All SAISD elementary students swinging their way to a lifetime of benefits thanks to The First Tee golf program
What: All SAISD elementary students swinging their way to a lifetime of benefits thanks to The First Tee golf program
When: Oct. 10 (Thursday), 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Where: Mission Academy, 9210 S. Presa St.
A sport typically limited to high school, golf now is being taught to all SAISD elementary-age students. But not only are students in The First Tee program learning how to drive, chip and putt, they also are being equipped with valuable lessons to last a lifetime.
On Thursday, students at Mission Academy will grab a club and work on honing their skills in the school gym, with a golf simulator to aid them.
Thanks to support from The First Tee of San Antonio, the District was able to expand the national junior golf program to 18 additional campuses this year, putting it in all 58 elementary schools and academies.
As described on its website, The First Tee seeks to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The program includes a seamless health and wellness component, as well as instruction in the program’s nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, judgment.
Students will practice their newly acquired skills at city golf courses.
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.