Coming Attractions - August 15, 2014

Coming Attractions
August 15, 2014


Aug. 16 (Sat) — Getting ready for back-to-school event
9 a.m. to noon at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
Services to be provided will include free eye exams, immunizations, dental screenings and haircuts. There also will be school supplies, backpack and uniform giveaways and for adults, job readiness information. The event is part of Wheatley’s designation as an EastPoint community-based campus, a partnership through which the host school and its communities provide an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and engagement. This alliance is designed to help improve student learning and build stronger families and healthier communities. In addition to Wheatley, sponsor for the Aug. 16 event is the Antioch Community Transformation Network Inc.

Aug. 16 (Sat) — Alamo Stadium Rededication Ceremony
7 p.m. at the Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Drive
The public is invited to see the major renovations bringing this landmark facility into the 21st-century. Featured speakers will be SAISD Superintendent Dr. Sylvester Perez, School Board President Ed Garza and interim Athletic Director Frank Arnold. Participants will include some 2,000 SAISD student athletes, band members and spirit groups. Improvements to the beloved 74-year-old sporting and special-events venue were completed while maintaining the facility’s historic integrity and rich past. The stadium and the adjacent Convocation Center, which reopened in January, received $35 million in much-needed renovations under SAISD Bond 2010.

Aug. 18 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room, 141 Lavaca St.

Aug. 18 (Mon) — Back-to-school block walk 
8:30 to approximately 10:30 a.m. starting at Ogden Elementary School, 2215 Leal St.
Principal Graciela De La Garza will be joined by more than 20 teachers and staff members in going door-to-door to remind parents that school starts on Aug. 25 and, if they haven’t already done so, register their children in time for the first day of classes..

Aug. 18-19 — YWLA martial arts summer camp
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2123 W. Huisache Ave.
Students at San Antonio’s only all-girls public school are getting a jumpstart on the new school year through learning opportunities including this camp teaching incoming juniors and seniors self-defense techniques and healthy-living guidelines.

Aug. 20 (Wed) — Districtwide employee convocation 
9 to 10:30 a.m.  at the AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway
“Believe. Connect. Succeed.”will be the theme when the more than 7,400-member SAISD family of employees gathers to welcome 2014-15. Keynote speaker for Convocation 2014 will be esteemed journalist and SAISD alum John Quiñones.

Aug. 20 (Wed) — SAISD summer graduation ceremony
7 p.m. at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
The colors of all SAISD high schools will be represented in this commencement ceremony for 12th-graders Districtwide who completed graduation requirements by attending summer school.

Aug. 22 (Fri) — Annual ice cream social and summer review
5 to 9:30 p.m. at Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Drive
This yearly Jefferson High School extravaganza featuring food, fun and entertainment provides students, staff and alumni an opportunity to celebrate the upcoming school year. From 5 to 7 p.m., refreshments, snacks and brisket and sausage plates with all the trimmings from Augie’s Barbed Wire Smoke House will be sold for $7 per plate and school organizations will sell spirit items and provide information about their groups. Free ice cream will be served courtesy of the Deco H-E-B.  At  5:30 and 7 p.m. fans can cheer on the Mustang junior varsity and varsity football squads as they take on Laredo United in gridiron skirmishes. Pass and Review, the traditional parade featuring student spirit groups and athletes, will start a 6:30 p.m.. The evening will conclude with presentations for participation in summer learning camps and a closing ceremony.



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