Coming Attractions April 12, 2013
April 12, 2013
April 15 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
April 16 (Tues) — National Scholastic All-Star award ceremony
9:30 a.m. at Beacon Hill Elementary School, 1411 W. Ashby Place
Representatives from Scholastic will recognize 4th-grader Daniel Guerrero as one of 12 students nationwide selected an All-Star for his hard work and progress in reading. In honor of the occasion, he will read his award-winning essay earning him a $1,200 cash prize. Clifford the Big Red Dog also will be there to distribute bags of brand-new Scholastic books to 3rd- and 4th-grade teachers to send home with their students, helping to promote SAISD’s goal of increased student literacy. Daniel is the first San Antonio student ever selected for this award.
April 16 (Tues) — NBA Cares
11 a.m. at Rogers Elementary School, 620 Mcllvaine St.
Through this National Basketball Association service project, students will be treated to a visit from San Antonio Silver Stars players and some NBA legends, goodies and fun learning and courtside fitness activities. Kinder through 2nd-graders will get free books to take home, while 5th-graders will be provided an overview of EverFi, a program designed to help cultivate good financial habits at an early age. Also, the school will receive a mobile computing kit that contains 30 tablet computers and a laptop.
April 16 (Tues) — ‘1st Annual Pitch for the Cure’
6:15 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive
The life of the late Edison Lady Golden Bears softball coach, Mary Ann Villarreal, will be honored at a competition designed to bring awareness and funding to fight breast cancer. Preceding the event will be a surprise first pitcher, a survivor's recognition ceremony and a moment of silence for Villarreal and others who have lost their battle. Featured matches will be:
● Brackenridge vs. Lanier
● Burbank vs. Jefferson
● Edison vs. Brennan
● Sam Houston vs. La Vernia
April 20 (Sat) — Student Aid Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
Teens aspiring to higher education and their parents or guardians will receive free help in completing their federal and state financial aid applications. Student Aid Saturdays is a collaborative effort between the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, FirstMark Credit Union, SA2020, San Antonio Education Partnership, Gen TX-San Antonio and local colleges and universities. The citywide goal is to increase by 5 percent the number of parents and students completing applications for federal and state aid this academic year.
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- Student Centered
- High Expectations
- Every student can learn and achieve at high levels.
- We are responsible for the education and safety of every student.
- We are responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the school system.
- Everyone should be treated with respect.
- People support what they help create.