Coming Attractions Jan. 17, 2014
Jan. 17, 2014
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.
Jan. 20 (Mon) — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All schools and most offices will be closed.
Jan. 21 (Tues) — Snow Slide Day
8:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Herff ElementarySchool, 996 S. Hackberry St.
Students with a least at a 96 percent attendance rate this school year will be treated to the fun of taking a ride down a snow slide.
Jan. 21 (Tues) — JROTC promotion ceremony highlighting African Americans and women in the military
1 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
Guest speaker will be Camille Cunningham, an awarded and decorated U.S. Army captain. A question and answer session will follow the JROTC promotion ceremony to feature the school’s JROTC female color guard, male saber line and battalion. Attendees will include Sam Houston female basketball players and the campus’s New Tech High School students. The ceremony also is being used as an opportunity to highlight the achievements of African Americans and women in the military.
Jan. 21 ( Tues) — Houston Astros After-School Challenge baseball clinic
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Bonham Academy, 925 S. St. Mary’s St.
Boys and girls who participate in Bonham’s After-School Challenge program will be treated to a clinic led by representatives of the Houston Astros baseball team.
Jan. 21 (Tues) — School Board recognition reception and meeting
5 to 6 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
The contributions of SAISD’s hard-working and dedicated Trustees will be honored during a reception celebrating Texas School Board Recognition Month. The regularly scheduled monthly meeting will follow.
Jan. 21-23 — 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. 21 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
● Jan. 21 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Jan. 22 (Wed) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
● Jan. 22 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.
● Jan. 23 (Thurs) – at W.W. White Elementary School (for the Sam Houston High School community), 545 S. W.W. White Road.
● Jan. 23 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
Jan. 23-25 — Production of ‘Grease’
7 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
Grease is the word this week at Jefferson where students will perform the popular musical featuring the Rydell High School class of 1959. Ticket price is $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
Jan. 25 (Sat) — SAISD Social Studies Department Annual Winter Conference
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Education Service Center Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave.
This year’s theme “It’s a Winter Wonderfold” will focus on hands-on manipulatives and 3-D organizers to show social studies teachers Districtwide how to make learning more fun and interactive for their students. Guest presenter will be Dinah Might Adventures founder Dinah Zike, whose products are used nationally and internationally by teachers, parents and educational publishing companies.
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