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Coming Attractions - October 21, 2016

Coming Attractions
Oct. 21, 2016

Oct. 24 (Mon) — Presentation by a former NBA great
2 p.m.  at M.L. King Academy, 3501 M.L. King Drive
Retired Detroit Pistons point guard Isiah Thomas will speak to students about how education, hard work and setting goals can lead to great achievements. The NBA all-star and Hall of Fame honoree also will encourage students to be active contributors to their communities.

Oct. 24 (Mon) — Dual-language academy announcement
6 p.m.  at Twain Middle School, 2411 San Pedro Ave.
SAISD leaders and special guests will provide details on plans to transform Twain Middle School into a full dual-language academy in 2017-18. The school, being developed through local and national experts, will open to pre-kinder through 2nd-graders and expand over the following years to grade 8. 

Oct. 25 (Tues) — Gamma Sigma Girls and Gamma Sigma Pearls investiture ceremony
10 a.m. at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
In a candlelight pinning ceremony reminiscent of a sorority, young women from SAISD high schools and middle schools Districtwide will join these new breeds of Girl Scouts.  In 2010, the District was chosen as the national pilot for Gamma Sigma Girls as part of Girl Scouts’ efforts to make membership more relevant to today’s generation of high school students. Middle school students will be included through Gamma Sigma Pearls.

Oct. 26 (Wed) — Storybook Parade
8:30-9:00 a.m. at Beacon Hill Elementary School, 1411 W. Ashby Place
Students from all grades, Pk-6th, will dress up as their favorite storybook character and parade through the school hallways for this annual event.

Oct. 26 (Wed) — Student Athletic Leadership council kickoff
9 to 10 a.m. at Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez will talk with and answer questions from the 34 students elected to the newly-formed Student Athletic Leadership Council. The boys and girls, who applied and were selected by a committee, represent the 7 traditional high schools, along with Fox Tech High School and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy. The students will learn leadership skills and serve as ambassadors for their campus and within the community.

Oct. 26 (Wed) — College Night
6 to 8 p.m. at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
College and university representatives from schools nationwide will present information on entrance requirements, housing, financial aid, and scholarships. High school seniors also will have the opportunity to receive immunizations required for college and complete financial aid applications online. Preceding the event, students in the top 10 percent of their class will be invited to an exclusive meet and greet with more 60 college representatives between 5 and 5:45 p.m.  

Oct. 24-27 — 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. 24 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Oct. 25 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Oct. 26 (Wed) – at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
● Oct . 27 (Thurs) – at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.

 

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