Coming Attractions - February 15, 2013

Coming Attractions
February 15, 2013


Feb. 16 (Sat) — Community revitalization summit
8 a.m. to noon at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
This historic East Side campus will serve as the host site for the summit to be led by Mayor Julián Castro and District 2 City Councilmember Ivy Taylor. On the agenda will be updates on neighborhood revitalization efforts to improve the area’s quality of life.

Feb. 18 (Mon) — Model AVID programs to host visiting educators
9:30 am. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
1 p.m. at Longellow Middle School, 1130 E. Sunshine Drive
Representatives from the El Campo ISD interested in implementing Advancement Via Individual Determination will tour these SAISD campuses to learn more about the college-readiness program.  They are the latest educators to visit Longfellow and Jefferson, named last spring as among a select few schools nationwide as AVID demonstration sites. The designation recognizes the most successful schools in implementing the program.

Feb. 18-21 — Free family fitness classes
5 to 6 p.m. at the SAISD schools listed below.
The popular Zumba dance fitness program is being offered to the community weekly 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:

● Feb. 18 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.

● Feb. 18 (Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.

● Feb. 19 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive

● Feb. 19 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

● Feb. 19 (Tues) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.

● Feb. 20 (Wed) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.

● Feb 20 (Wed) – at Davis Middle School (for the Sam Houston High School   community), 4702 E. Houston St.

● Feb. 20 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.

● Feb. 21 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.

● Feb. 21 (Thurs) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.

Feb. 19 (Tues) — Celebration of historic milestones in African-American history
10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
Celebrating key civil rights events will highlight Black History Month observances. These will include the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation that eventually led to the end of slavery in the United States and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one of the nation’s largest ever for civil and economic rights for African Americans.

Feb.  19 (Tues) — School Board meeting
6 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.

Feb. 22 (Fri) — Career Day
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Ball Elementary School, 343 Koehler Court at South New Braunfels Avenue
This exploration of prospective careers will kick off with the landing of the San Antonio Police Department’s Blue Eagle helicopter. Representatives from the SAPD bomb squad, the SAISD Police Department’s K-9 unit. San Antonio Fire Department and the city’s mobile library service will be among those making presentations.

Feb. 22 (Fri) — Let’s rodeo adventures in learning
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  at Arnold Elementary, 467 Freiling Drive at Vance Jackson Road
Pre-kinder and special needs children will commemorate San Antonio’s western heritage through a variety of rodeo-inspired lesson stations. These will include barrel racing, bull riding, panning for gold, making trail mix and more.

Feb. 22 (Fri) — ‘Happy Days’ and beyond 60th-anniversary celebration
1:30 p.m. at Highland Hills Elementary School, 734 Glamis Ave.
They’re gonna rock around the clock at this Southeast Side campus where students and staff dressed in clothing representing the 1950s to today will perform songs and dances from different eras of the school’s existence, including an interpretation of future trends. Highland Hills has served the neighborhood for which it is named since the 1952-53 school year. 

Ongoing thru March 1 — School Board election informational packets available
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Department of Governmental & Community Relations, 518 E. Magnolia Ave.

Qualified citizens interested in serving as an SAISD Trustee for places 1, 3, 4 and 7 may obtain informational packets including: qualifications for office; application for a place on the SAISD general election ballot; campaign finance guide; appointment of a campaign treasurer by a candidate; code of fair campaign practices; candidate/officeholder campaign finance report form; important May 2013 election dates; and 2013 filing schedule for reports. Deadline to file as a candidate is March 1, and Election Day is May 11. For more information visit




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