Coming Attractions Jan. 31, 2014
Jan. 31, 2014
Feb. 3-6 — 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:
● Feb. 3 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Feb. 3 (Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.
● Feb. 4 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
● Feb. 4 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Feb. 5 (Wed) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
● Feb. 5 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.
● Feb. 6 (Thurs) – at W.W. White Elementary School (for the Sam Houston High School community), 545 S. W.W. White Road
● Feb. 6 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
Feb. 5 (Wed) — National Signing Day ceremony
10:45 a.m. at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
The Eagles star quarterback Ramon Richards will commit to sign with Oklahoma State University. As a three-year starter for the Brackenridge football team, the signal caller led his team to 23 victories and to the state playoffs for three consecutive seasons. His honors include being named to an All-District 28-4A first team and twice as an ESPN Player of the Week.
Feb. 6 (Thurs) — Istation award presentations
8:30 a.m. at Beacon Hill Elementary School, 1411 W. Ashby Place
1:30 p.m. at Brewer Elementary School, 906 Merida St.
Representatives from the Istation comprehensive computer–based reading program will recognize these two SAISD schools for being among five statewide honored for highest usage. Through Istation, students receive reading instruction through individualized, instructional level activities, which helps them to improve their reading levels.
Feb. 6 (Thurs) — Model AVID program to host visiting educators
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
Leaders from nearly 50 school districts nationwide interested in implementing Advancement Via Individual Determination will tour this SAISD campus to learn more about the college-readiness program. They are the latest educators to visit a District AVID demonstration site. In addition to Whittier, SAISD’s Longfellow Middle School and Jefferson High School are among a select few campuses nationwide that have earned this designation recognizing the most successful schools in implementing AVID.
Feb. 6 (Thurs) — H-E-B Read 3 education fair
1 to 3 p.m. at at Herff Elementary School, 996 S. Hackberry St.
Parents of not enrolled 3- and 4-year-olds are invited to attend with their children and also sign up for the grocer’s Read 3 child literacy program that advocates helping shape childrens’ minds by reading to them at least three times a week. While the tots will be provided an opportunity to experience a classroom setting and learn pre-literacy skills, their parents will find out about the benefits of reading to their children and offering them healthy food choices.
Feb. 7 (Fri) — Foreign Fulbright Scholars visit
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Herff Elementary School, 996 S. Hackberry St.
Three Korean teachers will come dressed in costumes from their native land and speak to students about their culture and also provide a brief presentation to parents at 9 a.m. during Herff’s monthly coffee with the principal. They also will observe classrooms to learn about teaching methods at Herff. The visitors are part of the Fulbright Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.