Coming Attractions - February 28, 2014


Coming Attractions
February 28, 2014

March 1 (Sat) — Second-Annual Middle School Bullying Symposium
8 a.m. to noon at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
Students and educators from throughout Bexar County are invited to learn how they can work together to prevent bullying. Break-out sessions will include cyberbullying, self esteem and laws on bullying. Symposium co-sponsors are City Year, the Eastside Promise Neighborhood Organization and the YMCA. Sponsor is the Alamo Area Alliance of Black School Educators, whose president and local conference chair, Mae Olison, also is principal of SAISD’s Wheatley Middle School.

March 2 (Sun) — Contemporary Art + Women’s History Month Family Day
Noon to 4 p.m. at the San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.    
Admission will be free for SAISD students and their families. Among the attractions will be art making, food, music and dance. Featured musical entertainers will be San Antonio’s own the Whirly Birds. Family Day is an ongoing event in partnership with SAISD and SAMA.

March 3 (Mon) — Read Across America celebration
8:45 a.m. at  De Zavala Elementary School, 2311 San Luis St.
Teachers and support staff will encourage students to read for fun by performing skits to honor Dr. Seuss characters. This Westside school is among others throughout SAISD and the nation marking what would have been beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Seuss Geisel’s, 108th birthday on March 2.

March 3 (Mon) — San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame partnership announcement
10 a.m. at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2123 W. Huisache Ave.
SAWHOF representatives will announced that they have selected San Antonio’s only all-girls public school for their first partnership. The main goals are to introduce the school’s students and staff to the high-achieving SAWHOF members, who also will mentor the young women, and to raise scholarships, all of which are going to YWLA.

March 4-7 — Head Start Program application process
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
Parents of children who will be 3 or 4 on or before Sept. 1 and also meet other criteria  including need may apply. For more information call 554-2410 or visit

March 7 (Fri) — Pre-spring break food drive
11 a.m. at Lowell Middle School, 919 W. Thompson Place
Non-perishable edibles will be gathered to benefit families needing help to provide additional meals to their children who will be home while SAISD is on spring break the following week. Food drive sponsor is the Student Council. Participating students will be treated to a pizza party courtesy of Ice Cream & Chocolate by the River owner John Kangethe.

March 7 (Fri) — Community health fair
3 to 5:30 p.m. at Beacon Hill Elementary School, 1411 W. Ashby Place
Representatives from nearly 30 organizations will be available to answer questions and provide information on a wide variety of health, fitness and safety issues. Students, their family and community members are invited to attend.

Ongoing Mondays thru Thursdays – March 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:

● March 3 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.

● March 3 (Mon) – at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd.

● March 4 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive

● March 4 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

● March 5 (Wed) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.

● March 5 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.

● March 6 (Thurs) – at W.W. White Elementary School (for the Sam Houston High School community), 545 S. W.W. White Road

● March 6  (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.




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