Coming Attractions - March 22, 2013

Coming Attractions
March 22, 2013

March 23 (Sat) — Middle School Bullying Symposium
8 a.m. to noon at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
Students and educators from throughout Bexar County are invited to learn how they can work together to prevent bullying and gang activity. Break-out sessions will include cyberbullying, self esteem and laws on bullying. Keynote speaker will be Dwight Stewart, a national specialist and consultant on school safety. Symposium sponsor is the Alamo Area Alliance of Black School Educators, whose president and local conference chair, Mae Olison, also is principal of SAISD’s Wheatley Middle School.

March 23 (Sat) — 4E Run/Walk and Health Festival
8:30 a.m. (start of first event) at Mission Reach near Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland at South St. Mary’s Street.
The community is invited to join the 4E (Education, Exercise, Engagement, Empowerment) festivities beginning with a 5K and 10K run/walk. There also will be a Districtwide Health Festival on the Brackenridge High School campus from 9 a.m. to noon featuring giveaways, free screenings, a pediatric mobile clinic with free immunizations, food sampling and a Kids Zone with games and more. Event sponsors are SAISD and the SAISD Foundation. Title sponsor is SRG Athletics.

March 23 (Sat) — Bearcats take DC 5 K Fun Run
9 a.m. to noon at Olmos Basin Park, 651 Devine Road
Community members are invited to participate in this fundraiser to help 22 Twain Middle School students take a four-day trip to Washington, D.C. This is among several events the school is holding to finance the estimated $22,000 cost to include travel, lodging and tours of historic sites and national landmarks.

March 25 (Mon) — Books galore! Massive book giveaway
12:40 to 3 p.m. at the De Zavala Elementary School gym, 2311 San Luis St.
Thanks to donations from Haven for Hope, all 610 students at this West Side campus will receive a book of their choice to take home. Parents are invited to join their child in picking out their book from one of three tables set up by age and grade level. This distribution will be for 2nd-, 4th-, and 5th-graders, while the other students will receive theirs later this spring. Haven for Hope acquired the approximately 2,000 volumes through donations. All are hardcover, and include illustrated and storybooks written by well-known children’s educational authors. The remainder will be shelved in the school library for all students to enjoy there.

March 25 (Mon) — School Board meeting
7 p.m. at SAISD Central Office, 141 Lavaca St.

March 26 (Tues) — SAISD Council of PTAs general meeting
6:30 p.m. at Bowden Elementary School, 515 Willow St.
The public is invited to meetings of PTA chapter representatives Districtwide.

March 27 (Wed) — SAISD Foundation School Breakfast Showcase
8:15 a.m. at Travis Early College High School, 1915 N. Main Ave.
Community leaders and parents are invited to learn about the educational opportunities afforded at this campus where students can earn both their high school diploma and an associate degree and/or up to 60 hours, or two years of college credit at the same time. This academically-advanced environment designed to immerse students in a culture of higher education is offered free of charge in partnership with San Antonio College. The breakfast showcase is the second in a series being held this spring in partnership with the SAISD Foundation to highlight the District’s college preparatory programs and specialized schools. 

March 28 (Thurs) — ‘Let’s Dream Big Together’ AVID presentation
9 to 10:30 a.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St
Guest speaker will be Patrick Briggs, Advancement Via Individual Determination Texas state director, who will speak to students about the difference between being ready and being prepared for college. Other speakers will include Wayne Dickey, former Sam Houston head basketball coach and AVID director. All Sam Houston feeder schools and members of the Eastside Promise Neighborhood are invited to attend.
March 28 (Thurs) — Groundbreaking celebration
8:45 a.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive
A symbolic golden shovel ceremony will highlight festivities celebrating the start of renovations funded by SAISD Bond 2010.

March 29 (Fri) — Good Friday
All District schools and most offices will be closed.




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