Coming Attractions, Oct. 25 2013
Oct. 25, 2013
Oct. 26 (Sat) — Annual SAISD Social Studies Fall Conference
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave.
Keynote speaker will be San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and Globey awards will be presented to SAISD’s social studies teachers of the year. The 13th-annual conference to include sessions, hands-on interactive lessons and exhibits is sponsored by the District’s Department of Social Studies.
Oct. 26 (Sat) — Make a Difference Day
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations listed below
SAISD 9th-graders will be among humanitarians across the country participating in the largest national day of community service. For more than 20 years, millions of volunteers have united in this common mission to improve the lives of others. The District’s Burbank High School will host its event next month. Participants are members of the college-prep GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness Programs. Scheduled Oct. 26 activities will be:
● 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Southside Lion’s Park, 4600 Pecan Valley Drive.
Highlands and Jefferson students will partner with the United Way on a community project in planting trees, adding mulch to existing trees, picking up litter, painting park benches, picnic tables and barbecue grills..
● 9 to 1 p.m. at Brackenridge, 400 Eagleland Drive.
The school’s entrance will be beautified by a stone pathway lined with plants.
● 9:30 a.m. to noon at Fox Tech, 637 N. Main Ave.
A touch of green is coming to the downtown campus with the addition of planters and plants.
● 9:30 a.m. to noon at Lanier, 1514 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
The faculty and staff restrooms will receive a makeover through new paint and decorative touches.
● 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Edison, 701 Santa Monica Drive.
Students will design, create and deliver place mats and thank you cards for the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner.
● 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sam Houston, 4635 E. Houston St.
The school garden will get a weeding and new plants. Students also will break ground for additional garden space.
Oct. 29 (Tues) — Dig for the Cure
6:15 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
The Hurricanes’ volleyball players will dedicate their game with La Vernia High School to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Breast cancer survivors also will be recognized. This completes SAISD’s participation in nationwide Dig for the Cure observances. The District’s other high schools held matches for this worthy cause earlier this month.
Oct. 30 (Wed) — The Day of the Banker presentation
11 a.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
TexStar Bank Chairman and CEO Byron Bexley will speak to seniors enrolled in the school’s International Business & Banking Magnet. His topic will be The Day of the Banker, and he also will extend an opportunity for summer internships.
Oct. 31 (Thurs) — Trick or treat for tots
10 a.m. at Rhodes Middle School, 3000 Tampico St.
Parents, faculty and staff will dispense treats to the approximately 400 3- and 4-year-olds who attend the nearby Carvajal Early Childhood Education Center. The event is being held to provide a safe trick or treat experience for the little ones, reward good behavior and foster and strengthen the relationship between the two schools.
Nov. 1 (Fri) — Gamma Sigma Girls and Gamma Sigma Pearls investiture ceremony
11 a.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive
In a candlelight pinning ceremony reminiscent of a sorority, 500 young women from 10 District high schools and five middle schools will join these new breeds of Girl Scouts. In 2010, the District was chosen as the national pilot for Gamma Sigma Girls as part of Girl Scouts’ efforts to make membership more relevant to today’s generation of high school students. This year for the first time ever, District middle school students will be included through a new program called Gamma Sigma Pearls. Keynote speaker will be Carri Baker Wells, SAISD Foundation executive director
Nov. 1 (Fri) — Storybook parade
8:15 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. at Maverick Elementary School, 107 Raleigh Place
Students and staff dressed as their favorite fairy or folk tale characters will parade through the school hallways.
Nov. 1 (Fri) — Production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
7 p.m. at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
Students will perform this campy horror rock musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman. Based on the 1960s cult horror film, “Little Shop of Horrors” features Seymour, a hapless florist's clerk who buys and nourishes a Venus fly trap-like plant, which he names for his beloved co-worker Audrey. The plant eventually grows big enough to devour everything in its path. Ticket price is $6.
Nov. 2 (Sat) — Lead the Way 5 K for YWLA
8 a.m. (start of race) at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
Proceeds will benefit the Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation, a non-profit for San Antonio’s only all-girls public school. Cost to sponsor a student is $25.
Nov. 2 (Sat) – Pat Clayworth Scholarship ‘fun’-raiser
8 p.m. at The Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby Place at San Pedro Avenue
The performance of “Les Misérables,” the musical version of Victor Hugo’s tale of redemption, will help raise funds for a scholarship in memory of a former Twain Middle School teacher. Pat Clayworth, who taught there for many years, passed away in 2001.The scholarship that bears her name provides $500 to a graduating senior who attended that school. Event sponsor is the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers & Support Personnel. For more information visit: www.sanantonioalliance.org.