Coming Attractions - May 20, 2016

Coming Attractions
May 20, 2016

May 21 (Sat) — SAISD Elementary Science Fair & Expo
8 to 11 a.m.  at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
The top three science fair projects from each school will be entered to compete in this Districtwide contest.  

May 21 (Sat) — Teacher Job Fair
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market St.
Applicants will have the opportunity to interview with principals for the following: career and technical education, coaches, counselors, fine arts, librarians. registered nurses and speech-language pathologists. Elementary-level interviews will be 8 a.m. to noon while candidates for the upper grades will be interviewed from1 to 5 p.m. Shuttle service will be available to the convention center for those parking at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland at South St. Mary’s Street. The application process begins online at

May 21 (Sat) — San Antonio Food Bank Farmer’s Market
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
The community is invited to shop for fresh fruits and veggies and enjoy samples of foods prepared as part of cooking demonstrations. This market, to take place every third Saturday of the month, is one of two to be held monthly at an SAISD East Side campus. The markets are offered in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank, SAISD and the Eastside Promise Neighborhood. The host campuses are among a half dozen EPN schools in an area supported through Promise Zone and other federal grants. 

May 23 (Mon) — Project-based learning in-district charter presentation
5:30 to 7 p.m. at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place
Parents, prospective parents and the community are invited to learn about an in-district charter proposal for the Mahncke Park-neighborhood school. This status would open enrollment to students from throughout Bexar County, and the proposed project-based learning model would allow Lamar to take further advantage of partnerships with its neighbors including The DoSeum, Brackenridge Park, Witte Museum, Inspire Community Fine Art Center, San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio Museum of Art and Trinity University.

May 23 (Mon) — Shining Scholars Reception
6:30 p.m. at the University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg Sky Room, 847 E. Hildebrand Ave
Outstanding members of SAISD’s senior class will be recognized for a variety of academic accomplishments.

May 24 (Tues) — SAISD students to be honored at ‘Celebrate America’ essay contest
10 a.m. at the Edgewood ISD School of Fine Arts theater, 402 Vance St.
For the third consecutive year, a Bonham Academy student placed in the public schools category while a Rodriguez Elementary student will be honored for the second straight year. Winning essays for the theme “Why I Am Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants” will be read as part of a U.S. naturalization ceremony. Contest sponsor is the immigration law firm of De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendáriz.

May 25 (Wed) — Welcome back for inaugural class of 2012
Noon to 1 p.m. at Travis Early College High School,
1915 N. Main Ave.
Partners and business leaders are among those invited to join the Travis principal and San Antonio College president in welcoming back members of the school’s first graduating class. The college-graduate alumni will share their success stories and how Travis, one of the city’s first early college high schools, contributed. The event also will celebrate Travis’ status as among U.S. News & World Report’s best high schools in the nation and work by current students, including robotics and a model of the United Nations, will be showcased.

May 25 (Wed) — Citywide 2016 Fit Family Challenge
5:15 p.m. at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
Whittier is one of the city’s eight host sites for this sixth-annual, 12-week program featuring fun fitness activities aimed at motivating families to break away from a sedentary lifestyle.

May 25 (Wed) — Pin and Stole Ceremony
7 p.m. at Burbank High School,
1002 Edwards St.
Members of the class of 2016 who are graduating from the school’s prestigious International Baccalaureate Magnet program will be honored.

May 26 (Thurs) — The Spirit of Sarah King: Festival of the Arts showcase
5 to 7 p.m. at Sarah
King Elementary, 1001 Ceralvo St.
This event, in collaboration with San Antonio’s Office of Historical Preservation and SA2020, will include student art, the work of local artist and Lanier High School graduate Albert Gonzales, interactive art activities, musical performances and story-telling. The celebration also will feature the school’s participation in “This Place Matters,” a National Trust for Historic Places project in observance of National Preservation Month, and the showcasing of Sarah King’s $18.2 million brand-new, modern campus funded through SAISD Bond 2010.

May 27 (Fri) — Rising Star New Teacher Ceremony
5 p.m. at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
Awards will be presented to outstanding first-year teachers representing the levels of pre-kinder, elementary, middle and high school. Honorees are chosen from nominees selected by their principals and receive trophies and vouchers for school supplies.


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