage Month celebration
6 to 8 p.m. at Davis Middle School, 4702 E. Houston St.
The theme of this year’s annual event is “Diversity United, Building America’s Future Today.” Highlights will include student entertainment, art, literature and an awards ceremony for best poster and writing. Community participation will include a contest to determine the best homemade tamales on the East Side.
Oct. 16 (Tues) — SARTA to donate books
8:30 to 11 a.m. at Rogers Elementary School, 620 McIlvaine St.
Members of the San Antonio Retired Teachers Association will give a free book to all students in grades kinder through 5th.
Oct. 16 (Tues) — SAISD to host GEAR UP 2 Graduate
4:30 p.m. at Café College, 131 El Paso St.
This college-prep event will provide the District’s 8th-graders and their parents tips on being ready for high school and higher education. Resources will include a profile sheet containing information on attendance, course completion, grades, reading levels and program participation for the last three years of high school. They also will receive a binder filled with helpful information including the many career pathways SAISD offers, an explanation of credits and how they are earned, how to map out their four-year high school plan, building a résumé and ways to pay for college. High school and middle school counselors, as well as college and university representatives, will be available to answer questions. The federally-funded GEAR UP is designed to help the class of 2017 prepare for success in higher education and beyond.
Oct. 16 (Tues) — 2010 SAISD Bond renovation and design community meeting
6 p.m. at Arnold Elementary School, 467 Freiling Drive
The public is invited to learn about proposed renovations according to the next design phase for SAISD Bond 2010. Members of the design team also will present images showing the planned layout and design of the new buildings.
Oct. 16 (Tues) — 2010 SAISD Bond renovation meeting
6 p.m. at Bonham Academy, 925 S. St. Mary’s St.
The public is invited to join the design team for a review of updated designs for the school funded through SAISD Bond 2010.
Oct. 16 (Tues) — The ‘MET’ Magnet open house
6 to 7 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 educational options offered through this magnet for students interested in manufacturing, engineering and technology.
Oct. 17 (Wed) — Science, Engineering & Technology Magnet open house
5 to 7 p.m. at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
Eighth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about educational options offered through this magnet for students interested in high-tech, engineering and scientific careers.
Oct. 20 (Sat) — Annual Social Studies Fall Conference
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave.
Keynote speaker will be John Antonetti of the Colleagues on Call educational services consulting firm. His address will be The Engagement Cube: Putting the SOCIAL in Social Studies.” Sponsored by SAISD’s Department of Social Studies, this 12th-annual conference also includes sessions, hands-on interactive lessons and exhibits.
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