Coming Attractions Dec 7, 2012
Dec. 7, 2012
Dec. 8 (Sat) — SAISD students to lead Gingerbread Design Family Workshop
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for Architecture at the Pearl, 200 E. Grayson St., suite 110
Jefferson High School architecture students will lend their assistance to children in creating their own custom-built gingerbread houses. Their participation is part of an ongoing partnership between Jefferson’s Architecture & Environmental Studies Magnet and the San Antonio Architecture Foundation.
Dec. 10 (Mon) — SAISD students to participate in Heart Learning Series
10 to 11:30 a.m. at the University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
Aspiring medical career practitioners from Fox Tech High School’s Health Professions Magnet will spend the morning paired with one of four groups and shadow cardiologists and/or cardiac medical technicians as they go through their daily routine. Afterward they will be treated to lunch, where they will have more opportunities to learn about the field of cardiology. This opportunity is provided by the UT School of Medicine and the University Health System for the Heart Learning Series, UTHSC and the American Heart Association.
Dec. 10 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
Dec. 10-13 — Free family fitness concludes for 2012
Starting at 5 p.m. at the SAISD schools listed below
This will be the last week for the fall session of the popular Zumba dance fitness program, which has been offered free to the community at eight District campuses. Classes are in partnership with Health Collaborative, and will resume in January. The final sessions for 2012 will be:
● Dec. 10 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Dec. 10 Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.
● Dec. 11 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
● Dec. 11 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Dec. 11 (Tues) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
● Dec. 12 (Wed) – at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
● Dec. 12 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.
● Dec. 13 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
Dec. 11 (Tues) — Holiday music program
6 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
Pre-kinder through 5th-grade students from Maverick Elementary will dance and sing to holiday songs. Making their public debut will be the school’s guitar band, whose instruments were made possible through an SAISD Foundation grant.
Dec. 12 (Wed) — Unveiling for SAISD student art to adorn the Tobin Center construction site
10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Plaza, 100 Auditorium Circle
Art patrons need not wait for next year’s opening to experience the culture yet to come. During construction to transform the former Municipal Auditorium into the world-class Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, fences sequestering the site will be adorned with 36 4-by-4-foot panels of art created by students representing 28 schools. More than 250 of the student artists and their teachers are expected to attend the ceremony, and entertainment will be provided by the Young Women’s Leadership Academy 6th-grade choir. Each panel was designed to answer the question “What does the performing arts mean to me?” Once construction is completed, the panels will be returned to the participating schools.
Dec. 13 (Thurs) — Construction kickoff ceremony
6 p.m. at the Alamo Stadium and Convocation Center site, 110 Tuleta Drive
The public is invited to join this celebration launching renovations of these facilities funded through SAISD Bond 2010. Festivities will include an introduction of the “Own a Piece of Alamo Stadium” fundraiser sponsored by the SAISD Foundation, and among the participants will be 200 student athletes, the District’s Athletics Department, Trustees, the bond program’s Citizens’ Oversight Committee and community members. The $35 million renovation project is expected to be substantially completed in summer 2014.
Dec. 14 (Fri) — The 18th-annual La Tamalada
8:30 to approximately 9:45 a.m. and approximately 1:45 p.m. at De Zavala Elementary School, 2311 San Luis St.
Each December, the making and eating of tamales provides pre-kinder through 5th-graders and their parents a tasty culmination to lessons on culture, and how mathematics and science are important in cooking. Corn husks will be filled with masa and meat that morning, with the cooked product being enjoyed during a party that afternoon.
Dec. 15 (Sat) — The 11th-annual Visit with Santa
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SAISD Police Department, 1702 N. Alamo St.
Again this year St. Nick will make an early Alamo City appearance especially for approximately 300 pre-selected SAISD children. Youngsters will arrive throughout the day to meet and be photographed with him, receive gifts and enjoy refreshments. The majority of Santa’s stash for his annual special guest appearance was provided by toy drives facilitated by event sponsor, the SAISD Police Department.
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