Coming Attractions - November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012

Nov. 12 (Mon) — Ceremonies to honor veterans
SAISD students and staff will join others throughout the nation in honoring members of the armed forces. Among the observances on this day for those who dedicated their lives for their country will be:

● 9 a.m. at Connell Middle School, 400 Hot Wells Blvd. at South New Braunfels Avenue. Community members and SAISD employees who are veterans will be recognized during a flag-raising ceremony.

● 10 a.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd. Following a ceremony at the school’s war  monument to former students who gave their lives in service to our country, a reception for guests will be held in front of the auditorium.

Nov. 12 (Mon) — Slow Food South Texas presentation and tasting  
1:40 to 2:25 p.m. at Lamar Elementary School, 201 Parland Place near Broadway Street
Weather permitting, student gardeners will learn about summer and winter vegetables from representatives of Slow Food South Texas, and also have an opportunity to partake of the fruits of their labors. This lesson is part of an ongoing partnership with the organization which includes a school garden yielding food for both body and thought. In addition to learning all aspects of gardening from seeding, composting, ecology and plant life, students are harvesting real-world lessons in math and science. Slow Food South Texas is a local chapter of Slow Food USA, part of a global, grassroots movement which “links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.” Lamar’s participation was made possible through an SAISD Foundation Grant. The District’s Bonham Academy also has a partnership with Slow Food South Texas.

Nov. 12  (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.

Nov. 12-15 — 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. 12 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.

● Nov. 12 (Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.

● Nov. 13 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive

● Nov. 13 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

● Nov. 13 (Tues) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.

● Nov. 14 (Wed) – at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.

● Nov. 14 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.

● Nov. 15 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.

Nov. 13 (Tues) — New kitchen luncheon celebration
10:45 a.m. at Hillcrest Elementary School, 211 W. Malone Ave.
A Thanksgiving-themed luncheon will celebrate the school’s all-new kitchen funded through SAISD Bond 2010. Special invited guests include KSAT-TV anchor Ursula Pari, SAISD Trustees and Interim Superintendent Dr. Sylvester Perez.

Nov. 14 (Wed) — Business & Banking Magnet open house
6 to 7 p.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.
Eighth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about educational options offered through this magnet for students interested in financial careers and entrepreneurship. Lanier is among SAISD secondary schools hosting these programs to provide students a strong scholastic foundation coupled with real-world experience. 

Nov. 14 (Wed) —Fall Into Reading Family Literacy Fair
6 to 8 p.m. at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleand Drive at South St. Mary’s Street
This event for the Brackenridge High School community including 10 feeder schools will offer students and their families resources and ideas for fun literacy activities to augment what is being taught in the classroom. Door prizes will include books.

Nov. 15 (Thurs) — International STACK UP!
8:25 to 10:55 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  at Collins Garden Elementary School, 167 Harriman Place
During each P.E. period, students armed with cups will give their right/left brain thinking and coordination skills a workout while attempting to help set a new Guinness world record in the category "Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day." The event is sponsored by the New Zealand-based World Sport Stacking Association.

Nov. 15 (Thurs) — Ag in the City Fair
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
About 600 District 4th-graders will learn about all aspects of farm life including caring for animals and food cultivation. Hands-on activities will feature turning milk into homemade ice cream. Palo Alto College and Texas A&M University representatives will be available to provide information on careers in agriculture. Sponsor for the annual fair is the Burbank agricultural program.

Nov. 15 (Thurs) — Ceremony honoring veterans
9:30 a.m. at Barkley-Ruiz Elementary School, 1111 S. Navidad St.
Pending scheduling confirmation, the ceremony will feature a presentation from descendants of David Barkley, who will give a commissioned portrait of their ancestor to be hung in the school’s main hallway. The campus is jointly named for this World War I soldier who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. In 2002 the former Barkley and Ruiz elementaries were merged and opened in a new facility.

Nov. 15 (Thurs) — Health and Law Professions Magnet open house
6 to 7 p.m. at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
Eighth-graders from throughout Bexar County and their parents are invited to learn about educational options offered through these magnets for students interested in medical or legal careers.  

Nov. 16 (Fri) — Homecoming celebration
8:30 a.m. at De Zavala Elementary School, 2311 San Luis St.
Alumni and community members are encouraged to attend this celebration featuring a flag football contest between students and staff. Slated for the half time show will be a dance contest and a performance by the De Zavala Dance Company. The Lanier HS band also has been invited to perform, and mascots representing the San Antonio Rampage and UTSA are expected to make an appearance.



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