Coming Attractions - August 1, 2014
August 1, 2014
Aug. 4 — Rising Star New Teacher Luncheon
11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
This luncheon will kick off a four-day orientation for SAISD teachers new to the profession. During the course of the conference, these educators will learn the most effective means of instructing students and classroom management, as well as about available resources and support systems.
Aug. 4 and 6-7 — Summer JAMP Camp
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at locations listed below.
Select students from SAISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Fox Tech High School can get an in-depth look at careers in health care related fields. The Joint Admissions Medical Program is a collaborative effort between St. Mary’s University and the UT-Health Science Center at San Antonio. Among the scheduled activities will be:
● Aug. 4 (Mon) - at St. Mary’s University, 1 Camino Santa Maria
● Aug. 6 Wed) and Aug. 7 (Thurs) - at UTHSCSA, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
Aug. 4-8 — Summer Bridge program at St. Philip’s College Early College High School
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9:00 a.m.-noon on Friday in the Bowden Building at St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive (go to Room 119)
Members of this school’s inaugural freshman class will participate in team-building activities, such as building bridges using popsicle sticks; hear daily from guest speakers; learn college-study skills and get a jumpstart on their portfolios, in addition to tending to the basics, such as touring the campus, getting their college IDs and learning the college’s rules and regulations. Students at this new early college high school, which officially opens its doors Aug. 25, will be housed at the St. Philip’s College campus full time, taking both high school and college courses there.
Aug. 4-8 — YWLA summer camps
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at locations listed below.
Students at San Antonio’s only all-girls public school are getting a jumpstart on the new school year through learning opportunities including:
● CSI Camp at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2123 W. Huisache Ave. - Incoming freshmen will utilize science and mathematical concepts to complete crime investigations. The camp also will include a presentation from the San Antonio Police Department on what it takes to make it as a cadet.
● San Antonio Botanical Gardens Camp, 555 Funston Place - Incoming 8th-graders will study botany and Japanese culture through a series of hands-on investigations, field lessons and guest expert presentations.
● Space Camp, at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2123 W. Huisache Ave. - Incoming 7th-graders will apply the concepts of math and physics by making space rovers and rockets out of recycled materials. Aug. 4-15 — Architecture and Interior Design GEAR UP summer academy
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UTSA downtown campus, 501 César E. Chávez Blvd.
This academy taught by University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture faculty members will offer incoming SAISD high school sophomores with insight into professional designers’ creative practices. Hands-on activities will include designing, drawing and modeling. Architecture and Interior Design is among about 30 academies being held this summer providing members of the class of 2017 an opportunity to get a jump start on college and careers. The activities are part of their participation in Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, designed to help them prepare for success in higher education and beyond.
Aug. 5-8 — Registration for 2014-15 school year
8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., with extended hours on certain days (see below) at all SAISD schools
All new* and returning kinder through grade 12 students need to register at the school they will attend. Wednesday’s registration time will be extended until 7 p.m. for all and on Thursday for high school students only. The first day of classes for all SAISD students is Monday, Aug. 25. * First-time 9th-graders will enroll Aug. 11-14.
Aug. 6 (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. 15 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.
Ongoing thru Aug. 8 — EPN Kinder Prep Camp Academy
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the locations listed below.
Children who will enter kindergarten this fall at select SAISD elementaries have the opportunity to meet their teachers, explore their campus, prepare for the upcoming school year and enjoy field trips. The camp is offered in affiliation with the Eastside Promise Neighborhood federal grant program. The participating schools are:
● Bowden Elementary School, 515 Willow St.
● Pershing Elementary School, 600 Sandmeyer St.
● Washington Elementary School, 1823 Nolan St.
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.
Aug. 9 — GEAR UP Back-to-School Tailgate
9:00 a.m. to noon at Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
Incoming 10th-graders, who are part of the GEAR UP college readiness program, will be given free gear for the upcoming school year, including backpacks, binders and supplies. In addition to the freebies, students and parents can learn important information about the upcoming year.
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