Coming Attractions July 19, 2013
July 19, 2013
July 20 (Sat) — GEAR UP Roller Coaster Builder (second of three in July)
9 a.m. 4 p.m. (2:30 to 3 p.m. best photo op) at Café College, 131 El Paso St.
The STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math will come to life for about 40 students Districtwide through the building of a miniature roller coaster. They will learn the physics behind the steep inclines and death-defying loops while understanding the mechanics of how roller coasters work. This program is 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. Partners are the University of Texas at San Antonio and the UTSA Interactive Technology Experience Center.
July 22 thru Aug. 9 — EPN Kinder Camp for SAISD students
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the addresses listed below
Incoming kindergarteners who will attend select District elementaries will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, explore their campus and prepare for the upcoming school year. The camp is offered in affiliation with the Eastside Promise Neighborhood federal grant program. The participating schools are:
● Bowden Elementary School, 515 Willow St.
● Pershing Elementary School, 600 Sandmeyer St.
● Washington Elementary School, 1823 Nolan St.
July 26 (Fri) — School Book Mobile
9 to 11:30 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 that has run twice monthly through July. 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.
July 26 (Fri) — Last look at original Highlands and look ahead to the new
6 to 9 p.m. starting at the Highlands High School auditorium, 3118 Elgin Ave.
Alumni and community members are invited to bid a fond farewell to the old Highlands High School and get a preview of the new, state-of-the-art campus yet to come. A walk through will precede the school’s $65 million transformation, the largest SAISD 2010 Bond project of any District campus.
To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared to be a contributing member of the community.
Our primary purpose of improving lives through a quality education is driven by an unrelenting determination to graduate all of our students and prepare them for success in higher education. Our ideology is reflected in our fundamental beliefs, commitments and core values that guide us in our daily practices.
- 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.