Coming Attractions - November 2, 2012

November 2, 2012

Nov. 3 (Sat) — Rummage sale to benefit Voices for Animals Club
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
Proceeds will benefit Highlands’ Voices for Animals Club, an advocacy group that helps to pay for veterinarian care and find homes for stray cats and dogs.

Nov. 3 (Sat) — Kingdom for Kids playground dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony
4 p.m. at Smith Elementary School, 823 S. Gevers St.
Children can have fun on two new age-appropriate playgrounds, thanks to City Year San Antonio, the Rotary Club of San Antonio and other partners. Smith’s is the latest SAISD beneficiary of playgrounds courtesy of Kingdom for Kids. Join community members, parents, students and school staff for this celebration.

Nov. 3 (Sat) — Third annual Chile Bowl Gala
5:30 p.m. to midnight at the Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston St.
Alumni from SAISD’s Fox Tech and Lanier high schools will enjoy an evening of festivities including auctions, dinner and dancing with proceeds to fund scholarships for their alma maters. Distinguished alums to be honored include Lanier graduate Joe Bernal, a former Texas senator, congressman and State Board of Education member and William “Bill” Sinkin, a humanitarian and San Antonio Solar founder who graduated in 1930 from Main Avenue High School, now Fox Tech. The gala was established in 2010 to keep alive the spirit of the beloved Chili Bowl, a 67-year football rivalry that ended in 2009 as part of Tech’s transition into a stand-alone Magnet high school. For more information visit

Nov. 5 thru Nov. 8 — 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:

● Nov. 5 (Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.

● Nov. 6 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive

● Nov. 6 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

● Nov. 6 (Tues) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.

● Nov. 7(Wed) – at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.

● Nov. 7 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.

● Nov. 8 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.

Nov. 6 (Tues.) — Mock presidential election
8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Fenwick ES, 1930 Waverly Ave.
Students in grades PK-5 will cast their votes in a mock election, with results shared before the end of the day (so they can see how they compare to that night’s election). Students, who will be encouraged to wear patriotic colors that day, will go to the “polls” (the cafeteria stage), where the 5th-graders will oversee the vote. Students will complete voter registration applications prior to the election and will receive voter cards they will need to show for participation in the mock election. For their civic participation, they will receive a “Kids Vote Too!” sticker.

Nov. 6 (Tues.) —  Veterans Day Celebration
8:45-10:10 a.m. Pershing ES, 600 Sandmeyer St.
Students and staff will be treated to a performance by the brass quintet of the 323rd Army Band from Fort Sam Houston during a Veterans Day celebration at the school. The event will include remarks by Lt. Col. Zoltan L. Krompecher and Col. Richard M. Francey, among other program participants.

Nov. 8-9 (Thurs.) —  Core 4 STEM Expo
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
More than 500 SAISD 8th-graders will immerse themselves in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – during this annual expo. On Nov. 8, the girls will hear from WOAI-TV meteorologists Siobhain Anders and Selena Garza. On Nov. 9, the boys will hear from keynote speaker Dr. Victor Saenz, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. All the students will also have a chance to rotate through sessions presented by Rackspace, Geekdom and Toyota, among other event partners.

Nov. 8 (Thurs.) —  Frost Bank sponsors Sam Houston HS tailgate party
6:15-7:15 p.m. at the west gate entrance of Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Drive
Frost Bank representatives will show their support by serving up Kiolbassa sausage, hot dogs, iced tea and financial information from a tent and mobile bank set up for the Sam Houston Hurricanes family. This will be the second of two gridiron tailgate parties Frost is sponsoring in SAISD to honor schools participating in their bank academy program to teach teens about fiscal responsibility.

Nov. 9 (Fri.) – Veterans Day Convocation & Breakfast
8:30 a.m., Wilson ES, 1421 Clower St.
Wilson ES staff will honor employees and community members who served their country honorably during the school’s annual Veterans Day event, which will include breakfast and a performance by brass quintet of the 323rd Army Band from Fort Sam Houston. Students will hear from guest speaker Col. Jim Scott, USAF (Ret.).


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