Coming Attractions - October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012


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 Colleagues on Call, whose address will be The Engagement Cube:  Putting the SOCIAL in Social Studies.” The 12th-annual conference to include sessions, hands-on interactive lessons and exhibits is sponsored by SAISD’s Department of Social Studies.

Oct. 22 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.

Oct. 22-25 — 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. 22 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.

● Oct. 22 (Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.

● Oct. 23 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive

● Oct. 23 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

● Oct. 23 (Tues) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.

● Oct. 24 (Wed) – at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.

● Oct. 24 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.

● Oct. 25 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.

Oct. 23 (Tues) — SAISD Council of PTAs general meeting
6:30 p.m. at Highland Hills Elementary School, 734 Glamis Ave
The public is invited to meetings of PTA chapter representatives Districtwide.

Oct. 24 (Wed)  — 2010 SAISD Bond renovation and design community meeting
6 p.m. at Ogden Elementary School, 2215 Leal St.
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. 24 (Wed) — Mock election
8 to 10:50 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. (voting times) at Highland Hills Elementary School, 734 Glamis Ave.
Young patriots will preview the adult privilege of casting their ballots for president of the United States. In preparation, each completed voter registration cards that they will present prior to voting. The day’s star-spangled theme will begin with students encouraged to come dressed in their best red, white and blue, and patriotic music will be played to accompany the morning announcements. Throughout the day students will receive election updates when the latest tallies are announced via the intercom system. This is one of several civic activities SAISD schools plan in anticipation of the Nov. 6 Election Day.   

Oct. 24 (Wed) — Computer lab opening to feature special thanks to benefactor
10:30 a.m. at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2123 W. Huisache Ave.
Students at San Antonio’s only all-girls public school will express their appreciation to Harvey E. Najim, whose foundation provided more than $58,400 in funding for a computer lab. They also will show Najim, who is executive chairman of Sirius Computer Solutions Inc., their more advanced work, which was made possible through the Adobe Creative Suite and Photoshop software programs installed in their 29 new Dell Computers. Najim will be joined by the company’s female executive leadership team members who will provide students with the benefit of their insights and experiences.

Oct. 24 (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 educational options offered through this magnet for students interested in technology careers.

Oct. 24 (Wed) — Media Productions Magnet 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 educational options offered through this magnet for students interested in media careers.

Oct. 25 (Thurs) — Visit from McGruff
10 a.m. at Ball Elementary School, 343 Koehler Court
This famed crime-fighting canine will encourage students to live drug-free lives. His visit is among national Red Ribbon Week activities taking place at schools Districtwide.

Oct. 25 (Thurs) — SAISD Technology Job Fair
5 to 8 p.m. at the Education Service Center Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave.
The District will accept business analysts, database administrator, programmer analyst I and data quality analysts applications for a variety of departments. Fair sponsor is SAISD’s Department of Human Resources.  

Oct. 26 (Fri) — Haunted house and dance
4 to 6 p.m.  at Brewer Elementary School, 906 Merida St. 
The community is invited to tour the school gymnasium, which will be transformed into a series of haunted rooms inhabited by teachers and staff, and to kick up their heels at a dance to be held in the school cafeteria. Proceeds will go toward the PTA and to fund student incentive prizes.

Oct. 26 (Fri) — Rock the Block Fall Festival
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  at Woodlawn Elementary School, 1717 W. Magnolia Ave.
In addition to traditional carnival fare of food, fun, games and raffles, there will be limo rides courtesy of a company whose owners donated this service. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the school’s PTO.


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