Coming Attractions Nov. 8, 2013
Nov. 8, 2013
Nov. 9 (Sat) — STEM Competition
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rhodes Middle School, 3000 Tampico St.
Incoming 6th-graders will compete in hands-on activities in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math, including potato rocket launching and building houses from newspaper. An awards ceremony will follow the competition.
Nov. 9 (Sat) — Make a Difference Day
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
Freshman at this South Side school will beautify their campus by painting hand rails, re-staining wood above foyer benches and adding greenery. They are among humanitarians across the country participating in a nationwide community service effort whose mission is to improve lives. The District’s other high schools hosted events in late October. Participants are members of the college-prep GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness Programs.
Nov. 9 (Sat) — Highway 90 Showdown
7 p.m. at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 1023 Upland Road
Friendly in-District rivals Burbank and Lanier high schools will meet in this gridiron match so named in recognition of both schools’ proximity to Highway 90.
Nov. 9 (Sat) — Tommy Bowl
8 p.m. at the University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway St.
This friendly in-District football rivalry between SAISD’s Edison and Jefferson high schools obtained its moniker in recognition that the first name of both schools is Thomas.
Nov. 11 (Mon) — Veterans Day ceremonies
SAISD students and staff will join others throughout the nation in honoring members of the armed forces. While ceremonies will vary by campus, many will pay their respects through flag raisings, flags displayed to represent each military branch, the playing of taps, honoring SAISD employees and community members who are veterans and special remembrances for prisoners of war and those missing in action. Among the observances for those who dedicated their lives for their country will be:
● 8:30 a.m. at Wilson Elementary School, 1421 Clower St.
● 10 a.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
● 11 a.m. at Hawthorne Academy, 115 W. Josephine St.
● 11:30 a.m. to noon at Maverick Elementary School, 107 Raleigh Place
Nov. 11 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:45 p.m. at Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
Nov. 12 (Tues) — SAISD Public Safety Magnet Family Night
5:30 to 7 p.m. at the San Antonio College Fire Academy, 15557 I-H 35 South
Fire cadet students enrolled in the Public Safety Magnet, hosted by Edison High School, will demonstrate for the audience, including their parents, some of the skills they are learning through the program preparing them for careers in fire science.
Nov. 12 (Tues) — Night in the Museum
6 to 7:30 p.m. at De Zavala Elementary School, 2311 San Luis St.
Students and teachers will make history come alive by dressing as historical figures and presenting that person’s biography.
Nov. 13 (Wed) — Families 4 Education
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
High school freshmen, parents and grandparents are invited to enjoy a lasagna dinner with all the trimmings, hear a keynote speaker and attend college and career awareness sessions including: How to Make College Affordable; Know How 2 Go; Take Virtual College Tours; STEM it UP for College & Careers; Explore Careers; College & Career; Bingo; HS Grad Plans; and Identify HOT Jobs. There also will be a supervised corner for children, a Zumba presentation, attendance drawings, giveaways and more. This event is part of the college-prep GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.
Nov. 14 (Thurs) — SAISD Foundation School Breakfast Showcase
8 a.m. at J.T. Brackenridge Elementary School, 1214 Guadalupe St.
Business and community leaders are invited to learn about the educational opportunities afforded at this school, which is ranked among Texas’ best. J.T, Brackenridge is one of a select few to earn three academic achievement distinctions, the highest number possible, on the state’s new accountability system. The breakfast showcase is part of a series being held in partnership with the SAISD Foundation to highlight the District’s college preparatory programs, specialized schools and most successful campuses.
Nov. 14 (Thurs) — Celebration for veterans spaghetti dinner
5 to 7:30 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
Guest speaker will be Jefferson alum and U.S. Air Force Major Roger Bermea. A suggested donation for the dinner – available for dine in or take out – is $5 per plate. Event sponsor is the Parent Booster Club. Proceeds will benefit the JROTC program.
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- Student Centered
- High Expectations
- Every student can learn and achieve at high levels.
- We are responsible for the education and safety of every student.
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- Everyone should be treated with respect.
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