Coming Attractions April 5, 2013
April 5, 2013
April 7 (Sun) — SAISD students to perform at SAMA’s Family Day
3 and 4 p.m. at the San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
Poe Middle School students will make the connection between history and art come alive through their play “Vuelta y Cambiar.” originally produced for the SAISD History Day competition. Researched, written and performed by four talented 7th- and 8th- graders, the play is set in an art museum where a curator tells the story of the European conquest of Mexico. Their performance at the museum will be part of SAMA’s kick off for the exhibit “Pasión Popular: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art” from the Cecere Collection.
April 8 (Mon) — East Side Promise Neighborhood luncheon
Noon to 2 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
Approximately 500 attendees are expected including San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and other city staff, along with SAISD Trustees, Interim Superintendent Dr. Sylvester Perez and representatives from the East Side Promise Neighborhood. Others will represent the District’s EPN campuses: Sam Houston High School, Wheatley Middle School and Bowden, Pershing, Tynan and Washington elementaries. The EPN initiative, funded through a federal education grant, is a collaborative effort between SAISD and other local entities. Its goal is to ensure that all children have access to effective schools and strong support systems that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and career.
April 8 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
April 9 (Tues) — Reception for Singapore visitors
9 a.m. at Longfellow Middle School, 1130 E. Sunshine Drive
While in town for the Council for Exceptional Children annual convention, five educators from Singapore will visit this Northwest Side campus to learn about the school’s program for special needs children. Following a presentation by Longfellow special education staff members, the visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions and tour classrooms.
April 9 (Tues) — Capital One Financial Scholars Program certification ceremony
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
The 400 students who have earned certification for successful completion of this online financial literacy course will be honored by District officials and representatives from Capital One and EverFi Inc. SAISD students were among more than 5,700 from 22 area schools who learned how to manage their personal finances, take control of their financial future and become smart consumers and investors through the Capital One Financial Scholars Program.
April 9 (Tues) — Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service news conference
2 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
Julián Castro will join 6,000 mayors nationwide in highlighting the contributions of those in public service. San Antonio’s event will provide an opportunity to publicly thank City Year San Antonio and Teach For America for the work they do on behalf of Sam Houston High School.
April 10 (Wed) — Books Build Character kick off
Times and schools listed below.
Students at these select schools will be among the first of more than 8,000 SAISD 2nd- and 7th-graders afforded the opportunity to take home a book of their very own, courtesy of a new joint initiative of SAISD and the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel called Books Build Character. The program’s ultimate goal is to provide a new book for all of the District’s 54,000 students. Helping making this goal affordable is working through First Book, an international non-profit organization that partners with top publishers to offer deeply discounted prices so that children in need have access to a supply of high-quality books For the kick off, $28,000 was raised to purchase more than 8,000 books. Second-graders will receive “Freckle Juice” by Judy Blume, while 7th-graders will take home “Wonder” by R.J. Palacios. Kick off events will be:
● 8:45 a.m. at Herff Elementary School, 996 S. Hackberry St.
“Freckle Juice” will be served up in the school library where freckles also will be painted on the participants’ faces.
● 2:15 to 3 p.m. at Graebner Elementary School, 530 Hoover St.
Students will be issued passports permitting their entry into four different stations in the library, including one where they will have freckles painted on their faces and photos taken.
April 10 (Wed) —‘Our Story, in Our Words’ book presentation
6 p.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Making its debut will be this student-written, student-illustrated compilation. As part of the District’s goal to increase rigor in reading and writing, students from each campus were charged with researching and writing about the history of their school and its namesake. ‘Our Story, in Our Words’ contains the winning essays and illustrations from each school. Honored guests will be the students, their family members and principals, who will all receive first-edition copies of the book.
April 11 (Thurs) — Jefferson Educational Leadership Council meeting
6 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
Parents, students and residents interested in learning the latest on renovations and additions slated for the campus are invited to attend. Presenters will include members of the construction team and School Board President Ed Garza, whose District 7 represents the Jefferson High School community.
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