Coming Attractions - September 30, 2016
Sept. 30, 2016
Oct. 3 (Mon) — Bond and Tax Ratification elections community meeting
7 p.m. at Highland Hills Elementary, 734 Glamis Ave.
This is one of eight meetings to provide the public information and opportunities to ask questions about SAISD’s Nov. 8 Bond and Tax Ratification proposals. Presenters are Superintendent Pedro Martinez and the School Board member who represents the host site’s Trustee district. Up for voter consideration are a $450 million bond to fund extensive renovations at 13 schools and a TRE, which would assist the District in creating 21st-century classrooms Districtwide and expanded learning opportunities outside the normal school day.
Oct. 4 (Tues) — A celebration of civic responsibility
5:30 p.m. at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, just off Broadway
In anticipation of the upcoming Nov. 8 election, 4th-graders will present the results of their project “How can we increase voter turnout in our local community?” In response to this question, participants will have the opportunity to register to vote at this event taking place during the Mahncke Park school’s PTA meeting. As part of their project, students have conducted interviews on voting practices. Questions included: Are you registered to vote? Why do you vote? Why do you not vote? Additionally, students researched and analyzed voter turnout and how the voting process works. Local politicians in uncontested races also have been invited to speak and set up booths.
Oct. 4 (Tues) — Marching Band Showcase
6:30 p.m. at Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Drive
This annual fall favorite for half-time show enthusiasts features marching musicians from high schools and middle schools Districtwide. Admission is free, and the festival is open to the public.
Oct. 8 (Sat) — SAISD EPIC Saturday
8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
Featured speaker will be Dr. Karen Mapp, who will present on ways to develop a comprehensive understanding of the link between family and community engagement, student achievement and school improvement. This will be the second of five EPIC Saturdays to run through February. Each will provide SAISD teachers conference-style events featuring keynote addresses by some of the nation’s best education minds and breakout sessions that deliver tailored learning.
Oct. 3-6 — Free family fitness classes
5:30 p.m. at the SAISD schools listed below.
The popular Zumba dance fitness program classes are free and offered in partnership with Health Collaborative, a local network of citizens, community organizations and businesses. Upcoming sessions will be:
● Oct. 3 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Oct. 4 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Oct. 5 (Wed) – at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
● Oct . 6 (Thurs) – at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
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