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Coming Attractions - December 9, 2016
Dec. 9, 2016
Dec. 10 (Sat) — Annual mock trial of Santa Claus
8:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the John H. Wood Jr. United States Courthouse, 655 César E. Chávez Blvd.
Following his Dec. 8 arrest at Bonham Academy for handing out gifts, Kriss Kringle (aka Santa Claus) will be tried before U.S. District Court Judge Henry Bemporad on charges of violating the separation of church and state. Jurists will be 4th-graders who attend school where the alleged infraction took place. Should Kringle win another acquittal, his victory will be celebrated at a reception. Inspiration for this annual event providing students with real-world lessons in the judicial system is the beloved holiday classic movie “Miracle on 34th Street.” Santa’s trial is a community service project of the United States District Court Committee in conjunction with the San Antonio Bar Association, Boy Scouts Troop 285 and Bonham Academy.
Dec. 10 (Sat) — Visit with Santa
9 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SAISD Police Department, 1702 N. Alamo St.
St. Nick will make an early Alamo City appearance especially for pre-selected children from six SAISD schools. Youngsters will arrive throughout the day to meet and be photographed with the jolly old elf, receive gifts and enjoy refreshments. The majority of Santa’s stash for his guest appearance was provided by toy drives facilitated by event sponsor, the SAISD Police Department.
Dec. 10 (Sat) — SAISD students to appear in ‘A Christmas Carol’ abridged version
5 p.m. at Villa Finale, 401 King William St.
Students from the District’s Bonham Academy and Brackenridge High School will be among the performers in a shortened version of this Charles Dickens classic while Jefferson High School students will be greeters and ushers. The tale of the bitter and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation into a kinder, generous man after a life-changing encounter with three ghosts will be performed outdoors. Serving as the backdrop will be the historic Villa Finale Victorian home. The production is offered in collaboration with San Antonio’s Classic Theater, the King William Association and the SAISD schools. Price of admission is $10 for children 12 and under, $15 for Villa Finale and KWA members and $20 for non-members.
Dec. 12 (Mon) — Adopt-A-School school supplies donation
1 p.m. at Smith Elementary, 823 S. Gevers St.
Representatives from Fort Sam Houston will provide school supplies to students campuswide.
Dec. 12 (Mon) — Parent information session
5:30 p.m. at the advanced learning academy on Euclid, 621 W. Euclid Ave.
Parents of kinder through 3rd-graders are invited to learn about this school for students seeking academic challenge with greater depth and complexity and opportunities for acceleration. This will be the first of three upcoming parent information sessions for these grade levels. Interested parents are asked to RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/ALAinfo.
Dec. 13 (Tues) — School Board meeting B
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
Dec. 13 (Tues) — IB parent information session and open house
6 p.m. at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
Rising 9th-graders interested in educational opportunities available through the prestigious International Baccalaureate program and their parents are invited to attend. In addition to providing information, the session and open house will showcase student projects. Burbank is San Antonio’s only high school offering IB, while four other SAISD schools are IB candidates. Through IB, great emphasis is placed on intercultural understanding and global engagement, and the IB diploma represents one of the highest standards in college-preparatory education.
Dec. 14 (Wed) — Eagle band to serenade their King William neighbors
4:45 to 6:15 p.m. starting at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive and Guenther Street
King William residents can enjoy an exclusive holiday concert from the comfort of their front porches. Performers will be members of the Brackenridge Eagle Band, who will fill the streets of their neighborhood with the sounds of cheer as they go caroling throughout the community. Requests from a list of 11 selections can be played for a $20 donation. Proceeds will benefit the general student fund.
Dec. 14 (Wed) — Seventh-Annual Holiday Dance Extravaganza
7 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
The evening will showcase the talents of dance teams and students enrolled in fine arts dance classes from eight SAISD high schools and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
Dec. 15 (Thurs) — Parent information session
6 p.m. at the advanced learning academy at Fox Tech, 637 N. Main Ave.
Parents of 4th-10th-graders are invited to learn about this school for students seeking academic challenge with greater depth and complexity and opportunities for acceleration. This will be the first of two upcoming parent information sessions for these grade levels.
Dec. 12-15 — 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:
● Dec. 12 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Dec. 13 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Dec. 14 (Wed) – at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
● Dec. 15 (Thurs) – at Herff Elementary, 996 S. Hackberry St.
● Dec. 15 (Thurs) – at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.