Coming Attractions - November 4, 2016
Nov. 4, 2016
Nov. 5 (Sat) — Texas premier showing of the ‘The Longest Road’
6 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
The showing of this true story about Iraqi refugees and the American veterans who have returned to help them is a component of Jefferson’s International Baccalaureate studies in global diplomacy and leadership and part of its "Think Globally...Act Locally" speaker series to ignite student thought and conversation. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with all movie proceeds benefitting Iraqi Kurdistan refugees. Jefferson has been approved as a candidate and is in year one of a three-year process to become authorized as an IB World School.
Nov. 11 (Fri) — ‘LEADS’ West Point workshop
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
Participants in the all-day West Point LEADS, Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM, workshop will include more than 250 students from SAISD’s Young Men’s Leadership Academy, Davis Middle School and the host high school. The event will feature a college fair, presentations including the Southwest Research Institute, demonstrations, exercises and competitions facilitated by West Point cadets and faculty, culminating in a 2:30 p.m. awards ceremony. Keynote speaker will be Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., who has served as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s 59th superintendent since 2013. San Antonio’s presentation of this workshop is offered in partnership with Sam Houston High School, SAISD and City Council District 2.
Nov. 11 (Fri) — Veterans Day ceremony
10 a.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Lanier’s annual ceremony honoring those who dedicated their lives for our nation will take place in front of the school’s War Monument, with a reception for guests to follow.
Nov. 12 (Sat) — SAISD EPIC Saturday
8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Keynote speaker will be literacy expert Pam Allyn, who will discuss making best practices come to life by building on children’s key strengths and immersing them in an intellectually invigorating, emotionally nurturing, literature-rich community. This will be the third of five EPIC Saturdays to run through February. Each provides SAISD teachers conference-style events featuring keynote addresses by some of the nation’s best education minds and breakout sessions that deliver tailored learning.
Nov. 7-10 — 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:
● Nov. 7 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Nov. 8 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Nov. 9 (Wed) – at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
● Nov. 10 (Thurs) – at Herff Elementary, 996 S. Hackberry St.
● Nov. 10 (Thurs) – at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. César E. Chávez Blvd