Coming Attractions, Aug. 23, 2013
Aug. 23, 2013
Aug. 26 (Mon) — First day of school
Among the special activities to welcome students to the new school year will be:
● 6 to 8 a.m. at Franklin Elementary School, 1915 W. Olmos Drive. In a motif Rocky Balboa would appreciate, students will be greeted by motivating music and staff members dressed as sports champions who will lead them into the boxing ring outside the school’s front entrance. Instead of facing an opponent in the ring, students will see their reflections in a mirror while principal Eduardo Davila declares them a champion. To mark the occasion, each of the school’s 525 students will receive a trophy inscribed with the school’s theme this year, “Every Student is a Champion at Franklin Elementary.”
● 7:30 to 8:40 a.m. at Page Middle School, 401 Berkshire Ave. The Page Ponies will be inspired to fulfill this year’s theme of “Stampede to Success” by starting 2013-14 as champs of the rodeo. Staff members dressed in western wear will serve up juice, chuck wagon style, while Pride, the Page pony mascot, will entertain the crowd by busting some blue ribbon-worthy moves.
● 7:35 to 8:05 a.m. at Wilson Elementary School, 1421 Clower St. The Spurs Coyote will cheer students on to academic success as they enter the school. Parents will be rewarded for their supporting roles in this worthy cause by PTA members who will welcome them with treats as they drive up to drop off their children.
Aug. 27 (Tues) — Coffee at the Curb
8 a.m. at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
Members of Fort Sam Houston’s 32nd Medical Battalion will join principal Mae Olison and parent volunteers in expressing appreciation to moms and dads by providing them with curbside coffee as they bring their children to school.