Coming Attractions May 3, 2013
May 3, 2013
May 5 (Sun) — SAISD students to launch rocket
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hillview Ranch, 4259 Rural Route 1323 Country Road, Willow City
Again this year Science Research and Design students from SAISD’s Lanier High School will participate in the SystemsGo aeroscience project. The team will be among students representing about 40 high schools statewide at the blastoff site
near Fredericksburg. Rockets will be launched every 20 minutes with the order determined that day.
May 7 (Tues) — System 44 Outstanding Educator award presentation
9 a.m. at Smith Elementary School, 823 S. Gevers St.
Representatives from Scholastic will recognize Smith special education teacher Gloria Garcia for her success in implementing the System 44 reading program. She is the first San Antonio teacher ever to win this award. In a related note, last month a Beacon Hill Elementary School 4th-grader was honored in a ceremony at his school as San Antonio’s first student ever selected an All-Star for hard work and progress in reading through System 44.
May 7 (Tues) — Visit from USDA official
10 to 10:45 a.m. at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
As part of the National Farm to School program, Dr. Janey Thornton, U.S. Department of Agriculture food and nutrition services under secretary, has requested a tour of Burbank, which hosts the Agricultural Science Magnet. Through this program, students have hands-on opportunities to explore careers in agriculture, food and natural resources at their school that opened in 1937 on the site of a working farm. National Farm to School is a program connecting schools and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities and supporting local and regional farmers.
May 7 (Tues) — READesign library ribbon-cutting ceremony
12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at Rodriguez Elementary School, 3626 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This event will celebrate school library renovations being made possible through grants from Capital One Bank. The Heart of America’s Foundation’s READesign team will provide 800 age-appropriate reading materials including 75 financial literacy-themed books while about 25 Capital One Bank volunteers will work to complete the library through decorating, assembling furniture and sorting and shelving books. Capital One Bank also is donating five books for each students’ home library.
May 10 (Fri) — Decorate a Cake for Mom Day
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Herff Elementary School, 996 S. Hackberry St.
Assisted by a professional baker, students from all grade levels will personally adorn a cake in honor of upcoming Mother’s Day.
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