Coming Attractions Feb.14, 2014
Feb. 14, 2014
Feb. 15 (Sat) — Mayor to join Voks at annual ‘go blond’ potluck
1 p.m. at La Trinidad United Methodist Church, 300 San Fernando St.
His honor Julián Castro is expected to be among those attending the annual Lanier High School basketball team’s hair dying/potluck lunch to support the Voks on to victory. The tradition of players and their most ardent fans going blond whenever the Voks make the state playoffs started 10 years ago as an outward manifestation of commitment. When Lanier takes on the Buda-Hays Rebels Feb. 18 at New Braunfels High School, it will be their 12th trip to state in 16 years. Tip-off time will be 7 p.m.
Feb. 15-16 — SAISD teachers and students featured performers in excerpts from ‘Porgy and Bess’
Times below at the St. Philip’s College Watson Fine Arts Center, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive
Choir directors from Davis and Tafolla middles schools, Gralin Vinning and Ana Hernandez, respectively, will appear in the title roles of this George and Ira Gershwin classic where they will sing some of the show’s signature songs. In addition to teaching, both are distinguished performers in venues throughout Texas and beyond. Several SAISD students also will perform as members of the San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble. The production will be part of the college’s Black History Month observances. Admission is free and audience members are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help needy community members. Performances will be:
● Feb. 15 (Sat) – 6:30 p.m.
● Feb. 16 (Sun) –- 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 17 (Mon) — School Board meeting – NEW DATE
5:30 p.m. at Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
Feb. 18 (Tues) — Civil rights in America celebration
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
In observance of Black History Month, this landmark East Side school will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities and women.
Feb. 19 (Wed) — SAISD Teachers of the Year celebration
5 to 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
The 91 campus educators selected by their peers as a Teacher of the Year will be honored. Three representing the elementary, middle and high school level also will be announced as SAISD’s Distinguished Teachers of the Year. From this pool, nominees for a variety of outside honors will be considered.
Ongoing Mondays thru Thursdays - Feb. 17-20 — 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. 17 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Feb. 17 (Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.
● Feb. 18 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
● Feb. 18 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Feb. 19 (Wed) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
● Feb. 19 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.
● Feb. 20 (Thurs) – at W.W. White Elementary School (for the Sam Houston High School community), 545 S. W.W. White Road
● Feb. 20 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared to be a contributing member of the community.
Our primary purpose of improving lives through a quality education is driven by an unrelenting determination to graduate all of our students and prepare them for success in higher education. Our ideology is reflected in our fundamental beliefs, commitments and core values that guide us in our daily practices.
- Student Centered
- High Expectations
- Every student can learn and achieve at high levels.
- We are responsible for the education and safety of every student.
- We are responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the school system.
- Everyone should be treated with respect.
- People support what they help create.