Coming Attractions - June 13, 2014

Coming Attractions
June 13, 2014



June 14 (Sat) — Cooper Academy graduation ceremony
4:30 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

June 14 (Sat) — Navarro High School graduation ceremony
7 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave. ` 

June 16 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room, 141 Lavaca St. 

June 18 (Wed) — Citywide 2014 Fit Family Challenge
5:30 p.m. at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive                  
Whittier is one of the city’s eight host sites for this fifth-annual event to run through Aug. 8 featuring fun fitness activities aimed at motivating families to break away from a sedentary lifestyle. The 2014 Fit Family Challenge is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and organized by San Antonio Sports. 

June 20 (Fri) — Fourth Annual SAISD Science Academy for teachers
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Education Service Center Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave.
District teachers of grades kinder through 5 may select from more than 30 sessions designed to show them hands-on science lessons to share with their students. Vendors also will be available to display some of the latest educational science products.

June 20 (Fri) — Summer Learning Festival
5 to 8 p.m. at Pershing Park, 500 Sandmeyer St.
Students at SAISD’s Eastside Promise Neighborhood schools and their families are invited to enjoy a variety of games and fun activities including a petting zoo, inflatable slides and a train for children. A half dozen of the District’s East Side-area campuses are part of EPN, which is funded through a federal education grant focusing on the connection between school and neighborhood revitalization.


Summer programs for students *
These are just a sample, and may be subject to change. Parents are asked to contact their child’s school for more information.


June 16-20 — Fifth-Annual Alamo City Band Camp
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
More than 250 middle school-level band students will improve their performing skills through both individualized and group training led by SAISD band directors and other professional musicians. 

June 16-20 — Freshman Summer Law and Blood camps
9 a.m. (ending times vary, see below) at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
Aspiring attorneys will have the opportunity to participate in political and government simulations, leadership and teamwork development, hear legal and criminal justice guest speakers and conduct a mock trial. This camp ends at 1 p.m.. Those preparing for medical careers will learn about the components of blood and the cardio vascular system, build a human heart model and participate in a simulated heart surgery. This camp ends at 3 p.m. Law and Health Professions are the two magnet programs offered at this downtown school of choice. 

June 16 thru Aug. 8 — Summer recreation 
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at 13 SAISD schools
Supervised recreational opportunities will be offered in partnership with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Youth Program. 

Ongoing — GEAR UP summer academies
Times, end dates and locations vary by campus. See below.
Members of the class of 2017 are getting a jump start on college and careers through the following academies. Teens may participate in the academies of their choice, regardless of which SAISD high school they attend. More than 30 are being offered over the course of the summer. The activities are part of the incoming sophomores’ participation in Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, designed to help them prepare for success in higher education and beyond. 

● Body Bonanza: Exploring the “Icks, Oohs and Awwws,” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. thru June 20 at  Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave. 

● Infinite Possibilities!, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru July 25 at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St. 

● STEM, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  thru June 26 (Mondays thru Thursdays) at the St. Philip’s Southwest College campus, 800 Quintana Road 

Ongoing thru June 20 — SAISD Summer Musical Theatre and Visual Art Camp
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
About 50 aspiring thespians in grades 6-12 are being introduced to the foundation skills of theater including character development, costume design, set design and stage lighting, while visual arts students are honing their skills through producing posters, merchandise and other items in preparation of show time. The camp will conclude with a performance of “Annie Jr.” on June 21. 

Ongoing thru June 28 — Summer enrichment
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Washington Elementary School, 1823 Nolan St.
Supervised academic and enrichment opportunities are being offered in partnership with the Greater San Antonio All Stars. 

Ongoing thru July 31 — SA Youth Programs
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César Chávez Blvd. and Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
Supervised recreational opportunities for teens enrolled at these two high schools are offered in partnership with San Antonio Youth. 

Ongoing thru Aug. 8 — Power Scholars Academy
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
Students spend their mornings on academics with after-lunch time dedicated to enrichment including physical fitness, robotics, art and theater. Highlighting Fridays are field trips, guest speakers and service-learning projects. Wheatley is one of eight schools nationwide hosting Power Scholars Academy in partnership with the YMCA of the USA and BELL, Building Educators for Life. 

Ongoing thru Aug. 15 — Seamless Summer Nutrition Program
7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 44 SAISD schools. Serving dates vary by campus. 
Free breakfast and lunch are served to anyone 18 years old and younger. The federally funded nutrition program is available to districts like SAISD in which large numbers of students receive free meals during the school year. 

Ongoing thru Aug 15 — SA Youth Programs
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at centers throughout San Antonio
Students from Maverick and Pershing elementaries are eligible for supervised free learning opportunities and activities including technology, physical education, music, culture, arts and other fun activities through SA Youth.

* NOTE TO MEDIA – Please contact the SAISD Communications Department to coordinate coverage.




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