Coming Attractions June 21, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 22 (Sat) — ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. performances
Noon and 2:30 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive
SAISD’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp will conclude with matinee showings of this Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series turned musical. Throughout the two-week camp nearly 50 secondary students in grades 6-12 from 11 District schools have been introduced to the foundation skills of theater, including character development, costume design, set design and stage lighting. Visual arts students also honed their skills through producing posters, merchandise and other items in preparation of show time.
June 28 (Fri) — Third Annual SAISD Science Academy for teachers
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Service Center Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave.
District teachers of grades kinder through 5 may select from more than 30 sessions designed to show them hands-on science lessons to share with their students. Vendors also will be available to display some of the latest educational science products.
June 28 (Fri) — School Book Mobile
9 to 11 a.m. Specific times and locations listed below
Herff Elementary students need not leave their Alamodome-area neighborhood to embark on exciting adventures this summer. They can find them in the pages of books being handed out via a book mobile running twice monthly through July. This opportunity for students to continue learning throughout the break by reading for fun was arranged by principal Dr. Traci Smith. Books representing all grade levels are in English and Spanish and each child may select two to keep. Upcoming stops will be:
● 9 a.m. – Iowa and Dreiss streets
● 9:30 a.m. – Piedmont Avenue and Indiana Street
● 10 a.m. – Palmetto Street and Aransas Avenue
● 10:30 a.m. –Palmetto Street and Denver Boulevard
● 11 a.m. – St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Delaware and Mesquite streets
● 11:30 a.m. – Herff Elementary School, 996 S. Hackberry St.
Summer programs for students *
These are just a sample, and may be subject to change. Parents are asked to contact their child’s school for more information.
June 24-27 — Jump Start Your Summer AND GEAR UP for High School
Times and locations listed below.
Incoming freshmen are participating in a variety of projects this summer as part of GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, designed to help the class of 2017 prepare for success in higher education and beyond. Upcoming activities include:
● June 24-26, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Trip to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Road. Lessons in rainwater and gray water harvesting will be presented at this 1,200-acre bird haven.
● June 24, 26 and 27, approximately 10:30 a.m. Geekbus tour. A vehicle that’s been compared to a souped up high-tech bookmobile for today’s tech savvy students will provide students opportunities to preview careers they may someday consider in technology and entrepreneurship. Geekbus visit sponsor is Rackspace, a locally-based IT-hosting company. Dates and locations are:
- June 24 (Mon) at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
- June 26 (Wed) at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
- June 27 (Thurs) at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
● June 24-27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Visit to Café College, 131 El Paso St. Students will receive tools to become higher education experts and leaders at their campus. They are charged with spreading the word about the importance of pursuing higher education and career goals, along with the college knowledge to complete their journey.
● June 26, 9 to 10 a.m. at the San Antonio Food Bank, 5200 W. Old US Highway 90. Edison High School students will be the latest GEAR UP participants to bring donations they collected and tour the facility. This activity completes their first of many service hours projects for college and is part of a freshman year plan they are developing for service projects that can be adopted by the class of 2017.
Ongoing thru June 28 — Greater San Antonio All Stars summer enrichment
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following elementaries: Huppertz, 247 Bangor St.; and Woodlawn Hills, 110 W. Quill Drive
Supervised academic and enrichment opportunities are offered in partnership with the Greater San Antonio All Stars.
Ongoing thru Aug. 9 — Summer recreation
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at 13 SAISD schools
Supervised recreational opportunities will be offered in partnership with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Youth Program.
Ongoing thru Aug 9 — SA Youth Programs
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at centers throughout San Antonio
Students from nine SAISD elementaries and three middle schools are eligible for free learning opportunities and activities including technology, physical education, music, culture, arts and other fun activities through SA Youth.
Ongoing thru Aug 9 — SA Youth Programs
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd., and Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
Supervised recreational opportunities for teens enrolled at these two high schools will be offered in partnership with SAYouth.
Ongoing thru Aug. 9 — Seamless Summer Nutrition Program
7 to 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (times vary by school) at 40 SAISD campuses (those hosting summer school programs).
Free breakfast and lunch are served to anyone 18 years old and younger. The federally funded nutrition program is available to districts like SAISD in which large numbers of students receive free meals during the school year. Locations and dates can be found at: www.saisd.net/ADMIN/food
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