Coming Attractions May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
May 18 (Sat) — Go Green Club craft, art and rummage sale
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
Proceeds will benefit the Highlands Go Green Club, an environmental advocacy group that promotes recycling and environmental education.
May 18 (Sat) — Middle School UIL awards ceremony
12:30 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive
This ceremony will follow a morning of academic University Interscholastic League competitions for middle school-level students representing schools Districtwide.
May 20 (Mon) — Parent room grand opening
9 a.m. at Rhodes Middle School, 3000 Tampico St.
Parents will be better equipped to take more active roles in their child’s education through resources provided at this room specially designed for them. This parent room joins 11 already operating in District schools offering support, guidance, training and other resources. They are provided in partnership with the Family Service Association and SAISD’s and Harlandale ISD’s GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.
May 20 (Mon) — Career Day
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harris Middle School, 325 Pruitt Ave.
Presenters will be representatives from a variety of companies including from the Magik Theatre and Small Business Owners Association, along with careers in the military, engineering, realty, dentistry, higher education, firefighting and media.
May 20 (Mon) — Mass casualty exercise
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive
More than 100 of the school’s students, staff and San Antonio emergency responders are collaborating on this effort designed to provide teens with a simulated real-world opportunity to practice the skills they may someday be performing in their professions. The main purpose is to evaluate how well students in Edison’s Public Safety Magnet Program (fire and police cadets) and Health Professions Magnet (nursing, pharmacy, dental and forensics) use their first responder and medical skills during a mass casualty exercise. Contributing to the realism will be the Theater Arts Department, which will prepare the set with simulated smoke and fire and apply makeup to the “victims” to represent injuries sustained. The exercise will be in partnership with the city’s departments of fire and police, EMS, AirLife and Office of Emergency Management, and is designed to provide a unique learning experience in a safe and controlled environment.
May 20 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
May 21 (Tues) — Excellence in Education news conference
10 a.m. at Briscoe Elementary School, 2015 S. Flores St.
The winners of grants for educational projects submitted by 39 District employees will be announced. This year’s total of $109,000 in grants is one of the largest amounts ever given since the foundation was formed in 2007 to fund innovative instructional activities to benefit SAISD students. Following the news conference, the winning educators will be notified through surprise visits to their classrooms that day and throughout the week.
May 22 (Wed) — 2013 Art Showcase
5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Edison High School girl’s gym, 701 Santa Monica Drive
Art enthusiasts can view creations representing a variety of mediums – ranging from traditional water color paintings to multidimensional displays -crafted by students from all grade levels. Each spring this event is held to promote the value of an art education in developing higher-order thinking, cultural awareness, and creativity. Providing musical entertainment will be the SAISD Rising Starz Show Choir and the Edison Mariachi de Oro.
May 22 (Wed) — SAISD Night of Champions
6:30 p.m. at Lanier High School Alumni Center, 1514 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
In the spotlight will be members of SAISD’s class of 2013 who will be honored for a variety of academic accomplishments.
May 25 (Sat) — SAISD Elementary and Secondary Teacher Job Fair
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Marriott Plaza Hotel Hidalgo Ballroom, 555 S. Alamo St.
Initial screening interviews will be held for fully certified educators and teacher candidates enrolled in alternative certification programs. Those seeking jobs for pre-kinder to grade 8 will be interviewed from 8 to 11:30 a.m. while interviews for secondary grades will be 1 to 4:30 p.m. Interviews also will be conducted for counselors, librarians, nurses, and coaches. Applicants may park free nearby at SAISD’s Central Office lot, 141 Lavaca St., or at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive, where a shuttle will provide transportation to the job fair. The application process begins online at www.saisd.net.
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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.