Coming Attractions Jan. 10, 2014
Jan. 10, 2014
Jan. 11 (Sat) — SAISD’s 2014 EPN STEM Project training kickoff
8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Education Service Center Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave.
Approximately 125 educators, including all teachers and administrators from the District’s three Eastside Promise Neighborhood elementaries - Bowden, Pershing and Washington - will be trained in engineering design and project-based learning to launch an Engineering Friday STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) project that integrates all subjects. The schools are among a half dozen SAISD campuses that are beneficiaries of the Eastside Promise Neighborhood Project federal education grant focusing on the connection between school and neighborhood revitalization. Keynote speaker Lorenzo Gomez III, executive director of the 80/20 Foundation, is set to address participants at 8:55 a.m. Also scheduled to speak will be Mary Ellen Burns, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County senior vice president of grant administration, whose organization is an EPN partner. Other special guests will include EPN representatives.
Jan. 11 (Sat) — Brackenbot qualifying robotics tournament
8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
This SAISD high school is among several area host sites for a robotics competition part of Alamo-FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics. Winners from the qualifying rounds will compete at the March 7 finals. Sponsor Alamo-FIRST Region is dedicated to inspiring young people's interest in science and technology.
Jan. 13-16 — Free family fitness classes
5:20 p.m. at the SAISD schools listed below.
The popular Zumba dance fitness program is offered free to the community weekly at eight District campuses. Classes are in partnership with Health Collaborative, a local network of citizens, community organizations and businesses. Zumba will run through June 6. Upcoming sessions will be:
● Jan. 13 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Jan. 13 (Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.
● Jan. 14 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
● Jan. 14 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Jan. 15 (Wed) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
● Jan. 15 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.
● Jan. 16 (Thurs) – at W.W. White Elementary School (for the Sam Houston High School community), 545 S. W.W. White Road.
● Jan. 16 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
Jan. 13 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:45 p.m. at Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
Jan. 14 (Tues) — SAISD History Fair
3 p.m. (exhibits open) and 4 p.m. (awards ceremony) at Trinity University’s Fiesta Room, 1 Trinity Place
Middle and high school students Districtwide will present projects in a variety of categories including papers, exhibits and websites. Top winners will advance to the regional competition.
Jan. 15 (Wed) — Alamo Convocation Center ribbon-cutting ceremony
6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
The public is invited to see major renovations bringing this historic 64-year-old facility into the 21st-century. VIPs include members of the Lanier High School Voks 1943 state basketball champs and representatives from 1970s and 1990s SAISD basketball championship teams from Fox Tech and Sam Houston high schools. Among those cheering their accomplishments from the refurbished bleachers will be current District high school basketball and volleyball team members. Adding to the festivities will be SAISD cheerleaders and mascots. In addition to the bleachers, other center amenities include new: locker rooms; bathrooms and showers that also provide accessibility in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act; state-of-the-art lighting; press box and sound system; heating and air conditioning systems and concession area. The renovations were funded through SAISD Bond 2010.
Jan. 16 (Thurs) — SAISD Foundation School Breakfast Showcase
8:15 a.m. at Hawthorne Academy, 115 W. Josephine St.
Business and community leaders are invited to learn about the educational opportunities afforded at this internal charter for grades pre-kinder to 8 specializing in the National Core Knowledge curriculum and the visual arts. As an internal charter, Hawthorne is open to students from throughout Bexar County and is located in a vibrant neighborhood near the Pearl. This breakfast showcase is part of a series being held in partnership with the SAISD Foundation to highlight the District’s college preparatory programs and specialized schools.
Jan. 18 (Sat) — Martin Luther King Jr. 18th-Annual Memorial Chess Tournament
10:30 a.m. (round one) at Mission Academy, 9210 S. Presa St.
Game board enthusiasts of all grades and levels of chess proficiency – beginners to advanced – from throughout South Texas counties are invited to compete. This – SAISD’s oldest chess tournament honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King – is an official MLK week event.